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Como Audio introduces a battery powered, multi-room WiFi radio from Audio Hall of Fame member Tom DeVesto.
Como Audio introduces a battery powered, multi-room WiFi radio from Audio Hall of Fame member Tom DeVesto.
602 backers pledged $215,966 to help bring this project to life.

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Battery powered WiFi radio from Audio Hall of Fame member Tom DeVesto, the founder of Cambridge SoundWorks & Tivoli Audio

It’s time for your music player to do the heavy lifting.

Amico SPECS:

  • Multi-room: play different sources in every room or sync them all together
  • Internet radio accessing 30,000+ stations
  • Spotify
  • Bluetooth with aptX
  • High performance FM Tuner 
  • DAB+ (International version only) - DAB+ upgrade and VAT is included in shipping cost
  • NFC Android Bluetooth connection
  • DLNA WIFI Music player allowing easy navigation and playback through a USB or network-shared library of music files including AAC+, MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC
  • High-Res inputs: 1 analog and 1 USB
  • Dual alarm clock functionality
  • Snooze function
  • Sleep Timer
  • 2 X 30 watt RMS amplifier, <1% THD
  • 3" woofer with four layer voice coil
  • 3/4" dome tweeter
  • Independent Remote Control
  • Universal Switching Power Supply 110-240V

Finally! The portable, battery powered Amico is here.

Amico is a beautiful, compact hardwood box made out of marine plywood and finished in furniture grade teak veneer that delivers big, room-filling audio with no smart device required. It's a simple, all-in-one solution to streaming music with the ability to be taken with you wherever you want to enjoy your music.

When you stream music straight from your Amico, your phone stays free to do everything else. Never waste your phone's battery with streaming again.

No cell phone necessary!

The newest Como music system to accompany the Solo and Duetto- Como Amico. High quality sound and build, simplicity of use, and an unprecedented number of music listening options available at the touch of a button with the newest feature, wireless and battery powered for up to 8 hours play time at over 60% volume makes Amico the perfect choice for your portable audio needs.  The Amico only takes 4 hours to fully charge its lithium battery.  All units come with a battery pack ($50 value).

The music you want, where you want.  All without tying down your mobile device.
The music you want, where you want. All without tying down your mobile device.

Streaming and playing your favorite music and playlists are as easy as pressing a button. Everything can be done with the unit itself without tying your mobile device to the Amico. Simply press the desired button with your saved presets and listen!  Como Audio does offer its own app for the more technical savvy individuals for your convenience and simplicity. 

When streaming services took over, a lot of people stopped paying attention to sound quality. You listened through your earbuds, your laptop, your smartphone. Or you connected to a music player through Bluetooth and everything sounded a little better — as long as you stayed within 30 feet, and Mom didn’t call.

Introducing Musica...Stream your CD collection and newly integrated music services to any room in your house.

Musica takes our "Smart Speaker" music system concept to the next level. In addition to an Ethernet connection, Musica integrates four more music streaming services: Tidal, Deezer & Napster, with Amazon Music integration expected Winter 2017. The system also has an on-board, single slot-loading CD player, giving the user access to CD-quality audio. Musica also boasts 8 presets (2 extra) which double as CD controls when in CD mode. The included remote adds CD controls to the functionality of the Duetto remote.

 

Musica boasts a CD player, several newly integrated streaming services, and an Ethernet port among its features
Musica boasts a CD player, several newly integrated streaming services, and an Ethernet port among its features

Musica will work independently or as part of a multi-room system with other Como Audio music systems, allowing for a number of playback combination options, ranging from different sources on each device to the same source on all, including CD playback streamed from Musica.

Musica SPECS:

  • Multi-Room: play different sources in every room or sync them all together
  • Internet radio accessing 30,000+ stations
  • Integrated music streaming services: Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Napster, Amazon Music* (*Available Winter 2017)
  • On-board single slot-loading CD player engineered to meet stringent car audio standards
  • Supported CD formats: CD, CD-R, CD-RW/MP3/WMA
  • Bluetooth with aptX & AAC
  • High performance FM Tuner
  • DAB+ (International version only) - DAB+ upgrade and VAT is included in shipping cost
  • NFC Android Bluetooth connection
  • DLNA WIFI Music player allowing easy navigation and playback through a USB or network-shared library of music files including AAC+, MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC
  • Ethernet connection
  • High-Res inputs: 2 analog, 1 optical
  • Dual alarm clock functionality
  • Snooze function
  • Sleep Timer
  • 2 X 30 watt RMS amplifier, <1% THD
  • 2 X 3" woofer with four layer voice coil
  • 2 X 3/4" dome tweeter
  • Independent Remote Control
  • Universal Switching Power Supply 110-240V
  • Dimensions: 405 mm W x 143 mm H x 165.5mm D (including antenna)
  • Weight: 9.3 lbs, 4.21 kg
Musica is also available in Hickory, Black and White
Musica is also available in Hickory, Black and White

 

Multiroom Capability:

Control your music ANYWHERE from ANYWHERE.  Multi-Room capability allows you to play different music in any room or sync all of the rooms together.

 

 

 

Our App:

In the spirit of keeping things phone-free, every Amico comes with a remote control. That said, we do have a full-featured app: Como Control, which is an easy way to change things up from anywhere in the house. Available for iOS and Android.

This app allows for:

  • Switching between sources
  • Tune stations
  • Save station presets
  • Control volume
  • Multi-room control
  • Control EQ
  • Play/Pause

Streaming and connection services supported by Amico:

Streaming and connection services supported by Musica:

Easily switch between sources, tune stations or your already saved station presets with the included remote control or with the unit itself. 

 

Save money, get it now!

As a thank you to our backers for helping get the Amico and Musica off the ground, we’re offering a limited number of discounted products in our rewards. Grab your Kickstarter-exclusive discount before they run out.

About Como Audio

Leading consumer electronics Hall of Fame Legend and Visionary Tom DeVesto stayed true to a single-focused mission over the last 40 years, and that is to bring a new experience to the consumer electronics market – one that enhances and improves upon expectations.
Creator Tom DeVesto finalizing the Amico's design
Creator Tom DeVesto finalizing the Amico's design

 

Listen to whatever you want, wherever you want.  Just charge up and head out!
Listen to whatever you want, wherever you want. Just charge up and head out!

Whether he is introducing the theater experience to the home audiences with Advent and Kloss Video big screen TVs, or selling stereo systems direct to the consumer with Cambridge SoundWorks, or making high performance radios and music systems with great design and great sound reflective of another era with Tivoli Audio, Tom DeVesto never loses sight of the goal: make a high quality product that supports the latest technology — is simple to operate – has distinctive design – takes up a small amount of space – and doesn’t become obsolete. 

Como Audio office in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts
Como Audio office in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts

 

Millions of the products created by Tom DeVesto are used around the world today. He returns to the consumer electronics marketplace with a new Boston Massachusetts based company “Como Audio”. Here he will continue his goal of bringing high performance, vision, design and long lasting products to the consumer.

Products that will, hopefully, continue to raise the bar on their expectations.

 
Lake Como in Italy, where Como Audio's journey began. People fought wars over this lake. You know why? It’s gorgeous. This is where we’re from. It’s our inspiration.
Lake Como in Italy, where Como Audio's journey began. People fought wars over this lake. You know why? It’s gorgeous. This is where we’re from. It’s our inspiration.

 

Risks and challenges

We expect to fulfill all Kickstarter orders by fall of 2017. However, it's possible that our production schedule may shift based on the number of orders we receive.

Como is staffed by a team of audio experts who have produced millions of music solutions over many decades. While we cannot confirm final production dates until our campaign ends, we have the knowledge and connections to execute the Amico quickly, beautifully, and with the highest audio quality.

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