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Alto earbuds are small, elegant and perfectly comfortable. Great sound quality and without a single strings attached.
Alto earbuds are small, elegant and perfectly comfortable. Great sound quality and without a single strings attached.
Alto earbuds are small, elegant and perfectly comfortable. Great sound quality and without a single strings attached.
612 backers pledged CA$ 79,211 to help bring this project to life.

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ALTO EARBUDS: A TRUE SENSE OF FREEDOM

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Hi Kickstarter!

Music is the most powerful form of sound, because it taps into our emotional state. If you are passionate about music, you will definitely love our earbuds!

Here at ALTO, our aim is to give you the world’s best listening experience, with a simple and elegant look that provides the user with improved utility.

At ALTO, we believe that with the right earbuds, we can create a new sense of freedom and convenience for users. Our “cordless” design will expand your listening capabilities and allow you to enjoy your music, regardless of where you are. Whether you are having an intense match of tennis, or trying to enjoy music while lying down on your side, ALTO feels natural. ALTO earbuds are incredibly small, elegant and comfortable. 

We combine technology and lifestyle, to provide everyone, from fitness gurus, music lovers, to audiobook listeners, a new level of convenience in their daily lives. 

We're very excited about the product and we are confident that you will be too. Please help us bring ALTO into reality. With your help, we can revolutionize the listening experience forever, together.

Upgrading the balanced armature speakers:

We used Balanced Armature Single - Full Range Driver to design our first prototype

Single-balanced armature speakers
Single-balanced armature speakers

 One of the advantages of balanced armature is that it removes a lot of the moving parts. Unlike dynamic and regular speakers, balanced armature speakers do not require air to operate, and thus can be tuned very precisely since external air is not a factor, allowing you to hear all the details in the music.

Single-balanced armature speaker
Single-balanced armature speaker

With the single balanced armature driver the bass is warm but by combining several balanced armatures together you get a deep heartbeat bass sound quality that makes you want to dance. We will be upgrading our driver from single to 2-way balanced armature driver.

Single and 2-way balanced armature speaker
Single and 2-way balanced armature speaker

2-way balanced armature speaker: With multiple speakers you get a more precise sound reproduction,giving you a similar concert hall sound experience. Each driver is tuned for a specific range of music; one driver will handle the high frequency sound and the other will take the mid/low range sound.

2-way balanced armature speaker
2-way balanced armature speaker

Our Team

We are a diverse, young and energetic team with various backgrounds, ranging from engineering, business to design. Of course, we are also proudly Canadian! 

Early Buzz on ALTO

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Risks and challenges

Like any product-development endeavor, there are inherent risks and challenges, and we understand the importance of pre-planning in order to mitigate risks.

At ALTO, we have identified some of the key challenges (technical, logistics, procurement, scheduling) and outlined potential solutions for each. We address these challenges through preparation, up-front analysis, as well as the deployment of the right personnel and tools. We have extensively analyzed components and materials, and validated availability of suppliers that will deliver the quality we demand. We also have a very effective model and cost structure for development costs after the campaign, as managing costs will be crucial for delivering results. Lastly, we developed a reasonable timeline with thorough preparation and set deadlines we can realistically meet without leaving you disappointed with delays.

Any pledge will bring us closer to make Alto reality. with your help we can change the your listening experience!

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    Thank you for being part of bringing ALTO to life. Your name and/or picture will be on our "Wall of Backers" at altoearbuds.com to show our gratitude. We will also stay in touch with updates!

    Note: 5 CAD is approx. 4 USD.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    You will get an ALTO T-shirt with the final stats of the project on it + access to all project updates.

    Note: 25 CAD is approx. 18 USD.

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    Pledge CA$ 95 or more About $72

    SUPER EARLY BIRD!
    Get a set of black ALTO earbuds (with charging capsule) at more than 50% off! Plus receive an "Early Backer" badge!

    Note: 95 CAD is approx. 70 USD.

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    Pledge CA$ 149 or more About $113

    Get a set of ALTO earbuds with charging capsule at more than 30% off!
    The suggested retail price is 220 CAD.

    Note: 149 CAD is approx. 112 USD.

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    Pledge CA$ 175 or more About $132

    Want a different colour? Get a set of silver ALTO earbuds with a charging capsule at 30% off.
    The suggested retail price is 245 CAD.

    Note: 175 CAD is approx. 132 USD.

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    Pledge CA$ 249 or more About $188

    Not a fan of silver? Get a set of gold ALTO earbuds with a charging capsule instead at 30% off.
    The suggested retail price is 345 CAD.

    Note: 249 CAD is approx. 188 USD.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $378

    Can't decide on the colour? Get all of them plus spend a day with the team in Toronto! We will explore the city, and yes, there will be food (and only the best of course).
    The suggested retail price of all three is 810 CAD.

    Note: 500 CAD is approx. 380 USD.

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