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Tom DeVesto, founder of Tivoli Audio, launches his third audio company

The new company is offering its first two products through a Kickstarter campaign. There are two models initially: Duetto (above) and Solo (below).

Both are DAB, DAB+ and FM radios with built-in aptX Bluetooth and internet radio. The Solo has a 60W RMS digital amplifier with custom DSP (Digital Signal Processing), a four-layer voice coil, 8cm woofer and 20mm tweeter.

A 7cm colour display can show artist and song information, while the unit has dual alarms, four inputs (including one optical), DLNA connectivity and is Google Cast/Amazon Dot-ready. It's available in “furniture-grade” wood finishes as well as high-gloss white lacquer.

The Como Solo will cost $299 when it goes on sale in October - you can order one early on Kickstarter by pledging $200 or more.

The larger, stereo Como Duetto has a similar specification to the Solo but houses twice as many speakers to fill a larger room, and comes with an 8cm screen. It, like the Solo, is also multi-room capable and is compatible with a free Android or iOS Como Control app for smartphones and tablets.

You can snap up a Duetto on Kickstarter now by pledging $275 or more.

Tom DeVesto’s former company, Tivoli Audio, was bought by Toronto-based Serruya Private Equity last year for an undisclosed sum to become its flagship consumer electronics brand. Prior to setting up Tivoli, DeVesto founded Cambridge SoundWorks.

MORE: Read all our Tivoli Audio reviews

Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.