A: No. However, you will need WiFi service to take advantage of most of the features our products offer. If you wish to take advantage of Spotify Connect, you will need a Premium Spotify subscription, but this is not required to use the other features.
A: No, only 1 account can be saved.
A: Our products will work with any 802.11 2.4/5G b/g/n router. A broadband service which is capable of 1Mb download speeds is best.
A: Connect an audio cable from the audio output of an Apple AirPort Express to a Como Audio system’s auxiliary input and use AirPlay as you normally would. Be sure your Como Audio system(s) and iOS device are connected to the Express’ network. This setup will also allow your music to be multi-roomed by grouping all of your Como Audio systems and controlling them via the free Como Control app. If your current Express is not easily accessed to connect a cable, a second AirPort Express can be set up in “bridged” mode, then connect a cable from its audio out to your Como Audio system’s aux input.
A: Spotify is the only music streaming app integrated in our products. However, you can stream other apps from your device to our products using Bluetooth, DLNA, a Chromecast for Audio (not included) dongle (if it supports the app), or a 3.5mm stereo audio cable to one of the auxiliary inputs.
A: Yes. Both auxiliary inputs.
A: Yes, provided your turntable has an integrated preamplifier or you have an outboard preamplifier.
A: Yes. Go into the Menu > System settings > Backlight. Select ‘On level’ to dim the display when the unit is On. Select ‘Dim level’ to dim the display when the unit is in Standby. You must also select a Timeout value for the Dim level to work. Alternately, when the unit is in standby, double click any remote control key twice (except Power and Alarm) to turn the display completely off.
A: They are not portable and they do not contain batteries. A portable model is something we are considering as a possible new model for later next year.
A: Yes. Go into the Menu > System settings > Time/Date > Standby format > Analog/Digital.
A: Yes. Be sure you have the option to change your TV’s audio output to PCM out. The sound will be in stereo, not surround sound, but should provide an improvement over the sound from the speakers built into your TV.
A: No. However, some FM HD stations also broadcast on Internet radio and can be access through our Internet radio tuner. If you own an outboard HD or Sirius/XM tuner/radio, assuming it has an audio output, you connect its output to one of the auxiliary inputs.
A: The existing antenna is threaded over an F connector and can be replaced, but it is recessed within the panel in order to reduce how much it sticks out in the back. This may make it a bit more difficult to attach a different antenna.
A: Multiple options are available to find stations including searching by music genre, searching by a specific country, or inputting a specific station name.
A: When playing music through the USB input from a USB flash drive or a network-stored library of music files, supported codecs include FLAC, WAV, AAC+, MP3, and WMA.
A: Yes, provided it does not exceed the 5V/1A power rating.
A: Yes. With the unit On, press the alarm clock icon key on the remote control, select an alarm, set each parameter as desired and under “Mode” select “buzzer”. Be sure to save your changes by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the alarm menu and selecting Save. Note the alarm cannot be set to wake to the USB input or to a computer.
A: Yes, and the sleep times are adjustable.
A: Yes. Go into the Menu > System settings > Equalizer > My EQ profile set up > and adjust as desired. Be sure to answer ‘Yes’ to save your changes when you exit out of the EQ menu.
A: The current options include walnut and hickory, and piano gloss white or black. The cabinets are made of nearly ½” thick MDF with a real wood veneer or multi-layer piano high gloss finish.
A: They were designed in the USA and are assembled in China.
A: We are continually speaking with potential dealers, but at present the products will only be available for purchase on line.
A: Every Como Audio product carries a two year warranty.
A: Configure your flash drive’s Format to “MS-DOS(FAT)” and the Scheme to “Master Boot Record”. This will allow Solo or Duetto to recognize the flash drive whenever it is connected to the USB input.
A: Search under “Como Control” and scroll down until you see the “CA” logo.
A: Spotify failed to completely connect. Disconnect the Spotify app from Solo or Duetto and then reconnect it.
A: No. The USB input supports a USB thumb drive and also charges most smart devices requiring no more than 5 volts/1 amp. To play music from an MP3 player, use Bluetooth or connect an audio cable to one of the auxiliary inputs.
A: Duetto is stereo and therefore offers a wider soundstage. It also plays slightly louder and the bass frequency extends slightly lower than Solo, though both models sound excellent. The Duetto’s 3.2” color display is slightly larger than Solo’s 2.8” display, meaning text is a little easier to read, and the clock and album artwork is presented slightly larger. Other than these things, the feature set is identical. If you have a particular space in mind to place it, bear in mind Duetto is larger than Solo in all dimensions.
A: After you set the alarm time and source in the alarm menu, you must scroll down to the very bottom of the alarm menu page and select “Save” for the changes to take effect.
A: Unlike the On level, the Dim level is linked to the Timeout. For the Dim level to work, you must set a Timeout of at least 10 seconds.
A: No. It doesn’t illuminate. It is the sensor for the included remote control.
A: Assuming you’ve already performed a factory reset, try resetting your router. It should have a reset button. Then try connecting again to your network once it is back on line.
A: Yes. Unplug the power cord. Press and hold in the Power and Menu knobs simultaneously while at the same time plugging the power cord back in. After you see the Como Audio logo on the display, release the two knobs. The unit will be reset.
A: Yes, via the rear panel DC input, but you will need a DC to DC converter (not included) to increase the voltage from 12VDC to 20VDC which our models require. If you want to use Solo or Duetto’s supplied power cord, the other option is a 12VDC to 120VAC converter (not included).
A: Disable the VPN and re-enable it after connecting the App to your Duetto or Solo.
A: Our software defines DST as advancing the time one hour (typically done around Spring) to extend evening daylight. Therefore, turning DST On adds one hour, while turning it Off (typically just prior to the winter season) deducts one hour. To adjust DST, go into the Menu > System settings > Time/Date > Daylight savings > On/Off.
A: Make sure your Solo/Duetto is actually connected to your WiFi network and be sure your smart device that has the Spotify app is connected to the same WiFi network as your Solo/Duetto. This is important if you have more than one router/network. If you are accessing the same Spotify account on your phone and your computer, you should only use one device when connecting to Solo/Duetto. If someone else in the household is using Spotify Connect, that user’s device may be connected. The Solo/Duetto can only connect to one device at a time. If you continue to have an issue, go into the Solo/Duetto’s Menu > System settings > System reboot. A quick System reboot should solve the issue.
A: Solo and Duetto will work with each other via WiFi for multi-room sound, but will not connect to each other via Bluetooth or send audio to other Bluetooth devices.
A: We sell a higher volume of the walnut finish, thus the cost is less than the hickory. The piano finishes cost more because the multi-layered gloss finish is a much more labor intensive process than wood veneer.