The Duo fully funded in less than 48 hours, and approaching 500% of Kickstarter goal with 1 week remaining.
Baltimore, MD- Tubecore Audio has designed the world's first integrated Hi-Fi speaker capable of streaming HD video. The Tubecore Duo sports a custom built 12au7 high gain Tube Preamp combined with a custom built solid state amplifier. "This hybrid system will deliver crystal clear sound quality and has been built on energy efficient, solid state architecture", says Co-Founder, Dimitri Furman.
The Duo's media system is controlled by an onboard Raspberry Pi and an Arduino compatible micro-controller, enabling Wi-Fi and XBMC capabilities. This makes the Duo a standalone audio/video media center solution. The open-source nature of the Duo combined with the global Raspberry Pi Community will allow the device to be easily integrated, hacked and modified in a myriad of ways.
"The Duo's cabinet design is based on mid-century design principles", says Co-Founder and main designer, Jason Perkins "delivering more for less, allowing us to guarantee the hand-crafted cabinet for a lifetime". For a simpler user experience the Duo utilizes a simple one source interface to control all onboard system features.