dCS has launched Mosaic, its new music streaming platform for dCS streaming products. Designed to bring greatly enhanced streaming audio functionality and an elegantly simple user experience to all owners of current dCS products. Mosaic is a bespoke collection of hardware and software modules which, when combined, provide listeners easy and intuitive access to their digital music. Streaming audio has been a core technology of dCS products since the release of Vivaldi, but Mosaic represents a leap forward in terms of functionality, performance, and user experience.
While the TIDAL streaming music service has long been available to dCS customers, Mosaic will allow listeners to take advantage of the high-resolution offerings of Qobuz as well as the massive catalogue of CD-quality music offered by Deezer. The addition of a library of internet radio stations and podcasts from around the globe also enhances the new service.
A key element of the product is the dCS Mosaic Control app. Conceived from the ground-up as a truly cross-platform solution, this is a single, unified interface to any current dCS product using a mobile device running iOS or Android. Complete with extensive array of features for music discovery and playback, dCS Mosaic Control also provides a completely re-imagined interface for users to manage the settings and configuration options of their dCS product(s) which allows them to tailor the sound of their systems to their preferences.
At launch dCS Mosaic consists of two components: the Mosaic Control app and the Mosaic Processor. The Mosaic Processor component utilizes the same network hardware as all currently-shipping dCS streaming products and will be fully realized through a firmware update.
Managing Director David Steven commented, “We’re a small high-tech company and our products have long life-cycles but that doesn’t stop our engineers from innovating and improving our technology every day. As we make real improvements to our designs we strive to make these available to our customers at minimal or no cost. This is the promise we make when someone invests in dCS products.” Distributor Ricardo Franassovici of Absolute Sounds was more succinct and described Mosaic simply as “an avant garde platform”.