Musaic player

UK start up reaches Kickstarter funding target

London-based startup Musaic achieved its Kickstarter funding campaign target with 25 hours to go. Thanks to the 197 backers, the funds will enable it to launch a full suite of streaming products later this year. The launch was first announced at January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by CEO Matthew Bramble who said: “We wanted to design a wireless hi-fi system that’s stylish and compact, and would deliver incredible sound in every room.” He also adds, “...and can play content from a wide range of streaming services.”

The spec sheet claims that the Musaic system caters for all formats including high-resolution 24-bit files up to 192kHz streamed from Apple and Android devices, personal computers, UPnP/DNLA servers and NAS drives. It will comprise different-sized wireless music players with built-in internet radio presets and touch-sensitive button controls, the maker says. Rooms can be grouped with multiple Musaic systems around the home playing the same music simultaneously. The system will be controlled by freely available downloadable apps, and enables users to browse artists, albums and tracks, create playlist from music stored on their personal computer and control where it is played around the home.

The top-end MP20 Player will feature five separate digital amplifier channels with sophisticated DSP, Musaic says. While the HS20 server stores music for playback without the need to have a computer turned on.