Hifi News - Bluesound

Review - Pulse Soundbar

Pulse Soundbar

24/192 on a soundbar! Bluesound introduces the world’s first hi-res soundbar.
T he PULSE SOUNDBAR may be engineered to fit perfectly - and beautifully - under your TV but it is so much more than just a soundbar. As the world's first multi-room high-res soundbar it becomes your mission control to launch an audiophile-grade music experience in every room. Its deceptively simple design delivers the stunning authenticity of true 24-bit/192kHz high-res audio to whatever song you're playing but also makes watching movies, sports, video games and concert films a fully immersive sonic experience. You simply have to hear it to believe it.



Review - Bluesound Pulse 2

Bluesound Pulse 2

Bluesound Launch The Pulse 2 - Wireless Speaker
T he Bluesound Pulse 2 (£595) is a wireless speaker which combines streaming (via both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth aptX) and digital amplification to complete a standalone multi-room player. The Pule 2 is the bigger brother of Bluesound's Pulse Mini. The Pulse 2 offers 80 Watts of power and 3 audiophile-grade speakers. The digital processing is through the multi-core ARM® CortexTM 9 engine and an innovative 35-bit DirectDigitalTM AMP/DAC array. The Pulse 2 can decode Hi-Res Audio and can be paired with a second Pulse 2 to form a stereo pair. The Pulse 2 includes an integrated headphone amp, and has optical digital and analogue stereo inputs. You can even use the Pulse 2 as a TV Soundbar using the TVCONNECT learning IR sensor for seamless integration and control of HD / UHDTV entertainment systems.



Review - Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

BlueSound Launch BluOS 2.0
B luesound have a new version of their controller app called BluOS (Bluesound Operating System) this is version 2.0. The BluOS 2.0 Controller App is available for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS X. BluOS 2.0 even allows you to control music playback from an Apple iWatch. According to Bluesound the new app brings a fresh new user interface and streamlined control, making it easier than ever to discover and play music on Bluesound. Key Features of BluOS 2.0 are :-



Review - Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Plays MQA Music
T he article describes a very enjoyable listen to an MQA recording of the Doors LA Woman. The MQA Doors recording is decoded using a Bluesound Vault 2 and is then fed into a NAD C375BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier - Speakers were the PSB Imagine T3 Tower speakers.



Review - Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Generation 2 - Multiroom Streaming System - More Info From Crutchfields
U S Retailer Crutchfields takes a look at the Bluesound Generation 2 or Gen 2 series of Wireless Multiroom streaming products.



Review - Bluesound Pulse Flex

Bluesound Pulse Flex

Bluesound Launch The Pulse Flex - Bluetooth Speaker
T he Bluesound Pulse Flex speaker retails for £269 (so the Pulse Flex is the most affordable Bluesound product yet) and is a two way Bluetooth speaker. As well as the wireless option, the Pulse Flex can be wired up via an analogue connection or digitally via optical, Ethernet or USB. As with previous Bluesound products – Hi-Res Audio is supported up to 24 bit 192 kHz.



Review - Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Now Offers Music Alarms And Tone Controls
T here was a time when all amps had tone controls. Then the industry moved against them justifying this by saying that tone controls degraded the sound quality by putting extra electronics in the signal path, and the customer shouldn't really be using them anyway ! Now in a sign of the modern times, Bluesound are offering tone controls via a software upgrade !



Review - Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Purchase any Bluesound Player and receive a complimentary 3 month trial of TIDAL
B luesound are offering a complimentary 3 month trial of the TIDAL streaming service with the purchase of any Bluesound Player.



Review - Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System - More Info from Crutchfields
A YouTube video from Crutchfields in the US explaining the various components in the Bluesound Digital Multiroom System. The Bluesound Node, Power Node, Vault and Pulse are all featured and explained. There's also an explanation of the Bluesound Duo which is a three (!) box 2.1 speaker system designed to match the Power node. There's also mention of the Hi-Res Audio streaming capabilities of Bluesound.



Review - Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound POWERNODE - More Info from Bluesound
T he £599 Bluesound POWERNODE is an amplified wireless streaming music player with a patented, award-winning premium DirectDigital (DDFA) amplifier at its heart. Just add speakers.



Review - Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

The Bluesound family of wireless multiroom hi-res audio products by What Hi-Fi
S onos might have an opinion on What Hi-Fi's URL below ! An introduction to the Bluesound digital multiroom audio system components and a video introducing them , from What Hi-Fi.



Review - Bluesound firmware update adds Spotify and Rdio to existing players

Bluesound firmware update adds Spotify and Rdio to existing players
B luesound announced last month that Spotify and Rdio as it turns out would be coming to existing Bluesound Players in July 2014. Well now they’re here, via a firmware upgrade ,which you can do at home.



Review - Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound owners are getting Spotify Connect on July 1st
E xisting Bluesound owners will be able to upgrade the software in their Bluesound player to take advantage of the Bluesound Spotify Connect service starting on July 1st 2014. There's also Android and iOS apps to play Spotify Connect through a Bluesound Audio System.



Review - Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound Digital Multiroom Audio System

Bluesound high-resolution wireless multi-room audio system launches with Spotify Connect
B luesound delivers a family of dedicated, multi-room wireless streaming digital music players, giving listeners the ability to playback their own digital music collection and play content from most popular online music services as well as internet radio, in native HD to any room in their home. This “higher-than-CD-quality” hardware and software offering is integral to Bluesound’s mission of introducing a wireless generation of music lovers to true high-performance fidelity.




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