PULSE FLEX is a game-changing 2-way speaker that delivers the best of both performance and portability. Mount a pair in the corners of a large room for a full stereo sound field, hide one on a bookshelf, take one out to the patio table or throw one in your bag for a picnic – it’s the true flexibility you’ve been waiting for in a multi-room streaming music system. And it will change the way you think about personal audio.
An optional battery pack (available soon) delivers up to 8 hours of high-res streaming autonomy. For the first time ever, you can enjoy the Hi-Fi performance of Bluesound virtually anywhere your music takes you.
With Bluesound you can enjoy high-end audio in more rooms of your home. While there are many streaming speakers in today's audio landscape, Bluesound's multi-room music system focuses on helping you enjoy the most from not just low level files, but more importantly high-resolution audio files.
Ultra Compact High Performance Speaker: The Bluesound PULSE FLEX is quite small — and quite powerful. It features a 1” tweeter and a 3-1/2” woofer, each amplified separately to ensure accurate response. You'll enjoy clear, detailed sound that puts most similar-sized speakers to shame.
The Bluesound PULSE FLEX is an all-in-one wireless network music system with a built-in 35-bit/844kHz DAC, integrated audiophile-grade speakers designed by PSB and a patented Direct Digital amplifier by NAD Electronics. Direct Digital amplifier technology provides rich, clear, and distortion free sound. PULSE FLEX lets you play tunes from the Internet and songs stored on a networked computer or hard drive. This all-in-one speaker's small size belies its high-quality sound performance.
Music Options: Bluesound was designed to play just about any digital music you might have in your collection, including high-resolution files up to 24-bit/192kHz. Access the music stored on your computer or a networked hard drive, or tap into Internet radio stations like Tunein with over 70,000 FREE stations and online streaming services like Rdio, Spotify, Deezer etc (Subscription required) with the Bluesound app. Each Bluesound player also features a USB input for playing files "locally" from a thumb drive or hard drive, so if a friend brings over their favourite album or playlist, you can listen to it through your system.
High Quality Bluetooth: The PULSE FLEX features aptX® audio coding, an advanced form of Bluetooth that allows higher-fidelity sound with compatible Bluetooth devices. The system is backwards-compatible with earlier forms of Bluetooth, too. Bluetooth is a convenient way to play the sound from any app you might be using on your mobile device. You can even share that Bluetooth source with other Bluesound music players around your house that are connected to the same network.
USB (Type-A) Input: The Bluesound PULSE FLEX features a USB (type-A) port to directly connect your USB mass storage class (MSC) device; such as a thumbdrive, or external hard-drive. The unit's USB port supports music playback from these compatible USB devices formatted in FAT 32. The USB port is not compatible with the direct connection of an Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android devices.
Note: There is also a mini-USB (type-B) port that is used for service purposes only (not for consumer use). Only authorized service personnel can access this USB port.
Create Your High-Resolution Multi-Room Music System: Combine multiple Bluesound players to enjoy high-end sound throughout your home. Controlling the system is easy with the free Bluesound app for your smartphone or tablet - see below.
- NODE 2: This compact player connects to an amplified system, like a bookshelf audio system or a home theatre system.
- POWERNODE 2: This amplified player connects to a pair of speakers. It may be small, but it's 60 watts per channel is powerful enough to easily drive a pair of floor-standing speakers.
- PULSE 2 & PULSE MINI: These all-in-one streaming speakers are perfect for a wide variety ofuses and locations.
- VAULT 2: If you've amassed a large collection of CDs, then the VAULT 2 was designed for you. It's a storage drive designed with the audio enthusiast in mind. This drive defaults to bit-perfect recording of your CDs, letting you experience every detail without switching discs every time you want to hear a new track or album.
Easy To Expand: Place a PULSE FLEX in your kitchen and another in the master bedroom, attach a NODE 2 to your home audio system and use the POWERNODE 2 to drive some compatible speakers in the lounge-room.
Control In The Palm Of Your Hand: In addition to creating high-end music players, Bluesound also developed free apps for Apple and Android so you can control the system easily with your portable device. You can download the free Bluesound Remote App from iTunes or GooglePlay in order to use your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (2.1+) device to control PULSE. You are able to browse your local music library from a NAS or Windows/Mac computer on your network. You can also search for and listen to online music from TuneIn, Rdio and more. In addition, you can create, edit and retrieve your favourite music playlists.
The Bluesound Remote App even provides artist/song/album information and Album Art. The remote app can be used in portrait or landscape mode. There are three main screens; the Centre Screen which has the playback controls and source information, the Menu Screen which is swiped in from the left side, and the Players Screen which is swiped in from the right side. Simply pinch, swipe and tap the screen of your iOS or Android device to make selections. If you have multiple Bluesound devices on the same network, you can use the Bluesound Remote App to control each of them separately. Play music in one room, all rooms, or different tracks in different spaces around your home.
More About Bluesound: Bluesound is an alliance of audiophiles dedicated to delivering on the promise of wireless, digitally-perfect high-fidelity audio. They are not just another computer company! Their goal is one many aspire to but few have currently reached. So, who is Bluesound? Easy! The same people who pioneered world-famous NAD Hi-Fi in the 1970's and even now still set the bar high in audio components, relentlessly pursuing innovative technologies and faithful music reproduction. Having been associated with the team for over 35 years, we can testify that they’re all about the sound. They have built on their decades of audio experience to create the Bluesound line of multi-room audio gear for the discerning listener. No, that doesn't mean expensive but rather cutting-edge when it comes to performance.
In The News
The designers at NAD and PSB have come up with a brilliant solution to the problem of high-res, whole-house audio that combines superb sound reproduction with twenty-first-century connectivity — The Absolute Sound magazine
What makes Bluesound so special it that it's all about high-resolution audio. Sonos, Heos and others currently don't handle high-res music.
Design: Wireless Network Music Player with built-in amplifier and speakers
DirectDigital Amplifier: Renders digital music sources with fine detail, even at low volumes
Frequency Response - 45Hz - 20kHz
Speakers: 1 x 89mm (3.5"), 1 x 25mm (1")
An optional battery pack delivers up to 8 hours of high-res streaming autonomy. For the first time ever, you can enjoy the Hi-Fi performance of Bluesound virtually anywhere your music takes you.
Compatibility: Communicates with other Bluesound players via your home network (wired or wireless)
Free App: Control the system with a free app for your smartphone, tablet, or computer (Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, Windows and Mac)
Files: Plays MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and AIFF files
Sample Rates: Supported sample rates: From 32kHz to 192kHz
Bit Rates: 16-bit & 24-bit
Internet Radio: Plays Internet radio stations from TuneIn Radio
Spotify Connect: Lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through your Bluesound system via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription; firmware and app version 1.10.0 or higher)
Cloud Services: Plays streaming music from WiMP, Rdio, Slacker Radio, Qobuz, HighResAudio, JUKE, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify and TIDAL depending on your location
Album Art: JPG
Multi-Room: Play music in multiple rooms when you add other Bluesound players
Controls: Top-mounted controls for volume, play/pause, skip forwards or backwards & 5 presets
Bluetooth: high quality aptX Bluetooth capability built-in
Headphone Output: 3.5mm front mounted
USB Port: Connect a thumb drive with music files
Analogue Input: Rear 3.5mm stereo jack
Optical Input: Rear 3.5mm jack - adaptor for optical cable provided
Ethernet Port: This is for a wired connection to a home network
Supplied Accessories: AC Power Cord, Ethernet Cable & Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
Windows: Compatible with Windows (XP or higher operating system)
Mac: Compatible with Macintosh products
Power: 230 Volt/50Hz input
Power Consumption: 14 Watts
Detachable Power Cord: Allows for upgrade to something better
Dimensions (WxHxD): 125 x 183 x 100mm
Nett Weight: 1.23 Kg
Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 years. Click here for full warranty terms and conditions.
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE