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Bluesound Pulse Soundbar 2i (Black)

Bluesound

Streaming Sound Bar With Built-In Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay 2 And Bluetooth

Bluesound Pulse Soundbar 2i - Front view

Bluesound Pulse Soundbar 2i - Front view
 

High Resolution Soundbar & Music Streamer, 6 Integrated High-Performance speakers & 2 Passive Radiators


Wireless Subwoofer Transmitter, Highest Quality Built-In Bluetooth (aptX)

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Product Description

Bluesound Pulse Soundbar 2i

The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar 2i has been developed by a team of audio fanatics over in Canada and so you can be confident that it delivers a fully immersive sonic experience that brings any soundtrack to life in vivid, cinematic detail.

Overview

Whether it’s the thundering of an explosion, or the battle cry of an electric guitar, the Pulse Soundbar 2i allows you to experience sound like never before. As the world’s first hi-res soundbar, the Pulse Soundbar 2i heightens every layer of musical detail regardless of whether you’re listening to a favourite song or watching a much-loved film.

What’s New In Gen 2i?

“Ever since Bluesound’s exciting debut five years ago, we have listened to the marketplace and worked hard to make significant improvements throughout the line,” explained Matt Simmonds, Bluesound’s Product Manager. “Gen 2i represents another leap forward with major technological enhancements that make this generation of Bluesound products even more compelling. Best of all, Gen 2i is compatible with existing Bluesound systems.”

Apple AirPlay 2 Support: All Bluesound Gen 2i models are designed to support AirPlay 2, which will be delivered to Gen 2i owners via an upcoming software update. With AirPlay 2, Gen 2i owners can stream just about any sound from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac to their Bluesound system — all in sync. Customers can stream music, books, and podcasts from their favourite Apps, or watch videos on their Apple device while streaming the audio through to their Gen 2i Player – imagine watching Netflix or YouTube on an iPad while filling the room with premium sound from a Bluesound system.

AirPlay 2 also gives users more options for control, including using Siri voice assistance. Once you add your Gen 2i Player to the Apple Home App on your iPhone or iPad, Apple Music subscribers can use their iOS device or HomePod to say things like: “Hey Siri, play smooth jazz in the Living Room” or “Hey Siri, turn it up in the Kitchen.”

By grouping a Gen 2i Player with older Bluesound Players in the BluOS App, existing customers can add AirPlay 2 compatibility to their entire BluOS system.

Two-Way Bluetooth: Gen 2i contains Bluesound’s most advanced take on Bluetooth to date – two-way Bluetooth, featuring both Receive and Transmit functionality. Receive capability allows users to wirelessly stream from their device to a Bluesound Player just like they’re used to doing with Gen 2. The Transmit capability means the user can now use their Bluesound Gen 2i Player as a source, sending what they are listening to via Bluetooth to a pair of wireless headphones. One exception: Bluesound PULSE FLEX 2i only supports the Receive functionality via Bluetooth.

aptX HD Bluetooth: While Bluesound has improved the Bluetooth connectivity in Gen 2i, engineers also made sure that audio quality improvements are part of the Gen 2i Bluetooth story. The advanced Qualcomm CSR8675 chip used in these new products also supports aptX HD Bluetooth wireless audio. aptX HD is an enhanced codec that supports 24-bit audio over Bluetooth and has been engineered to improve the signal-to-noise ratio, resulting in lower background noise. With the ability to support streams up to 24 bit/48kHz, a customer streaming from an aptX HD compatible device to a Gen 2i Player is actually able to listen to better-than-CD quality, wirelessly. It all fits into the Bluesound story – modern wireless convenience without sacrificing quality.

Dual-band Wi-Fi: Bluesound has also upgraded the Wi-Fi chipset technology in its Bluesound Players to the latest and greatest Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) dual-band offering. Best-in-class products deserve best-in-class connection; with the new Wi-Fi chip on board, Gen 2i owners can take advantage of the less noisy 5 GHz band if needed. This results in faster connection times and fewer interruptions from other network traffic.

Performance: The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar 2i uses many high-end hi-fi techniques to achieve its unparalleled performance, including true 3-way speaker configuration with direct digital tri-amplification. This means that each driver has its own dedicated amplifier channel with a powerful DSP for the crossover filters. Each driver is custom developed for this application and includes individually optimised chambers for ideal speaker operation and isolation. It utilises dual passive radiators for extended bass response that is rich, detailed, and full sounding. The Pulse Soundbar's stylish black cabinet is constructed from extruded aluminium which is known for its unyielding rigidity and strength, while allowing the largest possible interior volume due to thin wall construction.

Analogue & Digital Audio Inputs: The Pulse Soundbar 2i is outfitted with both analogue and digital audio inputs. There is one optical (toslink) digital input to connect to your TV's optical output. The unit supports 2 channel PCM audio and Dolby Digital via a firmware update. There is also a stereo RCA analogue input for connecting an analogue audio source.

Choose Your Preference: With the Pulse Soundbar 2i, you no longer have to worry about limitations when it comes to listening to your favourite tracks the way you want to hear them. With user selectable listening modes that include two dialog enhancing modes, a wide music mode and a wide cinema mode, the Pulse Soundbar 2i is as versatile as it is incredible.

Control In Your Fingertips: The free Bluesound Controller App turns your Apple iOS (7.0+) iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android (OS 4.0+) smartphone/tablet, Windows (Vista or higher) PC or Mac (O X 10.7+) computer into a full-featured remote control for the Bluesound wireless music system. The Bluesound Controller App on your compatible device uses your home's Wi-Fi network to connect with Bluesound devices, so you can play all the music you love anywhere in your home for a wireless multi-room music experience. Get on-demand access to your music libraries on your home network, stream live Internet radio from almost any place in the world, or listen to one of the many music services available on Bluesound, all from the palm of your hand with the easy-to-use Bluesound Controller App.

Wireless Home Theatre: With an outstanding deep bass extension, the Pulse Soundbar 2i delivers more than enough earth-shaking power to accurately capture the magnitude of your favourite bass heavy tracks. However, if you wish to have even more heart-thumping bass, look no further than the Pulse Sub, Bluesound’s wireless subwoofer. Created to integrate seamlessly with the Pulse Soundbar 2i, the Pulse Sub easily captures the roar of a stadium or the exhilaration of an intense action sequence.

Our Take

Designed specifically to fit perfectly under your High Def TV, the Bluesound Pulse Soundbar 2i is the world’s first multi-room high-res soundbar to feature crystal clear, 24-bit resolution and audiophile-grade bass response – without a subwoofer. This is the soundbar your TV deserves. That's what makes Bluesound so special - it that it's all about high-resolution audio. It has everything an audio enthusiast and aesthetic minded person might be looking for. Connectivity, style, quality materials and craftsmanship and of course sonic performance. Audio quality and details in movies is a far more than you would expect, but the Pulse excels on audio, even on semi decent resolution files it delivers detailed soundstage. Sonos and others currently don't handle high-res music.

  • Design: Play music or movies from TV, Blu-ray player; Wirelessly access music from Internet services and your computer - Internet connection required
  • Supported File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA
  • Native Sampling Rates: 32 - 192 kHz
  • Bit Depths: 16 - 24
  • Frequency Response: 70Hz - 20kHz, 3dB down @ 55Hz,
  • With Sub: +/_ 1dB 30Hz - 20kHz, 3dB down @ 25Hz
  • Distortion: THD+N - 0.030%
  • Power Output: 120 Watts of direct digital power
  • Tweeter: 2 x 19mm (3/4") soft dome
  • Mid-Range: 2 x 50mm (2") treated paper cone, with rubber surround
  • Woofer: 2 x 102mm (4") with rubber surround
  • Supported Operating Systems: Plays music from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista 7-10 Apple Macintosh 7-10
  • Internet Radio: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio
  • Supported Cloud Services: WiMP, Slacker Radio, Qobuz, HighResAudio, JUKE, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster.
  • Apple Airplay 2: Play music from your IOS devices
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, Wi-Fi 5 (Dual Band)
  • USB Port Type-A: 1 x (Fat32 Formatted) port for connection to USB memory sticks and supported peripherals
  • USB Port Type-B: 1 x (mini) for product servicing
  • Digital/Analogue Input: Optical, RCA Line In
  • Output: Subwoofer out (RCA), Subwoofer out (wireless for BluOS subs only)
  • Wireless: 5.0 aptX® HD Bluetooth wireless built-in
  • User Interface: Mobile, Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store
  • Processor: ARM Cortex - A9, 1 GHz
  • Accessories
  • AC Power Cord
  • Stereo: RCA to RCA Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Two Kickstand Feet
  • Two Kickstand Extenders
  • Wall Mount Bracket
  • Wall Mount Bracket Template
  • Weight: 6.8kg
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 1073 x 141 x 70mm (not including wall bracket or kickstands)
  • Manufacturers Warranty: 2 years.

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Streaming Sound Bar With Built-In Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay 2 And Bluetooth
Brand Bluesound
Product Type Soundbar
Streaming Features Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
General Features Auxilliary Input, Headphone Jack
App Control Android, Apple iPad, Mac Desktop, PC Desktop
Supported Streaming Services Deezer, HDTracks, Napster, Rdio, Spotify, Tidal
Colour Black
Shipping Weight (kg) 8.0000
Price Range $1,799

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