Who is Bluesound?
Bluesound is an alliance of audiophiles dedicated to delivering on the promise of wireless, digitally perfect high-fidelity audio.
As designers, engineers and individuals who have spent their lives in the music industry, they are not satisfied with anything less than perfection.
Digital audio began like any other new technology. It was amazing and new – limited and imperfect – and naturally became the adopted standard for the next generation. People loved the technology, but to Bluesound digital just wasn’t up to par. So, they decided to raise the bar and give music lovers the sound quality they deserved. Sure there were 16-bit CDs, but the audio spectrum contained on the master recordings was the true prize. After more than a decade of trial and error, the time had come. The portable players we all know and love had created a new way of listening to music, but there still wasn’t much heart there. Until now. Enter true, 24-bit hi-res digital audio.
All of your music, for all to hear
If one thing rings true, it’s that Bluesound are passionate about musical detail, texture and volume. They’ve painstakingly designed a cutting-edge, digital platform that delivers on the total hi-res audio experience. They didn’t create it for themselves, they made it for you. Bluesound’s audio reproduction reflects music that is true to the artist and the art form. Add Internet radio and online streaming services to the mix, and your musical library will be the envy of everyone around you. Sound good? We think so, and the critics do too.
You don’t need to be an audiophile to appreciate hi-res sound, but you might just become one once you hear what you’ve been missing.
With Bluesound, you can instantly discover and enjoy millions of songs from your existing music services, tune in to your favourite internet radio stations and podcasts from around the world, or access and listen to the music collections stored on your smartphone, tablet or laptop on any and every Player in your home. Simply tap the music you want to hear in the BluOS app, anywhere in the home, and let Bluesound be the heart of your listening experience.
Tune in to any radio station, podcast or sports game, from any room.
With on-demand access to thousands of local and international internet radio stations, sports games, audiobooks, podcasts and every stream in between, you can tune in to the largest collection of commercial-free audio from around the world, from any room in your home.
Direct access to all your music, wherever it lives.
Easily access and connect to your personal music library stored on your smartphone, tablet, PC, Mac, or any other networked hard drive, and wirelessly stream your favourite collections and playlists to any Bluesound Player with just a few steps.
Bluesound blends the forces of music and technology together in an ecosystem designed to deliver the best audio quality possible. Bluesound employs various architectures and technologies to achieve this, from advanced proprietary software to end-to-end hi-res audio processing. Harnessing the power of BluOS, consumers can wirelessly connect their Bluesound speakers and digital players, and stream any music file – MP3 to 24-bit/192kHz – as well as many popular music streaming services to any room in the home with the control of a smartphone, tablet or laptop. While BluOS connects your devices, lossless audio technologies such as Hi-Res Audio (HRA) and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) allow you to hear your music in master quality just as the artist intended.
BluOS is an advanced operating system and music management software that allows you to access and stream lossless music up to 24-bit/192kHz to every room using your home network. Locate music anywhere on a home network, cloud music service or Internet radio station, and share it with any BluOS-enabled music system in your home. This powerful software, developed together with the most advanced audio technologies from NAD Electronics and Bluesound, also allows custom integrators to connect, manage and control networked music in a connected home with support for 3rd party control systems.
With full support for high-resolution audio on Bluesound, listeners can stream uncompressed WAV, ALAC, and FLAC music files up to 24-bit/192kHz over your existing WiFi network or a connected USB device. Hi-res music collections are 24-bit/96kHz or 24-bit/192kHz tracks and contain up to 6.5x more data than standard CDs, letting you hear all the detail of your favourite music in superior quality.
Master Quality Authenticated
Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is a revolutionary end-to-end technology built into every Bluesound Player that captures and delivers master quality audio to any room in your home. All Bluesound Players include a powerful decoder and audio renderer for the MQA system. The MQA logo shown in the BluOS app indicates that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and lets you know that you are hearing exactly what the artist recorded and approved in the studio.
Meet the family
Easily connect the NODE 2 to any existing stereo or home theatre system, to unlock and discover a world full of music streaming services and Internet radio stations. Filled with an array of analogue and digital input and output options, the NODE 2 brings infinite playback choices into your very own sonic domain.
Borrowing state-of-the-art technologies from our award-winning sister company, NAD Electronics, the POWERNODE 2 can do everything the NODE 2 can do, plus effortlessly drive your choice of speakers. With the same zero-distortion audio signature we’ve become known for, the POWERNODE 2 allows you to take your favourite tracks to new levels. Permission to turn it up, granted.
A 2 TB hard drive will let you rapidly rip all your CDs in lossless high-resolution or space-saving MP3 formats, and download and store high-res tracks. No computer necessary. Access and share your digital music library, and stream it in studio quality to multiple rooms in your home.
The PULSE FLEX is a game-changing, two-way speaker that delivers the best of performance and portability. Mount a pair in the corners of a large room, or even take one with you on a picnic. Either way, the PULSE FLEX will still deliver a full stereo sound field. Personal audio will never look the same again.
Not one to be underestimated, the PULSE MINI is more powerful and clear than many players twice its size, thanks to a patented dual-acoustic chamber. Place anywhere in the home, and fill the space with beautifully blended full-range sound.
The Pulse 2 is an all-in-one streaming player, complete with built-in speakers. A full range of frequencies comes through rich and clearly, and blends seamlessly together through careful engineering and design that fits a woofer in with two mid-to-high range drivers.
PULSE SOUNDBAR & PULSE SUB
The PULSE SOUNDBAR delivers a fully immersive sonic experience that brings any soundtrack to life in vivid, cinematic detail. Designed specifically to fit perfectly under your HD TV, the PULSE SOUNDBAR 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.
With the PULSE SUB, Bluesound has reimagined the subwoofer. Most subwoofers are large cubes that don’t often fit very well in the typical living room. The PULSE SUB on the other hand, is a compact, slim, rectangular shape, allowing it to fit beside, behind, or underneath living room furniture. This room friendly design has several clever installation options.
Where can I buy Bluesound?
Sevenoaks Sound & Vision brought Bluesound to the UK and is the premium retailer offering the full range in-store and on-line. Our staff have a comprehensive knowledge of how the Bluesound ecosystem can fit into your home and can demonstrate this in our state-of-the-art demonstration facilities.
When you buy Bluesound from Sevenoaks, you will not only get excellent service and great after-sales support, you will also receive a 6 year warranty.
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