Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR

The 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.

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.

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

With the PULSE SOUNDBAR, you no longer have to worry about limitations when it comes to listening to your favorite 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 is as versatile as it is incredible.

Thanks to the power of BluOS, the PULSE SOUNDBAR becomes yours to command. Intuitive and efficient, the BluOS App makes navigating your music library incredibly seamless, while also giving you access to various streaming services. On top of unleashing your music collection, the BluOS App also allows you to control the PULSE SOUNDBAR, letting you decide how you hear the most engaging songs and films around.

Of course Bluesound is compatible with MP3s – and just about every other digital format ever created – but Bluesound was purpose-built for high-res audio. While other companies put a premium on style, Bluesound has spared no expense on the integration of advanced, innovative audio technologies that deliver blazingly fast error-free playback in maximum studio-master recording quality, resulting in absolutely unbeatable performance.

Using industry-leading 1GHz ARM Cortex-9 Multi-core processors, you’d think Bluesound was engineered for something more than just audio. Bluesound’s 32-bit architecture combined with 8x oversampling, paired with our own innovative DirectDigital™ Amp and DAC platforms, ensures that your lossless high-res music playback is flawless, with precision, power and clarity – at any volume.

Wirelessly stream any music stored on your iOS (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) or Android device directly to any Bluesound Player over WiFi to instantly enjoy your entire mobile music library – every song and every playlist. Bluetooth’s highest bitrate protocol – aptX – is also built into every Player, opening up a whole new realm of CD-quality streaming possibilities for you, or anyone in the room with a Bluetooth device.

AUDIO
Supported File Formats MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS Hi-Res formats - FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, Dolby Digital
Native Sampling Rates 32 - 192 kHz
Bit Depths 16 - 24
Performance Frequency Response: +/_ 1dB 70Hz - 20kHz, 3dB down @ 55Hz, With Sub: +/_ 1dB 30Hz - 20kHz, 3dB down @ 25Hz
Distortion: THD+N - 0.030%
Power Output 120 watts of DirectDigital power
Speakers Tweeter : 2 x 3/4” (19mm) Soft Dome Mid-Range : 2 x 2” (50mm) Treated Paper Cone, Rubber Surround Woofer : 2 x 4” (102mm) 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
Free Internet Radio TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise
Supported Cloud Services WiMP, Slacker Radio, Qobuz, HighResAudio, JUKE, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, Microsoft Groove (with OneDrive), Classics Online, KKBox.
Integration Partners Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, roon.
Album Art JPG

CONNECTIVITY
Network Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
USB 1 x Type-A (Fat32 Formatted) port for connection to USB memory sticks and supported peripherals 1 x Type-B (mini) for product servicing
Digital/Analog Input Optical, RCA Line In Output Subwoofer out (RCA) Subwoofer out (wireless for BluOS subs only)
Wireless aptX® Bluetooth wireless built-in
Power Universal bi-pin AC Cord input (100 - 240AC)

USER INTERFACE
Mobile Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store

GENERAL
Processor ARM Cortex - A9, 1 GHz
Unit Weight 15 lbs / 6.8 kg
Gross Dimensions 1073mm x 141mm x 70mm (42.25” x 5.5” x 2.75”) (not including wall bracket or kickstands)
Accessories 120V AC Power Cord, 230V AC Power Cord, Stereo RCA to RCA Cable, Ethernet Cable, Two Kickstand Feet, Two Kickstand Extenders, Wall Mount Bracket, Wall Mount Bracket Template
Storage Environment -10° C to 50° C, 20% to 80% relative humidity
Operating Environment 0° C to 40° C

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