Bluesound PULSE 2i Premium Wireless Streaming Speaker
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Model: PULSE2IW UPC: 5703120291673 Item: 2691
Bluesound PULSE 2i Overview
Part of Bluesound's generation 2i family of smart wireless speakers, the PULSE 2i makes wireless hi-fi audio possible in every room of the house - thanks to enhancements including dual-band Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay 2 support, two-way and aptX Bluetooth, and improved amplification and acoustics. Custom DirectDigital amplifiers deliver 150 watts to the redesigned dual woofer/tweeter array, for music with greater impact and detail. Improved Digital Soundfield Processing (DSP) means convincing stereo reproduction from a single box – with a truly wide soundstage and room-filling low-end reproduction. And, as a company created to flow the highest-resolution music throughout your house, Bluesound and Gen 2i take streaming to a whole new level. Top-quality digital to analog conversion circuitry (DAC) precisely decodes nearly every high-resolution file format, including the latest MQA lossless platform. Bluetooth aptX HD provides the cleanest streaming – better-than-CD quality – from your favorite phone or portable. Dual-band Wi-Fi eliminates congestion and interference. The BluOS operating system is app-easy to setup and control. And every major online service, dozens of Internet radio stations and your own network-based collection are all available at the tap of a screen.
- Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD designed for superior music streaming
- Two-way Bluetooth for wireless headphone listening, plus headphone jack
- 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
- 17 or more integrated online services access all major cloud-based jukeboxes
- High-resolution music file support includes FLAC, WAV, AIFF and the latest MQA, with sampling rates up to 192kHz
- Apple’s AirPlay 2 wireless support (firmware upgrade)
- Optical/analog input, Ethernet and USB for system flexibility
- Dual 5.25-inch woofers and 1-inch tweeters
- Advanced DSP for convincing, spacious stereo from a single box
- 150 watts bi-amped: 65 watts to each woofer, 10 watts per tweeter
- Whole-home audio control via BluOS app (iOS, Android, Kindle Fire), unit control via top-mounted touch buttons
- Available in black or white matte
- Amazon Alexa voice control in development
- Dimensions: 16.5” wide x 7.8” high x 7.55” deep
- Weight: 11.11 lbs.
- Warranty: 1 year – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
- Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support
It starts with the sound
Bluesound’s well-regarded sonic signature has been improved for Generation 2i. The top-of-the-line PULSE 2i features redesigned dual 5.25-inch woofers and 1-inch tweeters, each driven by its own DirectDigital amplifier, effectively doubling the available power to the array. Combined with advanced digital soundfield processing (DSP) and encased in an acoustically sealed cabinet, the single compact package delivers room-filling realism with convincing stereo and bottom-end oomph. And with DSP, you also can customize the PULSE’s sound for the space and your situation, with such effects as Wide Mode, Late Night and Dialog.
Two-way, top-quality Bluetooth
The latest Bluetooth protocol – version 5.0, aptX HD – is capable of streaming music directly from phones, portables or tablets at better-than-CD quality and is designed for the best reproduction of the latest generation of lossless files. And the PULSE 2i adds two-way Bluetooth communication, so you can listen privately via the wireless headset of your choice – or use the included headphone jack for a wired connection.
High-res horsepower to spare
As a member of Gen 2i, the PULSE 2i effortlessly handles high-resolution lossless files via download and streaming – up to 24 bit/192kHz sampling rates, in ALAC, AIFF, FLAC and WAV. And it’s fully compatible with space-saving “lossy” file formats such as as MP3, AAC, WMA and OGG. But the PULSE 2i adds out-of-the-box support for the new Master Quality Authenticated format, MQA. Music studios and equipment makers are signing on for the lossless digital files that stream smoothly, automatically adapt to your equipment and pack high-res in a smaller file.
“All the music ever recorded”
That’s Bluesound’s bold claim. But consider its capabilities. Tap into the collection on your own home network, via the PULSE 2i’s latest generation dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. AirPlay 2 capability streams directly from your iTunes and Apple Music library – virtually from any Apple product directly to any and all speakers. TuneIn, iHeart, Calm Radio, Slacker and Radio Paradise offer dozens of Internet radio stations. And select songs seamlessly from the top celestial jukeboxes including Tidal, Deezer, Spotify, Amazon and Pandora.
Optimized operating system
The BluOS operating system was designed for wireless from the bottom up. A free download (iOS, Android and Kindle Fire), the BluOS Controller App ties together every compatible component in your home, makes set-up a snap, flips effortlessly through all your files and sources, and gives you fingertip control of the whole ecosystem. Individual touch controls are on top of the PULSE 2i speaker for convenience. Amazon Alexa integration is in development, and with AirPlay 2 coming, you’ll soon be able to chat with Siri as well.
- Operating system: BluOS
- Supported operating systems: iOS, Android, Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, macOS X 7-10
- Supported file formats: Mp3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, OGG, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA
- Native sampling rates: 32 - 192kHz
- Bit depths: 16 - 24
- Music service integrations: 17+
- 3rd-party integrations: AirPlay2 (via software update), Apple Wireless Accessory Configuration (WAC)
- Control system integration: Crestron, Control 4, RTI, ELAN, URC, Push, Lutron, iPort
- Voice control integration: Supports Amazon Alexa (via software update)
- Play/pause button: Touch LED
- Volume control buttons: Touch LED
- Previous/next track buttons: Touch LED
- Preset buttons: In-App
- Processor: ARM cortex -A9, 1GHz
- Distortion: THD+N, 0.030%
- Amplification: Digital
- Power output: 150W total system power, bi-amplified 65W x 2 woofer; 10W x 2 tweeter
- Speakers: 5.25" x 2 woofer; 1" x 2 tweeter
- Frequency response: 40Hz - 20kHz ± 1.5dB, -10dB @ 33Hz
- Power: Universal tri-pin AC cord input 100 - 240AC)
- Ethernet/LAN: Ethernet RJ45, GigE
- Wi-Fi built-in: 802.11ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth: Built-in
- Bluetooth quality: Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth 5.0
- Bluetooth connectivity: Two-way (transmit & receive)
- IR optical built-in: IR sensor built-in - front panel
- Optical/analog input: Combo - Toslink/3.5mm
- USB In: Type A (Fat32 formatted)
- USB: Type B (mini) for product servicing
- Headphone output: 3.5mm stereo
- Power consumption (Idle/Standby): 8 watts/<0.5 watts
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.7" x 3.54" x 7.55"
- Weight: 4.05 lbs.
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
- PULSE 2i Premium Wireless Streaming Speaker
- 120V AC power cord
- 230V AC power cord
- Ethernet cable
- Toslink optical to 3.5mm mini adaptor
- Safety/warranty guide
- Quick setup guide