THE Bluesound ecosystem gets a new wireless soundbar, the Pulse Soundbar+ which features “a 3D immersive audio engine, Dolby Atmos support and touch panel controls.”
The maker renowned for its high-resolution wireless multi-room players touts the Pulse Soundbar+ as “the ultimate audiophile-grade soundbar that will satisfy any home entertainment need.”
“The Pulse Soundbar+ is a system solution that replaces the need for bulky AVRs. Designed to fit perfectly under HD TVs, it offers a fully immersive sonic experience thanks to its range of features, including support for Dolby Atmos, 24-bit high-resolution audio, 120 watts of full frequency multi-room and multi-channel audio, and a wide array of connectivity options,” says the Bluesound press literature.
“A full audio-chain redesign with advanced DSP processing now supports 3D audio from Dolby Atmos, meaning a wider, higher, and more enveloping soundstage.
“Featuring 24-bit audio processing, eight audiophile-quality drivers, and 120 watts of total power, the Pulse Soundbar+ is to audio what the 8K TV is to video. Capable of deep and crisp bass on its own, it can also be paired with the Pulse Sub+ to create dramatic soundscapes for music, movies, concerts and games. Simply add a pair of Pulse Flex 2i speakers as rear channels for a complete wireless Dolby Surround Sound experience.”
Users can hook up a variety of sources to the Pulse Soundbar+ via its numerous wired and wireless, digital and analogue connectivity options.
“TVs, gaming consoles, music streaming services, laptops, and music libraries can be accessed through HDMI eARC, Apple AirPlay 2, two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, Toslink, RCA, USB, and our proprietary BluOS music streaming system.”
The custom-specified ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core chipset is claimed to process audio eight times faster than previous generations of Bluesound architecture.
“Combined with two WiFi chips to prevent network latency, this flagship board design offers rock solid and zero-lag audio performance, even for demanding gaming applications.”
Control and access to its features are available via the panel or through voice commands.
“Newly-added simple touch controls on the front panel now offer quick access to play, pause and volume. With just a smartphone or tablet, the built-in BluOS wireless multi-room streaming technology can connect and sync audio to, from, and around any room in the home. Hands-free control of your home entertainment is made possible with popular voice assistants from Google, Amazon, and Apple, while professional smart home integrators can get access to drivers for popular control systems like Lutron, Crestron, RTI, Elan, and others.”
Looks like it’s all you need to entertain yourself at home.
The Pulse Soundbar+ is priced at US$899 for the black finish and US$999 for the white option. A wall-mount bracket is provided, as well as two kickstand feet. Shipping starts in mid-April.