Bluesound Pulse Soundbar 2i

One of the best Soundbars on the market. High-res, wireless streaming, home theater soundbar with full support of 24-bit/192kHz files. True 3-way, two-channel design with Dolby Digital. From $1699

 

Clear Dialogue and Soundstage.

The PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i employs an advanced design where each driver has its own dedicated amplifier channel and individual optimised chamber. These features eliminate vibrations, deliver deeper bass and greatly improve dialogue for movies and TV.

Simplicity In Life

While the BluOS app gives you complete control over all the PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i advanced playback features, sometimes less is more. By utilising the soundbar's IR controls, you can simply adjust the volume UP and DOWN using your current smart TVs remote control. Furthermore the source selection (Audio inputs, Playlists, Radio etc) can also be mapped to other buttons on your TV's remote. Simply put, use your smartphone to control your music, but use your existing remote when watching television.

Multiroom Expansion

The Pulse Soundbar 2i can wirelessly connect and stream to multiple Bluesound Players all over your home. Create an intuitive multi-room music system for your home and enjoy Hi-res music, internet radio, podcasts and more throughout your home.

Home Cinema Expansion

With the optional addition of a PULSE SUB and a pair of PULSE FLEX 2i speakers your PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i can be expanded into a Dolby Digital Home Cinema System. Because of the modular design of Bluesound devices, your rear channel speakers (2x PULSE FLEX 2i speakers) can be utilised in other areas of your home when you are not watching a movie. No more ugly permanently positioned rear channel speakers in your living area.

Pictured: Pulse Soundbar2i (white) and Pulse subwoofer (white).

Other Features

Plays music from: Network shares, Mobile devices, Bluetooth 4.0 (aptX), Apple Airplay 2, USB, Streaming services, Internet radio.
Streaming services: Spotify (Connect), Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer , Qobuz, HighResAudio, Murfie, Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Nugs, Slacker, Wimp, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine.
Internet Radio: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Radio Paradise, CALM Radio.
Standard File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS.
Hi-Res Formats: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF.
Surround Formats: Dolby Digital.
User Control Apps (Free BluOS App): Google Android, Apple iOS (iPhone & iPad), OSX (Apple Mac) and Windows 7,8 and 10.
Remote Control: IR Sensor built in (Front panel) with IR learning.
Voice Control: Amazon Alexa or Apple Home (Siri).
Network Shares OS support: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8, Apple Macintosh 7-10.
Integration: Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, push, iPort, ELAN, Lutron, roon, Amazon Alexa Skills, Airplay 2

Specifications

Native Sampling Rates: 32 - 192 kHz
Bit Depths: 16 - 24
Frequency Response: +/_ 1dB 70Hz - 20kHz, 3dB down @ 55Hz.
Frequency Response (With Sub): +/_ 1dB 30Hz - 20kHz, 3dB down @ 25Hz.
Distortion: THD+N - 0.030%
Power Output: 120 watts of total system power
Speakers: 2 x 1 inch (25mm) Tweeters, 2 x 4 inch (102mm) Woofers, 2 x 2 inch (50mm) Midrange, 2 x 4 inch (102mm) Passive Radiators
Album Art: JPG
Network: Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, dual-band)
USB: 1 x Type-A port for USB memory sticks (Fat32/NTFS), 1 x Type-B (mini) for service.
Digital/Analog Input: Optical, RCA Line In, HDMI (ARC & eARC).
Audio Output: Subwoofer out (RCA), Subwoofer out (wireless for BluOS subs only or RT100 Accessory).
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD wireless built-in.
Bluetooth Connectivity: Two-Way (transmit & receive).
Processor: ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz
Control: IR Sensor built in - Front panel

General

Power: Universal bi-pin AC Cord input (100 - 240AC)
Storage Environment: -10° C to 50° C, 20% to 80% relative humidity
Operating Environment: 0° C to 40° C
Unit Weight: 6.8 kg
Dimensions: 1073mm x 141mm x 70mm (not including wall bracket or kickstands)
Finish: White or Black Matte

Accessories

120V AC Power Cord
230V AC Power Cord
HDMI Cord Stereo
RCA to RCA Cable
Ethernet Cable
Two Kickstand Feet
Two Kickstand Extenders
Wall Mount Bracket
Wall Mount Bracket Template (Universal TV stand sold separately)