Bluesound Announces PULSE M Omni-Hybrid Wireless Streaming Speaker
Bluesound has announced its PULSE M Speaker expanding its line of wireless, multi-room streaming speakers and the first product to feature a meticulously engineered, Omni-Hybrid design.
The innovative design is composed of an angled, up-firing 5.25-inch woofer and two 19mm tweeters mounted and offset at 45 degrees from each other. A custom-designed acoustic reflector above the woofer diffuses unwanted sonic artifacts while directing the driver's higher frequencies out and away from the speaker, creating a 360° soundstage.
The driver assembly relies on a “meticulously engineered power supply” and a DSP smart amplifier producing 80 watts of system power to achieve real-time monitoring and control of frequency bandwidth, dynamic range and distortion to direct clear and lush audio from nearly any listening angle, says the company.
The elliptical cabinet measures 204mm (H), 149mm (D), and 171mm (W), creating a space-saving design that easily fits into the nooks and crannies of any space. There is also an optional WM230 wall mount accessory and FS230 adjustable floor stands. The PULSE M comes in Satin Black or White finishes and features an acoustically transparent fabric “grille” that blends in seamlessly with modern home aesthetics and other Bluesound players.
As we've come to expect from Bluesound products, the PULSE M offers an array of ways to connect to music, including built-in access to over 20 natively- integrated music services and thousands of internet radio stations directly from the BluOS Controller app. Quick-access playback, including volume controls and five programmable presets are available right on the top of the player with a proximity-sensing touch panel display. Alternatively, you can use voice control assistants like Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant. Music can also be played over Wi-Fi, Ethernet, AirPlay 2, two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, USB-A, 3.5mm dual analogue/digital input, or the 3.5mm headphone jack. The PULSE M fits into smart homes, with drivers available for popular home control systems.
The PULSE M can also be paired to create a two-channel listening experience with an “ultra-wide soundstage, even at off-axis listening angles”, says the company. Or you can even use PULSE Ms as rear surrounds in a Bluesound home theatre group to create a truly immersive experience. The speaker can be grouped with other players in a Bluesound ecosystem to deliver hires, multi-room audio to one or many rooms simultaneously.
The Bluesound PULSE M will be available in November and sell for $449 USD / $599 CAD.
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