The new BluOS streaming module from Bluesound is said to offer eight times the computing power and four times the memory speed. It is now included in all new components made by the Canadian manufacturer. The first product of this new generation is the Pulse Soundbar+, which is equipped with two woofers, two passive membranes, two midrange drivers and two tweeters.
According to Bluesound, the total output power is at 120 watts, and the frequency response ranges from 70 to 20,000 hertz (±1 dB). The most important functions can now be controlled via a touch panel on the front of the device. A TV can be connected via HDMI eARC, smartphones or laptops via Apple AirPlay 2 or bidirectional Bluetooth with aptX HD, external audio sources via Toslink, USB or the analog input. Music from streaming services or the home network can be played via LAN or Wi-Fi. Subwoofers or surround speakers can be controlled wirelessly from the soundbar. The supported formats now also include Dolby Atmos.
In Germany, the Pulse+ soundbar is said to be available from May for around 1000 Euros – and will also be offered in a package together with the Pulse Sub+ subwoofer, for a Cost of 1750 Euros.