After testing out Bluesound‘s superb Pulse Mini 2i Wireless Speaker last year (review here), I was already a big fan of the brand. The quality and performance was genuinely exceptional, so this move into the soundbar world is very welcome indeed.
As well as Bluesound making award-winning hi-res wireless multi-room audio players and speakers, the Pulse Soundbar+ is surely the ultimate upgrade to fit any home entertainment need through TV, movies and music. Coming in either Black or White, they’re promising it’s configurable to a wide-range of home ent applications, and it offers an easy installation with two kickstand feet, as well the classic wall-mount brackets, with prices currently starting at £799.
The Pulse Soundbar+ also offer a system solution that replaces the need for bulky AVRs. Designed to fit perfectly under HD TVs, the Pulse Soundbar+ gives 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 – And knowing their products, I’m sure they’ll achieve that goal.
Setup and Connectivity
Connect nearly any audio source to the Pulse Soundbar+ via its array of wired and wireless, digital and analog 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. 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.
Summary of the Pulse Soundbar+
o Future Forward. Bluesound’s next generation quad-core processor boasts all the power and speed required for the latest and greatest audio and DSP processing, with built-in headroom for whatever technologies the future may hold.
o Audio First. The PULSE SOUNDBAR+ stays true to its hi-res audio foundations and its HiFi roots. The tried and tested amplifier platform packs a punch, allowing you to play loud and dig deep, with tight, musical control.
o BluOS. The world’s leading hi-res multi-room system connects the PULSE SOUNDBAR+ to any other Bluesound Player with precise control in the BluOS app.