Bluesound has announced the launch of the PULSE M Speaker. Expanding Bluesound’s line of wireless, multi-room streaming speakers, the PULSE M is the first to feature a Omni-Hybrid design. The PULSE M retails at USD $449 / EUR €549 / GBP £449 / CAD $599 and is now available for purchase from participating dealers or on Bluesound.com.
The PULSE M’s Omni-Hybrid design is composed of an angled, up-firing 5.25-inch (133mm) woofer and two .75-inch (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-degree 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.
The PULSE M configures its Omni-Hybrid driver architecture inside of an elliptical cabinet that measures 8 inches high (204mm), 5 7/8 inches deep (149mm), and 6 ¾ inches (171mm) wide to create a space-saving design that fits into the nooks and crannies of any space. Placement flexibility is available with the 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.
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, or through voice control assistants like Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant. Alternatively, music can be played over Wi-Fi, Ethernet, AirPlay 2, two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, USB-A, 3.5mm dual analog/digital input, or the 3.5mm headphone jack. The PULSE M fits into smart homes, with drivers for popular home control systems.
The PULSE M can also be paired to create a true 2-channel listening experience with an ultra-wide soundstage, even at off-axis listening angles. TV watchers, movie enthusiasts, and gamers can use PULSE Ms as rear surrounds in a Bluesound home theater group to create an immersive experience. The speaker can be grouped with other players in a Bluesound ecosystem to deliver hi-res, multi-room audio to one or many rooms, simultaneously.
For more information, visit https://bluesound.com.