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Bluesound Unveils Gen 2i Streaming, High-Res Wireless Audio

Systems now supports dual-band WIFi5 and AirPlay 2.

Bluesound has announced Bluesound Generation 2i (Gen 2i). Gen 2i provides dual-band WiFi 5, Apple AirPlay 2 support, upgraded Bluetooth codecs, improved amplification and acoustics, and more.

Bluesound’s new models are: NODE 2i (US$499 / £499 MSRP), POWERNODE 2i (US$799 / £799), VAULT 2i (US$1199 / £1099), PULSE 2i (US$799 / £749), PULSE MINI 2i (US$499 / £499), PULSE FLEX 2i (US$299 / £299), and PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i (US$799 / £799 in Black, US$899 / £899 in White). There are no changes being made to the PULSE SUB. As before, all Gen 2i models will be offered in a choice of Black or White finishes. All models are available now, with the exception of the PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i, which will follow in November.

All Bluesound models feature the BluOS music management system that connects, organizes, and controls your music. Choose music from your favorite streaming service or from a music library connected to your home network. Bluesound integrates all these sources and sends the music to every room in the home. Featuring a family of dedicated multi-room, wireless streaming digital music players, Bluesound delivers a high-resolution wireless digital music system with an audiophile-grade feature set.

New features common to all Bluesound Gen 2i models are as follows:

Key Features of Bluesound Gen 2i:

  • AirPlay 2 Support (coming soon via software update)
  • Two-Way Bluetooth
  • aptX HD Bluetooth
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  • PULSE Family Amplification – more power and enhanced driver complement
  • Addition of HDMI ARC/eARC in the PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i

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