Latest Firmware Update Adds Stereo Surround Mode Option to Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR and POWERNODE Models

Pickering, ON, Canada November 20, 2020 – Bluesound, makers of the award-winning hi-res wireless multi-room line of audio players, announced the addition of Stereo Surround mode for Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR and POWERNODE models with the next BluOS 3.12 maintenance release effective November 24, 2020.  

PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i with PULSE SUB+ subwoofer

Bluesound owners using the home theater group setting will now have the option of using the Stereo Surround mode. Using proprietary technology borrowed from sister brand NAD, Stereo Surround mixes two-channel sources into the rear surrounds of a home theater group, generating an immersive and natural-sounding surround field*. Fans of two-channel sound might enjoy experimenting with the user activated BluOS Stereo Surround listening mode to maximize their surround sound listening experience.

Stereo Surround extracts the natural ambience present in nearly all well-produced stereo recordings. It does not synthesize any ambience or other sonic elements and thus remains truer to the sound of the original recording than most other home entertainment surround options.

The Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i and POWERNODE 2i each offer options for users to create a complete wireless home theater system that provides a true-to-life sonic experience.  

“More and more customers are looking for high-quality, wireless, surround sound options for everyday listening,” says Matt Simmonds, Bluesound Product Manager. “Using Stereo Surround provides customers a subtle but highly natural and believable ambience from the surround channels, creating an immersive experience even when playing two-channel content.”

*Dolby recordings are always decoded as intended.

About Bluesound

An alliance of audiophiles. We are the designers, engineers and individuals who have spent our lives in the music industry. Our founders helped pioneer HiFi in the 70s – innovation and the pursuit of perfection in audio runs deep in our collective DNA. Bluesound’s sole mission is to create innovative wireless audio products and technologies that allow for the most true-to-live performance music reproduction possible, utilizing the most advanced, state-of-the-art digital technology.






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