Bluesound Pulse Mini 2i
ALL WE’VE COMPRESSED IS 50 YEARS OF AUDIO LEGACY.
Decades of high fidelity audio obsession, squeezed into this little box. The PULSE MINI 2i has received its biggest acoustic upgrade ever. We’ve doubled the bass drivers and amp power, while adding the most sophisticated DSP engine available, squeezing unbelievable true stereo performance from the all-in-one speaker you can place anywhere.
NOT ONE TO BE UNDERESTIMATED.
The PULSE MINI 2i is more powerful and produces more detailed audio than many rival players twice its size, featuring freshly redesigned tweeters that expand the listening sweet spot. Place the PULSE MINI 2i anywhere in the home, and fi ll the space with beautifully textured, full-range sound.
RULE YOUR SONIC DOMAIN.
In addition to best-in-class dual band WiFi, the PULSE MINI 2i now has AirPlay 2 built-in for easy integration into the Apple ecosystem, making it more flexible than ever. Bluetooth performance is seriously stepped up with native support for aptX HD and the ability to transmit studio quality music to Bluetooth headphones and speakers. High-end DAC technology built into every Bluesound player can decode and stream MQA fi les in all their lossless glory.
Bluesound Generation 2i is the next iteration of the Bluesound product line-up. Building on the strengths and success of the Gen 2 platform, Gen 2i boasts several technological updates that will be sure to add to the excitement and demand for these popular products.
Gen 2i is a physical representation of Bluesound’s commitment to iteration, improvement, innovation, and of course, our brand identity. Iteration means we build on the success of the past.
Improvement means we look at what we do now and adjust create a better product. It means we listen to our customers to understand their needs and wants.
Innovation means we use creativity, experience, expertise, and perspective as we look to the future, so that our customers can experience their music in new and fresh ways. It means we draw on our HiFi heritage - the heart, soul, blood, and sweat that have gone into our NAD and PSB sister brands before us - to help us blaze new trails, forge better paths, and create hi-res, hi-def, high-standard products that cut through the white noise and truly stand out in the world of home stereo.
There’s a better way - iteration, improvement, innovation. The Bluesound identity. Generation 2i. Let’s go!
AirPlay 2 and Bluesound 2i
With AirPlay 2 on Bluesound 2i, you can connect multiple Players around the house and have them communicate with each other through AirPlay. Listen to your music in perfect sync as you walk room-to-room, or play different songs in different rooms, and control everything from the Control Centre on your iOS device. You can even say the song you want to listen to and where and let Siri take control of your music experience.
Tell Siri What You Want
Using your iPhone or iPad, you can ask Siri to play smooth jazz on a Bluesound 2i speaker in the dining room and the soundtrack to your kids’ favourite movie on a different Bluesound 2i speaker in their bedroom, or play the same song everywhere in the house without moving rooms. You can also use the HomePod to control select Bluesound Players.
The Bluetooth functionality built into our Bluesound Players has been a key feature ever since the introduction of Gen 2. While App integration and network streaming was (and still is) the most ideal Bluesound user experience, adding Bluetooth gave us another option for connectivity that customers craved. Having Bluetooth built-in adds to the story of simplicity and convenience that modern music lovers want.
With Gen 2i, we not only keep that connectivity intact, but we add to it. Gen 2i contains our most advanced take on Bluetooth to date - two-way Bluetooth, featuring both Receive and Transmit functionality. Receive capability allows users to wirelessly stream from their device to a Bluesound Player just like they’re used to doing with Gen 2. But Transmit capability means that you can now use your Bluesound. Player as a source, sending what you are listening to via Bluetooth to a pair of wireless headphones. Just imagine the peaceful feeling and convenience of listening to the most-loved songs in your music library wirelessly from your Vault 2i to your favourite pair of headphones, all using the BluOS App.
aptX HD BLUETOOTH
While we’ve improved the Bluetooth connectivity in Gen 2i, we’ve also made sure that audio quality improvements are part of the Gen 2i Bluetooth story. The advanced two-way Qualcomm
CSR8675 chip that we use in these new products also supports aptX HD Bluetooth wireless audio. aptX HD is an enhanced codec that supports 24-bit music quality over Bluetooth and has
been engineered to improve the signal-to-noise ratio, resulting in lower background noise. With the ability to support streams up to 24bit/48kHz, a customer streaming from an aptX HD compatible device to a Gen 2i Player is actually able to listen to better-than-CD quality, wirelessly. It all falls into the Bluesound story – modern wireless convenience without sacrificing quality.
We’ve upgraded the WiFi chipset technology in our Bluesound Players to the latest and greatest 802.11ac dual-band offering. Our best-in-class products deserve best-in-class connection; with the new WiFi chip on-board, we can take advantage of the less noisy 5GHz band if needed. This results in faster connection times and fewer interruptions from other network traffic.
PULSE FAMILY AMPLIFICATION
Who doesn’t like more power? All-new, custom-designed digital amplifiers in the Pulse 2i and Pulse Mini 2i effectively double the available power used to drive these speakers. You will notice
the difference. Improved bass response and more powerful sonic soundscapes are the new norm in Gen 2i. New driver configurations in the Pulse 2i, Pulse Mini 2i, and Pulse Flex 2i complement the upgraded amplification; the Pulse 2i and Pulse Mini 2i in particular now function as true stereo speakers.
Customers also have better control over their audio settings with the Pulse 2i and Pulse Mini 2i. Popular DSP settings like Wide Mode, Late Night, and Dialog, much-loved and much-used in the current Bluesound Pulse Soundbar, are now available to these updated Gen 2i speakers.
The innovative mix of amp upgrades, driver re-configurations, and updated DSP settings breaths fresh life into the Pulse speaker lineup, and reflects Bluesound’s commitment to creating the best wireless, multi-room home audio experience available.
HiFi Your WiFi
The Bluesound ecosystem uses your home wireless network not just to stream music, but also to communicate with other BluOS-enabled players on your network. The ecosystem can connect up to 64 players and through the BluOS Controller App for your smart device, you can play your music in perfect sync, or play different music simultaneously.
BluOS is a wireless ecosystem that uses a home network to connect more than one enabled device and play your music in perfect sync, or different music simultaneously, anywhere in the house. Using advanced technologies, BluOS can wirelessly transmit lossless music up to 24-bit/192kHz at lightning-fast speeds with no lag and zero loss in sound quality.
BluOS features seamless integrations with some of the most innovative smarthome controls on the market today. As a dedicated "music only" operating system, BluOS allows for interoperability among any enabled device.
All BluOS Enabled systems from our partners allow music lovers and custom integrators to seamlessly connect, manage and control networked music in a connected home with a smartphone, tablet, desktop or dedicated CI controller. Play a different song at the same time in different rooms, or group all your BluOS Enabled devices together and listen to your favourite music in perfect sync throughout your home. BluOS Enabled speakers can also be stereo paired together for immersive, full-width sound. Easily connect and share your music collection from a computer or network-attached storage drive and access up to 200,000 tracks for streaming.
With all Bluesound products you can instantly discover and enjoy millions of songs from your existing music services, tune in to your favourite internet radio stations and podcasts from around the world, or access and listen to the music collections stored on your smartphone, tablet or laptop on any and every Player in your home. Simply tap the music you want to hear in the BluOS app, anywhere in the home, and let any BluOS Enabled product be the heart of your listening experience.