Bluesound, makers of a line of hi-res wireless multi-room audio players, has added a Stereo Surround mode for its Bluesound Pulse Soundbar and Powernode models. The update is available with the next BluOS 3.12 maintenance release, effective November 24, 2020.
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, thus generating an immersive and natural-sounding surround field.
Fans of two-channel sound may enjoy the user activated BluOS Stereo Surround mode to maximize their listening experience.
Stereo Surround extracts the natural ambience present in nearly all well-produced stereo recordings. It doesn’t synthesize ambience or sonic elements, thus remaining truer to the sound of the original recording than most other options.
Their Pulse Soundbar 2i and Powernode 2i each offer options to create a complete true-to-life sonic experience.
“More and more customers are looking for high-quality, wireless, surround sound options for everyday listening,” said Matt Simmonds, 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.”
Bluesound also makes a line of streaming music players that might be suited for your home.