Published On: November 27, 2020

BluOS Update for Bluesound Models Includes Stereo Surround Mode

Published On: November 27, 2020
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BluOS Update for Bluesound Models Includes Stereo Surround Mode

BluOS 3.12 enables Stereo Surround mode Bluesound PULSE Soundbar and POWERNODE models for a more natural surround sound option

BluOS Update for Bluesound Models Includes Stereo Surround Mode

By Author: Mark Henninger
I’m an AV enthusiast, equipment reviewer, photographer, videographer and drone pilot. I’m also a THX-trained video calibrator with extensive experience reviewing consumer displays including TVS, projectors, monitors and smartphones.

Good news for owners of Bluesound PULSE Soundbar and POWERNODE models: the new BluOS 3.12 maintenance update includes a new Stereo Surround option. Stereo Surround mode enables the home theater setup to mix two-channel sources into the rear surround sound speakers for a more natural and ambient surround sound.

Additional Resources
• Visit the Bluesound website for additional details and update info
• Read more about the Bluesound PULSE SUB+ and the PULSE Soundbar
• Check out these tips when choosing a subwoofer for surround sound

Here’s more info from Bluesound:

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.


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