Singing the Blues
Singing the Blues
A raft of new products for Bluesound Professional
Bluesound Professional has introduced a suite of products to its catalogue, including two streamers, two amps and rack-mount accessories. At the core of these products is the company’s BluOS multi-zone audio content management interface integrated into the products’ hardware. Designed for commercial applications, the BluOS Enabled technology reportedly provides a virtually unlimited number of zones of high-resolution grouped or independent audio environments and interoperability among BluOS Enabled devices within a BluOS ecosystem.
The B100S BluOS and B400S 4-Zone BluOS network streaming players can be rack-mounted and connected to either a distribution amplifier with passive speakers or directly into powered speakers. As single devices, the B100S fits into a third-rack space and can stream to one zone, while the B400S fits a 1U rack space and can stream to up to four zones.
The A860 eight-channel and B160S two-channel BluOS streaming stereo amplifiers are designed to accompany the streamers, for which the B160S integrates network-streaming benefits that deliver audio content to a zone. Featuring a 3.5-inch woofer and a 1-inch HF driver, the BSP125 is a 25W amplified speaker with built-in DSP. BluOS Enabled, the BSP125 can connect to network-accessible music sources and communicate with other BluOS devices on the same network.
The RM100 and the RM160 rack accessories are designed to complement the B100S BluOS network streaming player and the B160S BluOS streaming stereo amplifier, respectively. The RM100 and B160S can house up to three B100S and six B160S players in 1U and 3U rack spaces, respectively. Other features include loudspeaker wall-mounted brackets, hardwired Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45), along with network discovery, device self-discovery and advanced customisation options.