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"Duo Sounds Just Plain Wonderful"
The Bluesound Duo is a subwoofer and satellite speaker system that delivers massive range and crisp, delicious detail that you have to hear to believe. You won't find another sub/sat kit that delivers the true high resolution texture, bottomless bass, and vivid clarity like the Duo. It's purposed designed for 24-bit audio.
The Duo provides audiophile-grade fine control over crossover and phase settings (via its powered sub), allowing you to enjoy recording studio-quality performance in any room of the house. Pair Duo with the Bluesound Powernode music player/amplifier and enjoy digital streaming like never before. Proprietary digital equalization makes the Duo the perfect partner for Bluesound Powernode's DirectDigital amplification to exponentially enhance the performance of the Bluesound system.
"System buyers will delight in knowing that the Bluesound Duo sounds just plain wonderful driven by the Powernode," notes Michael Lavorgna in his February 4, 2014 review for Audiostream.com. "This combo had no problem filling my modestly sized room with rich, punchy, bass-heavy (where appropriate) music."
"I was able to listen to all the Bluesound components in a hotel suite in New York this week," reports Grant Clauser in his ElectronicHouse.com review for October 18, 2013. "The performance was pretty impressive on all of them."
Voiced by an Audiophile Legend
The Duo sats and subs were voiced by PSB Speakers' Paul Barton and sound as exceptional as you would expect from one of the hi-fi legends in speaker design. The satellites have a 4" injection molded metalized polypropylene cone driver with rubber surround with connections provided by audiophile five-way gold plated binding posts.
The powered subwoofer has continuous power of 110 watts with big 280-watt peak performance. The bass reflex design uses an 8" injection molded metalized polypropylene cone driver with rubber surround and a 2-1/2" down-firing port. The volume control, crossover control with LFE setting, and phase switch let you tailor the sound to your acoustical environment. Other features on the sub include an On-Auto-Off switch, gold plated RCA low/line level stereo inputs, gold-plated five-way binding posts for a high-level stereo connection, a detachable IEC power cord, and video shielding. Power consumption is an energy friendly 0.5 watts in standby mode.
Bluesound Music Players
Bluesound players are designed and engineered by audiophiles. They have been tested and perfected at one of North America's most advanced sound labs by some of the same engineers and musicians who started the original hi-fi revolution in the 1970s, including PSB's Paul Barton.
Add other Bluesound components for more functionality. "The entire system is designed for easy setup with no computer required," reports Grant Clauser at ElectronicHouse.com. "Playlists can be created on the fly. Each component can be controlled individually, or grouped, so users can play different songs in each room or the same music all over the house."
All Bluesound music players are OSX, XP, Vista, 2000 and Windows 7/8 compatible. They are purpose-built to stream full res 24-bit/192 kHz studio master recordings. Bluesound plays many standard audio formats, including FLAC, AAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, OGG, and MP3.
"System buyers will delight in knowing that the Bluesound Duo sounds just plain wonderful driven by the Powernode. I set them up in a few rooms just for fun but I mainly listened to this pairing in my office with the Duo's satellites perched atop my DeVore The Nines with the matching sub sitting in between. This combo had no problem filling my modestly sized room with rich, punchy, bass-heavy (where appropriate) music. For a combined price of roughly $1,700 this is a very appealing package."
- Michael Lavorgna, Audiostream.com, February 4, 2014
"The entire system is designed for easy setup with no computer required. Users operate it with a smartphone or tablet BlueOS app. Music from the Vault includes cover art to make it easy to find the album you're looking for. Playlists can be created on the fly. Each component can be controlled individually, or grouped, so users can play different songs in each room or the same music all over the house."
"I was able to listen to all the Bluesound components in a hotel suite in New York this week. The performance was pretty impressive on all of them, but what stood out the most was the Duo combined with a Power Node. Even in a room with 20-foot ceilings and one floor-to-ceiling window, the sound was powerful, detailed and offered a three-dimensional soundstage.
- Grant Clauser, ElectronicHouse.com, October 18, 2013