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This Potent Little Powered Speaker is Actually an All-in-One Music Player with Bluetooth, Wifi, Ethernet, and More
Bluesound's Pulse Flex is a wireless powered speaker and music player with streaming capabilities that delivers the best in performance and portability. It sounds so good and takes up so little space, it will change the way you think about personal audio.
Mount a pair in the corners of large room. You'll be surprised how big they sound. Hide one in a bookshelf, take one out to the patio table, or throw one in your bag for a picnic. The Pulse Flex allows you the true flexibility you've been looking for in a multi-room music streaming system.
An optional battery pack delivers up to eight hours of high-res streaming. All Bluesound players are enabled with Bluetooth aptX, allowing you to enjoy hi-fi performance virtually anywhere you want to go. Wi-fi is built in, too. A super fast Gigabit Ethernet interface gives you the option of wired access to your network. Plus there is a USB-A input, an optical input, and an analog input.
Use Two for Expansive Stereo
Like all Pulse all-in-one players, when used in pairs, the Pulse Flex is designed to create a large stereo sound field that will expand the way you think about all-in-one music players.
Each Pulse Flex has one 1" tweeter, one 3.5" bass driver, and a bi-amplification offering 2 x 10-watts of power for a big 20 watts of total system power.
Control with Your Smartphone or Tablet
Play, pause, and select your streaming tracks from the hard-button ontrols on the top panel. For added functionality, the Pulse Flex, like all Bluesound players, is controlled from your smartphone or tablet using the free BluOS app. The app brings all you music sources together for complete control whether they are in the cloud, on your computer or phone, or from almost any other source via the various digital and analog inputs. Stream from Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, or connect to your wired LAN. Whatever the musical source, Bluesound will play it in the highest resolution, all the way up to studio master-quality 24/192 resolution.
Blazingly Fast CPU
The Pulse Flex's CPU has been substantially upgraded from the previous Bluesound generation. It is one of the most powerful ARM® Cortex™ processors available and boasts A9 cores and a blazing 1 GHz clock speed. This delivers flawless decoding of lossless files at high sampling rates along with snappy response times to complex tasks. Massive computing power takes the streaming experience to new levels of responsiveness and control.
Delivers Every Detail
With its 32-bit/192 kHz DAC, the Pulse Flex delivers every detail of the world's most accurate 24-bit/192kHz studio master recordings in lossless FLAC format (assuming your speakers are up to the challenge). It also plays AAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, WMA-L, OGG, and MP3 audio formats. It is compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 and Apple Macintosh OS X 7-10 for music sharing.
Easy Setup, Impressive Performance
Unlike many other wireless audio products, the Bluesound system is incredibly easy to set up and use. And the performance is unsurpassed.
All Bluesound models have combined optical digital/analog inputs that can distribute music from a source connected to one Bluesound device to other devices on the network. All models have Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity with aptX, for one-to-one pairing with smart devices. The hallmarks of the original Bluesound line remain, including support for high-res audio to 24/192.
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."