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Rip, Store, Play, and Enjoy in Hi-Res Audio!
The Vault 2 makes the Bluesound family unique in the world of wireless music systems.
Rip all your CDs rapidly in high-resolution FLAC format, space-saving MP3, or both simultaneously. Purchase and download high-res tunes from only services like HDtracks and highresaudio.com, no computer needed. With a noise-dampened, dedicated 2TB hard drive built right in, your music collection will know no bounds.
Compared to the original model Vault, the more powerful Dual-Core ARM® Cortex™ A9 processor allows the Vault 2 to multi-task even more effectively. Gigabit Ethernet connectivity dramatically boosts high-bandwidth demands of streaming to multiple rooms in larger homes.
Stop wasting power by leaving your computer on to access your digital music library. The Vault 2 offers a shareable access point to all other devices on the same network, including your computer. It will transform your hi-fi into a next-generation wireless multi-room system, and rediscover your own music as well as the infinite possibilities that downloading and streaming in high-res can deliver.
Connect for Sound
Using the RCA to RCA cable provided, connect the Vault 2 directly to an input on your existing stereo, amplifier or home theatre receiver. Alternatively, using the Mini Plug to RCA cable provided, connect the Vault directly to your computer, dock player, or bookshelf system. The Vault 2's coax and Toslink optical digital outputs let you connect the Vault to equipment with a digital inputs.
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.
Connect to Network
Connecting the Vault 2 to your home network couldn't be easier. Using the Ethernet cable provided, connect one end to the Vault, and the other end directly to your wired home network or router. That's all there is to it. To expand the capabilities of the Vault 2, use it with other Bluesound players, which connect to your home network via WiFi or Ethernet for playback in any room.
Delivers Every Detail
The Vault 2 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.
"The entire system is designed for easy setup with no computer required. Users operate it with a smartphone or tablet BlueOS app," notes Grant Clauser in an ElectronicHouse.com review of the original Bluesound system for October 18, 2013 "Music from the Vault includes cover art to make it easy to find the album you're looking for… 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."
"For those people looking for a nice, simple, convenient and good-sounding one box/one app solution for ripping CDs, playing your ripped and downloaded files, streaming music from Internet radio, Rdio, Slacker Radio, and Qobuz, and purchasing music from HighResAudio, the Bluesound Vault has got your number and its one of one in today's marketplace," reports Michael Lavorgna in his Audiostream.com, January 21, 2013 review of the original Bluesound system. "Just add an iOS or Android device as a remote and you'll be rollin' in tunes in no time."
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."
New Generation 2 Features
"For those people looking for a nice, simple, convenient and good-sounding one box/one app solution for ripping CDs, playing your ripped and downloaded files, streaming music from Internet radio, Rdio, Slacker Radio, and Qobuz, and purchasing music from HighResAudio, the Bluesound Vault has got your number and its one of one in today's' marketplace. Just add an iOS or Android device as a remote and you'll be rollin' in tunes in no time."
- Michael Lavorgna, Audiostream.com, January 21, 2014, review of original Vault model
"The Vault is something new to this product category. It's a CD-ripper with a 1 TB hard drive for storing your digital music. The Vault can rip CDs in the lossless FLAC format (or as MP3s if you're not concerned with high resolution). In fact, it can rip into both formats simultaneously. You can connect it via stereo outputs to a sound system and… stream the stored music to your other Bluesound components."
"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, review of original Vault model
|Write Your Own Review|
|I Couldn't Be Happier|
For a couple years I have been looking for a more convenient solution to listening to and saving my collection of more than 800 CDs. I saw this product in the Audio Advisor catalog and called them up. The salesman named Kaan - like in the Star Trek movie - was very knowledgeable and very helpful. He convinced me to give this machine a try. I love it! It takes only a few minutes to rip each CD. The control app makes the process very easy and also makes it easy to organize all my music. My whole experience with the Vault and with Audio Advisor has been a pleasure. I couldn't be happier with the result.
|- Bruce T, AL|
Love the Vault 2! Great sound quality. Takes around five minutes to rip a CD. Love having all my CDs accessible anywhere in my house through the Bluesound system, too.
|- John J., CO|
I am using the Vault 2 to house my collection of over 1,000 classical music files including many ripped from CDs and other hi-res versions downloaded from online. Most of the high-end audio media servers in the $2,000 price range do not include a DAC, but this one does. The Vault 2 is a high quality and is a well engineered device. It was easy to install, it sounds great, and rips CDs quickly. I find the BluOS app is well designed and allows you to find your music fast.
|- Andrew T, NH|
|The Solution I Needed|
The Vault 2 seems to be the perfect solution for me. Am using with the Cambridge AZUR 851 and Grado Reference headphones to keep my listening experience at the highest level while keeping physical space needs minimal. I have a huge collection of MP3 files of both music and old time radio show broadcasts. Pro: Huge storage. Handles all sorts of music file formats. Con: The OS had trouble indexing my collection of old time radio shows, but Bluesound support were great helping me sort through this issue.
|- Jin Xu, DC|
|Thank You, Audio Advisor!|
Love the sound when streaming music through TIDAL. I found this was the easiest way to rip and store my collection of CDs. Just put them in the slot and the Vauilt does the rest for you. Simple! Amaizng storage capacity - 2TB. Since the purchase I have ordered other Bluesound devices and am using throughout my big, 5,000 sq ft home. They all connect and sound great straight from the box. Salesman Tim helped me with my questions and I can recommend dealing with him. Thanks, Audio Advisor.
|- Synchronicity, MI|
This unit was the perfect solution for my apartment where space is at a premium. I ripped all my hundreds of CDs over a long weekend and put them in storage. Now I can easily access them from the Bluesound app. Like the many connectivity options and the simple interaction buttons on the top. Massive 2TB harddrive is included so I'm not worried about running out of storage. Connecting to the internet radio was a breeze. The unit automatically rips CDs when you put them in and then adds them to your music collection. Its about as idiot-proof as you can get. I should know, I'm one of them.
|- Rusty D.G., NY|
|You Can't Go Wrong Here|
This was not cheap, but was an excellent value for the money spent. Very easy to install and even easier to use on a daily basis. I have already ripped a few hundred CDs and have more to go, but I am mostly listening to Tidal streaming service during the day as I am working from home. Tidal sounds suprisingly good to me, at least when played through the Vault. CDs sound better and my hi-res files purchased through HDTracks.com sound amazing. You really can't go wrong with this thing.
|- Required Field, CA|
|Bluesound vs Sonos|
If you have tried the Sonos music system as I have then you've got to hear the Bluesound! Just like the Sonos, the Bluesound system is very easy to set up at home but the sonic difference is OMG so much better! Bluesound also has so much more to offer. It plays hi-res music files, for one. Also stores and incredible number of music files - literally thousands upon thousands of CDs. This one also rips and stores your CDs for you and Sonos doesnt do that. The main thing for me is the sound quality. The Bluesound is clearly superior to the Sonos. The difference is similar to the difference between an inexpensive DAC and an excellent one - greater clarity, especially in the bass, a more open sound with greater depth. The difference is especially apparent on complex music mixes, those with a lot of bass, and on voices. Now I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the Sonos, its just that, in my experience, the Bluesound is superior and I hear it every single time I listen.
|- My Two Cents, KY|
|Exceptional piece of audio equipment|
The Vault2 replaced my Arcam Alpha 7 cd player. I was somewhat apprehensive about the Vault2 providing either better or at least the same level of quality of fidelity of my Alpha 7. At $1200 for the Vault2 the cost of the Vault2 was less expensive than my Alpha 7. The one thing to be aware of is the Vault2 is worthless without an Internet connection. I had purchased a device that plugs into the wall socket and then the router, a second piece that plugged into the wall socket and has an ether net cable that plugs into the Vault2. This gave the Vault2 Internet connection. Unfortunately, I have an old small house, just big enough for my wife, myself and our two Labrador Retrievers. With the device I just described, the house needs to be rewired and a new breaker panel. TheVault2 is worthless without an Internet connection. I had the cable company come out and install an ether net jack exclusively for the Vault2. I am now so pleased with this purchase as well as the quality of the sound provided by the Vault2. With a standard HDD capacity of two Terabytes it will hold a significant amount of music. When adding the CD's there are stored in the highest quality format possible. Simply the best audio purchase I have made.
|- JAMES S, CO|
Easy setup and easy to rip your music. If you already have digital tracks then it is a snap to transfer the files to the Vault. It has no built in wifi so you must connect it to either a router or an extender Mine is connected to my network via an Apple Express. It is difficult to discern the difference between the original CD and the ripped digital track. Hi Resolution tracks sound excellent. Several music services to choose from. in MHO TIDAL is best. MQA supported.Highly Recommended!
|- Ronald J, TX|