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Bluesound Soundbar and the Powernode get stereo surround setting

Bluesound updated Firmware, that is, Bluesound Soundbar and the Powernode get stereo surround setting from now on.
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Bluesound updated Firmware, that is, Bluesound Soundbar and the Powernode get stereo surround setting.

Bluesound updated Firmware

Bluesound, a manufacturer known for its wireless multiroom speakers, announces that the Soundbar and Powernode can count on a fresh update. The most recent firmware update adds the stereo surround setting to both systems. The firmware is automatically downloaded and installed, so you don’t have to do anything. The upgrade will roll out to everyone starting November 24. So by then you will find version 3.12 on your system.

The option is in addition to the settings already available to Bluesound users. In addition to the theater surround settings for Dolby Digital, you will also be able to opt for stereo surround. It uses proprietary technology by sister brand NAD. It makes it possible to reproduce a surround mix, even when only a stereo signal is available. The setting should produce a natural effect. Dolby recordings are always displayed in their original format.

The stereo surround option extracts the information from the naturally ever-present spaciousness that is present in well-produced stereo recordings. It therefore does not generate any artificial spatiality and no other interventions are applied to the original audio signal. This ensures that the end result stays much closer to the original recording. The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar 2i and the Power node 2i now both offer the possibility to put together a completely wireless home theater surround setup.

“More and more music lovers are looking for a wireless surround setup that still provides a high-quality sound experience in everyday use,” said Matt Simmonds, Bluesound product manager. “The use of stereo surround provides the consumer with a subtle yet extremely natural and spatial representation through the rear channels, even if you only have a stereo source at your disposal.”

The company recently also announced a separate subwoofer, which you can link to the Pulse Soundbar.

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