Bluesound blends the forces of music and technology together in an ecosystem designed to deliver the best audio quality possible. Bluesound employs various architectures and technologies to achieve this, from advanced proprietary software to end-to-end hi-res audio processing. Harnessing the power of BluOS, consumers can wirelessly connect their Bluesound speakers and digital players, and stream any music file – MP3 to 24-bit/192kHz – as well as many popular music streaming services to any room in the home with the control of a smartphone, tablet or laptop. While BluOS connects your devices, lossless audio technologies such as Hi-Res Audio (HRA) and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) allow you to hear your music in master quality just as the artist intended.
BluOS is an advanced operating system and music management software that allows you to access and stream lossless music up to 24-bit/192kHz to every room using your home network. Locate music anywhere on a home network, cloud music service or Internet radio station, and share it with any BluOS-enabled music system in your home. This powerful software, developed together with the most advanced audio technologies from NAD Electronics and Bluesound, also allows custom integrators to connect, manage and control networked music in a connected home with support for 3rd party control systems.
Visit www.bluesound.com/downloads to download the BluOS Controller App.
With full support for high-resolution audio on Bluesound, listeners can stream uncompressed WAV, ALAC, and FLAC music files up to 24-bit/192kHz over your existing WiFi network or a connected USB device. Hi-res music collections are 24-bit/96kHz or 24-bit/192kHz tracks and contain up to 6.5x more data than standard CDs, letting you hear all the detail of your favorite music in superior quality.
Visit www.sony.com for more information.
MASTER QUALITY AUTHENTICATED
Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is a revolutionary end-to-end technology built into every Bluesound Player that captures and delivers master quality audio to any room in your home. All Bluesound Players include a powerful decoder and audio renderer for the MQA system. The MQA logo shown in the BluOS app indicates that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and lets you know that you are hearing exactly what the artist recorded and approved in the studio.
Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.
With aptX® Bluetooth on Bluesound, you can wirelessly stream any music or app from a Bluetooth-enabled device in pure CD-quality, opening up a whole new realm of stream possibilities for anyone in the room. aptX® Bluetooth significantly reduces the bit rate without affecting audio quality or introducing latency issues, and lets you enjoy higher-quality streams on any Bluesound Player, in or outside your home.