17 November 2021
BluOS 3.16 update brings an unforgettable 3D sound experience to your movies, music,
games and shows.
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, NOVEMBER 17, 2021 – Bluesound, makers of the award-winning
hi-res wireless multi-room line of audio players, announced a software update for the PULSE
SOUNDBAR+ that introduces all-new audio settings for realistic home theater sound and adds support
for the immersive power of Dolby Atmos. Ahead of the US Black Friday holiday, customers will be
prompted to update their PULSE SOUNDBAR+ and experience an incredible soundstage that brings a
whole new dimension to movies, music, games and shows.
The PULSE SOUNDBAR+ ($899 in black/$999 in White, U.S. MSRP) is the ultimate audiophile-grade
soundbar that will satisfy any home entertainment need. It is offered in a choice of Black or White finish
and is configurable to a range of home entertainment applications. For ease of installation, it comes
supplied with a wall mount bracket as well as two kickstand feet.
AN IMMERSIVE DOLBY ATMOS EXPERIENCE
The unique BluOS implementation of Dolby Atmos in the PULSE SOUNDBAR+ features four
virtualization profiles – Movie, Music, Late Night and Off – giving customers more features than typical in
other soundbar implementations of Dolby’s audio processing technologies. While content that is encoded
in Dolby Atmos will provide the most realistic experience, any content – from two-channel all the way up
to seven-channel – can be virtualized to provide users a wider, higher, and more enveloping soundstage.
Great care has been taken to assure the timbre of the audio remains natural anywhere in the listening
“We are extremely excited that BluOS 3.16 brings a whole new dimension to our customers’ home
theater experience with the PULSE SOUNDBAR+,” says Matt Simmonds, Bluesound Product Manager.
“Many brands overlook audio quality when implementing new technologies in the soundbar category,
but at Bluesound, audio quality comes first. So we’re delighted that our team’s decades of software
engineering and HiFi audio design experience has made Dolby Atmos in a two-channel soundbar more
believable and natural than ever.”
FLEXIBILITY FOR ANY ENTERTAINMENT SETUP
Connect nearly any audio source to the PULSE SOUNDBAR+ via its array of wired and wireless, digital
and analog connectivity options. TVs, gaming consoles, music streaming services, laptops, and music
libraries can be accessed through HDMI eARC, Apple AirPlay 2, two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, TOSLINK,
RCA, USB, and our proprietary BluOS music streaming system.
MORE POWERFUL, MORE EFFICIENT
Designed for end-to-end efficiency, the PULSE SOUNDBAR+ features a powerful custom-specified
ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core chipset that processes audio 8 times faster than previous generations of
Bluesound architecture. Combined with two WiFi chips to prevent network latency, this flagship board
design offers rock solid and zero-lag audio performance, even for demanding gaming applications.
PRECISION APP CONTROL
The PULSE SOUNDBAR+ offers a spectrum of control options, making it easy to weave home
entertainment into everyday life. Newly added simple touch controls on the front panel now offer quick
access to play, pause and volume. With just a smartphone or tablet, the built-in BluOS wireless multiroom streaming technology can connect and sync audio to, from, and around any room in the home.
Hands-free control of your home entertainment is made possible with popular voice assistants from
Google, Amazon, and Apple, while professional smart home integrators can get access to drivers for
popular control systems like Lutron, Crestron, RTI, Elan, and others.
Like all Bluesound PULSE speaker models, the acoustic design and speaker voicing was performed at
Canada’s National Research Council by Lenbrook’s renowned speaker design and engineering team.
“In 2016, Bluesound launched the world’s first Hi-Res soundbar, setting the bar for audio excellence in
the category that continues to this day,” Simmonds continues. “With the PULSE SOUNDBAR+, we
continue to innovate and refine, making good on our commitment to bring hi-res, HiFi listening to
Highlights of the Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR+:
o Dolby Atmos. With Dolby Atmos, you can experience music, movies, sports and games in the most
immersive and cinematic way.
o Future Forward. Bluesound’s next generation quad-core processor boasts all the power and speed
required for the latest and greatest audio and DSP processing, with built-in headroom for whatever
technologies the future may hold.
o Audio First. The PULSE SOUNDBAR+ stays true to its hi-res audio foundations and its HiFi roots. The
tried and tested amplifier platform packs a punch, allowing you to play loud and dig deep, with tight,
o BluOS. The world’s leading hi-res multi-room system connects the PULSE SOUNDBAR+ to any
other Bluesound Player with precise control in the BluOS app
An alliance of audiophiles. We are the designers, engineers and individuals who have spent our lives in
the music industry. Our founders helped pioneer HiFi in the 70s – innovation and the pursuit of
perfection in audio runs deep in our collective DNA. Bluesound’s sole mission is to create innovative
wireless audio products and technologies that allow for the most true-to-live performance music
reproduction possible, utilizing the most advanced, state-of-the-art digital technology.
US Media Relations
Jeff Touzeau (OLEX Communications)
Shelby Coppola (OLEX Communications)
UK Media Relations
Steve Dalton (OLEX Communications)