Bluesound’s Vault 2 can rip, store and stream your entire digital music collection without you needing to turn on your computer. It can also wirelessly stream music stored on the Vault 2—or from the internet or other devices on your home network—to multiple Bluesound players anywhere in your home.
The Vault 2 has CD drive plus a 2TB HD drive to allow simultaneous rip/store operations, and you can store files in multiple formats, including MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, FLAC, ALAC, WAV and AIFF. The Vault 2 can also access internet radio stations and cloud music services and be controlled wirelessly via iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, as well as from Windows and Mac OSX desktops.
‘The Bluesound Vault 2 is the heart of a modern digital music ecosystem, and thanks to Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, you can put it anywhere in your home—in or out of sight—and stream your music to any room,’ said Geoff Matthews, of Convoy International, which distributes Bluesound in Australia.
Vault 2 can stream to any of Bluesound’s powered loudspeakers, or to Dali or PSB powered speakers with Bluesound modules, or to NAD products fitted with Bluesound via BluOs being controlled by the BluOs app. If you already have an existing stereo system, you can connect it to a Bluesound Node 2 and then stream from the Vault to the Node 2, or you can use the Node 2 without the Vault and get the same functionality, save for the storage. ‘The Node 2 connects your gear to all the music ever recorded,’ said Matthews. ‘Online streaming services, internet radio and even your own digital music library imprisoned on a computer, smartphone or external NAS drive—once you own a Node 2, your playback choices become infinite.’ Available now, the Bluesound Vault 2 retails for $2,199 (RRP). The Bluesound Node 2 retails for $999.
Manufacturer’s Specifications: Bluesound Vault 2
● Plays music from: network shares, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, mobile device, USB, cloud services, internet radio.
● File formats: AIFF, WAV, ALAC, FLAC, OGG, WMA, WMA-L, AAC, MP3.
● Cloud services: TIDAL HiFi, Spotify (Connect), Deezer, TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Radio Paradise, CALM Radio.
● All Bluesound players decode MQA
● Bluesound is a Roon Ready partner
● Native Sampling Rates: 32–192kHz.
● Bit Depths: 16-bit, 24-bit.
● SNR: 110dBA
● Processor: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex A9.
● Wired Network: Ethernet RJ45, Gigabit.
● Wireless Network: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.
● Apps: iOS, Apple Watch, Android, Mac OS, Windows, Kindle Fire.
● Outputs: RCA analogue, optical & coaxial digital, headphone, subwoofer.
● Inputs: 2 x USB-A, mini optical digital audio, 3.5mm analogue.
● Control: Touch controls, 12v trigger out, IR in, IR learning (TV Connect).
● Third party control: Control 4, Push Controls, RTI, Crestron.
● Dimensions (WHD): 220×90×190mm
● Weight: 1.9kg
● Price: $2,199 (RRP)
For more information, contact Convoy International