Bluesound Players are designed with utmost significance given to user accessibility. This allows the players to always be ready to stream audio with a touch in the BluOS Controller App.
When Bluesound Players are idle (waiting to receive a command), they consume very little power like a switch or router. Also, all the players remain interconnected even when you are not listening to music.
When Generation 2/2i and later players are idle for more than 15 minutes, they enter Power Save mode to conserve energy (power consumption less than 6W). However, the players remain responsive to App commands and are available on the network.
If you want to reduce the power consumption further when the player is idle or not used for an extended period, press the PLAY/PAUSE* button for 5 seconds to switch the player to Vacation Mode (power consumption less than 0.5W).
In Vacation Mode, all network activity is disabled, and the player does not appear in the App. You can disable the vacation mode and restore the player to Ready Mode by simply pressing the PLAY/PAUSE* button again.
Vacation mode is available only in Generation 2 or later players.
For more information on the Power Consumption of each Bluesound Product, refer to their specifications.
*The PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i does not have a PLAY/PAUSE button but instead has a dedicated STANDBY button on the rear panel.