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    Hi Iano

    I suspect the product you really are looking for is a POWERNODE and a set of Passive Bookshelf speakers.

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    iano

    Thank you for the reply.

    Unfortunately, your suspicion is not correct in this case. What I do want is something Bluesound does not currently produce. Only competitors like KEF offer such a product, but those doe not integrate into a system with Bluesound products.

    So I am not asking for a solution, but making a product suggestion. If others also make the same suggestion, it would then become worth Bluesound doing market research to see if they should enter the market.

    My desire is for a higher fidelity stereo pair of speakers, using digitally amplified, powered speakers.

    Currently all combinations of Bluesound products have disadvantages when being used in this way, which puts them in a poor light in comparison reviews, and in practice

    The best fit I have found seems to be Dali speakers which I believe can be compatible with Blueos, but I cannot seem to source them in Australia!

    Consider the KEF-LS50 compared to the KEF-LS-50 wireless ….. powered speakers can be better, and it is normally a bluesound strength. The powernode is great for those who wish to avoid powered speakers, or already have conventional speakers.

    I am suggesting Bluesound should consider a higher end non-stereo solution than the Flex. One that does not bother to put two channels in each unit, which is wasteful when used in pairs. If I am the only one who wants this, then there is of course no point. But I thought I would speak up, in case there are others.

    Bluesound has great 'stereo in one box' speakers, the node and powernode to work with 3rd party speakers (but with limitiations for a digitally amplified powered speaker solution) and a great soundbar,  but no actual two box stereo solution beyond the flex units.   

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    iano

    My dream is an added product to Bluesound range.  At around the price point of 2 Pulse 2i speakers (perhaps a little more) a stereo set 'two box stereo' alternative.  Some rooms could use this slightly further upmarket solution, others use pulse or pulse mini as a 'one box'. 

    The pair could also be grouped with the soundbar as left and right, with the soundbar taking the role of center when in the group mode.  Ok, it is just a dream.  I am going to survive with the Flex speakers and soundbar for now, but one can always dream.    

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  • Hi Iano

    If you are talking about The DALI Soundhub and DALI Callisto, these are actually powered by BluOS.

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    iano

    Yes, The DALI Callisto series is the best answer at this time. Pity the BluosNP-1 for those speakers is only an option and the DALI distribution in Australia right now seems broken.    Perhaps you should even link to the DALI Callisors from the Bluesound website, or mention them in the product range, as that product compliments a 'whole house' system by providing that further tier stereo.  Having them as an option really raises the bar with the whole ecosystem.

    Also, thinking about my earlier suggestion, adding a stereo pair grouped with the soundbar and flex speakers only gives 5.1, and in another thread it mentions you are working on 7.1 , most likely by adding 2 pulse units to that group and again putting the sound bar into center mode. 

    If so, then that just shows you guys know what you are doing.   if you can deliver that it will be a real winner.   The soundbar for most tv, that can turn into a center of a surround system when desired, one of the leading stores here was saying they are asked for that all the time.

    Thanks for the input.  My overall system should be Soundbar, sub, 2 flexs, Pulse 2is for additional 'secondary listening' rooms, and DALI Calistos for the main stereo area (as soon as Dali distribution is sorted). 

     

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