Bluesound Professional BSP200 Network Streaming Speaker — AV.technology
New PoE Speaker Features Hi-Fi Proven Sound Quality with Distinctive Streaming and Connection Capabilities
Bluesound Professional announces the launch of the BSP200 network streaming speaker. The BSP200 is an all-in-one PoE solution featuring the convenience of precision BluOS app control. Offered in a choice of White or Black matte finish, the BSP200 is now shipping in North America and globally in July 2021.
The BSP200 is powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE+) allowing a one-wire connection to the speaker for both power and audio. The player in the BSP200 speaker is based on the established BluOS platform and is capable of playing and distributing content from local network storage as well as from a large number of streaming services, including some specifically designed for commercial use, such as SoundMachine, Custom Channels, QSIC, SiriusXM Music for Business and internet radio stations.
In addition to stand-alone use, a pair of BSP200’s can be used in stereo configuration. The BSP200 can also be used in a larger BluOS system, allowing for grouping into user-definable groups of whatever size is required with other BSP200 units and/or any other connected Bluesound Professional players on the network in an installation.
The BSP200 features a 3.5” LP driver and a 1” HF driver powered by a 23W high efficiency amplifier including a low power standby mode. The frequency response of the speaker is 45Hz- 20kHz and the THD+N of the system is 0.003% at full rated power. Built-in DSP allows for equalisation as well as other audio processing. Access to content is via ethernet for glitch-free streaming. A USB input further adds to the capability of the system by providing replay of files stored on connected drives. High efficiency electronics and drive units provide a maximum SPL of 102dB (using PoE+).
Control of the speaker can be readily accomplished by any Windows or Mac computer as well as any iOS or Android phone or tablet and the Bluesound Professional CP100 wall mount controller. Third party control is also possible with any of the leading systems. Security provisions prevent any unauthorised control of the system.
An optional bracket allows for wall mounting with 40 degrees of swivel and 360 degrees of rotation. The PoE power supply makes this player easy to install in minutes with one Ethernet cable and eliminates the cost of providing an AC mains receptacle typical for all powered speakers.
“At Bluesound Professional, our focus is to combine exceptional sound quality with unique flexibility and convenience for both the installer and their customer,” explained Graeme Harrison, Vice President and General Manager for Bluesound Professional. “Of course, reliability of the components as well as the BluOS operating system is also paramount, so the brand is all about testing and continuous improvement.”
Key Features of the Bluesound Professional BSP200:
- Full-range network streaming speaker system
- One-wire PoE+ connection of both power and audio
- Two BSP200’s can pair in stereo configuration
- Flexible and unlimited grouping of zones within a BluOS system
- Integration with local network content storage
- Support of Hi-Res audio up to 192kHz/24 bit
- Support of MQA content