Bluesound, makers of hi-fidelity multi-room streamers and speakers, has announced the retail availability of the Bluesound HUB Wireless Audio Source Adapter and Network Pre-amp. This network accessory adds non-BluOS audio sources to the BluOS ecosystem, making turntables, TVs, and CD players accessible to Bluesound players for multi-room playback.
The HUB is now available for purchase in North America with products starting to ship to consumers the week of June 20, 2022. Availability in the rest of the world will follow at the end of June and the UK in mid-July. The Bluesound HUB will retail for USD $319 (CAD $419).
The HUB complements an existing Bluesound ecosystem as a network accessory that takes the audio signal from analog or digital sources and transmits them to Bluesound players on the same WiFi network. Users can select the HUB as an input source in the BluOS Controller app before choosing the Bluesound player where the audio will be sent for playback. Up to five sources can be connected to the HUB and two streams, 1 analog and 1 digital, can be simultaneously transmitted from the HUB for dual-zone playback. Grouping is also possible for any stream originating from the HUB.
Key features include:
- Networked Audio Source-sharing with BluOS
- HDMI ARC, Coax Digital, TOSLINK Optical, Analog RCA, MM Phono Inputs
- Dual-band Wi-Fi & Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity
- USB-C Powered
- Low-noise MM Phono Stage
- Control via BluOS app
- Black Matte Finish