Bluesound Professional, the premium distributed audio ecosystem for commercial spaces, announced the immediate availability of the BSP1000 and BSP500 network active loudspeakers. Both models incorporate integrated streaming capability designed specifically for use in either indoor or outdoor commercial installations. The BSP1000 and BSP500 speakers are offered in choice of White or Black matte finish and come supplied with an integral wall mounting bracket for easy installation.
The units are powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE) allowing a one-wire connection to the speaker for both power and audio. The player in the BSP 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 and internet radio stations. As well as stand-alone use, it is possible to use a pair of BSP speakers in stereo configuration and multiple speakers in a room in either mono or stereo configurations. Use of either BSP model in a larger BluOS system is also possible, allowing for grouping into user-definable groups of whatever size is required with other BSP speakers and/or any other connected Bluesound Professional players, amplified players or network speakers on the network in an installation.
Both models utilize a 1” HF driver while the BSP1000 features a 6.5” LF driver and the BSP500 utilizes a 5.25” woofer. Each is powered by a high efficiency amplifier including a low power standby mode. The LF driver on BSP1000 is port loaded with a provided port plug for outdoor use. The frequency response of the BSP1000 is 45Hz-23kHz (63Hz – 23kHz for the BSP500) and the THD+N of either model is 0.095% at full rated power. Access to content and power is via wired ethernet for glitch-free streaming. High efficiency electronics and drive units provide a maximum SPL of 100dB (using PoE++).
Control of the speakers can be readily accomplished by any Windows/Mac computer as well as any iOS/Android phone, tablets the Bluesound Professional CP100 wall mount controller and many third-party control systems. Security provisions prevent any unauthorized control of the system.
An integral bracket allows for wall mounting with 90 degrees of swivel and 170 degrees of rotation possible. IP65 rating allows for either indoor or outdoor use.
“At Bluesound Professional, our focus is to combine exceptional sound quality with unique flexibility and convenience for both the installer and their customers”, 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 BSP1000 and BSP500:
• Full range Network Active Streaming Speaker System
• Power over Ethernet to allow single wired connection for both power and signal (using either PoE+ or PoE++)
• Indoor or Outdoor Use (IP65 rated)
• Two or more BSP models can pair in stereo or multiple mono configuration
• Flexible and unlimited grouping of zones within a BluOS system
• Integration with local network content storage
• Supplied with versatile wall mount bracket
• Support of Hi-Res audio up to 192kHz/24 bit
• Support of MQA content