Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server

Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server

Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server



Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server

The Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server is available for demonstration in our Hull store by request.

Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server is at the heart of a modern digital Hi-Fi ecosystem for ripping, storing and downloading music, the perfect digital addition to your hi-fi or part of a Bluesound multi-room system.

Bluesound Generation 2i follows the success of the original and strengthens the range with dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Apple AirPlay 2 facility, updated Bluetooth codecs, enhanced amplification, audio and more while retaining value.

2 TB Hard Drive

With a sizeable 2 TB hard drive, you are able to rapidly rip your CDs in a high-resolution format, or if you wish to save space the MP3 format. Plus, you are able to download and store high-resolution tracks from the internet. With complete access to your digital music collection, you will be able to stream them in studio quality to multiple rooms in your home.

Rip, Store, Download

Easily and speedily rip your CD collection in a high-resolution lossless format or the space-saving MP3 format. Plus, you can purchase, download and store high-resolution tracks on the dedicated ultra-quiet 2TB hard-drive, without needing a computer. With access to your digital music collection, you are able to stream your favourite music in high-res quality to multiple rooms all over the home.

Gigabit Ethernet

The Gigabit Ethernet connection allows you to place the player anywhere you wish, it could be hidden from view whilst still allowing you to stream your music to any room. Connected to the internet you can easily access millions of songs. With premium high-resolution music services and internet radio stations for live streaming are included, you will never be short of new music again. Easily access your music downloads, your entire iTunes library, or a USB network drive.

Apple AirPlay 2

Bluesound Pulse Vault 2i is designed to support AirPlay 2 (to be delivered to Gen 2i owners via upcoming software update). With AirPlay 2, you can stream just about any sound from iPhone, iPad, or Mac to your Bluesound system — all in sync. Stream from your preferred apps or play videos on any iOS device while streaming audio through the Gen 2i player; for example you can watch Netflix on an iPad while filling the room with premium sound.

AirPlay 2 grants users more options for control, including using Siri for voice assistance. Once you add your Gen 2i Player to the Apple Home App on iPhone or iPad, Apple Music subscribers can use their iOS device or HomePod to say things like: “Hey Siri, play smooth jazz in the Living Room” or “Hey Siri, turn it up in the Kitchen.” By grouping a Gen 2i Player with older Bluesound Players in the BluOS App, existing customers can add AirPlay 2 compatibility to their entire BluOS system.

Two-Way Bluetooth

Gen 2i contains Bluesound’s most advanced take on Bluetooth to date - two-way Bluetooth, featuring both Receive and Transmit functionality. Receive function enables users to wirelessly stream to a Bluesound player from any compatible device. The Transmit capability lets users now use their Bluesound Gen 2i Player as a source, sending what they are listening to via Bluetooth to a pair of wireless headphones.

aptX HD Bluetooth

While improving the Bluetooth connectivity in Gen 2i, audio quality improvements are also ensured. The complex Qualcomm CSR8675 chip supports wireless audio via Bluetooth aptX HD; an advanced codec capable of processing 24-bit audio and engineered to boost the signal-to-noise ratio for reduced ambient noise. With the ability to support up to 24bit/48kHz, streaming from an aptX HD compatible device to a Gen 2i Player provides better-than-CD quality, wirelessly. It all contributes to Bluesound's goal to deliver contemporary wireless convenience without compromising quality.

Whilst compatible with MP3 and other digital formats, Bluesound Vault 2i best suits high-res audio. Bluesound did not hold back on the integration of complicated, innovative audio technologies for seamless playback in optimum studio-master recording standard.

32-Bit Architecture

The Vault 2i has been built around a 32-bit architecture using industry-leading multi-core processors, which is combined with an 8x oversampling DAC platform to ensure that your lossless high-resolution music playback is superior in precision and clarity.

BluOS 3.0

Updating to BluOS 3.0, all BluOS users will gain access to new music services like SOUNDMACHINE and Taihe Music Zone (China only) and an easier guided set-up process. Plumbing for BluOS’s first voice integration, Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will be included, with the corresponding library of skills to launch soon. BluOS 3.0 also contains specific support for Gen 2i features like two-way Bluetooth with aptX HD, and enhanced audio EQ settings including wide mode and deep bass.

Dual-Band Wi-Fi

Bluesound has upgraded the Wi-Fi chipset technology to the latest and greatest Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) dual-band offering. This allows you to take advantage of the less noisy 5 GHz band if needed resulting in faster connection times and fewer interruptions from other network traffic.

Part Exchange Available

As you would expect from Fanthorpes hifi, we offer a generous part exchange against the Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server. If you have any hifi that you wish to use as part payment against the Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server then either call us on 01482 223096 or email us at and we will give you a price to change. This is a fantastic and hassle free way of making the Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server more affordable.

Finance Available - No Deposit Required*

Fanthorpes hifi can also offer buy now pay later on the Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year. If you are interested in taking advantage of our payment terms on the Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server email or call us on 01482 223096 and we will email an application form to you

Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server Specification:

  • Performance
  • Processor: Dual-Core ARM CORTEX A9, 1GHz
  • THD+N: 0.005%, SNR: 110dBA
  • Supports OS: XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8, Apple Mac
  • Storage: 2TB internal (low consumption)
  • CD: Slot-loading mechanism
  • Audio
  • Hi-Res files: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF
  • Native Sampling Rates: 32 - 192 kHz
  • Bit Depth: 16 – 24
  • Internet
  • Radio: TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Calm, Paradise
  • Services: Incl JUKE, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster
  • Integration: Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, roon
  • Album Art: JPG
  • Connectivity
  • Network: Ethernet RJ45
  • USB: Type A (Fat32 or NTSF), Type B
  • Audio In: Toslink/3.5mm
  • Audio Outputs
  • Headphone/ 3.5mm Stereo
  • Subwoofer RCA
  • Analog RCA Stereo with FIXED option
  • Coaxial RCA
  • TOSLINK digital optical
  • 12 Volt trigger out
  • AC Cord: Universal bi-pin (100 - 240AC)
  • Wireless: Bluetooth aptX built-in
  • User Interface
  • Mobile: Free Android/iOS App
  • Top Panel: Simple push button control
  • IR Sensor: built in on Front panel
  • General
  • Storage: -10-50°C, 20-80% humidity
  • Operating: 0- 40°C
  • Unit Weight: 1.84 kg / 4.05lbs
  • Dimensions (HWD): 220 x 90 x 192mm
  • Power Consumption: 22 Watts

* No deposit required on in store purchases only. Minimum 10% deposit required for online applications on the Bluesound Vault 2i Music Server.


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Bluesound At Fanthorpes

Bluesound is an award-winning wireless hi-res sound system that lets you play music in any and every room throughout your home. Choose music from your favorite streaming service or from a music library connected to your home network. Control your Bluesound with the free BluOS app for your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Bluesound offers 24-bit native, pure digital wireless streaming music capabilities.