Modify the audio output of the BluOS Player by adjusting the audio settings in the BluOS Controller App.
To adjust the audio output settings of the BluOS Player, perform the following steps:
- In the BluOS Controller App, select the Player Drawer . The list of players connected to the BluOS Controller App is displayed.
- Select the BluOS Player’s context menu (3 dots) and select Audio Settings to display the menu options.
The Audio Settings menu options vary depending on the model of the BluOS Player.
The BluOS Player has three separate configurable profiles. By adjusting settings within these listening modes, you can create a listening profile for TV, Music, and Movie that you can quickly select to enjoy different listening experiences.
After configuring these Listening modes, you can change them directly from the Player Drawer in BluOS Controller App or program an IR remote to select different listening modes.
Enable Tone Controls to adjust the Treble and Bass output levels of your player. Enabling this setting brings down the total volume of your player by 6dB to allow adjustment of the bass and treble outputs from -6dB to 6dB.
- Tone Controls for the PULSE models are enabled by default.
- Tone Controls is disabled and not displayed when MQA external DAC is enabled.
Disabled: All sound signals are transmitted through the player’s analog outputs only.
Enabled: A crossover is applied at 80Hz (default) transmitting sound above 80Hz through the left and right analog outputs, while the sound below 80Hz is transmitted through the subwoofer out (SUBW OUT).
When a PULSE SUB+ is paired with PULSE SOUNDBAR, selecting Subwoofer, displays the PULSE SUB+ Audio Settings.
The BluOS uses the metadata of the selected audio track to configure consistent volume levels between tracks in the play queue. Select any of the following:
- Track gain – To use the track gain value from the song's metadata to have the current track's volume be more consistent with other tracks.
- Album gain – To use the album gain value from the metadata to provide a consistent volume level between all audio tracks on a particular album.
- Smart gain – To allow the BluOS to automatically choose between track gain and album gain values to provide the best replay gain option for your current listening.
Select any of the following to configure the channel output on the BluOS Player.
- Left/Right – Outputs only the Left or Right audio channel.
- Mono – Outputs single-channel audio out of all the available outputs.
- Stereo – Outputs both left and right audio channels.
MQA external DAC
Enable this option when you are using an external DAC that is MQA certified with the BluOS device and choose to have the external DAC handle MQA unfolding rather than the BluOS device.
Note: To enable MQA external DAC, you should enable the Output level fixed and disable Tone Controls.
Output level fixed
Enable this option to always fix the volume of the BluOS Player at maximum level. This is useful when connecting to an external device to the BluOS Player, where you require to control the volume outside of the BluOS Controller App.
Set the upper and lower limit of volume controls in the BluOS Controller App. Modifying the upper or lower volume limits of the BluOS Player allows more fidelity when adjusting the volume.
Audio Clock Trim
When using an external DAC, Audio Clock Trim reduces jitter and increases audio clock timing precision. Not all DACs can handle this. If audible clippings or dropouts occur, disable Audio Clock Trim to avoid BluOS's accuracy setting from interfering with the DAC's firmware.
Enable this setting to create a custom-tailored filter to provide audio like hearing the music live. Enabling Front Row disables certain other audio settings. For more information, refer to the Help Center article.
Adjust the audio output of the BluOS Player to add depth and match the viewing/listening area in three selectable modes – Off, Wide, Wider.
Change this setting to Low or High to increase the volume of the center channel. Dialogs are broadcasted in movie soundtracks and television broadcasts from the center channel.
Enable to turn on the Dynamic Range Compression. This prevents large spikes in volume when streaming audio. (Ideal for small areas such as apartments or condos)
Enable to add additional bass to your listening experience when a subwoofer is not connected to the BluOS Player. If a subwoofer is paired, you could enable Boost to add additional bass.
Restore the audio settings of the selected Listening Mode to default factory settings.