Bluesound VAULT 2I (Black) Streaming Music Player, Vault and CD-Ripper

Bluesound VAULT 2I (Black)

Streaming Music Player, Vault and CD-Ripper

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Open Box Guide Price
(6 available across all stores)

£984.95 RRP £1099.0000

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Refurbished Guide Price
(2 available across all stores)

£929.95 RRP £1099.0000

SAVE

15%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

Much more than a NAS drive, the Bluesound VAULT 2i is the smarter way to store and stream your music.

Generation 2i

Version Gen 2i brings a whole raft of streaming improvements. Apple AirPlay 2 is now supported, as is aptX HD Bluetooth. The HD version of aptX Bluetooth streaming supports 24-bit audio, making this the best quality Bluetooth connection to date. Another bonus is the adoption of dual-band wi-fi. The new wi-fi chip lets you take advantage of the less noisy 5 GHz band. This results in faster connection times and fewer interruptions from other network traffic.

Two-way Bluetooth for compatibly with Bluetooth headphones
Another bonus with this Gen 2i version is two-way Bluetooth. This not only lets you connect up Bluetooth music sources put also outputs to Bluetooth accessories, primarily Bluetooth headphones in this case.

Store your all your music in one safe place, with the VAULT 2i
With a massive 2TB storage on-board, the VAULT 2i is capacious enough to store all your music files – even in Hi-Res audio. Rip all your CDs and music files on USB and store them on the hard drive without using a computer. The ultra-quiet hard drive then plays the music, anywhere, at any time, on the Bluesound multi-room streaming system.

Bluesound – the connoisseurs’ choice for music streaming
Since it was first established, Bluesound has been committed to the highest quality, easy to use multi-room streaming system. Hi-Res music playback is at the heart of Bluesound, which is just one of the reasons it sounds so good. Don’t just take our word for it though; take a look at the myriad of rave reviews. What Hi-Fi, Stuff, EISA and AVS Forum are just a few of the big publications and sites to award Bluesound their highest laurels.

Stream music around your home
A wide range of Bluesound speakers and streamers let you set up a comprehensive music system around your home. Choose between Ethernet and advanced wi-fi for quick and easy set up with your existing home network. With blazing-fast ARM Cortex A9 processors at their heart, you can be assured of smooth, seamless sound with no skips or dropouts – even with Hi-Res music files. Play your music around your home in perfect sync or have different music playing in different rooms – the choice is yours.

Access Internet radio and cloud music services such as Spotify and Tidal
Although you can access your own digital music library, Bluesound also gives you access to near-unlimited music via Internet radio and the best streaming music services. Compatible with Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and Napster, amongst others, the VAULT 2i is ever-ready to play your favourite music. Being compatible with Hi-Res music files also makes the VAULT 2i the perfect match for Tidal, Qobuz and other premium, Hi-Res music services.

Control by iOS, Android, Kindle, Windows or Mac
With the Bluesound streaming system, you’re not stuck with a single operating system. Full control is possible with Apple iOS (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad), Android and Kindle Fire smartphones and tablets. Desktop control is also possible via Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 and Apple OS X Mac.

Dedicated music source
With flexibility at its core, you don’t have to wirelessly stream music to another unit with the VAULT 2i. Conventional RCA and digital (coaxial and optical) outputs let you connect to almost any amp or AV receiver and use the VAULT as a conventional music streamer. There’s even a headphone socket for direct and personal listening.

Stylish and unobtrusive
No bigger than a typical wi-fi router, the Bluesound VAULT 2i fits in easily. A choice of black or white finishes also lets it blend with your décor. If you don’t have your phone or tablet to hand, a simple touch sensitive interface gives you direct control.

Store all your precious music in one place, with the Bluesound VAULT 2i.
Much more than a NAS drive, the Bluesound VAULT 2i is the smarter way to store and stream your music.

Generation 2i

Version Gen 2i brings a whole raft of streaming improvements. Apple AirPlay 2 is now supported, as is aptX HD Bluetooth. The HD version of aptX Bluetooth streaming supports 24-bit audio, making this the best quality Bluetooth connection to date. Another bonus is the adoption of dual-band wi-fi. The new wi-fi chip lets you take advantage of the less noisy 5 GHz band. This results in faster connection times and fewer interruptions from other network traffic.

Two-way Bluetooth for compatibly with Bluetooth headphones
Another bonus with this Gen 2i version is two-way Bluetooth. This not only lets you connect up Bluetooth music sources put also outputs to Bluetooth accessories, primarily Bluetooth headphones in this case.

Store your all your music in one safe place, with the VAULT 2i
With a massive 2TB storage on-board, the VAULT 2i is capacious enough to store all your music files – even in Hi-Res audio. Rip all your CDs and music files on USB and store them on the hard drive without using a computer. The ultra-quiet hard drive then plays the music, anywhere, at any time, on the Bluesound multi-room streaming system.

Bluesound – the connoisseurs’ choice for music streaming
Since it was first established, Bluesound has been committed to the highest quality, easy to use multi-room streaming system. Hi-Res music playback is at the heart of Bluesound, which is just one of the reasons it sounds so good. Don’t just take our word for it though; take a look at the myriad of rave reviews. What Hi-Fi, Stuff, EISA and AVS Forum are just a few of the big publications and sites to award Bluesound their highest laurels.

Stream music around your home
A wide range of Bluesound speakers and streamers let you set up a comprehensive music system around your home. Choose between Ethernet and advanced wi-fi for quick and easy set up with your existing home network. With blazing-fast ARM Cortex A9 processors at their heart, you can be assured of smooth, seamless sound with no skips or dropouts – even with Hi-Res music files. Play your music around your home in perfect sync or have different music playing in different rooms – the choice is yours.

Access Internet radio and cloud music services such as Spotify and Tidal
Although you can access your own digital music library, Bluesound also gives you access to near-unlimited music via Internet radio and the best streaming music services. Compatible with Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and Napster, amongst others, the VAULT 2i is ever-ready to play your favourite music. Being compatible with Hi-Res music files also makes the VAULT 2i the perfect match for Tidal, Qobuz and other premium, Hi-Res music services.

Control by iOS, Android, Kindle, Windows or Mac
With the Bluesound streaming system, you’re not stuck with a single operating system. Full control is possible with Apple iOS (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad), Android and Kindle Fire smartphones and tablets. Desktop control is also possible via Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 and Apple OS X Mac.

Dedicated music source
With flexibility at its core, you don’t have to wirelessly stream music to another unit with the VAULT 2i. Conventional RCA and digital (coaxial and optical) outputs let you connect to almost any amp or AV receiver and use the VAULT as a conventional music streamer. There’s even a headphone socket for direct and personal listening.

Stylish and unobtrusive
No bigger than a typical wi-fi router, the Bluesound VAULT 2i fits in easily. A choice of black or white finishes also lets it blend with your décor. If you don’t have your phone or tablet to hand, a simple touch sensitive interface gives you direct control.

Store all your precious music in one place, with the Bluesound VAULT 2i.
Brand Bluesound
Colour Black
Apple AirPlay Yes
Optical Digital Inputs 3.5mm x 1 (Shared with analogue)
Sub Output Yes
Headphone Output Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes - Optical and Coaxial
USB 1
Weight (KG) 1.84
Bluetooth Yes
Smartphone control Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 220 x 192 x 90
High Resolution Audio Yes
Hard Disc Size 2TB
Wi-Fi Built In yes

MQA Compatibility

Audio Inputs 3.5mm x 1 (Shared with Optical)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising Surprising sounds stage, opened, and detailed. Easy to use.
Date published: 2020-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great device but let down by software interface I bought this to load all my CDs onto and to stream from my Spotify account. The sound is great and the storage is massive even with FLAC. The challenge is the BluOS software which takes some getting used to and isn’t as intuitive as I expected particuarly if you only want to store some tracks of a CD instead of the whole CD. Editing playlists and missing album covers are also not straightforward.
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fast CD ripping and good sound I bought this to digitise my CD collection. The write ups gave it an excellent review, in particular the options for CD ripping. It is also readable by my Sonos system. The slight con from the reviews was the overall price; but in relation to ripping CDs on PC software, it is so much better, and quicker. My wife just puts in another CD for ripping as she walks past the unit. It shouldn't take too long to rip LOTS of CDs.
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great unit, great service. I've had the Vault 2i for a couple of weeks now and it's working exactly like I expected. Easy to set up, easy to rip CDs, Tidal works like a treat, nothing more I could really expect. I'd like to thank Derek in Manchester for letting me demo the Vault and for arranging delivery over Christmas in less than 24hrs. Top service!
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound but limited music managemt capacity I have had my Vault 2i for two weeks now and am very pleased with the sound and played through my existing amp. It now replaces my DAB, cassette and CD units as well as storing my existing music collection. But, I think that the Bluesound app is still a bit clunky and cumbersome compared with other music managers. I have found adding and managing my existing library time-consuming and difficult. Would like to see more versatility in the app.
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bluesound vault 2i review Bought this unit after all the great reviews on the usual hifi magazines. Started ripping CDs almost straight away on this unit. I had to figure out that I had to hardwire the unit with an Ethernet cable for the whole thing to work, even the app for the remote on my phone. After alot of help from the richersound staff I managed to use a standard WiFi booster to get the whole thing working. Now I am going to richer sound to get better speakers and an amp for the bluesound.... Great stuff. I think I am an audiophile. :-)
Date published: 2019-06-11
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(6 available across all stores)

£984.95 RRP £1099.0000

SAVE

10%

 

Refurbished Guide Price
(2 available across all stores)

£929.95 RRP £1099.0000

SAVE

15%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.