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

Bluesound VAULT 2I (Black)

Streaming Music Player, Vault and CD-Ripper

In stock

In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(1 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. 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.

”All things considered, Bluesound’s Vault 2i is a slick and highly practical addition to a BluOS networked music setup.” ’Hi-Fi Choice’ – Recommended.

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.
”All things considered, Bluesound’s Vault 2i is a slick and highly practical addition to a BluOS networked music setup.” ’Hi-Fi Choice’ – Recommended.

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 Stylish and compact Due to COVID 19, I bought this over email and phonecalls from Paul at Richer, Manchester. He was very helpful. The order came within 24 hours. I had several teething troubles connecting to my router which Paul tried to help with. Once he couldn’t he referred me to Bluesound in London. Sorted rapidly. The Vault 2i is brilliant. Smaller than I thought, and fits under the TV. It is a bit tedious to rip hundreds of CDs, but, my 8 year old grandson loves doing it. The memory is astounding within the machine, I might have to do my LPs now!!
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from BluOS kit to move us into C21 The Vault and speakers have taken us into wifi, streaming world with the upload of our CDs ongoing. Speaker sound is great and installation fairly easy.
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a piece of tec that works Bought the vault to sort my cd collection and while still loading a/b cd's only one has come up as unrecognisable( haven't figured out how to fix yet). sound wise spotify sounds better than ever and cd's as good if not better than my arcam cds25. the set up is easy peasy it downloads any upgrades before you get started this in its self makes everything easy as everything is online. one small problem was how to turn the unit off, a quick search found pressing play for upto 15 seconds switched the unit off. Overall my fears of hi tec were unfounded and I am pleased with my purchase
Date published: 2020-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit I was slightly concerned that the app to run this would be less than ideal as some reviews have commented .I have found it an absolute piece of cake to use straight out of the box with great sound .Thanks to Bradley at the Plymouth store .
Date published: 2020-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brillant piece of kit,very impressed! I bought this Vault to replace my old and 'flaky' Cocktail Audio cd ripper, which I have used for a number of years. The Bluesound VAULT 2I is well and truly a big upgrade and understandably very much updated in comparison due to change in technology over the years. You just plug it in, load a cd and it just works!, so easy.I have Cat 6 ethernet around our home and it was simple to set up. I have loaded c 350 cds in ten days, initially I thought it would be an arduous task, but just take a cd out and add another it's not an issue. I looked at other units/models but there seemed to be little choice at the price range I was looking at. Lots of reviews at other units twice the price didn't justify the additional expenditure for me.Furthermore the DAC sounds better to me than my current av receiver and to my ears is certainly an improvement to my old unit. What I am blown away with is the software,I am oldish have problems working with software and just love the presentation of albums, and ease of search function and the decent quality/size of jpegs for album covers. Haven't quite sorted the sub woofer calibration settings yet, but at day 10 my priority is loading all my cd's first! One mistake(for me personally), I ordered the remote for the unit.As soon as I opened the remote I realised I had made a silly mistake! Why on earth did I buy the remote,5 minutes using my iPad or iPhone, I realised the remote was redundant.I have since returned it for a refund. So if you are thinking of ripping your cd's, just do it! It is so easy to use and for the first time ever my wife is using it-its just so accessible. If you want to spent £2k to £3k for a unit I suggest thats only necessary if you have a £10k hi-fi system. I thoroughly recommend this Vault and am very happy with it so far.
Date published: 2020-12-03
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
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(1 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. 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.