About this project
Digital music is transforming our lives! The advent of smart devices, music streaming services and digital music files has made it more convenient to access limitless library of music everywhere we go.
Left behind in this transformation are the traditional Hi-Fi sound systems, legacy stereo receivers and music docks that can be found in virtually every home.
Even though the traditional audio systems deliver far superior sound quality, they don’t allow access to the full range of music streaming options.
auris bluMe has been designed to transform your audio experience, seamlessly blending your current digital music technology with your classic audio equipment.
It's a true high fidelity Bluetooth music receiver that streams high quality audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth enabled smartphone, computer or tablet to any music system or powered speakers. bluMe allows you to enjoy all of your high definition digital music with all the clarity, crispness and full emotional impact your legacy Hi-Fi audio system can deliver.
It's a super high fidelity component that brings out the full sound quality potential that is hidden inside the Bluetooth protocol.
With a reputation for poor sound quality and limited operating range, why would we chose Bluetooth over various other wireless audio options such as Airplay, Sonos, etc.? The answer is access and compatibility.
Every modern smartphone, tablet and laptop comes Bluetooth equipped, providing instant compatibility for all. It doesn’t need additional drivers, software, apps, or to be within the range of a wireless router. Bluetooth is a familiar technology to everyone and its ease of use and convenience is proven by the surging popularity of portable Bluetooth speakers today.
bluMe is more than a Bluetooth music receiver; it’s also a Digital to Analog Converter (DAC). Digital tracks are simple sequences of code. To turn this code into a signal that speakers can recognize, you need digital-to-analogue converters (DACs for short).
Poor quality DACs can lose detail in the conversion process. We tested countless DACs over many months and in the end decided to work with the world-renowned 'Miracle DAC' AK4396 by AKM, a top of the line high fidelity DAC usually found only in top shelf audiophile home audio and home theater systems.
It’s a true 192kHz 24-bit upsampling DAC sporting a high SNR of 120dB and is well regarded for its impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics. in short, this means that the sound you hear is crystal clear, rich and retains a wonderfully full dynamic range.
bluMe applies the latest in Bluetooth technology, the Bluetooth 4.1 to stream any format of music from your smart device, laptop or PC.
Most devices use the basic SBC Bluetooth music codec. While this may be okay for some, but if you want great quality, it's simply not good enough.
bluMe uses Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) and aptX®, a superior performance digital audio codec. This combination of advanced hardware and firmware preserves all the musical detail, dynamic range and full bandwidth response, bringing out the best possible sound from your digital sources, for a sound that is far superior to standard Bluetooth streamed music.
The delay between your TV and speakers is a common problem within many wireless audio solutions. With bluMe, enjoy great movies knowing that picture and sound will always sync perfectly.
bluMe features the latest aptX® Low Latency technology that reduces this latency down to less than 40 ms, eliminating lip-sync issues to give you the smoothest audio/visual experience available.
Limited range and signal dropouts have traditionally plagued Bluetooth audio systems.
To combat this issue, bluMe employs special circuitry and a precision-tuned external high gain antenna to extend the wireless range, ensuring consistent, stable, strong, and glitch-free performance for 30 meters (100 feet), providing much more versatility than other Bluetooth receivers.
bluMe's cutting edge technology maintains a robust and balanced wireless sound experience that is unaffected by interference from surrounding wireless networks.
This results in superior 24-bit, upsampled audio that will completely redefine your perception of wireless sound.
bluMe has two high quality gold-plated RCA jacks that operate as analog outputs. Any audio system with a standard analog audio input can connect to bluMe with the supplied RCA-RCA signal cable.
For systems that have 3.5mm “mini” jack input, use the supplied RCA-mini cable.
bluMe also features a Digital Optical (SPIDF) Out so that you can connect to an outboard DAC or the digital input of a surround receiver, giving you a 100% pure high-res digital signal through to your sound system.
Pairing any smart device to bluMe is a breeze. Simply push the control button on the front of the unit briefly and it automatically goes into pairing mode. Activate Bluetooth in your smart device, select "auris bluMe" from the list of available devices and you’re ready to rock!
bluMe can connect to one smart device at a time, but is capable of remembering up to 8 devices. When more than one device needs to stream through bluMe, just turn Bluetooth off in the first device, turn Bluetooth on in the second, and select "auris bluMe" as the device. There is no need to reset bluMe and press its control button a second time once the device is stored.
Even powering bluMe is easy. Draw power from a wall socket, or from the included USB cable, which means you can power it directly from your PC, Laptop, and more recent TVs and sound systems.
Result of an elaborate manufacturing process, the chassis is extruded out of aerospace grade aluminum and high quality anodizing provides optimum protection and finish.
bluMe is a premium product in every sense which completely blends while sitting next to even the costliest and most attractive home audio components.
Vast majority of us tend to hard wire our smart devices to an audio system by either using a dock that pulls analog out of the device or by hooking up to the headphone output jack. In both cases the digital signal is processed by cheap low fidelity DAC used in all smart devices.
With bluMe the digital signal is processed by its high-end DAC and audio decoders. No wonder bluMe sounds better than wired hookups!
bluMe can play any audio source a Bluetooth enabled device can access, opening up a virtually unlimited universe of music to enjoy through your Hi-Fi audio system.
So you’re always in control not just of the music that’s stored on your device but also access music streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify, internet radio stations, podcasts and even music libraries connected to a wireless home network...all instantly, wirelessly in Hi-Fi quality.
With a choice of either Black, Gold or Silver you’re sure to find a bluMe that matches your stereo system.
bluMe ships with a specially designed drawstring microfiber bag. You can now put bluMe in it's little microfiber bag, stick it in your coat pocket and take it with you anywhere there is power, a stereo amp or powered speakers and a Bluetooth device to provide the music.
Made out of high quality microfiber, this pouch will protect bluMe from dust, scratches and is the perfect fabric for eliminating pesky fingerprints.
With every Auris product, you receive our 1-year Limited Warranty. For more details, see the warranty section of our website.
At Auris, our philosophy is about empowering our innovative creative streak to enhance user experience. Team Auris wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for backers like you who kickstarted our first product auris freeDa: Bluetooth for your Dock in 2012 and later auris skye: WiFi for your Dock in 2013.
We are a team of friends, designers, engineers, audio geeks, and operations experts bound together with one sole purpose in mind: creating audio solutions that simplify and enhance modern lifestyle.
Creation is our mantra – we use your valued input to form a foundation for our technique and master each design using a number a factors and key elements of the music lifestyle. Our creations are a part of our commitment to our consumers and we strive and work on to diligently improve upon their experiences and much more.
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Risks and challenges
Our team at Auris has extensive experience in design, electronics and manufacturing. We have successfully developed and produced several products in the consumer electronics market.
We have built a few functional prototypes and extensively tested all of its key technologies. As this is our third time launching a product on Kickstarter, issues should also be minimal.
We promise to keep our Kickstarter backers updated on all our progress.
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