Bluesound Node

$999

Brand Bluesound

The Bluesound Node unlocks the world of hi-res music streaming and multi-room audio to create a modern addition to existing hi-fi systems or your favorite set of powered speakers.

Discover all the music ever recorded with access to hundreds of internet radio stations, dozens of streaming music services, or even your own digital music library, with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, Mac or PC computers.

  • Connect to any existing stereo amplifier, AV receiver, or powered audio system.
  • Powered by state of the art Quad-Core 1.8ghz ARM® Cortex™ A53 processor and a 32-bit/384khz premium DAC design.
  • HDMI eARC connectivity, digital, optical and analog input/output options, with wired and wireless headphone and subwoofer outputs.
  • Hi-res audio streaming with access to Internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library.
  • Dual band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and support for 2-way Bluetooth aptX HD Bluetooth ensures music playback without interruption.
  • Create and control a seamless multi-room system with the intuitive BluOS Controller app.
  • Top panel touch controls with presets.
  • IR input and remote learning capability – Control it with the optional Bluesound  RC1 Remote Controller.
  • Connect with the BluVoice skill in the Alexa app and use Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to control Players around the home.
  • AirPlay 2 lets you play music or podcasts from  wireless stereo components throughout your house — all in sync.

 

WIFI Your HiFi

Bring 24-bit hi-res streaming to an existing stereo or to your powered speakers and access all the music ever recorded with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, or Mac or PC computers. Hundreds of internet radio stations, premium music services like Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify and dozens of other music streaming services, are integrated with the NODE's operating system, making music discovery seamless and exciting.

Beauty and Brains

Don't let the size and minimalist looks of the NODE fool you into diminishing its capabilities. Inside, the NODE features an audiophile-grade DAC design that not only supports 24-bit/192 kHz audio processing, but also MQA for master quality listening. Along with powerful software features like tone controls and fixed volume output, you can customize your listening preferences in detail.

Plays Well With Others

Bring music into your NODE using HDMI eARC, Wi-Fi or Ethernet, Apple AirPlay 2, aptX HD Bluetooth, or USB, to hear audio content from streaming services, TV, and your own music library. Listen to your music through your HiFi system or through wired or wireless headphones, by connecting to the RCA, TOSLINK optical, aptX HD Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, Apple devices, or other Bluesound or BluOS players.

From Anywhere To Everywhere

Bit-perfect music listening can happen away from your HiFi system with the NODE as your multi-room hub. The award-winning BluOS platform is the only platform in the world that can support up to 64 players, all streaming in 24-bit hi-res audio. With a growing stable of brands and devices being added to the BluOS platform, the NODE opens up a world of hi-res listening options throughout your home that no other player can. 

Future Forward

The next generation Bluesound quad-core processor boasts all the power and speed required for the latest and greatest audio processing, with built-in headroom for whatever technologies the future may hold. In that sense, the NODE is over-specified, so it can be a staple in your listening room for years and decades to come.+ THE INS AND OUTSAs the swiss-army-knife of HiFi streaming, the NODE features an array of digital and analog inputs and outputs. The new NODE now features an HDMI eARC input on the back panel, to keep your setup flexible and future-friendly. The NODE is designed to be as comfortable in a two-channel TV system as it is in an audiophile’s dedicated listening room, providing a hi-res experience no matter where it’s used.

Satin Paint Finish

Bluesound players are designed to fit into your everyday life. The NODE is no different. The matte satin body, available in either a Black or White finish, blends seamlessly into any décor. Easy to clean and keep free of unwanted dust and grime, it looks great when stacked alongside your most-loved audio gear – though at the end of the day, it’s your earsthat benefit most from the NODE.

 

SPECIFICATIONS: 

CONNECTIONS

Network

Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, 2.4/5GHz)
Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps

Audio Input

Mini TOSLINK/3.5mm Stereo combo
HDMI eARC

Audio Output

Analog Stereo RCA (Fixed or Variable)
Coaxial RCA
TOSLINK digital optical
USB Audio 2.0*

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD
Two-Way (transmit & receive)

Headphones

3.5mm Stereo Out
Wireless Bluetooth Out

Subwoofer

RCA Out
Network Pairing to PULSE SUB+

USB

Type-A Port for external drive connection (Fat32 or NTFS formatted)

Trigger

12V Trigger Out

IR Remote

IR Sensor Built In - front panel with IR Remote Learning
IR Input 3.5mm Jack

Power

Universal bi-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)

*Note

*Available for free with future software update

AUDIO

Supported Audio File Formats

MP3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, OGG, ALAC, OPUS

Supported Hi-Res Audio File Formats

FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS

Processor

ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core

Native Sampling Rates

up to 192 kHz

Bit Depths

16-24

Performance

SNR -113dBA
THD+N, 0.002%

DAC

32-Bit, 384kHz
Differential Output design


GENERAL

Finish

Black/White; Matte Satin Paint

Included Accessories

120V AC Power Cord
230V AC Power Cord
Ethernet Cable
Stereo RCA to RCA Cable
TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
Safety/Warranty Guide
Quick Setup Guide


Product Weight

1.09kg/2.4lbs

Product Dimensions

220 x 46 x 146 mm
8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in

Shipping Weight

2.28kg/5.03lbs

Shipping Dimensions

300 x 300 x 74 mm
11.8 x 11.8 x 2.75 in

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