BlueSound Node Music Streamer

$599.00

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 favourite 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, or Mac or PC computers.

Description

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 favourite 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, or 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 stereo components  wirelessly throughout your house — all in sync. (note: uses your wifi network)

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.

Control freak. Quick access controls like play/pause, track skipping, and volume are available as touch panel controls at the top of the NODE, via voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, or Google Voice, or by programming your own IR remote or the optional Bluesound RC1. Advanced controls, including tone controls, subwoofer crossover optimization, and settings to enhance external DAC connections are available in the BluOS Controller app. The NODE can also be integrated into a smart home with full-feature drivers for Lutron, Elan, RTI, Crestron, and other popular home control systems.

Hi-res music everywhere. Seamlessly connect the NODE to multiple Bluesound speakers throughout the home with the BluOS Controller app and create an intuitive multi-room music system unlike any other.

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 with support for 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

INTEGRATIONS

Voice Control Amazon Alexa Skills

3rd-Party AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Roon Ready

Control Systems Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron

 

Additional information

Color

BLK, WHT