The Bluesound NODE unlocks the world of hi-res music streaming and multi-room audio to create a modern addition to existing HiFi 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.
• The successor to the award-winning NODE 2i
• 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
• 32-bit/384khz premium DAC design
• Top panel touch controls with presets
• HDMI eARC connectivity
• Digital, optical and analog input/output options
• Wired and wireless headphone output and subwoofer output
• 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
• IR input and remote learning capability – Compatible with the optional Bluesound RC1 IR Remote Control
• Create and control a seamless multi-room system with the intuitive BluOS Controller app
• 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
• Available in a black or white matte finish
"Bluesound’s multiroom wireless system was revolutionary when it first appeared, its BluOS platform having been designed to play music all the way up to hi-res, with a process of refinement and development ever since. This latest version of its NODE music player is a simple way to bring multiroom to your system, with Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Apple AirPlay 2, aptX HD Bluetooth and USB-A to access audio content from streaming services, Internet radio and your own music library. And the new NODE now also has HDMI ARC, for audio from TVs and gaming systems – all controlled using the intuitive BluOS Controller app or via the popular voice assistants."
"There are two distinct parts to a music streamer – the software and the hardware. The BluOS software and ecosystem are, to my mind, the best out there; with many years of continual updates, the sheer breadth of what it can control is incredible. I wish that more manufactures used software even half as accomplished, with some already licensing the technology. It is very stable, intuitive and easy to use. Being Roon compatible is the icing on the cake. "
Above: New Bluesound NODE and POWERNODE
Bluesound, makers of the award-winning hi-res wireless multi-room line of audio players, has announced a new generation of its best-selling NODE Wireless Hi-Res Multi-Room Music Streamer. With this release, the original and award-winning hi-res multi-room streaming favourite receives a range of upgrades, including a new DAC design, a more powerful processor, and touch panel controls with presets and proximity sensors.
Bluesound’s forward-thinking approach continues to push the performance envelope. The new NODE and POWERNODE feature a powerful ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core chipset that processes audio 8 times faster than previous generations of Bluesound architecture. Not only does this processor boast all the power and speed required for the latest and greatest HiFi performance but these products are ready for whatever technologies the future may hold.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Airplay 2 built-in for easy integration into the Apple ecosystem, the NODE is one of the most flexible streamers ever. Premium high-res music services like TIDAL®, Spotify® and Qobuz® - as well as virtually all other popular music services and Internet radio stations can be found directly inside the BluOS Controller app. Access your downloads, your iTunes library and any other content from a NAS drive, all without turning on a computer.
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.
Supported Audio File Formats
Supported Hi-Res Audio File Formats
Native Sampling Rates
Software & Integrations
App Controller Operating Systems
Network File Sharing
Album Art Supported
Internet Radio & Music Services
User Interface & Controls
Volume Control Buttons
Previous/Next Track Buttons