The BLUESOUND POWERNODE is the HiFi amp reinvented for the streaming age, combining audiophile-grade componentry and multi-room music capabilities to create an intuitive “just add speakers” hi-res sound system for modern music lovers. The compact minimalist exterior disguises 2 x 80 watts of award-winning HiFi amplification, a premium hi-res DAC design, and access to all the music ever recorded with a tap in our BluOS Controller app for smart devices and laptops.
• The successor to the award-winning POWERNODE 2i
• Easily drive your existing pair of premium speakers
• 80 Watts per channel of HybridDigital™ amplification technology
• State of the art Quad-Core 1.8ghz ARM® Cortex™ A53 processor
• 32-bit/384khz premium DAC ensures flawless playback with precision and clarity
• Top panel touch controls with presets
• HDMI (ARC & eARC) connectivity
• Wireless Dolby® surround sound
• 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
Above: New Bluesound POWERNODE and NODE
Bluesound, makers of the award-winning hi-res wireless multi-room line of audio players, has announced a new generation of its best-selling POWERNODE Wireless Hi-Res Multi-Room Music Streaming Amplifier. With this release, the original and award-winning hi-res multi-room streaming amp receives a range of behind-the-hood and cosmetic updates. The upgrades include a new DAC design, a more powerful processor, touch panel controls with presets and proximity sensors, and substantially more power.
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.
Source, control, and amplification come packed into the compact and minimalist POWERNODE. Get the most out of your favourite speakers with an audiophile-grade amplifier that delivers 80 watts per channel of zero-distortion power thanks to Bluesound's award-winning, state-of-the-art HybridDigital™ amplification technology. A premium DAC design flawlessly delivers hi-res, studio-quality music, including support for FLAC, MQA, and other popular file formats. The BluOS Controller app connects you to popular streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, SiriusXM, and dozens of others, or from your own music library through Apple Airplay2, aptX HD Bluetooth, or even a network-connected drive or USB hard drive.
Whether it’s one or many rooms, the POWERNODE is a versatile workhorse. It can be placed either freestanding or in a custom installation rack, allowing you to easily toggle back and forth amongst a number of listening set-ups. Looking for a traditional 2-channel audiophile listening experience? Just add a pair of your favourite speakers. Add the PULSE SUB+ to your 2-channel set-up to create a capable and musical 2.1 wireless system. Bring a pair of PULSE FLEX 2i to the party as rear channel additions to your 2.1 system for a wireless Dolby surround sound home theatre experience. Sprinkle other BLUESOUND players around your home for a whole-home multiroom audio solution.
The POWERNODE supports HDMI eARC, dual-band Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, Apple Airplay 2, two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, RCA, Toslink optical, 3.5mm jack, and USB Type-A connectors. Bring music into your POWERNODE from dozens of internet radio and streaming services, Bluetooth devices, TV and gaming consoles, network or local hard drives, nearby Apple devices, CD players, and many others. Then send your music into your favourite speakers, other Bluesound players or BluOS devices, Bluetooth headphones, wired headphones, Apple AirPlay devices, or other network-connected speakers. Enjoy streaming hi-res audio files with no skips or delays, in every corner of your home, with advanced dual-band WiFi, providing best-in-class performance even in crowded airspace.
With BluOS you can easily create a DIY multiroom hi-res audio system with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app. Additional hands-free controls are available through voice assistants like Siri, Google Voice, or Alexa. For professional smart home installers, full-feature drivers are available for Lutron, Crestron, RTI, Elan, and other popular control systems.
Quick access controls like play/pause, track skipping, and volume are available as touch panel controls at the top of the POWERNODE, 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 POWERNODE is one of the most flexible streaming amps 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 POWERNODE 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
Supported Multi-Channel Audio Formats
Native Sampling Rates
Supported Network File Sharing
Native Sampling Rates
Rated Power Output
IHF Dynamic Power
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