Brand: Bluesound

Bluesound - Node X Network Music Player

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Bluesound - Node X Network Music Player

Bluesound - Node X Network Music Player

Price $749.00
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Stream On: High-Resolution Bluesound Node X Network Music Player Features Class-Leading Sonics, Convenience, and Flexibility — Plus an Audiophile Headphone Amp

The network music player that helped introduce countless music lovers to the wonders of high-resolution streaming just got better. And how. A wholesale update on the model that practically wrote the book on the “Just Add Streaming” trend, Node X offers class-leading sonics, convenience, logistics, and flexibility. Everything about this gorgeous component — from its sleek build to its outstanding performance and cutting-edge technology — represents incredible value and experience-driven results.   

Made in celebration of Bluesound's 10th anniversary, Node X relies on a powerful ESS 9028Q2M SABRE DAC that operates with natural musicality, near-zero jitter, ultra-low distortion, and a wide dynamic range. Bottom line: Node X invites you to get up and close to your favorite songs in ways other devices in its price bracket simply cannot accomplish. And Node X grows with your system. If you choose to get a higher-end DAC in the future, or already have one, you can hook it up to one of the multiple inputs on Node X and use it as a dedicated streamer. And since it’s part of the BluOS ecosystem, Node X can function as a bit-perfect multi-room audio component. 

Compatible with powered speakers, amplifiers, and receivers, Node X puts you in control of how you want to use and connect it. WiFi, Ethernet, Apple AirPlay 2, aptX HD Bluetooth, 3.5mm aux-in, HDMI eARC, and USB-A connectors let you input audio from streaming services, TVs, gaming consoles, and/or a personal music library. You can send music to your main system via RCA, optical, coaxial, USB outputs — and even to wireless headphones via Bluetooth in aptX HD quality. Speaking of headphones: Node X goes over the top with a genuinely high-end headphone amplifier with THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA) technology. Coupled with the full-sized .0.25-inch headphone jack, the latter’s patented feed-forward error correction means you’ll enjoy fatigue-free listening sessions marked by intense realism and detail. 

Standing out amid the silver casing, the top of Node X shines with an all-glass, capacitive-touch LED control panel that doubles as an intuitive touchpoint for basic commands such as play, pause, skipping, and volume. One-touch presets are also available there, or you can just use the supplied Bluesound RC1 remote. Advanced options — including tone controls, subwoofer crossover, and listening modes — are accessible via the BluOS Controller app. For the ultimate in control, Node X can be integrated into a smart home. Yes, it even comes with full-feature drivers for Lutron, Elan, RTI, Crestron, and more.

Have any questions about Node X — or just curious on how it would interface with your equipment? Reach out to a Music Direct audio consultant at 312-433-0200 and we’ll happily talk you through this amazing device. 


  • Network
  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), dual-band
  • Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps
  • Audio Input
  • Mini TOSLINK/3.5mm Stereo combo
  • Audio Output
  • Analog RCA Stereo with Fixed Output option
  • USB Audio 2.0 (Type A)
  • Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth with support for aptX™ HD
  • Two-Way (transmit & receive)
  • Headphone (HP) Output
  • 6.35mm Stereo; Bluetooth
  • HP Continuous Output Power (THD<0.1%)
  • 100mW, 16Ω
  • 130mW, 32Ω
  • 17mW, 250Ω
  • 11mW, 600Ω
  • HP SNR (-3 with respect to clipping, 32Ω)
  • -113dB
  • Headphone Distortion
  • THD+N, 0.002%
  • 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)
  • Supported Audio File Formats
  • Supported Hi-Res Audio File Formats
  • Processor
  • ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core
  • Native Sampling Rates
  • up to 192 kHz
  • Bit Depths
  • 16-24
  • Performance
  • SNR -118dB
  • DAC
  • ESS 9028Q2M
  • Distortion
  • THD+N, 0.0003%
  • Operating System
  • BluOS
  • App Controller Operating Systems
  • iOS, Android, Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, macOS 10.10-10.15, 11
  • Network File Sharing
  • SMB up to 200,000 track index
  • Album Art Supported
  • JPG, PNG
  • Internet Radio
  • Click here
  • Music Services
  • Click here
  • Voice Control
  • Amazon Alexa Skills
  • 3rd-Party
  • AirPlay 2
  • Spotify Connect
  • Tidal Connect
  • Roon Ready
  • Control Systems
  • Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron
  • Status Indicator
  • RGB LED x 2
  • Play/Pause Button
  • Touch LED
  • Volume Control Buttons
  • Touch Slider LED
  • Previous/Next Track Buttons
  • Touch LED
  • Preset Buttons
  • Touch LED x 5
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Yes
  • Finish
  • Silver
  • Included Accessories
  • RC1 Remote Control
  • 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
  • 10th Anniversary Insert
  • Power Consumption
  • Storage Environment
  • -10°C to 50°C, 20% to 80% relative humidity
  • Operating Environment
  • 0°C to 40°C
  • 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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