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BLUESOUND - Node Hi-Res Music Streamer

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Audiophile Streaming Made Simple: Improved Bluesound Node Hi-Res Music Streamer Supports 24-bit/192kHz Audio Processing, Is Roon Ready, Can Send TIDAL, Qobuz and More Throughout Your Home

The revamped Bluesound Node Hi-Res Music Streamer combines fantastic performance with simple controls, making it easier than ever to enjoy high-resolution streaming services like TIDAL and Qobuz throughout your house. The Node provides audiophiles with a world of flexibility, whether they want to use it in a listening room or make it the hub of a multiroom system. You can easily add this streamer to practically any audio setup, whether it's an amplifier, an AVR, or a pair of active loudspeakers.

The Bluesound Node Hi-Res Music Streamer is Roon Ready and can be your pathway to dozens of streaming music services, hundreds of internet radio stations, and even your own digital music library. Plus, it's a breeze to control with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, Mac, or PC computers. If you want hands-free convenience, you can control the system via voice assistants, like Apple's Siri, Amazon Alexa, or Google Voice.

The wireless Node Hi-Res Music Streamer features a new audiophile-grade DAC design with notably improved performance that not only supports 24-bit/192kHz audio processing, but also MQA decoding for studio-quality listening. Software features like tone controls and subwoofer crossover optimization allow you to customize your listening preferences in detail.

With its array of digital and analog inputs and outputs, the Node offers maximum versatility. Designed to be as comfortable in an audiophile's dedicated listening room as it is in a two-channel TV system or gaming console, the Node provides a high-res experience no matter where it's used.

You can bring music into your Node using HDMI eARC, Wi-Fi or Ethernet, Apple AirPlay2, aptX HD Bluetooth, or USB Type A connectors. You can listen to your favorite music through your hi-fi 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-enabled players. As a Roon Ready device, the Node Hi-Res Music Streamer can help you enjoy an abundance of metadata about thousands of tracks.

The Bluesound Node Hi-Res Music Streamer offers many improvements over its predecessor, the Node 2i, which is already a wildly successful product. These upgrades include a new DAC design, a more powerful processor, an HDMI eARC input, USB audio output, and intuitive touch-panel controls with presets. The ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core chipset processes audio 8 times faster than previous generations of Bluesound architecture. Plus, the Node Hi-Res Music Streamer boasts a signal-to-noise ratio of -113dB and a distortion level of 0.002%, providing a notable performance enhancement over the previous model.

The Node comes with numerous accessories, including a 120V AC power cord, 230V AC power cord, Ethernet cable, stereo RCA to RCA cable, and a TosLink optical to 3.5mm mini adaptor, plus a safety/warranty guide and a Quick Setup Guide.

The Node Hi-Res Music Streamer has an easy-to-clean satin finish and is available in black or white. 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.

"If you have a stereo system that you are happy with but miss streaming, this is an obvious solution.... [The Bluesound Node Hi-Res Music Streamer] is a nice little streaming receiver that can instantly upgrade an existing system with digital glories in the form of high-resolution music services, multi-room functions, and wireless sound with AirPlay and Bluetooth, as well as playback of your own music files. In other words, the whole package."
—John Hvidlykke, L&B Tech Reviews (DK), Highly Recommended

"We have always been enthusiastic about the performance of Bluesound products. Actually, there is no bad Bluesound product. The software is very pleasant to use and gets better and better. [This] is also one of the few ecosystems in which it is possible to get in affordably and grow to serious heights."
—Jaap Veenstra, Alpha Audio (NL), five-star review

What Is Bluesound?

Bluesound is an award-winning wireless high-resolution sound ecosystem that lets you play music in any and every room throughout your home. You can control where, at what volume, and when music plays via the free BluOS app for your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer.

TIDAL, Qobuz & More

Hundreds of internet radio stations, TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify, and dozens of other music streaming services are integrated directly into the Node's operating system.

Mighty Multiroom Hub

The Node is an ideal choice for a multiroom hub. The acclaimed BluOS platform is the only platform in the world that can support up to 64 players, all streaming in 24-bit high-resolution audio. With a growing stable of brands and devices being added to the BluOS platform, the Node is an entryway to a world of high-res listening options throughout your home.

Versatile Control with Convenience

In addition to the BluOS Controller app on your smart devices, there are numerous other ways to control the Node. Quick controls like Play/Pause, Volume, and track skipping are available as touch-panel controls, or via voice assistants (Apple's Siri, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant). Additionally, you can program your own infrared remote control or use the optional Bluesound RC1.

The Node's intuitive touch-panel control with proximity sensor now also features five presets. An elegant, full-glass interface with capacitive touch LED controls graces the top of the Node, providing you with an intuitive touchpoint. The Node also features a proximity sensor, ensuring that the array of LEDs on the top panel do not cause any unwanted light pollution, only turning on as you place your hand close to it. (Advanced controls, including tone controls, are available in the BluOS Controller app.)

The Node can be integrated into a smart home with full-feature drivers for Lutron, Elan, RTI, Crestron, and other popular home-control systems.

Highlights
  • Quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A53 processor
  • 32-bit/384kHz premium DAC design
  • HDMI eARC, optical & analog inputs
  • Stereo analog, optical, coaxial & USB audio outputs
  • AirPlay 2 for integration into Apple ecosystem
  • BluOS wireless multiroom music capability
  • High-resolution audio streaming with MQA decoding
  • Voice control with Apple's Siri, Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi + Gigabit Ethernet
  • IR remote learning capability, IR input, 12V trigger output
  • Wired & wireless headphone output
  • Wired & wireless subwoofer output
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Operating System: BluOS
Supported Controller Operating System: iOS, Android, Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, macOS 10.10 – 10.15, 11
Supported Audio File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, OGG, ALAC, OPUS
Supported High-Res Audio File Formats: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS
Supported Network File Sharing: Server Message Block (SMB)
Native Sampling Rates: Up to 192 kHz
Bit Depths: 16 – 24
Music Service Integrations: 23+
3rd-Party Integrations: AirPlay 2; Apple Wireless Accessory Configuration (WAC)
Control System Integrations: Crestron, Control 4, RTI, ELAN, URC, Push, Lutron, iPort
Voice Control Integrations: Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google
Processor: ARM® Cortex -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core
DAC: 32-Bit, 384kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -113dBA
Distortion: THD+N, 0.002%
Power: Universal bi-pin AC cord input (100 – 240AC)
Ethernet/LAN: Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps
Wi-Fi Built In: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), dual-band
Bluetooth Quality: Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD
Bluetooth Connectivity: Two-Way (transmit & receive)
IR Optical Built In: IR Sensor built in; front panel with IR Remote Learning
IR Input: 3.5mm jack
Optical/Analog Input: Combo Mini TosLink; 3.5mm analog Line In
HDMI Input: HDMI eARC
USB In: Type A (Fat32 Formatted)
Audio Output: Analog RCA Stereo with Fixed option
Coaxial Output: RCA
Optical Output: TosLink digital optical
Trigger Out: 12 volt
Headphone Output: 3.5mm Stereo; Bluetooth
Subwoofer Output: RCA x 1; Wireless to Bluesound Pulse Sub+
Dimensions (WHD): 8.7" x 1.8" x 5.7"
Weight: 2.4 lbs.


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