Bluesound NODE

£549.00

Discover all the music ever recorded with access to hundreds of internet radio stations, dozens of streaming music services,

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Bluesound NODE

Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer

Bluesound NODE

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 favorite 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  wireless stereo components  throughout your house — all in sync.

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

Blue sound NODE Angled

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 optimisation, 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.

SPECIFICATIONS Bluesound NODE

SPECIFICATIONS Bluesound NODE

GENERAL

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 Hi-Res Audio File Formats

FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS

Supported Network File Sharing

Server Messsage Block (SMB)

Native Sampling Rates

up to 192 kHz

Bit Depths

16-24

Music Service Integrations

23+

3rd-Party Integrations

AirPlay 2
Spotify Connect
Tidal Connect
Roon Ready

Control System Integrations

Crestron, Control 4, RTI, ELAN, URC, Push, Lutron, iPort

Voice Control Integrations

Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google

Finish

Black / White

Version

N130

FEATURES

Status Indicator

LED x 2

Play/Pause Button

Touch LED

Volume Control Buttons

Touch Slider LED

Previous/Next Track Buttons

Touch LED

Preset Buttons

Touch LED

Proximity Sensor

Yes

Audio Controls & EQ

In-App

Processor

ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core

DAC

32-Bit, 384kHz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

-113dBA

Distortion

THD+N, 0.002%

CONNECTIONS

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

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

Headphone Output

3.5mm Stereo; Bluetooth

Subwoofer Output

RCA x 1; Wireless to PULSE SUB+

DIMENSIONS

Size

220 x 46 x 146 mm (W x H x D)
8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in (W x H x D)
(not including wall bracket or kickstands)

Weight

Weight: 1.09kg/2.4lbs

Included Accessories

230V AC Power Cord
Ethernet Cable
Stereo RCA to RCA Cable
TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
Safety/Warranty Guide
Quick Setup Guide

Brand

Bluesound

Bluesound

Bluesound is an alliance of audiophiles dedicated to delivering on the promise of wireless, digitally perfect high-fidelity audio.

As designers, engineers and individuals who have spent our lives in the music industry, we are not satisfied with anything less than perfection.

The Backstory

Digital audio began like any other new technology. It was amazing and new – limited and imperfect – and naturally became the adopted standard for the next generation. We loved the technology, but to us digital just wasn’t up to par. So, we decided to raise the bar and give music lovers the sound quality they deserved. Sure there were 16-bit CDs, but the audio spectrum contained on the master recordings was the true prize. After more than a decade of trial and error, the time had come. The portable players we all know and love had created a new way of listening to music, but there still wasn’t much heart there. Until now. Enter true, 24-bit hi-res digital audio.

All of your music, for all to hear

If one thing rings true, it’s that here at Bluesound we are passionate about musical detail, texture and volume. We’ve painstakingly designed a cutting-edge, digital platform that delivers on the total hi-res audio experience. We didn’t create it for us. We made it for you. Our audio reproduction reflects music that is true to the artist and the art form. Add Internet radio and online streaming services to the mix, and your musical library will be the envy of everyone around you. Sound good? We think so, and the critics do too.

You don’t need to be an audiophile to appreciate hi-res sound, but you might just become one once you hear what you’ve been missing

Additional information

Colour

Black, White

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