NODE - Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer
The Bluesound NODE unlocks the world of hi-res music streaming and multi-room audio to create a modern addition to existing Hi-Fi 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.
- 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 analogue 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
Wi-Fi Your Hi-Fi
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
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 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 players.
From Anywhere to Everywhere
Bit-perfect music listening can happen away from your Hi-Fi 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.
Hi-Res Music Everywhere
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||MP3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, OGG, ALAC, OPUS|
|Supported Hi-Res Audio File Formats||FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS|
|Processor||ARM® Cortex™ - A53, Quad-Core, 1.8 GHz per Core|
|Native Sampling Rates||Up to 192 kHz|
|Performance||SNR: -113 dBA, THD+N: 0.002%|
|DAC||32-Bit, 384 kHz, Differential Output Design|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, 2.4/5 GHz), Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps|
|Audio Input||Mini TOSLINK/3.5 mm Stereo Combo, HDMI eARC|
|Audio Output||Analogue Stereo RCA (Fixed or Variable), Coaxial RCA, TOSLINK Digital Optical, USB Audio 2.0*|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD, Two-Way (Transmit & Receive)|
|Headphones||3.5 mm Stereo Out, Wireless Bluetooth Out|
|Subwoofer||RCA Out, Network Pairing to PULSE SUB+|
|USB||Type-A Port for External Drive Connection (FAT32 or NTFS Formatted)|
|Trigger||12 V Trigger Out|
|IR Remote||IR Sensor Built In - Front Panel with IR Remote Learning, IR Input 3.5 mm Jack|
|Power||Universal Bi-Pin AC Cord Input (100-240 AC)|
* Available for free with future software update.
|User Interface & Controls|
|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|
|Software & Integrations|
|App Controller Operating Systems||iOS, Android, Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, macOS 10-11|
|Network File Sharing||SMB up to 200,000 Track Index|
|Album Art Supported||JPG, PNG|
|Internet Radio||CALM Radio, iHeartRadio, Radio Paradise, LiveXLive, TuneIn|
|Music Services||Amazon Music, CustomChannels (Commercial Music Service), Deezer, IDAGIO, Napster, Neil Young Archives, nugs.net, Qobuz, Qsic (Commercial Music Service), Spotify, Sound Machine (Commercial Music Service), TIDAL|
|Voice Control||Amazon Alexa Skills, Actions on Google|
|3rd-Party||AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Roon Ready|
|Control Systems||Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron|
|Finish||Black/White, Matte Satin|
|Included Accessories||120 V AC Power Cord, 230 V AC Power Cord, Ethernet Cable, Stereo RCA to RCA Cable, TOSLINK Optical to 3.5 mm Mini Adaptor, Safety/Warranty Guide, Quick Setup Guide|
|Storage Environment||-10°C to 50°C, 20% to 80% Relative Humidity|
|Operating Environment||0°C to 40°C|
|Product Weight||1.09 kg / 2.4 lbs|
|Product Dimensions||220 x 46 x 146 mm / 8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in|
|Shipping Weight||2.28 kg / 5.03 lbs|
|Shipping Dimensions||300 x 300 x 74 mm / 11.8 x 11.8 x 2.75 in|
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