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Bluesound offers affordable good sounding music streaming solutions. Their new Node is an industry standard. While the Power Node and Vault 2i server offder audiophiles affordable solutions to music streaming.

Node

$549.00

 

Available in black or white
 

Bluesound NODE Wireless Multiroom Streamer for 2021-2022 Awarded Top Honour by World’s Most Prestigious Hi-Fi Press

Voted Best Digital Music Player by EISA

The Node is already getting great press
  • “The New Bluesound NODE Is One Upgrade You Won’t Want To Miss”,  Forbes (US)
    • "Bluesound has updated the NODE so well that if you have one of the previous NODE models, this is one upgrade I can wholeheartedly recommend; the sound is awesome. If you’re looking at adding streaming to an older audio system, Bluesound’s NODE is the way to go.", Mark Sparrow
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  • “Bluesound NODE N130 (2021) Wireless Multi-Room Streamer Review”, Stereonet (UK Edition)
    • “I see the NODE as being versatile enough to satisfy two types of users. It fits the bill perfectly for those looking for a simple to use, versatile, jack-of-all-trades streamer that forms the basis of a multi-zone home entertainment system. Those chasing pure sound quality will like it, but connecting it to a high-quality external DAC is the preferred option here. Either way, you may be amazed by the value of this technological marvel.”, Mark Gusew
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  • “Bluesound Node (2021) review”, WHAT HI-FI? (GB)
    • “Bluesound has adopted this entertaining sonic character since its outset – not just in the Node but in its Powernode (essentially an amplified Node) and wireless speakers too – but here it’s presented with greater refinement and detail than in previous iterations. At this money, it represents one of the most entertaining and comprehensive ways of adding music streaming to your hi-fi system.”


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.
 
Rear shot of Node with digital and analog outputs
 

CONNECTIONS

Network: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, 2.4/5GHz) /Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps

Audio Input:Mini TOSLINK/3.5mm Stereo combo, HDMI eARC

Audio Output ; Analog 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:3.5mm 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: 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)

*Available for free with future software update

AUDIO

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, 1.8GHz per core

Native Sampling Rates:up to 192 kHz   Bit Depths:16-24

Performance: SNR -113dBA  THD+N, 0.002%

DAC: 32-Bit, 384kHz  Differential Output design

SOFTWARE & INTEGRATIONS

Operating System: BluOS

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  Airplay2 Spotify Connect  Tidal Connect   Roon Ready

Control Systems: Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron

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   Proximity Sensor:Yes

GENERAL

Finish: Black/White; Matte Satin Paint

Included Accessories: 120V AC Power Cord /230V AC Power Cord /Ethernet Cable /Stereo RCA to RCA Cable /TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor

Quick Setup Guid
Product Weight: 2.4lbs

Product Dimensions:8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in

Shipping Weight: 2.28kg/5.03lbs

Shipping Dimensions:11.8 x 11.8 x 2.75 in

 
 

Power Node
$899.00


 

POWERNODE

Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Amplifier

Take a Node and add an 80 watts per channel stereo amp. Just add speakers to add music streaming throughout your house.
  • Bluesound PowerNode: The best multi-room amplifier?”, FWD Audio (NL)
    • “The Bluesound PowerNode is without a doubt the best multi-room amplifier of the moment. And that is saying something, because the two main competitors also perform at a higher level. A better amplification hatch and DAC, greater flexibility in inputs and possibilities, and above all excellent sound quality make this third generation PowerNode a clear winner.”, Jamie Biesemans
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.
  • Easily drive your existing pair of premium speakers.
  • 80 Watts per channel of HybridDigital™ amplification technology
  • A state of the art Quad-Core 1.8ghz ARM® Cortex™ A53 processor and a 32-bit/384khz premium DAC design ensure flawless playback with precision and clarity.
  • HDMI (ARC & eARC) connectivity.
  • Featuring digital, optical and analog input options, wired and wireless headphone and subwoofer outputs.
  • Wireless Dolby® surround sound.
  • Dual band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and support for 2-way Bluetooth aptX HD Bluetooth ensures music playback without interruption.
  • Hi-res audio streaming with access to Internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library to multiple Bluesound Players.
  • 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.

Vault 2i
$1299.00
The Vault 2i is a 2tb ripper combined with the Node. It even has a built in DAC.

 

Rip it. Download it. Store it. The VAULT 2i lets you rip all your CDs in bit-perfect, high-resolution formats or copy your existing music library to the VAULT 2i’s hard drive. Hook it up the to your existing sound system, or pair it with a set of powered speakers and stream your digital music collection in studio-quality. Control all your music from your phone or with Roon.

  • Store thousands of tracks on the VAULT 2i’s 2TB internal hard drive.
  • Rip your CDs with bit perfect precision.
  • USB ports to backup and restore your personal music collection.
  • Innovative 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex processors.
  • Easily connect to wired home network for flawless streaming.
  • Control music wirelessly with the intuitive BluOS Controller app.
  • Control it with the optional Bluesound RC1 Remote Controller
  • Stream your music libraries to multiple Bluesound players throughout the home.
  • Connect Bluesound to your Amazon Echo with the 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.

 

AUDIO

Supported File Formats:MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS

Hi-Res formats - FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF

Storage:2TB internal ultra-quiet hard-drive with low power consumption

Rip Formats:FLAC, MP3 (320kbps), WAV selectable

CD:Slot-loading mechanism for ripping standard audio CDs

Native Sampling Rates:32 - 192 kHz

Bit Depths"16, 24

Supported Operating Systems:Plays music from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista 7-10, Apple Macintosh 7-10

Performance:THD+N - 110dBA

Distortion - 0.005%

DAC:32-Bit, 192kHz

Voice Control Integrations: Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google

3rd-Party:AirPlay 2,Spotify Connect,Tidal Connect,Roon Ready

Control Systems:Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron

Album Art:JPG. PNG

CONNECTIVITY

Network:Gigabit Ethernet RJ45

USB Host

1 x Type-A port for connection to USB memory sticks (Fat32 or NTFS formatted) and supported peripherals
1 x Type-B (mini) for product servicing

Audio In:Combo - TOSLINK / 3.5mm

Audio Out: Analog RCA Stereo with FIXED option

Coaxial RCA
TOSLINK digital optical
Headphone 3.5mm Stereo
Subwoofer RCA
12 Volt trigger out

Bluetooth Quality: Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD wireless built-in

Bluetooth Connectivity: Two-Way (transmit & receive)

Power: Universal bi-pin AC Cord input (100 - 240AC)

USER INTERFACE

Mobile Operating System: BluOS - Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store

Pushbuttons: Simple top-panel touch controls.

Control

IR learning remote capability

GENERAL

Processor: Dual-Core ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz

Unit Weight: 1.84 kg / 4.05 lbs

Gross Dimensions:8.7 x 3.54 x 7.55 in

Power Consumption (Idle): 11 Watts

Accessories

2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
Universal AC Power Supply
Stereo RCA Cable
Stereo 3.5mm mini-plug to RCA Cable
Ethernet Cable

Storage Environment: -10° C to 50° C, 20% to 80% relative humidity

Operating Environment: 0° C to 40° C

Finish: Available in White or Black Matt