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Bluesound Node - Music Streamer

 

Bluesound Node - Music Streamer

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Hi-Res Music Streamer

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Connect the NODE easily to any existing stereo system to unlock and discover a universe of audio streaming. With more than enough analogue and digital input/output options to please the most ardent audiophile,the NODE connects your gear to all the music ever recorded.

    NEW FEATURES

  • Improved DAC

  • HDMI eARC

  • Touch Sensitive Control Panel


    FEATURES

  • Small and Compact

  • Stream music to multiple Bluesound players all over the home

  • Access and connect to internet radio stations and your own local music library

  • Airplay 2 Integration

  • Control music wirelessly with an intuitive controller app

  • Now Compatible with Tidal Connect

  • Instinctive touch control on unit

  • Control your Bluesound device with an RC1 controller - Click here

  • Headphone stereo mini jack

  • BluOs Ready



What Is Tidal Connect


More about Bluesound and BluOS click here





Features

Bluesound - NODE (GEN 3) - Music Streamer

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

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 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.


NODE (GEN 3) VS NODE 2i




Bluesound Product Overview

Enhance your audio experience with the premium multi-room sound system available form Bluesound.

Control your Bluesound products using phone, tablet, computer and now voice using Amazon Alexa.

Bluesound products offter the ability to stream any and all music ever recorded to any room in your home. The Bluesound range has the capabilities of streaming music from a magnitude of services, including Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect and also your own personal music library via a network storage devices all in high resolution.

With Bluesound you can either stream different music in different rooms or using the app group rooms together to play audio in perfect studio quality sync.

Why Bluesound?







Specifications

AUDIO

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

Hi-Res formats - FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS
Native Sampling Rates upto 192 kHz
Bit Depths 16 - 24
Performance SNR - 113dBA
Distortion, THD+N - 0.002%
DAC 32-Bit, 384kHz
Differential Output Design
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
Free Internet Radio TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise, Slacker Radio
Supported Cloud Services Spotify, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer , Qobuz, HighResAudio, Murfie , JUKE, Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine.
Integration Partners Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, push, iPort, ELAN, Lutron, roon, Amazon Alexa Skills*, Airplay 2
Album Art JPG & PNG

CONNECTIVITY

Network Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, dual-band)
USB 1 x Type-A port for external drive connection (Fat32 or NFTS formatted)
Audio Input Combo - TOSLINK / 3.5mm & HDMI eARC
Audio Output Analog RCA Stereo (Fixed or Variable)
Coaxial RCA
TOSLINK digital optical
Headphone 3.5mm Stereo
USB Audio 2.0
RCA Subwoofer
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 with Touch Slider Volume
Control IR Sensor built in - Front panel

GENERAL

Processor ARM® CORTEX™ A53 Quad Core, 1.8 GHz per core
Unit Weight 1.09 kg / 2.45 lbs
Gross Dimensions 220 x 46 x 146 mm
8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in
Power Consumption (Idle) 6 Watts
Accessories 2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
Ethernet Cable
Stereo RCA to RCA Cable
Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
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 Matte Satin Paint

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