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NODE

Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer with

built-in Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and Apple AirPlay® 2

 

AUTHORIZED BLUESOUND DEALER - FULL WARRANTY

List Price:  $599.00 Each***

   (Black Only)

*** For a Limited time, we are offering discounts of $100 or MORE on some Cherry Amplifiers with the purchase of a NODE

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“Why we love the Node”

Why not just use an old laptop?

 

....Well, the Node is so much better!

Analog input with decent ADC, digital input, subwoofer filter (for 2.1), plays all the major services without yet another app, no computer needed as a server, plugs into AC directly, quiet (no fan), coax SPDIF output built-in, Bluetooth receiver built-in and selectable without touching it....  Actually, the remote control alone, as an app on my phone, totally makes it worth while!  This allows a truly "no touch" system when using Cherry Amplifiers that auto-sleep.  Use your phone/computer/tablet to control everything, and the system can remain on 24/7, always ready to go!  Add a Cherry DAC DAC and get DC coupling end-to-end (very rare to see this) and off-the-charts audio performance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BEAUTY & 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.

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.

SPECIFICATIONS

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+

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

Click here

Music Services

Click here

Voice Control

Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google

3rd-Party

AirPlay 2
Spotify Connect
Tidal Connect
Roon Ready

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
Safety/Warranty Guide
Quick Setup Guide

Power Consumption

Not Specified by Manufacturer

Storage Environment

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

Operating Environment

0°C to 40°C

Product Weight

1.09kg/2.4lbs

Product Dimensions

220 x 46 x 146 mm
8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in

Shipping Weight

2.28kg/5.03lbs

Shipping Dimensions

300 x 300 x 74 mm
11.8 x 11.8 x 2.75 in