MEET THE NODE
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 favorite set of powered speakers.
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.
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.
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
Apple Wireless Accessory Configuration (WAC)
Control System Integrations: Crestron, Control 4, RTI, ELAN, URC, Push, Lutron, iPort
Voice Control Integrations: Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google
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%
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
IR Input: 3.5mm Jack
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
Trigger Out: 12 Volt
Headphone Output: 3.5mm Stereo; Bluetooth
Subwoofer Output: RCA x 1; Wireless to PULSE SUB+