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Bluesound Powernode 2i (with HDMI)

$1,799.00

Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Amplifier
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.

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Description

Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Amplifier

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 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.

MEET THE POWERNODE

JUST ADD SPEAKERS.

Source, control, and amplification come packed into the compact and minimalist POWERNODE. Get the most out of your favorite speakers with an award-winning audiophile-grade amplifier that features 80 watts per channel of zero-distortion power. A premium DAC design flawlessly delivers hi-res, studio-quality music, including support for FLAC, MQA, and other popular file formats. The BluOS Controller app connects you to popular streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, SiriusXM, and dozens of others, or from your own music library through Apple Airplay2, aptX HD Bluetooth, or even a network-connected drive or USB hard drive.

HIGH RES MUSIC. EVERYWHERE.

Whether it’s one or many rooms, the POWERNODE is a versatile workhorse. It can be placed either freestanding or in a custom installation rack, allowing you to easily toggle back and forth amongst a number of listening set-ups. Looking for a traditional 2-channel audiophile listening experience? Just add a pair of your favorite speakers. Add the PULSE SUB+ to your 2-channel set-up to create a capable and musical 2.1 wireless system. Bring a pair of PULSE FLEX 2i to the party as rear channel additions to your 2.1 system for a wireless Dolby surround sound home theatre experience. Sprinkle other BLUESOUND players around your home for a whole-home multiroom audio solution.

PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS.

The POWERNODE supports HDMI eARC, dual-band Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, Apple Airplay 2, two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, RCA, Toslink optical, 3.5mm jack, and USB Type A connectors. Bring music into your POWERNODE from dozens of internet radio and streaming services, Bluetooth devices, TV and gaming consoles, network or local hard drives, nearby Apple devices, CD players, and many others. Then send your music into your favorite speakers, other Bluesound players or BluOS devices, Bluetooth headphones, wired headphones, Apple AirPlay devices, or other network-connected speakers.

“B” IS FOR “BRAINS”.

With BluOS you can easily create a DIY multiroom hi-res audio system with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app. Additional hands-free controls are available through voice assistants like Siri, Google Voice, or Alexa. For professional smart home installers, full-feature drivers are available for Lutron, Crestron, RTI, Elan, and other popular control systems.

HI-RES MUSIC. EVERYWHERE

Seamlessly connect the POWERNODE to multiple Bluesound speakers throughout the home with the BluOS Controller app and create an intuitive multi-room music system unlike any other.

Specifications

Audio

Supported Audio File Formats MP3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, OGG, ALAC, OPUS
Supported Network File Sharing Server Messsage Block (SMB) up to 200,000 files
DAC 32-Bit, 384kHz Differential Output design
Supported Hi-Res Audio File Formats FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS
Native Sampling Rates up to 192 kHz
Amplification HybridDigital™
Supported Multi-Channel Audio Formats Dolby Digital
Bit Depths 16 – 24
Rated Power Output 80W x 2 (8 Ohms)
Processor ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core
Performance SNR -100dBA THD+N, 0.008%
IHF Dynamic Power 220W (4 Ohms) / 130W (8 Ohms)
Native Sampling Rates up to 192 kHz

 

Software & Intergrations

Operating System BluOS
Album Art Supported JPG, PNG
Voice Control Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google
App Controller Operating Systems iOS, Android, Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, macOS 10-11
Internet Radio Click Here
3rd-Party AirPlay 2
Spotify Connect
Tidal Connect
Roon Ready
Network File Sharing SMB up to 200,000 track index
Music Services Click Here
Control Systems Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron

 

General

Finish Black/White; Matte Satin Paint
Power Consumption
Product Dimensions 220 x 70 x 190 mm; 8.7 x 2.75 x 7.5 in
Included Accessories 120V AC Power Cord
230V AC Power Cord
Ethernet Cable
TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor x 2
Safety/Warranty Guide
Quick Setup Guide
Storage Environment -10°C to 50°C, 20% to 80% relative humidity
Shipping Weight 3.15kg/6.94lbs
Product Weight 1.78kg/3.9lbs
Shipping Dimensions 300 x 300 x 110 mm; 11.8 x 11.8 x 4.33 in

 

User Interface

Status Indicator RGB LED x 2
Volume Control Buttons Touch Slider LED
Preset Buttons Touch LED x 5
Play/Pause Button Touch LED
Previous/Next Track Buttons Touch LED
Proximity Sensor Yes

 

Connections

Network Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, 2.4/5GHz)
Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps
Bluetooth Bluetooth with support for aptX HD
Two-Way (transmit & receive)
USB Type-A Port for external drive connection (Fat32 or NTFS formatted)
Audio Input Mini TOSLINK/3.5mm Stereo combo x 2
HDMI eARC
Headphones 3.5mm Stereo Out
Wireless Bluetooth Out
IR Remote IR Sensor Built In – front panel with IR Remote Learning
Universal 3-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)
Audio Output 5-Way Binding Post Speaker Terminals
Subwoofer RCA, Network Pairing to PULSE SUB+