Bluesound POWERNODE (2021 Version)
Hi-Res Wireless Music Streamer / Amplifier

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Bluesound POWERNODE (2021 Version) Hi-Res Wireless Music Streamer / Amplifier

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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 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.

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.

Bluesound POWERNODE | Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Amplifier | MQA DAC

HI-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.

Bluesound POWERNODE | Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Amplifier | MQA DAC

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.

Bluesound POWERNODE | Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Amplifier | MQA DAC

"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.

Bluesound POWERNODE | Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Amplifier | MQA DAC

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.

Bluesound POWERNODE | Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Amplifier | MQA DAC

GENERAL

Operating SystemBluOS
Supported Controller Operating SystemiOS, Android, Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, macOS 10.10-10.15, 11
Supported File FormatsMP3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, OGG, ALAC, OPUS / Hi-Res formats - FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS
Supported Multi-Channel Audio FormatsDolby Digital
Supported Network File SharingServer Messsage Block (SMB) up to 200,000 files
Native Sampling Ratesup to 192 kHz
Bit Depths16 - 24
Music Service Integrations23+
3rd-Party IntegrationsAirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Roon Ready
Integration PartnersCrestron, Control 4, RTI, ELAN, URC, Push, Lutron, iPort
Voice Control IntegrationsAmazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google
FinishBlack / White
VersionN330

FEATURES

Status IndicatorLED x 2
Play/Pause ButtonTouch LED
Volume Control ButtonsTouch Slider LED
Previous/Next Track ButtonsTouch LED
Preset ButtonsTouch LED
Proximity SensorYes
Audio Controls & EQIn-App
ProcessorARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core
DAC32-Bit, 384kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio-100dBA
DistortionTHD+N, 0.008%
AmplificationHybridDigital™
Rated Power Output80W x 2 (8 Ohms)
IHF Dynamic Power220W (4 Ohms) / 130W (8 Ohms)

CONNECTIONS

PowerUniversal tri-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)
Ethernet/LANEthernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps
Wi-Fi Built InWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), dual-bandv
Bluetooth QualityBluetooth 5.0 aptX HD
Bluetooth ConnectivityTwo-Way (transmit & receive)
IR Optical Built InIR Sensor Built In - front panel with IR Remote Learning
IR Input3.5mm Jack
Optical/Analog InputCombo - Mini TOSLINK/Stereo 3.5mm x 2
HDMI InputHDMI eARC
USB INType A (Fat32 Formatted)
Headphone Output3.5mm Stereo; Bluetooth
Subwoofer OutputRCA x 1; Wireless to PULSE SUB+
Speaker Terminals5-Way Binding Post
IHF Dynamic Power220W (4 Ohms) / 130W (8 Ohms)

DIMENTIONS

Size220 x 70 x 190 mm
8.7 x 2.75 x 7.5 in
Weight1.78kg/3.9lbs
Included Accessories120V AC Power Cord
230V AC Power Cord
Ethernet Cable
TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor x 2
Safety/Warranty Guide
Quick Setup Guide
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