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Wireless Full Res 24/192 Streaming
Join the streaming revolution! Stream your digital music collection to your existing stereo system at up to 24/192 resolution.
The Bluesound Node is a premium high-resolution wireless streaming music player that opens up a whole new world of possibilities for your music. Simply add the Node to your wireless network and connect to an input on a receiver or amp, and discover millions of songs from popular streaming services and free, live Internet radio from anywhere on the planet. You'll have a world of entertainment at your fingertips with control of Bluesound via an iOS or Android device app.
"The Node is for users who want to play their music through their own speakers and amplifier," reports Grant Clauser in his October 18, 2013 review for ElectronicHouse.com. "I was able to listen to all the Bluesound components in a hotel suite in New York this week. The performance was pretty impressive on all of them…"
The Node delivers every detail of the world's most accurate 24-bit/192kHz studio master recordings in lossless FLAC format (assuming your speakers are up to the challenge). It also plays WAV, AIFF, AAC, WMA, MP3, and other standard audio formats. The Node also offers four-times the processing speed of other comparable systems, allowing you to access your music exactly when you want to hear it. Connect wirelessly via WiFi or wired via 100 Mbps Ethernet.
Bluesound Music Players
Bluesound players are designed and engineered by audiophiles. They have been tested and perfected at one of North America's most advanced sound labs by some of the same engineers and musicians who started the original hi-fi revolution in the 1970s, including PSB's Paul Barton.
Add other Bluesound components for more functionality. "The entire system is designed for easy setup with no computer required," reports Grant Clauser at ElectronicHouse.com. "Playlists can be created on the fly. Each component can be controlled individually, or grouped, so users can play different songs in each room or the same music all over the house."
All Bluesound music players are OSX, XP, Vista, 2000 and Windows 7/8 compatible. They are purpose-built to stream full res 24-bit/192 kHz studio master recordings. Bluesound plays many standard audio formats, including FLAC, AAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, OGG, and MP3.
"The Node is for users who want to play their music through their own speakers and amplifier. It can play any local network music plus a selection of streaming services from the internet. It connects to your sound system via line level (red and white stereo output) or a digital optical output."
"The entire system is designed for easy setup with no computer required. Users operate it with a smartphone or tablet BlueOS app. Music from the Vault includes cover art to make it easy to find the album you're looking for. Playlists can be created on the fly. Each component can be controlled individually, or grouped, so users can play different songs in each room or the same music all over the house."
"I was able to listen to all the Bluesound components in a hotel suite in New York this week. The performance was pretty impressive on all of them, but what stood out the most was the Duo combined with a Power Node. Even in a room with 20-foot ceilings and one floor-to-ceiling window, the sound was powerful, detailed and offered a three-dimensional soundstage."
- Grant Clauser, ElectronicHouse.com, October 18, 2013
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I have been using the Node now for several months, but with its poor app and lack of streaming services as well as not fully developed features for those services, I will be going back to using the Sonos Connect for music services. I purchased the Node because of its ability to stream hi-res files as well as the fact that it offered Tidal streaming. I found the Bluesound app to be very disappointing coming from Sonos. The Tidal portion doesnt even have all the features of the Tidal App itself such as artist radio or an artist station. This is one of the most important features I use on Spotify or Pandora or Tidal. This issue has been addressed on the Bluesound forum but they just say they are looking at implementing the feature in a future update. I just started using my Sonos again since it now offers Tidal and the Sonos app offers all the Tidal features including stations. Why that wasnt included in the Bluesound app in the 1st place is beyond me. I have to assume the developers never even bothered to look at the Tidal App or Sonos app during the design process. Having been an early adopter of Slimdevices Squeezebox, I no longer have any interested in apps or products where the consumer becomes the Beta tester and you have to wait for incremental upgrades for features that should have been present in the 1st place. My node will now be relegated to streaming hi-res files only and Ill use my Sonos for streaming everything else. If I could return the Node, I would. If I had to do it over again, Id put that money into a high quality player such as one of the Bryston products for my hi-res collection instead.
|- Victor T, FL|
The Node was recommended by an Audio Advisor Rep after I described my goal to him, which was to simply stream audio with good sound quality. I have the Node connected to my AV receiver, and the sound is great! I listen to Tunein stations on their IOS app, and I use Bluetooth to listen to all other streaming, mostly to Sirius/XM. I use the toslink connection, but the analog also sounds good. My demands are admittedly low, so Im sure that audiophiles will be satisfied.
|- Ed B, OH|