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Bluesound NODE (Gen 3) Wireless Music Streamer - Black

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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.

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    Next Generation NODE Streaming and Multi-room Audio

    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. 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, Mac or PC computers.

    Inside, the NODE features a new audiophile-grade DAC design with notably improved performance that not only supports 24-bit/192kHz audio processing, but also MQA for studio-quality listening. Powerful, user-friendly software features like tone controls and subwoofer crossover optimization allow you to customize your listening preferences in detail. It is also equipped with an array of digital and analog inputs and outputs for maximum versatility.

    Bring music into your NODE using Wi-Fi or ethernet, Apple AirPlay 2, aptX HD Bluetooth, or USB Type A connectors, to hear audio content from streaming services, internet radio and your own music library. The NODE now features an HDMI eARC input on the back panel, to keep your setup flexible and future-friendly.

    Designed to be as comfortable in a two-channel TV system or gaming console as it is in an audiophile’s dedicated listening room, the NODE provides a hi-res experience no matter where it’s used. Listen to your music through your hi-fi 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 enabled players.

    Bit-perfect music listening can happen away from your hi-fi 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.

    In addition to using the BluOS Controller app with your smart devices, quick access controls like play/pause, track skipping, and volume are available as touch panel controls, via voice assistants like Apple’s Siri, Amazon Alexa, or Google Voice, by programming your own IR remote or using the optional Bluesound RC1.

    The intuitive touch panel control with proximity sensor now also features 5 presets. Advanced controls, including tone controls 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.

    New ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core Chipset

    Bluesound’s forward-thinking approach continues to push the performance envelope. The new NODE and POWERNODE feature a powerful ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core chipset that processes audio eight times faster than previous generations of Bluesound architecture. Not only does this processor boast all the power and speed required for the latest and greatest hi-fi performance, but these products are also ready for whatever technologies the future may hold.


    BluOS Adds Pandora and Presto Music Services

    Bluesound is excited to announce the integration of the popular Pandora and Presto Music services into the BluOS platform.

    Pandora offers exceptional music discovery features and curated radio stations. Its integration offers BluOS music lovers access to another seamless and intuitive way to enjoy their favorite tracks and discover new music based on listeners' tastes.

    Presto Music specializes in classical and jazz recordings with high-quality content. In select markets, users can now savor Presto Music's vast collection of classical and jazz recordings. With a library boasting 200,000 albums in CD-quality and 34,000 albums in stunning 24-bit/192kHz, subscribers will revel in a focused, extensive, and continuously expanding catalog. The service is tailored with a powerful search engine designed explicitly for classical and jazz music, offering rich composers, artists, and genre profiles, recommendations, and featured releases.

    To access these new services, simply update to the latest firmware and download the BluOS Controller App (version 4.2.0) from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or bluos.io/downloads.

    Product Features

    Overview

    • Quad-core 1.8GHz ARM® Cortex™ A53 processor
    • 32-bit/384kHz premium DAC design
    • HDMI eARC, optical & analog inputs
    • Stereo analog, optical, coaxial & USB audio outputs
    • AirPlay 2 for integration into Apple ecosystem
    • BluOS™ wireless multi-room music capability
    • MQA music and hi-res audio streaming
    • Voice control with Apple’s Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
    • Dual-band Wi-Fi + Gigabit ethernet
    • Two-way aptX™ HD Bluetooth
    • IR remote learning capability, IR input, 12V trigger output
    • Wired & wireless headphone output
    • Wired & wireless subwoofer output
    • Touch controls with presets
    • Black or white finish

    Operation

    • 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

    More Features

    • 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%

    Connections

    • 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+

    Product Specs

    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 8.7" x 1.8" x 5.7"
    • Weight: 2.45 lbs.

    Product Warranty

    "The new NODE shows that Bluesound is particularly serious about the product line. It plays a little better again but also offers a hdmi-eARC input, which is very nice for users who want to use the NODE as a central hub. Add to that a fine app and you'll understand that we highly recommend this one! Alpha Approved!"

    - Jaap Veenstra, alpha-audio.net, June 9, 2021

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