Bluesound NODE 2i Wireless Hi-Res Music Streamer

Retail Price: $999.00

$949.00

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Description

Easily connect the NODE 2i wireless music streamer to any existing stereo system to unlock and discover a universe of audio streaming. With more than enough analog and digital input/output options to please the most dedicated audiophile, the NODE 2i connects your gear to all the music ever recorded. Online streaming services, Internet radio and even your own digital music library held on a computer, smartphone or external drive—the NODE 2i brings infinite playback choices into your very own high-fidelity sonic domain.

Reinvent Your Hi-Fi

Designed to connect traditional HiFi systems—including powered speakers—to the expanding world of streaming audio and Internet radio, the NODE 2i instantly breathes new life into your decades-old stereo equipment. Whether it be an aging amplifier or a long-forgotten receiver, the NODE 2i will have your favourite components sounding better than the day you brought them home.

Take Your Hi-Fi, Wi-fi

The NODE 2i has enhanced dual-band Wi-Fi which provides best-in-class performance even in crowded airspace. With state-of-the-art Bluetooth® aptX® HD, the NODE 2i can easily support 24-bit streaming directly from your phone or tablet, as well as transmit studio-quality music to Bluetooth headphones and speakers. High-end DAC technology built into every Bluesound Player allows the NODE 2i to decode and stream MQA files in all their lossless glory.

All The Music Ever Recorded

With Airplay 2 built-in for easy integration into the Apple ecosystem, the NODE 2i is one of the most flexible streamers ever. Premium high-res music services like TIDAL®, Spotify® and Qobuz®—as well as virtually all other popular music services and Internet radio stations, can be found directly inside the BluOS Controller app. Access your downloads, your iTunes library and any other content from a NAS drive, all without turning on a computer.

Fill Your Home With Music

Seamlessly connect the NODE 2i to multiple Bluesound speakers throughout the home with the BluOS Controller app and create an intuitive multi-room music system unlike any other.

Key Features

  • Connect to any existing stereo amplifier, AV receiver, or powered audio system.
  • Featuring digital and analog input/output options, headphone stereo mini jack, subwoofer RCA mono.
  • Seamlessly stream music from a CD player or turntable through the NODE 2i to other Bluesound Players.
  • Simple setup directly inside the user-friendly BluOS Controller app.
  • Access and stream Internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library to multiple Bluesound Players.
  • Control music wirelessly with the intuitive BluOS Controller app.
  • Connect Bluesound to your Amazon Echo with the 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 speakers throughout your house — all in sync.

Specifications

Audio
Supported File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA
Native Sampling Rates: 32-192 kHz
Bit Depths: 16-24
SNR: 110dBA
THD+N: 0.005%
DAC: 32-Bit, 192kHz
Supported Operating Systems: Plays music from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista 7-10, Apple Macintosh 7-10
Free Internet Radio: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise, Slacker Radio
Supported Cloud Services: Spotify, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer, Qobuz, HighResAudio, Murfie, JUKE, Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine.
Album Art: JPG

Connectivity
Network: Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, dual-band)
USB: Type-A port for connection to USB memory sticks and supported peripherals (FAT32 Formatted)
Type-B (mini) for product servicing
Audio Input: Combo – TOSLINK / 3.5mm
Audio Output: Analog RCA Stereo with fixed option, Coaxial RCA, TOSLINK digital optical, Headphone 3.5mm Stereo, Subwoofer RCA
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD wireless built-in (transmit & receive)

User Interface
Mobile: Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store, Roon ready (endpoint)
Control: IR Sensor built-in – Front panel

General
Processor: ARM® CORTEX A9, 1 GHz
Unit Weight: 1.12 kg
Dimensions (WxHxD): 220 x 46 x 146 mm
Power Consumption (Idle): 6 Watts

Critic Reviews

“Given the spec sheet and previous experience of its predecessor, there was no way we could foresee the Node 2i being this much improved” 
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“At this price, the Bluesound Node 2i is best music streamer around.”
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“Compact, well built, fully-featured and easy to use, what’s not to like?” 
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