Bluesound POWERNODE 2i Hi-Res Music Streaming Amplifier

Retail Price: $1,549.00

$1,399.00

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Description

The amp reinvented. The POWERNODE 2i is the streaming amplifier that merges several traditional components into one and unlocks a world of high-fidelity streaming. Effortlessly driving your choice of speakers with the same zero-distortion audio signature Bluesound has become known for, the POWERNODE 2i takes your favourite tracks to new levels. Permission to turn it up, granted.

Reinvent Your Hi-Fi
Music changes with every generation, which is why the POWERNODE 2i was designed to breathe new life into the speakers you own. Easily hook up the POWERNODE 2i to your favourite pair of bookshelf, tower, or outdoor speakers using standard speaker wire, and instantly stream the music you want to hear in stunning quality. It’s time to dust off your old speakers and enjoy the world of streaming.

Set Your Music Collection Free
Featuring an array of analog and digital input and output options, the POWERNODE 2i gives you infinite playback choices to rule your sonic domain. With the ability to connect to a CD player or turntable, the POWERNODE 2i ensures that your physical music collection continues to thrive. Easily stream your favourite tracks from the source of your choice and hear it anywhere in the home.

All The Music Ever Recorded
With Airplay 2 built-in for easy integration into the Apple ecosystem, the POWERNODE 2i is the most flexible streaming amplifier 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. Easily access your downloads, your iTunes library and any other content from a NAS drive, all without turning on a computer.

No Limits
Outfitted with our award-winning, state-of-the-art HybridDigital™ amplification technology, the POWERNODE 2i delivers dynamic power with precision and clarity to your home stereo system. Complete with advanced DAC platforms, the POWERNODE 2i lets you hear your music zero-distortion free at any volume, with both large and small speakers.

Fill Your Home With Music
Seamlessly connect the POWERNODE 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

  • Easily drive your existing pair of premium speakers
  • HybridDigital™ amp and DAC technologies ensure flawless playback with precision and clarity.
  • 60 Watts x 2 into 8 ohms of HybridDigital™ power.
  • HDMI (ARC & eARC) connectivity.
    Featuring digital and analog input/output options, headphone stereo mini jack, subwoofer RCA mono.
  • Access and stream 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.
  • Works with Bluesound RC1 Remote Controller
  • 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 wireless stereo components throughout your house — all in sync

Specifications

Audio
Supported File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA
Power Output: HybridDigital™ Amplifier, 60 Watts x2 into 8ohms
Native Sampling Rates: 32 – 192 kHz
Bit Depths: 16 – 24
SNR: 110dB
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: HDMI ARC, 2x Combination Toslink/3.5mm
Headphone output: 3.5 Stereo
Subwoofer output: 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)
Pushbuttons: Simple top-panel touch controls.
Control: IR Sensor built-in – Front panel

General
Processor: ARM® CORTEX A9, 1 GHz
Unit Weight: 1.72 kg
Gross Dimensions (WxHxD): 220 x 70 x 190 mm
Power Consumption (Idle): 12 Watts

Critic Reviews

“Not only a multi-room component, the Powernode 2i is the best just-add-speakers system you can get for this kind of money” Click for full review.

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