Bluesound Powernode

$1,499.00

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.

Available in Black or White.

Bluesound Powernode

  • 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

BluOS Compatible Device

Use the Free App BluOS App (by Bluesound) to control your music playback on a wide range of computer devices  including; Desktop Computers, Tablets and Smartphones. The BluOS is available for Apple (iOS iPad, iPhone  & OSX Apple Mac), Google (Android) and Mircosoft (Windows 7,8 &10). BluOS enabled your devices inputs to play music from: Network shares, Mobile devices, Bluetooth 5.0 HD (aptX), Apple Airplay 2, USB, Streaming services, Internet radio, Podcasts and more.

Listen from Streaming Services

  • Streaming services: Spotify (Connect), Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer , Qobuz, HighResAudio, Murfie, Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Nugs, Slacker, Wimp, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine and more.
  • Audio File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS. Hi-Res Formats: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF.
  • Internet Radio: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Radio Paradise, CALM Radio.

BluOS Multiroom Expansion

The BluOS controller is able to  wirelessly connect and stream to multiple BluOS enabled players all over your home. Create an intuitive multi-room music system for your home and enjoy Hi-res music, internet radio, podcasts and more synced throughout your home. 

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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.

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.

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.

Connectivity

  • HDMI: (ARC & eARC)
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth Two-Way (transmit & receive)
  • Bluetooth Quality: Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD wireless built-in
  • Wired Network: Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
  • Wireless Network: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, 2.4 GHz/5GHz)
  • USB: Type-A port for connection to USB memory sticks (Fat32 or NTFS formatted) and supported peripherals 
  • Audio Input: Combo – Toslink/3.5mm
  • Audio Output: Headphone output (3.5 Stereo)
  • Speaker Output: 5-way speaker binding posts
  • Subwoofer Out: RCA, Network pairing to Pulse Sub+
  • 12 Volt trigger out: Yes
  • Voice Control Integrations: Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant Skills
  • Integration Partners: Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, push, iPort, ELAN, Lutron, roon, Airplay 2

Specifications

  • Power Output: HybridDigital™ Amplifier, 80 Watts x2 into 8ohms
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: -100dBa
  • Distortion: THD+N – 0.008%
  • DAC: 32-Bit, 384kHz
  • Native Sampling Rates: 32 – 192kHz
  • Bit Depths: 16-bit, 24-bit
  • Distortion: THD+N – 0.005%

General

  • Processor: ARM® CORTEX™ A53 Quad-Core, 1.8 GHz per core
  • Operating Environment: 0° C to 40° C
  • Power Consumption (Idle): 10 Watts
  • Storage Environment: -10° C to 50° C, 20% to 80% relative humidity
  • Accessories: AC power cord, Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor, Ethernet Cable
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 70 x 220 x 190 mm. 
  • Weight: 1.78kg
  • Shipping Weight: 3.15kg
Colour

Black, White