POWERNODE 2

Re-Invented Integrated Amplifier

Our Price

$799
$549–699

What We Guarantee

(Please see the current generation POWERNODE 2i here)

Borrowing state-of-the-art technologies from our award-winning sister company, NAD Electronics, the POWERNODE 2 can do everything the NODE 2 can do, plus effortlessly drive your choice of speakers. With the same zero-distortion audio signature we’ve become known for, the POWERNODE 2 allows you to take your favorite tracks to new levels. Permission to turn it up, granted.

  • Stream music to multiple Bluesound Players all over the home
  • Access and connect to internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library
  • Control music wirelessly with an intuitive Controller App for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows & Mac OS X desktops
  • Instinctive touch control on unit
  • Simple setup, easily expandable
  • Innovative digital amplifier
  • Available in Black or White

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INDUSTRY-LEADING HYBRIDDIGITAL™ AMP + 32-BIT 192KHz DAC

Our award-winning, state-of-the-art, audiophile-grade HybridDigital™ amplification and DAC technologies brings dynamic power and high-current delivery to your high-res music experience, resulting in the ability to play louder than ever before, with the same zero-distortion precision audio signature we’ve become known for. Permission to turn it up, granted.
interior Powernode

MADE FOR MORE THAN MP3.

Of course Bluesound is compatible with MP3s – and just about every other digital format ever created – but Bluesound was purpose-built for high-res audio. While other companies put a premium on style, Bluesound has spared no expense on the integration of advanced, innovative audio technologies that deliver blazingly fast error-free playback in maximum studio-master recording quality, resulting in absolutely unbeatable performance.
Play more then just MP3 Bluesound will play FLAC

THE FUTURE OF MUSIC IS FAST.

Using industry-leading 1GHz ARM Cortex-9 Multi-core processors, you’d think Bluesound was engineered for something more than just audio. Bluesound’s 32-bit architecture combined with 8x oversampling, paired with our own innovative HybridDigital™ Amp and DAC platforms, ensures that your lossless high-res music playback is flawless, with precision, power and clarity – at any volume.
A9 processor

ALL THE MUSIC EVER RECORDED.

Discover instant access to millions of songs. Premium high-res music services like TIDAL®, Spotify® and Qobuz® – as well as virtually all other popular music services and internet radio stations are already built-in. Access your downloads and your entire iTunes library – or any other USB NAS drive connected – all without ever turning on a computer. Imagine – Your Music. Your way.
Music services

HIFI YOUR WIFI.

The POWERNODE 2 uses your home wireless network, and sets up quickly. With an advanced WiFi antenna design and blazing-fast ARM Cortex A9 Processors, Bluesound ensures that there are no skips or delays in every corner of your home – even when streaming high-res audio files. Play your music in perfect sync, or play different music simultaneously, to any player in any room.
Bluesound Family image with wifi logo

Award-Winning Sound

Bluesound has been the recipient of numerous awards—including multiple Product of the Year and Best Buys awards—from leading audio publications such as What Hi-Fi? and Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. Since its inception, Bluesound has been committed to delivering clear, detailed sound and it is this commitment that has been met with a wide range of positive reviews from the likes of Residential Systems, Home Cinema Choice, AVS Forum, and many more.

SPECIFICATIONS

AUDIO

Supported File Formats

MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS

Hi-Res formats - FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF

Power Output

HYBRIDDIGITAL™ AMPLIFIER, 60 Watts x2 into 8ohms

Native Sampling Rates

32 - 192 kHz

Bit Depths

16 - 24

Performance

SNR - 110dB
Distortion, THD+N - 0.020%

DAC

32-Bit, 192kHz

Supported Operating Systems

Plays music from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8, Apple Macintosh

Free Internet Radio

TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise.

Supported Cloud Services

Spotify, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer , Qobuz, HighResAudio, Murfie , JUKE, Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine.

Integration Partners

Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, push, iPort, ELAN, Lutron, roon.

Album Art

JPG

CONNECTIVITY

Network

Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
802.11 b/g/n WiFi

USB

1 x Type-A (Fat32 or NTSF formatted) port for connection to USB memory sticks and supported peripherals
1 x Type-B (mini) for product servicing

Audio Input

Combo - TOSLINK / 3.5mm

Audio Output

Headphone output - 3.5 Stereo
5-way speaker binding posts
Subwoofer output - RCA

Power

Universal tri-pin AC Cord input (100 - 240AC)

Wireless

aptX® Bluetooth wireless built-in

USER INTERFACE

Mobile

Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store

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 / 3.8 lbs

Gross Dimensions

220 x 70 x 190 mm
8.7 x 2.75 x 7.5 in

Power Consumption

Vacation/Standby Mode 0.5W*
Network Standby Mode 2.8W**

Accessories

2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
Ethernet Cable
Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor

Storage Environment

-10° C to 50° C, 20% to 80% relative humidity

Operating Environment

0° C to 40° C

* - After Press and hold of top panel PLAY/PAUSE touch pad for at least 5 seconds
** - With established wired or wireless network connection, wireless Bluetooth connectivity and 15 minutes of BluOS playback at pause mode, no user interface interaction and no active source input

NOTE: Bluetooth connectivity can be enabled or disabled via BluOS App. Wireless network connectivity is disabled upon establishment of wired network connection.

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