Re-Invented Integrated Amplifier
Re-Invented Integrated Amplifier
The POWERNODE 2 is nothing less than the reinvention of the most popular audio component of all time – the integrated amp. The POWERNODE 2 is able to drive even the most demanding professional loudspeakers. It’s a streaming powerhouse in a category all it’s own. Welcome to the future of HiFi.
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
- Works with Bluesound RC1 Remote Controller
- Simple setup, easily expandable
- Innovative digital amplifier
- Available in Black or White
“The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar is a rare gem that made listening to music through a sound bar a real pleasure.”
“This is one of the most musical portable devices I've listened to in a long while and was a genuine pleasure to review.”
“Bluesound’s multiroom wireless system was revolutionary when it first appeared... with a process of refinement and development ever since.”
“A superb high-end wireless speaker offering muscular-yet-musical sound and premium design.”
“When it comes to multi-room audio, it really doesn't get better than this.”
“If you're after one of the best-sounding wireless network speakers around, look no further.”
INDUSTRY-LEADING HYBRIDDIGITAL™ AMP + 32-BIT 192KHz DACOur 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.
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.
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.
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.
HANDS-FREE VOICE CONTROL WITH ALEXAAdd the BluOS Voice Skill inside the Amazon Alexa app and enjoy hands-free voice control of personal music collections, streaming services, and more using a list of simple streamlined commands. Using an Echo device you can ask Alexa to play popular songs from Tidal, queue up saved playlists, adjust the volume in different rooms, or ask what’s playing in the Kitchen. No Echo device and want to try it out? No problem. Download the Amazon Alexa app, activate the skill, tap the speech bubble in the bottom drawer of the Amazon Alexa app and say anything from the list of commands.
Award-Winning SoundBluesound 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.
Supported File Formats
MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS
Hi-Res formats - FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF
HYBRIDDIGITAL™ AMPLIFIER, 60 Watts x2 into 8ohms
Native Sampling Rates
32 - 192 kHz
16 - 24
SNR - 110dB
Distortion, THD+N - 0.020%
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, LiveXLive, Radio.com
Supported Cloud Services
Spotify, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, Deezer , Qobuz, HighResAudio (VAULT Required), Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine, IDAGIO, OraStream
Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, push, iPort, ELAN, Lutron, roon.
Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
802.11 b/g/n WiFi
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
Combo - TOSLINK / 3.5mm
Headphone output - 3.5 Stereo
5-way speaker binding posts
Subwoofer output - RCA
Universal tri-pin AC Cord input (100 - 240AC)
aptX® Bluetooth wireless built-in
Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store
Simple top-panel touch controls.
IR Sensor built in - Front panel
ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz
1.72 kg / 3.8 lbs
220 x 70 x 190 mm
8.7 x 2.75 x 7.5 in
Vacation/Standby Mode 0.5W*
Network Standby Mode 2.8W**
2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
-10° C to 50° C, 20% to 80% relative humidity
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.