Bluesound Node (New Gen 3) Wireless Music Streamer

£549.00

Brand Bluesound

Bluesound continues to lead the HiFi streaming revolution, and the latest generation 3 NODE represents technology upgrades and audio improvements that set the bar higher than ever before. What the previous generation Players did, the new NODE does better. On top of their next-gen processor platform is a new and improved DAC design, an HDMI eARC input, an updated and intuitive touch control panel with proximity sensing, support for USB audio output to an external DAC, and a premium matte satin paint finish, ensuring the NODE fits seamlessly into any listening setup.

PREMIUM DAC DESIGN

A brand-new DAC design, with differential output engaged means that our audiophile-grade streamer now sounds even better. The NODE boasts a signal-to-noise ratio of -113dB and a distortion level of 0.002%, a notable performance enhancement over the previous model. In that sense, the NODE just may be the most affordable high-end audio component on the planet.

INTUITIVE TOUCH CONTROLS

An elegant, full-glass interface with capacitive touch LED controls graces the top of the NODE, providing you with an intuitive touchpoint for play, pause, volume and pre-sets. The NODE also features a proximity sensor, ensuring that the array of LEDs on the top panel do not cause any unwanted light pollution, only turning on as you place your hand close – when the controls are needed.

A TRUE HIFI STREAMER

The NODE stays true to its hi-res audio foundations while providing incredible flexibility for any HiFi setup. In addition to its own high-performance internal DAC, the NODE now supports USB Audio 2.0 output on the Type-A port, with the ability to send 24bit/192kHz digital audio via USB to a separate, external DAC of choice. Of course, you also get BluOS, the world’s leading hi-res multi-room system that connects the NODE to all the music ever recorded – endless possibility to unlock the full potential of your listening setup.

FUTURE FORWARD

The next generation Bluesound quad-core processor boasts all the power and speed required for the latest and greatest audio processing, with built-in headroom for whatever technologies the future may hold. In that sense, the NODE is over-specified, so it can be a staple in your listening room for years and decades to come.

THE INS AND OUTS

As the swiss-army-knife of HiFi streaming, the NODE features an array of digital and analog inputs and outputs. The new NODE now features an HDMI eARC input on the back panel, to keep your setup flexible and future-friendly. The NODE is designed to be as comfortable in a two-channel TV system as it is in an audiophile’s dedicated listening room, providing a hires experience no matter where it’s used.

SATIN PAINT FINISH

Bluesound players are designed to fit into your Everyday life. The NODE is no different. The matte satin body, available in either a Black or White finish, blends seamlessly into any décor. Easy to clean and keep free of unwanted dust and grime, it looks great when stacked alongside your most-loved audio gear – though at the end of the day, it’s your ears that benefit most from the NODE

Features

• Quad-Core 1.8ghz Arm® Cortextm A53 Processor

• 32-Bit/384khz Premium Dac Design

• HDMI eARC, Optical & Analog Inputs

• Stereo Analog Output

• Optical, Coaxial & USB Audio Outputs

• BluOS Wireless Multi-Room Music Capability

• MQA Music And Hi-Res Audio Streaming

• Airplay 2 Integration

• Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

• Dual-Band Wi-Fi + Gigabit Ethernet

• Two-Way Aptx HD Bluetooth

• IR Remote Learning Capability

• IR Input • 12v Trigger Output

• Wired & Wireless Headphone Output

• Wired & Wireless Subwoofer Output

• Touch Controls with Pre-sets

• Black or White Finish

Specifications

Operating System

BluOS

Supported Controller Operating System

iOS, Android, Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, macOS 10.10-10.15, 11

Supported Audio File Formats

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

Supported Hi-Res Audio File Formats

FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS

Supported Network File Sharing

Server Messsage Block (SMB)

Native Sampling Rates

up to 192 kHz

Bit Depths

16-24

Music Service Integrations

23+

3rd-Party Integrations

AirPlay 2
Spotify Connect
Tidal Connect
Roon Ready

Control System Integrations

Crestron, Control 4, RTI, ELAN, URC, Push, Lutron, iPort

Voice Control Integrations

Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google

Finish

Black / White

Version

N130

FEATURES

Status Indicator

LED x 2

Play/Pause Button

Touch LED

Volume Control Buttons

Touch Slider LED

Previous/Next Track Buttons

Touch LED

Preset Buttons

Touch LED

Proximity Sensor

Yes

Audio Controls & EQ

In-App

Processor

ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core

DAC

32-Bit, 384kHz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

-113dBA

Distortion

THD+N, 0.002%

CONNECTIONS

Power

Universal bi-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)

Ethernet/LAN

Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps

Wi-Fi Built In

Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), dual-band

Bluetooth Quality

Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD

Bluetooth Connectivity

Two-Way (transmit & receive)

IR Optical Built In

IR Sensor Built In - front panel with IR Remote Learning

Optical/Analog Input:

Combo Mini TOSLINK; 3.5mm Analog Line In

HDMI Input

HDMI eARC

USB In

Type A (Fat32 Formatted)

Audio Output

Analog RCA Stereo with FIXED option

Coaxial Output

RCA

Optical Output

TOSLINK digital optical

Headphone Output

3.5mm Stereo; Bluetooth

Subwoofer Output

RCA x 1; Wireless to PULSE SUB+

Included Accessories

• 120V AC Power Cord

• 230V AC Power Cord

• Ethernet Cable

• Stereo RCA to RCA Cable

• TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor

• Safety/Warranty Guide

• Quick Setup Guide

Dimensions (Product)

220 x 46 x 146mm (W x H x D)

8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in (W x H x D)

Weight: 1.09kg/2.4lbs