Bluesound Powernode (New Gen 3) Wireless Streaming Amplifier


The new Bluesound POWERNODE generation 3 represents technology upgrades and audio improvements that set the bar higher than ever before for the category. On top of there next-gen processor platform, they have layered several key improvements sure to delight the modern music lover: a DAC layout redesign, an updated and intuitive touch control panel with proximity sensing, a premium matte satin paint finish, and of course, most importantly – more power! The POWERNODE now offers 80W of power per channel, effortlessly driving your choice of speakers.

First deliveries of the new Powernode mid to late June.


Bluesound’s beloved amplifier platform now pumps out 80W per channel of authentic, understated HybridDigitalTM power. It is the same signature HiFi sound, but more of it! Perfect for driving your choice of speakers, even with longer cable runs, and helping you get the most out of your setup.


An elegant, full-glass interface with capacitive touch LED controls graces the top of the POWERNODE, providing you with an intuitive touchpoint for play, pause, volume and pre-sets. The POWERNODE 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.


The POWERNODE provides incredible flexibility for any HiFi setup. Start with BluOS, the world’s leading hi-res multi-room system that connects the POWERNODE to all the music ever recorded, and lets you stream audio all around the house. Add in an array of HDMI eARC, optical and analog inputs, support for Dolby surround sound home theatre, and the fact that the POWERNODE fits perfectly in a CI rack, and you start to see just how many use cases there are for this versatile streaming amp.


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 POWERNODE is over-specified, designed to be staple in your listening room for years and decades to come.


A redesigned DAC implementation, with differential output engaged means that our audiophile-grade streaming amplifier now sounds even better. The Powernode boasts a signal-to-noise ratio of -100Db and a distortion level of 0.008%, a notable performance enhancement over the previous model. In other words, the best-in-class just keeps getting better.


Bluesound Players are designed to fit into your everyday life. The POWERNODE 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 partnered up with your favourite loudspeakers, or when sitting on a stand powering HiFi sound for your TV –though at the end of the day, it’s your ears that benefit most from the POWERNODE.


• Hybrid digital Amplifier Platform

• 80 Watts Per Channel Into 8 Ohms

• Quad-Core 1.8ghz Arm® Cortextm A53 Processor

• 32-Bit/384kHz Premium Dac Design

• HDMI Earc, Optical & Analog Inputs

• 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 Aptxtm Hd Bluetooth

• IR Remote Learning Capability

• IR Input • Wired & Wireless Headphone Output

• Wired & Wireless Subwoofer Output

• Touch Controls with Pre-sets

• Black or White Finish


Operating System


Supported Controller Operating System

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

Supported File Formats


Hi-Res formats - FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS

Supported Multi-Channel Audio Formats

Dolby Digital

Supported Network File Sharing

Server Messsage Block (SMB) up to 200,000 files

Native Sampling Rates

up to 192 kHz

Bit Depths

16 - 24

Music Service Integrations


3rd-Party Integrations

AirPlay 2
Spotify Connect
Tidal Connect
Roon Ready

Integration Partners

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

Voice Control Integrations

Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google


Black / White




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


Audio Controls & EQ



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


32-Bit, 384kHz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio



THD+N, 0.008%



Rated Power Output

80W x 2 (8 Ohms)

IHF Dynamic Power

220W (4 Ohms) / 130W (8 Ohms)



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


Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps

Wi-Fi Built In

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

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

IR Input

3.5mm Jack

Optical/Analog Input

Combo - Mini TOSLINK/Stereo 3.5mm x 2

HDMI Input



Type A (Fat32 Formatted)

Headphone Output

3.5mm Stereo; Bluetooth

Subwoofer Output

RCA x 1; Wireless to PULSE SUB+

Speaker Terminals

5-Way Binding Post

Included Accessories

• 120V AC Power Cord

• 230V AC Power Cord

• Ethernet Cable

• TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor Safety/Warranty Guide

• Quick Setup Guide

Dimensions (Product)

220 x 70 x 190mm (W x H x D)

8.7 x 2.75 x 7.5 in (W x H x D)

Weight: 1.72kg/3.8lbs

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