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Bluesound Node 2i

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Discover a world full of music streaming services and internet radio stations. The Bluesound Node 2i connects your existing stereo system or home cinema system to all the music ever recorded. Online streaming services, internet radio and even your own digital music library imprisoned on a computer, smartphone or external drive, the playback choices become infinite.
The Bluesound Node 2i uses your home wireless network for quick and easy set-up. With an advanced WiFi antenna design and blazing-fast ARM Cortex A9 Processors, the Node 2 ensures that there are no skips or delays in even when streaming high-res audio files. Play your music in perfect sync, or play different music simultaneously to any Bluesound player in any room of your home.

The Node 2i has enhanced dual band Wi-Fi which provides best-in-class performance even in crowded airspace. With state-of-the-art Bluetooth aptX HD, the Node 2i can easily support 24-bit streaming directly from your phone or tablet, as well as transmit studio-quality music to Bluetooth headphones and speakers. High-end DAC technology built into every Bluesound Player allows the Node 2i to decode and stream MQA files in all their lossless glory.

Connect the Bluesound Node 2i easily to any existing stereo or home theater system to unlock and discover a world full of music streaming services and internet radio stations. Filled with a full array of analog and digital input/output, the Node 2i connects your hi-fi equipment to all the music ever recorded.

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

Native sampling rates
32 - 192 kHz

Bit depths
16 - 24

SNR - 110dBA
Distortion, THD+N - 0.005%

32-Bit, 192kHz

Supported operating systems
Plays music from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7-10, Apple Macintosh

Free internet radio
TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise, Slacker Radio

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, Amazon Alexa Skills*, Airplay 2*
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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

Node 2 audio inputs
Combo - TOSLINK / 3.5mm

Node 2 audio outputs
Analog RCA Stereo with FIXED option
Coaxial RCA
TOSLINK digital optical
Headphone 3.5mm Stereo
Subwoofer RCA
12 Volt trigger out

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

Bluetooth 4.2 aptX HD wireless built-in

Unit weight
1.12 kg / 2.45 lbs

Node 2 dimensions
220 x 46 x 146 mm
8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in

Power consumption (Idle)
6 Watts

2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
Ethernet Cable
Stereo RCA to RCA 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

Ratings and reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews   |   Review this product
Excellent value for money
Excellent value for money and so simple to set-up with my Naim system. Although I was very sceptical at first from reading other reviews, I have to say that the Node 2 has far exceeded my expectations and improved the enjoyment of listening to streamed audio no end. One of the best purchases I have made for quite some time.
Reviewed by: JTW
Unbeatable sound quality
If you stream your music, this is the player you need. Great app and simple to integrate with existing HiFi equipment. 100% recommended especially for listening to MQA on Tidal.
Reviewed by: Martin