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Bluesound NODE (10th Anniversary Edition) Hi-Res Wireless Music Streamer

The Bluesound NODE X unlocks the world of hi-res music streaming and multi-room audio to create a modern addition to existing HiFi systems or your favorite set of powered speakers. Discover all the music ever recorded with access to hundreds of internet radio stations, dozens of streaming music services, or even your own digital music library, with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, or Mac or PC computers.

  • Connect to any existing stereo amplifier, AV receiver, or powered audio system.
  • Powered by state of the art Quad-Core 1.8ghz ARM® Cortex™ A53 processor and a 32-bit/384khz premium DAC design.
  • HDMI eARC connectivity, digital, optical and analog input/output options, with wired and wireless headphone and subwoofer outputs.
  • Hi-res audio streaming with access to Internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library.
  • Dual band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and support for 2-way Bluetooth aptX HD Bluetooth ensures music playback without interruption.
  • Create and control a seamless multi-room system with the intuitive BluOS Controller app.
  • Top panel touch controls with presets.
  • IR input and remote learning capability – Control it with the optional Bluesound RC1 Remote Controller.
  • Connect with the BluVoice skill in the Alexa app and use Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to control Players around the home.
  • AirPlay 2 lets you play music or podcasts from wireless stereo components throughout your house — all in sync.

WIFI YOUR HIFI

Bring 24-bit hi-res streaming to an existing stereo or to your powered speakers and access all the music ever recorded with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, or Mac or PC computers. Hundreds of internet radio stations, premium music services like Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify and dozens of other music streaming services, are integrated with the NODE's operating system, making music discovery seamless and exciting.

BEAUTY AND BRAINS.

Don't let the size and minimalist looks of the NODE fool you into diminishing its capabilities. Inside, the NODE features an audiophile-grade DAC design that not only supports 24-bit/192 kHz audio processing, but also MQA for master quality listening. Along with powerful software features like tone controls and fixed volume output, you can customize your listening preferences in detail.

PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS.

Bring music into your NODE using HDMI eARC, Wi-Fi or Ethernet, Apple AirPlay 2, aptX HD Bluetooth, or USB, to hear audio content from streaming services, TV, and your own music library. Listen to your music through your HiFi system or through wired or wireless headphones, by connecting to the RCA, TOSLINK optical, aptX HD Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, Apple devices, or other Bluesound or BluOS players.

FROM ANYWHERE TO EVERYWHERE.

Bit-perfect music listening can happen away from your HiFi system with the NODE as your multi-room hub. The award-winning BluOS platform is the only platform in the world that can support up to 64 players, all streaming in 24-bit hi-res audio. With a growing stable of brands and devices being added to the BluOS platform, the NODE opens up a world of hi-res listening options throughout your home that no other player can.

CONTROL FREAK.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF #LIVINGHIFI 

To celebrate Bluesound's ten-year milestone, we are pleased to introduce the NODE X. Since its inception, the Bluesound NODE has become synonymous with hi-res streaming, proving generation by generation that audio quality, convenience, and affordability can live together in one compact unit. The limited-time, 10th Anniversary Edition NODE X re-imagines some of the best parts of the NODE’s product design - improving them even further - and sets a new standard for audio performance and usability in the category. Whether it is added to an existing audio system, amplifier, AVR or a pair of active loudspeakers, the NODE X is here to take ‘just add streaming’ into the next generation of audiophiles. The NODE X represents technology and audio improvements that advance the previous generation NODE design. An upgraded high performance audiophile-grade ESS Sabre DAC takes audio playback to the next tier, while a high-end headphone amp featuring THX AAA™ technology elevates the headphone listening experience and widens the product use-case even further. To tie it all together, the powerful componentry is encapsulated in a stunning silver finish casing. Bluesound’s mission is to introduce a wireless generation of music lovers to true high performance fidelity. The NODE X represents the latest benchmark of this unstoppable pursuit – the perfect blend of audio quality, cutting-edge design, and great value for every music lover who takes #LivingHiFi seriously.  

+ INTUITIVE TOUCH CONTROLS
Unparalleled elegance shines through in the
all-glass, capacitive touch LED control panel
that graces the top of the NODE X with an
intuitive touchpoint for quick access controls
like play, pause, track skipping, and volume.
One-touch presets are available on the product
itself, or by using the included Bluesound RC1
remote. Advanced controls, including tone
controls, subwoofer crossover optimization,
and listening modes are available in the BluOS
Controller app. The NODE X can also be
integrated into a smart home with full-feature
drivers for Lutron, Elan, RTI, Crestron, and other
popular home control systems.

+ MULTI-ROOM EXPERIENCE
Bit-perfect music listening can happen away
from your HiFi system with the NODE X as your
multi-room streamer. The NODE X is supported
by the BluOS platform, the only platform in
the world that can support up to 64 players,
all streaming up to 24-bit, hi-res audio. With
a growing stable of brands and devices being
added to the BluOS platform, the NODE X opens
up a world of hi-res listening options throughout
your home that no other player can.

+ ‘STEP-UP’ PERFORMANCE
An upgraded audiophile ESS 9028Q2M Sabre
DAC design outputs amazing musicality,
near-zero levels of clock jitter, ultra-low noise
and distortion, and a wide dynamic range. A
truly high-end headphone amp with a full-sized
1⁄4” headphone jack uses a THX Achromatic
Audio Amplifier (THX AAATM) with patented
feed-forward error correction to deliver
infinitesimally low levels of noise, distortion and
power consumption for a realistic, fatigue-free
listening experience. This positions the NODE X
not only as the ultimate streaming source for a
HiFi system, but also a hi-res streamer for
no-compromise headphone listening.

+ ULTIMATE HIFI STREAMER
In addition to a high-performance internal DAC,
the NODE X continues to support external DACs
via an assortment of digital outputs. Optical,
Coaxial or USB Audio 2.0 output turns the
NODE X into a simple high-quality streamer,
sending music from hi-res services to your
favorite outboard equipment. Powerful software
features like tone controls and listening
modes, allow you to customize your listening
preferences with detail.

+ THE INS AND OUTS
Like a jack of all trades, the NODE X supports a
broad spectrum of digital and analog inputs and
outputs. WiFi, Ethernet, Apple AirPlay 2, aptX
HD Bluetooth, 3.5mm aux-in, HDMI eARC or
USB Type A connectors let you input audio from
streaming services, TV and gaming consoles,
or a personal music library. Deliver music to
your HiFi system via Stereo RCA, Optical,
Coaxial and USB outputs, and even to wireless
headphones via Bluetooth, in aptX HD quality.

+ SILVER FINISH
The NODE X is unique and set apart,
in performance and in looks. A special,
anniversary edition painted silver finish
celebrates 10 years of Bluesound and marks a
decade of distinction in the streaming category.

FEATURES
• PREMIUM ESS SABRE HIFI DAC
• THX AAATM HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER
• 6.35mm / 1/4” WIRED HEADPHONE OUTPUT
• WIRELESS BLUETOOTH HEADPHONE OUTPUT
• QUAD-CORE 1.8GHz ARM® CORTEXTM
A53 PROCESSOR
• HDMI eARC, OPTICAL & ANALOG INPUTS
• STEREO ANALOG OUTPUT
• OPTICAL, COAXIAL & USB AUDIO OUTPUTS
• BluOSTM 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
• 12V TRIGGER OUTPUT
• WIRED & WIRELESS SUBWOOFER OUTPUT
• TOUCH CONTROLS WITH PRESETS
• SILVER FINISH

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: 1.14kg / 2.5lbs


Included Accessories


• RC1 Remote Control
• 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
• 10th Anniversary Insert

Specifications

MPN
Bluesound NODE X (N131)
Brand
Bluesound
Condition
New
Product Code
Bluesound NODE X (N131)

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Bluesound NODE X (10th Anniversary Edition (N131)) Hi-Res Wireless Music Streamer

Product Code Bluesound NODE X (N131)