Bluesound NODE (Black)

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Bluesound NODE (Black)

Wireless Music Streamer
£549
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For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.

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Spread the cost over 6 months on this wireless music streamer. Available from our stores by appointment, phone or video call or from our telesales team. No deposit required up-front, pay the balance in full before the end of the period and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click here for more info. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products.


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”The third-generation Node is one of the most appealing ways to add network streaming to your hi-fi system on a budget.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

Award-winner made better

Regarded by critics and audiophiles alike as one of the best in its class, the latest Bluesound NODE is better than ever. A new and improved DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) ensures you get the best sound from the latest Bluesound platform. Connectivity is transformed by the HDMI ARC interface and USB audio output. The revised touch control panel makes it easier to use and, together with the new premium matte satin finish, makes it more stylish than ever.

Bluesound – the premium choice for music streaming
Since it was first established, Bluesound has been committed to the highest quality, easy to use multi-room streaming system. Hi-Res music playback is at the heart of Bluesound, which is just one of the reasons it sounds so good. Don’t just take our word for it though; take a look at the myriad of rave reviews. What Hi-Fi, Stuff, EISA and AVS Forum are just a few of the big publications and sites to award Bluesound their highest laurels.

Stream Hi-res music around your home - effortlessly
A wide range of Bluesound speakers and streamers let you set up a comprehensive music system around your home. Choose between Ethernet and advanced wi-fi for quick and easy set up with your existing home network. With a blazing-fast, Quad-Core, ARM processor at its heart, you can be assured of smooth, seamless sound with no skips or dropouts – even with Hi-Res music files. Play your music around your home in perfect sync or have different music playing in different rooms – the choice is yours.

Premium sound
As well as the powerful, Quad-Core ARM processor, the latest NODE uses a new design of differential, 32-bit/384kHz DAC. With a higher signal-to-noise ratio and lower distortion, you get to hear more detail, enhanced dynamics and a sound that’s more true-to-life – just as you’d expect from the audio streaming experts.

Access your favourite streaming services and more
Bluesound’s operating system, BluOS lets you stream, in Hi-Res, all your favourite music, podcasts and radio stations. Sync with personal music libraries via wi-fi and connect up to 200,000 tracks in lossless quality. Experience the studio quality sound of MQA music on Tidal, or connect and stream favourites with Apple AirPlay 2 and aptX HD Bluetooth.

Voice control compatible by Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant
Working with Apple AirPlay 2, the NODE can be voice controlled via Siri. Alternatively, connect to an Alexa or Google Assistant device and you can facilitate voice control via the Alexa or Google Assistant systems – the choice is yours.

Control by iOS, Android, Windows or Mac
With the Bluesound streaming system, you’re not stuck with a single operating system. Full control is possible with Apple iOS (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad) and Android smartphones and tablet. Desktop control is also possible via Windows Vista 7, 8, 10 and Apple macOS 10.10-10.15 and 11.

Connect to almost any system – wired or wireless
Whether you’re connecting to a hi-fi, AVR or speaker system, the NODE has you covered. For top quality Hi-res sound, take advantage of the HDMI ARC or USB audio outputs – ideal for connecting to an AVR or suitable DAC. Alternatively, there are also optical and coaxial digital outputs. For most hi-fi systems, simply connect to the AUX input via the RCA phono outputs. Want to go wireless? That’s not a problem for the NODE. You can connect to your Bluetooth speaker (or headphones) via the two-way aptX HD Bluetooth interface.

Stylish and unobtrusive
No bigger than a typical wi-fi router, the Bluesound NODE is discreet and unobtrusive. A choice of new, matte satin black or white finishes let it blend with your décor. If you don’t have your phone or tablet to hand, the revised touch sensitive interface makes direct control easier than ever.

Stream your music to a higher standard, with the Bluesound NODE.
Smart Features
Apple AirPlay
Yes
Quad Core Processor
Yes
Smartphone control
Yes - BluOS
Connectivity
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Yes
Audio Inputs
3.5mm x 1 (shared with optical)
Audio Outputs
RCA phono
Bluetooth
Yes
Coaxial Digital Output
Yes
HDMI
1
Headphone Output
Yes
Optical Digital Inputs
1 x 3.5mm (Shared with analogue)
Sub Output
Yes
Sub Output
Yes
USB
1
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
Audio
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Features
Internet Radio Services
Yes
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD
220 x 46 x 146
Weight
Weight (KG)
1.1
Accessories
Included Cables
RCA Phono Interconnect Cable
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Node simplicity I use the Node to feed directly into my reconditioned 40 year old Quad 303. Two minimalist boxes are now providing wonderfully detailed and engaging music all controlled from my phone. Very pleased with the results.
Date published: 2021-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good sound and easy to set up This is a great addition to my system - bought to replace a Goodmans Module, and a big step up in terms of sound quality and capabilities. I mostly listen to Radio Paradise so the Node now allows me to listen to RP's MQA stream with brilliant results, and hi res audio from e.g. Amazon Music is very good too. The setup is very straightforward and quick over wifi. The app also works fine for me, although I can understand that people who have many Spotify or other app playlists may find this cumbersome. It's pricey but very good IMO.
Date published: 2021-10-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the user experience I was hoping for. I was very much looking forward to enjoying the new Node as an upgrade to my Yamaha WXAD10 but I have to say I’m disappointed for several reasons and therefore I’m giving it a low star rating. Here’s why. The Node doesn’t have an on/off switch either on the unit or on the app. The makers say that the unit puts itself to sleep after 15 minutes inactivity but this hasn’t been my experience. When in use the display screen is constantly switching on and off for no reason. It’s very distracting. In the app there’s a setting that says you can select indicator light normal/dim but it that only affects the led not the top panel display. I’ve found this really annoying. I contacted Bluesound and I’ve been told that on the new Node it is not possible to switch off the unit but it’s supposed to go into standby after 15 minutes. Since the top panel lights don’t deactivate I have to assume the device is permanently on which is a waste of power. I’ve estimated the extra power consumption due to the lack of any means of switching off the unit amounts to about 50KW per annum. That’s enough to power a 1KW electric fire for over 4 days! In frustration I’ve resorted to pulling the plug on the thing on several occasions but Bluesound say this can shorten the life of the processor. What is wrong with a power switch!!! There’s always a delay when you start the app while it ‘discovers’ the device so being always on doesn’t even achieve much. Bluesound support hasn’t been much help. It basically consists only of referring you to existing help articles and I haven’t received any explanation for why the display is constantly going on and off. The app works reasonably well but I have one major gripe; I have a very large music collection and scrolling through the artists page takes too long. Frustratingly, there is a fast scroll bar which I can see but can’t get to work. I’ve partially resolved the problem by reorganising my music collection into numerous separate folders by alphabet (ABC, DEF etc.) and access artists by folder search but it’s unnecessarily clumsy even so. Other apps I’ve tried e.g. Cambridge’s StreamMagic include an A-Z index at the side of the screen which makes selection much easier and faster. These problems mar an otherwise excellent device for me. I’ve compared the sound to a Cambridge CXN and found little to choose between them despite the CXN’s higher price. A plus is 2 way Bluetooth. I’ve listened through my Sony WH-1000 XM3 headphones and reproduction is excellent for Bluetooth although I kept having problems establishing connection. I’ve streamed from phone to the Node also and that works well. If the problem with the display and power standby could be resolved together with a few improvements to the app I would be giving the Node 4 or 5 stars but these are big issues for me and have badly tarnished my user experience.
Date published: 2021-07-03
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6 Year Guarantee

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Fully refundable if unused

6 Year Guarantee costs just £9.99 on all items under £100, or 10% of purchase
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We think you'll agree our 6 Year Guarantee offers fantastic value. What's more, if you don't use it
in the 6-year period, we'll refund the cost of it. You really can't say fairer than that!

Plus, if we can't fix a fault, we will give you a replacement.

Find out full details here.

Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.