Bluesound NODE (Black) is rated out of 5 by 38.
Bluesound NODE (Black)
Wireless Music Streamer
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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.
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.
Quad Core Processor
Yes - BluOS
ARC - Audio Return Channel
3.5mm x 1 (shared with optical)
Coaxial Digital Output
Optical Digital Inputs
1 x 3.5mm (Shared with analogue)
Wi-Fi Built In
High Resolution Audio
Internet Radio Services
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
220 x 46 x 146
RCA Phono Interconnect Cable
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aardvarkphil from Bluesound Node April 2023 I wish I'd taken the plunge earlier and bought this. It's just made music convenient again. The App, from the AppStore, gives you a nice level of control and also allows integration Tidal and Amazon and other music streaming services. Plus integration of your own digital music files from NAS. Im only speaking for the stuff I use! Although next plan is to hook up the digital out of the CD transport for some listening tests! See what I mean about convenient music. It's got me listening to music again
Date published: 2023-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roger60391 from Sceptical but then....... I was very sceptical about streaming before purchasing the Blue sound Node, however now it's all I've used for the last week. Easy to set up and a really good app. I connected it to my 9000a using the Chord digital coaxial cable and it all sounds fantastic.
Date published: 2023-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by PeeBee3 from Very impressed, great sound Have had the Node for just over a week and very impressed with the quality of sound through both the aged Mission Cyrus speakers, driven by the Cambridge receiver I bought at the same time, and through headphones. Using it with Tidal I’m getting to hear some great music that’s new to me and some old favourites in stunning new quality. This is a real pleasure given the quality of sound I’m receiving! I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to appreciate the sound quality as my hearing isn’t great - too many loud ‘discos’ in the ‘70s! But the great sound can be appreciated even with hearing that’s less than 100%. Only issue with the Node is that using it on wi-fi I found the indicators on the top panel stay on all the time. Strangely they work as intended if you have an ”excellent” Wi-Fi signal, or use it on Ethernet. Bluesound support have been quick to respond to my support request and they have acknowledged the issue and say they hope to provide a fix in a firmware upgrade. In any case the Node seems to consume just 1.3 watts when playing or in standby. If you’re new to streaming, as I was, I’d say don’t hesitate to have a demo of the Node.
Date published: 2023-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by MJBH from Fabulous! What a fabulous piece of kit - so easy to setup and use - and the sound quality is excellent (using Tidal). Yet again brilliant service from the Richer Sounds team!
Date published: 2023-02-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by Orbital71 from not quite what i had hoped for bought this from richer sounds. they were very helpful. they had no more in stock so i am using one of their display ones until new ones arrive. the recent (Jan 2023) price drop to GBP 449 had meant there was a rush on apparently. Because it had been used in store it was quite a challenge to get it to synch to my wifi at home. Resetting it was not as easy as the online tutorials showed, and it took many attempts after "resetting" it to get it to recognise my system. it's not straightforward to play the tunes that are on my iphone/ ipad through the device using the BLU OS APP. Have to use Airplay instead. I'd have liked to use one app for all my music streaming through the Node. Adding the "on device" library or shared libraries is not as completely straightforward as other platforms for a tech dinosaur like me. I have set the tone controls to my preferred setting but still it sounds a little "thin" compared to my older Yamaha streamer (using the same speaker and amp set up). In all,Ii wouldn't buy this again
Date published: 2023-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carol62 from Great features Not being the most technical we had a few hitches connect to our Wi-Fi but once installed absolutely brilliant Easy to listen to radio off the blue sound app so many channels to choose from Playing music from iTunes and Amazon music was also easy The sound is clears with the full rang adding depth to all the songs This was recommended by James in Southampton We wanted something to listen to radio and stream our music and this does it perfectly Would recommend Richer Sound as give outstanding customer service and advice
Date published: 2023-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteveR01 from Fast attic sound and looks I bought this item after looking at reviews on line and have not been disappointed. Hi-Res tracks have excellent detail and the app is well designed and easy to use.
Date published: 2022-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by MDavidson from Great service and help Bought a Blue Sound Node as a Christmas gift. Great service and extremely helpful
Date published: 2022-12-12
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