Bluesound POWERNODE 2I GEN2 (Black) Amplified Wireless Streaming Music Player

Bluesound POWERNODE 2I GEN2 (Black)

Amplified Wireless Streaming Music Player

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£799
Now featuring HDMI (ARC) the Bluesound Powernode 2i (with HDMI) makes the best even better.

Now with HDMI ARC
This multi-award-winner is made even better with the latest addition of an HDMI socket. Now you can connect your TV, UHD Blu-ray player or TV streamer, using this high quality and ubiquitous connection. The ARC (Audio Return Channel) function lets you take the sound from a compatible TV using a higher quality connection than optical digital.

Generation 2i
Version Gen 2i brings a whole raft of streaming improvements. Apple AirPlay 2 is now supported, as is aptX HD Bluetooth. The HD version of aptX Bluetooth streaming supports 24-bit audio, making this the best quality Bluetooth connection to date. Another bonus is the adoption of dual-band wi-fi. The new wi-fi chip lets you take advantage of the less noisy 5 GHz band. This results in faster connection times and fewer interruptions from other network traffic.

Two-way Bluetooth for compatibly with Bluetooth headphones
Another bonus with this Gen 2i version is two-way Bluetooth. This not only lets you connect up Bluetooth music sources put also outputs to Bluetooth accessories, primarily Bluetooth headphones in this case.

Improved connections
Featuring two 3.5mm optical and analogue inputs, the POWERNODE 2i is more accommodating than before. With the extra input you can now connect up your TV and another source, such as a games console or Blu-ray player.

Bluesound – the connoisseurs’ 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 music around your home
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 blazing-fast ARM Cortex A9 processors at their 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.

Access Internet radio and cloud music services such as Spotify and Tidal
Although you can access your own digital music library, Bluesound also gives you access to near-unlimited music via Internet radio and the best streaming music services. Compatible with Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and Napster, amongst others, the POWERNODE 2i is ever-ready to play your favourite music. Being compatible with Hi-Res music files also makes the POWERNODE 2i the perfect match for Tidal, Qobuz and other premium, Hi-Res music services.

Control by iOS, Android, Kindle, 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), Android and Kindle Fire smartphones and tablets. Desktop control is also possible via Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 and Apple OS X Mac.

Crystal-clear, powerful sound – just add speakers
The POWERNODE 2i features a built-in amplifier for powerful sound in any room. Featuring an audiophile-grade HybridDigital amp and 32-bit DAC, the POWERNODE 2i is made to power the highest quality speakers. If you’ve a really big room to fill then the subwoofer output is ideal for hooking up your choice of active subwoofer. Alternatively, listen in private via the headphone output.

Stylish and unobtrusive
No bigger than a typical wi-fi router, the Bluesound POWERNODE 2i fits in easily. A choice of black or white finishes also lets it blend with your décor. If you don’t have your phone or tablet to hand, a simple touch sensitive interface gives you direct control.

Hear your Hi-Res music to its full potential – the Bluesound POWERNODE 2i better than ever.

6 Year Guarantee
£79.85 Fully refundable if unused

Add our 6 Year Guarantee to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 14 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

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Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months 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. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
* Selected Stores Only

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Now featuring HDMI (ARC) the Bluesound Powernode 2i (with HDMI) makes the best even better.

Now with HDMI ARC
This multi-award-winner is made even better with the latest addition of an HDMI socket. Now you can connect your TV, UHD Blu-ray player or TV streamer, using this high quality and ubiquitous connection. The ARC (Audio Return Channel) function lets you take the sound from a compatible TV using a higher quality connection than optical digital.

Generation 2i
Version Gen 2i brings a whole raft of streaming improvements. Apple AirPlay 2 is now supported, as is aptX HD Bluetooth. The HD version of aptX Bluetooth streaming supports 24-bit audio, making this the best quality Bluetooth connection to date. Another bonus is the adoption of dual-band wi-fi. The new wi-fi chip lets you take advantage of the less noisy 5 GHz band. This results in faster connection times and fewer interruptions from other network traffic.

Two-way Bluetooth for compatibly with Bluetooth headphones
Another bonus with this Gen 2i version is two-way Bluetooth. This not only lets you connect up Bluetooth music sources put also outputs to Bluetooth accessories, primarily Bluetooth headphones in this case.

Improved connections
Featuring two 3.5mm optical and analogue inputs, the POWERNODE 2i is more accommodating than before. With the extra input you can now connect up your TV and another source, such as a games console or Blu-ray player.

Bluesound – the connoisseurs’ 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 music around your home
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 blazing-fast ARM Cortex A9 processors at their 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.

Access Internet radio and cloud music services such as Spotify and Tidal
Although you can access your own digital music library, Bluesound also gives you access to near-unlimited music via Internet radio and the best streaming music services. Compatible with Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and Napster, amongst others, the POWERNODE 2i is ever-ready to play your favourite music. Being compatible with Hi-Res music files also makes the POWERNODE 2i the perfect match for Tidal, Qobuz and other premium, Hi-Res music services.

Control by iOS, Android, Kindle, 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), Android and Kindle Fire smartphones and tablets. Desktop control is also possible via Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 and Apple OS X Mac.

Crystal-clear, powerful sound – just add speakers
The POWERNODE 2i features a built-in amplifier for powerful sound in any room. Featuring an audiophile-grade HybridDigital amp and 32-bit DAC, the POWERNODE 2i is made to power the highest quality speakers. If you’ve a really big room to fill then the subwoofer output is ideal for hooking up your choice of active subwoofer. Alternatively, listen in private via the headphone output.

Stylish and unobtrusive
No bigger than a typical wi-fi router, the Bluesound POWERNODE 2i fits in easily. A choice of black or white finishes also lets it blend with your décor. If you don’t have your phone or tablet to hand, a simple touch sensitive interface gives you direct control.

Hear your Hi-Res music to its full potential – the Bluesound POWERNODE 2i better than ever.
Brand Bluesound
Colour Black
Apple AirPlay Yes
Power Output - Watts per CH 60 x 2
Analogue Input 3.5mm x 2 (Shared with Optical)
Optical Digital Inputs 3.5mm x 2 (Shared with analogue)
XLR Inputs No
Audio Outputs No
Pre Output No
Sub Output Yes
Headphone Output Yes
Speaker Sets 1
USB 1 + 1 for service
Remote Control No
Bluetooth Yes
Smartphone control Yes
Wi-Fi Built In yes
Weight (KG) 1.7
Internet Radio Services Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 220 x 190 x 70
High Resolution Audio Yes
HDMI 1
ARC - Audio Return Channel Yes

MQA Compatibility

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really pleased I bought this to replace my old Gen 1 powernode and the step up is fabulous. Better connectivity, better software and to be honest - a step up in audio quality as well. Really pleased with this.
Date published: 2021-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound and features For the price, the sound quality is surprisingly good. The Bluos app is completely stable, easy to use, loads artwork reasonably quickly, and reads everything from a small data stick stuck in the back of the amp. Playlists simply don't work - the facility is there in the menu, but you cannot create them. Perhaps this is because I'm reading my FLAC files from USB, rather than a NAS. Who knows. It's not a big issue for me. HDMI input from the TV means the TV now sounds great - that's a big upgrade all on its own. Given that you also get streaming music services and remote control from your phone (or tablet, or PC) this is something of a bargain product.
Date published: 2020-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I bought this to replace my old collection of hi fi separates. It was very easy to set up using the app and worked well with wifi. The bluetooth works very well with Spotify and the selection of radio stations and podcasts is terrific. All in all a great piece of kit. Thoroughly recommended!
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent advice on creating an entirely new syste 3 weeks ago, after an hour on the phone with my Richer Sounds sales person he created what I think is the hifi system of the future. I bought the excellent Bluesound node 2i and an amazing pair of Focal bookshelf speakers with the Focal speaker stands. The performance of the system is frankly amazing. This will be the way forward to an entirely new concept of hifi which is very small but produces a very large sound. I couldn't be happier that Richer Sounds put this together for me.
Date published: 2020-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy access to my existing server I bought this network music player and amplifier to access my existing music server and internet music using my existing speakers. The Powernode performs perfectly and the BluOs system and App are very easy to use
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and features in a small package. I wanted a system for my home office so needed that sounded good but didn't take up a lot of room. Got this, wired it upto some Monitor Audio Silver 50 speakers and it sounds fantastic. The Blu-Os software is great (much better than the Naim streaming software), although I use Roon which it works flawlessly with (on a wired connection). Totally recommend it and good advice from Patrick in the Stockport store.
Date published: 2020-06-18
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 14 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months 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. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.