From Bluesound website: Just add speakers
Borrowing state-of-the-art technologies from our award-winning sister company, NAD Electronics, the POWERNODE 2 can do everything the NODE 2 can do, plus effortlessly drive your choice of speakers. With the same zero-distortion audio signature we’ve become known for, the POWERNODE 2 allows you to take your favorite tracks to new levels. Permission to turn it up, granted.
- Stream music to multiple Bluesound Players all over the home
- Access and connect to internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library
- Control music wirelessly with an intuitive Controller App for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows & Mac OS X desktops
- Instinctive touch control on unit
- Simple setup, easily expandable
- Innovative digital amplifier
- Available in Black or White
INDUSTRY-LEADING HYBRIDDIGITAL™ AMP + 32-BIT 192KHZ DAC
Our award-winning, state-of-the-art, audiophile-grade HybridDigital™ amplification and DAC technologies brings dynamic power and high-current delivery to your high-res music experience, resulting in the ability to play louder than ever before, with the same zero-distortion precision audio signature we’ve become known for. Permission to turn it up, granted.
MADE FOR MORE THAN MP3.
Of course Bluesound is compatible with MP3s – and just about every other digital format ever created – but Bluesound was purpose-built for high-res audio. While other companies put a premium on style, Bluesound has spared no expense on the integration of advanced, innovative audio technologies that deliver blazingly fast error-free playback in maximum studio-master recording quality, resulting in absolutely unbeatable performance.
THE FUTURE OF MUSIC IS FAST.
Using industry-leading 1GHz ARM Cortex-9 Multi-core processors, you’d think Bluesound was engineered for something more than just audio. Bluesound’s 32-bit architecture combined with 8x oversampling, paired with our own innovative HybridDigital™ Amp and DAC platforms, ensures that your lossless high-res music playback is flawless, with precision, power and clarity – at any volume.
ALL THE MUSIC EVER RECORDED.
Discover instant access to millions of songs. Premium high-res music services like TIDAL®, Spotify® and Qobuz® – as well as virtually all other popular music services and internet radio stations are already built-in. Access your downloads and your entire iTunes library – or any other USB NAS drive connected – all without ever turning on a computer. Imagine – Your Music. Your way.
HIFI YOUR WIFI.
The POWERNODE 2 uses your home wireless network, and sets up quickly. With an advanced WiFi antenna design and blazing-fast ARM Cortex A9 Processors, Bluesound ensures that there are no skips or delays in every corner of your home – even when streaming high-res audio files. Play your music in perfect sync, or play different music simultaneously, to any player in any room.
Re-Invented Integrated Amplifier
The POWERNODE 2 is nothing less than the reinvention of the most popular audio component of all time – the integrated amp. The POWERNODE 2 is able to drive even the most demanding professional loudspeakers. It’s a streaming powerhouse in a category all it’s own. Welcome to the future of HiFi.
Supported File Formats
MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS
Hi-Res formats - FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF
HYBRIDDIGITAL™ AMPLIFIER, 60 Watts x2 into 8ohms
Native Sampling Rates
32 - 192 kHz
16 - 24
SNR - 110dB
Distortion, THD+N - 0.020%
Supported Operating Systems
Plays music from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8, Apple Macintosh
Free Internet Radio
TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise
Supported Cloud Services
WiMP, Slacker Radio, Qobuz, HighResAudio, JUKE, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, Microsoft Groove (with OneDrive), Classics Online, KKBox.
Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, roon.
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
Combo - TOSLINK / 3.5mm
Headphone output - 3.5 Stereo
5-way speaker binding posts
Subwoofer output - RCA
Universal tri-pin AC Cord input (100 - 240AC)
aptX® Bluetooth wireless built-in
Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store
Simple top-panel touch controls.
IR Sensor built in - Front panel
ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz
1.72 kg / 3.8 lbs
220 x 70 x 190 mm
8.7 x 2.75 x 7.5 in
Power Consumption (Idle)
2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
-10° C to 50° C, 20% to 80% relative humidity
0° C to 40° C