Bluesound Powernode 2

Digital Streamer - Stereo Amplifier - WiFi - Music Server - DAC

MSRP $799.00

Ed, is this the Powernode 2?  The Powernode is a triangular shaped product, so this was the only one I could find.  

The Most Popular Hifi Product Of All Time

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

We have the Black model on the showroom floor.

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Bluesound Powernode 2

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

 

FEATURES

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.

 

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

 

AUDIO

Supported File Formats

MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS

Hi-Res formats - FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF

Power Output

HYBRIDDIGITAL™ AMPLIFIER, 60 Watts x2 into 8ohms

Native Sampling Rates

32 - 192 kHz

Bit Depths

16 - 24

Performance

SNR - 110dB
Distortion, THD+N - 0.020%

DAC

32-Bit, 192kHz

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.

Integration Partners

Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, roon.

Album Art

JPG

 

CONNECTIVITY

Network

Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
802.11 b/g/n WiFi

USB

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

Audio Input

Combo - TOSLINK / 3.5mm

Audio Output

Headphone output - 3.5 Stereo
5-way speaker binding posts
Subwoofer output - RCA

Power

Universal tri-pin AC Cord input (100 - 240AC)

Wireless

aptX® Bluetooth wireless built-in

 

USER INTERFACE

Mobile

Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store

Pushbuttons

Simple top-panel touch controls.

Control

IR Sensor built in - Front panel

GENERAL

Processor

ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz

Unit Weight

1.72 kg / 3.8 lbs

Gross Dimensions

220 x 70 x 190 mm
8.7 x 2.75 x 7.5 in

Power Consumption (Idle)

12 Watts

Accessories

2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
Ethernet Cable
Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor

Storage Environment

-10° C to 50° C, 20% to 80% relative humidity

Operating Environment

0° C to 40° C

 

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