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Bluesound POWERNODE (new N330) Network Streaming Amplifier

$1,799.00 inc. GST

  • Easily drive your existing pair of premium speakers.
  • 80 Watts per channel of HybridDigital™ amplification technology
  • A state of the art Quad-Core 1.8ghz ARM® Cortex™ A53 processor and a 32-bit/384khz premium DAC design ensure flawless playback with precision and clarity.
  • HDMI (ARC & eARC) connectivity.
  • Featuring digital, optical and analog input options, wired and wireless headphone and subwoofer outputs.
  • Wireless Dolby® surround sound.
  • Dual band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and support for 2-way Bluetooth aptX HD Bluetooth ensures music playback without interruption.
  • Hi-res audio streaming with access to Internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library to multiple Bluesound Players.
  • Create and control a seamless multi-room system with the intuitive BluOS Controller app.
  • Top panel touch controls with presets.
  • IR input and remote learning capability – Control it with the optional Bluesound RC1 Remote Controller.
  • Connect with the BluVoice skill in the Alexa app and use Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to control Players around the home.
  • AirPlay 2 lets you play music or podcasts from wireless stereo components throughout your house — all in sync.
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Description

POWERNODE

Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Amplifier

The BLUESOUND POWERNODE is the HiFi amp reinvented for the streaming age, combining audiophile-grade componentry and multi-room music capabilities to create an intuitive “just add speakers” hi-res sound system for modern music lovers. The compact minimalist exterior disguises 2 x 80 watts of award-winning HiFi amplification, a premium hi-res DAC design, and access to all the music ever recorded with a tap in our BluOS Controller app for smart devices and laptops.

MEET THE POWERNODE

Learn about the POWERNODE features in this short video.

POWERNODE

JUST ADD SPEAKERS.

Source, control, and amplification come packed into the compact and minimalist POWERNODE. Get the most out of your favorite speakers with an award-winning audiophile-grade amplifier that features 80 watts per channel of zero-distortion power. A premium DAC design flawlessly delivers hi-res, studio-quality music, including support for FLAC, MQA, and other popular file formats. The BluOS Controller app connects you to popular streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, SiriusXM, and dozens of others, or from your own music library through Apple Airplay2, aptX HD Bluetooth, or even a network-connected drive or USB hard drive.

streaming amplifier with speakers

HIGH RES MUSIC. EVERYWHERE.

Whether it’s one or many rooms, the POWERNODE is a versatile workhorse. It can be placed either freestanding or in a custom installation rack, allowing you to easily toggle back and forth amongst a number of listening set-ups. Looking for a traditional 2-channel audiophile listening experience? Just add a pair of your favorite speakers. Add the PULSE SUB+ to your 2-channel set-up to create a capable and musical 2.1 wireless system. Bring a pair of PULSE FLEX 2i to the party as rear channel additions to your 2.1 system for a wireless Dolby surround sound home theatre experience. Sprinkle other BLUESOUND players around your home for a whole-home multiroom audio solution.

powernode streaming amplifier wireless subwoofer

PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS.

The POWERNODE supports HDMI eARC, dual-band Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, Apple Airplay 2, two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, RCA, Toslink optical, 3.5mm jack, and USB Type A connectors. Bring music into your POWERNODE from dozens of internet radio and streaming services, Bluetooth devices, TV and gaming consoles, network or local hard drives, nearby Apple devices, CD players, and many others. Then send your music into your favorite speakers, other Bluesound players or BluOS devices, Bluetooth headphones, wired headphones, Apple AirPlay devices, or other network-connected speakers.

“B” IS FOR “BRAINS”.

With BluOS you can easily create a DIY multiroom hi-res audio system with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app. Additional hands-free controls are available through voice assistants like Siri, Google Voice, or Alexa. For professional smart home installers, full-feature drivers are available for Lutron, Crestron, RTI, Elan, and other popular control systems.

powernode with amazon alexa

HI-RES MUSIC. EVERYWHERE

Seamlessly connect the POWERNODE to multiple Bluesound speakers throughout the home with the BluOS Controller app and create an intuitive multi-room music system unlike any other.

Diagram of streaming music via WiFi to other rooms

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Specifications

AUDIO
Supported Audio File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, OGG, ALAC, OPUS
Supported Hi-Res Audio File Formats: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS
Supported Multi-Channel Audio Formats: Dolby Digital
Processor: ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core
Native Sampling Rates: up to 192 kHz
Supported Network File Sharing: Server Message Block (SMB) up to 200,000 files
Native Sampling Rates: up to 192 kHz
Bit Depths: 16 – 24
Performance: SNR -100dBA, THD+N, 0.008%
DAC: 32-Bit, 384kHz Differential Output design
Amplification: HybridDigital™
Rated Power Output: 80W x 2 (8 Ohms)
IHF Dynamic Power: 220W (4 Ohms) / 130W (8 Ohms)

USER INTERFACE & CONTROLS
Status Indicator: RGB LED x 2
Play/Pause Button: Touch LED
Volume Control Buttons: Touch Slider LED
Previous/Next Track Buttons: Touch LED
Preset Buttons: Touch LED x 5
Proximity Sensor: Yes

CONNECTIONS
Network
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, 2.4/5GHz)
Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps

Audio Input
Mini TOSLINK/3.5mm Stereo combo x 2, HDMI eARC

Audio Output: 5-Way Binding Post Speaker Terminals

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD, Two-Way (transmit & receive)

Headphones: 3.5mm Stereo Out, Wireless Bluetooth Out

Subwoofer: RCA, Network Pairing to PULSE SUB+

USB
Type-A Port for external drive connection (Fat32 or NTFS formatted)

IR Remote
IR Sensor Built In – front panel with IR Remote Learning
Universal 3-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)

Included Accessories
120V AC Power Cord, 230V AC Power Cord, Ethernet Cable, TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor x 2, Safety/Warranty Guide, Quick Setup Guide

Product Weight: 1.78kg
Product Dimensions: 220 x 70 x 190 mm
Shipping Weight: 3.15kg
Shipping Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 110 mm

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