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Bluesound Powernode 2 (White)

Bluesound

Wireless Amplified Streaming Music Component With Bluetooth

Bluesound Powernode Wireless Amplifier - Front view.

Bluesound Powernode Wireless Amplifier - Front view.
 

Plays A Wide Range Of Digital Music Formats, Including High-Resolution Music Files And Internet Radio


Wireless Bluetooth aptX Audio Coding For Greater Sonic Detail With Compatible Devices


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Colour Selected: White
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Delivery: Free Australia Wide Delivery

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Product Description

The Bluesound POWERNODE 2 uses the fresh new styling of all the Gen 2 Bluesound models. It takes the streaming capabilities of the NODE 2 and adds a powerful new 60 Watt HybridDigital™ amplifier capable of driving some seriously good speakers to realistic sound levels. A free remote app for your Apple iOS or Android device lets you control the POWERNODE 2 and your streamed digital music from your mobile device.

Overview

Tested and perfected at one of North America’s most advanced sound labs and by some of the same engineers and musicians who started the original HiFi revival in the 1970s comes the Bluesound POWERNODE 2 network music player. It employs patented Direct Digital amplification designed totally by NAD Electronics.

With Bluesound you can enjoy high-end audio in more rooms of your home. While there are many streaming speakers in today's audio landscape, Bluesound's multi-room music system focuses on helping you enjoy the most from not just low level files, but more importantly high-resolution audio files.

The Bluesound POWERNODE 2 is a network wireless music player with a high-performance 60 Watt stereo amplifier built in. It may be compact but will 'drive' a wide range of conventional speakers delivering rich, clear and low-distortion sound. POWERNODE 2 uses the same technology that's found in NAD's Masters Series products - a streamlined signal path as well as an internal digital-to-analogue converters with exceptional speed and accuracy.

Bluetooth w/ aptX: The Bluesound POWERNODE 2 features built-in Bluetooth 4.0 with support for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC/Phone, Mac computer/laptop, and more. You'll be able to stream stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled device to the POWERNODE 2. In addition, the POWERNODE 2 offers aptX for CD-quality sound from Android (OS 4.0+) devices. You can even distribute Bluetooth audio to the rest of your Bluesound wireless audio system throughout your home or office over WiFi.

Music Options: Bluesound was designed to play just about any digital music you might have in your collection, including high-resolution files up to 24-bit/192kHz. Access the music stored on your computer or a networked hard drive, or tap into Internet radio stations like Tunein with over 70,000 FREE stations and online streaming services like Rdio, Spotify, Deezer etc (Subscription required) with the Bluesound app. Each Bluesound player also features a USB input for playing files "locally" from a thumb drive or hard drive, so if a friend brings over their favourite album or playlist, you can listen to it through your system.

Speaker Terminals: The Bluesound POWERNODE 2 is equipped with four high quality binding post speaker terminals to connect a pair of loudspeakers. The terminals will accept banana plugs or bare wire. Note, the plastic terminal caps must be removed before you insert banana plugs.

Subwoofer Output: The POWERNODE 2 features a mono-RCA subwoofer output for connecting an external powered subwoofer to your speaker system.

Optical/Analogue Input: The PULSE 2 is fitted with a 3.5mm Auxilliary input which can be used as an analogue or digital connection. As an analogue input, simply connect a stereo minijack audio cable from your analogue source to the PULSE 2's Auxilliary input. As a digital input, use the included 3.5mm-to-Optical adapter along with an optical digital cable (sold separately) to connect your digital source to the PULSE 2's Auxilliary input. As an analogue or digital input, the unit's Auxilliary input supports 2 channel PCM audio (not Dolby Digital or DTS). Audio from the Optical/Analogue Auxilliary input can be played back at the Pulse 2 speaker and wirelessly distributed to other Bluesound components in your home for multiroom playback.

USB (Type-A) Input: The Bluesound POWERNODE 2 features a USB (type-A) port to directly connect your USB mass storage class (MSC) device; such as a thumbdrive, or external hard-drive. The unit's USB port supports music playback from these compatible USB devices formatted in FAT 32. The USB port is not compatible with the direct connection of an Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android devices. 

Note: There is also a mini-USB (type-B) port that is used for service purposes only (not for consumer use). Only authorized service personnel can access this USB port.

Create Your High-Resolution Multi-Room Music System: Combine multiple Bluesound players to enjoy high-end sound throughout your home. Controlling the system is easy with the free Bluesound app for your smartphone or tablet - see below.

  • NODE 2: This compact player connects to an amplified system, like a bookshelf audio system or a home theatre system.
  • PULSE 2, PULSE MINI & PULSE FLEX: These all-in-one streaming speakers are perfect for a wide variety ofuses and locations, even outdoors in the case of the Pulse Flex with its optional battery pack
  • VAULT 2: If you've amassed a large collection of CDs, then the VAULT 2 was designed for you. It's a storage drive designed with the audio enthusiast in mind. This drive defaults to bit-perfect recording of your CDs, letting you experience every detail without switching discs every time you want to hear a new track or album. 

Easy To Expand: Place a PULSE 2 in your kitchen and another in the master bedroom, attach a NODE 2 to your home audio system and use the POWERNODE 2 to drive some compatible speakers in the lounge-room or home office. Up to 12 Bluesound devices can be connected in a wireless environment but if you want to connect more than 12 Bluesound devices, you will need to connect the Bluesound devices to your network using a hard wired connection to EVERY product. Bluesound can then control up to 34 devices in this environment. Although wireless connectivity is very convenient in small and close to router setups, more elaborate setups and larger homes will benefit from hard-wiring even if it is only 3 or 4 items never mind 12!

Control In The Palm Of Your Hand: In addition to creating high-end music players, Bluesound also developed free apps for Apple and Android so you can control the system easily with your portable device. You can download the free Bluesound Remote App from iTunes or GooglePlay in order to use your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (2.1+) device to control PULSE. You are able to browse your local music library from a NAS or Windows/Mac computer on your network. You can also search for and listen to online music from TuneIn, Rdio and more. In addition, you can create, edit and retrieve your favourite music playlists.

The Bluesound Remote App even provides artist/song/album information and Album Art. The remote app can be used in portrait or landscape mode. There are three main screens; the Centre Screen which has the playback controls and source information, the Menu Screen which is swiped in from the left side, and the Players Screen which is swiped in from the right side. Simply pinch, swipe and tap the screen of your iOS or Android device to make selections.  If you have multiple Bluesound devices on the same network, you can use the Bluesound Remote App to control each of them separately. Play music in one room, all rooms, or different tracks in different spaces around your home.

More About Bluesound: Bluesound is an alliance of audiophiles dedicated to delivering on the promise of wireless, digitally-perfect high-fidelity audio. They are not just another computer company! Their goal is one many aspire to but few have currently reached. So, who is Bluesound? Easy! The same people who pioneered world-famous NAD Hi-Fi in the 1970's and even now still set the bar high in audio components, relentlessly pursuing innovative technologies and faithful music reproduction. Having been associated with the team for over 35 years, we can testify that they’re all about the sound. They have built on their decades of audio experience to create the Bluesound line of multi-room audio gear for the discerning listener. No, that doesn't mean expensive but rather cutting-edge when it comes to performance.

In The News

The designers at NAD and PSB have come up with a brilliant solution to the problem of high-res, whole-house audio that combines superb sound reproduction with twenty-first-century connectivity — From The Absolute Sound January, 2015

Our Take

What makes Bluesound so special it that it's all about high-resolution audio. Sonos, Heos and others currently don't handle high-res music. At the launch of the Gen 2 Bluesound range the distributors had a POWERNODE 2 playing through a pair of B&W CM10 high end loudspeakers. Several of our staff who attended the launch initially thought that the expensive electronics on display were powering the CM10's until it was revealed is was in fact the humble but amazing POWERNODE 2. Everyone was mightily impressed by how good a job it did driving these speakers that are 4 times the price of the POWERNODE 2. A few customers have bought this unit as part of a home office system and connected some top quality bookshelf speakers and report results similar to us. Bluesound offer a very high level of customer service but as several of our staff own these products, we are happy to talk you through any set-up issues.

  • Design: Wireless Network Music Player with built-in amplifier
  • Hybrid Digital Amplifier: Renders digital music sources with fine detail, even at low volumes 
  • Power Output: 60 Watts Total Power
  • DAC: 32-bit; 192kHz
  • Frequency Response - 45Hz - 20kHz
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 110dB ( A-weighted)
  • THD: 0.020%
  • Compatibility: Communicates with other Bluesound players via your home network (wired or wireless)
  • Free App: Control the system with a free app for your smartphone, tablet, or computer (Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, Windows and Mac)
  • Files: Plays MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, FLAC, ALAC, WAV and AIFF files
  • Sample Rates: Supported sample rates: From 32kHz to 192kHz
  • Bit Depths: 16-bit to 24-bit
  • Internet Radio: Plays Internet radio stations from TuneIn Radio; Radio Paradise and others
  • Spotify Connect: Lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through your Bluesound system via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription; firmware and app version 1.10.0 or higher)
  • Cloud Services: Plays streaming music from WiMP, Rdio, Slacker Radio, Qobuz, HighResAudio, JUKE, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify and TIDAL depending on your location
  • Album Art: JPG
  • Multi-Room: Play music in multiple rooms when you add other Bluesound players
  • Controls: Top-mounted controls for volume, play/pause & skip forwards or backwards
  • Bluetooth: high quality aptX Bluetooth capability built-in
  • Headphone Output: 3.5mm front mounted jack
  • USB Port: Connect a thumb drive with music files
  • Analogue Input: Rear 3.5mm stereo jack
  • Optical Input: Rear 3.5mm jack - adaptor for optical cable provided
  • Ethernet Port: This is for a wired connection to a home network
  • Supplied Accessories: AC Power Cord, Ethernet Cable & Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
  • Windows: Compatible with Windows (XP or higher operating system)
  • Mac: Compatible with Apple MacIntosh products
  • Power: 230 Volt/50Hz input
  • Power Consumption: 12 Watts
  • Detachable Power Cord: Allows for upgrade to something better
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 220 x 70 x 190mm
  • Nett Weight: 1.72 Kg
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 years.

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE. Tablet And Smartphone Sold Separately.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Wireless Amplified Streaming Music Component With Bluetooth
Brand Bluesound
Product Type Stereo Amplifier
Streaming Features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
General Features Auxilliary Input, Headphone Jack
App Control Android, Apple iPad
Supported Streaming Services Deezer, HDTracks, Napster, Rdio, Spotify, Tidal
Colour White
Shipping Weight (kg) 3.0000
Price Range $1,399

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