Bluesound Powernode 2i Music Streaming Integrated Amplifier
The POWERNODE 2i is nothing less than the reinvention of the most popular audio component of all time – the integrated amp. POWERNODE 2i is able to drive even the most demanding professional loudspeakers. It’s a streaming powerhouse in a category all its own. Welcome to the future of HiFi. Stream music to multiple Bluesound Players all over the home
Industry-Leading HybridDigital™ Amp With 32-Bit 192Khz DAC
Bluesound’ s 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.
HDMI Connectivity With ARC
Powernode 2i now includes an HDMI ARC input, the ideal method for connecting modern TVs. Features such as IR remote learning and auto-sense input selection help to position the Powernode 2i as the ultimate two-channel receiver, able to do so much without taking up too much space. Connect just about any source - and up to three external components at once - for high quality playback. Just add speakers!
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.
Apple AirPlay 2 Support
Powernode 2i supports Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming technology. With AirPlay 2, you can stream just about any sound from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to the Powernode 2i. You can stream music, books, and podcasts from your favourite Apps, or watch videos on your Apple device while streaming the audio through to the Powernode 2i – imagine watching Netflix or YouTube on an iPad while filling the room with premium sound from a Bluesound system.
AirPlay 2 also gives users more options for control, including using Siri voice assistance. Once you add your Gen 2i Player to the Apple Home App on your iPhone or iPad, Apple Music subscribers can use their iOS device or HomePod to say things like: “Hey Siri, play smooth jazz in the Living Room” or “Hey Siri, turn it up in the Kitchen.”
By grouping a Gen 2i Player with older Bluesound Players in the BluOS App, existing customers can add AirPlay 2 compatibility to their entire BluOS system.
aptX HD Bluetooth
While Bluesound has improved the Bluetooth connectivity in Gen 2i, engineers also made sure that audio quality improvements are part of the Gen 2i Bluetooth story. The advanced Qualcomm CSR8675 chip used in the Powernode 2i also supports aptX HD Bluetooth wireless audio. aptX HD is an enhanced codec that supports 24-bit audio over Bluetooth and has been engineered to improve the signal-to-noise ratio, resulting in lower background noise. With the ability to support streams up to 24bit/48kHz, a customer streaming from an aptX HD compatible device to a Gen 2i Player is actually able to listen to better-than-CD quality, wirelessly. It all fits into the Bluesound story – modern wireless convenience without sacrificing quality.
Powernode 2i features an upgraded chipset to include dual-band (802.11ac) Wi-Fi. Best-in-class products deserve best-in-class connection; with the new Wi-Fi chip on-board, Powernode 2i owners can take advantage of the less noisy 5 GHz band if needed. This results in faster connection times and fewer interruptions from other network traffic.
Hi-Fi Your Wi-Fi
The POWERNODE 2i uses your home wireless network, and sets up quickly. With an advanced Wi-fi 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.
Award Winning Sound
Bluesound has been the recipient of numerous awards—including multiple Product of the Year and Best Buys awards—from leading audio publications such as What Hi-Fi? and Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. Since its inception, Bluesound has been committed to delivering clear, detailed sound and it is this commitment that has been met with a wide range of positive reviews from the likes of Residential Systems, Home Cinema Choice, AVS Forum, and many more.
Bluesound Powernode 2i Overview
- Easily drive your existing pair of premium speakers
- HybridDigital™ amp and DAC technologies ensures flawless playback with precision and clarity.
- 60 Watts x 2 into 8 ohms of HybridDigital™ power.
- HDMI (ARC & eARC) connectivity.
- Featuring digital and analogue input/output options, headphone stereo mini jack, subwoofer RCA mono.
- Access and stream 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.
- Works with Bluesound RC1 Remote Controller
- Connect Bluesound to your Amazon Echo with the 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.
Bluesound Powernode 2
Supported File Formats - MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS
Hi-Res formats - FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF
Power Output – 2 x 60 Watts into 8ohms
Native Sampling Rates - 32 - 192 kHz
Bit Depths - 16 - 24
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 - Amazon Music, WiMP, Slacker Radio, Qobuz, HighResAudio, JUKE, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, KKBox.
Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, roon.
Album Art - JPG
Network Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
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, speaker binding posts, Subwoofer output - RCA
Universal tri-pin AC Cord input (100 - 240AC)
aptX® Bluetooth wireless built-in
Mobile - Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store
Pushbuttons - Simple top-panel touch controls.
IR Sensor built in - Front panel
Processor - ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz
Unit Weight - 1.72 kg
Gross Dimensions - 220 x 70 x 190 mm
Power Consumption (Idle) - 12 Watts
2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
0° C to 40° C