Bluesound streamers and amplifiers
Streaming has come of age. Whether you are looking for a new, standalone, streamer for your Hi-Fi system or a multi-room solution for your home, the Bluesound Node 2i is the answer. It stands out as the simplest component in the Bluesound family, details of which can be viewed in full through the link below. The design is subtle and elegant, but powerful with fast ARM Cortex A9 processors at its heart and effortless support for up to 32-bit, 192 khz playback. The Node2i delivers smooth, seamless sound that highlights the smallest subtlety of a recording so you can enjoy your favourite music in High Definition.
There are quite a few reasons to add the Bluesound Node 2i streamer into your audio system. You can access your own digital music library through the BluOS app or near-unlimited music via Internet, radio and streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and Napster, amongst others. There’s also an ability to control wirelessly from any iOS or Android device also using the BluOS App. Recent software updates include compatibility with Apple’s Airplay2 protocol allowing you to stream directly from your IOS device to your speakers and connect with other compatible Airplay2 devices. There are also several output and input choices at the rear of the unit which provide connection flexibility; Analogue, optical and coaxial digital, USB, Ethernet, RCA, Sub out, 12V trigger and an IR input for remote learning and integration into home automation systems.
Need amplification? The Powernode2i adds 60w per channel of NAD “full-disclosure” power to the Node2i. It supports AptX HD for Hi-Res files at a modest price point of £799. It’s a great option for expanding hi-fi into other rooms or for your TV. “Full-disclosure” means the amplifier is capable of sustained power delivery – unlike quoting “peak power” which is a short micro-burst of energy and a meaningless indicator of the capability of the amp.