Bluesound Node 2i Wireless Music Streamer

Easily connect the NODE 2i wireless music streamer to any existing stereo system to unlock and discover a universe of audio streaming.

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With more than enough analog and digital input/output options to please the most dedicated audiophile, the NODE 2i connects your gear to all the music ever recorded. Online streaming services, Internet radio and even your own digital music library held on a computer, smartphone or external drive—the NODE 2i brings infinite playback choices into your very own high-fidelity sonic domain.

  • Connect to any existing stereo amplifier, AV receiver, or powered audio system.
  • Featuring digital and analog input/output options, headphone stereo mini jack, subwoofer RCA mono.
  • Seamlessly stream music from a CD player or turntable through the NODE 2i to other Bluesound Players.
  • Simple setup directly inside the user-friendly BluOS Controller app.
  • Access and stream Internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library to multiple Bluesound Players.
  • Control music wirelessly with the intuitive BluOS Controller app.
  • 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 speakers throughout your house — all in sync.
  • REINVENT YOUR HI-FI
    Designed to connect traditional Hi-Fi systems—including powered speakers—to the expanding world of streaming audio and Internet radio, the NODE 2i instantly breathes new life into your decades-old stereo equipment. Whether it be an aging amplifier or a long-forgotten receiver, the NODE 2i will have your favorite components sounding better than the day you brought them home.

    TAKE YOUR HI-FI WI-FI
    The NODE 2i has enhanced dual band Wi-Fi which provides best-in-class performance even in crowded airspace. With state-of-the-art Bluetooth® aptX® HD, the NODE 2i can easily support 24-bit streaming directly from your phone or tablet, as well as transmit studio-quality music to Bluetooth headphones and speakers. High-end DAC technology built into every Bluesound Player allows the NODE 2i to decode and stream MQA files in all their lossless glory.

    ALL THE MUSIC EVER RECORDED
    With Airplay 2* built-in for easy integration into the Apple ecosystem, the NODE 2i is one of the most flexible streamers ever. Premium high-res music services like TIDAL®, Spotify® and Qobuz®—as well as virtually all other popular music services and Internet radio stations can be found directly inside the BluOS Controller app. Access your downloads, your iTunes library and any other content from a NAS drive, all without turning on a computer.

    ULTIMATE VOICE CONTROL
    With skills and support for Alexa and Siri, you can easily connect your Bluesound Player to the Amazon Alexa or Apple Home app, and enjoy hands-free voice control of personal music libraries, streaming services and more using simple streamlined commands. Just ask Alexa or Siri to select a track, play your favorite playlist, pause or skip a song, and even say which room you want to listen to music in. A quick and easy to way control your music, together Alexa and Siri bring you a whole new way to experience music throughout the home.

    AUDIO
    Supported File Formats
    MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS
    Hi-Res formats – FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF

    Native Sampling Rates
    32 – 192 kHz

    Bit Depths
    16 – 24

    Performance
    SNR – 110dBA
    Distortion, THD+N – 0.005%

    DAC
    32-Bit, 192kHz

    Supported Operating Systems
    Plays music from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista 7-10, Apple Macintosh 7-10

    Free Internet Radio
    TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise, Slacker Radio

    Supported Cloud Services
    Spotify, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer , Qobuz, HighResAudio, Murfie , JUKE, Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine.

    Integration Partners
    Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, push, iPort, ELAN, Lutron, roon, Amazon Alexa Skills*, Airplay 2

    Album Art
    JPG

    NOTE:
    *Some services, features and technologies will be available soon with a firmware upgrade

    CONNECTIVITY
    Network
    Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
    Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, dual-band)

    USB
    1 x Type-A port for connection to USB memory sticks (Fat32 or NTFS formatted) and supported peripherals
    1 x Type-B (mini) for product servicing

    Audio Input
    Combo – TOSLINK / 3.5mm

    Audio Output
    Analog RCA Stereo with FIXED option
    Coaxial RCA
    TOSLINK digital optical
    Headphone 3.5mm Stereo
    Subwoofer RCA
    12 Volt trigger out

    Bluetooth Quality
    Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD wireless built-in

    Bluetooth Connectivity
    Two-Way (transmit & receive)

    Power
    Universal bi-pin AC Cord input (100 – 240AC)

    USER INTERFACE
    Mobile Operating System
    BluOS – 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
    1.12 kg / 2.45 lbs

    Gross Dimensions
    220 x 46 x 146 mm
    8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in

    Power Consumption (Idle)
    6 Watts

    Accessories
    2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
    Ethernet Cable
    Stereo RCA to RCA 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

    Finish
    Available in White or Black Matte

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