Bluesound Node Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer - Gen 3

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Model: N130BLKUNV UPC: 786357001678 Item: 3401

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Introducing the NODE

Bluesound’s best-selling hi-res music streamer just keeps getting better! With every passing product generation, the Bluesound NODE has opened the eyes and ears of audiophiles all over the world to hi-resolution streaming, quickly becoming the HiFi industry standard of a modern, digital music source. The NODE is the perfect ‘just add streaming’ component for the quality-conscious music lover. Add it to any audio system – an amplifier, an AVR, or a pair of active loudspeakers – to unlock the endless possibilities of hi-res music streaming.

Bluesound continues to lead the HiFi streaming revolution, and the latest generation NODE represents technology upgrades and audio improvements that set the bar higher than ever before. What the previous generation Players did, the new NODE does better. On top of their next-gen processor platform, Bluesound has layered several improvements sure to delight the modern audiophile: a new and improved DAC design, an HDMI eARC input, an updated and intuitive touch control panel with proximity sensing, support for USB audio output to an external DAC, and a premium matte satin paint finish, ensuring the NODE fits seamlessly into any listening setup.

Bluesound’s mission is to bring hi-resolution, HiFi listening to everyday life. The NODE is the latest benchmark of this worthy pursuit – the perfect blend of audio quality, modern design, and value for the music lover.

Premium DAC Design

A brand-new DAC design, with differential output engaged, means that Bluesound's audiophile-grade streamer now sounds even better. The NODE boasts a signal-to-noise ratio of -113dB and a distortion level of 0.002%, a notable performance enhancement over the previous model. In that sense, the NODE just may be the most affordable high-end audio component on the planet.

A True Hi-Fi Streamer

The NODE stays true to its hi-res audio foundations while providing incredible flexibility for any HiFi setup. In addition to its own high-performance internal DAC, the NODE now supports USB Audio 2.0 output on the Type-A port, with the ability to send 24bit/192kHz digital audio via USB to a separate, external DAC of choice. Of course, you also get BluOS, the world’s leading hi-res multi-room system that connects the NODE to all the music ever recorded – endless possibilities to unlock the full potential of your listening setup.

Intuitive Touch Controls

An elegant, full-glass interface with capacitive touch LED controls graces the top of the NODE, providing you with an intuitive touchpoint for play, pause, volume, and presets. The NODE also features a proximity sensor, ensuring that the array of LEDs on the top panel do not cause any unwanted light pollution, only turning on as you place your hand close – when the controls are needed.

Future Forward

The next generation Bluesound quad-core processor boasts all the power and speed required for the latest and greatest audio processing, with built-in headroom for whatever technologies the future may hold. In that sense, the NODE is over-specified, so it can be a staple in your listening room for years and decades to come.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Quad-core 1.8GHz ARM® Cortex™ A53 Processor
  • 32-bit/384kHz Premium DAC Design
  • BluOS™ wireless multi-room music capability
  • MQA music and hi-res audio streaming
  • AirPlay 2 integration
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi + Gigabit ethernet
  • Two-way aptX™ HD Bluetooth
  • IR remote learning capability
  • IR input
  • 12V trigger output
  • Wired & wireless headphone output
  • Wired & wireless subwoofer output
  • Touch controls with presets
    • Full-size glass top panel
    • Capacitive touch LEDs
    • Volume slider
    • Presets x 5
    • Proximity sensing
  • Audio Ins/Outs
    • In: Optical, Analog, HDMI eARC
    • Out: Optical, Analog, Coaxial, USB
  • Dimensions & weight
    • Product (W x H x D): 8.7" x 1.8" x 5.7"
    • Product Weight: 2.4lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • 120V AC Power Cord
  • 230V AC Power Cord
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Stereo RCA to RCA Cable
  • TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
  • Saftey/Warranty Guide
  • Quick Setup Guide

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Bluesound Node Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer - Gen 3

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Rated 4 out of 5
Nice Entry-level Device (great value)
When I looked at the unit on the floor, I was told that it had high-quality DACs. This unit replaced an old phone, but I immediately noticed the improvement in sound quality (yeah, I know). It was quite easy to set up (I installed the app and created my account while I was paying for the device and waiting for them to pull it up :-). It looks good in my AV cabinet, too. It's pretty unobtrusive (in terms of user experience), especially when using it with Spotify.
May 28, 2022
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Still digging into it, but I’m liking it so far. Noticeable boost to levels. Great interface with streaming service. A pleasure to deal with guys at WWS.
May 15, 2022
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to set up and works great!
This is the first Hi-Res music streamer I've ever purchased, and so far it's working great. Combined with my Tidal subscription, the music plays through my NAD / B&W 704 / ATMOS Sunfire Sub / system without any issues at all. I can access my Tidal library through either the Node app or my Tidal app on my phone or iPad, again, without any issues.
March 24, 2022
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Node Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer - Gen 3 (Black)
My first audio streamer. Very impressed so far, and I think it's an excellent value, given what one can spend on a high-end streamer. It holds up pretty well next to my much more expensive SACD player and analog front end. And I've found the Bluos app, using Amazon Music, to be pretty user friendly. Not much in the way of a manual, but I've found answers to my questions about the app at the Bluesound website.
December 22, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
Bluesound Node Hi-Res Music Streamer
After my old CD player did its last spin, I needed a replacement. As CD players are scarce these days, Ira of World Wide suggested I go in a different direction with the Bluesound Node Wireless Music Streamer. His recommendation fit my needs perfectly. I'm now listening to virtually any musical selection I can think of as well as others I hadn't experienced previously. Plus, I can access any radio stations I'd want. This addition has given new life to my stereo system. I am very grateful to Ira and to World Wide Stereo. I haven't lived in the Lansdale area for nearly 15 years, but for any home entertainment need, I still go to World Wide Stereo first, as they have the best selection, and their help staff is excellent.
December 17, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Bluesound Node Performance
Amazing unit. The sales person recommended it. He also recommended Tidal as a premium streaming service which I added. The clarity is amazing. I'm using B&W 606's that I also purchased from you. Overall, I'm greatly satisfied.
The Node
The Node
October 5, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Streaming DAC
I bought this for myself for my birthday and I was not disappointed. Easy to hook up and real easy to use. I use this with my Simaudio Moon I5 Amp along with my Focal/JM Labs Cobalt 816 speakers. The Node is paired with my Samsung G10 Phone using the Samsung music app, Spotify and TuneIn Radio. In the near future I will transfer my 100gigs of music over to a NAS and plug it in to the network to utilize Roon software. But for now, my current setup works wonderful. Love the ease of setup and the ease of use.
September 24, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago

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Why did you choose this?
World Wide Stereo Store
Multi-Room Music Streaming
Richard G on Jul 12, 2022
Multi-Room Music Streaming
Richard G on Jul 12, 2022
Better Dac and Streaming Service Software
Abash A on Jan 29, 2022
Better Dac and Streaming Service Software
Abash A on Jan 29, 2022
Will it output to RCA and optical simultaneously? Allowing it to provide content to 2 separate powered systems?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2022
  Thanks for your question. Optical and RCA outputs can both be connected simultaneously. Note that optical out bypasses the built-in DAC on the Node.
Does this have amplification ?
A shopper on Oct 24, 2021
  Thanks for your question. The Node requires connection to an amplifier. It has analog line outputs and digital outputs but no amplification.
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