This Package Includes
Node Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer - Gen 3
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.
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.
RC1 Remote Control for BluOS Systems
Introducing Bluesound's first remote control, the RC1. This functional and sleek accessory allows you to control music easily and quickly, without picking up a tablet or phone.
The idea is simple. Nothing complicated, nothing difficult; all of Bluesound's most-used functions at the tip of your fingers. The RC1 has been designed so that the most important buttons - like volume control, mute, and play/pause are located in the most likely and easy-to-use positions. Add 10 useful buttons for presets, and the RC1 becomes an incredibly handy little point-and-play.
All Bluesound Gen 2 and Gen 2i Players have an IR sensor built-in and now have the IR commands for the RC1 embedded in BluOS. This means that as long as your Player is updated with the most recent BluOS firmware, the RC1 will work right out of the box - just insert the included coin-cell batteries and you are ready to go.
As an added bonus: BluOS-enabled NAD products (non-MDC) can also be controlled with the RC1.
Simple, Ergonomic Design
The RC1 is designed with functionality in mind. The most used and most needed functions are the most accessible. Every feature has been thought through in detail.
Works Out of the Box
With the IR codes now built into BluOS, the RC1 will work right out of the box. Just ensure the player is on the latest firmware, insert the included 3V CR2032 coin-cell batteries, and start listening!
10 Preset Buttons
Pulse Flex owners love the 5 preset buttons on the top of their player; with the RC1 you will have quick access to 10 presets! These can be set as normal through the BluOS app - pick your favorite radio stations, playlists, and inputs and assign them a number for quick and easy listening later on.
8 IR Channels
Ensure the RC1 is controlling what you want it to. Players can now be set in the BluOS app to operate on 1 of 8 different IR channels (0-7).