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Bluesound POWERNODE EDGE Compact Wireless Hi-Res Music Streaming Smart Amplifier (Black)

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Product Information

Model: N230BLKUNV | UPC: 786357002019


What's In The Box

Product Information

Model: N230BLKUNV | UPC: 786357002019

The POWERNODE EDGE is a solution product that offers integrators a premium, powered audio zone in one compact, easy to install box. Every aspect of the POWERNODE EDGE has been designed with integration in mind: the stackable 1U height, the half-rack width, heat management and venting, easy-to-use speaker terminals, HDMI eARC input, front panel controls, and a wall mount bracket included in the box. All of this is layered on BluOS™, Bluesound’s premium multi-room audio platform that includes seamless smart home integration with the world’s leading control systems.

The POWERNODE EDGE has audiophile-grade componentry capable of hi-res audio up to 24 bit/192 kHz and MQA playback. Multi-room music capabilities with smartphone controls combine for an intuitive audio system for modern music lovers on a budget. At the heart of the POWERNODE EDGE is a new closed-loop DirectDigital™ amplification platform delivering 2 x 40W of power with zero-distortion, Bluesound's latest generation Quad-Core processor, and access to all the music ever recorded with BluOS. Rule your sonic domain with 20+ popular music streaming services and internet radio built-in or listen to your own library of music through aptX HD Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2, an external NAS drive, CD player or pre-amp'ed turntable. For movie lovers and gamers, the POWERNODE EDGE is the perfect rear-channel complement to Bluesound's home theater products.


  • Winner of the Consumer Technology Association's CES 2023 Audio Component Product of the Year
  • Directdigital™ amplifier platform
  • 40 watts per channel into 8 ohms
  • Quad-core 1.8ghz arm® cortex™ a53 processor
  • HDMI eARC, optical & analog audio Inputs
  • BluOs™ wireless multi-room music capability
  • App control with adjustable audio settings
  • 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
  • Wireless headphone output
  • Wired & wireless subwoofer output
  • IR remote learning capability
  • Front panel touch controls
  • Compact 1U form factor
  • Easy four-way mounting system
  • Available in black or white finish

Just Add Speakers

Over 20 natively-integrated streaming sources, control via the intuitive BluOS Controller, and audiophile-grade DirectDigital amplification come packed into the affordable POWERNODE EDGE so all you need to do is connect a pair of your favorite passive speakers. An ample 2.1 system comes with the addition of the PULSE SUB+, or have your POWERNODE EDGE power the rear channels of a PULSE SOUNDBAR+ or POWERNODE Dolby surround sound home theatre system for additional listening options.

Punchy Hi-Res

Power your speakers with a conservativelyrated 2 x 40 watts DirectDigital amplifier that efficiently handles hi-res audio up to 24 bit/192 kHz tracks and even MQA. Enjoy the clarity of everything from densely-layered heavy metal tracks through to whisper-quiet dialogue in your favorite movies and TV shows.

Edgy Versatility

Designed with versatility in mind, the uniquely sleek POWERNODE EDGE features a compact form factor that suits any décor. For those who want their HiFi heard and not seen, it comes with a multi-orientation wall bracket to hide it in closets or behind sofas. Smarthome installers will appreciate its 1U rack height and half-rack width, along with an easy-access touch control panel for set-up and configuration.

Take It All In

Like other BLUESOUND products, the POWERNODE EDGE offers an array of ways to connect to your music. Access over 20 nativelyintegrated music services and thousands of internet radio stations directly from the BluOS Controller app. For those with music libraries, connect via their WiFi or Ethernet network or play directly from a USB-A memory key. Apple users can cast audio from their device or iTunes with AirPlay 2, while users of other devices can use the high resolution aptX HD Bluetooth connection. Traditional and peripheral sources can use the HDMI eARC input or the combo analog/digital input.

Hi-Res Anywhere and Everywhere

Sprinkle as many as 63 other Bluesound players around the home for a wireless hi-res multi-room audio system. Send music from player to player as you move through the house, or sync up multiple players to one stream for parties and gatherings.

Intuitive Control

Never lose control of your sonic domain. Control is always at your fingertips via the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, Mac, or PC, or using the elegant glass-top capacitive touch panel for quick-access controls like Play, Pause, and Volume Up/Down. The POWERNODE EDGE can integrate with the most popular smart home controllers like Crestron, Control4, URC, RTI, ELAN, and others, while hands-free control is possible with voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google.


  • Audio
    • Supported Audio File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, OGG, ALAC, OPUS
    • Supported Hi-Res Audio File Formats: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS
    • Supported Multi-Channel Audio Formats: Dolby® Digital
    • Native Sampling Rates: up to 192 kHz
    • Bit Depth: 16-24
    • Audio Controls & EQ: BluOS Controller App
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -91dBA
    • Distortion: THD+N, 0.008%
    • Amplification: DirectDigital™
    • Rated Power Output: 40W x 2 (8 Ohms)
    • IHF Dynamic Power: 80W (4 Ohms) / 50W (8 Ohms)
    • Minimum Impedance : 4 Ohms
  • Software & Integrations
    • Operating System: BluOS
    • App Controller Operating System: iOS, Android, Windows, macOS
    • Processor: ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core
    • Supported Network File Sharing: Server Message Block (SMB) up to 200,000 files
    • Album Art Supported: JPG, PNG
    • Music Services & Internet Radio: 23+
    • 3rd-Party Integrations: AirPlay 2
    • Spotify Connect
    • Tidal Connect
    • Roon Ready
    • Control System Integrations: Crestron, Control4, RTI, ELAN, URC, Lutron
    • Voice Control Integrations: Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google
    • BluOS Home Theater: Yes - rear surround channels
  • Connections
    • Power Supply: Universal bi-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)
    • Ethernet/LAN: Ethernet RJ45, Gigabit 1000 Mbps
    • Wi-Fi Built In: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), dual-band
    • Bluetooth Quality: Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD
    • Bluetooth Connectivity: Two-Way (transmit & receive)
    • IR Optical Built In: IR Sensor Built In - front panel with IR Remote Learning
    • IR Input: 3.5mm Jack
    • Optical/Analog Input: Combo - Mini TOSLINK/Stereo 3.5mm
    • HDMI Input: HDMI eARC
    • USB IN: Type A (Fat32 Formatted)
    • Headphone Output: Bluetooth only
    • Subwoofer Output: RCA x 1; Wireless to PULSE SUB+
    • Speaker Terminals: 5-Way Binding Post
  • User Interface & Control
    • Status Indicator: LED
    • Play/Pause Button: Touch LED
    • Volume Control Buttons: Touch LED
    • Previous/Next Track Buttons: Touch LED
    • Preset Buttons: In-App only
  • General
    • Storage Environment: -10°C to 50°C, 20% to 80% relative humidity
    • Operating Environment: 0°C to 40°C
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.6" x 1.75" x 7.6"
    • Weight: 3.02 lbs
    • Finish: Black/White; Matte Satin Paint
    • Version: N230

What's In The Box

  • POWERNODE EDGE Compact Wireless Hi-Res Music Streaming Smart Amplifier
  • 120V AC Power Cord
  • 230V AC Power Cord
  • Ethernet Cable
  • TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adapter
  • Metal Mounting Bracket
  • Metal Mounting Screw
  • Rubber Mount Attachment
  • Safety/Warranty Guide
  • Quick Setup Guide
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