Bluesound Node 2i

Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer

Overview

Easily connect the NODE 2i wireless music streamer to any existing stereo system to unlock and discover a universe of audio streaming. 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.
  • Ask for the music you want to hear and control it with Amazon Alexa*.
  • AirPlay 2* lets you play music or podcasts from speakers throughout your house — all in sync.

 

REINVENT YOUR HIFI

  

Designed to connect traditional HiFi 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 HIFI WIFI

  

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.

  

  

SET YOUR MUSIC FREE

  

Featuring an array of analog and digital input and output options, the NODE 2i gives you infinite playback choices to rule your sonic domain. With the ability to connect to a CD player or turntable, the NODE 2i ensures that your physical music collection continues to thrive. Easily stream your favorite tracks from the source of your choice and hear it anywhere in the home.

  

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.

  

  

FILL YOUR HOME WITH MUSIC

  

Seamlessly connect the NODE 2i to multiple Bluesound speakers throughout the home with the BluOS Controller app and create an intuitive multi-room music system unlike any other.

Colours

Black or white finish

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

CONNECTIVITY

Network

Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
802.11ac, dual-band

USB

1 x Type-A (Fat32 or NTSF formatted) port for connection to USB memory sticks 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 3.5 Stereo
Subwoofer RCA
12 Volt trigger out

Power

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

Bluetooth Connectivity

Two-Way (transmit & receive)

USER INTERFACE

Mobile Operating System

BluOS - Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store

Pushbuttons

Simple top-panel button 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 Matt

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

What Hi-Fi?

"As far as sub-£500 wireless streamers go – whether incorporated into a Bluesound multi-room system or not – you almost certainly won’t achieve sound quality superior to that of the Node 2i."

While the Bluesound Node 2 was a highly accomplished streamer, the Node 2i takes performance even further and retains the same price. An absolute bargain!