Bluesound Powernode 2i Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Amplifier

The amp reinvented. The POWERNODE 2i is the streaming amplifier that merges several traditional components into one and unlocks a world of hifi streaming. Effortlessly driving your choice of speakers with audiophile grade amplification Bluesound that has become known for, the POWERNODE 2i becomes the core of a high-res streaming sound system.

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    Features

    • Easily drive your existing pair of premium speakers
    • HybridDigital™ amp and DAC technologies ensures flawless playback with precision and clarity.
    • 60 Watts x 2 into 8 ohms of HybridDigital™ power.
    • HDMI (ARC & eARC) connectivity.
    • Featuring digital and analog input/output options, headphone stereo mini jack, and subwoofer out.
    • Stream Internet radio, cloud music and your own local music library to multiple Bluesound Players.
    • Create and control a seamless multi-room system with the intuitive BluOS Controller app.
    • Voice-controllable with Amazon Echo and Alexa
    • Sync with AirPlay 2 throughout your house

    Meet the POWERNODE 2i.


    Wi-Fi your hi-fi.

    Enjoy streaming hi-res audio files with no skips or delays, in every corner of your home, with advanced dual band WiFi, providing best-in-class performance even in crowded airspace. In addition, the POWERNODE 2i supports state-of-the-art aptX HD Bluetooth, allowing you to stream studio quality music to wireless headphones and speakers, complete with dedicated volume controls. With your input choice of analog, optical and now HDMI ARC, connecting audio to the POWERNODE 2i has never been easier.


    Set your music collection free.

    Featuring an array of analog and digital input and output options, the POWERNODE 2i gives you infinite playback choices to rule your sonic domain. With the ability to connect to a CD player or turntable, the POWERNODE 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.

    The POWERNODE 2i is now more flexible than ever, with support for Apple AirPlay 2 and easy integration into the Apple ecosystem. Premium music services like TIDAL®, Deezer®, Qobuz® and Spotify® – as well as virtually all other popular music services and internet radio stations are already built-in. High- end DAC technology built into every Bluesound player can decode and stream MQA files in all their lossless glory. Access your downloads, your iTunes library and content from any other NAS drive, all without turning on a computer.



    No limits.

    Outfitted with our award-winning, state-of-the-art HybridDigital™ amplification technology, the POWERNODE 2i delivers dynamic power with precision and clarity to your home stereo system. Complete with advanced DAC platforms, the POWERNODE 2i lets you hear your music with zero-distortion at any volume, with both large and small speakers.



    Hi-res music. Everywhere.


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

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    SPECIFICATIONS


    AUDIO

    Supported File Formats
    MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS

    Hi-Res formats - FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF

    Power Output
    HybridDigital™ Amplifier,
    60 Watts x2 into 8ohms

    Native Sampling Rates
    32 - 192 kHz

    Bit Depths
    16 - 24

    Performance
    SNR - 90dB
    Distortion, THD+N - 0.008%

    DAC
    32-Bit, 384kHz

    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, LiveXLive, Radio.com

    Supported Cloud Services
    Spotify, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, Deezer , Qobuz, HighResAudio (VAULT Required), Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine, IDAGIO, OraStream

    Voice Control Integrations
    Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant Skills

    Integration Partners
    Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, push, iPort, ELAN, Lutron, roon, Airplay 2

    Album Art
    JPG



    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
    Headphone output - 3.5 Stereo
    5-way speaker binding posts
    Subwoofer output - RCA

    Bluetooth Quality
    Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD wireless built-in

    Bluetooth Connectivity
    Two-Way (transmit & receive)

    Power
    Universal tri-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
    1.72 kg / 3.8 lbs

    Gross Dimensions
    220 x 70 x 190 mm
    8.7 x 2.75 x 7.5 in

    Power Consumption (Idle)
    10 Watts

    Accessories
    2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
    Ethernet 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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