Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC

High definition streamer
Online radios
Online music streaming services
Control with apps for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire
Compatible with Windows and MAC OS X
Easy to install

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Manufacturer : BLUESOUND

549,00 €

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The Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC integrates the BluOS operating system to your existing Hi-Fi installation. With the Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC, you can access online music streaming services, online radios, and your own music library stored on your computer, smartphone, or external hard drive (USB flash drive for example).  

The Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC is equipped with the famous ARM Cortex-9 1 GHz multi-core processor. Fast and powerful, this high end component of the computer industry has an architecture 32bit over-sampled 8 times. An exclusive HybridDigital™ amplification and a digital/analogue converter are added which enable the processing of music in high definition.

Thanks to the Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC, you can instantly access millions of tunes. It is compatible with several online music streaming services such as TIDAL®, Spotify®, Rdio®, Qobuz® and many others. Some of these services offer options for a  high definition listening experience. It is also compatible with platforms that regroup thousands of online radios. You can also access your iTunes library or audio files that are downloaded and stored on your NAS USB without even turning on your computer. You can use apps for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and for windows or MAC OS desktops to control your listening experience.    

All you have to do is connect the Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC to your Hi-fi or audio-video system. You can choose between the analogue or digital outputs. You then have to connect it to the network via the RJ45 jack or via the WiFi. Indeed, the Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC is wireless. You can also use an APTX Bluetooth connection. The technology of the WiFi antenna is extremely advanced. Moreover, the ARM Cortex9 processors are ultra fast which guarantees a reproduction  without any latency in every room of your house or apartment even with HD audio files. You can synchronize your music everywhere in your home with multiple Bluesound players and choose different tunes at different places.

The Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC is compatible with the MP3 format and the majority of the available formats. It is before all a high fidelity network player! It offers the possibility to read audio formats in high definition.

The restitution is fluid, precise, dynamic, and transparent even on relatively complex tunes. The lows are precise, dynamic, and perfectly controlled. The medium/treble is precise and offers a lot of details, particularly on high resolution files. The Bluetooth connection offers a small decrease in quality, but it is completely acceptable compared to competing products.

The performances and possibilities offered by the Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC are inversely proportional to its price. It is certainly the easiest device to use that we tested. Its competitor is clearly the Sonos Connect, but this one does not offer as many connection and usage possibilities, and certainly does not offer the musicality of the Bluesound NODE 2.

An exceptional device without any equivalent on the market. Highly recommended!

AWARDS:

EISA - Best product - 2016/2017

Son & Image - Meilleur produit connecté - 2016

What Hi-Fi - 2015

Qobuzissime - 2015

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Processor: ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz

Supported file formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS

High-resolution formats: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF

Sampling rate: 32 - 192 kHz

Bit depths: 16 – 24 Bits

Signal-to-noise ratio: - 110dBA

Distortion: 0.005%

DAC: 32-Bit, 192kHz

Supported operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8, Apple Macintosh

Free online radios: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise

Online music streaming services: Amazon Music, WiMP, Slacker Radio, Qobuz, HighResAudio, JUKE, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, Microsoft Groove (with OneDrive), KKBox.

Integration partners:  Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, roon.

Album cover format: JPEG

RJ45 network: Gigabit Ethernet

Wifi network: 802.11 b/g/n

USB: 1 x  type A port for connection to USB memory sticks and supported peripherals

USB mini: 1 x type B port for product servicing

Audio input: Combo - TOSLINK / 3.5mm

Audio output: RCA stereo analogue with fixed line level output option

Digital output: RCA coaxial + TOSLINK optical

Headphone output:  3,5 mm jack stereo

Subwoofer output: RCA mono analogue

Wireless output: aptX® Bluetooth

Apps: Free on Android and iOS available on Google Play and Apple Store

Control panel: Touchscreen on the top panel

Control: Integrated infrared receiver on front panel

Weight: 1.12 kg / 2.45 lbs

Dimensions: 220 x 46 x 146 mm

Consumption: 6 Watts

Accessories: Power cord, Ethernet cable, RCA cable, Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor

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Awards

Awards

EISA

Best product - 2016-2017

What Hi-Fi ?

2015

Qobuz

Qobuzissime - 2015

Son & Image

Meilleur produit connecté - 2016
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Customer reviews

5/5
10/10/2018

Un Super DAC streamer

Je possède un NODE 2 depuis quelque temps maintenant et franchement pas une seconde je n'ai regretté mon achat. Cette appareil d'un prix abordable offre une restitution musicale étonnante et très agréable. D'une mise en oeuvre enfantine comme il est dit dans le descriptif., il n'a pas à rougir face à la concurrence bien au contraire !
Mis à part cela son vrai point fort, et ce n'est pas négligeable, c'est même capital, c'est la gestion de la bibliothèque musicale avec Bluos qui est tout simplement exemplaire et extrêmement bien faite et conviviale ( Chez moi elle gère près de 9000 cd avec une efficacité et une rapidité redoutable !) Bien sur pour obtenir un tel résultat l'organisation des métadonnées de vos Cd doit être parfaite et pour cela "MusicBrainz Picard" sera une solution idéale dans l'organisation de ces métadonnées. (Mes Cd on été rippés avec un NAD M50.2 qui utilise également Bluos / Bluesound).
Bref un très très bon appareil qui mérite largement ses 5 étoiles !

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Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC

Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC

High definition streamer
Online radios
Online music streaming services
Control with apps for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire
Compatible with Windows and MAC OS X
Easy to install

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