Bluesound NODE 2i network player

Network player

FLAC, WMA lossless, AIFF playing

24B/192 Khz

Bluetooth aptX HD 5.0…

WiFi

AirPlay2

Alexa Voice (Amazon)

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Manufacturer : BLUESOUND

549,00 €

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Description

The Bluesound Node 2i network player is a slightly more developed version of the Bluesound’s best buy. In reality, it takes 98 % of the functions and performances of the Bluesound Node 2. Why make changes when it works wonders?

BLUESOUND NODE 2I: NOVELTIES

The two main improvements are the adding of the AirPlay 2 for an easy integration with Apple and the possibility to connect the Node 2i to Amazon’s “Alexa Voice” system.

We also notice that the Bluetooth aptX becomes in version 5.0 HD!

BLUESOUND NODE 2I: FEATURES

The Bluesound Node 2i integrates a BluOs Controller operating system into your existing Hi-Fi system. This source gives you access to online music services, internet radios and your own music library stored on your computer, smartphone or external drive (such as USB drive).

This network player is equipped with the well-known ARM Cortex-9 1 GHz multicore processor. Powerful and fast, this high-end component of the computing industry is associated with a 32bit architecture oversampled 8 times.

To these is added an exclusive HybridDigital™ amplification and an analog/digital converter that allows the HD music treatment.

BLUESOUND NODE 2I: COMPATIBILITY

The Bluesound Node 2i gives you an instant access to million of tracks. It is fully compatible with several services of HD online music such as TIDAL®, Spotify®, Rdio®, Qobuz and many others.

It is also compatible with platforms offering thousands of online radios. It also allows the access to your iTunes library and audio files downloaded and stored on your NAS USB, without turn on your computer.

You can control your listening with the application for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and for Windows and MAC SOS X operating system.

The Bluesound Node 2i is also compatible with the MP3 format and most of the available formats. But above all, it's a High-Fidelity network player! It offers the possibility to read audio formats in HD.

BLUESOUND NODE 2I: INSTALLATION

You only have to connect the Node 2i to your audio-video or Hi-Fi installation. Then, you can choose between analogue or digital output. Finally, just connect to the network via RJ45 socket or Wifi.

Indeed, the Bluesound Node 2i allows you to use your home wireless network.

It can be connected via Bluetooth aptX 5.0 HD.

The technology of the Wifi antenna is very developed and the ARM Cortex9 processors are very fast, this ensures a reproduction without cut and latency in all the rooms of your home, even with HD audio files.

You can synchronize music anywhere at home with multiple Bluesound players and choose different songs in different places.

BLUESOUND NODE 2I: TEST AND LISTENING

The restitution makes place to fluidity, precision, dynamic and transparency, even on complex works.

The bass are precise, very dynamic and perfectly controlled.

The midrange/treble is precise and offers a lot of details, mostly on high-resolution files.

The Bluetooth connection offers a slight decrease in quality, but stays largely acceptable compared to competing products.

The performances and possibilities offered by the Bluesound Node 2i network player are inversely proportional to its price. It is certainly the simplest device we have had the opportunity to try. And regarding to its performances, compatibilities and ergonomics, it seems to be unrivalled.

In addition, it offers the possibility to be connected to a high-end N/A converter (DAC)  to hugely improve its audio performances. We connected it to the Atool DAC 200 Signature DAC and the result was exceptional!

A remarkable device, unrivalled on the market!

Highly recommended!

AWARDS:

What Hi-Fi - Best Music Streamer - 2018

EISA - Best product

Qobuz - Qobuzissime

Diapason d'Or – 2019

Franck

Processor: ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz

Sampling rate: 32 - 192 kHz

Quantification: 16 – 24 bits

Signal-to-noise ratio: -110 dBA

Distortion: 0.005 %

DAC: 32-Bit, 192kHz

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

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

Compatibility: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8, Apple Macintosh

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

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

Integration compatibility: Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, Roon

Disc cover format: JPEG

RJ45 network: Gigabit Ethernet

WiFi network: 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth: APTX, Alexa Voice

USB: 1 x Type-A port to connect an USB stick or compatible peripheral

Mini USB: 1 x Type-B port for service

Audio input: 3.5 mm/ combined TOSLINK

Audio output: Analogical stereo RCA with optional fixed output

Digital inputs: Coaxial RCA + optical TOSLINK

Headphone output: Stereo 3.5 mm JACK

Subwoofer output: Analogical mono RCA

Wireless output: aptX® 5.0 HD Bluetooth

Application: free for Android and iOS available online at Google Play and Apple

Store Control panel: touchscreen on the upper surface

Control: infrared receiver integrated in the front panel

Weight: 1.12 kg / 2.45 lbs

Dimensions: 220 x 46 x 146 mm

Consumption: 6 Watts

Accessories: power cables, Ethernet cable, RCA cable, Toslink power adapter/3.5 mm mini jack

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Awards

Awards

Diapason d'or

2019

EISA

Best product

What Hi-Fi ?

Best Music Streamer - 2018

Qobuz

Qobuzissime
Customer reviews
(5 reviews)

Customer reviews

4.8/5
10/31/2020

You ain't heard nothin' yet !"

le 6 octobre 1927 Al Jolson qui interprète le rôle-titre du Chanteur de jazz prononce You ain't heard nothin' yet !, dans le premier long-métrage "parlant" de l'histoire du cinéma et bien le 25 octobre 2020 je suis passé d’un système Yamaha et son appli musicCast que je qualifierais de ..... ! , au Bluesound NODE 2i et son application BluOS Controller (androïde, pc, Apple) : simple, efficace, réactive. J'ai intégré le lecteur à mon ensemble Hifi d’une dizaine d’année et là, dès la première écoute c’est …whoah ! , après plusieurs essais croisés avec différentes configurations (coaxial, optique, analogique) J'ai opté pour : Qobuz Hires, Bluesound en coaxial, sur dac Atoll 100se, pour ampli Rotel ra06. Le dac apporte un plus. Détail important, le Node 2i via un Toslink alimente simultanément mon Rotel ainsi qu’un deuxième amplificateur à l’étage.Le NODE 2i est tout simplement excellent !

03/11/2020

Impressionnant

Je suis l’heureux possesseur de cet appareil depuis décembre, il vient remplacer un très bon Yamaha wxc-50. Certes la connectique du Bluesound est moins fournie mais le son est un bon cran au dessus. Beaucoup d’ampleur, pas d’agressivité et des basses bien présentes sans être envahissantes. L’application est complète mais certains tag ne sont pas reconnus. Les services de streaming fonctionnent très bien. Un bon appareil vraiment hifi. Merci MaPlatine

02/13/2020

Superbe !

A ce prix je ne vois pas qu'elle critique on pourrait faire ?! L'interface est simple , intuitive et conviviale ... Ça fonctionne parfaitement et ça ne bug jamais ! Les mises à jour sont parfaites et efficaces. Avec Qobuz HD, Associé à un bon Dac ( PS Audio) on se demande ce que les lecteurs streamer à plusieurs milliers d'euros font de plus (ou de moins ?!) . Merci pour les conseils avisés !!! Je suis ravi !

03/23/2019

Excellent

Un peu moins d’aigu que la version précédente mais mieux défini dans le médium.
La scène sonore est plus large.
Branche avec dac rme adi 2 que du bonheur.

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Bluesound NODE 2i network player

Bluesound NODE 2i network player

Network player

FLAC, WMA lossless, AIFF playing

24B/192 Khz

Bluetooth aptX HD 5.0…

WiFi

AirPlay2

Alexa Voice (Amazon)

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