Best Music Streamers, Servers of 2023 | Moon Audio
Best Music Streamers, Servers of 2023 | Moon Audio
Take your home audio setup to the next level with the Bluesound NODE. A hi-res music streamer that allows you to listen to all of your favorite music with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, or Mac and PC computers. Connect the NODE directly to your favorite set of powered speakers or pair it with another Bluesound device — All Bluesound products can be synced so you can enjoy multi-room audio anywhere, at any time in your home.
Great as a starter piece, or as the final high-end component to complete your setup, you won't be disappointed by how effortless and intuitive the Bluesound NODE is to use. With dual-band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and support for two-way Bluetooth, enjoy digital music playback with no interruptions. Top panel touch controls give the NODE a sleek look and at a little over 8.5 inches long you'll have no trouble blending this into your aesthetic. Setup is easy, streaming is simple, and you've got everything you need to control your listening experience.How to Buy, Setup, and use your Node Streamer for Hi-Res Music Streaming
With Bluesound's multi-room ecosystem lugging a portable Bluetooth speaker from room to room is a thing of the past. Seamlessly connect the NODE to multiple Bluesound speakers throughout your home with the BluOS Controller app and access the unlimited world of hi-res music streaming anywhere. Quick access controls like play/pause, track skipping, and volume are available as touch panel controls at the top of the NODE, via voice assistants like Siri, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant, or by programming your own IR remote or the optional Bluesound RC1 Remote Control. Play different songs in different rooms, or group Bluesound players together and enjoy every second of your favorite song without missing a beat..
Bring music into your NODE easily using HDMI eARC, Wi-Fi or Ethernet, Apple AirPlay 2, aptX HD Bluetooth, or USB, to hear hi-res audio content from streaming services, TV, and your own digital music libary. Listen to your music through your HiFi system or through wired or wireless headphones, by connecting to the RCA, TOSLINK optical, aptX HD Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, Apple devices, or other Bluesound or BluOS players. The Bluesound NODE can also be integrated into a smart home with full-feature drivers for Lutron, Elan RTI, Crestron, and other popular home control systems.
Bit-perfect music listening can happen away from your HiFi system with the NODE as your multi-room hub. The award-winning BluOS platform is the only platform in the world that can support up to 64 players, all streaming in 24-bit hi-res audio. With a growing stable of brands and devices being added to the BluOS platform, the NODE opens up a world of hi-res listening options throughout your home that no other player can.
The BluOS Controller app is the "brain" of your entire home audio ecosystem, allowing you to manage all of your music and stream it to any BluOS enabled stereo system or speakers. The BluOS operating system wirelessly transmits lossless music up to 24-bit/192kHz at record-fast speeds, with no lag or loss in sound quality. BluOS is Roon Ready with Roon integration that supports file formats stored on internal and external hard drives and NAS. Access hundreds of radio stations, premium music services like Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify and dozens more with the BluOS app. Through the app you control the volume in any room, read detailed artist information, and even check what quality you are streaming. Advanced controls, including tone controls, subwoofer crossover optimization, and settings to enhance external DAC connections available in the BluOS app.
Seamlessly connect the NODE to multiple Bluesound speakers throughout the home with the BluOS Controller app and create an intuitive multi-room music system unlike any other.
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, 2.4/5GHz) Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps
Mini TOSLINK/3.5mm Stereo combo HDMI eARC
Analog Stereo RCA (Fixed or Variable)
TOSLINK digital optical
USB Audio 2.0*
Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD Two-Way (transmit & receive)
3.5mm Stereo Out, Wireless Bluetooth Out
RCA Out Network Pairing to PULSE SUB+
Type-A Port for external drive connection (Fat32 or NTFS formatted)
12V Trigger Out
IR Sensor Built In - front panel with IR Remote Learning IR Input 3.5mm Jack
Universal bi-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)
*Available for free with future software update
Supported Audio File Formats
MP3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, OGG, ALAC, OPUS
ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core
Native Sampling Rates
up to 192 kHz
32-Bit, 384kHz Differential Output design
RGB LED x 2
Volume Control Buttons
Touch Slider LED
Previous/Next Track Buttons
Touch LED x 5
App Controller Operating Systems
iOS, Android, Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, macOS 10-11
Network File Sharing
SMB up to 200,000 track index
Album Art Supported
Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google
Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron
Black/White; Matte Satin Paint
-10°C to 50°C, 20% to 80% relative humidity
0°C to 40°C
220 x 46 x 146 mm
8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in
300 x 300 x 74 mm
11.8 x 11.8 x 2.75 in