POWERNODE 2i (with HDMI)
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.
- 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.
- Access and stream Internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library to multiple Bluesound Players.
- Create and control a seamless multi-room system with the intuitive BluOS Controller app.
- Control it with the optional Bluesound RC1 Remote Controller
- Connect Bluesound to your Amazon Echo with the skill in the Alexa app and use Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to control Players around the home.
- AirPlay 2 lets you play music or podcasts from wireless stereo components throughout your house — all in sync.
MEET THE POWERNODE 2i.
Learn about the POWERNODE 2i’s features in this short video.
WIFI YOUR HIFI
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.
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.
COMMAND YOUR MUSIC WITH VOICE
With skills and support for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri, you can easily connect your Bluesound Player to the corresponding app and enjoy hands-free voice control of personal music libraries, streaming services and more using simple, streamlined commands. Select a track, play your favorite playlist, pause or skip a song, and even say which room you want to listen to music in. A quick and easy to way control your music, voice control brings you a whole new way to experience music throughout the home.
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.
“The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar is a rare gem that made listening to music through a sound bar a real pleasure.”
“This is one of the most musical portable devices I’ve listened to in a long while and was a genuine pleasure to review.”
“Bluesound’s multiroom wireless system was revolutionary when it first appeared… with a process of refinement and development ever since.”
“There’s a new leader in the wireless multi-room music market – Bluesound combines high-res audio and ease of use in one impressive system.”
“A superb high-end wireless speaker offering muscular-yet-musical sound and premium design”
“When it comes to multi-room audio, it really doesn’t get better than this.”
“If you’re after one of the best-sounding wireless network speakers around, look no further.”
Supported File Formats
MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS
Hi-Res formats – FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF
60 Watts x2 into 8ohms
Native Sampling Rates
32 – 192 kHz
16 – 24
SNR – 90dB
Distortion, THD+N – 0.008%
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
Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, push, iPort, ELAN, Lutron, roon, Airplay 2
*Some services, features and technologies will be available soon with a firmware upgrade
Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac, dual-band)
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
2x Combo – TOSLINK / 3.5mm
Headphone output – 3.5 Stereo
5-way speaker binding posts
Subwoofer output – RCA
Bluetooth with support for aptX HD
Two-Way (transmit & receive)
Universal tri-pin AC Cord input (100 – 240AC)
Mobile Operating System
BluOS – Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store
Simple top-panel touch controls.
IR Sensor built in – Front panel
ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz
1.72 kg / 3.8 lbs
220 x 70 x 190 mm
8.7 x 2.75 x 7.5 in
Power Consumption (Idle)
2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
-10° C to 50° C, 20% to 80% relative humidity
0° C to 40° C
Available in White or Black Matte