Based on a Quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A53 processor, the new design includes a new 32bit/384kHz DAC supporting MQA
Bluesound call it the Node…sorry, NODE but you and I know that this upgrade from the version 2i is, in fact, version 3. Just whisper it quietly. It’s not an official designation. I think that’s a shame, incidentally. Bluesound are shooting themselves in the foot. A big ‘Version 3’ badge would help Bluesound’s marketing and encourage upgrade sales.
The NODE now features an HDMI eARC input on the back panel.
Wi-Fi and Ethernet its supported along with Apple AirPlay 2 and aptX HD Bluetooth.
You can listen to your music through your hi-fi system or through wired or wireless headphones, by connecting to the RCA, Toslink optical, aptX HD Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, Apple devices or other Bluesound or BluOS enabled players.
In addition to using the BluOS Controller app with your smart devices, controls like play/pause, track skipping and volume are available as touch panel controls via voice assistants like Apple’s Siri, Amazon Alexa or Google Voice by programming your own IR remote or using the optional Bluesound RC1.
The intuitive touch panel control with proximity sensor now also features five presets. The built-in software features tone controls and subwoofer crossover optimisation.
The NODE can also be integrated into a smart home with full-feature drivers for Lutron, Elan, RTI, Crestron, and other popular home control systems. Price? £549.
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