POWERNODE: Next Generation From Bluesound
12th May 2021
Like a NODE but with an added amplifier, you just need to add speakers to the POWERNODE to be up and running as this thing pushes out 80W and includes a 32bit/384kHz DAC plus streaming options. This upgraded version supports MQA
Accompanying the release of the smaller NODE, the new POWERNODE allows you to access your music through the BluOS Controller app, connecting you to streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, SiriusXM and others or from your own music library through Apple AirPlay 2, aptX HD Bluetooth or even a network-connected drive or USB hard drive.
You can add extra bass vibes too via the PULSE SUB+ or a pair of PULSE FLEX 2i to the party as rear channel additions to your 2.1 system for a wireless Dolby surround sound home theatre experience.
Run by a Quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A53 processor, the POWERNODE supports HDMI eARC, dual-band Wi-Fi and Gigabit ethernet, RCA, Toslink optical, 3.5mm jack and USB Type A connectors.
Additional hands-free controls are available through voice assistants like Siri, Google Voice or Alexa.
For home installers, full-feature drivers are available for Lutron, Crestron, RTI, Elan and other control systems.
Available in black or white, it costs £849.
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