Bluesound has announced its latest generation NODE and POWERNODE Wireless Hi-Res Multiroom Streamer, and Wireless Hi-Res Multiroom Streaming Amplifier.
The Ontario, Canada-based audio manufacturer explains some of the upgrades to its latest products include new DAC designs, more powerful processors and touch panel controls with presets and proximity sensors.
Bluesound also points out the POWERNODE amplifier now provides more power than previous versions of the product.
Like other Bluesound components, the NODE and POWERNODE products employ the company’s BluOS operating system. The NODE also incorporates a new DAC design that supports 24-bit/192kHz and MQA audio.
Other features the NODE offers include Wi-Fi or Ethernet Internet connections, Apple AirPlay2, aptX HD Bluetooth, USB Type A connectors, and an HDMI eARC input.
Additionally, the NODE provides RCA, Toslink optical, and 3.5mm connection options.
The POWERNODE offers many of the same features as the NODE multiroom Hi-Res Streamer, and it adds an 80-watt per channel amplifier. Moreover, the POWERNODE provides home theater options to enable integrators to add PULSE Flex 2i speakers and the SUB+ to allow the amplifier to reproduce a range of AV content.
Both products through the BluOS platform deliver streaming services such as Spotify, TIDAL, Qobuz, SiriusXM and other services. The products also support the connection of network-connected drives and USB hard drives, and through the Apple AirPlay2 and aptX HD Bluetooth options users can stream content from their smart devices.