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NODE X

Premium Wireless Hi-Res Multi-Room Music Streamer

The NODE X marks 10 years of Bluesound, advancing the world of multi-room hi-res music streaming to create a modern addition to your existing hi-fi system or powered speakers.

To celebrate 10 years of #LivingHiFi, the NODE X offers a new take on the iconic NODE with a silver finish, premium ESS Sabre DAC, and dedicated THX headphone amplifier. Enhance your existing HiFi setup or powered speakers with this modern addition. With a few taps on the BluOS Controller app, available for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC, you can explore near unlimited collections of music, from hundreds of internet radio stations to dozens of streaming services and your own digital music library.

  • Connect to any existing stereo amplifier, AV receiver, or powered audio system.
  • Powered by a state of the art Quad-Core 1.8GHz ARM® Cortex™ A53 processor and a premium ESS Sabre HiFi DAC.
  • State of the art headphone amplifier features THX’s Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA™) technology and a full-sized 1/4” (6.35mm) jack for no-compromise headphone listening
  • HDMI eARC connectivity, digital, optical and analog input/output options, with wired and wireless headphone and subwoofer outputs.
  • Hi-res audio streaming with access to Internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library.
  • Dual band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and support for 2-way Bluetooth aptX™ HD Bluetooth ensures music playback without interruption.
  • Create and control a seamless multi-room system with the intuitive BluOS Controller app.
  • Top panel touch controls with presets.
  • IR input and remote learning capability – Control it with the included Bluesound RC1 Remote Controller.
  • Connect with the BluVoice 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 NODE X

Since its inception, the iconic NODE has proven that audio quality, convenience and affordability can live together in one compact unit. The NODE X re-imagines some of the best parts of the NODE’s product design and takes ‘just add streaming’ into the next generation of audiophiles.

WIFI YOUR HIFI

Bring 24-bit hi-res streaming to an existing stereo or to your powered speakers and access all the music ever recorded with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, or Mac or PC computers. Hundreds of internet radio stations, premium music services like Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify and dozens of other music streaming services, are integrated with the NODE X’s operating system, making music discovery seamless and exciting.

FORM MEETS FUNCTION

Don't let the size and minimalist looks of the NODE X fool you into diminishing its capabilities. Inside, the NODE X features a premium ESS Sabre DAC design that supports 24-bit/192 kHz audio processing, along with a high-end headphone amplifier driven by THX AAA™ technology and a full-sized ¼” (6.35mm) headphone jack for the ultimate no-compromise, wired headphone listening experience.

FULLY EQUIPPED

Bring music into your NODE X using HDMI eARC, Wi-Fi or Ethernet, Apple AirPlay 2, aptX™ HD Bluetooth, or USB, to hear audio content from streaming services, TV, and your own music library. 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 jack, Apple devices, or other Bluesound or BluOS players.

FROM ANYWHERE TO EVERYWHERE.

Bit-perfect music listening can happen away from your HiFi system with the NODE X 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 X opens up a world of hi-res listening options throughout your home that no other player can.

CONTROL FREAK.

Quick access controls like play/pause, track skipping, and volume are available as touch panel controls at the top of the NODE X, via voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, or Google Voice, or by programming your own IR remote or the included Bluesound RC1. Advanced controls, including tone controls, subwoofer crossover optimization, and settings to enhance external DAC connections are available in the BluOS Controller app. The NODE X can also be integrated into a smart home with full-feature drivers for Lutron, Elan, RTI, Crestron, and other popular home control systems.

THE MULTI-ROOM DREAM.

Seamlessly connect the NODE X to multiple Bluesound speakers throughout the home with the BluOS Controller app and create an intuitive multi-room music system unlike any other.


Features & Specifications

CONNECTIONS

Network

Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), dual-band
Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps

Audio Input

Mini TOSLINK/3.5mm Stereo combo
HDMI eARC

Audio Output

Analog RCA Stereo with Fixed Output option
USB Audio 2.0 (Type A)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth with support for aptX™ HD
Two-Way (transmit & receive)

Headphone (HP) Output

6.35mm Stereo; Bluetooth

HP Continuous Output Power (THD<0.1%)

100mW, 16Ω

130mW, 32Ω

17mW, 250Ω

11mW, 600Ω

HP SNR (-3 with respect to clipping, 32Ω)

-113dB

Headphone Distortion

THD+N, 0.002%

Subwoofer

RCA Out
Network Pairing to PULSE SUB+

USB

Type-A Port for external drive connection (Fat32 or NTFS formatted)

Trigger

12V Trigger Out

IR Remote

IR Sensor Built In - front panel with IR Remote Learning
IR Input 3.5mm Jack

Power

Universal bi-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)

*Note

*Available for free with future software update

AUDIO

Supported Audio File Formats

MP3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, OGG, ALAC, OPUS

Supported Hi-Res Audio File Formats

FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4 SLS

Processor

ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core

Native Sampling Rates

up to 192 kHz

Bit Depths

16-24

Performance

SNR -118dB

DAC

ESS 9028Q2M

Distortion

THD+N, 0.0003%

SOFTWARE & INTEGRATIONS

Operating System

BluOS

App Controller Operating Systems

iOS, Android, Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, macOS 10.10-10.15, 11

Network File Sharing

SMB up to 200,000 track index

Album Art Supported

JPG, PNG

Internet Radio

Click here

Music Services

Click here

Voice Control

Amazon Alexa Skills

3rd-Party

AirPlay 2
Spotify Connect
Tidal Connect
Roon Ready

Control Systems

Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron

USER INTERFACE

Status Indicator

RGB LED x 2

Play/Pause Button

Touch LED

Volume Control Buttons

Touch Slider LED

Previous/Next Track Buttons

Touch LED

Preset Buttons

Touch LED x 5

Proximity Sensor

Yes

GENERAL

Finish

Silver

Included Accessories

RC1 Remote Control
120V AC Power Cord
230V AC Power Cord
Ethernet Cable
Stereo RCA to RCA Cable
TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
Safety/Warranty Guide
Quick Setup Guide
10th Anniversary Insert

Power Consumption

Storage Environment

-10°C to 50°C, 20% to 80% relative humidity

Operating Environment

0°C to 40°C

Product Weight

1.09kg/2.4lbs

Product Dimensions

220 x 46 x 146 mm
8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in

Shipping Weight

2.28kg/5.03lbs

Shipping Dimensions

300 x 300 x 74 mm
11.8 x 11.8 x 2.75 in

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