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”Sensational streaming skills for the money.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ 2018 award winner.
Version Gen 2i brings a whole raft of streaming improvements. Apple AirPlay 2 is now supported, as is aptX HD Bluetooth. The HD version of aptX Bluetooth streaming supports 24-bit audio, making this the best quality Bluetooth connection to date. Another bonus is the adoption of dual-band wi-fi. The new wi-fi chip lets you take advantage of the less noisy 5 GHz band. This results in faster connection times and fewer interruptions from other network traffic.
Two-way Bluetooth for compatibly with Bluetooth headphones
Another bonus with this Gen 2i version is two-way Bluetooth. This not only lets you connect up Bluetooth music sources put also outputs to Bluetooth accessories, primarily Bluetooth headphones in this case.
Bluesound – the connoisseurs’ choice for music streaming
Since it was first established, Bluesound has been committed to the highest quality, easy to use multi-room streaming system. Hi-Res music playback is at the heart of Bluesound, which is just one of the reasons it sounds so good. Don’t just take our word for it though; take a look at the myriad of rave reviews. What Hi-Fi, Stuff, EISA and AVS Forum are just a few of the big publications and sites to award Bluesound their highest laurels.
Stream music around your home
A wide range of Bluesound speakers and streamers let you set up a comprehensive music system around your home. Choose between Ethernet and advanced wi-fi for quick and easy set up with your existing home network. With blazing-fast ARM Cortex A9 processors at their heart, you can be assured of smooth, seamless sound with no skips or dropouts – even with Hi-Res music files. Play your music around your home in perfect sync or have different music playing in different rooms – the choice is yours.
Access Internet radio and cloud music services such as Spotify and Tidal
Although you can access your own digital music library, Bluesound also gives you access to near-unlimited music via Internet radio and the best streaming music services. Compatible with Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and Napster, amongst others, the NODE 2i is ever-ready to play your favourite music. Being compatible with Hi-Res music files also makes the NODE 2i the perfect match for Tidal, Qobuz and other premium, Hi-Res music services.
Control by iOS, Android, Kindle, Windows or Mac
With the Bluesound streaming system, you’re not stuck with a single operating system. Full control is possible with Apple iOS (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad), Android and Kindle Fire smartphones and tablets. Desktop control is also possible via Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 and Apple OS X Mac.
Connect up to your existing Hi-Fi
The NODE 2i lets almost any hi-fi become part of the connected, Bluesound system. You can connect to your existing stereo’s AUX input by phono RCA analogue or optical/coaxial digital – perfect for stereo or home cinema amps. For added flexibility, there are also headphone and subwoofer outputs. Want to connect a USB memory stick? You can do that, too – letting you easily stream your music directly.
Stylish and unobtrusive
No bigger than a typical wi-fi router, the Bluesound NODE 2i fits in easily. A choice of black or white finishes also lets it blend with your décor. If you don’t have your phone or tablet to hand, a simple touch sensitive interface gives you direct control.
Hear more of your music, more of the time, with the Bluesound NODE 2i.
Apple AirPlay- Yes
High Resolution Audio- Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes - Optical and Coaxial
Weight (KG)- 1.12
Smartphone contro-l Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm)- 220 x 146 x 46
Wi-Fi Built In- yes
Optical Digital Inputs- 1 (3.5mm shared with analogue)
USB Input- 1
Audio Outputs- 1
Sub Output- Yes
Headphone Output- Yes
MQA Compatibility- 1
Audio Inputs- 3.5mm x 1 (shared with optical)
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