Let's Compare: Differences and Upgrades to the Bluesound NODE and POWERNODE verses the Node 2i

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Let's Compare: Differences and Upgrades to the Bluesound NODE and POWERNODE verses 2i

Recently, Bluesound announced their upgrade to the NODE and POWERNODE, two new versions of their music streamer series. The ultimate hi-fi streamer connects to any stereo system and comes built in with music services such as Tidal, Spotify, Qobuz, along with the ability to import your own music library. An essential piece to any smart home audio system, today we’re going to break down the differences between the older models (2i) and the 2021 versions, NODE and POWERNODE.

BLUESOUND NODE (2021 MODEL) VS Node 2i

NODE 2021Node 2i

NODE (2021)NODE 2i
Quad-core 1.8ghz Arm® Cortex™ A53 ProcessorProcessor: ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz
32-bit/384khz Premium Dac DesignDAC: 32-Bit, 192kHz
Bluos™ Wireless Multi-room Music CapabilityMobile Operating System: BluOS
Dual-band Wi-fi + Gigabit EthernetGigabit Ethernet RJ45, Wi-Fi 5
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -113dBASNR - 110dBA
Distortion: THD+N, 0.002%Distortion, THD+N - 0.005%
IR Sensor Built In - front panel with IR Remote LearningIR Sensor built in - Front panel
Universal bi-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)Universal bi-pin AC Cord input (100 - 240AC)

Product Weight: 1.09kg/2.4lbs

Weight: 1.12 kg / 2.45 lbs
Finish: Black/WhiteFinish: Available in White or Black Matte

BLUESOUND POWERNODE (2021 MODEL) VS POWERNODE 2i

POWERNODEPowernode 2i

POWERNODE (2021)POWERNODE 2i
QUAD-CORE 1.8GHz ARM® CORTEX™ A53 PROCESSORProcessor: ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz
32-bit/384khz Premium Dac DesignDAC: 32-Bit, 192kHz
Bluos™ Wireless Multi-room Music CapabilityMobile Operating System: BluOS
Dual-band Wi-fi + Gigabit EthernetGigabit Ethernet RJ45, Wi-Fi 5
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -100dBASNR - 110dBA
Distortion: THD+N, 0.008%Distortion, THD+N - 0.005%
IR Sensor Built In - front panel with IR Remote LearningIR Sensor built in - Front panel
Universal bi-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)Universal bi-pin AC Cord input (100 - 240AC)

Product Weight: 3.15kg/6.94lbs

Weight: 1.72 kg / 3.8 lbs
Finish: Black/WhiteFinish: Available in White or Black Matte


As always, if you have any questions or inquiries you can chat with us on our website or call and speak with a customer service representative. Audiolab Stereo and Video Center carries the best speakers, receivers, and hifi audio equipment from Bluesound, Kanto, Focal, and other high-end brands, located right off Route 1 in Fairless Hills, PA. We have a beautiful showroom and offer in-home consultations for installations (COVID restrictions apply). Call us today at 215-297-8795.

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