The latest iteration of the class-leading hi-res streaming amplifier, the POWERNODE 2i now includes an HDMI ARC input – yet another way to connect your audio content to a true Hi-Fi system. HDMI has become an increasingly popular method of connecting audio components, because of its convenience, availability, and ability to deliver many types of audio formats.
By adding another input, the POWERNODE 2i is ready to become the audio hub for the modern living space. Features such as IR remote learning and auto-sense input selection help to position the POWERNODE 2i as the ultimate two-channel receiver, able to do so much without taking up too much space. Connect just about any source – and up to three external components at once – for high quality playback. Just add speakers!
Of course, at the heart of any Bluesound system is the music. The POWERNODE 2i is still the award-winning, hi-res, streaming amplifier, boasting 60W per channel and now featuring a new-and-improved DAC design. At the end of the day, it’s the perfect modern music machine.
- HYBRIDDIGITAL™ AMPLIFIER
- 32-BIT/384kHz DAC
- HDMI (ARC & eARC) CONNECTIVITY
- 1GHz ARM® CORTEX™ A9 PROCESSOR
- 60 WATTS PER CHANNEL INTO 8 OHMS
- AIRPLAY 2 INTEGRATION
- DUAL BAND WIFI + GIGABIT ETHERNET
- aptX® HD BLUETOOTH
- STREAM TO/FROM PLAYER WITH BLUETOOTH
- USB TYPE A INPUT
- 2 x TOSLINK/3.5mm OPTICAL & ANALOG INPUTS
- HEADPHONE OUTPUT
- SUBWOOFER OUTPUT
- IR INPUT
- IR REMOTE LEARNING CAPABILITY
- SIMPLE TOUCH-PANEL CONTROLS
- BLACK OR WHITE FINISH
HDMI ARC INPUT
Now featuring an HDMI ARC/eARC input on the rear panel, the POWERNODE 2i is the best option for customers to enhance their TV sound. Simply run an HDMI cable from the ARC output on the TV and enjoy your favorite movies, shows, sports, and music on a true hi-fi amplifer.
The POWERNODE 2i now features Dolby Digital support. Dolby-encoded content (up to 5.1) being played through the digital outputs of your TV can be decoded by the POWERNODE 2i via the Optical or HDMI ARC inputs and will be downmixed to stereo. The BluOS App will let you know if a Dolby signal is playing.
IMPROVED DAC DESIGN
Bluesound’s acclaimed DAC design continues to evolve on the POWERNODE 2i. The 32bit/384kHz DAC has been selected specifically for its match with the POWERNODE’s HybridDigital™ amplifer. The better match allows Bluesound engineers to create better overall performance.
STREAM FROM ANYWHERE
Talk about convenience – Bluesound, with BluOS on board, makes it easy to access your music from just about any source. The updated POWERNODE 2i is still a fully-certified Apple AirPlay 2 endpoint, ready to stream any audio content from your iOS or macOS device. It also features aptX HD, bi-directional Bluetooth. Stream directly from your aptX HD-enabled device to your Player at 24bit/48kHz quality, or use the POWERNODE 2i as the source for your wireless Bluetooth headphones.
SPEC IT IN
The POWERNODE 2i doesn’t just look great on a TV stand as the center of the modern living room; it looks great in a CI rack too! With more ways to connect than just about any other multi-room streaming amp, and exactly the right kind of power for so many different scenarios, the POWERNODE 2i is being spec’d into more and more custom install jobs. It doesn’t hurt that two POWERNODE 2i fit perfectly side-by-side in a 2U rack space!
While inputs and DAC have been updated, the same 2x60W HybridDigital™ amplifer continues to be the centerpiece of the POWERNODE 2i feature set. This is Bluesound signature sound – authentic, understated power that can effortlessly drives your choice of speakers.