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Bluesound PowerNode

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4.1
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User ratings:
42
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42 user ratings
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3 stars
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Consumer ratings:
3.8 / 5
Editorial reviews:
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4.3 out of 5
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Pros

  • does remarkably well in a very compact package
  • It sounded pretty good and fit my limited budget
  • solid sound quality and a great experience

Cons

  • a wee bit rough around the edges
  • tape reels spinning on the original vinyl pressing
  • lose track of it in the event of a network outage

Key specs

  • yes
  • yes
  • Black, White
  • AAC, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
  • no

Bluesound PowerNode - Pros & Cons

Bluesound PowerNode

Pros

  • does remarkably well in a very compact package
  • It sounded pretty good and fit my limited budget
  • solid sound quality and a great experience
  • most exciting converters currently on the market
  • much more affordable and better sounding option
  • the sound quality is excellent
  • great audio
  • a dedicated music streamer is essential
  • it sounds great
  • clear definition and robust sound
  • good detail and beefy dynamics

Cons

  • a wee bit rough around the edges
  • tape reels spinning on the original vinyl pressing
  • lose track of it in the event of a network outage
  • shortcomings are software related and therefore fixable
  • performing some other tasks can be confusing and tedious
  • of getting up and changing CDs and records
  • firing up the CD player or the turntable
  • forlorn in my state of not having bought a new instrument
  • crappy User Interface design
  • Vault does require an Ethernet connection to your Network Router/Modem
  • Onkyo is limited to 24/96 via coaxial and optical inputs

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Bluesound PowerNode - Full Specifications

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Connectivity
Audio (L/R) out1
USB 2.0 ports quantity2
HDCPno
Ethernet LANyes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
Wi-Fiyes
Wi-Fi standards802.11n
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Video
Full HDno
Image formats supportedJPG
Video formats supportedNot supported
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Internals
Built-in processoryes
Processor frequency800.0 MHz
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Dimensions
Width9.76 in
Depth7.96 in
Height6.93 in
Weight67.02 oz
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Power
Power consumption (typical)12.0 W
Operating temperature (T-T)0 - 40
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Audio properties
Audio formats supported
  • AAC
  • AIFF
  • FLAC
  • MP3
  • OGG
  • WAV
  • WMA
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Storage
Built-in storage mediano
Card reader integratedno
Storage media typeNot available
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Design
Colour of product
  • Black
  • White
Storage temperature (T-T)10 - 50
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Features
Built-in displayno
Supported radio bandsNot supported
Internet radioyes

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Bluesound PowerNode Bluesound - Editorial Reviews (7)

4.3
Based on 7 reviews
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Bluesound PowerNode Bluesound Powernode (2021) review
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whathifi
Published: 28.10.2021
Bluesound Powernode (2021) review
5.0

Putting power behind the Node makes for a superb streaming system

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Trusted Reviews
Published: 25.04.2022
Bluesound Powernode
4.5

The Bluesound Powernode combines powerful amplification with audiophile streaming to get the best from your music collection

Bluesound PowerNode Bluesound Powernode 2i review: Bodacious sound from a micro-sized box
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Published: 21.09.2020
Bluesound Powernode 2i review: Bodacious sound from a micro-sized box
4.0

This self-amplified multi-room music streamer delivers high-res audio experiences that Sonos won’t, but Bluesound’s user experience isn’t nearly as polished.

Bluesound PowerNode Sonos Amp Review
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www.themasterswitch.com
Published: 20.03.2020
Sonos Amp Review
3.8

See our in-depth review of the Sonos Amp, with our analysis of the design, sound quality, accessories, and more.

Bluesound PowerNode CGMagazine
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CGMagazine
CGMagazine

The Bluesound Powernode (N330) is a worthy upgrade, and a great addition to any audio setup.

Bluesound PowerNode Bluesound Powernode N330
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ProductReview.com.au
Published: 06.01.2022
Bluesound Powernode N330

Bluesound Powernode N330 (Home Audio Product): 5 out of 5 stars on Australia's largest opinion site ProductReview.com.au.

Bluesound PowerNode Bluesound PowerNode 2i Review: The Future of High-Res Streaming
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ecoustics
Published: 07.02.2021
Bluesound PowerNode 2i Review: The Future of High-Res Streaming

The PowerNode 2i offers almost seamless integration of streaming services in a beautiful sounding amplifier that has no competition at its price. In case you were curious why so many people are interested in products like the Bluesound PowerNode 2i powered network streamer. 85% and growing.

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