BlueSound NODE X Smart Music streamer


NODE X is a Hi-Res DAC, and Smart user interface for streaming apps, and your network music server.

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NODE X marks 10 yrs of Bluesound advancing the world of multi-room Hi-Res streaming to create a modern addition to your Hi-Fi system or powered speakers

Discover all the music ever recorded with access to hundreds of internet radio stations, dozens of streaming music services & your own digital music library & audio sources all with the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, Mac or PC computers.

Hi-Res streaming MQA streaming soundbar Spotify   Tidal Connect   Apply Airplay speaker Roon Ready endpoint

Connect the NODE X to any existing stereo amplifier, AV receiver, or powered audio system

  • Powered by state of the art Quad-Core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A53 processor and a 32-bit/384khz premium DAC design

  • HDMI eARC, digital, optical & analog input/output options w/wired & wireless headphone & 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 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 optional Bluesound RC1 Remote Controller

  • Connect w/BluVoice skill in the Alexa app & 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


  • 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%


  • 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 Output: 6.35mm Stereo; Bluetooth

  • Headphone Signal-to-Noise Ratio:  -95dB ref 1mW / 32ohms

  • 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

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

  • Voice Control:  Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google

  • 3rd-Party:  AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect. Roon Ready

  • Control Systems:  Control4, Crestron, URC/Total Control, RTI, ELAN, Lutron

General specifications:

  • 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, 8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in

  • Shipping Weight,  5.03 lbs

  • Shipping Dimensions,  11.8 x 11.8 x 2.75 inches