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Bluesound Node X Anniversary Music Streamer

Bluesound Node X Anniversary Music Streamer

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    Premium Wireless Hi-Res Multi-Room Music Streamer

    The NODE X marks 10 years of Bluesound, advancing the world of multi-room hi-res music streaming to create a modern addition to your existing hi-fi system or powered speakers.

    To celebrate 10 years of #LivingHiFi, the NODE X offers a new take on the iconic NODE with a silver finish, premium ESS Sabre DAC, and dedicated THX headphone amplifier. Enhance your existing HiFi setup or powered speakers with this modern addition. With a few taps on the BluOS Controller app, available for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC, you can explore near unlimited collections of music, from hundreds of internet radio stations to dozens of streaming services and your own digital music library.

    • Connect to any existing stereo amplifier, AV receiver, or powered audio system.
    • Powered by a state of the art Quad-Core 1.8GHz ARM® Cortex™ A53 processor and a premium ESS Sabre HiFi DAC.
    • State of the art headphone amplifier features THX’s Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA™) technology and a full-sized 1/4” (6.35mm) jack for no-compromise headphone listening
    • HDMI eARC connectivity, digital, optical and analog input/output options, with wired and wireless headphone and 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 support for 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 included Bluesound RC1 Remote Controller.
    • Connect with the BluVoice skill in the Alexa app and 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.

    Since its inception, the iconic NODE has proven that audio quality, convenience and affordability can live together in one compact unit. The NODE X re-imagines some of the best parts of the NODE’s product design and takes ‘just add streaming’ into the next generation of audiophiles.

    Bring 24-bit hi-res streaming to an existing stereo or to your powered speakers and access all the music ever recorded with a few taps of the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, or Mac or PC computers. Hundreds of internet radio stations, premium music services like Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify and dozens of other music streaming services, are integrated with the NODE X’s operating system, making music discovery seamless and exciting.

    Don't let the size and minimalist looks of the NODE X fool you into diminishing its capabilities. Inside, the NODE X features a premium ESS Sabre DAC design that supports 24-bit/192 kHz audio processing, along with a high-end headphone amplifier driven by THX AAA™ technology and a full-sized ¼” (6.35mm) headphone jack for the ultimate no-compromise, wired headphone listening experience.

    Bring music into your NODE X using HDMI eARC, Wi-Fi or Ethernet, Apple AirPlay 2, aptX™ HD Bluetooth, or USB, to hear audio content from streaming services, TV, and your own music library. Listen to your music through your HiFi system or through wired or wireless headphones, by connecting to the RCA, TOSLINK optical, aptX™ HD Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, Apple devices, or other Bluesound or BluOS players.
    NODE X On Concrete Floor
    Bit-perfect music listening can happen away from your HiFi system with the NODE X as your multi-room hub. The award-winning BluOS platform is the only platform in the world that can support up to 64 players, all streaming in 24-bit hi-res audio. With a growing stable of brands and devices being added to the BluOS platform, the NODE X opens up a world of hi-res listening options throughout your home that no other player can.

    Quick access controls like play/pause, track skipping, and volume are available as touch panel controls at the top of the NODE X, via voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, or by programming your own IR remote or the included Bluesound RC1. Advanced controls, including tone controls, subwoofer crossover optimization, and settings to enhance external DAC connections are available in the BluOS Controller app. The NODE X can also be integrated into a smart home with full-feature drivers for Lutron, Elan, RTI, Crestron, and other popular home control systems.

    Seamlessly connect the NODE X to multiple Bluesound speakers throughout the home with the BluOS Controller app and create an intuitive multi-room music system unlike any other.



    Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), dual-band
    Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps

    Audio Input

    Mini TOSLINK/3.5mm Stereo combo

    Audio Output

    Analog RCA Stereo with Fixed Output option
    USB Audio 2.0 (Type A)


    Bluetooth with support for aptX™ HD
    Two-Way (transmit & receive)

    Headphone (HP) Output

    6.35mm Stereo; Bluetooth

    HP Continuous Output Power (THD<0.1%)

    100mW, 16Ω

    130mW, 32Ω

    17mW, 250Ω

    11mW, 600Ω

    HP SNR (-3 with respect to clipping, 32Ω)


    Headphone Distortion

    THD+N, 0.002%


    RCA Out
    Network Pairing to PULSE SUB+


    Type-A Port for external drive connection (Fat32 or NTFS formatted)


    12V Trigger Out

    IR Remote

    IR Sensor Built In - front panel with IR Remote Learning
    IR Input 3.5mm Jack


    Universal bi-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)

    Supported Audio File Formats


    Supported Hi-Res Audio File Formats



    ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core

    Native Sampling Rates

    up to 192 kHz

    Bit Depths



    SNR -118dB


    ESS 9028Q2M


    THD+N, 0.0003%

    Operating System


    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


    AirPlay 2
    Spotify Connect
    Tidal Connect
    Roon Ready

    Control Systems

    Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron

    Status Indicator

    RGB LED x 2

    Play/Pause Button

    Touch LED

    Volume Control Buttons

    Touch Slider LED

    Previous/Next Track Buttons

    Touch LED

    Preset Buttons

    Touch LED x 5

    Proximity Sensor




    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


    Product Dimensions

    220 x 46 x 146 mm
    8.7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in

    Shipping Weight


    Shipping Dimensions

    300 x 300 x 74 mm
    11.8 x 11.8 x 2.75 in



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    Delivery & Returns

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    For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.

    Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.

    Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.