Bluesound Node 2i

Easily connect the NODE 2i wireless music streamer to any existing stereo system to unlock and discover a universe of audio streaming. With more than enough analog and digital input/output options to please the most dedicated audiophile, the NODE 2i connects your gear to all the music ever recorded. Online streaming services, Internet radio and even your own digital music library held on a computer, smartphone or external drive—the NODE 2i brings infinite playback choices into your very own high-fidelity sonic domain.

Connect to any existing stereo amplifier, AV receiver, or powered audio system.
Featuring digital and analog input/output options, headphone stereo mini jack, subwoofer RCA mono.
Seamlessly stream music from a CD player or turntable through the NODE 2i to other Bluesound Players.
Simple setup directly inside the user-friendly BluOS Controller app.
Access and stream Internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library to multiple Bluesound Players.
Control music wirelessly with the intuitive BluOS Controller app.
Connect Bluesound to your Amazon Echo with the 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.

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Bluesound Node 2i Streamer SPECIFICATIONS


Supported File Formats:

  • MP3
  • AAC
  • WMA
  • OGG
  • WMA-L
  • ALAC
  • OPUS

Hi-Res formats:

  • FLAC
  • MQA
  • WAV
  • AIFF

Native Sampling Rates: 32 – 192 kHz
Bit Depths: 16 – 24


SNR: – 110 dBA
Distortion, THD +N: – 0.005 %
DAC: 32-Bit, 192 kHz
Supported Operating Systems
Plays music from network shares on the following desktop operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista 7-10
  • Apple Macintosh 7-10

Free Internet Radio:

  • Tune In Radio
  • i Heart Radio
  • Calm Radio
  • Radio Paradise
  • Slacker Radio

Supported Cloud Services:

  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • Deezer
  • Qobuz
  • HighResAudio
  • Murfie
  • Napster
  • KKBox
  • Bugs
  • Taihe
  • Music ZONE
  • SoundMachine

Integration Partners:

  • Control4
  • RTI
  • Crestron
  • URC
  • push
  • iPort,
  • ELAN
  • Lutron
  • roon
  • Amazon
  • Alexa Skills
  • Airplay 2

Album Art: JPG


Network: Gigabit Ethernet RJ 45
Wi-Fi: 5 (802.11 ac, dual-band)

  • 1 x Type-A port for connection to USB memory sticks (Fat 32 or NTFS formatted) and supported peripherals
  • 1 x Type-B (mini) for product servicing

Audio Input
Audio Output

  • Analog RCA Stereo with FIXED option
  • Coaxial RCA
  • TOSLINK digital optical

Headphone: 3.5 mm Stereo
Subwoofer: RCA
12 V trigger out
Bluetooth Quality

  • 5.0 aptX HD wireless built-in
  • Two-Way (transmit & receive)

Power: Universal AC Cord input (100 – 240 AC)
Bluesound Node 2i USER INTERFACE
Mobile Operating System
BluOS – Free Android and iOS App Available Online at Google Play and Apple App Store
Push buttons: Simple top-panel touch controls.
Control: IR Sensor built in – Front panel


Processor: ARM® CORTEX™ A9, 1 GHz
Unit Weight: 1.12 kg / 2.45 lbs
Gross Dimensions

  • 220 x 46 x 146 mm
  • 7 x 1.8 x 5.7 in

Power Consumption (Idle): 6 Watts

  • 2x AC power cords (Europe & North America)
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Stereo RCA to RCA Cable
  • Toslink Optical to 3.5 mm Mini Adaptor

Storage Environment: -10° C to 50° C, 20% to 80% relative humidity
Operating Environment: 0° C to 40° C
Finish: Available in White or Black Matte

Additional information