BlueSound Powernode Edge Streaming Amplifier
|Network:||Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), dual-bandEthernet RJ45, Gigabit 1000 Mbps|
|Audio Input:||Combo - Mini TOSLINK/Stereo 3.5mmHDMI eARC|
|Audio Output:||5-Way Binding Post Speaker Terminals|
|Bluetooth:||Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HDTwo-Way (transmit & receive)|
|Subwoofer:||RCA x 1; Wireless to PULSE SUB+|
|USB:||Type-A Port for external drive connection (Fat32 formatted)|
|IR Remote:||IR Sensor Built In - front panel with IR Remote LearningIR Input 3.5mm Jack|
|Power:||Universal bi-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)|
|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|
|Supported Multi-Channel Audio Formats:||Dolby Digital|
|Processor:||ARM® Cortex™ A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core|
|Native Sampling Rates:||up to 192 kHz|
|Supported Network File Sharing:||Server Messsage Block (SMB) up to 200,000 files|
|Performance:||SNR -91dBATHD+N, 0.008%|
|Rated Power Output:||40W x 2 (8 Ohms)|
|IHF Dynamic Power:||80W (4 Ohms) / 50W (8 Ohms)|
|SOFTWARE & INTEGRATIONS|
|App Controller Operating Systems:||iOS, Android, Windows, macOS|
|Network File Sharing:||SMB up to 200,000 track index|
|Album Art Supported:||JPG, PNG|
|Internet Radio:||CALM RadioSiriusXMiHeartRadioRadio.comRadio ParadiseLiveXLiveTuneIn|
|Music Services:||Amazon MusicBugsCustomChannelsDeezerIDAGIOKKBOXNapsterNeil Young Archivesnugs.netQobuzQsicSpotifySound-MachineTIDALTunify|
|Voice Control:||Amazon Alexa Skills, Google Assistant, Siri|
|3rd-Party:||AirPlay 2Spotify ConnectTidal ConnectRoon Ready|
|Control Systems:||Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron|
|USER INTERFACE & CONTROLS|
|Play/Pause Button:||Touch LED|
|Volume Control Buttons:||Touch LED|
|Previous/Next Track Buttons:||Touch LED|
|Finish:||Black/White; Matte Satin Paint|
|Included Accessories:||120V AC Power Cord230V AC Power CordEthernet CableTOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini AdapterMetal Mounting BracketMetal Mounting ScrewRubber Mount AttachmentSafety/Warranty GuideQuick Setup Guide|
|Storage Environment:||-10°C to 50°C, 20% to 80% relative humidity|
|Operating Environment:||0°C to 40°C|
|Product Dimensions:||219 x 44.5 x 193 mm|
|Shipping Dimensions:||300 x 300 x 95 mm|
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BlueSound POWERNODE Edge Streaming Amplifier
For nearly 10 years, Bluesound’s POWERNODE has told a story of simplicity, convenience, and performance, all while bringing more music lovers into the world of hi-res listening. This ‘just add speakers’ solution has proved time and time again that a HiFi amplifier for the streaming age fits into listeners’ everyday lifestyle. Everything the POWERNODE represents has inspired us to push forward into a new frontier. To take the ‘just add speakers’ category into new territory, on the leading edge of HiFi design, where passion, experience, music, lifestyle, and technology meet.
Bluesound’s latest ground-breaking streaming smart amplifier is the POWERNODE EDGE, a modern, affordable, mini-system for the digital-age that focuses on listening – simply and accessibly – without ever sacrificing audio quality. In true Bluesound fashion, the POWERNODE EDGE proves that you can get a high calibre of performance from a truly compact and affordable product. And so, the POWERNODE EDGE represents a breakthrough for music lovers and audio enthusiasts, many of whom are jumping into premium audio for the first time, and who desire price-attainable, hi-res playback no matter where or how they are listening.
At the same time, powered, streaming zone solutions continue to be a fundamental requirement for smart home installations. The POWERNODE EDGE was created with system design and integration in mind. Its size, shape, features, and connectivity makes it an easy add to any audio system – centralised or localised – bringing hi-res audio to every room and space in the home. Whether being used as a main room music and entertainment system, or taking the backseat in a more passive listening area, the POWERNODE EDGE is the ideal solution to partner with a favourite pair of in-room or architectural loudspeakers. Bluesound’s mission is to bring hi-resolution, HiFi listening to everyday life. The POWERNODE EDGE is the next chapter of this worthy pursuit – the perfect blend of audio quality, modern design, and value for the music lover.
FIRST-TIME STEREO ENTHUSIASTS
The POWERNODE EDGE offers music lovers an affordable entry point into the world of HiFi stereo. They desire a premium, modern audio solution that fits into everyday life – a product that is looks good, works simply and is convenient to use, while never sacrificing audio quality. The POWERNODE EDGE is that product.
A customer’s journey into premium audio often starts with a soundbar, upgrading their TV sound and experiencing the benefits that a purpose-built audio product can bring to their listening. A simple 2-channel mini-system – with the POWERNODE EDGE as the centrepiece – is an excellent alternative to a soundbar, offering wider stereo separation and a better overall listening experience for many types of media and entertainment.
SYSTEM DESIGNERS & INSTALLERS
The POWERNODE EDGE is a solution product that offers integrators a premium, powered audio zone in one compact, easy to install box. Every aspect of the POWERNODE EDGE has been designed with integration in mind: the stackable 1U height, the half-rack width, heat management and venting, easy-to-use speaker terminals, HDMI input, front panel controls, and a wall mount bracket included in the box. All of this is layered on BluOSTM, Bluesound’s premium multi-room audio platform that includes seamless smart home integration with the world’s leading control systems.
EXISTING BLUESOUND AND NAD BluOSTM OWNERS
For customers already using a NODE, POWERNODE, or NAD BluOS amplifier in their main listening area, the POWERNODE EDGE offers an affordable do-it-yourself solution to extend hi-res listening into other rooms and spaces. Offices, bedrooms, kitchens, and outdoor spaces are just a few of the areas that can be powered by a POWERNODE EDGE with a pair of loudspeakers.
JUST ADD SPEAKERS
Life is hectic. Your sound system should be simple. The POWERNODE EDGE is a music streaming, hi-res amplifier with all the smarts built in, so all you need to do is just add speakers. Find your favourite pair of passive loudspeakers and hook them up to the POWERNODE EDGE to experience hi-fidelity audio no matter where or what you’re listening to.
To go even further, add the PULSE SUB+ wireless subwoofer for a powerful 2.1 stereo system or use the POWERNODE EDGE to power the rear channels of a wireless Bluesound surround sound setup. Whether you are streaming music, catching up on the latest show, or relaxing with your record collection – just sit back and let the POWERNODE EDGE do the work. Simple.
Bluesound’s deep roots in high-performance amplifier design drive us to create high- quality products for everyday listening. Our all-new, closed-loop DirectDigitalTM amplification platform forms the foundation for the POWERNODE EDGE’s hi-fi performance. With 40W per channel of clean, easy-going, understated power, the POWERNODE EDGE is a perfect companion for a wide range of audio experiences. You’ll benefit from the enhanced clarity that the POWERNODE EDGE brings – its DirectDigitalTM system is amp and digital-to-analog convertor combined. The closed-loop design uses feedback (the good kind!) which compensates for the passive components required in an amplifier, resulting in a clean, distortion-free signal. Cut out the bad noises and focus on the good ones.
Like its bigger POWERNODE brother, the POWERNODE EDGE shows us that great things come in small packages, delivering hi-fi amplification from an incredibly slim and compact form factor roughly the size of your average hardcover book. In other words, the POWERNODE EDGE defies all expectations for how big a high-performance amp should be. Its size and shape means it can fit perfectly on a credenza under your TV or be tucked away behind the cabinet if preferred. If being installed into a centralised whole-home system, the stackable POWERNODE EDGE takes up minimal rack space at 1U height and a half-rack width. A simple multi- orientation mounting bracket is included, so that mounting the POWERNODE EDGE on a wall, behind a cabinet, or in an audio closet is easier than ever.
The POWERNODE EDGE provides incredible flexibility for any setup. Start with BluOS: it’s the world’s leading hi-res multi-room system. It connects you to all the music ever recorded, and lets you stream audio all around the house, wirelessly. Add Bluesound speakers to any room in your home and create a multi-room listening experience alongside the POWERNODE EDGE. With convenient HDMI eARC and dual optical/analog input on the back, plus support for Dolby® Digital decoding, and full control using the BluOS app, the POWERNODE EDGE makes your music, movies, shows, games, and podcasts sound better. Its size and sound mean it will be completely at home powering your TV setup, your surround channels in a wireless home theatre, your desktop workspace, your backyard outdoor speakers, or even becoming a teenager’s first real hi-fi.
BUILT FOR THE FUTURE
Our latest generation quad-core processor boasts all the power and speed required for the demands of a modern era smart amplifier. With built-in extra headroom for whatever technologies the future holds, the POWERNODE EDGE fights against the trend for modern technological devices to become obsolete. Its mechanical design works this way too – the amplifier’s heat dissipation is already extremely low, but we’ve added in a custom-designed heatsink and specially-placed heat vents to ensure that long-term performance doesn’t suffer from heat exhaustion, even in more stressful environments. In that sense, the POWERNODE EDGE is over-specified, designed to be staple in your home for years and decades to come.
- DIRECTDIGITAL™ amplifier platform
- 40 Watts per channel into 8 OHMS
- Quad-Core 1.8GHz Arm ® Cortex™ A53 Processor
- HDMI eARC Optical & Analog Audio Inputs
- BluOSTM Wireless multi-room music capability
- App control with adjustable audio settings
- MQA music and hi-res audio streaming
- Airplay 2 Integration
- Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
- Dual-band wi-fi + gigabit ethernet
- Two-way aptXTM HD Bluetooth
- Wireless headphone output
- Wired & wireless subwoofer output
- IR remote learning capability
- Front panel touch controls
- Compact 1U form factor
- Easy four-way mounting system
- Black or white finish
Thanks to its impressively sleek, wall-mountable chassis, the POWERNODE EDGE can be installed practically anywhere – and the compact form factor is complemented by wide-ranging functionality. Controlled via Bluesound’s intuitive BluOS app, this sleek ‘just add speakers’ amplifier can access streaming services, Internet radio and music files from a network or USB storage, while connections including HDMI eARC and two-way Bluetooth add even more to its versatility. Its sound, delivered by onboard amplification and with hi-res audio support, packs a punch. Use the POWERNODE EDGE as a discrete amp in a standalone set-up or combine with other BluOS devices to form a multiroom music system.
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Super happy with my amplifier!! Competitive prices, processing and shipping times are the fastest of any company I've dealt with. Highly recommended, great company to deal with
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