The Bluesound Powernode 2i (€899) is a streaming amplifier in which a BluOS streaming module fronts a 60wpc ‘HybridDigital’ amplifier that uses PWM to blurs the line between DAC and loudspeaker driver. Touch panel excepted, playback control is software-based. Smartphone and desktop apps from BluOS, Roon and Spotify. Broadening this unit’s connection possibilities are a 3.5mm headphone socket plus 3.5mm analogue inputs (that double as mini-TOSLINK) and HDMI.
The Powernode 2i is a friendly solution for newcomers to the hi-fi world or a neat diversion for would-be minimalists. Whatever your domestic or financial disposition, this Bluesound unit is Grade A FutureFi.
Video review here:
Camera: Olaf von Voss | Editor: John Darko
Also featured in this video…
- Hi-fi Racks Podium Reference XL
- KEF LS50 (passive)
- Atacama Nexus 6 (loudspeaker stands)
- Bluesound Node 2i
- Meze 99 Classics
- Bowers & Wilkins PX7
- Hegel H190
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Further information: Bluesound