Bluesound Releases the Limited Edition Anniversary NODE X: A better NODE

Let’s face it: Bluesound hit it out of the proverbial hifi park with the original NODE DAC/Streamer that balanced price & performance rivaling peanut butter & jelly. OK, maybe that’s going too far. But some people still want a better NODE.

The new Limited Edition Anniversary Edition NODE X adds the upgraded ESS 9028Q2M Sabre DAC, a THX AAA™ (Achromatic Audio Amplifier) headphone amp, and fancier silver finish.

“When we thought about how to celebrate a decade of audio excellence and leadership in wireless hi-res streaming, we knew we had to start with the NODE,” says Matt Simmonds, Product Manager of Bluesound. “The NODE X re-imagines some of the best parts of the critically acclaimed, iconic NODE’s product design – our most popular model – and takes ’just add streaming’ to new performance levels for the next generation of audiophiles. I’m particularly excited to see how our customers use the NODE X with their favorite pair of performance headphones.”

sexier in silver

For those new to the Bluesound NODE (really?), it’s a Roon Ready streamer + DAC that offers a long list of features including:

  • 6.35mm / 1/4” Wired Headphone Output
  • Wireless Bluetooth Headphone Output
  • Quad-core 1.8GHz ARM® CORTEX™ A53 Processor
  • HDMI eARC, Optical & Analog Inputs
  • Stereo Analog Output
  • Optical, Coaxial & USB Audio Outputs
  • BluOS™ Wireless Multi-room Music Capability
  • 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 aptX™ HD Bluetooth
  • IR Remote Learning Capability
  • IR Input
  • 12V Trigger Output
  • Wired & Wireless Subwoofer Output
  • Touch Controls with Presets
  • RC1 Remote Control Included

And more.

The new Limited Edition Anniversary NODE X, limited to availability during Bluesound’s anniversary year, is shipping now for $749.

Company Website: Bluesound