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9.2 out of 10

Bluesound Powernode

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Overall 10
10

Sound quality far superior to Sonos

Jon W, Crutchfield
26 September 2013
  • Summary: I auditioned this next to a Sonos Connect:AMP. There was no comparison. The sound quality out of the PowerNode is heads and shoulders above the Sonos. It's no surprise, really, given that this uses NAD's excellent DirectDigital amplifier technology. This is true even on regular 16-bit / 44.1 kHz files. The BlueSound sounds even better on high res files, which the Sonos won't even play.
  • Pros: Sound quality High res file support 802.11n support
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Products

Tom, Crutchfield
26 September 2013
  • Summary: I was late to the streaming party, but in the past few years I've bounced around from Airplay to JRiver and others, hardware from WD TVs to Apple TVs to Marantz NA7004s, files from ALAC to ripped FLAC to HiDef downloads, and more apps than I can count, which mostly worked OK but overall never was a coherent, consistent, "whole house system" with quality sound. Had to settle with all of the options out there, or pay ridiculous prices.
  • Pros: Sound quality, network/app reliability, ease of use, whole-house control
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Sound quality far superior to Sonos

Jon W, Crutchfield
26 September 2013
  • Summary: I auditioned this next to a Sonos Connect:AMP. There was no comparison. The sound quality out of the PowerNode is heads and shoulders above the Sonos. It's no surprise, really, given that this uses NAD's excellent DirectDigital amplifier technology. This is true even on regular 16-bit / 44.1 kHz files. The BlueSound sounds even better on high res files, which the Sonos won't even play.
  • Pros: Sound quality High res file support 802.11n support
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Products

Tom, Crutchfield
26 September 2013
  • Summary: I was late to the streaming party, but in the past few years I've bounced around from Airplay to JRiver and others, hardware from WD TVs to Apple TVs to Marantz NA7004s, files from ALAC to ripped FLAC to HiDef downloads, and more apps than I can count, which mostly worked OK but overall never was a coherent, consistent, "whole house system" with quality sound. Had to settle with all of the options out there, or pay ridiculous prices.
  • Pros: Sound quality, network/app reliability, ease of use, whole-house control
  • Cons: none
  • Read full review