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Bluesound  Powernode
9.0 out of 10

Bluesound Powernode

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Overall 10
10

Great sound quality, convenience, and app

LuisP, Crutchfield
19 August 2014
  • Summary: This is my second BlueSound product. I previously owned the Node for nine months, which I have attached to my main stereo music system. So I already knew the superb quality of the sound produced through the Bluesound products. I bought the Powernode for my home office.
  • Pros: Beautiful high resolution music reproduction, convenient, stylish, great apps, great customer support.
  • Cons: I wish the Powernode had balance and tone controls, but right now it doesn't seem like it is hampering my enjoyment. Also, I believe Bluesound is working on adding those features.
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Overall 10
10

Sound quality far superior to Sonos

Jon W, Crutchfield
19 August 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Sound quality High res file support 802.11n support
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Great sound quality, convenience, and app

LuisP, Crutchfield
19 August 2014
  • Summary: This is my second BlueSound product. I previously owned the Node for nine months, which I have attached to my main stereo music system. So I already knew the superb quality of the sound produced through the Bluesound products. I bought the Powernode for my home office.
  • Pros: Beautiful high resolution music reproduction, convenient, stylish, great apps, great customer support.
  • Cons: I wish the Powernode had balance and tone controls, but right now it doesn't seem like it is hampering my enjoyment. Also, I believe Bluesound is working on adding those features.
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Overall 10
10

Sound quality far superior to Sonos

Jon W, Crutchfield
19 August 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Sound quality High res file support 802.11n support
  • Cons: None
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Overall 4
4.0

Reduced quality from last years product. Poor Bluesound support.

Brian, Crutchfield
26 September 2013
  • Summary: I purchased a bluesound node from Crutchfield a year ago, followed shortly by a power node. Both were excellent products in my experience, enough so I was motivated to purchase two more power nodes last week.
  • Pros: Crutchfield customer support. I had to return one bluesound because two of the caps covering the banana jacks wouldn't come out. Crutchfield sent a replacement right away. Crutchfield even removed the banana jack plugs ahead of time so I wouldn't need to.
  • Cons: In order from very worst: Bluesounds customer support, including Bluesound North American President Caps over binding post banana jacks - like a punch in the face to their high $$ paying customers. Have fun removing these if you use banana jacks. Speaker wire binding posts are poor quality. May t...
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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...
  • Pros: Sound quality, network/app reliability, ease of use, whole-house control
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4
4.0

Reduced quality from last years product. Poor Bluesound support.

Brian, Crutchfield
26 September 2013
  • Summary: I purchased a bluesound node from Crutchfield a year ago, followed shortly by a power node. Both were excellent products in my experience, enough so I was motivated to purchase two more power nodes last week.
  • Pros: Crutchfield customer support. I had to return one bluesound because two of the caps covering the banana jacks wouldn't come out. Crutchfield sent a replacement right away. Crutchfield even removed the banana jack plugs ahead of time so I wouldn't need to.
  • Cons: In order from very worst: Bluesounds customer support, including Bluesound North American President Caps over binding post banana jacks - like a punch in the face to their high $$ paying customers. Have fun removing these if you use banana jacks. Speaker wire binding posts are poor quality. May t...
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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...
  • Pros: Sound quality, network/app reliability, ease of use, whole-house control
  • Cons: none
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