Bluesound Powernode Edge Music Streaming Amplifier

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    The POWERNODE EDGE is the perfect segue into “just add speakers” HiFi for the streaming age, combining streaming sources, control and amplification in a sleek and affordable device.

    Add a little extra power with the POWERNODE EDGE, the perfect entry point into “just add speakers” HiFi for the streaming age, combining streaming sources, control, and amplification all in one place. Audiophile-grade componentry capable of up to 24 bits/192 kHz hi-res audio, and wireless multi-room capabilities with smartphone controls combine to make the POWERNODE EDGE a great ‘building block’ amplifier to start, extend or complete a hi-res streaming audio system of any size.

    • Easily power a pair of passive speakers
    • 40 Watts per channel of DirectDigital™ amplification technology handling 24 bit/192 kHz files
    • A state-of-the-art Quad-Core 1.8GHz ARM® Cortex A53 Processor
    • HDMI eARC connectivity
    • Digital optical and analog input options, subwoofer output, and Bluetooth® wireless headphone output
    • Dolby® Digital decoding
    • Dual-band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and support for 2-way Bluetooth® aptX™ HD
    • Stream hi-res content from internet radio stations, cloud music services or your own local music players
    • Intuitive control with the BluOS Controller app
    • Elegant capacitive touch panel for quick-access controls (Play, Pause, Volume Up/Down, Previous/Next Track)
    • Includes an easy-to-install, multi-orientation wall-mounting bracket
    • IR remote learning capability – optional control using the RC1 Remote Controller
    • Connect with the BluVoice skill to enable voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri to control Players around the home.
    • AirPlay 2 lets you play music or podcasts from wireless stereo components throughout your house — all in sync.

    All you need to do is connect a pair of passive speakers to experience an incredible all-in-one HiFi solution. Easily connect wired sources, like a TV or turntable, with HDMI eARC or the combo analog/digital input. Add the PULSE SUB+ Wireless Subwoofer for a powerful but compact 2.1 stereo system or even use the POWERNODE EDGE to power the rear channels of a wireless Bluesound surround sound setup. Using the BluOS Controller App, select songs from popular streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, SiriusXM, from your own music library through Apple Airplay2, aptX™ HD Bluetooth®, or even a network-connected drive or USB hard drive.


    Bring your speakers to life with the powerful, punchy 2 x 40 watts DirectDigital™ amplifier in the POWERNODE EDGE, able to handle hi-res, 24 bit/192 kHz files and MQA-encoded tracks with ease. Enjoy clarity in playback of everything from densely-layered heavy metal tracks to whisper-quiet dialogue in movies and TV shows. The POWERNODE EDGE decodes Dolby® Digital content on its own and can also be used to power the rear channel speakers of a wireless home theater system.


    Your sonic oasis doesn’t have to take up all your real estate. With the POWERNODE EDGE, gone are the days of bulky, oversized amplifiers. Comparable in size to the average hardcover book, this small yet mighty HiFi system transforms any space into a high-fidelity haven.


    The sleek and compact form factor of the POWERNODE EDGE makes it ideal for secondary rooms like offices and back porches. Equip speakers in every corner of your house with power plus streaming and hide the POWERNODE EDGE away from sight in nooks like closets or behind sofas using the included multi-orientation wall-mount bracket.


    Control is always at your fingertips via the BluOS Controller app for iOS, Android, Mac, PC, or using the elegant capacitive touch panel for quick-access controls like Play, Pause, and Volume Up/Down, and Previous/Last Track. The POWERNODE EDGE connects to your home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Hands-free control is possible with voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Voice. For professional smart home installers, full-feature drivers are available for Lutron, Crestron, RTI, Elan, and other popular control systems.

    Supported Audio File Formats


    Supported Hi-Res Audio File Formats


    Supported Multi-Channel Audio Formats

    Dolby® Digital

    Native Sampling Rates

    up to 192 kHz

    Bit Depth


    Audio Controls & EQ

    BluOS Controller App

    Signal-to-Noise Ratio



    THD+N, 0.008%



    Rated Power Output

    40W x 2 (8 Ohms)

    IHF Dynamic Power

    80W (4 Ohms) / 50W (8 Ohms)

    Minimum Impedance

    4 Ohms

    Operating System


    App Controller Operating Systems

    iOS, Android, Windows, macOS


    ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.8GHz per core

    Supported Network File Sharing

    Server Message Block (SMB) up to 200,000 files

    Album Art Supported

    JPG, PNG

    Voice Control Integrations

    Amazon Alexa Skills; Actions on Google

    3rd-Party Integrations

    AirPlay 2
    Spotify Connect
    Tidal Connect
    Roon Ready

    Control System Integrations

    Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron

    Power Supply

    Universal bi-pin AC cord input (100-240AC)


    Ethernet RJ45, Gigabit 1000 Mbps

    Wi-Fi Built In

    Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), dual-band

    Bluetooth Quality

    Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD

    Bluetooth Connectivity

    Two-Way (transmit & receive)

    IR Optical Built In

    IR Sensor Built In - front panel with IR Remote Learning

    IR Input

    3.5mm Jack

    Optical/Analog Input

    Combo - Mini TOSLINK/Stereo 3.5mm

    HDMI Input


    USB IN

    Type A (Fat32 Formatted)

    Headphone Output

    Bluetooth only

    Subwoofer Output

    RCA x 1; Wireless to PULSE SUB+

    Status Indicator


    Play/Pause Button

    Touch LED

    Volume Control Buttons

    Touch LED

    Previous/Next Track Buttons

    Touch LED


    Black/White; Matte Satin Paint

    Included Accessories

    120V AC Power Cord
    230V AC Power Cord
    Ethernet Cable
    TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adapter
    Metal Mounting Bracket
    Metal Mounting Screw
    Rubber Mount Attachment
    Safety/Warranty Guide
    Quick Setup Guide

    Max Power Consumption


    Storage Environment

    -10°C to 50°C, 20% to 80% relative humidity

    Operating Environment

    '0°C to 40°C

    Product Weight


    Product Dimensions

    219 x 44.5 x 193 mm
    8.6 x 1.75 x 7.6 in

    Shipping Weight


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