Bluesound Node 2i

deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,450
Looking at this streamer/DAC pretty hard. Anyone have any experience with it?

Comments

  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 971
    edited January 20
    I have the Node 2 and love it, and ive heard the 2i is at least marginally better then it’s predecessor. Easy to use, great sound quality at an affordable price. Can’t go wrong
    2 Channel
    BlueSound Node 2 Streaming Tidal I Marantz SA8005 I Music Hall MMF7.3 I Lounge Audio LCR Mk III I Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 I B&K Ref 200.2 I Focal Aria 926 I Wireworld Eclipse 7 IC's I Acoustic Zen Satori SC I Pangea AC14SE MkII/PS Audio AC-3 Power Cables

    Living Room HT
    Sony XBR65X930E I Marantz NR-1608 I Q Acoustics 2020i I Q Acoustics 3090c I FXI-A4's I DIY 15" Dayton SW

  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,450
    Cool, thanks. Will it read a 2TB HDD (Fat 32) FLAC?
  • I've only personally seen it in limited demo environments, but all sources say that it is worth the upgrade vs getting the Node 2. I have heard that the Aries Mini is still the preferred solution for the price point, but the 2i is very close and a good alternative as the Aries Mini becomes harder to find.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Sony CDP-CE375 / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    Harman Kardon HK 3770 > JBL Studio 580 + SVS SB12-NSD or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 971
    Here is a good article on storage solutions. Invariably setting up a NAS is the recommended solution. I don’t use mine as a network player, as I pretty much exclusively use it for tidal streaming
    2 Channel
    BlueSound Node 2 Streaming Tidal I Marantz SA8005 I Music Hall MMF7.3 I Lounge Audio LCR Mk III I Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 I B&K Ref 200.2 I Focal Aria 926 I Wireworld Eclipse 7 IC's I Acoustic Zen Satori SC I Pangea AC14SE MkII/PS Audio AC-3 Power Cables

    Living Room HT
    Sony XBR65X930E I Marantz NR-1608 I Q Acoustics 2020i I Q Acoustics 3090c I FXI-A4's I DIY 15" Dayton SW

  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 971
    2 Channel
    BlueSound Node 2 Streaming Tidal I Marantz SA8005 I Music Hall MMF7.3 I Lounge Audio LCR Mk III I Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 I B&K Ref 200.2 I Focal Aria 926 I Wireworld Eclipse 7 IC's I Acoustic Zen Satori SC I Pangea AC14SE MkII/PS Audio AC-3 Power Cables

    Living Room HT
    Sony XBR65X930E I Marantz NR-1608 I Q Acoustics 2020i I Q Acoustics 3090c I FXI-A4's I DIY 15" Dayton SW

  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,450
    Great info! Thanks Stang! Seems like it will work as I will keep it plugged in all the time and the HDD has its own power supply.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,767
    edited January 20
    I have a node 2 and love it... Does everything I need it to do and they are constantly updating the UI and software. They listen and respond to their end user forum community The app also works with android which the Aries does not. If the 2i is improved then it is good.
    Post edited by Mikey081057 on
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,450
    Sure arent any deals on em!
  • deronb1 wrote: »
    Sure arent any deals on em!
    A used one posted today for $400. It was gone in hours.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Sony CDP-CE375 / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    Harman Kardon HK 3770 > JBL Studio 580 + SVS SB12-NSD or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,450
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Sure arent any deals on em!
    A used one posted today for $400. It was gone in hours.

    Im sure it was
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,663
    edited January 23
    I'll be picking up one later this year. I'll use it "transport" mode with HDD attached.
    Source: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD/flac | Preamp/DAC: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,450
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I'll be picking up one later this year. I'll use it "transport" mode with HDD attached.

    Thats what I want to use it for as well
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,663
    edited January 23
    If you get a Western digital with power supply, it'll power up/down automatically with the node---which is a neat feature. I use a WD "My Book" 2TB w/my Oppo.
    Source: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD/flac | Preamp/DAC: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,450
    Mine is a Rosewell? something like that. Has its own power supply.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,767
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,450
    Thanks! Im gonna get one. Gotra pay Uncle Sam first tho...sigh.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,663
    Cool. Let me know how you like the interface.
    Source: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD/flac | Preamp/DAC: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • alucidideaalucididea Posts: 112
    edited February 5
    stangman67 wrote: »
    Here is a good article on storage solutions. Invariably setting up a NAS is the recommended solution. I don’t use mine as a network player, as I pretty much exclusively use it for tidal streaming
    I’m about to pickup the new MDC BluOS 2i to use mainly for Tidal and MQA. How do you like the new BluOS 3.2? The last time I auditioned the interface was when version 2 was out. Are there much noticeable improvements?

    I didn’t stick with the old interface because I felt like I had to use the Tidal app to explore new music and then the BLuOS app to actually play. Is this your experience as well?
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!