Bluesound Node 2i

Anyone here using this device, and what hear are they using it with if so? I will need a streamer with the new Prepro I will be ordering which doesn't include one.

Also, where are people getting flac files?

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,419
    Cambridge CXN or too expensive?
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,544
    benbvan wrote: »

    Also, where are people getting flac files?

    Ripping converting to flac

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  • coolsaxcoolsax Posts: 1,814
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    benbvan wrote: »

    Also, where are people getting flac files?

    Ripping converting to flac

    This.

    Also I have an original Blusound. Really like the product and would love to upgrade the 2i at some point.
    Main 2ch -
    BlueSound Node->Ethereal optical cable->Peachtree Audio Nova 150->GoldenEar Triton 2+
    TT - Pro-ject Classic SB with Sumiko Bluepoint.

    TV 3.1 system -
    Denon 3500 -> Dynaudio Excite 32/22
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,492
    I have the 2i and run a hard drive with flacs to its usb input. I also stream Amazon Music HD. My 2i is run via coaxial cable to my Benchmark DAC2 DX.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 - Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 dig coaxial
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,536
    I have a Blusound Node also very happy with mine. If your looking for something better then skip the others and get a Auralic, otherwise start with a Node 2i.
    Home Theater
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    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

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  • benbvanbenbvan Posts: 14
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I have the 2i and run a hard drive with flacs to its usb input. I also stream Amazon Music HD. My 2i is run via coaxial cable to my Benchmark DAC2 DX.

    You're running it to another DAC? or is that the prepro?
  • benbvanbenbvan Posts: 14
    coolsax wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    benbvan wrote: »

    Also, where are people getting flac files?

    Ripping converting to flac

    This.

    Also I have an original Blusound. Really like the product and would love to upgrade the 2i at some point.

    Are you guys ripping your own cd's? And are you using the vault?
  • benbvanbenbvan Posts: 14
    edited March 26
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Cambridge CXN or too expensive?

    Was hoping to spend less than 500, let alone $1000 lol. The new Prepro is $4k alone
  • coolsaxcoolsax Posts: 1,814
    I rip my own CDs, I use Dbpoweramp, and have for years. I do a lot of shopping at Half Price books to get cheap CDs.

    Main 2ch -
    BlueSound Node->Ethereal optical cable->Peachtree Audio Nova 150->GoldenEar Triton 2+
    TT - Pro-ject Classic SB with Sumiko Bluepoint.

    TV 3.1 system -
    Denon 3500 -> Dynaudio Excite 32/22
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,492
    benbvan wrote: »
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I have the 2i and run a hard drive with flacs to its usb input. I also stream Amazon Music HD. My 2i is run via coaxial cable to my Benchmark DAC2 DX.

    You're running it to another DAC? or is that the prepro?

    The Benchmark is a DAC/Preamp
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 - Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 dig coaxial
  • benbvanbenbvan Posts: 14
    Got you, excellent.
  • benbvanbenbvan Posts: 14
    steveinaz wrote: »
    benbvan wrote: »
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I have the 2i and run a hard drive with flacs to its usb input. I also stream Amazon Music HD. My 2i is run via coaxial cable to my Benchmark DAC2 DX.

    You're running it to another DAC? or is that the prepro?

    The Benchmark is a DAC/Preamp

    How do you like the 2i?
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,492
    I like it.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 - Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 dig coaxial
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