So bluesound is streamer and CXA is both DAC and power amp, 3) Bluesound to external DAC via digital coax, external DAC to CXA via RCA. https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360037450874-Noob-question-on-bypassing-the-Node-2i-DAC. I own a Bluesound Node 2i running through a Naim XS2 intergrated amp to Dynaudio Evoke 30 speakers. It can be a one stop shop streamer/dac and accomodate an upgrade to a higher end dac, whilst functioning as a streamer. Digital out from the Node 2i would only do half the unfolding - I get that. If you are wanting family friendly then the BlueOS interface ticks that box, user friendly and intuitive to use.Â I then bought a Topping D90 DAC and now we're talkin!! I was hoping someone would just say stick with the CXN so I can match it to my existing CA gear Â But this is a good dilemma. Â, BluOS on 2iÂ is much better than the CXN app, certainy more family friendly.Â The 2i + Gieseler Kompakt DAC will beatÂ the CXN for sound quality.Â Â. To bypass the DAC of your external amp, use the RCA analog connection << in this way, the Node has already done the digital to audio conversion using its own DAC. I would just like to say thank you to John who rang my husband to give support. The Benchmark DAC3 doesnât support MQA but is a wonderfully neutral DAC and I love it. Top guy and the Aust seller and he's in MelbourneÂ, Sources: Bluesound Node 2i, Cambridge CXC CD transport Started Thursday at 05:30 AM, By For family friendly Chromecast/bluetooth/airplay can't be beaten. With a cursory glance at the Node 2iâs spec sheet, nothing much appears to have changed between the models to dictate so dramatic an upturn in this generationâs sonic performance. I hope this makes sense. The 2i is in my main system,and Iâm running an older April Music DA100 Signature. agelessgoodguy The advantage of having an optical input is that an old CD playerâs transport mechanism can be used to play CDs while taking advantage of the much newer DAC inside the Bluesound Node 2i. Mr_Gadget And once you've had Dirac you can't go back its that simple, music just sounds lifeless without it. Please select Help Send Support Request in the App so we may see the log file and help troubleshoot. I'm tossing up between the CXN V2 or node 2i+external DAC (that roughly equates to a $1k budget for the external DAC).Â, Pros of CXN: Chromecast built-in, single box solution, Pros of 2i+DAC: potentially better sound quality and MQA. I use a $30 coax to connect. But it would still produce 24/96 output, correct? What are your thoughts on this pleasant conundrum? Started Yesterday at 08:40 AM, By Basically everything felt a tad more real. I do not believe that the Node2i is actually outputting anything via coax. I'm a new member looking to improve on the DAC in a BlueSound Node 2 (not the 2i) by piggy-backing another higher-quality DAC. you do need to format the external hard drive for the Node2i to read it and then you will have no issues whatsoever. This doesn't affect the general intention. I'd love to try the Topping D90 one day too.. Geisler very popular but havent tried one myself but there is a lot members on the forum that have this as their go to. The Spotify app is fantastic I've heard. Audiophiles approach the Bluesound Node 2i with suspicion. No format drama, nothing negative at all. The sound is clear but can become wearing after hours of listening I find. By James Davies of Absolute Audio. Haven't had the chance to listen to the geisler units but it's a DAC that also rarely receives negative comments especially on these forums.Â The owner is also a top person, when I was looking at DACs I had a great conversation with him about his units my oppo and what I was looking at.Â, I think between the denafrips, geisler, schÃ¯it and the list goes on if you are in the same comparative price range alot of subjectivity on what's best etc will creep in.Â. Anyone here got some thoughts on how to think about an external DAC purchase considering my current equipment? Nad has been the best sound so far in my system and that is due to Dirac Live. Â, I also have patchy wifi and rarely have any issues with mine, and itâs located at the far end of our house furthest away from the modem.Â, The Kompakt just came out but there should be some feedback from owners soon.Â Â According to Clay (designer & manufacturer), it may be his best DAC yet,Â To give you an idea on why Gieseler Dacs are held in high regard, have a look at this (and I will update when Kompakt impressions are posted), IÂ use NAD C-658 and I am happy with it. How loud can you play without distortion? Bluesound Node 2i for sale. Hi, Iâm looking for upgrade advice: Auralic Aries G2 or Lumin U1 Mini. I will be connecting via ethernet so expect a solid network connection for whichever unit I purchase. Food for thought. Select Upgrade Check - Player, allow the app to search for updates. I am quite pleased with its offerings thus far but am looking at taking the next step. The latter is likely the path I'll choose.Â. I ran a Cat 6 cable to the Bluesound from the router. Any review of a product in context of the Bluesound NODE 2i will read like a love letter to the NODE itself! Powered by Invision Community. Setting up and configuring your Bluesound Vault 2i is an easy 4 step process listed below: Plug the power cord into the back of the Node on the right side to your power source and watch for the LED on the front side of the Node to turn green. Pugthepug He told me the the Pro-Ject, even though it is very inexpensive is better than the DAC inside the Bluesound. mud_shark On the other hand, the Bluesound app is a one-stop-shop for all supported streaming services and can be used to add local network shares, group zones, curate playlists and update â¦ Bluesound Node 2 & 2i 0 Products Would that work? Started March 9, 2017, By I'm guessing the more revealing your speakers, the better the effect.Â. Cheers, That's great to hear and that's a top point about Dirac. The RCA from the mojo would provide anything that came through the Node2I and then processed by the mojo DAC. Â, Iâm seeing a lot of positive comments about BluOS. This post suggests to use COAX to bypass the DAC. To bypass the DAC of your external amp, use the RCA analog connection << in this way, the Node has already done the digital to audio conversion using its own DACâ¦ If your using direct Ethernet or modem is close it should be more reliable. Purple Flareâ The perfect upgrade for the Bluesound NODE 2i. Tubularbells ... With the same DAC chip from the amp and the circuit design from the transport, it presents a capable and composed sound with an inviting openness and a good honest, down-the-middle tonal balance. This will be my first dac â¦ To bypass the DAC of your external amp, use the RCA analog connection << in this way, the Node has already done the digital to audio conversion using its own DAC. Started 10 hours ago, By BluOS is a big reason to jump into the either the 2i or the C658,Â IMO the best GUI using a free app out there, I find it much better than the Cambridge streaming app which I occasionally use on my CXR200. Anyway, I use the COAX out of the Node 2i to a DAC (Sabaj D5) and I've never had any issues whatsoever with the Node â¦ Any first-hand experience with the above components or ways you would think about this upgrade are greatly appreciated. I don't have your speakers but in my opinion is yes. Price: $549. In my case I would like the MQA feature to hold if I ever used an external dac. Should a dedicated oil to turntables to be used for bearing or a motor oil is more than enough? The BlueOS App loads albums and cover art fast and is very responsive. matthewhurst @nowalletÂ this DAC would be high on my list if not #1 with a budget around $1K.Â Bluesound Node 2 & 2i 0 Products A $180 bargain. The Bluesound Node 2i successfully streamed lossless audio from Amazon Music HD from 16 bit / 44.1 kHz up through 24 bit / 192 kHz. Started March 21, 2009, By If there is a deal on the 658 this November I think itâll be too hard to resist.Â In order to upgrade your Bluesound Node 2i visit the help section of your BluOS app. Naim ND 555/555 PS DR. Itâs expensive, but this music streamer sets new sonic standards. I'm happy with my inexpensive DAC between my Node 2 and my tube amp feeding my speakers. Bluos for playing files. I'm bothering you now because I just saw a post from aurum on â¦ The cxa60 does OK but when you jump up to the cxa80 you realise you were missing out a bit.Â, The m20 will also improve a bit more if you move to a better amp than the cambridge units. Im now a C658 convert, for the money theres nothing that comes close to it for features. You say to bypass the DAC use RCA (red/white) cables to connect it to my DAC/Amp (integrated DAC). Sources: Bluesound Node 2i, Cambridge CXC CD transport Â. The next generation. The other thing that I don't particularly like about the CXN is that you can't play tidal masters through it (may have changed in V2?). @nowalletÂ I have a CA CXN V1 and it's quite easy to use. 1, 2 and 3. Started Wednesday at 09:26 AM, By Yeh I hear you, all my boxes are black so it fits fine. Started Tuesday at 07:47 AM, By We are getting distortion unless we disable AV mode. SET YOUR MUSIC FREE Featuring an array of analog and digital input and output options, the NODE 2i â¦ The sound is good but i am considering using the Node as a streamer only and buying an external DAC for a fuller sound with a bit more gravitas to it. Started 15 hours ago, By Bluesound NODE 2i Hi-Res Wireless Music. dacs definitely try and audition first. For full MQA, please use the analogue outs of the NODE 2i and bypass the DAC all together. All Rights Reserved. Listening just last night for about 2 hours and I had to unplug the Node 2i two times to get it to reboot. All component separate.Â, Based on the above, sound quality and experience areÂ goodÂ to better to best in the above order, i.e. Im tossing up between the CXN V2 or node 2i+external DAC (that roughly equates to a $1k budget for the external DACâ¦ Wow this community is great - thanks for all of the advice! Don't think an audition will happen anytime soon with this Melbourne lockdown so I will take a chance after digging into the sound of each one a little further. I'd love to hear of other DACs so I can compare them to the Kompakt. Cambridge CXA60 amp. Connect your Bluesound Vault 2i â¦ Up to 24/96 - it depends on the MQA content... ...you may be surprised at the on board DAC's performance but of course, we will let your ears decide. Mushroom01 I have a COAX cable and RCA cables (I guess they are also called cinch) and I'm wondering what should I connect to my Amp with build-in DAC to bypass the Node 2i DAC? Been really happy with my CXN, easy to use and sounds great......my 2c. As a compact music server with built-in DAC that dares to serve up the highest quality music-streaming services, this thing seems â¦ Started Wednesday at 11:54 PM, By Â. Ideally (I think) I'd like to let the Bluesound do the MQA decoding and then output 24/96 digital PCM to the Benchmark for D-A conversion. With $1k budget for a DAC you have plenty of choice and can get something good quality particularly if you buy secondhand. I want to replace the Shield with a Node 2i but I want to retain the Benchmark DAC. My library is on a HDD via USB into the Node. So you'd be spoilt for choice but you'd be looking for sonic characteristics by then *fingers crossed*. Therefore we are now using an old DAC and bypassing the Node2i altogether for TV. So Bluesound is both streamer and DAC, CXA is power amp, 2) Bluesound to CXA via digital coax. By It is unlikely there is an output issue via hardware. I don't know how BluOS compares to the native Spotify app though. I would googleÂ Bluesound Node problems and see what the reports are. An upgrade from average quality Burr Brown PCM5122 DAC inside current Node 2? music streamers any recommendation? Thats the beauty of the Node 2i. I use it with my Denafrips Ares II and am very happy.Â I tried the pontus and it was also great but for me lacked a bit of warmth of the AresII and sounded closer to my Oppo 205.Â So I went with the Ares II have not once regretted it.Â I use the Oppo 205 a lot also but find that works really well for a different type of listening session. It can be a one stop shop streamer/dac and accomodate an upgrade to a higher end dac, whilst functioning as a streamer. StereoNET (Australia) is part of an international network of publications owned wholly by Sound Media Group (Australia). Soundguru I think the looks are terrible enough that I can't consider it. AVRâs DAC and my ears preferred the Node 2iâs DAC. The NODE 2i â¦ The Bluesound Node 2i is the streamer for âeveryone or anyoneâ who is building a nice stereo system. By clicking links on our site, we may earn affiliate commission, but our editorial remains entirely independent and unbiased. OnceÂ you know what is lacking and desire it, then find the DAC. Bluesound NODE 2 / 2i upgrade - low noise PSU interface. Started February 8, By Thanks for your comment! Analogue out from the Node 2i into my DAC's analogue inputs (it's a Benchmark DAC3) would also work and I know I would have the advantage of full MQA decoding, but only on MQA content, and even then, I am seriously doubting whether the analogue output of a £300 device is a match for the £2,000 DAC3 ? In my case I would like the MQA feature to hold if I ever used an external dac. I like the possibilities with the external DAC and didn't really consider the C658 (the design is a bit of a turn off IMO). U_J mattjtaylor2809 I spend all my time in the Spotify app when streaming.Â, Iâm really happy with the Node 2i, but I really want to try Dirac. nowallet, No treated room here so this js something I'll consider more seriously.Â, I have a 4 Terabyte Portable Hard Drive connected to my Node 2i and it reads all 2,500 uncompressed albumsÂ Â no problem. Im tossing up between the CXN V2 or node 2i+external DAC (that roughly equates to a $1k budget for the external DAC). The app on the Bluesound is better and includes excellent functions but if you are streamingÂ at distance the range isnât that good and drops out often. Spotify you access via the Spotify app and also Tidal the same. also most suitable speakers. Details about Bluesound NODE 2 / 2i upgrade - low noise PSU interface. Seems like there are a lot of good options for DAC around $1k to $1.5k. But if you want a single box solution, go NAD C658.Â Â It costsÂ a little more but comes with BluOS, a better DAC than 2i, CXN and Dirac Live. Mytek Brooklyn DAC+, RME ADI-2 DAC FS 2nd, Oppo 205, Audiolab 8300CD, Audio-gd R2R-11, Bluesound Node 2i, Chord Mojo, Behringer UMC202HD, TASCAM MD and CD decks, Sony MD deck â¦ If you have a treated room than go with Node + external dac. What did you have before and how does it compare to that? Based on my CA experience I would be going for another CA streamer. Only bought the one IÂ have as an experiment. https://www.13thnote.net/2020/08/26/bluesound-node-2i-punches-well-above-its-weight/, That DAC seems to be above $2k at the moment. Bluesound NODE 2i Hi-Res Wireless Music. 1. Iâm looking to compliment my bluesound node 2i with an external dac. Just more of everything - sound stage, warmth/mids, vocals popped and the highs were so clear and detailed. Good luck! I'm tossing up between a Denafrips Ares II and the new Gieseler Kompakt DAC. ( I also have a Node N100) The 2 and 2i I run external DACâs. I am choosing between a Naim Dac â¦ By So which way are you leaning? Does theÂ CXA60Â ampÂ power theyÂ DynaudioÂ M20s ok? We have had trouble getting the Mojo connected to the Node2i. High-end DAC technology built into every Bluesound Player allows the NODE 2i to decode and stream MQA files in all their lossless glory. sorry for the newbie question. EshDes Hence me being interested in the Node2i digital out at 24/96 to the Benchmark DAC3. Thank you. However when we disable AV mode we have lip-synch issues.We have these issues whether or not we have the Mojo connected. User experience goes to Sonos. See if you appreciate the difference between the Bluesound DAC and CXA DAC. Brooklyn DAC+ is a DAC, but also â¦ 18 viewed per day. I will get to know it well and then consider purchasing an external DAC to feed the Node and my CD transport through it. Also, the USB on it is designed to match with a USB stick and you may need to reformat things to get it to work. If there is an update available, select the option â¦ Â© Sound Media Group. I bought a refurbished node 2i last fall. Started September 9, By ArtCor I have a Node 2,and Node 2i. To bypass the Node's DAC, use a digital output (either COAX or Optical) << sending digital out of the Node ensures your external device does the digital to analog conversion. Here's a picture of our proposed setup: The RCA from the Node2I Would provide anything that was processed by the Node2I's internal DAC. I forgot that was a part if the feature set. I will be feeding the successful candidate into a Cambridge CXA60 integrated amp playing through Dynaudio Emit M20 speakers. gary chen I was thinking about upgrading my DAC to a Bimby, but based on what I am reading, I may be able to just purchase a Node 2i, use its internal DAC â¦ GivenÂ looks are a major factor the CXN looks like the go, the sound is very good and will fit nicely with what you have. That's correct mate, I use the Ares II with the node 2i as well as the the Oppo 205 with the node 2i. The internal DAC of the Node 2i is actually pretty good and you could always start off with that and add a DAC later.Â As far as audio quality in my situation and using my connections, is there any reason for me to upgrade to the Node 2iâ¦ Cambridge CXA60 amp, Can't speak on the other devices, but I used to run a Node 2i with a Gieseler Klein III dac/kraftwerk psu. But from other NAD DACs I tend to find them very detailed but a little analytical and Chord DACs more musical. Which I suspect is more than good enough. You might want to consider a DAC with an LED display, one that tells you exactly what the sample rate of the source is, if you're worried about the Node not correctly sending bits to the DAC. Started Wednesday at 01:05 PM, By Started Tuesday at 11:26 PM, By Introducing Bluesound Gen 2i. Started June 28, By I run a Node 2 digital coneection to a Chord QuteHD DAC and was a big step up from the (not bad) DAC of the Node 2 itself.Â, TheÂ NAD C 658 looks like a good option to keep using BlueOS, that is great, and adding DIRAC, that should help a lot in small and not acousticaly treated rooms like mine. The Node 2i sets your music free by providing multiple analog and digital input/output options and allows you to connect to your high-res music streaming apps like Spotify, Tidal and Amazon Music. ... (Bluesound Node 2i, JFENG UDS-3 DACâ¦ Some wonder how one streamer can sound different from another if you are using the same DAC. With the 2,which is in my secondary system,I run a very inexpensive Beresford Bushmaster mkII. Amazon's own apps are unable to do what the Bluesound ecosystem â¦ The sound quality improved big time. 2. Iâm running a Node 2i into a RME ADI 2 FS DAC and think it sounds excellent. Started Tuesday at 01:14 PM, By Started 14 hours ago, By I primarily play streaming via Tidal. 1) BluesoundÂ to CXA via RCA. andythiing @BalvenieÂ Is it your first streaming system? Started Wednesday at 04:38 AM, By Also allows you to use your native apps and more of them. Our Engineering team â¦ Dear folks, Im in a fortunate position to be able to upgrade soon from my Raspberry Pi/Volumio streamer to a better and more family-friendly setup (kinda). My Node 2i has all the latest updates and yet, if Iâm using it on wi-fi as most of us will be, the Node 2i crashes constantly. What would you do? Or would I be better taking analogue output from the Bluesound into the DAC3? So instead we are using a Toslink cable. We have yet to try anything that he has suggested but I will update this thread If we find out anything helpful. Full Range I would like to think that the Kompact takes this up a notch, being the latest. Iâve been using a Bluesound Node 2i (with BluOS Controller on an iPad Pro) as my primary network streamer for the â¦ It seems both have a warm quality with expansive soundstage - which is exactly what I'm after. I've a bluesound2i and CXA81. If there is a deal on the 658 this November I think itâll be too hard to resist.Â Make sure your cable is fully inserted. @08Boss302Â Do you mean you use the Ares with the Node 2i? The only complaint I have with this whole system is the Amazon HD interface with the Bluesound â¦ Is that right? Also if you are even consideringÂ adding subs to your 2ch listening the sub integration of Dirac is awesome, seamlessly integrates the subs and front speakers and produces a wall of sound like nothing else I've heard, seamless from bottom to top. As the Node 2 additionally acts as a Spotify Connect host, I tend to favour the Spotify app over the Bluesound variant. Outputs: â¦ I am choosing between a Naim Dac V1 and a Aqua La Voce S2. Re-engineered across the board to bring you bigger and bolder sound, more connectivity, and the latest WiFi and Bluetooth technologies, the ultimate wireless hi-res sound system now gives you even more ways to stream and enjoy music, movies, podcasts, and shows in clear high-fidelity. salzy I would probably use it as a control if I had it; why use two apps? A streamer. More great info. Donât think you could go wrong with either of those DACS @nowallet. Not ideal…we are currently evaluating whether or not we should return the Node2i. After initial setup, there are three ways to upgrade your Bluesound Player: 1. The Bluesound NODE 2i is an all in one Multi-Room HI-Res wireless music streamer that reinvents your HIFI systems and equipment. 3. ... Bluesound Node 2i (Image credit: Melco) 6. demoiree I bought a cable that was supposed to fit at both ends (and it does) but it seems that the Node2i does not output anything via this cable, I am sure that this is not a cable issue or an issue with the Mojo. Dear folks, Im in a fortunate position to be able to upgrade soon from my Raspberry Pi/Volumio streamer to a better and more family-friendly setup (kinda). The BlueOS App loads albums and cover art fast and is very responsive. Started Yesterday at 06:39 PM, Sound Media Group Thanks, but your option 1 is a non-starter since my DAC is also my pre-amp and therefore the connection to my power amps and that's the way it has to stay. Otherwise it's a good unit as a starting point for a streamer IMO, I however do plan on either upgrading it or running it through an external dac in the future. A pop-up will appear to start the upgrade process, or to delay the update â¦ And on non-MQA content, the DAC3 will be miles better. Started 6 hours ago, By pine weasel If you can grab one second hand you may even have surplus for more power in your system which again would improve the sound.Â, The CXN v2 is tempting but then I haven't explored separate components so a Node 2i and an external DAC has me curious. Anyone here have the Ares II and any of the components I mentioned above? A lot of wisdom here I must admit. I haven't had any experience with the node but have some Dynaudio DM3/7's which I sometimes use with the CXN.It has Burr Brown dual Dacs from memory and I find them to be a little on the bright side at times. Destroyed my Usher Mini Dancer 2's - HELP, Newby Asking What Upgrades To Match My Fyne 501's, FS: Matrix Element X DAC Preamp Streamer Amp (Nov 2020 purchase warranty receipt), FS: Audio Research Ref 6 Preamplifier (700 hours), FS: Sony MDR Z1000 closed back former flagship headphones with HM5 pads. I have had a naim nac172 and have used Chord Qutest in my]system. 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