Does the Bluesound Node have a DAC?
Bluesound’s feature-packed DAC brings the world of high-res audio, including multiroom streaming, to existing systems at an affordable price. Streaming DACs provide a quick and easy way to upgrade an existing hi-fi rig and make it compatible with all the advanced services available to a 21st century music enthusiast.
How do I bypass Bluesound Node DAC?
I contacted Bluesound Tech and they said that DSD was not supported. But that I could bypass the DAC by “in order to bypass your Node 2i’s internal DAC to your external DAC, navigate to Settings> Player > Audio > Enable Output Level Fixed and Enable MQA External DAC.”
What kind of DAC is in Bluesound node 2i?
The DAC chip is a Texas / Burr Brown PCM 5242 32 bit / 384 kHz MQA compatible dac (it has to be, because Bluesound is MQA compatible). It is a stereo dac chip with a differential output.