Bluesound HUB

A versatile Network Accessory

Complete your system with the HUB, a versatile network accessory that connects to a wide variety of audio sources, allowing them to play back on any Bluesound player.

Streaming audio is more flexible than ever with the HUB. Turn any wired audio device into a multi-room player by adding a HUB to transmit music to one or many Bluesound players around the home, wirelessly. This means you can now stream virtually any audio source, anywhere.

  • Connect any wired audio source to the HUB to bring it into your Bluesound ecosystem
  • Stream your CD and vinyl collections anywhere in the house without being limited by wires or proximity
  • Low noise, wide-band moving magnet phono stage acts as a network turntable preamp for hi-res playback of vinyl
  • Use the HUB with a pair of Bluesound Pulse speakers to upgrade your TV sound
  • Enjoy five input options: HDMI eARC, Coaxial, Digital Optical, Stereo Analog and a moving magnet Phono stage to support your music devices
  • Play one analog and one digital stream simultaneously to different Bluesound or BluOS players
  • Easily choose any HUB input as the audio source for your Bluesound player with the BluOS app
  • Connect to the network with dual-band Wi-Fi or Gigabit ethernet
  • Universal USB-C plug and play power

Play Anything, Anywhere.

Easily add a Bluesound HUB to any audio source and stream it through your Bluesound multi-room music system. Enjoy your favorite music from audio sources like a turntable or CD player in any other connected room of your home.

Plenty of Connectivity Options.

Take advantage of the HUB’s wealth of digital and analog input options including HDMI eARC, Coax digital, TOSLINK optical, analog RCA, and a MM Phono input. Each HUB can simultaneously stream one digital and one analog source, and up to four HUBs can be supported on a single network.

Easy Setup. Easy Control.

The HUB is easily selectable as an input in the BluOS app. A few taps on the BluOS app allows you to control your entire multi-room system from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Minimal Wires. No Mess. No Hassle.

With a compact, minimalist design and a choice of high-speed dual-band Wi-Fi or wired Gigabit ethernet connection options, the HUB provides unlimited placement flexibility, so you don’t have to move players around or deal with wires. By keeping its USB-C connected power supply external, the HUB stays compact, creating more opportunities for you to add HUBs around the house and preserve simplicity.

A Treat for Vinyl Lovers.

Vinyl lovers will appreciate the HUB’s built-in audiophile-grade MM phono stage preamp that brings the audio from your turntable to all your Bluesound players for whole-home turntable streaming. The HUB acts as a networked low noise, wide-bandwidth phono pre-amp, delivering spectacular audio quality so you can enjoy your vinyl collection in any or every room of your home.

Specifications

Audio & Operating System

Operating System
BluOS

BluOS Controller Operating System
iOS, Android, Windows, MacOS

Control System Integrations (via software update)
Control4, Crestron, URC, RTI, ELAN, Lutron

Simultaneous Audio Streams
2 per HUB
1 x analog audio input, 1 x digital audio input

Maximum Number Units
4x HUB on single network (8 simultaneous streams)

Native Sampling Rates
up to 192 kHz

Bit Depth
16-24

Signal-to-Noise Ratio
>100 dB (Line input)
>80 dB (Phono MM input)

Distortion
<0.03% 20-20 kHz -1dBFS output

Frequency Response
20-20 kHz +/-0.3dB; 50 kHz -3dB

Connections

Power Supply
Universal USB-C Power adapter
(Input:100-240V AC/0.3A Output:5V/2A)

Ethernet/LAN
Ethernet RJ45, GigE 1000 Mbps

Wi-Fi Built In
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), 2.4/5GHz

Analog Line Input
1 x Stereo RCA

Phono Input
1 x Stereo RCA (Moving Magnet)

Optical Input
1 x TOSLINK digital optical

Coaxial Input
1 x RCA (75 ohms)

HDMI Input
HDMI eARC with CEC

USB Input
Type A (for BluOS firmware upgrade only)

Audio Output
Network

Features

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

Status Indicator
Front Panel LED

Function Button
Front Panel Function Button

Power Consumption
0.5W Network Standby

General

Finish
Black; Matte Satin Paint

Version
CB130

Product Dimensions
143 x 153 x 45mm (W x D x H)
5.6 x 6 x 1.8 in (W x D x H)*
* Non-metric measurements are approximate.

Weight
0.63kg / 1.39 lbs

Included Accessories
5V Power Adapter
3 x International Plug Adapters
USB-C Power Cable
Ethernet Cable
Mounting Template
Safety/Warranty Guide
Quick Setup Guide