Bluesound Node 2i is a wireless high-res music streamer with plenty of features built into it and that includes a dedicated subwoofer output. With this, we can connect an active subwoofer, enabling the sound system to produce powerful and more impactful bass responses. The question now is which subwoofers should we go for.
We have prepared a list of subwoofers to choose from and match with your Bluesound Node 2i. We also have taken their price points into consideration. You should work out your subwoofer requirements first before proceeding. Requirements such as preferring higher bass output over quality, sub-bass frequencies of down to 20Hz, size of the subwoofer, and others. These requirements will also help you to decide which sub to go for so please take some time to consider them.
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Best Subwoofers for Bluesound Node 2i
SVS SB-1000 Pro will be a solid candidate to be a subwoofer partner for your Bluesound Node 2i. This is an amazing entry-level sealed cabinet subwoofer, well suited for music playbacks as it is capable of delivering tight and accurate deep bass frequencies. It has a 12″ bass driver and has an impressive frequency response of 20Hz to 270Hz. To reach down to 20Hz bass extension and at such a modest price, the SVS SB-1000 Pro is certainly worthy of your consideration.
The Rythmik Audio L12 is one of the best sealed cabinet subwoofers to go for and pair up with the Bluesound Node 2i. Like the SVS SB-1000 Pro, the L12 is an excellent entry-level sealed subwoofer. Using the company’s direct servo technology, it is capable of delivering agile and articulate bass performances without sounding bloated. With just a 12″ bass driver, the Rythmik Audio L12 is able to deliver low frequencies below 20Hz bass extension. It will be suitable for most music genres.
For listeners who are facing space constraints and still prefer to use sealed cabinet subwoofers then the Kanto SUB6 will be an ideal choice for you. This is a very compact 6″ subwoofer and you can easily find a spot for it. The Kanto SUB6 also looks modern and sleek, making it aesthetically matching to your Bluesound Node 2i music streamer. Surprisingly, for such a small sealed subwoofer, the SUB6 is still able to deliver deep low frequencies of down to 35Hz bass extension.
The HSU Research VTF-2 MK5 is a powerful entry-level hybrid subwoofer to partner up with your Bluesound Node 2i. It has a 12-inch front-firing woofer with two front-firing bass ports. You can switch to the sealed mode or leave 1 port (or 2 ports) open, giving you flexibility when listening to different genres of music. HSU Research VTF-2 MK5 has a short-term power of up to 1400 Watts which is very high for a ported subwoofer at this price point.
SVS PB-1000 Pro is one of the best ported subwoofers to aim for, it will definitely be a worthy match for your Bluesound Node 2i music streamer. In its “Standard” tuning mode, the PB-1000 Pro delivers high bass output to cater to listeners who prefer quantity. If you decide that you want slightly tighter bass transients, switching over to “Sealed” tuning mode would help. The SVS PB-1000 Pro is a capable and powerful ported sub, it can reach down to 17Hz bass extension and has a peak power of up to 820+ Watts.
The Polk Audio PSW10 is one of the best budget subwoofers to go for if you don’t wish to spend much on an active sub. This is an incredibly highly rated ported subwoofer, partly due to its affordable price tag. It delivers a pretty tight bass performance and would be a suitable match with the Bluesound Node 2i. The agility of the PSW10 is rather nimble and also makes it ideal for music listening. The budget ported subwoofer does have its limitations but at this price, we can’t really complain.
If you are using your Bluesound Node 2i inside a medium or large-sized listening room, you probably would need a bigger subwoofer with more amplifier power. The SVS SB-3000 is an extremely powerful 13″ sealed subwoofer, with a whopping peak power of up to 2500+ Watts. It is an agile performer, able to deliver articulate low frequencies and go below 20Hz bass extension. The sub-bass performance of the SVS SB-3000 is taut, dynamic, and doesn’t sound bloated or sluggish. The musicality of the SB-3000 will be a good match with the Bluesound Node 2i high-res streamer.
To Sum It Up
We will suggest shortlisting and auditioning sealed cabinet subwoofers if you prefer tight and powerful bass performances. If you like higher bass output then a ported subwoofer would be more suitable for you. You can choose to go for hybrid subs if you are unsure whether you want a ported or sealed subwoofer. The Bluesound Node 2i has an impressive and punchy bass response, having a subwoofer will help bring this sonic trait out. Do check out this blog post if you are looking for a DAC to match with your Bluesound Node 2i.