USB output on latest Bluesound Node

I have the latest Bluesound Node, not the X, and it has  the usb output. I normally  run coax from it to my Oppo 205. Out of curiosity I thought I would try the usb output because some people claim better sound from the usb.  Well I get absolutely no sound when plugged into my Oppo 205 usb input.  I know I’m not the only one with this issue as an online search shows other people with the same problem. I tried changing some settings but no luck. Seems like what I can gather it’s just not compatible with some DACs for whatever reason.  I contacted Bluesound about it and they were very quick to respond but could not offer a solution to this issue.  Not a problem as I’ll just continue to use the coax but just curious if anyone here had the same issue and if they managed to correct the problem.


Sounds like you know what you're dealing with but I'll ask just in case:  are you sure you aren't plugged into a USP port that is an input port for firmware upgrades?  I think the old nodes had that.

Best of luck


@dinosore Thank you for catching my mistake; my Node is indeed an N130.

Sorry for the bad info!