Although I had not tried to configure the Node 2 to do gapless playback, I did not know if it would or not. Here is the "official word" from Bluesound below...
Hope this helps. BTW I have many different file types in my personal audio library. So far, the Node 2 has played them all without any problems or glitches. It's nice to be able to have over 14,000 tracks available to me on an Iphone as my remote controller.
Hey I had a Squeezebox some time ago and I liked it..but I would say the Node 2 is far better. Much easier to control music with computer, ipad or smartphone. A really good dac and integration for an external dac. An integration with Roon, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, etc. I use Spotify and might try Tidal’s HQA files. The ability to have many kinds of digital files on your own HDD- FLAC, AAC, ALAC, WAC, AIFF, WMA, WMA-L, OGG and MP3 available for playback (I have over 14k songs on my WD MyCloud HDD!) Up to 24/192 hi-rez playback and can play HQA files. Also the Node 2 has a really fast ARM Cortex processor. All that and great customer service has given me much admiration and respect for NAD, parent company.
The Node does also....sound great. It sounds as good as my redbook CD player, sometimes better.
Thanks again, 2psyop. I use the SBT with a DAC, a highly modded Beresford called the Superberry by K-Works, a local modder. It sounds very good, but my original SBT died, while Logitec still supported it, so they sent me a new one. I know that won’t be an option next time. I also have a server with over 18,000 tracks, and I am concerned about compatibility. Almost all of them are Red Book resolution, with a handful of 96/24. But I will soon have the ability to rip my vinyl in hi-res, up to 24/192, so it may be time to dump the SBT. BTW, I have a free Android app that allows me to control the SBT from my phone (Squeezer). I also really like the random track and random album options on the SBT. Does the Node2 offer those?
One basic menu on the Node 2 allows one to chose a few different options such as all albums, all artists, all songs, or select the file folders on your HD.
It is not as comprehensive as say, Itunes, because Itunes had many search functions. I spoke with a tech at Bluesound and he stated they will continue to make improvements on the gui and software.