Denon® Launches Two New Components That Bring Existing Music Systems Into the HEOS™ by Denon Wireless Multi-Room Sound Ecosystem

The HEOS Link adds HEOS multi-room audio functionality to existing audio systems or powered speakers; the HEOS Amp brings HEOS functionality to any existing pair of loudspeakers.

Mahwah, NJ (PRWEB) August 14, 2014

Denon, a leading manufacturer of high-quality home entertainment products, unveils two key new models for the HEOS by Denon wireless multi-room sound system. The HEOS Link and HEOS Amp are expected to be available in mid-August and are the first additions to the HEOS line since launching with three HEOS speakers: HEOS 3, HEOS 5 and HEOS 7.

Easily and elegantly, the HEOS Link (MSRP $349) allows users to integrate any existing music system into the HEOS by Denon “ecosystem” by bringing any existing audio products (with an input jack) that users already own into the HEOS multi-room sound system. Users simply connect the high-quality Link stereo pre-amplifier via an analog, digital coaxial or fiber-optic cable to turn any existing home cinema or music system into a wireless HEOS audio zone. What’s more, the Link lets users control select Denon receivers, integrated amplifiers or mini-systems via the HEOS App.

Meanwhile, the HEOS Amp (MSRP $499) is designed to add HEOS multi-room audio functionality to any pair of stereo loudspeakers1—perfect for outdoor, in-ceiling, floorstanding or bookshelf models—and features the same wireless ease-of-use as Denon’s HEOS speaker models. Incorporating an advanced and hugely powerful 100W Class D digital amplifier in a sleek compact chassis, the HEOS Amp delivers low distortion and high current capability.

HEOS brings Denon-quality audio to any—or all—rooms in the home. The system delivers users’ favorite music from the world’s leading online music services, smart devices, as well as PCs, Macs or NAS drives on any home network. Beautifully styled and available in black with silver accents, the range is enhanced by an optional range extender that improves or expands the user's existing home wireless network (sold separately). The whole HEOS system can simply be controlled by a single, slick state-of-the-art HEOS App, available for Apple® and Android®* devices, that allows the system to be set up incredibly easily.

The App is designed to offer comprehensive control through a simple interface, allowing system set up via a couple of taps. It lets users group speakers together, to play the same song in party mode, as well as separate rooms to play a different song in each of them: the App puts control of the whole house’s music at a persons fingertips. It gives instant command of the music in every room, letting users create and save playlists as well as check what songs are next in the lineup. Whether streaming from Spotify®, listening to tracks directly from a smartphone, or from DLNA, the HEOS App always allows for clear, intuitive control of the system, letting users name each HEOS player depending on the room it is in.

HEOS Link: Key Features

  •     Turns any receiver, amplifier or home stereo system with an input jack into a HEOS zone
  •     Plays any song in any room on demand from streaming services
  •     Users can play a source on any speaker from smart devices: streaming cloud services, directly from phone/tablet, USB, network storage, auxiliary input
  •     Users can control Denon AVRs, integrated amplifiers and mini-systems from the HEOS app
  •     12V trigger output for external device turn-on
  •     Subwoofer pre-out
  •     Does not need bridge- easy set-up
  •     Dual-band Wi-Fi
  •     Optical digital and analog inputs
  •     Coaxial and optical digital outputs
  •     Variable analog output
  •     Superior sound
  •     Easy setup
  •     State-of-the-art industrial design
  •     USB input directly to speaker
  •     Tight synchronization
  •     Easy-to-use App with three tabs- one-touch access to most-used features
  •     Users can control HEOS Link from control devices like phones and tablets
  •     Connect HEOS Link to the network using the App—no need to touch the router or any network cables
  •     Access to streaming services, Internet radio and music on a smartphone all from one App

HEOS Amp: Key Features

  •     Turns any existing pair of speakers into a HEOS zone
  •     Plays any song in any room on demand from streaming services
  •     Users can play a source on any speaker from smart devices: streaming cloud services, directly from phone/tablet, USB, network storage, auxiliary input
  •     100W x 2 Class D Amplification
  •     4-16 ohms
  •     Analog and optical digital inputs
  •     Subwoofer preout
  •     Does not need bridge—easy set-up
  •     Dual-band Wi-Fi
  •     State-of-the-art industrial design
  •     USB input directly to speaker
  •     Tight synchronization
  •     Superior sound
  •     Easy-to-use App with three tabs-one-touch access to most-used features
  •     Users can control HEOS Amp from control devices like phones and tablets
  •     Connect HEOS Amp to the network using the App—no need to touch the router or any network cables
  •     Access to streaming services, Internet radio, and music on a smartphone all from one App
  •     Users can control any pair of speakers from the HEOS App

The Denon Difference
Besides the HEOS Link and Amp, the HEOS by Denon product line includes three stunning, wireless multi-zone music players: HEOS 3 ($299), HEOS 5 ($399), and HEOS 7 ($599). Easily connect to an existing Wi-Fi network to bring Denon-quality audio to any—or all— rooms with the HEOS app, available for both iOS® and Android*. HEOS by Denon delivers a user’s favorite music from the world’s leading online music services including top cloud sources, “legacy” sources, and any smart device, to the room users want to hear the music they enjoy. In addition to the players, the HEOS Extend is an optional access point range extender and is available to improve or expand the user’s existing home wireless network (sold separately). HEOS by Denon is available at select Denon dealers and online.

The HEOS microsite is now live at: heosbydenon.com.

The youtube video is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWrisxa3YAw.

*A wireless home network is required.
1- Designed for use with wired passive speakers

About Denon Electronics
Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest-quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of pulse-code modulation (PCM) digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D+M Group. For more information visit http://www.usa.denon.com.

About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer and professional markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 900 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.

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