Denon Heos is Here to Stay

HEOS is the latest in wireless wholehouse audio system from Denon it gives you access to all your music, and, you can add other users to the line-up to vary the playlist or personalize the room according to the user.  Stream from your favorite music service, phone or network.

Here is what some of the blogs are saying about Heos.

Denon HEOS hands one

Multi-room audio has been a real sector of growth over the past 12-18 months. From Kickstarter campaigns from the likes of Musaic and Bluesound HD to big name propositions from Samsung and Panasonic, it seems Sonos may soon have serious competition on its hands in a market it once had all to itself.

The newest brand to throw its name into the multi-room hat is Denon with its HEOS by Denon system. Coming from a company with a history so steeped in hi-fi, it’s a promising proposition that only keeps growing.

The HEOS by Denon system is currently made up of eight parts – four speakers, the HEOS 1, 3, 5 and 7, the HEOS Amp, HEOS Link pre-amp, the HEOS Extend wi-fi extender and the Home Cinema soundbar.

The HEOS 1 is the baby of the family and the smallest speaker, while the HEOS 3 is rather like Sonos’s Play: 3, it can be used both horizontally and vertically, and can be paired with another HEOS 3 to make a stereo pair. It packs dual custom full-range drivers and a two-channel digital amp, and will set you back $299, the same cost as its Sonos rival.

A little bigger is the HEOS 5, which has a carrying handle for easy manoeuvring around the house. It features four dedicated class D amplifiers, two custom-designed tweeters, two mid-range drivers and a passive radiator. UK pricing for this will be $299.

Finally, the big brother family is the HEOS 7, which packs some serious power thanks to its subwoofer, two full-range drivers, two tweeters and two passive radiators, the resulting combination of which will cost $599