Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Quick Walk Through the Newly Added Products in the HEOS Line

Denon recently unveiled three new devices to the HEOS sound system. One breaks sound barriers with its state of the art signal processing, another boosts the bass with its seismic touch, and the last surrounds you with sound, not wires.

Here’s all you need to know:

The HEOS Bar!

First up is the HEOS Bar, a sleek device that breaks sound barriers with state of the art signal processing, amplification and 9 high-performance drivers. Get ready to boost your HD home cinema and music experience to the next level with this soundbar that supports the most popular surround sound formats such as high-res lossless versions of Dolby (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital & Digital Plus) and DTS (DTS-HD Master & DTS Decoding).

Straight from the announcement that signaled its coming, “the HEOS Bar is not just a superb TV soundbar, with state of the art signal processing, amplification and drivers: it's also a complete music-streaming solution, able to integrate into a HEOS multi-room system.” In other words, feel free to connect it with your other HEOS devices for a multi-room audio experience perfect for the biggest parties or the most intimate of gatherings.

As for improving your home audio, it’s a 3.0 speaker system, so it has built-in left and right channels and a center speaker, with virtual surround sound capability. This means that instead of buying and installing three separate devices, with the Bar all you have to do is connect it to your television with a single wire…and that’s it!

Being a soundbar, you also know that setup is a breeze. Simply mount it on the wall, place it underneath the television, or honestly, put it anywhere you want. And if you’re a visual person, meet the HOES Bar via a video.

The HEOS Subwoofer!

A natural complement to the HEOS Bar (or any other HEOS product), the HEOS Subwoofer is designed to work in perfect harmony with the entire HEOS range. Not only will it add a deep and powerful bass that will shake anyone and anything down to its core, but because it’s wireless and so slim, you can place it anywhere you want.

And if you’re one of the people who are wary of products until you hear the actual specs that make them great, this one’s for you. The HEOS Subwoofer has two custom-made 5-¼ inch drive units that work in combination with sophisticated class D amplification to deliver clear and powerful bass.

With a tagline to ‘Boost the Bass,’ this subwoofer will add the seismic touch needed to turn a movie into an experience and a song into a live drumming session inside of you. Even better, within the HEOS app you’ll find advanced settings for different configurations, like the dialog enhancer and the night mode, which are integrated in the HEOS Bar.

And from the same announcement that brought us the Bar, “Now users can take music and movies to the next level with the HEOS Bar and HEOS Subwoofer… the ultimate audio pairing for movie sound and music.”


Last but definitely not least is the unrivaled HEOS AVR, the first 5.1-channel AV receiver to drive your favorite speakers and any HEOS wireless speaker as surround channels. Stylish and simple, the HOES AVR “is the future of total home entertainment.” 

By now you might’ve guessed that the idea behind the AVR is to ‘Surround yourself with Sound, Not Wires.’ This is because it combines Denon’s AV-receiver tradition with multi-room streaming that gives you the impression of sitting in your favorite artist’s recording studio.

With a lot of power at its disposal, the HEOS AVR also has the latest HDMI standards under its belt. Its four HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 inputs make sure that you’re enjoying all your movies 9 4K Ultra HD. Going back to audio, it supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Need I say more? Exactly. Instead, let’s take a visual route that shows it in all its glory.

A Final Welcome to the Family

Let’s finish welcoming the new additions by relaying what all of them have in common:
  • Multi-room sound: Feel free to give each room its own sound or group multiple speakers for unified sound. After all, multi-room means multiple options.
  • App & streaming services: Wirelessly connect your HEOS devices to the HEOS app and stream music from your favorite streaming stations.
  • Amazing sound quality: Seeing as how Denon has been an audio innovator for more than 100 years, it’s no surprise to know that HEOS speakers come with pristine sound.
  • Easy Setup: Setup is as easy as pie. Why? Because HEOS devices are wireless and take no more than a couple of minutes from unboxing to listening.
Enjoy your sound!