Denon comes Home with new HEOS-enabled range of three speakers
Building upon 110 years of hi-fi heritage, Denon has announced it will be introducing its all-new Home range of wireless multi-room speakers in early 2020.
The three speaker models, including Home 150, Home 250, and Home 350 melds clean, modern industrial design with the latest technology and connectivity. According to Denon, “it's never been simpler to set up a stunning multi-room system that sounds like no other.”
All three models in the range feature streaming services including Spotify Free or Premium, Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer and more via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth. With HEOS built-in, you can also group other HEOS-compatible devices. Home products also work with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.
High-res audio is no stranger to the Denon Home range, with support for Gapless playback of high-resolution files including 192kHz/24-bit FLAC, WAV, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz via Network or rear USB port.
Setup is simple via the free HEOS app, which also allows for stereo pairing when you group two Denon Home products as the left and right channel of a stereo pair.
Denon's all-new design and styling for the Home range features a buttonless panel with a proximity sensor that causes the touch controls to illuminate when your hand moves near. Three or six (depending on the model) Quick Select buttons offer one-press access to your favourite internet radio stations.
Available in both white or black finishes, the range starts with the Home 150 which is the smallest of the trio. Despite its diminutive size and compact footprint, the Home 150 is said to deliver surprisingly impactful sound from its two-way combination of the 3.5-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter.
Stepping up to the Home 250, there's a little more scale and power thanks to a pair of tweeters which are angled for wider sound dispersion and two 4-inch woofers. The speakers are driven by four power amplifiers in a stereo configuration, underpinned by a 5.25-inch passive bass radiator.
The beast of the lineup is the Home 350 which features six channels of amplification feeding two 6.5-inch woofers, a pair of 2-inch mid-range drivers, and two tweeters for what the company claims is the ultimate expression of the Denon sound from a single box.
Denon Home pricing has not yet been confirmed but will be announced ahead of the planned March 2020 release date.
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