Denon® Announces Wireless Multi-Room-Sound with HEOS by Denon

June 01, 2014

Launch the app, Choose the room, Pick the songs, Share the Enjoyment with Denon audio quality- beautifully designed, easy-to-use speakers— users connect with an existing home Wi-Fi network to hear what they want, wherever they want

Mahwah, NJ. (June 2, 2014) - Denon Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, announces an exciting new wireless multi-room sound system, HEOS by Denon. Easily connect to an existing Wi-Fi network to bring Denon-quality audio to any—or all— rooms with a state-of-the-art smart device application available for both iOS and Android*. Through elegantly designed, compact wireless speakers, HEOS by Denon delivers 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. HEOS by Denon is expected to be available in late June at select Denon dealers and online.

The HEOS by Denon product launch includes three stunning, wireless multi-zone music players (MSRP range from $329-$699). These incredible music players offer easy access to the most popular cloud music services and familiar Wi-Fi setup. With a single app, users can control the whole home, available from iPhone and Android devices. An optional access point range extender will be available to improve or expand the users existing home wireless network (sold separately).

“HEOS by Denon represents the next evolution in products from Denon, a company that for over 100 years is still leading in sound quality, new technologies and innovative products that not only appeal, but anticipate what consumers are looking for,” said Brendon Stead, Denon’s vice president of product development. “The great-looking HEOS Multi-Room Wireless Speaker plays music contained on your smartphone. If you have more than one speaker, they can work as a multi-room system for your entire home. It’s the ideal audio set-up transferring Denon’s music experience to today’s busy consumer, allowing them to enjoy their favorite cloud music services to the fullest.”

The Denon Difference: What Makes HEOS by Denon Amaze Your World

Sound
Let’s start with the sound, Denon’s premier audio quality. Denon brings over eight years of development combined with over 100 years of experience as a leader in audio innovation to the design of HEOS by Denon. Here’s why the new system’s sound quality stands alone:

  • Audiophile-level synchronization. The system is designed with new technology that makes for an incredible level of synchronization, a level even audiophiles can appreciate.
  • State-Of-the-Art audio DSP optimization. Denon partnered with Waves Audio, the world's leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing (DSP) technologies. The Denon Multi-Room-Sound will use embedded MaxxAudio® by Waves, a sophisticated sound enhancement suite customized to provide top-of-the-line sound quality for an optimized listening experience.
  • Superior acoustic design. Denon’s audio expertise has evolved to meet the unique needs of today’s connected music consumer.

Easy to Use
Open the box and HEOS by Denon comes to life with its simple, intuitive and well-designed whole home control via the Denon Controller app for iOS and Android. This makes it easy and convenient to set up and operate the players through frequently used wireless devices. Working with any existing home Wi-Fi network, the players connect effortlessly to a home network. Truly within minutes users can begin enjoying the sound of their favorite music filling the room—no Ethernet cable required.

The Wi-Fi connection is key to great playback and sound quality and Denon’s dual-band Wi-Fi uses modern Wi-Fi networks to their fullest advantage. The system integrates dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi to provide long range and bandwidth, giving the freedom and flexibility to place HEOS by Denon Multi-Room-Wireless Sound products anywhere in your home. The Denon system avoids common sources of interference from single-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth devices, microwave ovens, baby monitors and cordless phones.

If users need to overcome difficult Wi-Fi conditions created by poor Wi-Fi range or have a need to create a network for the first time, Denon offers a Range Extender. The HEOS Extend differs in that it strengthens the entire home network for all Wi-Fi devices.


Content and Playback
Once set up, sit back and enjoy your experience with access to the world’s leading online music services. With USB, the HEOS by Denon Multi-Room-Wireless Sound system allows users to also stream music collections stored on a hard drive and thumb drive. Play content locally, to another Denon wireless speaker, or to all Denon wireless speakers with playback times that don’t miss a beat when it comes to responsiveness.

HEOS by Denon Multi-Room Wireless Sound System will follow up the initial product launch introduction with pre-amp/amp expansion products. The pre-amp and amplifier products will allow for functionality of legacy audio products. The amps drive passive speaker systems and give you the ability to create additional zones of audio. These are expected to be available in the months following the initial release and into 2015, and beyond. Products will be available at select Denon dealers and online at Denon.com.

*A wireless home network is required.


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 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, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 1,500 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.

All product and brand names with a trademark symbol (except MaxxAudio which is a registered trademark of Waves Audio Ltd.) are trademarks or registered trademarks of D+M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries.


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