HEOS Link

HEOS LINK is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 48.
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  • Plays High Resolution Audio
  • Bluetooth® Integrated
  • Turn any stereo system into a wireless zone
  • Play your favorite music from a range of streaming services as well as your smartphone, tablet, USB drives or other external device
  • Control your Denon receiver, integrated amplifier or mini system right from the HEOS app
  • Now available – control with Amazon Alexa voice commands.

MSRP:

Features - HEOS Link

HEOS wireless pre-amplifier: turn any stereo system into a wireless zone.

The HEOS Link is part of the HEOS wireless multi-room sound system that enables you to enjoy your favorite music anywhere and everywhere around your home. By utilizing your existing wireless home network and the HEOS app on your iOS or Android device, you can explore, browse, and play music from your own music library, from online streaming music services, and from thousands of internet radio stations.

With the HEOS Link, you can add HEOS multi-room audio to an existing music or home theater audio system, and you can play different songs in different rooms or the same song in every room.

The versatile HEOS Link features built-in dual band "N" wireless technology for quick and easy connection to your home network. In addition to the built-in wireless function, the HEOS Link is also equipped with an RJ-45 Ethernet port for hard wire connection to your LAN. The USB port lets you connect a portable USB drive, and you can also use the USB connection to charge your portable device.

In addition to the stereo pre-amp outputs, there's also a sub output for connection to a powered subwoofer. Both coaxial and optical digital audio outputs are included for compatibility with the widest range of equipment, and the unit features an optical digital audio input. The HEOS Link is also equipped with a stereo line input (via RCA jacks) as well as an additional auxiliary input with a 3.5mm jack for direct connection to a portable player.

As with our HEOS wireless speaker models, you'll be able to stream your favorite music tracks and control the HEOS Link with our HEOS App, which is available in both iOS and Android versions. With the HEOS App, you can choose to listen to music tracks on your smartphone, tablet or portable audio player, and you also can listen to your choice of internet radio stations, and you can also listen to your favorite music streaming service.

Our exclusive digital technology provides precise audio synchronization (within microseconds) to ensure top audio fidelity and stereo imaging quality.

And, the HEOS Link provides additional convenience for owners of Denon audio components or systems. Connect the included infrared emitter to the HEOS Link IR output and place it so that it's near the front panel of your Denon component. Or, if your Denon has a direct IR input jack, you can connect the HEOS Link via the supplied IR direct cable. Then, via the HEOS App, you can turn your Denon system on and select the appropriate input and enjoy your favorite music tracks. You can choose to listen to different songs in different rooms or play the same song in all rooms. There's also a 12V trigger output that lets you connect the HEOS Link to other devices or products that feature a 12V trigger input, such as motorized drapes or a drop-down motorized front projection screen.

The HEOS Link stereo pre-amplifier enclosure, elegantly features stylish silver accents, and for convenience, there are volume and mute controls discreetly placed on the side panel.

  • TURN ANY RECEIVER, AMPLIFIER OR HOME STEREO SYSTEM INTO A HEOS ZONE
  • NOW OFFERING HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO DELIVERING THE ULTIMATE LISTENING EXPERIENCE OVER NETWORK OR USB ALL IN THE CONVENIENCE OF YOUR HOME.
  • PLAY ANY SONG IN ANY ROOM ON DEMAND FROM STREAMING SERVICES VIA BLUETOOTH OR WI-FI AUDIO STREAMING Bluetooth® on the HEOS wireless multi-room sound system.
  • DENON AVR, HIFI AND MINI POWER, INPUT AND VOLUME CONTROL
  • 12V TRIGGER OUTPUT FOR EXTERNAL DEVICE TURN-ON
  • SUBWOOFER PRE-OUT
  • OPTICAL DIGITAL AND ANALOG INPUTS
  • COAXIAL AND OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUTS
  • VARIABLE ANALOG OUTPUT
  • MULTI-ROOM FUNCTION
  • SUPERIOR SOUND
  • EASY TO USE APP
  • EASY SETUP
  • PLAY AND SOURCE ON ANY SPEAKER FROM ANY SMART DEVICE: STREAMING CLOUD SERVICES, DIRECTLY FROM PHONE/TABLET, USB, NETWORK STORAGE, AUX IN.
  • BETTER INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

All HEOS speakers feature:

MULTI-ROOM SOUND

Every room can have its own HEOS sound. Or, group multiple speakers to fill the house with the same song. Multi-room means multiple options.
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APPS & STREAMING SERVICES

Cloud music, streaming music and your music library—all your favorite sources are supported by this amazing FREE app.
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AMAZING SOUND QUALITY

It’s no accident that HEOS speakers produce pristine sound. They are engineered by the experts at Denon, innovators in audio for more than 100 years.
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EASY SETUP

It’s amazing how quickly you can start listening to your HEOS speakers. Place your speakers, and you will be listening to music in minutes. It’s really that simple.
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HEOS + Alexa — Speak Your Commands

Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.

To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa app and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa, discover my devices.”

With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can stream to this product and any other HEOS-enabled device. Play music from Pandora, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music Unlimited, Tidal, Napster, Spotify, Deezer and SiriusXM. All you have to do is ask.

Specs - HEOS Link

Audio System

Power Amplifier Rated output _

Analog output Output level FIX : 2.0 Vrms (10 kΩ/kohms)/Variable

Total Distortion ANALOG IN: 0.01 %(1 kHz)

SN ratio: ANALOG IN 90 dB (Audible Range)

Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz : ±0.5 dB

Music Sources

Music Services Supported Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, Napster, SiriusXM, Amazon Music, Tidal, iHeartRadio, Deezer, Mood:Mix and SoundCloud with more coming soon.
Subject to availability in your area

Music Stored On Phone/Tablet iTunes music stored locally on your iOS device or music files on your Android or Kindle Fire device.

NAS (Network Attached Storage) Play from your home network: DLNA compliant.

Audio outputs Analog (variable/fixed), Digital coax, Fiber optic.

USB Storage Connected to the HEOS Link or other HEOS player.

Aux Input Analog or optical digital sources connected to the HEOS Link or other HEOS players.

Music Downloads DRM-free downloads from any service.
Subject to audio format support

Album Art Supported JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF picture formats. Internet Radio Supported: Streaming AAC, MP3, WMA (via the TuneIn service).

Audio Formats Supported WMA: Up to and including 192kbps
AAC and MP3: Up to and including 320kbps
WAV, ALAC and FLAC: Up to and including 24-bit/192kHz.
DSD: 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz

Bluetooth Supported Play on one speaker or add other HEOS speakers in party mode.

Internet Radio Supported Streaming AAC, MP3, WMA (via the TuneIn service).

Networking

Wireless Connectivity Supports latest dual band wireless networks (including 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standards).

Wired Connectivity Single RJ-45 jack for connection to wired Ethernet

General

Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz

Weight 2.9lbs

Operating Temperature Range 41°F to 95°F

Dimensions (H x W x D) 2.91in x 6.14in x 5.83in

Product Finish Gunmetal Silver front, top and back panels with black sides.

Package Contents HEOS Link
Power cable
3.5mm setup cable
Ethernet cable
Quick Start Guide
RCA cable
IR emitter cable
IR direct cable

Buttons and Indicators Volume up/down
Mute / Mute button LED indicator
Multicolored LED status indicator
Network ‘connect’ button (rear)
Bluetooth ‘connect’ button (rear)

Downloads - HEOS Link

pdf file
Online Manual
pdf file
Owner's Manual - English

4.47 MB
12/20/2016

pdf file
Owner's Manual - Spanish

4.46 MB
12/20/2016

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - English

2.86 MB
4/7/2016

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - Spanish

2.86 MB
4/7/2016

pdf file
Specification Sheet - English

4.37 MB
9/25/2016

Videos - HEOS Link

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Reviews And Awards - HEOS Link

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior quality. As a integrator, by far superior than Sonos, way more connectivity, better UI, quality you can expect from a company thats been many years in the custom industry. I see several negative reviews on how they have so many problems... but what all these do it yourselfers don’t understand that this system works off your network, so step one would be to make sure your network coverage is good across your whole house, so in most cases you need network access points, real ones that plug in through internet ports not the bandaids you buy at best buy and plug in to your wall outlet. So if you have a solid internet network expect the heos system to work flawlessly and far supperior than sonos in sound and connectivety
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great hardware--terrible compatibility This unit was recommended to meet at my local Hi-Fi shop. I have really enjoyed the sound quality and found it really easy to use. But what I really cannot stand about this unit is the fact that none of the supported apps allow you to do anything other than stream radio stations. For instance, if I purchase an album on Amazon Music, I cannot stream that album through the Heos app. Instead, I have to manually download it and put it on a shared music server or a thumb drive. Not good options. I wish Denon could do some better negotiating with the major streaming services.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well made, lots of connections, mediocre app The good - this thing can connect to almost anything. It's got connections for miles. it also has most of the music services. It would be great to have access to Google Music, but other than that it covers the bases well. The bad - the app is still buggy. It struggles with playing something that has been paused, or controlling after my phone has been dormant for a while. I almost always have to shut the app down and restart it to make it work again. It also does not like restarting most streams from a dormant state. If you were listening to something a few hours ago and simply want to restart play it usually doesn't work. The worst offense, however, is the lack of a sleep timer!
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Own Several Heos Amps & Links I purchased several of the Heos Amps and Links to be a simple way to get music throughout my homes interior and patio. The App is so buggy and the devices are constantly lost or music erroneously stops playing. Resetting, starting over, etc., etc. I sure wish we went with Sonos - the reviews are better and the software gets required updates. I have so much Denon stuff in my home aerosol already I felt this was the way to go. Really frustrating - non-seamless stuff...
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, could be great! Ok, lest skip over the HEOS software itself which could be improved. Let’s talk about the link. Functionality wise, hardware wise, no issues so far. However, when adding it to an existing entertainment system, ESPECIALLY when it is a DENON receiver, why can’t I have my link control the zone 2 of a DENON receiver the way an HEOS native multi zone receiver can! This is a big oversight or an intentional crippling of the device which is extremely unfortunate. IT ABSOLUTELY NEEDS TO CONTROL ALL ZONES and show up in the app the way it does for an HEOS Receiver. Also, go ahead and add codes to other receivers as well so someone does not have to replace a recent av receiver but still be able to create an HEOS syste, with a Lin and other HEOS products.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. I almost spent 2500 on a Aurender n100h till a vendor sold me on this product. It allowed me to use the spotify app as well as iheart, pandora etc, so many apps, and the sound is very good. The app is easy to use. It was a bit confusing learning how to add the link to my system. I connected it via coaxial digital cable to my opponent udk205 input and all I had to do was turn the oppo on and choose that input. Soon hopefully spotty with go to lossless but till then the sound is rich and bass is slamming. I have a very expensive system. Von schweikert vr7's, maranta 8802a, ATI 6002 amp, 2x7 channel outlaw audio 7900,s, ps audio p10, etc. IT sounds GOOD. And I get to keep using spotty which is the best app for discovering new music hands down.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst app ever The app makes this product worthless. This is not very serious from Denon. Connection is lost before the song is finished, crashing all the time, must do setups all the time...this is just poor app development ... Even the navigation is poor, the "back" button is closing the app?? Read the app reviews before you buy this!!
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from there must be better sound systems!!! there is no reason that this unit should continue to automatically shut off after a few hours, or sometimes after an hour.... the tech support people have no ability to address this issue. very diappointing
Date published: 2017-04-01
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Q&A - HEOS Link

I have 2 Active Speakers (Event Audio) connected to the TV. Could you advise me on how to integrate the HEOS Link with this setup, please? Additionally, can I use an Active sub-woofer with this setup?

Asked by: saikiranbandaru
Hello saikiranbandaru, The Event Speakers cannot be connected to the HEOS Link. They are Pro Audio speakers, they have XLR connections, which the Link does not have. The Link is meant to be connected to an AV Receiver to stream music to it.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-06-26

My smaller Heos box doesn't show the blue light any more and does not work. The bigger box doesnt appear to want to talk to the smaller. It is plugged in and not really any buttonsto push

Asked by: Graeme
Hello Graeme, Please call us at 201-762-6665 M-F 10am-7pm EST. Our service techs will be able to assist you.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-06-08

My Heos link will no longer stream from Tidal, the error message is, "unable to stream from tidal try again later" however I can search and select music no problem. My iPad that I use to connect can stream music from tidal directly but not via the Heos.

Asked by: Lindsay
Hello Lindsay, Please give us a call at 201-762-6665 M-F 10am-7pm EST if you are still having issues. I believe there was an issue with Tidal two weeks ago. Not a HEOS problem but Tidal themselves.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-06-07

Is there a audio delay between the optical out and the analog out due to digital to analog conversion ?

Asked by: Christian
Hello Christian, No, you will not notice any latency issues either way.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-06-06

I have a AVR-2112CI with Apple TV. I want to be able to add Heos speakers in various rooms. Will a link allow this? Will all speakers be able to play at the same time and can I also have different zones play different things at the same time? 

Asked by: Cmoore
Hello Cmoore, You would need to use Multiple Links if you have multiple zones that need to be played.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-04-11

Can I connect a Satellite Receiver or DVD Audio to the Heos Link and play through Heos Speakers??

Asked by: Jay25
Hello Jay25, Correct, you will be able to connect via the Optical in, Audio R and L in, or Aux in. Then select everything through the HEOS app.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-03-08

Does Heos Link support Google Play?

Asked by: Kerry
Hello Kerry, No, the HEOS products do not support Google Play.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-02-06

House is set up with 3 wireless zones with 3 HEOS amps. Adding a link to home audio system in living room, optical out to the wired receiver. Will I be able to add the home audio speakers to my 3 current zones and together without any sound delay? 

Asked by: Brandon1028
Hello Brandon1028, You will be able to have your existing receiver playing the same thing as the 3 other HEOS zones with no delay.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-02-06
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FAQ - HEOS Link

  • WHAT IS HEOS BY DENON?
    HEOS by Denon is a Wireless Multi-Room Sound System comprising a family of great-sounding music players for your whole home. There is a free app to control them from your iOS, Android or Kindle phone or tablet. You can enjoy your favorite streaming music services, internet radio or your own music collection and set-up is a breeze. More
  • WHAT MAKES HEOS SPEAKERS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WIRELESS SPEAKERS?
    HEOS is a true multi-room system. You can play the same song in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room. These are distinct advantages over other wireless systems such as Airplay and Bluetooth. HEOS uses standard home wireless technology so you can use your existing router without the need for any new equipment such as a bridging device. The wireless range and sound quality is far superior to Bluetooth and any device on your network running the free HEOS app can control every speaker. Only HEOS comes with 100 years of audio expertise from Denon. More
  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 4 HEOS SPEAKERS?
    The HEOS 1 compact enclosure features humidity resistance, making the HEOS 1 ideal for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as the bathroom. The HEOS 3 is a dual driver design with 2 Class D amp channels ideal for small to medium-sized rooms. The HEOS 5 is a 5 driver system with 4 active drivers (dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters) powered by 4 Class D amp channels, along with a passive radiator. It is ideal for medium to large rooms. The HEOS 7 features 7 drivers including dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters and an active sub-woofer, powered by 5 Class D amp channels, along with dual passive radiators. HEOS 7 includes a headphone output. The streaming functionalities, USB and Aux inputs are identical for all models. More
  • WHICH HEOS SPEAKER IS RIGHT FOR MY ROOM?
    All HEOS speakers provide an amazing music experience. Generally, HEOS 7 is suggested for large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes or any enthusiast who wants the deepest bass and highest output; HEOS 5 for medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms and offices or smaller living rooms; and HEOS 3 for small to medium sized rooms, such as bedrooms, offices or kitchens. The HEOS 1, because of its humidity resistance, is perfect for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as a bathroom. If you add the HEOS 1 Go Pack, you can even take your speaker to the park. More
  • WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO MAKE HEOS WORK IN MY HOME?
    You'll need to download the free HEOSbyDenon app on iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 5 or higher, Android smartphone or tablet running Android 2.3 or higher or Kindle. You will need a wireless network and internet connection and a mobile device connected to the wireless network. More
  • WHAT MUSIC SOURCES DOES HEOS SUPPORT?
    Spotify, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, TIDAL, SoundCloud, Deezer, Mood:Mix and Amazon Music plus music on your phone or tablet, USB storage and analog sources. More
  • CAN I USE TWO HEOS SPEAKERS IN A STEREO PAIR?
    You can use two HEOS 1, two HEOS 3, two HEOS 5, or two HEOS 7 speakers as a stereo pair. More
  • HOW MANY HEOS SPEAKERS CAN BE USED AT ONE TIME?
    The system can support up to 32 HEOS music players on the network at once. More
  • WHAT IS THE FREE HEOS ACCOUNT AND WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?
    Your HEOS account remembers all your settings and preferences such as all your music service logins and HEOS playlists. When you'd like to add multiple phone or tablet controllers to your system, you only need to sign in to each new device with your HEOS user name and password. Instantly all your music services and HEOS playlists are available in the new controller too. If you prefer, we support multiple HEOS accounts in a single household. This way, every family member can enjoy their own personalized e.g. Pandora or Spotify account settings and still share all the same Wi-Fi speakers at home. More
  • WHERE CAN I PURCHASE HEOS?
    An authorized HEOS dealer can be found using the following link on the HEOS website: authorized dealers.More