HEOS® by Denon Updates Product Line
Anywhere sounds amazing with the popular wireless multi-room system

April 18, 2016










Mahwah, NJ (April 19, 2016) – Denon® Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, announces that it is making significant upgrades to its popular HEOS wireless multi-room sound system. Introduced by Denon in 2014, the HEOS series continues to evolve to meet consumer demand as the popularity of wireless multi-room sound systems grow. Effective today, the HEOS family of speakers, pre-amp and amp will be adding Bluetooth® accessibility - giving consumers the choice of utilizing either Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth to play music through their HEOS system.

In addition to the Bluetooth, HEOS will now feature compatibility with high-resolution audio files for the ultimate listening experience. Users can listen to uncompressed WAV (PCM), ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) and FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) music files up to 24-bit/192-kHz over network or USB. And coming soon users will also be able to listen to DSD (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD) and AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format) audio tracks all in the convenience of their home. The new platform includes an ARM A9 1.25 GHz Processor with 512 MB of flash memory combined with 256 MB of RAM.

“We are pleased to introduce this new upgrade to our HEOS platform that brings high resolution audio playback, built in Bluetooth, and a significant increase in processing power that will intensify performance and support new features that we can’t wait to bring to the HEOS family!” said Brendon Stead, SVP product development at Denon. “Consumers are embracing our HEOS line of products, and we are looking forward to making the platform even better with new software features.”

Denon introduced the series with three speakers and a HEOS Wi-Fi extender. Since that time, the HEOS line has announced additional product line extensions including an indoor/outdoor speaker, soundbar with subwoofer, pre-amp, amp and whole home multi-zone amplifier to the series.

Now HEOS brings Denon-quality audio to any—or all—rooms in the home by easily connecting via Bluetooth or an existing Wi-Fi network through the HEOS app, available for iOS, Android™ and Fire™ devices. It instantly gives users multi-room audio control at their fingertips, commanding music in every room from any HEOS device. Another bonus is the ability to stream the Bluetooth content from one speaker to other speakers over the Wi-Fi Network and add one new HEOS HS2 device to an existing HEOS product without concern of compatibility issues.

They can use HEOS to group several rooms together and play the same song- perfectly synchronized through advanced technology. Or play a different song in every room when everyone wants to listen to their own tune.

And HEOS flawlessly delivers users’ favorite music from the world’s leading cloud sources like Spotify®, Pandora®, TuneIn, Rhapsody™, iHeart Radio, TIDAL, SiriusXM, Soundcloud® and Amazon Music. Users also have the ability to stream content stored on their smart devices, PCs, Macs or NAS drives on any home network.

In the future, the Denon HEOS series will continue to expand with new and innovative products. The HEOS multi-room wireless sound system is available at select Denon dealers. For more information visit www.heosbydenon.com. And join Denon on Facebook, Twitter at @DenonAmerica and YouTube.

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 900 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries.

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