Denon HEOS Wireless Soundbar and Subwoofer announced
Heos Bar and Woofer scheduled for April 2017 release in the USA
Denon has introduced the HEOS wireless soundbar and HEOS subwoofer, in the USA, and it would be no surprise to see them land on these shores, sooner rather than later.
The HEOS Bar integrates with Denon’s multi-room system so it not only plays music from the user's own library, but also direct from a phone via Bluetooth, and via streaming services from the world’s leading cloud sources like Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, TIDAL, Soundcloud and Amazon Music.
The HEOS Bar is not just a TV soundbar, says Denon, it's also a complete music-streaming solution, able to integrate into a HEOS multi-room system. It's a three-channel design, suitable for screens over 50 inches and able to be used on a shelf or wall-mounted, and uses nine ‘high-performance’ drivers in a 45-degree configuration to spread sound around the room.
The same Denon DSP technology used in Denon’s AVRs is also included in the soundbar to create virtual surround sound. This unique processing decodes surround sound audio and uses processing algorithms to give the impression of 5.1 channel audio without surround speakers being installed. The Bar can be also integrated with a pair of HEOS speakers as well as the equally wire-free HEOS Subwoofer for a more authentic home surround experience.
Four 4K-compatible HDMI 2.0a inputs make it suitable for use with multi-source ultra high definition AV systems while Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master are also included.
The new HEOS Subwoofer is designed to work in harmony with the entire HEOS range, from wireless speakers to the new AV products. It also works with the HEOS Amp/HEOS Link, adding more powerful, deep bass to any set-up – and being HEOS, it does so wirelessly. The HEOS Subwoofer features a matte black finish in a slimline package. Two custom-made 5-1/4inch (13.5 cm) drive units combine with Class-D amplification to deliver the bass, while the design can be used vertically or horizontally to suit a room. In fact it’s so slim, users may be able to slip it under a couch.
There are user-selectable settings available for more confident users – all accessed by the HEOS app that makes set-up simple. System integration features in the app provide a factory-optimized option for each configuration, as well as advanced settings for users that want more control in their unique listening environment.
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