Denon to Debut the Home Line of Wireless High-Res Multiroom Speakers
Denon has slated Q1 for the market introduction of its new suite of three high-fidelity wireless multiroom speakers: the Denon Home Series. Comprised of Home Models 350, 250 and 150, the speakers give users access to their music thanks to HEOS Built-in capability. The line is also endowed with AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth compatibility.
Using the HEOS app, Denon Home can be connected and expanded throughout the home to other HEOS Built-in products, including Denon’s lineup of A/V receivers (AVRs) sound bars and hi-fi equipment.
The Denon Home 350 with USB port is designed for larger rooms as a primary entertainment source, says the company, performing akin to a full hi-fi separates system. With network support and access to popular streaming services, it allows for gapless playback of high-resolution audio including 192kHz/24-bit FLAC, WAV, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz. Features include two dynamic 3/4-inch soft dome tweeters, two 2-inch mid-bass drivers and two 6-1/2-inch woofers powered by a six-channel amplifier engineered into a small-footprint chassis. For added convenience, the Denon Home 350 features six proximity-controlled Quick Select buttons, allowing instant recall of favorite Internet radio stations. Using the HEOS app, users can group two Denon Home 350 speakers together as a left and right stereo pair, or as rear surrounds in a 5.1-channel system with the Denon DHT-S716H sound bar and DSW-1H subwoofer. The Denon Home 350 has an MSRP of $699.
The wireless Denon Home 250 ($499) offers the same features as the larger 350 model, from a more compact chassis. Three Quick Select buttons deliver fast access to favorite Internet radio stations.
Denon’s Home 150 ($249), for smaller spaces, is a compact design with a premium 1-inch soft dome tweeter and 3-1/2-inch woofer. It also offers three Quick Select buttons for fast access to favorite Internet radio stations and full compatibility with all HEOS Built-in components.
All three models will come equipped with two microphones for future voice assistant support. These microphones will be disabled and not functional until a future software update is available. At that time, all Denon Home users can enable the microphone if they wish via the HEOS application, says the company.