HEOS by Denon Gets Portable, with HEOS 1
The HEOS by Denon wireless multiroom sound line, introduced last year, will include at the beginning of June a new entry-level model: the small-footprint HEOS 1 ($199) portable speaker. It debuts along with the HEOS 1 Go Pack ($99), a battery pack that locks onto the speaker at its base and acts as a mini stand as well as a power source. Both introductions expand the HEOS system’s utility to outdoor/anywhere use.
“Dealers have been asking for this from other brands, and we’re satisfying their request,” said Paul Belanger, technical product manager – Americas for the D+M Group, at a New York City-held showing of the speaker Wednesday.
HEOS 1, a dual-band Wi-Fi-only model, will be available in black or white. It is a bi-amped two-way speaker with custom active equalization and crossover technology, a custom woofer and a high-dispersion tweeter powered by a two-channel Class D amplifier. It is pairable with a second HEOS 1 for full stereo imaging, and it uses MaxxAudio by Waves DSP sound-optimizing technology.