Denon Launch New Network Speakers
Updated 12 December To Include Pricing Information.
Denon has rolled out a new range of 24bit HEOS-enabled home wireless multi-room speakers crafted from 110 years of Hi-Fi heritage.
Called the Denon Home range, the lineup includes the Home 150, 250 and 350 models with the larger version featuring six channels of audio amplification.
Local pricing will be confirmed in January 2020, with the Home speakers available for purchase in February 2020.
The new Home lineup is a spiritual successor to the HEOS range of speakers from Denon, upgrading both the sound and connective functionality to make it a true smart speaker.
Bringing 110-years of Hi-Fi heritage, Denon is marketing the range of smart home speakers as the simplest way to ‘set up a stunning multi-room system that sounds like no other’.
Each model supports a wide range of streaming services, including TIDAL and Amazon Music Unlimted for 24-bit/192kHz playback.
Smart home automation is configurable within Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple Homekit through their respective devices, with native support for Alexa coming in 2020.
With HEOS integration, you can also group compatible devices for multi-room playback or stereo paring via the companion app.
Denon’s home range of speakers supports a variety of hi-res audio formats including FLAC, WAC, ALAX and DSD DSD 2.8/5.6MHz via Network or the rear USB port.
The speakers feature a buttonless control panel with a proximity sensor that predicts when your hand is near the quick select buttons.
The feature mimics a similar function inside the new Google Nest which utilises inaudible ultrasonic sound waves to measure your distance from the device and light up its capacitive buttons when nearby.
Depending on the model you choose, you will have either three of six quick select buttons that can be configured to access your favourite presets and settings.
The Deon Home 150 is the smallest member of the new lineup, featuring a two-combination 3.5-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter for ‘surprisingly impactful sound’ despite its size.
The medium-sized Deon Home 250 pairs two 4-inch woofers with a pair of tweeters positioned at a much wider angle.
Driving all of this are four stereo configured power amplifiers supported by a 5.25-inch passive bass radiator.
The Denon Home 350 adds six amplification channels, with two 6.25 inch woofers, a pair of 2-inch midrange drivers and two tweeters.
Denon claims the Home 350 produces the ultimate sound expression from a single device.