Denon’s new Denon Home range of wireless speakers – Denon Home 150, Home 250 and Home 350 – are now available via retailers throughout Europe. Using HEOS Built-in technology, Denon Home speakers are compatible with a vast array of Denon and Marantz products, past and present.
The HEOS line-up includes the recently launched Denon DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H soundbars, as well as the compact Marantz Melody X Hi-Fi system, amongst many others.
Existing users of HEOS devices, such as compatible Denon or Marantz AV receivers, soundbars or systems, can add the Denon Home speakers to their current set-ups.
“We talk about bringing joy to the world through sound, and Denon Home delivers on this,” says Bart Muller, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Europe. “This speaker range brings the renowned Denon sound to consumers who care about audio quality. Denon has managed to include its audio knowledge, gained as a market leader in AVR, into wireless speakers. Rock-solid as a single speaker, simply astonishing in a stereo setup.”
Denon Home 150 is the smallest entry to the range. Despite its diminutive size and compact footprint, the Home 150 is said to deliver surprisingly impactful sound from its two-way combination of 3.5in woofer and 1in tweeter.
Denon Home 250 adds some scale and power to the range, thanks to a pair of tweeters – angled for wider sound dispersion – and two 4in woofers driven by four power amplifiers in a stereo configuration, underpinned by a 5.25in passive bass radiator.
The Denon Home 350, meanwhile, boasts six channels of amplification that feed two 6.5in woofers, a pair of 2in mid-range drivers, and two tweeters.
There’s no limit to a choice of music sources, with the ability to connect to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer, and more via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth connections. A USB socket and 3.5mm aux input on each speaker also enables users to feed digital or analogue audio directly to a Denon Home system.
Support is provided for ALAC, FLAC and WAV files up to 192kHz/24-bit, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks.
Voice control is possible via Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa through their respective compatible devices. All three Denon Home speakers have microphones built in, with native voice assistant support to be added via firmware update in 2020.
Two Denon Home speakers paired in stereo can be wirelessly connected to a Denon DSW-1H subwoofer to create a 2.1 system with seismic bass. Home cinema fans can even connect a pair of Home speakers as rear surround channels for the Denon DHT-S716H soundbar and DSW-1H subwoofer to create a 5.1 sound system.
The all-new design language used for the Denon Home range includes a buttonless panel with a proximity sensor that illuminates touch controls when a user’s hand moves near. Three or six (depending on the model) Quick Select buttons offer one-press access to a user’s favourite internet radio stations. Meanwhile, a water- and stain-resistant wraparound cloth results in greater flexibility of placement, allowing it to be placed in a kitchen or bathroom.
All of the Denon Home models are available in a choice of white or black finishes, with pricing as follows:
The new Denon Home 150 (€249/£219/$249).
Denon Home 250 (€499/£449/$499).
Denon Home 350 (€699/£599/$699).
The models are now available for purchase via authorised Denon retailers.