Denon Home launched for new multiroom experience

Denon has launched Denon Home, a range of wireless, all-in-one speakers with built-in HEOS.

The new range is made of three speaker models – Home 150, Home 250, and Home 350 – with the benefit of 110 years of Denon audio refinement built in to create a new multiroom system for the home. 

Starting with the Home 150, which is the smallest speaker in the new range, it delivers impactful sound from its two-way combination of 3.5-in woofer and one-in tweeter. 

The Home 250 adds scale and power with a pair of tweeters, angled for wider sound dispersion, and two four-in woofers driven by four power amplifiers in a stereo configuration, supported by a 5.25-in passive bass radiator. 

Finally, the Home 350 is the flagship of the Denon Home range. It has six channels of amplification feeding two 6.5-in woofers, a pair of two-in mid-range drivers, and two tweeters for the best Denon sound from a single box. 

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Denon Home 150

With an unlimited choice of music sources, the speakers can connect with Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer, and more via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth connections. 

Each speaker has a USB socket and 3.5mm aux input to enable users to feed digital or analogue audio directly to the Denon Home system.

Support is provided for ALAC, FLAC and WAV files up to 192kHz/24-bit, as well as DSD 2.8MHz tracks for clarity. 

A versatile solution, built-in HEOS technology allows existing users of HEOS devices, such as compatible Denon or Marantz AV receivers, soundbars or systems, to add the Denon Home speakers to their current set ups. 

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. For a home cinema set up, homeowners can also connect a pair of Home speakers as rear surround channels for the Denon DHT-S716H soundbar and DSW-1H subwoofer to create a fully fledged 5.1 sound system. 

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Denon Home 250

Integrating voice control, the Denon Home range can be connected with Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa through their respected devices to bring more of a smart experience to the home. All three speakers have a built-in microphone, with native voice assistant support to be added via a firmware update later next year.

With a buttonless panel, the speakers have a proximity sensor that causes the touch controls to illuminate when the user’s hand moves near. 

Depending on the model, there are three or six ‘Quick Select’ buttons that offer one-press access to internet radio stations. 

The speakers feature a water- and stain-resistant wraparound cloth, allowing greater flexibility in placement to enjoy in the kitchen or bathroom for example. 

All Denon Home models are available in late January 2020 in a choice of white or black finishes. 

The Home 150 is priced at £219/€249/$249. The Home 250 is priced at £449/€499/$499. And the Home 350 is priced at £599/€699/$699.