Denon has fully embraced multi-room audio the past couple years. Despite Sonos’ domination of the multi-room audio market, Denon’s HEOS line has quickly caught up. Part of the reason for this is that Denon has aggressively produced products that are compatible with their HEOS multi-room protocol.  Now, you can add two more items to the list because their new HEOS Bar and HEOS Subwoofer will be hitting the streets soon.

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The slender HEOS Bar is suitable for TVs 50-inches and up and can be wall mounted or placed on a shelf. The sound bar uses an array of nine speakers. To assist with sound dispersion, the speakers are positioned at 45 degree angles. Integrated DSP technology allows the bar to emulate a 5 channel surround system. The bar is designed to be used mainly on its own, however it can be paired with a couple of Denon HEOS speakers and the new HEOS Subwoofer to make a legitimate surround sound system.

 

The HEOS Bar has a total of 4 HDMI inputs all of which are compatible with 4K video.  Music can be streamed from your phone via Bluetooth. The sound bar can also handle some hi-res formats such as DSD. If you’re a fan of music streaming services, the HEOS Bar supports an impressive grouping which includes – Spotify®, Pandora®, TuneIn, Rhapsody™, iHeart Radio, TIDAL, SiriusXM, Soundcloud® and Amazon Music.

 

Denon HEOS Subwoofer PreviewThe HEOS Subwoofer can be used in concert with the new HEOS Bar to give it more low frequency punch. In addition, the wireless subwoofer can be used across Denon’s entire HEOS line. The sub has a slim form factor that allows it to be placed either vertically or horizontally. Its dual 5 1/4″ drivers are powered by a class-D amplifier.

 

Both of these two HEOS devices are designed to be controlled via the user friendly HEOS app. The app not only lets you control the standard audio settings for the subwoofer and bar, but it also gives you full control over various audio parameters so you can truly customize the sound to your liking.

 

Both the HEOS Bar and the HEOS Subwoofer are expected to be released this April. The bar should carry a MSRP of $899, while the subwoofer will come in around $599.

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