HEOS HomeCinema

HEOS HOME CINEMA is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 57.
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  • Advanced bi-amplified soundbar and wireless subwoofer
  • Enjoy upgraded TV sound and listen to music as a HEOS zone
  • 5 channels of efficient Class D digital amplification
  • Powerful DSP audio processing, including multi-channel Virtual Surround
  • Place the wireless subwoofer anywhere in the room

Features - HEOS HomeCinema

Unleash dramatic sound from your favorite TV shows and movies.

As TVs get thinner, so does their sound quality. HEOS HomeCinema delivers true wide range high fidelity audio, for maximum enjoyment of TV shows, movies and your favorite music tracks.

HEOS HomeCinema soundbar features bi-amplified mid-woofers and tweeters with advanced DSP processing working in perfect concert with the wireless subwoofer.

Featuring Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS decoding, HEOS HomeCinema decodes movie and music surround soundtracks into their original discrete channels and applies our advanced proprietary DSP to deliver an immersive Virtual Surround sound experience.

The included wireless subwoofer with dual 5.25" drivers delivers powerful deep bass with flat response and low distortion thanks to precision DSP audio tuning.

  • Grouping TV sound with HEOS speakers is now possible with HEOS App update version U8
  • Bi-amplified soundbar with 4 channels of Class D digital amplification - subwoofer features dedicated high power Class D digital amplification
  • Dual rounded rectangular mid-woofer drivers composite Kevlar cones and double magnet motor system for highest efficiency and linearity
  • Dual 20mm treated soft dome tweeters with neodymium magnets deliver extended treble response with wide dispersion
  • Advanced DSP processing features a powerful 400 MHz 32-bit floating point DSP engine - the same processor found in premium Denon A/V receivers
  • Exclusive Virtual Surround processing decodes discrete multi-track surround sound channels and uses advanced psycho-acoustic DSP processing algorithms to deliver an immersive surround sound experience with precision front soundstaging and enveloping surround sound, without the need for external speakers
  • Our proprietary Dynamic Bass Boost provides advanced frequency and dynamic range tailoring to deliver taut deep bass while preventing distortion due to excessive overload
  • Wireless subwoofer can be placed anywhere in the room and features time-aligned DSP processing for precision soundbar/subwoofer audio synchronization
  • Movie and Music modes let you choose the best audio performance for blockbuster movies and your favorite music tracks
  • Night Mode lets you listen at reduced volume levels, letting you enjoy the full range audio experience without disturbing other family members
  • Dialog enhancer improves dialog intelligibility - ideal for movies and TV shows with complex audio soundtracks when it's often hard to discern what performers are saying
  • Dual band high speed "N" Wi-Fi connects to standard wireless home networks
  • Coaxial and optical digital inputs and Aux in for wired analog stereo input
  • USB port for connection to a USB drive
  • Soundbar features infrared (IR) reception and re-transmission that allows TV remote commands to pass through to the TV when the soundbar is mounted in front of the TV
  • IR learning function lets you control the Soundbar via the TV remote and the HEOS app
  • Soundbar can be shelf or wall mounted

All HEOS speakers feature:


Every room can have its own HEOS sound. Or, group multiple speakers to fill the house with the same song. Multi-room means multiple options.
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Cloud music, streaming music and your music library—all your favorite sources are supported by this amazing FREE app.
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It's no accident that HEOS speakers produce pristine sound. They are engineered by the experts at Denon, innovators in audio for more than 100 years.
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It's amazing how quickly you can start listening to your HEOS speakers. Place your speakers, and you will be listening to music in minutes. It's really that simple.
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Specs - HEOS HomeCinema

Audio System

2.1 Speaker System with bi-amplified stereo soundbar and wireless subwoofer

Class D Digital Amplification 5 channels of high efficiency, cool-running Class D digital amplification delivers pristine sound, wide dynamic range and low distortion

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Decoding Supports the most popular surround sound formats

HDMI Input and Output With Audio Return Channel (ARC), allows single wire connection to the TV

Other Inputs: Optical, Coaxial, Aux

IR Learning App Lets you control the Soundbar via the TV remote and the HEOS app

Music Sources

Music Subscription Services The HEOS app lets you choose from popular subscription streaming services including TIDAL, Napster, Deezer, SoundCloud, Spotify, TuneIn, SiriusXM, Mood:Mix and from other services that offer DRM-free tracks. More services will be added soon.

Internet Radio Stations Choose from your favorite internet radio stations and listen to MP3, AAC and WMA streaming audio tracks.

Music Formats Supported HEOS HomeCinema supports MP3 and WMA music files, including purchased WMA downloads, as well as AAC (MPEG4) and FLAC (lossless) file types, along with WAV files. Supports 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sampling rates.

Picture Formats Supported HEOS HomeCinema supports JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF album art picture formats.

USB Drives Supported HEOS HomeCinema supports USB thumb drives via the built-in USB port. Music content on a USB drive can be played back locally, or on any or all HEOS players on your network. “Availability of music services may vary by region. Not all services may be available at time of purchase. Some services may be added or discontinued from time to time based on decisions of the music service providers or others. Visit usa.denon.com/us/heos for announcements and details.”


Wireless Connection Connect to your wireless network quickly and easily. HEOS HomeCinema supports the latest 802.11 networks (including dual band "N") for the most reliable network connection.

Wired Connection Connect to your home or office LAN system via the RJ-45 wired LAN port.


Power Supply AC 100~240 V, 50/60 Hz

What's In The Box HEOS HomeCinema Stereo Soundbar, Wireless Subwoofer, Quick Start Guide, HDMI cable, optical cable, 3.5mm setup cable, 2 Power Cords, Ethernet cable, IR Blaster, two different sets of feet (short and tall).

Controls and Indicators Volume Up/Down (+, -) Mute Mute LED indicator

Weight in LBS Soundbar: 6.17 lbs Subwoofer: 14.6 lbs

Multiple Language Support English, French, Spanish

Dimensions (H x W x D) Soundbar: 3.23 x 40.04 x 3.7 (inches) Subwoofer: 12.3 x 6.75 x 13.07 (inches)

Operating Temperature Range 41°F~95°F; 5°C~35°C

Product Finish Black

Downloads - HEOS HomeCinema

pdf file
Online Manual
pdf file
Owner's Manual - English

5.07 MB

pdf file
Owner's Manual - French

5.07 MB

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - English

4.06 MB

pdf file
Quick Start Guide - French

4.19 MB

pdf file
Specification Sheet - English

2.98 MB

Videos - HEOS HomeCinema

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Reviews And Awards - HEOS HomeCinema

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound, simple setup I recently added the HEOS Home Cinema to our existing HEOS multi-room system to replace an older sound bar. The connection was very straight-forward (even with our older non-ARC TV with an optical output) and the HEOS Bar learned the IR commands from our Samsung without a hitch. Very cool to be able to use either the TV's remote or the HEOS app to easily control the system. Just follow the prompts during setup. One interesting thing- the fidelity an range of this speaker is far superior to the little HEOS3, so low bitrate TuneIn stations (32 kbps AAC according to the app) sound as thin as they actually are...going to higher resolution music from TIDAL or even Spotify is a HUGE improvement. (TV and Movies played through the TOSlink in sound awesome too)
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from surround sound Listen people, If your looking for a true surround sound, then clear the cobwebs from pocket and buy a true surround sound receiver and speakers. Heos, Sonos, and all others that are out should only be used for distributed audio throughout the home. If you live in a box in the city, then any speaker bar will work. I will say- that Heos is a more powerful system than Sonos, not to mention, Denon is an audio company- not a software company. Stop trying to get a top of the line surround sound system for the price of a home theater in a box!!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This soundbar produces amazing sound for movies and music. Despite what other reviews have stated, the app works perfectly and initial setup was super easy. I tried several soundbars before settling on this one and we're extremely happy with the product. So much so we've already ordered more HEOS speakers for around the house. Denon is awesome because they include EVERY cable/piece of hardware you could ever need to use their soundbar. I can't stress enough the amazing sound that comes out of this soundbar, it just rocks everything you send through it.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From the Party to the Game! It always sounds incredible. Ahead of time, the music fills the party and I never get tired of answering the question, "How does it make bass like that?" when all they can see is the subtle soundbar. Then the football game comes on and you feel the impacts of the players and hear the calls on the line like you were there. It's simply amazing every time. My wife has no problem switching from music on her phone to watching a movie and you just couldn't say that about our old system that required two extra remotes to accomplish that.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointing We thought that this bar would work well with its brother Denon receiver. No sir. We are feeding an HDR signal through the Denon which feeds the TV. There is no documentation to tell us if the Home Cinema passes the HDR signal to the TV if you feed the bar first. Even if it did, we were not comfortable passing from HDMI switch to HDMI switch to get the signal finally to the TV so we ran to the TV directly. With an optical feed back to the Home Cinema it is impossible to get rear channels and the bar to work together. We tried everything, called support and no one had an answer. That just seems really dumb to us.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound I wanted a system that was wireless and sounded great without spending a whole lot of money, I heard many soundbars before buying this one. Amazing sound with great bass from sub woofer. Also loved the app witch controls the system. What a great buy, I have recommended this home cinema to my family and friends and they also purchased it and love it.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Need a sound bar but didn't have room for lots of speakers around the room. High quality sound delivered from just this one speaker and subwoofer . Very pleased. App works nicely with my Spotify account.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound!! I'm no guru, but the sound is really good for a sound bar. No complaints with the sound. Complaints I have are it doesn't properly sync with my other Heos device. If I want to play music from both it constantly goes from full sound to sound bar only to Heos 5 only, etc. Also, about 50% of the time when I turn the tv on I have to use the app to get the sound on. The other 50% the sound comes on with the tv. With that said, I still like this system and would recommend because I believe these issues can be resolved with software updates.
Date published: 2017-03-29
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Q&A - HEOS HomeCinema

when will there be a Amazon Alexa skill for Heos

Asked by: EdwardLeijen
Hello EdwardLeijen, The Alexa skill just released this week. But it will not work with the HEOS Home Cinema bar, it will only work with the HEOS bar.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-29

Can I adjust the bass on my sound bar? If yes, how?

Asked by: Patti 351
Hello Patti 351, you can adjsut the bass on the HEOS Home Cinema. You will have to do it through the HEOS app. In the app you will select EQ then you can adjust treble, bass and subwoofer.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-22

Are there any plans to expand the HEOS Homecinema's capability of adding additional HEOS speakers to create a 5.1 system similar to the feature that is available with SONOS?

Asked by: Hillbillhy78
The HEOS HomeCinema is not capable of supporting wireless surround channels. However, the HEOS Bar does have this capability and can be paired with the HEOS Subwoofer along with other HEOS speakers or a HEOS Amp as surround channels for 5.1 surround.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-09-19

Can I use headphones to listen to the tv rather than the HomeCinema soundbar and sub? Specifically I'd like to be able to watch tv at night without waking family members or turning the volume down so low that I can barely hear it myself. Thank you.

Asked by: jbradtx
There is no way to use headphones with the HEOS Bar, but you could try running headphoens from the audio output on your TV. This would completely remove the HEOS Bar from the equation when using the headphones. To discuss the best way to connect headphones to your TV, it would be best to contact the TV manufacturer. On another note, there is a "Night Mode" option which cuts certain frequencies which tend to penetrate walls and disturb others. You may find that when using Night Mode, you can enjoy the HEOS Bar without disturbing your sleeping family members. Thanks!
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-06-21

can i add an heos amp to power my surround speakers when I am using the Cinenma surround bar?

Asked by: jomama
Hello. This is not possible with the HEOS HomeCinema, but it is possible using the HEOS Bar. Please see the link below for product details. Thanks! https://usa.denon.com/us/heos/heos-soundbar
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-06-12

Any chance to have, on the Home Cinema, the "real surround" option (with 2 x Heos 1 HS2) as the Heos Bar has got?

Asked by: Richard
Hi Richard. The HEOS HomeCinema is only a 2.1 TV sound solution. Only the HEOS Bar can be paired with additional HEOS speakers for 5.1 surround.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-04-20

does this do a 5.1

Asked by: Bryman
Hi Bryman. The HEOS HomeCinema is a 2.1 TV sound solution. It does not support a 5.1 setup. For a potential 5.1 setup using additional HEOS speakers, you may want to check out the HEOS Bar instead. Thanks!
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-04-20

Does the HomeCinema ever turn off or is it always in the "on" mode. I don't see any on/off switch

Asked by: Gary52
Hi Gary52. The unit does enter a "quick start" standby mode when not in use, which reduces power, but the LED remains lit. The only way to actually turn the unit off is to unplug it. Please see the link below for Power Mode details. Thanks! http://manuals.denon.com/HEOSHC/ALL/EN/PCIRSYgnmtsjen.php
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-07-18
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FAQ - HEOS HomeCinema

    HEOS by Denon is a Wireless Multi-Room Sound System comprising a family of great-sounding music players for your whole home. There is a free app to control them from your iOS, Android or Kindle phone or tablet...More
    HEOS is a true multi-room system. You can play the same song in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room. These are distinct advantages over other wi..More
    The HEOS 1 compact enclosure features humidity resistance, making the HEOS 1 ideal for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as the bathroom. The HEOS 3 is a dual driver design with 2 Class D amp channels ideal for small to medium-sized rooms. The HEOS 5 is a 5 driver system with 4 active drivers (dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters) powered by 4 Class D amp channels, along with a passive radiator. It is ideal for medium to large rooms. The HEOS 7 features 7 drivers including dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters and an active sub-woofer, powered by 5 Class D amp channels, along with dual passive radiators. HEOS 7 includes a headphone output. The streaming functionalities, USB and Aux inputs are identical for all models. More
    All HEOS speakers provide an amazing music experience. Generally, HEOS 7 is suggested for large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes or any enthusiast who wants... More
    You'll need to download the free HEOSbyDenon app on iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 5 or higher, Android smartphone or tablet running Android 2.3 or higher or Kindle. You will need a wireless network and int..More
    Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn, SiriusXM, Napster, TIDAL, Mood:Mix, and SoundCloud plus music on your phone or tablet, USB storage and analog sources. More
    You can use two HEOS 1, two HEOS 3, two HEOS 5, or two HEOS 7 speakers as a stereo pair.More
    The system can support up to 32 HEOS music players on the network at once. More
    Your HEOS account remembers all your settings and preferences such as all your music service logins and HEOS playlists. When you'd like to add multiple phone or tablet controllers to your system, you... More
    An authorized HEOS dealer can be found using the following link on the HEOS website: authorized dealers.More