The Evolution Continues as HEOS™ Takes Wireless Multi-Room Sound Indoors, Outdoors Wherever the Music Takes You
May 06, 2015
Kleinburg, Ontario (May 6, 2015) – Literally anywhere sounds amazing with the newest products from HEOS. Today Denon® Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, unveils the HEOS 1 and HEOS 1 Go Pack as part of the HEOS multi-room sound system. The totally portable, very affordable HEOS 1 wireless speaker is the first product offered in the line intended for both indoor and outdoor use. The HEOS 1 Go Pack extends the usability and features of the HEOS 1 especially for consumers who truly want to take their music anywhere. The newest additions to the Denon HEOS series are expected to be available in June.
“We are thrilled to introduce HEOS 1 our entry level wireless multi-room sound system that combines great design and Denon sound,” said Brendon Stead, senior vice president of product development for Denon. “Also when combined with the HEOS 1 Go Pack the water-resistant design and added Bluetooth capability allows users to listen to their HEOS1 in the back yard, at the park and anywhere a Wi-Fi connection is not available.”
Imagine this, best-in-class sound from the HEOS 1 (MSRP $299) bringing all the finest audio features of HEOS speakers into this the smallest, and most affordable in the series. Designed with audiophile grade synchronization, users will find great stereo imaging and no echo here. Add to that superior acoustic design and state-of-the-art audio DSP optimization. HEOS 1 is embedded with MaxxAudio® by Waves, the world’s leading developer of audio technologies for the professional, live and consumer electronics markets. MaxxAudio is a suite of state-of-the-art sound technologies customized to provide top-of-the-line sound quality for an optimized listening experience. With the easy to use free HEOS app, setup means great sound within minutes for indoors or outdoors. It is the perfect speaker for a smaller room or any smaller space in a home. And with the Go Pack, HEOS 1 expands into a speaker that takes multi-room listening outdoors. From the pool, to the patio, to the park now everywhere can sound amazing with HEOS 1 and Go Pack.
The HEOS 1 Go Pack (MSRP $129) is an accessory pack consisting of a rechargeable battery, a Splashguard, and a Bluetooth®-USB adapter. The HEOS 1 can provide up to 6 hours of music and entertainment, with the Go Pack’s rechargeable battery. The HEOS 1 speaker itself is humidity resistant, yet with the addition of the Splashguard it becomes IPX4 splashproof for added protection at outdoor events that may occur in the rain or poolside. And for those who enjoy Bluetooth capability, the Go Pack’s Bluetooth-USB adapter allows the user to stream Bluetooth audio directly to one HEOS 1 speaker – anywhere, anytime. In addition, when Wi-Fi is available, the Bluetooth audio can be shared with other HEOS devices.
HEOS brings Denon-quality audio to any—or all—rooms in the home by easily connecting to an existing Wi-Fi network via the HEOS app, available for iOS, Android™* and Kindle Fire™. The system delivers users’ favorite music from the world’s leading music services like Spotify®, SiriusXM™, Pandora®, Rhapsody, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, as well as smart devices, PCs, Macs or NAS drives on any home network. It instantly gives users multi-room audio control at their fingertips. Command music in every room from any device, by grouping several rooms together to play the same song- or play a different song in every room for a true wireless multi-room audio experience.
HEOS 1 Key Features
- Best-in-Class Sound
- Humidity Resistant
- Play any source from any smart device via the HEOS app: streaming cloud music services, directly from phone and tablet, USB, network storage, aux in
- Dual-band Wi-Fi
- USB input directly to speaker
- Bi-Amped 2-way system with custom active EQ and crossover
- Custom woofer and high dispersion tweeter powered by a 2-channel Class D amplifier
- Easy setup
- Intuitive industrial design for portability
- Audiophile grade synchronization
- Great stereo imaging – use 2 HEOS 1 speakers as a stereo pair
- MaxxAudio® by Waves technology
- Easy-to-use app with three tabs- one-touch access to most-used features
- Optional HEOS 1 Go Pack available
- Available in black and white
HEOS 1 GO PACK – Key Features
- Optional accessory pack for use with HEOS 1 wireless speaker
- Bluetooth – play any audio from your phone or tablet when Wi-Fi is not available
- Rechargeable battery – 6 hours of playback from the custom battery fitting perfectly to the base of HEOS 1
- Splashguard upgrades HEOS 1 from steam-resistant to full IPX4 protection
- 4 LED battery indicator
- Available in black and white
Besides the HEOS 1 and HEOS 1 Go Pack, the Denon HEOS series includes three other wireless multi-zone music players: HEOS 3 ($299), HEOS 5 ($399), and HEOS 7 ($599). The HEOS Amp ($499) and HEOS Link ($349) allow you to integrate legacy systems into the HEOS eco-system. Also part of the series is a Wi-Fi range extender HEOS Extend ($99). The Denon HEOS series is available at select Denon dealers in-store and online.
In the future, the Denon HEOS series will continue to expand with new and innovative products. For more information visit www.HEOSbyDenon.com.
HEOS 1 black
HEOS1 w/ Go Pack black
HEOS1 with Go Pack white
HEOS 1 Go Pack black
HEOS 1 Go Pack white
HEOS 1 rear
*A wireless home network is required.
About Denon Electronics
Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest-quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of pulse-code modulation (PCM) digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D+M Group.
About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer and professional markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 900 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries.
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