Wireless Audio System
Variety Of Sources
Wireless Audio System
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Sound: The HEOS Link (HS2) is part
HEOS wireless multiroom, high resolution audio system. HEOS is a wireless multi-room sound system comprising a family of
network music amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, and speakers for your whole home.
There is a free app to control them from your iOS or Android phone or tablet.
You can enjoy your favorite streaming music services, internet radio, or your
own music collection. Plus, set-up is intuitive and simple. To Make HEOS work in
your home, you'll need..
- HEOS network audio amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, and/or speakers
- a wireless (WiFi) home network with internet connection
- a Apple iOS or Android device connected to your home wireless (WiFi)
- the free HEOS app downloaded on your Apple iOS or Android
Note: The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system can support up to 32 HEOS music amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, and/or speakers
(sold separately) on a single wireless network.
Wireless Pre-Amplifier with Analog & Digital Outputs: The HEOS Link (HS2) adds HEOS multiroom
audio functionality to virtually any existing home audio or powered speaker
system. The HEOS Link (HS2) connects to your home audio system via its stereo RCA
pre-amp outputs or optical and coaxial digital outputs. The
analog output can be set to fixed or variable. The optical & digital outputs
support 2-channel, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit audio. The Link pre-amplifier also
includes a mono-RCA sub output to connect a powered subwoofer.
Wired or Wireless Network Connectivity: The HEOS
system uses your home's wireless (WiFi) network for whole-house audio
entertainment. The HEOS Link (HS2) can connect to your home's network via Ethernet
(RJ-45) or WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac). At least a dual-band (2.4/5GHZ) "N" router is
recommended for the most reliable wireless network connection. The free HEOS app for Apple iOS and Android is used for wireless (WiFi) setup with your
- Wired Setup: Simply connect the HEOS Link (HS2) pre-amplifier
to your home network using an Ethernet cable and the pre-amplifier will
appear on the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device as a new room in
the Rooms screen.
- Wireless Setup: Use the HEOS app on your mobile device
and the included minijack cable to connect the HEOS Link (HS2) wirelessly to your
home's WiFi network. During setup, you will need to connect the included
minijack cable to the headphone jack of your mobile device and the Aux input
of the HEOS Link (HS2). The app will then copy your mobile device's wireless
network settings over to the pre-amp via the connected cable. You can add
additional wireless amplifiers/speakers to the HEOS system by selecting "Add
Device" from the HEOS app's settings menu.
WiFi extender (sold separately) may be
necessary if your network's wireless signal is weak to some of the HEOS
systems in your application.
High-Res & Audiophile-Grade Synchronization: To deliver a true
audiophile listening experience for high-resolution music playback (up to
24-bit/192kHz) with multiple HEOS components at once, each HEOS device must be synchronized to an extremely
high degree. Based on years of meticulous research, HEOS delivers unparalleled
synchronization performance within microseconds for exceptional high-resolution
- HEOS Gen 2: The HEOS Gen 2 (HS2) product will distribute
high-resolution music files (up to 24-bit/192kHz) throughout your home to
other HEOS Gen 2 (HS2) product; without any down-sampling.
- HEOS Gen 1: The HEOS Gen 2 (HS2) product will down-sample
high-resolution music files (up to 24-bit/192kHz) to CD-quality
(16-bit/44.1kHz) and then distribute the music throughout your home to older
HEOS Gen 1 product.
HEOS App: You'll need to download the HEOS
App from the
Apple App Store or
Google Play Store onto your Apple iOS (7.0+) or Android (2.3+) device. The
app is required and provides everything you need to set up and enjoy music on
the HEOS system. Using your mobile device and the HEOS app, you can setup,
browse, explore, and control HEOS system right in the palm of your hand, from
anywhere in your home. Your compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be
connected to the same home wireless (WiFi) network as the HEOS wireless
multiroom system. The HEOS app consists of 4 control screens.
- Settings: The "Settings" screen enables you to connect
one or more HEOS amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, or speakers to your home's
wireless network. You also get access to Bass & Treble controls.
- Rooms: From the app on your Apple iOS or Android
device, you can select which rooms you want playing. You can play the same
music in multiple rooms by grouping rooms together, or you can listen to a
different source in each room.
- Music: You can select which source you want to listen
to from the app. Choose from online music services like Pandora, Spotify,
iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, TuneIn, Tidal, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc.; your music
library from your Apple iOS or Android device, Windows PC, or USB
thumbdrive; and the unit's built-in Bluetooth or Aux input. You can also
select music from Playlists you've created and your recent listening
- Now Playing: The "Now Playing" screen displays song,
artist, and album information; along with Album Art. You also get basic
playback controls like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track, plus Volume
controls Up/Down and Mute. In addition the "Now Play" screen functions
unique to the selected online music service or music library.
Note: The only controls that are physically located on the
HEOS Link (HS2) pre-amplifier are Volume Up/Down and Mute.
HEOS Account: Prior to using the system, you'll need to
setup up your free HEOS account. 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 smartphone or tablet controllers to your system, you
only need to sign in to each new device with your HEOS user name and password.
Instantly all your music services and HEOS playlists are available in the new
controller too. If you prefer, we support multiple HEOS accounts in a single
household. This way, each family member can enjoy their own personalized Pandora
or Spotify account settings and still share all the same HEOS devices in the
Multi-Room Configuration: Combing the HEOS Link (HS2) with other
HEOS wireless music amplifiers and speakers (sold separately), you can
configure a true wireless multi-room sound system in your home. You can play the
same song in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a
different song in every room. The HEOS wireless audio system automatically
synchronizes audio playback between multiple speakers so that the audio coming
from different rooms is perfectly in sync with great sound.
- Sources: Online music services, DLNA content, Bluetooth
audio, USB audio, Apple iOS/Android device's music library, as well as analog & digital inputs can be distributed to
multiple Heos products for multiroom/multisource playback.
- Systems: The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system can support up to 32 HEOS music amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, and/or
speakers (sold separately) on a single wireless network.
- Groups: You can join or group up to eight individual
speakers or amplifiers into a group of speakers that function as if they
were a single speaker. The HEOS App is also flexible enough where you can
create up to 16 Groups (2 speakers/amplifiers per Group).
- Party Mode: You can easily group eight rooms together
into Party Mode by using a "pinch" gesture.
Note: A Group refers to the HEOS App's ability to play
multiple HEOS systems together, so you're simultaneously outputting the same
source information from all the HEOS systems.
Grouping the systems will also allow proper synchronization to all
systems so you should never hear an audio delay between the HEOS systems.
Variety Of Sources
High Resolution & Compressed Music Formats: The HEOS Link (HS2)
wireless preamplifier supports compatibility with high-resolution audio
files for the ultimate listening experience over network (DLNA) or USB (MSC),
all in the convenience of your home. Listen to uncompressed WAV (PCM), ALAC
(Apple Lossless Audio Codec), and FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) music files
up to 24-bit/192-kHz. HEOS is also compatible with compressed music files; such
as MP3, WMA, and AAC (MPEG4).
Compatible Audio Formats ||Sampling
Frequencies ||Bit rate ||
Audio Layer-3) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||32-320 kbps ||.mp3 |
Media Audio) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||48-192 kbps ||.wma |
| AAC (MPEG-4) || 32/44.1/48 kHz || 48-320 kbps || .aac/.m4a |
|WAV (PCM) ||
32/44.1/48/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16/24-bit ||.wav |
Lossless Audio Codec) ||
44.1/48/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16/24-bit ||.flac |
Lossless Audio Codec) ||
44.1/48/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16/24-bit ||.m4A |
Note: Compatibility with DSD (audio coding format of
SACD) and AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format) high-resolutions music files
will be supported later this year via a firmware/software update.
USB Port: The HEOS Link (HS2) is fitted with a rear-panel USB
(type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of high-resolution and
compressed music files from a USB mass storage class memory device, such as a
USB thumbdrive (formatted in FAT 16/32). You'll be able to control your USB
device's music and view song/artist info from the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or
Android device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be
charged when plugged into the preamplifer's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.
USB audio can be distributed other HEOS products connected to your home network.
- Music Browsing: Use the HEOS app on your mobile device
to browse your connected USB device's music library by Artist, Album, Genre,
or Song. You can also type in an artist name or song title to find music in
your USB device's library.
- Playback Control: Basic playback control from the HEOS
app includes Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track.
- Song/Artist Info: You are able to view song/artist
information with Album Art from your inserted USB device on the HEOS app.
Note: It is not possible to connect and use a computer via
the USB port of this unit using a USB cable.
DLNA Certified: The HEOS Link (HS2) wireless preamp is DLNA
(Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant. This allows you
to wirelessly stream a variety of high-resolution and compressed music files
stored on your network connected Windows PC or DLNA-certified NAS drives to the HEOS Link (HS2). From the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device you can
browse music files, control playback and view song/artist information with album
art. DLNA music content can be distributed to other HEOS products connected to
your home network.
Online Music Services: You'll be able to stream your
favorite online music service like Pandora, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Tidal,
Amazon, Rhapsody, TuneIn, Spotify Connect, and Amazon Music. More streaming
music services coming soon (stay tuned). The HEOS app on your Apple iOS or
Android device will serve as the controller for these apps and provide
song/artist information with Album Art. You can create a "Favorite" station
list, so you can quickly access your favorite internet radio stations and online
music channels. These online music services can be distributed to other HEOS
products connected to your home network.
The HEOS system includes access to more than 100,000 free internet radio
streams from all corners of the globe via the TuneIn radio service. Just
select the TuneIn logo from the main Music menu and browse among the 100,000
stations neatly organized into popular categories and select a station that
appeals to your mood.
Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love.
Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians
or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar
tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and
Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark up to
100 stations and easily switch between favorites.
Spotify Connect: If you subscribe to
Spotify Premium and have the Spotify App on your
Apple iOS or
Android smartphone, you can stream Spotify to the HEOS system. Spotify
is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the
largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting).
Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with
your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular;
and create your own music library with customized playlists.
- iHeart Radio:
iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one digital radio and music streaming
service that lets you listen to thousands of live stations from across the
country and allows you to create personalized custom stations featuring
songs from the artist you select and similar music.
SiriusXM: SiriusXM Internet Radio
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music,
talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
Rhapsody: Rhapsody is a streaming music subscription service
(starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you
choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and
without having to purchase or download the music.
TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in
high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or
$19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music
library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at
Music: Listen to over a million songs, thousands of playlists,
and ad-free personalized stations with Amazon Music. Requires an
Amazon Prime membership (currently $10.99 per month or $99 per year).
Note: Availability of online 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.
Mobile Device Streaming: Using the HEOS app on your Apple
iOS or Android device, you are able to stream your mobile device's music library
to the HEOS Link (HS2) preamplifier. You'll be able to browse your music library
by Artist, Album, Genre, and Song; control music playback functions like
Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track; and view song/artist info with Album Art
from the app on your compatible mobile device. You can even type in an artist
name or song title to find music in your mobile device's library. Your device's
music library can be distributed to other HEOS products connected to your home
- Playlists: You can save the Now Playing queue as a HEOS
Playlist that you can recall later. The new playlist will be available from
the Playlists button on the Music tab on the HEOS controller app.
- Music Sharing: The HEOS App also has a feature called
"Music Sharing" which can share the local music stored on your mobile device
to other HEOS app users on your home network. The name of the mobile device
you are sharing from will appear as a new Local Music source allowing other
HEOS controller apps to browse and play music on your device from their
Bluetooth Music Streaming: The HEOS Link (HS2) offers
built-in Bluetooth, so you can wirelessly stream stored music and music apps
from your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop to the wireless preamplifier.
You will continue to control music playback and view song/artist information
from your Bluetooth-enabled source device. You can stream directly to HEOS Link
(HS2) preamplifier, as well as distribute the Bluetooth audio signal to other HEOS products over the network.
Analog & Digital Inputs: The HEOS Link (HS2) features a
stereo RCA input and stereo minijack audio input to connect two external analog
devices. It is also fitted with an optical (toslink) digital input for
connection of an external digital device. The optical digital input supports
2-channel, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit audio. The analog & Digital inputs can be
distributed to other HEOS products via the network.
Alexa Compatible (via firmware update): Through a network
firmware update, HEOS and Amazon Alexa customers can now enjoy the convenience
of Alexa voice control plus high-quality wireless home audio. In addition to
controlling your HEOS components with the HEOS app on your mobile device or
tablet, you can now control them with Amazon Alexa voice technology and an
Amazon Alexa device (including the
Echo Dot, Tap and
Echo Show - all sold separately). Voice control features include -
- Alex voice commands include Volume (up/down, specific volume number, &
mute); Playback (Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Resume); and Power
on/off. The HEOS Bar and HEOS AVR even support HDMI switching (1-4) through
Alexa voice command.
- You can group your HEOS-enabled devices using the HEOS app with an Alexa-friendly
name. Once they are grouped, Alexa voice commands will control the group as
a whole. If you want to play audio content from only one HEOS-enabled device
in the group, you must ungroup the device within the HEOS app.
- You are able use voice commands to search for songs, albums and artists
and even podcasts and internet stations from HEOS & Alexa compatible music
apps - like Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Spotify Connect, &
- For a list of current Alexa voice commands supported by the HEOS
HomeEntertainment Skill, click
here. For setup instructions, click
Note: You will need an Alexa-enabled device (Amazon Echo,
Echo Dot, Tap, or Echo Show - all sold separately) to operate your HEOS
products via voice-command. Youre HEOS components and the Alex-enabled
devices must be on the same network.
Google Assistant Support (via firmware update): Ask your Google
Home, the Google app (for
Apple iOS 10.0+ and
Android OS 4.4+), or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control
HEOS content across your listening environment. Once you start music in the HEOS
app, you can ask the Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip
tracks, and more. Once you have grouped your HEOS-enabled devices using the HEOS
app, you can use the Google Assistant and voice commands to control a group of
HEOS devices as a whole. Make sure the unit has the latest HEOS software and
firmware update installed.
- A firmware update (scheduled for 2019) will allow you to use the
Google Assistant and your voice to queue up music services, power on/off
devices, switch inputs and more.
here for more info on Google Assistant for HEOS.
IP Control: The HEOS Link (HS2) can be used to integrate
select Denon & Marantz AV receivers with IP control capabilities into a HEOS
whole home audio system. The HEOS Link (HS2) connects to the AV receiver's Zone
2 preouts and a set of stereo RCA inputs or optical digital input on the
receiver. Now, you can send the receiver's Zone 2 audio to other HEOS speakers
in different rooms of your home, as well as play back audio from other HEOS
devices through the AV receiver. From the app on your mobile device, you'll be
able to control the Denon receiver along with other Denon HEOS gear and listen
to music throughout your home. Compatible Denon & Marantz AV receivers and AV
preamplifiers include -
- Denon Receivers:
- AVR-S Series Receiver: 700, 710, 900, 910, & 920
- AVR-X Series Receivers: 1100W, 1200W, 1300W, 2100W, 2200W,
2300W, 3100W, 3200W, 3300W, 4100W, 4200W, 5200W, 6200W, 7200W, & 7200WA
- Marantz Receivers & Preamplifiers:
- SR Series Receivers: 5007, 6007, 7007, 5008, 6008, 7008,
5009, 6009, 7009, 5010, 6010, 7010, 5011, & 6011
- NR Series Receiver: 1607
- AV Series Preamplifiers: 7702, 7702mkII, 7703, 8802, & 8802A
Note: Your compatible Denon or Marantz AV receiver only allows one IP connection for
control. If the receiver is already being controlled by a 3rd party control
system via IP, then the HEOS Link (HS2) will not be able to control it.
IR Output: Connect the included infrared
emitter to the HEOS Link (HS2) preamp's IR output and place it so that it's near the
front-panel of your integrated amplifier or receiver. Or, if your AV receiver or
amplifier has a direct IR input
jack, you can connect the HEOS Link (HS2) via the supplied IR direct cable.
12-Volt Trigger: There's
also a 12V trigger output that lets you connect the HEOS Link (HS2) to other devices
or products that feature a 12V trigger input, like your integrated amplifier or
AC Power + Power Modes: The HEOS Link (HS2) operates
off of standard household current using its built-in power supply
(100-240V) and detachable AC power cord. The preamplifier offers 3 power modes.
- Quick Start: To save power, the preamplifier will
automatically enter "Quick Start Mode" whenever there is no network access
or playback for 20 minutes and will automatically resume to full power
whenever the speaker is selected and playing music. There is no visible
indicator or LED that will show that the speaker is in Quick Start mode as
it is a fully automatic function.
- Deep Standby: The preamplifier also has the ability to
automatically enter "Deep Standby" whenever the wired or wireless network
connection is removed for more than 60 minutes. The front panel LED will
turn off during Deep Standby. To "wake" a speaker from Deep Standby, you
must press the volume or mute buttons which will immediately turn on the
front panel LED.
- Off: To completely turn off the power to the speaker
you must remove the mains plug from the back of the preamplifier.
Firmware Updates: Firmware and software updates from HEOS
are delivered to the HEOS Link (HS2) via your home network's Internet
connection. When such updates become available, you will be notified when you
open the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device.