Home Theater System
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
Home Theater System
Soundbar Speaker & Sub System: As today's flat-panel
TVs get thinner and thinner, so does their sound quality. Denon's HEOS
HomeCinema soundbar speaker & sub system will transform your flat-panel TV into
a home theater that will envelop you in rich, room-filling sound; clear mids and
detailed highs from its multi-driver high-fidelity soundbar, plus deep bass
from its wireless subwoofer. Simple to set up and easy to use, the Denon
HomeCinema lets you enjoy powerful, dynamic audio from your favorite TV shows,
movies, games, and music.
- Active Soundbar Speaker: The HEOS
HomeCinema's soundbar speaker features bi-amplified tweeters and mid-woofers
with advanced DSP processing delivering clear audio especially in the
vocal range. There are two 0.75" treated
soft-dome tweeters with neodymium magnets that deliver extended treble response
and wide dispersion. There are also dual "rectangular"
mid-woofer drivers with composite Kevlar cones
and double magnet motor system for higher efficiency and linearity. Each driver
is powered by its own Class D amplifier with digital signal processing for great
sound at any volume level.
- Wireless Powered Sub: The included wireless
powered sub features dual 5.25" woofers powered by a built-in
Class D amplifier and a rear-firing port that work in tandem to
deliver powerful deep bass with flat response and low distortion
thanks to precision DSP audio tuning. You can adjust the subwoofer
volume independently from the system volume.
Note: Do not listen to this system and your TV's built-in
speakers simultaneously. Make sure to turn of your televisions speakers. If your
TV does not let you turn the speakers off, then mute the audio from the TV's
Advanced 32-Bit DSP: The HEOS HomeCinema
features the same powerful 400 MHz 32-bit floating point DSP engine found in
Denon's AV receivers that delivers true
wide range high fidelity audio, for maximum enjoyment of TV shows, movies, and
your favorite music tracks.
Dolby Digital & DTS Decoding: Featuring Dolby Digital,
Dolby Digital Plus, & DTS decoding, the HEOS HomeCinema decodes movie and
music surround soundtracks into their original discrete channels and applies
Denon's advanced proprietary DSP to deliver an immersive Virtual Surround sound
Virtual Surround Processing:
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
sound-staging and enveloping surround sound, without the need for side or rear
speakers. Movie and Music modes let you
choose the best audio performance for blockbuster movies and your favorite music
- Movie Modes: The Movie Surround Sound mode provides an
expansive and enveloping soundstage. The Dialog Enhancer mode provides
increased dialog clarity especially with complex movie soundtracks.
- Music Modes: Music mode delivers a dynamic and
enthralling sound quality improvement with your favorite audio tracks. You
can also choose to listen in pure stereo mode, with no additional acoustic
Audio Settings: The Denon HEOS HomeCinema system offers a variety of
adjustable audio settings to enhance your listening experience.
- Dialog Enhancer: 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
- Dynamic Bass Boost: Denon's proprietary
Dynamic Bass Boost provides advanced frequency and dynamic range
tailoring to deliver deep bass while preventing distortion due
to excessive overload.
- Night Mode: Night Mode lets you
listen at reduced volume levels, letting you enjoy the full range audio
experience without disturbing other family members. The Night Mode
can be activated in stereo mode, as well as with any of the three available
custom sound modes.
Mounting Options: Denon's HomeCinema home theater soundbar
speaker system offers a variety of mounting options for the active soundbar
speaker and wireless powered sub.
- Soundbar Placement: The soundbar of the HomeCinema
should be placed as close as possible to the television screen. It should
be centered left-to-right with the screen, and ideally no more than a few
inches above or below. The most common location is below the screen.
Sometimes this location can be difficult, because the base of the TV
gets in the way. The HomeCinema has two sets of feet (0.75" &
1.25" high) that raise the soundbar speaker off the shelf,
for a more stable and attractive installation when used with this type
of television. If you prefer wall mounting, the soundbar features built-in
keyholes that let you easily mount the soundbar directly to the wall
- Subwoofer Placement: You can place the wireless powered
subwoofer practically anywhere in the room; within a wireless range of 25'.
For the best sound, place the subwoofer near a wall or corner, within 19'
of the soundbar speaker, and on the same side of the room as the soundbar.
This compact subwoofer can be placed horizontally or vertically for the
widest range of installation options. Attach the supplied non-slip stickers
to the subwoofer for hardwood and tile flooring. The port on the back of the
subwoofer cabinet should be unobstructed.
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Sound: The CinemaHome is also part
of Denon's HEOS wireless multi-room sound system.
HEOS by Denon 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 through out your home. Plus, set-up is intuitive and simple.
To make HEOS wireless multi-room audio work in your home, you'll need.
- Denon's HEOS network audio amplifiers, pre-amplifiers,
- a wireless (WiFi) home network with internet connection
- a Apple iOS or Android device connected to your home
wireless (WiFi) network
- the free HEOS by Denon app downloaded on your Apple
iOS or Android device
Wired or Wireless Network Connectivity: The Denon HEOS
system uses your home's wireless (WiFi) network for whole-house audio
entertainment. The HomeCinema can connect to your home's network via Ethernet
(RJ-45) or WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n). A dual-band (2.4/5GHZ) "N" router is
recommended for the most reliable wireless network connection. The
HEOS by Denon app for Apple iOS and Android is used for wireless (WiFi) setup with
your home's network.
- Wired Setup: Simply connect the HomeCinema speaker
system to your
home network using an Ethernet cable and the speaker 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 HomeCinema 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 HomeCinema. The app will then copy your mobile device's wireless network
settings over to the speaker via the connected cable. You can add additional
wireless speakers to the HEOS system by selecting "Add Device" from
the HEOS app's settings menu.
HEOS Extend or similar wireless extender (sold separately) may be
necessary if your network's wireless signal is weak to some of the HEOS
systems in your application.
Multi-Room Configuration: By combing the HomeCinema soundbar
speaker system with other
Denon 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 audio source (other than your connected TV) in every room or any combination
of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room. The Denon HEOS
wireless audio system automatically synchronizes audio playback between multiple
speakers so that the audio coming from different rooms is perfectly in sync with
- Systems: The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system by
Denon can support up to 32 HEOS music amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, and/or
speakers (sold separately) on a single wireless network.
- Sources: The following sources can be distributed through
the HEOS multi-room audio system - soundbar inputs (HDMI/Optical/Coax/Aux),
select online music services, DLNA music servers, select music files stored
on a USB mass storage class device, and music on your Apple iOS or Android
- 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.
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 speakers in the home.
Digital & Analog Inputs (including HDMI): Denon's HomeCinema
home theater soundbar speaker system offers a variety of digital & analog inputs
to connect to your TV and AV gear; including HDMI, optical/coaxial digital, and
analog stereo minijack. All inputs are all selected by the television button on
HomeCinema's front-panel or remote, but which is active is determined by
auto-priority. If only one input is receiving a signal, that input will play. If
more than one input is receiving a signal, the order of priority is HDMI,
Digital Optical, Digital Coaxial, and Analog.
- HDMI: Many TVs come with one of the HDMI inputs
equipped with Audio Return Channel (ARC), which lets you listen to audio
from a source device (such as a cable or satellite box) as well as being
able to listen to audio from the TV's internal tuner or from a smart TV's
built-in content streaming capabilities. Simply connect the HomeCinema's HDMI
ARC output to your TV with the supplied HDMI cable, and you can enjoy audio
from your set-top box as well as enjoying audio from the TV. In addition,
the system offers a HDMI input for directly connecting an external AV
component such as your Blu-ray player or Cable/Satellite receiver. The HDMI
input will output the audio signal through the soundbar and send the video
signal to the soundbar's HDMI ARC jack and your connected TV.
- Optical & Coaxial: For TVs without ARC via HDMI, you
can connect the HomeCinema via one of the two available digital audio
connections; both optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA) digital audio inputs
are provided. These digital inputs support 2ch PCM and 5.1ch Dolby
- Minijack: Additionally, Denon has included a stereo
analog minijack (3.5mm) input jack that lets you connect the HomeCinema to
your TV without ARC or a digital output, or to a portable music player. This
connection only supports 2ch PCM.
Note: The digital optical output and HDMI ARC terminals of
most newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving
Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network
connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from
sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player
or satellite/cable box). That's why we recommend that in addition to the
HDMI ARC connection from the soundbar speaker to your TV, you should also
run separate digital audio cables (optical, coaxial, or HDMI) from your
satellite/cable box and Blu-ray player to the soundbar speaker for best
Online Music Services: You'll be able to stream your
favorite online music service like Pandora, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Tidal,
Rhapsody, TuneIn, and Spotify Connect. More streaming music service coming soon
(stay tuned). The
app on your Apple iOS or Android device will serve as the
controller for these apps and provide song/artist information with Album Art.
The HEOS system includes access to more than 70,000 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 70,000
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
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 HomeCinema speaker system. 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.
- 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
DLNA Certified: The Denon HomeCinema speaker system is DLNA (Digital
Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant. This allows you to
wirelessly stream a variety of music files stored on your network connected
Windows PC or DLNA-certified NAS drives to the HomeCinema. 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.
USB Port: The HomeCinema is fitted with a rear-panel USB
(type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of 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 speaker's USB
port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.
- 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.
Compatible Music Formats: The HomeCinema speaker
system supports playback of a variety of music files; including MP3, WMA, AAC
(MPEG4), WAV, ALAC (lossless), and FLAC (lossless).
Compatible Audio Formats ||Sampling
Frequencies ||Bit rate ||
Media Audio) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||48-192 kbps ||.wma |
Audio Layer-3) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||32-320 kbps ||.mp3 |
|WAV (PCM) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||16-bit ||.wav |
| AAC (MPEG-4) || 32/44.1/48 kHz || 48-320 kbps || .aac/.m4a |
Lossless Audio Codec) ||44.1/48 kHz ||16-bit ||.m4A |
Lossless Audio Codec) ||44.1/48 kHz ||16-bit ||.flac |
HEOS by Denon App: You'll want to download the HEOS by Denon
App from the
Apple App Store or
Google Play Store onto your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (2.3+) device. The
app is required and provides everything you need to set up multi-room audio and enjoy
online 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 speaker 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.
- Source: You can select which source you want to listen
to from the app. Choose from online music services like Pandora, Spotify,
TuneIn, Rhapsody, etc.; your music library from your Apple iOS or Android
device, Windows PC, or USB thumbdrive; and inputs (HDMI/Aux/Optical/Coax) on
the HomeCinema soundbar. 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.
TV Remote: The HomeCinema has the ability to work with your
existing TV's remote
control so you can control the soundbar and your TV with just one remote. For
compatibility with the broadest range of TV types and styles, the HomeCinema
features the ability to re-transmit IR codes via the included IR repeater, which
lets you properly position the soundbar in front of your TV and yet still easily
control both the HomeCinema and the TV.
Standby Modes: The Denon HEOS HomeCinema features two
standby modes to save power.
- Network Standby: To save power, the speaker system will
automatically enter "Network Standby" whenever there is no network
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 Network Standby as it is a fully
- Deep Standby: The speaker 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" the speaker system from Deep
Standby, you must press the volume or mute buttons which will immediately
turn on the front panel LED.