Wireless Audio System
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Wireless Audio System
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Sound: The HEOS Link is part of
Denon's HEOS wireless multiroom 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. Plus, set-up is intuitive and simple. To Make HEOS work in
your home, you'll need..
- Denon's 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 by Denon app downloaded on your Apple iOS or Android
Note: 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.
Wireless Pre-Amplifier: The HEOS Link adds HEOS multiroom
audio functionality to virtually any existing home audio or powered speaker
system. The HEOS Link connects to your home audio system via its stereo RCA
pre-amp outputs or optical and coaxial digital outputs (2ch PCM only). The
analog output can be set to fixed or variable. The Link pre-amplifier also
includes a mono-RCA sub output to connect a powered subwoofer.
Wired or Wireless Network Connectivity: The Denon HEOS
system uses your home's wireless (WiFi) network for whole-house audio
entertainment. The HEOS Link 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 free HEOS by
Denon app for Apple iOS and Android is used for wireless (WiFi) setup with your
- Wired Setup: Simply connect the HEOS Link 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 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. 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.
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.
HEOS by Denon App: You'll need 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 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,
TuneIn, Rhapsody), your music library (from your mobile device or USB
device), and the unit's Aux input. You can also select music from Playlists
you've created and your recent listening history.
- 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 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 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 song 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 great sound.
- 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.
- 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 take
multiple HEOS systems and play them together so you're outputting the same
source information from of all of the HEOS systems at the same time.
Grouping the systems will also allow for proper synchronization to all
systems so you should never hear an audio delay between the HEOS systems.
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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 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.
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 HEOS Link pre-amplifier 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
USB Port: The HEOS Link 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 pre-amp'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.
DLNA Certified: The Denon HEOS Link 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 HEOS Link. 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.
Compatible Music Formats: The HEOS Link 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 |
Analog & Digital Inputs: The HEOS Link 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 digital input supports 2ch PCM only.
IR Output & 12V Trigger: Connect the included infrared
emitter to the HEOS Link's IR output and place it so that it's near the
front-panel of your Denon component. Or, if your Denon has a direct IR input
jack, you can connect the HEOS Link via the supplied IR direct cable. There's
also a 12V trigger output that lets you connect the HEOS Link to other devices
or products that feature a 12V trigger input, like your integrated amplifier or