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Introducing: HEOS Amp & Link

Introducing: HEOS Amp & Link

​Now everyone can enjoy great sound anywhere. ​


You plug the what, into where? What does this doohickey do? The installation manual is how long? We get it, not everyone is a technophile and not everyone speaks as fluent of “tech” as some of the team members here at HEOS by Denon​. On the flipside, we know some of you out there know exactly what a 48 kHz sampling rate is and how important it is that your wireless music system operates on 802.11n dual band Wi-Fi. 


So, to help both audiophiles and the less-technically-savvy alike understand the two newest additions to our product line, we interviewed our resident audiophile…and also decoded his responses, just in case you’re not quite on the same level.


QUESTION 1: What is the difference between Amp & Link

Audiophile Answer: The HEOS Amp​ is a wireless amplifier that will turn any speakers into a wireless zone, while the HEOS Link​ is a wireless pre-amplifier that you can connect via analog, digital coax or fiber optic cables to any audio system to turn it into a HEOS audio zone.

​Decoded Definition

  • Amp:  Plug the HEOS Amp into the speakers you have at home right now. Experience high quality HEOS sound, all while controlling your music from your mobile device via the HEOS App.
  • Link: Plug the HEOS Link into your current stereo or home entertainment system to bring HEOS functionality to your current set up.​

Basically, take the three steps to set up and experience high quality sound that you can control through your phone…without any massive set up. Feel the power.


QUESTION 2: Why is this such a better option than what is in my house currently?

Audiophile Answer: HEOS Link will give you complete control, this product will give you the functionality to power on your existing Denon stereo system, set up the appropriate input and allow you to adjust the volume of the system. Additionally, both the HEOS Amp and HEOS Link support 802.11n dual band Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5 GHz) so the actual wireless capabilities of the products are more robust than other products out there.

Additionally, the HEOS Link is system agnostic. It does not matter how old or new your current stereo system is, the Link will bring you into the 21st century and have you connected to Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody and your favorite Internet Radio.

​Decoded Definition: The Amp and Link will allow you to set up the totally sweet, wireless home audio system you’ve been looking for. Ditch the stigma of mom and dad’s old hand-me-down stereo system and start playing the Spotify playlists you love​ (without spending hours reading an instruction manual) - think of the bragging rights.


QUESTION 3: What makes the HEOS Amp and HEOS Link sound so amazing?

Audiophile Answer: 100 years of sound research and product perfection of Denon is contained within both the Amp and Link products. Product-specific, we can say:

     Amp

  • 100 watt per channel Class D amplifier
  • Low distortion and high current capability
  • Built-in dual band wireless “N” connects to standard home wireless networks

      Link:

  • High quality D/A conversion
  • 12V trigger and IR outputs for power and volume control of external devices
  • Built-in dual band wireless “N” connects to standard home wireless networks

Decoded Definition: Seriously, anyway you say it: anywhere sounds amazing with HEOS.


Any final thoughts?

Audiophile Answer: Both the HEOS Amp and HEOS Link are much easier to configure than other products out there, and, since HEOS is a wireless multi-room audio system, it is completely scalable to where you live. Once the Amp or Link is set up in your home, you can add the wireless HEOS 3, HEOS 5 or HEOS 7 speakers in different rooms in your home where you want to get amazing sounding audio, all of which will be controlled through the central HEOS application. 

​Decoded Definition: You’re gonna plug in 3 cords, download a mobile app & start listening to music. Done and done. You want to add more sound throughout your house? You can do that…whenever and wherever you want tuneage – and you control it all, through one app. 


Sounds amazing, right? If you’d like to learn even more about our newest products, feel free to ask on our Facebook ​or Twitter (if we can’t answer, we’ll forward it on to our audiophile!) and check out additional specs on the website​.​

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