HEOS Denon is a wireless audio and home theater company founded all the way back in 1910, when they were best-known for their high-quality gramophone players. Here’s our Denon review.
What Is Denon?
Denon is an audio hardware company founded in 1910 when two Japanese companies merged together. Over the 20th century, Denon was known for its gramophone players, turntables, phono cartridges, tape recorders, and other old-timey technologies.
Starting in the 1970s, Denon launched a full lineup of high-end audio products – including everything from robust direct drive turntables (famous for their huge bases, sloping platters, and beautiful LED displays) along with PCM digital records for studio use.
Later, they pioneered many advanced CD playback devices for both home and studio use – including digital-to-analog converter technology. Starting in the 21st century, Denon introduced some of the first receivers and preamplifiers/processors that incorporated both Dolby Digital (originally known as AC-3) and THX processing.
Finally we get to today, when Denon is a renowned designer of some of the industry’s best specialty, audio, home theater, and custom installation products.
With that rich history in mind, let’s take a look at the products Denon has to offer.
Denon HEOS Products
Denon separates its products into four categories, including Wireless Audio, Home Theater, HiFi, and Portable Audio.
HEOS Denon’s wireless audio systems are branded under the HEOS name. HEOS promises to help you fill every room with music, connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, and listen to high-resolution audio. The company’s products include all of the following:
-HEOS 1 Go Pack
All of these components and speakers form some part of your HEOS home speaker system. The HEOS 1, for example, is a compact, portable, wireless speaker priced at $199.99, while the HEOS HomeCinema is a soundbar and subwoofer combo pack (priced at $599).
The larger and higher-priced your HEOS speakers get, the larger and more powerful their sound will be.
Meanwhile, devices like the HEOS Extend ($99.99) promise to improve and extend your wireless network to ensure you can connect your HEOS speakers all over your home.
Denon home speaker products include receivers, Blu-Ray players, and soundbars. Denon is well-known for its lineup of receivers, which range in price from $279 to $3000.
-Receivers: AVR-X7200WA, AVR-X6200W, AVR-X4200W, AVR-X3300W, AVR-X23300W, AVR-X1300W, AVR-S920W, AVR-S720W, AVR-S510BT, HEOS Link
-Blu-Ray: DBT-3313UDCI and DBT-1713UD
-Soundbars: HEOS HomeCinema
Denon receivers promise to provide versatile and uncompromising A/V surround technology complete with Denon’s high-end audio playback experience to meet the needs of home theater enthusiasts and beginners alike.
Denon’s selection of HiFi products includes amplifiers, miniature amplifiers, DACs, and turntables, including all of the following:
-Amplifiers: PMA-50 and HEOS Amp
-Mini Amplifiers: D-M40
-DAC: DA-300USB and DA-10
-Turntables: DP-300F, DP-29F, DP-200USB, DL-301II, DL-110, DL-103R, and DL-103
Denon’s portable audio equipment includes speakers, in-ear headphones, noise canceling headphones, and over-ear headphones that promise to deliver high-quality sound directly into your ears. Products include all of the following:
-Bluetooth Speakers: Envaya Mini DSB-100 and Envaya DSB-200
-In-Ear Headphones: AH-W150, AH,C50MA, AH-C250, and AH-C120MA.
-Over-Ear Headphones: AH-MM400, AH-MM300, and AH-MM200
-Noise Canceling Headphones: AH-GC20
Overall, these products promise to minimize distractions from the outside world while delivering the high-quality, powerful sound for which Denon is famous.
Should You Use Denon’s Audio Equipment for your Home Speaker System?
Denon has over 100 years of experience producing high-quality audio hardware. The company is well-known for its amplifiers and turntables but also makes a diverse range of in-home speaker systems, headphones, and HiFi setups. The products are priced in line with what you would expect to pay for similar home audio systems from Bose and Sonos – they’re higher-priced, but not unreasonably so. Ultimately, Denon makes a range of popular audio hardware devices that can be used all throughout your home.