Denon's HEOS streaming home audio range is getting two new pieces, with the multi room system adding new ways to easily hook up existing speakers. The HEOS Link and HEOS Amp join Denon's Sonos rival, for those who already have their choice of receiver speakers but still want to add wireless streaming to them.
Denon has revealed its take on home music streaming, HEOS by Denon, a Sonos-rivaling selection of wireless speakers that can funnel music from local and cloud sources. Initially arriving as a trio of all-in-one units - the HEOS 3, HEOS 5, and HEOS 7 - the new line-up hooks up to an existing WiFi dual-band 802.11n network, with the potential for synchronized playback across every zone.
Despite having announced a plethora of over-the-ear headphones last week, Denon isn't quite finished yet. This time around, the company has unveiled their brand new AH-NDC-800 models. The headphones manage to pack plenty of features into the cans, making sure that when you see the price tag, you don't freak out. At least they tried, anyway, with features like dual noise cancelling.
Denon has unveiled a complete new range of headphones that are compatible with the iPhone and iPod. The headphones include new models in over the ear style including the AH-D510R (SRP: $99.99) and AH-D310R (SRP: $69.99) and in-ear models including the AH-C560R (SRP: $99.99) and AH-C260R (SRP: $49.99).
While there's plenty of room for the home media manufacturers out there to make brand new things to feature the recently announced AirPlay from Apple, that doesn't necessarily mean that a few of the "oldie-but-goodie" systems out there need to be completely forgotten. The AVR-4311CI from Denon is set to get optimized for the newest wireless media streaming service.
Denon is huge in the home theater audio market and the company has announced three new AV amplifiers for home theater fans with two of the new units supporting 3D. The two 3D supporting amps include the AVR-3311 and the AVR-1911. The AVR-1611 doesn't support 3D, but has some nice features.
As well as Denon's pair of new "universal" Blu-ray players, the company also has a double-handful of A/V receivers to announce too. The Denon AVR-991, AVR-891, AVR-791, AVR-591 and the AVR-391 are all "home theater" models and will begin to show up on shelves from May 2010, while there are two new 7.1-channel premium models, the AVR-1911 and AVR-1611, and three "CI-class" receivers for custom integrators, the AVR-4311CI, AVR-3311CI and AVR-2311CI. All get HDMI v1.4a Repeater Inputs with 3D (supporting all mandated formats), an Audio Return Channel and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) support, while some pack multi-room audio and HD audio from Dolby and DTS.
Denon have outed their latest range of Blu-ray players, complete with 3D "readiness", which slot into the company's "universal" range. That means the DBP-2011UDCI and DBP-1611UD won't just play Blu-ray and DVD discs, but CD, DVD-Audio and SACD as well. In fact, Denon reckon the pair can handle "virtually all 5-inch silver discs", which seems like an invitation to a lawsuit to us.
Weakening foreign currencies against soaring yen are slowly affecting the prices of Made-In-Japan electronic goods, globally; even the already high-price Denon flagship DVD-A1UD Universal Blu-Ray player can’t escape the reality. For the latter, there’s more frustrating news than price adjustment, the Japanese firm has once again postponing the launch of the World’s first Universal desk, but this time, much further behind to mid of October.
Denon set tone with the announcement of DVD-A1UD (DVD-A1UDCI, US release), the world’s first universal desk with inclusion of SACD, DVD-A, HDCD in their flagship Blu-ray universal player months ago, and was scheduled to due this month. Interested buyers with deep pocket may have to wait couple months longer, the $4,200 do-it-all desk has been postponed to due in March.