The new Denon wireless speaker range is called Home. There are three models in the new range: Home 150, Home 250 and Home 350. The Home 150 is the entry-level model with a combination of a 3.5-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter. The Home 250 has a pair of tweezers that are angled to create a wider soundstage, while the midrange and bass are produced through two 4-inch woofers. Each driver has its own digital amplifier, plus there’s a 5.25-inch passive bass radiator that works a bit like a subwoofer. Finally, the Denon Home 350 is the beast in the line-up with six channels of amplification feeding two 6.5-inch woofers, a pair of 2-inch midrange drivers, plus two tweeters for the treble detail.
Denon Home Features
- Comprehensive streaming: Spotify Free or Premium, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer and more via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth
- Wireless whole-home audio: Group other HEOS-compatible devices (AV receivers, soundbars, systems, and speakers) to play the same or different music in multiple rooms, wirelessly
- Hi-res audio: Gapless playback of high-resolution files including 192kHz/24-bit FLAC, WAV, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz via Network or rear USB port
- Easy setup: Use the free HEOS app to effortlessly set up the Denon Home speakers on your home Wi-Fi network
- Quick Select buttons: Store your three or six favorite internet radio stations to enjoy when you want, without the hassle of searching for your smart device
- Voice control: Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri (additional devices required)
- Stereo pairing: Using the HEOS app, group two Denon Home speakers together as the left and right channel of a stereo pair
- Flexible connection: USB port for mass storage, Ethernet and 3.5mm aux input for local connections
When it comes to music streaming services, each Home speaker has the following services baked into their firmware: Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, TuneIn and Deezer. Other music sources can be streamed from a smartphone, tablet or computer via Apple AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth. A USB socket and 3.5mm aux input on each speaker also enables users to play music from a thumb drive or even from an old-fashioned analog source. The DSP (digital signal processor) in the Home speakers can handle a wide range of digital music files such as ALAC, FLAC and WAV file up to 192kHz/24-bit, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz.
Voice control is possible via Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa through their respective compatible devices. All three Denon Home speakers have microphones built-in, with native voice assistant support to be added via firmware update in 2020.
The all-new design language used for the Denon Home range includes a buttonless panel with a proximity sensor that causes the touch controls to illuminate when your hand moves near. Three or six (depending on the model) Quick Select buttons offer one-press access to your favorite internet radio stations. Meanwhile, a water- and stain-resistant wraparound cloth results in greater flexibility of placement, so you can enjoy great Denon sound in the kitchen or bathroom.
All of the Home models are available in a choice of white or black finishes, to fit in seamlessly with any home décor.
Additional Home 150 Specifications
- 1x 1-inch tweeter, 1x 3.5-inch woofer
- 2x Class D power amplifiers
- Dimensions: 120 x 187 x 120mm (WxHxD)
Additional Home 250 Specifications
- Stereo configuration with angled tweeters
- 2x 0.75-inch tweeters, 2x 4-inch woofers, 5.25-inch passive bass radiator
- 4x Class D power amplifiers
- Dimensions: 295 x 216 x 120mm (WxHxD)
Additional Home 350 Specifications
- 2x 0.75-inch tweeters, 2x 2-inch mid-range drivers, 2x 6.5-inch woofers
- 6x Class D power amplifiers
- 6x Quick Selects vs. 3x on Denon Home 150 and 250
- Dimensions: 380 x 225 x 180mm (WxHxD)
Pricing and Availability
The new Home 150 (€249/£219/$249), Home 250 (€499/£449/$499) and Home 350 (€699/£599/$699) will become available in late January 2020 for purchase via authorized Denon retailers. For more information please visit www.denon.co.uk