Published on March 14th, 2017 | by Gary Johnson1
Denon HEOS AVR brings 5.1 surround sound wirelessly
As more people have ditched their old CRT TVs in favour for larger flat screen display’s many have also purchased sound bars or gone the whole hog with an AV amplifier to vastly improve the sound. Today we have news that the upcoming Denon HEOS AVR brings 5.1 surround sound to your home wirelessly.
We have reported before the many ways owners of larger HDTVs can improve their experience, but many may not want all the cables that are needed to hook up a dedicated 5.1 AV amp to experience true surround sound.
Now though the Denon HEOS AVR may be the answer as it’s an AVR receiver that will enable a truly wireless surround set up. The unit will talk wirelessly to the matching HEOS speakers and soon to be released subwoofer, and will mean owners can place their speakers around the room without cables running everywhere.
Of course all the speakers will still need to be plugged into the mains and the company is promising there will be no drop in sound quality with the system. There are four HDMI2.0/HDCP 2.2 inputs for all your sources, and the class D amplifier has 100w of power per channel.
It offers Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio support, and also supports hi-res audio including DSD 2.4 and 5.6, FLAC, ALAC, MP3, and AAC, whether played via USB or wirelessly. There is a smartphone app that allows owners to stream music from the likes of Tidal, Spotify, Napster, and Deezer.
The Denon HEOS AVR is due for release next month costing £799.
Will you be thinking of getting this AV amp?