Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver - Dreamedia AV
Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver - Dreamedia AV
Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver - Dreamedia AV
Vendor: Denon

Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver

Multi-zone network audio player with Class D amplification
$2,499.00
$2,499.00

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Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver

Elevate Your Audio Experience with Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2

Imagine a home where music flows through every room, tailored to the tastes of each family member, where gatherings are elevated with impeccable sound, and where your favorite tunes accompany you as you move from space to space. The Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver turns this vision into reality, offering an unparalleled multi-zone audio experience that blends high-quality sound with cutting-edge technology.

Uncompromising Sound Quality

The heart of the Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 beats with the precision of Class D amplification, delivering a robust 60 watts per channel. This power can be doubled to an impressive 120 watts when bridged, ensuring that even the most demanding speakers are driven with clarity and strength. The result is an audio performance that captures the nuances of your music, from the softest whisper to the crescendo of an orchestral symphony.

Key Audio Specifications:

  • Number of Zones: 4
  • Number of Channels: 8
  • Amplification Type: Class D
  • Stereo RMS Power (watts): 60
  • Bridged Power Output (watts): 130
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • THD in Stereo: 0.05 %

Multi-Room Magic

Designed for the modern home, the Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 seamlessly integrates into your life. Control is at your fingertips with the HEOS app, compatible with both Android and iOS devices, allowing you to manage your listening experience without the need for physical controls on the device itself. Group rooms together, adjust volume independently, and create the perfect ambiance for any occasion.

Multi-Room Features:

  • Control: Via the HEOS app on Android or iOS
  • Grouping: Ability to group rooms and control volume independently
  • HEOS Player Support: Up to 32 players

Endless Streaming Possibilities

With the Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2, your music choices are limitless. Stream from popular services like Spotify, Pandora, and TuneIn, or play your personal collection of MP3s, WAVs, or even high-resolution FLAC and DSD files. The dedicated USB ports for each zone ensure that your music library is always accessible.

Connectivity Highlights:

  • USB Ports: Dedicated port for each zone
  • Network Connectivity: Dual RJ-45 Ethernet LAN ports
  • Streaming Services: Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, and more
  • Music Formats Supported: MP3, AAC, WMA, ALAC, WAV, FLAC, DSD

A Design That Fits Your Lifestyle

The Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 is not just about performance; it's about integration into your home with style. The sleek 2RU single chassis design can be rack-mounted with included rack ears, ensuring a clean and professional look in any setting.

Design Details:

  • Chassis: 2RU single chassis
  • Rack Mounting: Included rack ears for easy installation

Intuitive and Flexible Control

The era of complicated AV setups is over. With the Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2, you can enjoy matrix switching for multiple sources, voice control compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant, and DSP filters to fine-tune your audio experience. The system's flexibility is further enhanced with trigger outputs and a quiet fan cooling system that keeps the unit operating efficiently, no matter how intense your music sessions get.

Control and Customization Features:

  • DSP Filters: High pass/low pass with adjustable crossover points
  • Matrix Switching: Yes
  • Trigger Outputs: 4 12V
  • Voice Control Compatibility: Alexa, Google Assistant

Ensuring Reliable Performance

Your music experience should be uninterrupted and pure. The Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 is actively cooled by a quiet fan, ensuring reliable performance even during back-to-back playback sessions. This level of reliability is what makes the HEOSDRIVEHS2 the centerpiece of your home audio system.

The Dreamedia Advantage

At Dreamedia, we understand the importance of a home theater system that not only sounds great but also enhances your living space. We are here to help design and integrate the Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 into your home, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable audio experience. Our expertise in home theater technology ensures that you get the most out of this exceptional AV receiver.

Connect with Confidence

With its versatile connectivity options, the Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver is the epitome of audio excellence and technological innovation. Whether you're an audiophile or simply enjoy music throughout your home, this receiver offers the features and quality you demand.

Connectivity at a Glance:

  • Analog Inputs: Four analogue audio inputs
  • Digital Inputs: Two optical and two coaxial digital audio inputs
  • USB: Four USB sockets for music storage
  • Ethernet: Two Ethernet ports for connecting to additional HEOS devices

A Symphony of Features

The Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 is more than just an AV receiver; it's a statement of sophistication and functionality. With high power output, low impedance drive capability, and built-in DSP for customizable speaker output configurations, it's designed to cater to the discerning listener who values both form and function.

Feature Recap:

  • Versatile connectivity options for all your audio needs
  • High-quality amplification with expandable power
  • Line outputs for connecting to a variety of audio equipment
  • Multi-zone, multi-source audio distribution
  • Easy grouping and volume control for different rooms
  • Rack-mountable design for a sleek, professional setup

Your Dream Setup Awaits

Dreamedia is ready to bring the Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver into your home and elevate your audio experience to new heights. With our assistance, you'll enjoy the full potential of this state-of-the-art receiver, designed for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Contact us to design the perfect audio solution tailored to your needs, and let the music play on.

Embrace the Denon Difference

The Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver is not just a product; it's an investment in unparalleled audio quality and convenience. With Dreamedia, you can rest assured that you're making the right choice for your home entertainment system. Experience the Denon difference today.

Transform your home into a sanctuary of sound with the Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver. Contact Dreamedia for a personalized consultation and step into a world where audio perfection meets smart home convenience.

Our Review

Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver Review

Introduction

The Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver emerges as a sophisticated solution for those seeking a comprehensive multi-room audio experience. As part of Denon's acclaimed HEOS series, this AV receiver distinguishes itself with robust amplification and extensive connectivity options, catering to custom installations and audiophiles alike. It promises not only to centralize your home audio but also to deliver it with uncompromising quality.

Design and Build

The HEOSDRIVEHS2 boasts a sleek, professional design that is immediately indicative of its high-end status. Its 2U enclosure is relatively compact for an AV receiver that consolidates four separate audio zones, making it an efficient use of space in a rack setup. While the absence of physical controls might be a sticking point for some, this design choice emphasizes the HEOSDRIVEHS2's commitment to a streamlined, app-driven user interface. The included rack ears are a welcome addition, facilitating an organized and integrated installation in a home theater rack.

Connectivity

Denon has equipped the HEOSDRIVEHS2 with an array of inputs and outputs that ensure it can handle virtually any audio setup. The inclusion of analog, digital, USB, and Ethernet ports allows for a multitude of devices to be connected, from traditional turntables to modern networked devices. This level of connectivity empowers users to build a truly versatile audio system that can cater to both wired and wireless preferences.

Amplification and Sound Quality

At the heart of the HEOSDRIVEHS2 is its Class D amplification, providing 60W per channel, which can be expanded to 120W when bridged. This power is not just about volume; it's about delivering refined and detailed sound even at lower levels. The transparent audio electronics ensure that the sound remains pure and true to the original recording, a testament to Denon's legacy in high-fidelity audio.

Multi-Zone Features

The HEOSDRIVEHS2 shines in multi-room audio setups, with its ability to support four distinct zones. Each zone can play its own audio source or sync with others for a cohesive listening experience throughout your space. The sophisticated room grouping and independent volume control are invaluable for those who want to tailor their listening experience to different areas of their home or office.

Control and User Interface

Control of the HEOSDRIVEHS2 is elegantly managed through a dedicated app available for both Android and iOS devices. The app's design focuses on ease of use, allowing users to manipulate audio settings, select sources, and group zones with intuitive taps and swipes. However, some users may find the interface cumbersome if they prefer physical knobs and buttons for on-the-fly adjustments.

Installation and Setup

Integrating the HEOSDRIVEHS2 into your audio system is straightforward for the tech-savvy, although it might be complex enough to warrant professional installation for others. The initial setup may present some challenges, such as ensuring the app correctly recognizes the device, but these are one-time hurdles that can be overcome with some manual adjustments.

Performance

In use, the HEOSDRIVEHS2 delivers on its promise of distributing high-quality audio across multiple zones. The built-in DSP allows for fine-tuning of speaker outputs, ensuring optimal performance tailored to the acoustics of each room. Additionally, the active cooling system is a thoughtful feature that prevents overheating, ensuring that the receiver operates reliably, even when powering all zones simultaneously.

Flexibility and Customization

For custom integration professionals, the HEOSDRIVEHS2 is a dream. The bridgeable amps and adjustable filters provide a level of audio customization that can satisfy even the most particular audiophile. This flexibility also means that in many cases, additional components such as standalone HEOS Amps or Links may not be necessary, streamlining the overall setup.

Limitations

Despite its many strengths, the HEOSDRIVEHS2 does have limitations. Its support for high-resolution audio is capped at 16 bits, 48kHz, which may disappoint those who prefer listening to higher resolutions. Moreover, the complexity of the system might be daunting for some, requiring a willingness to engage with the nuances of audio configuration.

Final Thoughts

The Denon HEOSDRIVEHS2 AV Receiver stands out as a powerful and versatile centerpiece for multi-room audio systems. Its high-quality sound, extensive connectivity, and multi-zone capabilities make it an excellent choice for both residential and commercial applications. While it may require some technical know-how or professional assistance to set up, its performance and customization options are likely to please those who demand a top-tier audio experience. Whether you're looking to outfit your home or a larger space with superior sound, the HEOSDRIVEHS2 is a compelling option to consider.

Specifications

Audio

  • Number Of Zones: 4
  • Number Of Channels: 8
  • Amplification Type: Class D
  • Stereo RMS Power (watts): 60
  • Bridged Power Output (watts): 130
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • THD in Stereo: 0.05 %
  • Pre-Amp Outputs: Stereo pair for each zone
  • Zone Configuration: Configurable for stereo or mixed mono output
  • Speaker Outputs: 4-way binding posts, banana plug compatible

Decoding

  • Dolby Digital: Yes
  • Dolby Digital+: Yes

Connectivity

  • USB Ports: Dedicated port for each zone
  • Network Connectivity: Dual RJ-45 Ethernet LAN ports
  • Streaming Services: Various, including Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn
  • Internet Radio: Yes
  • Music Formats Supported: MP3, AAC, WMA, ALAC, WAV, FLAC, DSD

Design

  • Chassis: 2RU single chassis

Features

  • DSP Filters: High pass/low pass with adjustable crossover points
  • Matrix Switching: Yes
  • Trigger Outputs: 4 12V
  • Cooling System: Quiet fan cooling
  • Voice Control Compatibility: Alexa, Google Assistant
  • HEOS App Compatibility: Yes
  • Multi-Room Capability: Yes
  • HEOS Player Support: Up to 32 players

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