You may not have noticed yet, but there is a revolution going on in the world of home audio-- welcome to wireless multi-room sound systems. Over the last five years, more and more consumers are choosing wireless audio products for their homes with convenience, ease-of-use, quality of sound, and connectivity leading the reasons why consumers are making the change.
In a nutshell, with a wireless multi-room audio system you can control all the speakers in the system from a single remote — usually a smartphone or tablet app. Through the app, you can stream music from your favorite music sources. Play the same music throughout your home or choose different music selections for different rooms, that is the joy of wireless multi-room sound systems.
An easy mistake is to confuse wireless multi-room audio systems with the many portable wireless speakers on the market. Portable wireless speakers do not connect to other speakers so there is no multi-room sound experience. Some are charged via USB while others need a dedicated power supply for recharging. The most common standard for these is Bluetooth. Most multi-room speakers are connected via Wi-Fi, providing the ability to stream music on multiple channels, with longer transmission distances, more robust connections and higher resolution audio streaming.
In a wireless multi-room speaker setup, you still need to plug the speaker’s power cord to outlet to produce sound. The revolutionary “wireless” part of the equation is the way the speakers access the audio signal source and connect to each other. The speaker doesn’t need to be physically connected to an audio receiver or signal transmitter. For instance, the HEOS® by Denon wireless multi-room sound system creates an audio “ecosystem” to up to 32 devices throughout an entire home via an existing Wi-Fi network all controlled by the HEOS app, available for iOS, Android™* and Kindle Fire™. Add one of their HEOS 1 products with Go Pack and you can even stream Bluetooth® content throughout the home.
Through the app, HEOS flawlessly delivers your favorite music from leading cloud sources like Spotify®, Pandora®, TuneIn, Rhapsody™, iHeart Radio, TIDAL, SiriusXM, Soundcloud® and Amazon Music or stream content stored on your smart devices, PCs, Macs or NAS drives. Instantly you have multi-room audio control at your fingertips, commanding music in every room from any device, by grouping several rooms together to play the same song or play a different song in every room.
In all, HEOS is a true wireless multi-room sound system featuring four stunning, wireless multi-zone speakers; HEOS 1, HEOS 3, HEOS 5 and HEOS 7; an accessory package for the HEOS 1 – the Go Pack which includes a rechargeable battery, the HEOS HomeCinema soundbar and subwoofer, the HEOS Drive multi-zone amplifier as well as the HEOS Link and HEOS Amp, that bring HEOS functionality to Hi-Fi systems and passive speakers.
For more information about wireless multi-room sound systems and HEOS, please visit www.HEOSbyDenon.com.