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HEOS® by Denon® HomeCinema HS2 Soundbar System-HEOSHCHS2

Model #: HEOSHCHS2
237557
HEOS by Denon
At a Glance

The HEOS HomeCinema HS2 wireless sound bar and subwoofer adds power and depth to your favorite movies, music and games. Works with Amazon Alexa and Apple AirPlay 2.

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HEOS HomeCinema HS2

Add dimension and power to your favorite movies, music and video games with the HEOS HomeCinema HS2 wireless sound bar and subwoofer. The HEOS HomeCinema HS2 features bi-amplified mid-woofers and tweeters with advanced DSP processing, plus a wireless subwoofer. Includes HDMI input and output with Audio Return Channel for single wire connection to your TV. Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS decoding for immersive sound. Listen to your favorite music services via Airplay2, Bluetooth and high-resolution audio playback. Easily stream music hands-free with Amazon Alexa voice control. Enable the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill and speak your commands.

Boost Your Movie Sound

  • Two bi-amplified mid-woofers and two tweeters with four channels of Class D digital amplification
  • Includes wireless subwoofer with Class D digital amplification for deep bass
  • Supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS decoding surround sound formats
  • Stream popular music services via Airplay2, Bluetooth and HEOS technology
  • Use your voice to control music and other sound bar functions with the HEOS Home Entertainment skill and an Amazon Alexa device
  • Enjoy high-resolution audio playback when streaming high fidelity tracks over your network or playing directly from a USB.
  • Supports WMA (up to and including 192kbps AAC), MP3 (up to and including 320kbps), WAV, ALAC and FLAC (up to and including 24-bit/192kHz), and DSD: 2.8MHz or 5.6MHz
  • HDMI in/out with Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • Features Movie, Music and Night modes to optimize your listening experience
  • Dual soft dome tweeters with neodymium magnets deliver extended treble response with wide dispersion
  • Advanced DSP processing features a powerful 400 MHZ 32-bit floating point DSP engine — the same processor found in premium Denon AV receivers
  • HEOS-proprietary dynamic bass boost provides advanced frequency and dynamic range to deliver deep, tight bass while preventing distortion
  • Dialogue enhancer improves vocal-intelligibility in movies and TV shows
  • Coaxial/Optical digital inputs and AUX-in for wired analog stereo input — USB port for connection to a USB drive
  • IR learning to control the sound bar with your TV remote

Powerful Home Theater Sound

Add dimension and depth to your favorite movies and TV shows with bi-amplified mid-woofers, tweeters and advanced DSP processing, plus a wireless subwoofer.

Supports Popular Surround Sound Formats

Supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS decoding for an immersive surround sound experience.

Stream Music Via Airplay, Bluetooth and HEOS

Stream music effortlessly with Apple Airplay or use the free HEOS app to enjoy top music services like Pandora, Spotify, Tunein, Amazon Music and much more. Also supports Bluetooth for even greater flexibility.

Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Supports Amazon Alexa, letting you control music from your favorite music streaming services — Pandora, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, Tunein and much more — with your voice via the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill and an Amazon Alexa device (ex. Echo, Dot). To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa app and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa, discover my devices.”

Get the Amazing HEOS Experience

HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Enjoy music from Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or your local music file libraries. With additional HEOS devices, like HEOS-enabled receivers, you can play all your music in one room or many.

Product Highlight

  • Multi-Room Sound - Every room can have its own HEOS sound. Or, group multiple speakers to fill the house with the same song. Multi-room means multiple options.
  • App & Streaming Services - Cloud music, streaming music and your music library—all your favorite sources are supported by this amazing FREE app.
  • Amazing Sound Quality - It’s no accident that HEOS speakers produce pristine sound. They are engineered by the experts at Denon, innovators in audio for more than 100 years.
  • Easy Setup - It’s amazing how quickly you can start listening to your HEOS speakers. Place your speakers, and you will be listening to music in minutes. It’s really that simple.
  • Google Assistant Voice Control - Ask your Google Home, Google app or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more. ‘Works with the Google Assistant’ feature is always improving — further enhancements arrive in 2019.
  • Josh.ai Smart Home Voice Automation - An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AVR and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices.

Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.

To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa app and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa, discover my devices.”

With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can stream to this product and any other HEOS-enabled device.

AirPlay 2 = Apple Siri Voice Control

Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like Youtube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers Airplay 2 sources.

Airplay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use Airplay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

High-Resolution Audio Playback

HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Enjoy music from Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or your local music file libraries. With additional HEOS components, like HEOS-capable receivers, you can play all your music in one room or many.

HDMI In/Out with Audio Return Channel

HDMI input and output features Audio Return Channel (ARC) for single cable connection from the sound bar to your TV. Supports 4K with HDCP 2.2, Dolby Vision and HDR10.

Movie, Music and Night Modes

Features pre-set EQ modes optimized for movie and music listening. Select Movie mode to punch up the bass of an action scene or make dialogue sound clearer. Choose Music mode for a wider soundstage and even dispersion. Or, switch to Night mode for lowered bass and clear dialogue when you need to quiet things down.

Works with Most TV Remotes

Control the sound bar with your TV remote and the HEOS IR learning function Includes an IR blaster, ensuring remote control commands reach your TV if the sound bar is blocking its IR receiver (sensor).

Share Your Music Anywhere You Like

Play your personal music collection throughout the whole HEOS ecosystem. Even in high-resolution. The HEOS Bar supports all major streaming formats. Control the music in every room with the HEOS App. All the great music services are fully integrated. Set the mood that's just right for the moment.

Specifications

Audio System

Class D Digital Amplification4 channels of high efficiency, cool-running Class D digital amplification delivers pristine sound, wide dynamic range and low distortion.
Supports Popular Surround Sound FormatsSupports Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS decoding for an immersive surround sound experience.
HDMI In/Out with Audio Return Channel (ARC)Supports 4K with HDCP 2.2, Dolby Vision and HDR10, allows single cable connection from the sound bar to your TV.
Auxiliary Analog Line Input3.5mm analog line input jack for connection to an analog music source.
IR Remote LearningLets you control the HEOS HomeCinema HS2 with your TV remote.

Speaker System

Sound Bar(2) 2”x5” full range drivers; (2) soft-dome tweeters
Subwoofer(2) 5.25” woofers

Music Sources

Music Subscription ServicesThe HEOS App lets you choose from popular subscription streaming services including Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify and TuneIn, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, MOOD:MIX and from other services that offer DRM-free tracks. More services will be added soon.
USB Drives SupportedHEOS HomeCinema HS2 supports USB thumb drives via the built-in USB port. Music content on a USB drive can be played back locally, or on any or all HEOS players on your network.
Internet Radio StationsChoose from your favorite internet radio stations and listen to MP3, AAC and WMA (via the TuneIn service).
Picture Formats SupportedHEOS HomeCinema HS2 supports JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF album art picture formats.
Airplay 2Use Airplay 2 in-app or with Siri with an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV. Experience support for multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 speakers simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app.

Networking

Wireless ConnectionConnect to your wireless network quickly and easily. HEOS HomeCinema HS2 supports the latest 802.11 networks (including dual band "N", "AC") for the most reliable network connection.
Wired ConnectionConnect to your home or office LAN system via the RJ-45 wired LAN port.

General

Power Supply100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz
Operating Temperature Range41°F~95°F; 5°C~35°C
Product FinishBlack
Multiple Language SupportEnglish, French, Spanish
Controls and IndicatorsVolume Up/Down (+, -), Mute, Mute LED indicator

Dimensions/Weights

Sound Bar Weight6 lbs 13 oz; 3.1 kg
Subwoofer Weight14 lbs 9 oz; 6.6 kg
Sound Bar40 1/8 x 2.78 x 4 1/8 (in.)
Subwoofer6 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 13 1/16 (in.)

What's In The Box

HEOS HomeCinema HS2 Sound BarYes
HEOS HomeCinema HS2 SubwooferYes
Power cords2
3.5mm AUX cableYes
Optical cable (2m)Yes
HDMI cable (2m)Yes
Ethernet cable (3m)Yes
IR blaster cable (0.6m)Yes
Removable feetYes
Quick Start GuideYes
Warranty CardYes

Music Formats Supported

WMAUp to and including 192kbps AAC
MP3Up to and including 320kbps
FLAC, WAV and ALACUp to and including 24-bit/192kHz
DSD5.6 (streaming)

Misc. Specs

Number of Speakers2
Bluetooth CapableYes
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