The new Denon Home Soundbar 550 features Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and HEOS Built-in for beautiful 3D cinema experiences with a compact soundboard design.
Denon presents the Denon Home Soundbar 550. A, according to the manufacturer, “high-quality, compact soundbar that further expands the Denon Home range with great TV sound.
Because Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound are delivered with as many as six drivers, movies, TV shows and music tracks really come through with this soundbar. Listeners can also stream high-resolution music from their favorite music services or local music libraries directly to the soundbar thanks to HEOS.
In addition, listeners who have already invested in the HEOS ecosystem, including other Denon Home products, can add the Denon Home Soundbar 550 as a separate wireless zone without having to run a cable. The Denon Home Soundbar 550 (€649) will be available from February 2021′.
Stand-alone or collaborative
The Soundbar 550 can be used as a standalone soundbar or expanded with other Denon Home wireless speakers, such as the Home 150, 250 and 350, all of which can be implemented as rear surround channels. Listeners who like more powerful bass sound can add the DSW-1H wireless subwoofer separately for a more realistic cinema experience.
We let the manufacturer have its say again:
“As we have come to expect from Denon, the Denon Home Soundbar 550 also delivers the very best sound quality. Featuring advanced acoustic hardware, carefully tuned digital signal processing and high-quality drivers, this soundbar offers everything you need for stunning 3D surround sound without taking up too much space under your TV. With Dolby Atmos and DTS:X processing, and 4K video compatibility, the Soundbar 550 creates a lifelike 3D cinema experience. The remote and HEOS app feature three Quick Select buttons. With Quick Select, you can save your favorite source of listening modes or Internet radio stations and enjoy them at the touch of a button”.
The Denon Home Soundbar 550 is easy to set up and can be controlled with the included remote and most TV remotes, the HEOS app or the illuminated control panel. Users can therefore operate the soundbar in a variety of ways to suit the situation. With eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) connectivity, the Soundbar 550 delivers great sound quality through a single HDMI connection to the TV.
The soundbar is also Apple AirPlay 2 compatible for easy streaming from Apple devices. The Soundbar 550 is Denon’s first soundbar to feature software drivers for Control4, Creston, URC, Elan and more for effortless integration with popular smart home ecosystems.
Multiroom and streaming
‘In addition to the new Soundbar 550, the Denon Home range includes three wireless multiroom speakers, all carefully tuned by Denon’s sound engineers for optimal, balanced performance and a beautiful addition to any interior. All Denon Home models, including the Soundbar 550 offer effortless access to streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL and more, as well as high-resolution files on phones or networks via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth. This functionality allows users to access millions of music tracks, including thousands of high-resolution digital music tracks, all controlled by just one app. ‘Listeners can play different music tracks in each room or combine all HEOS Built-in and Denon Home devices together to play the same music anywhere in the home or office in Party Mode,’ the manufacturer said. As written, the Denon Home Soundbar 550 (€649) will be available from mid-February 2021 and available for pre-order from February 1, 2021 at official Denon outlets and through Denon’s webshop. For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website.