This is a giant step for Denon who are direct competition to SONOS in the multi-room audio sector. This technology streaming partnership allows Denon to be a more competitive force to it’s rival SONOS in creating smart homes with less limitations.
TIDAL was proud to release this statement in June 2015, “This is a perfect partnership because we both cater to music listeners who appreciate and understand the quality of music, it is a top priority. TIDAL’s high fidelity tracks stream effortlessly through our amazing HEOS products providing listeners with the experience they deserve,” said Don Freeman, Denon’s vice president of marketing. “TIDAL is offering an exciting new dimension in music streaming; combined with HEOS speakers—high quality digital music delivery is guaranteed!”
Soundcloud was quick to release the news also; “By partnering with SoundCloud, HEOS demonstrates its appreciation of and commitment to the entire world of audio, an environment that is virtually expanding and bringing incredibly talented artists and individuals into homes across the globe,” said Brendon Stead, Denon’s vice president of product development. “With over 175 million unique monthly users, SoundCloud is changing the way fans discover and enjoy music in the internet age, and that to us is incredibly exciting.”
Denon was happy to release the news with Amazon Prime in early December 2015, “We are excited to bring Prime Music to Denon’s HEOS sound system to give listeners even more ways to access all of their favorite music available as part of the Prime membership,” stated Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. “We are always looking for new innovative ways to ensure our Prime members have the best music experience and we think they will love listening on Denon’s high-quality wireless sound system.”
The Move to establish each of these partnerships gives users access to millions of songs and thousands of playlists that are forever growing. These streaming services now are integrated directly into the software of HEOS by Denon products, so using the multi zone drive, you can stream 4 different audio tracks from Prime or any of the other streaming services seamlessly throughout the home.
Denon has teamed up with many other leading audio technologies prior to these 3 streaming content providers. TIDAL, Soundcloud and Amazon Prime are perfect partners for HEOS and those who love true audio quality, the latest in new sounds and a selection of millions of recording artists. On top of this, Denon brings over ten years of development combined with over 100 years of experience as a leader in audio innovation to the design of HEOS, complete with sound quality that stands alone:
• Audiophile-level synchronization. The system is designed with new technology that makes for an incredible level of synchronization; a level audiophiles can appreciate.
• State-Of-the-Art audio DSP optimization. Denon partnered with Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing (DSP) technologies. The Denon Multi-Room-Sound is embedded with MaxxAudio® by Waves, a sophisticated sound enhancement suite customized to provide top-of-the-line sound quality for an optimized listening experience.
• Superior acoustic design. Denon’s audio expertise has evolved to meet the unique needs of today’s connected music consumer.
With all these technologies and also with the new release in the HEOS by Denon product range, we now have one of the best alternatives to SONOS in the smart home audio market.