HEOS Drive

  • Designed by CI specialists for Custom Integration professionals
  • Create 4 separate HEOS zones
  • 8 Channels Class D amplification

MSRP:

Features - HEOS Drive

Whole home multi-zone audio in a single chassis.

Designed by custom integration specialists for custom integration professionals, HEOS Drive is a unique 4 zone whole home audio distribution system with 8 channels of Class D amplification, all in a 2RU single chassis that features both Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital+ decoding with stereo downmixing.

Rated at 60 watts per channel into each of the 8 channels (20Hz~20kHz, .05% THD, 8 ohms, All Channels Driven), 1 or 2 stereo amp pairs can be bridged for single channel high power output (130 watts), and the HEOS Drive features low impedance drive capability (4 ohms).

Each zone features a stereo pair of pre-amp outputs, and each zone can be configured for stereo or mixed mono output. The matrix switching system features 2 optical digital inputs, 2 coaxial digital inputs and 4 analog stereo inputs, any of which can be assigned to any zone, and every zone features a dedicated USB port for connection to an external USB drive.

Equipped to handle virtually any combination of speaker configurations, HEOS Drive features built-in DSP high pass/low pass filters - set any output to full range, subwoofer or satellite speaker modes, with adjustable crossover points.

The speaker outputs feature 4-way binding posts that are compatible with banana plug terminations, and there are 4 12V trigger outputs. The chassis features quiet fan cooling for long term stability and operational reliability.

  • Whole home amplified multi-zone audio (4 HEOS zones)
  • 8 Channels Class D digital amplification; 60 wpc 8 ohms; 4 ohms compatible; bridge mode
  • Pre-amp outputs for each zone
  • Dual RJ-45 Ethernet LAN ports
  • HEOS Drive comes with removable feet and attachable rack ears, allowing rack or shelf placement.
  • Stereo/Mono selectable output
  • Only 2RU high; removable rack ears included
  • 3rd Party Controllable
  • Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital+ downmixing to stereo
  • TV-Sound Grouping allows you to enjoy TV sound throughout the HEOS ecosystem
  • HEOS Drive setup and configuration is fast and easy via our HEOS app (iOS, Android, and Kindle)

All HEOS speakers feature:

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.
Learn more

APPS & STREAMING SERVICES

Cloud music, streaming music and your music library—all your favourite sources are supported by this amazing FREE app.
Lean more

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.
Learn more

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.
Lean more

Specs - HEOS Drive

Audio System

AMPLIFIER SECTION
8 Channels Class D Digital Amplification
60 watts per channel (20Hz~20kHz, .05%THD, 8 ohms, All channels driven)

Bridged Amplifier Mode 130 watts per channel

PRE-AMP SECTION
4 Pairs Stereo Pre-amp Outputs
Drive external power amplifiers

4 USB Ports 1 for each zone

Music Sources

Music Subscription Services The HEOS app lets you choose from popular subscription streaming services including Spotify, TuneIn, SoundCloud, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and Mood:Mix. More services will be added soon.

External Inputs Analogue or optical / coaxial digital sources connected to the HEOS Drive or other HEOS players.

Internet Radio Stations Streaming AAC, MP3, WMA (via the TuneIn service)

Music Formats Supported Audio Formats Supported:
WMA: Up to and including 192kbps
AAC and MP3: Up to and including 320kbps
WAV, ALAC and FLAC: Up to and including 16-bit/48kHz.

Picture Formats Supported HEOS Drive supports JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF album art picture formats.

USB Drives Supported HEOS Drive 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.

Music Stored On Phone/Tablet iTunes music stored locally on your iOS device or music files on your Android or Kindle Fire device.

NAS (Network Attached Storage) Play from your DLNA compliant music servers.

“Availability of music services may vary by region. Not all services may be available at time of purchase. Some services may be added or discontinued from time to time based on decisions of the music service providers or others. Visit www.denon.co.uk/uk/musicservices for announcements and details.”

Networking

Wired Connection Connect to the network using 1 of the 2 RJ-45 wired LAN ports.

General

Power Supply 100~240 Volts AC, 50~60 Hz auto-switching

What's In The Box HEOS Drive, AC power cord x 4, Ethernet Cable, Quick Start Guide, 2 rack ears

Controls & Indicators Power/standby; Ethernet status 1/2; Zones 1~4 active status

Weight 7.2 kg

Multiple Language Support English, French, Spanish

Dimensions (H x W x D) 88mm x 430mm x 402 mm (without rack ears)
88mm x 483mm x 402 mm (with rack ears)

Operating Temperature Range 5°C~35°C

Product Finish Black

Downloads - HEOS Drive

pdf file
Online Manual
pdf file
Specification Sheet - English

1.76 MB
08/16/2015

pdf file
updated HEOS Drive Product Information

1.79 MB
08/11/2016

pdf file
HEOS CLI Protocol Specification

0.19 MB
12/01/2016

Videos - HEOS Drive

Reviews And Awards - HEOS Drive

Awards
EISA AWARD Best Product 2015-2016

Capable of a surprisingly deep bass, a well-judged midrange and room-filling energy, this is the perfect way to spread stunning sonics throughout the house

FAQ - HEOS Drive

  • WHAT IS HEOS BY DENON?
    HEOS by Denon is a Wireless Multi-Room Sound System comprising a family of great-sounding music players for your whole home. There is a free app to control them from your iOS or Android phone or tablet. You can enjoy your favourite streaming music services, internet radio or your own music collection and set-up is a breeze....More
  • WHAT MAKES HEOS SPEAKERS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WIRELESS SPEAKERS?
    HEOS is a true multi-room system. You can play the same song in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room. These are distinct advantages over other wireless systems such as Airplay and Bluetooth. HEOS uses standard home wireless technology so you can use your existing router without the need for any new equipment such as a bridging device. The wireless range and sound quality is far superior to Bluetooth and any device on your network running the free HEOS app can control every speaker. Only HEOS comes with 100 years of audio expertise from Denon....More
  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 4 HEOS SPEAKERS?
    The HEOS 1 compact enclosure features humidity resistance, making the HEOS 1 ideal for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as the bathroom. The HEOS 3 is a dual driver design with 2 Class D amp channels ideal for small to medium-sized rooms. The HEOS 5 is a 5 driver system with 4 active drivers (dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters) powered by 4 Class D amp channels, along with a passive radiator. It is ideal for medium to large rooms. The HEOS 7 features 7 drivers including dual mid-woofers, dual tweeters and an active sub-woofer, powered by 5 Class D amp channels, along with dual passive radiators. HEOS 7 includes a headphone output. The streaming functionalities, USB and Aux inputs are identical for all models. More
  • WHICH HEOS SPEAKER IS RIGHT FOR MY ROOM?
    All HEOS speakers provide an amazing music experience. Generally, HEOS 7 is suggested for large rooms and open areas such as living rooms, patios, or open-floor-plan homes or any enthusiast who wants the deepest bass and highest output; HEOS 5 for medium to large rooms such as dining rooms, larger bedrooms and offices or smaller living rooms; and HEOS 3 for small to medium sized rooms, such as bedrooms, offices or kitchens.... More
  • WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO MAKE HEOS WORK IN MY HOME?
    You'll need to download the free HEOSbyDenon app on iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 5 or higher or Android smartphone or tablet running Android 2.3 or higher. You will need a wireless network and internet connection and a mobile device connected to the wireless network....More
  • WHAT MUSIC SOURCES DOES HEOS SUPPORT?
    Spotify, TuneIn, Deezer, Napster, TIDAL, SoundCloud, Rdio, with more coming soon plus music on your phone or tablet, USB storage and analogue sources.More
  • CAN I USE TWO HEOS SPEAKERS IN A STEREO PAIR?
    You can use two HEOS 1, two HEOS 3, two HEOS 5, or two HEOS 7 speakers as a stereo pair.More
  • HOW MANY HEOS SPEAKERS CAN BE USED AT ONE TIME?
    The system can support up to 32 HEOS music players on the network at once. More
  • WHAT IS THE FREE HEOS ACCOUNT AND WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?
    Your HEOS account remembers all your settings and preferences such as all your music service logins and HEOS playlists. When you’d like to add multiple phone or tablet controllers to your system, you only need to sign in to each new device with your HEOS user name and password. Instantly all your music services and HEOS playlists are available in the new controller too. If you prefer, we support multiple HEOS accounts in a single household. This way, each family member can enjoy their own personalised e.g. Spotify account settings and still share all the same speakers in the home.... More
  • WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A HEOS?
    An authorised HEOS dealer can be found using the following link on the HEOS website: authorized dealers.