Denon HEOS LINK HS2 Wireless Stereo Preamplifier
The HEOS Link is part of the HEOS wireless multi-room sound system that enables you to enjoy your favorite music anywhere and everywhere around your home. By utilizing your existing wireless home network and the HEOS app on your iOS or Android device, you can explore, browse, and play music from your own music library, from online streaming music services, and from thousands of internet radio stations.
With the HEOS Link, you can add HEOS multi-room audio to an existing music or home theater audio system, and you can play different songs in different rooms or the same song in every room.
The versatile HEOS Link features built-in dual band "N" wireless technology for quick and easy connection to your home network. In addition to the built-in wireless function, the HEOS Link is also equipped with an RJ-45 Ethernet port for hard wire connection to your LAN. The USB port lets you connect a portable USB drive, and you can also use the USB connection to charge your portable device.
In addition to the stereo pre-amp outputs, there's also a sub output for connection to a powered subwoofer. Both coaxial and optical digital audio outputs are included for compatibility with the widest range of equipment, and the unit features an optical digital audio input. The HEOS Link is also equipped with a stereo line input (via RCA jacks) as well as an additional auxiliary input with a 3.5mm jack for direct connection to a portable player.
As with our HEOS wireless speaker models, you'll be able to stream your favorite music tracks and control the HEOS Link with our HEOS App, which is available in both iOS and Android versions. With the HEOS App, you can choose to listen to music tracks on your smartphone, tablet or portable audio player, and you also can listen to your choice of internet radio stations, and you can also listen to your favorite music streaming service.
Our exclusive digital technology provides precise audio synchronization (within microseconds) to ensure top audio fidelity and stereo imaging quality.
And, the HEOS Link provides additional convenience for owners of Denon audio components or systems. Connect the included infrared emitter to the HEOS Link IR output and place it so that it's near the front panel of your Denon component. Or, if your Denon has a direct IR input jack, you can connect the HEOS Link via the supplied IR direct cable. Then, via the HEOS App, you can turn your Denon system on and select the appropriate input and enjoy your favorite music tracks. You can choose to listen to different songs in different rooms or play the same song in all rooms. There's also a 12V trigger output that lets you connect the HEOS Link to other devices or products that feature a 12V trigger input, such as motorized drapes or a drop-down motorized front projection screen.
The elegant HEOS Link enclosure features stylish silver accents, and for convenience, there are volume and mute controls discreetly placed on the side panel.
Fixed/Variable Analog OutputAdd the HEOS Link to any existing stereo system using the high quality analog output.
Digital Fiber Optic and Coxial OuputsFiber optic and coaxial outputs allow for stereo LPCM digital audio output to compatible audio systems.
12 Volt Trigger OutputThe 12V trigger output lets you connect the HEOS Link to other devices that feature 12V trigger inputs such as power amplifiers, motorized drapes or front projection screens.
Auxiliary Analog Line InputThe 3.5 mm stereo analog auxiliary line input lets users connect a device with analog stereo output directly to the HEOS Link.
Subwoofer Pre-outConnect any powered subwoofer to the HEOS Link for additional bass.
Optical Digital InputThe optic digital line input lets users connect a device with an optical digital output directly to the HEOS Link.
External Audio System ControlThe HEOS Link comes with an IR emitter output which allows for automatic power, source selection and volume control of Denon A/V receiver, integrated amplifiers and mini systems.
Music Subscription ServicesThe HEOS app lets you choose from popular subscription streaming services including Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify and TuneIn, and from other services that offer DRM-free tracks. More services will be added soon.
Internet Radio StationsChoose from your favorite internet radio stations and listen to MP3 and WMA streaming audio.
Music Formats SupportedHEOS Link supports MP3 and WMA music files, including purchased WMA downloads, as well as AAC (MPEG4) and FLAC (lossless) file types, along with WAV files. Supports 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sampling rates.
Picture Formats SupportedHEOS Link supports JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF album art picture formats.
USB Drives SupportedHEOS Link 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.
Wireless ConnectionConnect to your wireless network quickly and easily. HEOS Link supports the latest 802.11 networks (including dual band "N") for the most reliable network connection.
Wired ConnectionConnect to your home or office LAN system via the RJ-45 wired LAN port.
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz (North America) AC 220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz (Europe) r
What's In The BoxHEOS Link, AC power cord, 3.5mm setup cable, 3.5mm IR direct cable, IR emitter cable, Analog RCA cables, Ethernet cable for wired LAN hookup, Quick Start guide.
Controls & Indicators Volume Up/Down (+, -) Mute Mute LED indicator LED multi-function status indicator Network connect button Reset button (recessed)
Weight2.9 lbs; 1.3 kg
Multiple Language SupportEnglish, French, Spanish
Dimensions (H x W x D)155mm x 74mm x 150mm / 6.1in x 2.9in x 5.9in 10.7 x 5.1 x 6.5 inches; 272 x 130 x 165 mm (H x W x D when placed vertically)
Operating Temperature Range41°F~95°F; 5°C~35°C
Product FinishBlack Front/Sides, Silver Top and Trim