Denon HEOS Bar

A POW­ER­FUL AND WELL-CON­NECTED PLAY­BAR CHAL­LENGER. $1,299 | www.au.denon.com

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WITH ITS NINE driv­ers are ar­ranged in trios for left, cen­ter and right chan­nels and a vir­tual sur­round mode to cre­ate the il­lu­sion of hav­ing more speak­ers around the room, the HEOS Bar is pretty much what­ever you want it to be.

Blessed with such a bal­anced sound­scape, the HEOS Bar proved im­me­di­ately adept with mu­sic, and has a con­sis­tently warm yet re­fined sound qual­ity that’s all its own. The fact that it lacks the op­por­tu­nity to tweak the au­dio set­tings is not as im­por­tant as we had feared. Mu­sic sounds su­perb, es­pe­cially loss­less tunes, from which HEOS Bar drags out a lot of de­tail. How­ever, we did no­tice on a cou­ple of oc­ca­sions that the first half-a-sec­ond was cut-off songs.

The HEOS Bar is a high qual­ity home en­ter­tain­ment nerve cen­ter sport­ing de­cent looks. It’s easy to use, and boasts plenty of mu­si­cal abil­ity. In terms of the fairly low qual­ity sound­bar mar­ket, it’s got few com­peti­tors.

CRIT­I­CAL SPECS

Power: N/A | Speak­ers: 3.0 | Di­men­sions: 2 7/8 x 43 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 72 x 1100 x 148 mm | Weight: 10.58 lbs; 4.8 kg | In­puts: 4K HDMI In­put and HDMI Out­put | Wire­less: Blue­tooth, 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Spe­cial fea­tures: Heos Multi-Room Au­dio

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