Denon HEOS LINK HS2 Wireless pre-amp

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MUSIC STREAMING MADE EASY



You can't do without Spotify or Internet radio? Then you can easily add the HEOS Link, the preamplifier with the innovative HEOS Multiroom technology from Denon, to the 1600NE combination. This allows you to control your entire music through streaming services and other Wi-Fi or Bluetooth sources – effortlessly and from anywhere.

The HEOS Link HS2 instantly gives virtually any existing Hi-Fi or Home Cinema system HEOS wireless multiroom capability, plus SpotifyTidal and Deezer streaming, plus internet radio, plus NAS streaming, plus a USB input, plus Bluetooth connectivity - all controlled by an excellent free smartphone/tablet App.

This little box is the answer to many an audiophile's dreams, because it gives all the very latest connectivity and multi-room capability, without having to change the primary system in the house. With the HEOS Link, you can add HEOS multi-room audio to an existing music or home theatre audio system, and you can play different songs in different rooms or the same song in every room- with totally independent volume control in each 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.

The HEOS link boasts a large number of digital and analogue inputs / outputs for compatibility with the widest range of equipment. 

As with the other HEOS wireless speaker models, you'll be able to stream your favourite 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. You also can listen to your choice of internet radio stations, and you can also listen to your favourite music streaming service.

Features –
  • TURN ANY RECEIVER, AMPLFIIER OR HOME STEREO SYSTEM INTO A HEOS ZONE
  • NOW OFFERING HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO
  • PLAY ANY SONG IN ANY ROOM ON DEMAND FROM STREAMING SERVICES VIA BLUETOOTH OR WI-FI AUDIO STREAMING.
  • DENON AVR, HIFI AND MINI POWER, INPUT AND VOLUME CONTROL
  • 12V TRIGGER OUTPUT FOR EXTERNAL DEVICE TURN-ON
  • SUBWOOFER PRE-OUT
  • OPTICAL DIGITAL AND ANALOGUE INPUTS
  • COAXIAL AND OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUTS
  • VARIABLE ANALOGUE OUTPUT
  • MULTI-ROOM FUNCTION
  • SUPERIOR SOUND
  • EASY TO USE APP
  • EASY SETUP
  • PLAY AND SOURCE ON ANY SPEAKER FROM ANY SMART DEVICE: STREAMING CLOUD SERVICES, DIRECTLY FROM PHONE/TABLET, USB, NETWORK STORAGE, AUX IN.
  • BETTER INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

This clever little unit ticks an awful lot of boxes. Available at both our S&I stores.







Introducing - DENON PMA-1600NE AND DCD-1600NE

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Denon is proud to announce two class-leading performers to their New Era audiophile range, designed to bring studio-quality sound into the home. Drawing on the design of the flagship PMA-2500NE amplifier and DCD-2500NE, launched earlier in 2016, the new PMA-1600NE amplifier with USB DAC and DCD-1600NE super audio CD player bring all the elements of Denon's New Era design down to an even more affordable price, offering remarkable value to the true audio enthusiast, whether they want to play CDs or high resolution music from SACDs or files.

Replacing the existing -1520 models, the new duo combines more than 100 years of Denon experience and expertise in high-quality music reproduction with the very latest thinking on digital and analogue audio technology, to delivering the most complete, compelling musical experience.

In short here’s what you need to know about the latest additions:

The PMA-1600NE Integrated Amplifier with DAC Mode

This product perfectly marries pure analogue circuit design with the most innovative high-resolution digital audio technology. The PMA-1600NE truly is a masterpiece of sound technology. Thanks to the rear USB-B input and embedded high quality D/A converter, the PMA plays high resolution files up to 384kHz/32bit and DSD up to 11.2MHz from a computer in impeccable sonic quality. For the best performance from analogue inputs, the PMA-1600NE features an Analog Mode which allows to switch off all unutilized sections like the digital input circuitry or the low noise display for an unaltered audio reproduction.

Its features include:
  • It's a great pre-main amplifier.
  • 2 x 160W outputs.
  • Digital isolator to eliminate noise.
  • Advanced AL32 Processing Plus.
  • 2 x digital optical and 2 x digital coaxial inputs.
  • High-performance MM and MC phono equaliser amp.
The DCD-1600NE Super Audio CD Player

The DCD-1600NE focuses on achieving the essence of a disc player: ultra-high precision in reading discs and supplying high-quality audio signals to the amp. To achieve this, the signal paths are as short as possible and the whole circuitry is minimized. The engineers also redesigned the disc drive mechanism brackets and the chassis to eliminate vibration, the great enemy of disc players, and achieve ultra-vibration-resistant performance.

Its features include:
  • Advanced AL32 Processor.
  • Ultra Precision 192kHx/32bit D/A converter.
  • Direct mechanical construction for minimising vibration.
  • Playback of CD, Super Audio CD, DSD (2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz) files and PCM files up to 192 kHz/24 bits recorded on DVD R/RW
  • Digital optical, digital coaxial and analogue outputs.

Let the latest from Denon start 2017 off with banging music. The Denon duo is already getting rave reviews and we are certain that they are everything and more that people expect them to be.  The Denon PMA-1600NE and DCD-1600NE will change the way you listen to music.

If you want your home to enjoy studio quality sound, now is your chance. In fact, both of these products will exceed expectations every time. For more information on this dynamic duo please contact one of our S&I stores - 

Sound & Image Menlyn 012 368-1440 
Sound & Image Sandton 011 884 5165.




Monitor Audio SB-3 One Box LCR Speaker System

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The SB-3 from Monitor Audio has been designed to offer the convenience of a typical soundbar – easy installation, less clutter and discrete appearance whilst still giving customers the performance and flexibility of a complete AV system.

The SB-3 is custom-built for screen sizes above 60" and features three separate driver arrays for front left, centre and front right channels, all in a single stylish cabinet. The important centre channel section includes twin C-CAM bass drivers, twin ABRs (Auxiliary Bass Radiators) and a single C-CAM tweeter to help provide the SB-3 with higher acoustic output and power handling. The left and right sections each employ individual mid-bass, tweeter and sealed ABR drivers.

Braced for maximum rigidity and further strengthened by Monitor Audio’s innovative bolt-through driver mountings, the SB-3’s high-density cabinet is finished with an acoustically transparent cloth and capped at either end with stylish brushed aluminium finials for a beautifully discreet designer look that will complement the style of any flat screen display.
High quality, low profile terminals are recessed to facilitate flush-to-wall installation (when using the optional low profile wall mount bracket) allowing for easy cable access, pre-alignment and fixing. Integrated Silicon feet provide a secure, stable base should you want to sit the SB-3 on top of a cabinet or shelf.

It is also very easy to upgrade the SB-3 to a full 5.1 home theatre system simply by adding an active subwoofer and a pair of rear speakers – choose from on-wall, in-ceiling or floorstanding models to complement your decor.

Technology –

  • Individual C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) bass/mid driver for left and right channels, twin drivers for the centre channel
  • C-CAM gold dome tweeters per channel
  • Individual Auxiliary Bass Reflex (ABR) for left and right channels, twin ABRs for the centre channel
  • Three separate driver arrays for left, centre, right channels in a single cabinet
  • Optional dedicated wall bracket
  • Integrated Silicon feet provide a secure cabinet-top mounting alternative.

To find out more or to hear the SB-3 in action please visit one of our S&I showrooms.

Monitor Audio SB-3 LCR Speaker System – specifications –

Frequency Response (-3dB)
80Hz – 30kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1M)
Left & Right Channels 84dB
Centre Channel 87dB
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Power Handling Single (RMS)
Left & Right Channels: 40w
Centre Channel: 80w
System Power Handling (RMS)
100W (High pass filter set to 100Hz
Recommended Amp Requirements
30 - 100W
Recommended High Pass Crossover Frequency
80 - 120Hz
Maximum SPL (dBA)
104 (108.8 all channels driven)
Bass Alignment
Left & Right Channels 2 x Auxiliary Bass Reflex 
(ABR) Loading 
Centre Channel 2 x Auxiliary Bass Reflex (ABR) Loading
Drive Unit Complement
Left & Right Channels: 2 x 4” (100mm) C-CAM cone 
bass/mid driver, 2 x 1” (25mm) C-CAM gold dome 
tweeter. Centre Channel: 2 x 4” (100mm) C-CAM cone 
bass/mid driver, 1 x 1” (25mm) C-CAM gold dome tweeter.
Cabinet Dimensions (H x W x D)
145 x 1310 x 89mm
External Dimensions Inc Bracket (H x W x D)
145 x 1310 x 100mm
Weight
9.1Kg