Designed by custom integration specialists for custom integration professionals, HEOS Drive HS2 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 HS2 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 HS2 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.
Dual RJ-45 Ethernet LAN ports are provided, for connection to the network and sharing the internet connection with other devices, and HEOS Drive HS2 is 3rd party control compatible.
HEOS Drive HS2 comes with removable feet and attachable rack ears, allowing rack or shelf placement.
Once installed and connected, HEOS Drive HS2 setup and configuration is fast and easy via our HEOS app (iOS and Android).
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
4 Pairs Stereo Pre-amp Outputs
Drive external power amplifiers
4 USB Ports
1 for each zone
Music Subscription Services
The HEOS app lets you choose from popular subscription streaming services including Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify and TuneIn, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, and from other services that offer DRM-free tracks. More services will be added soon.
Internet Radio Stations
Choose from your favorite internet radio stations and listen to MP3, AAC and WMA streaming audio tracks.
Music Formats Supported
HEOS Drive HS2 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 Supported
HEOS Drive HS2 supports JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF album art picture formats.
USB Drives Supported
HEOS Drive HS2 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.
“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 usa.denon.com/us/heos for announcements and details.”
Connect to the network using 1 of the 2 RJ-45 wired LAN ports.
100~240 Volts AC, 50~60 Hz auto-switching
What’s In The Box
HEOS Drive HS2, 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
15.9 lbs; 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)
3.5 x 17 x 15.6 inches (without rack ears)
3.5 x 19.125 x 15.6 inches (with rack ears)