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    Is this the new HEOS 5 with Bluetooth ??   (3 Answers)

    By Tergirl December 3, 2016.

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      Yes it is. I've used the first version of the Wifi speaker for more than a year on my outside deck and was impressed with how great a speaker it really was. Since then Heos (Denon) has released an upgraded version of the same speaker that now includes Bluetooth support and support for Hi-Res format audio. I had been interested in Hi-Res for a while and decided to try out the new version of this speaker. I am even more impressed with the performance of the new version and now have an extensive collection of H-Res, some downloaded from a few of the online sites that cater to audiophiles and the rest from my own CD collection that was easily converted to Hi-Res (called Ripping) using software designed for that purpose. I store my music on a NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive and play my audio using the fabulous Heos app. I recently purchased a Google Home unit and wondered if I could integrate my Heos speaker with the Google Home and be able to use voice command to play music to the Heos unit. Unfortunately Heos does not support Google Home streaming to the Heos speaker natively but I was able to purchase a Chromecast Audio streaming unit, put it on my Heos unit through the Aux port, make a Home Group with the Heos and Google Home unit and now my stored library of Hi-Res audio plays to both units in perfect sync. I'm very impressed with Heos Wifi speaker and would recommend it to any one looking for a great addition to their home sound system.

      By BobE December 4, 2016.

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