The HEOS Drive 8-Channel Multi-Zone Audio Amplifier from Denon is a 4-zone whole home audio distribution system with a Class D amplifier, all in a 2RU single tall chassis that features both Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital+ decoding with stereo downmixing.
Rated at 60W per channel, 1 or 2 stereo amp pairs can be bridged for single channel high power output (130W). Each zone in this multi-room amplifier 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, the HEOS Drive has 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 four 12V trigger outputs. The chassis features quiet fan cooling for long term stability and operational reliability.