Win! A Denon Home Sound Bar 550

The closing date for this competition is December 29, 2021.

This issue we've joined forces with Denon to give away the audio specialist's Home Sound Bar 550, a high-performance soundbar with multiroom and voice control talents – not to mention the ability to become part of a wireless 5.1 system.

Crowned EISA Smart Soundbar 2021-2022 at this year's EISA Awards, and granted 'Highly Recommended status' in our review [see HCC #323], the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 sells for £599, but we have one to dish out for free to our competition winner!

Addictive sound
Thanks to its sleek, compact enclosure and HDMI eARC connectivity, this soundbar is easy to install in any environment, where it can then get on with the business of making your movies, TV, games and music sound detailed, dynamic and thrillingly addictive.

Behind the Home Sound Bar 550's mesh grille resides a stereo driver array comprising separate tweeter and mid-range units, plus a pair of passive radiators for greater bass extension. A quartet of amplifiers delivers the grunt, while advanced signal processing (including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding) fine-tunes its output. Our review verdict? 'The performance of this Denon is a cut above the norm thanks to excellent bass integration and crisp highs.... It disgorges dialogue and vocals with ease, and showcases great energy and punch.'


Chat show In addition to its sonic talents, the Home Sound Bar 550 has plenty of feature tricks. One is built-in Amazon Alexa integration, allowing the soundbar to be voice-controlled and function as a standalone Alexa smart speaker.

Then there's HEOS, the multiroom audio streaming platform of Denon and its sister brand Marantz. Use the excellent HEOS app to stream music directly to the Home Sound Bar 550, from a range of services including Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Tune-In, plus content stored on your own home network. All your favourite music is now available at your fingertips.

HEOS also lets the Home Sound Bar 550 become part of a wider, whole-house multiroom system, partnering with other Denon Home speakers, including the Home 150 (£219), Home 250 (£449) and flagship Home 350 (£599). Furthermore, any Denon Home speaker can be assigned to surround sound duty when linked to the Sound Bar Home 550. Add Denon's wireless DSW-1H subwoofer and you have a cinematic 5.1 setup without the fuss of trailing speaker cables.

To be in with a chance of grabbing this award-winning soundbar in our competition, simply answer the question opposite correctly (multiple entries will disqualify you). And good luck!

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