Denon Launches DHT-S514 Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer
Home theater simplified
December 20, 2013 by Grant Clauser

Denon, the audio company known for home theater receivers, is now jumping into the soundbar market with a new soundbar designed to fill a room with good audio without a room full of speakers.

The $599 DHT-S514 Denon soundbar is designed for plug-and-play operation. It includes an HDMI input plus digital optical and coaxial inputs. It also includes Bluetooth (aptX) for connection to smartphones and tablets.

The soundbar features dual 2-inch by 5-inch hyperbolic high-rigidity transducer (HHRT) drivers that reproduce the upper bass and midrange. There are also dual half-inch dome tweeters for treble with response extending to 20 kHz. The matching wireless subwoofer features dual 5.25-inch woofers. There’s a total of 175 watts of power with both the soundbar and wireless sub combined.

Decoding for both Dolby Digital and DTS are built in, as is a Denon surround sound mode. There are 5 other listening modes, plus a night mode for late night use.

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Grant Clauser - Technology and Web Editor, Electronic House
Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. His latest book is Necessary Myths. Follow him on Twitter @geclauser.

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