Denon Closes Out the Year with Budget-Friendly Soundbar
Denon is closing out Q4 with the DHT-S216 soundbar that supports DTS Virtual:X surround sound. The budget-friendly soundbar comes in at $249, which is about the same price as many entry-level soundbars from the likes of Samsung, Sony, and Vizio. The device comes equipped with one 4K-compatible HDMI input and one ARC-compatible output, in addition to optical and auxiliary sockets.
According to Denon, a separate subwoofer won’t be needed because of the soundbar’s two down-firing subwoofers. In itself, the DHT-S216 will offer theater-quality audio wrapped in a minimal, compact design. To be exact, the DHT-S216 measures just 2.35-inches tall with two 3-inch down-firing subwoofers, two 1 3/4 x 3 1/2-inch dual mid-range drivers and two 1-inch tweeters.
The DHT-S216 comes pre-loaded with three different modes to enhance movies and TV shows. With the Denon Dialogue Enhancer, users can boost the dialogue without adjusting the overall volume. There’s also pre-set EQ sound modes including Movie mode, which will up the bass during an action scene, Music mode, which creates a wider soundstage and even dispersion, and Night mode for lower bass and clear dialogue. A new feature, called Pure Mode, “eliminates surround processing and removes any adjusted characteristics associated with Movie, Music or Night mode for a more precise and open sound.”
Setup can be completed using the supplied HDMI cable or the Optical input. After that, users will be able to control the soundbar’s volume with their TV remote. The DHT-S216 also offers the option of pairing a smartphone or tablet to stream music via Bluetooth. Users can mount their soundbar with the included mounting template or they can choose to rest it on a piece of furniture without blocking their TV.
The Denon DHT-S216 Soundbar is available now on Denon.com