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New Denon soundbars with AirPlay 2, optional Heos 5.1 surround

27 Aug 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

Denon has launched two new soundbars. DHT-S516H supports AirPlay 2 while DHT-S716H can be expanded to 5.1 surround by connecting additional Heos speakers.

New Denon soundbars

Denon is expanding its line-up of soundbars by adding DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H on top of its affordable DHT-S316 soundbar. Both of the new soundbars come with Heos built-in, allowing users to connect them to a multiroom set-up. - "The advanced DHT-S716H creates breathtaking sound from just one unit, and optionally pairs with the Denon DSW-1H for even more seismic bass in big rooms, while the smaller DHT-S516H ships in a set with a dedicated wireless subwoofer for balanced Denon sound," the company said.

Denon DHT-S516H

Denon's S516 supports Apple AirPlay 2 allowing you to connect it wirelessly to Apple TV and use it in multiroom together with AirPlay-compatible speakers from other brands. The more expensive S716 drops AirPlay 2 functionality but adds other features such as four HDMI inputs and optional 5.1 surround expansion by connecting Heos 1, 3, 5, and 7 as rear channels. Together with the S716 soundbar, Denon is also launching a wireless subwoofer (DSW-1H).

Denon DHT-S716H

Unlike major AV brands such as LG, Samsung, and Sony, Denon has so far chosen to ignore object-based audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and MPEG-H. The most feature-packed S716 will however handle two lossless audio formats; Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA. HDMI eARC is not supported. Denon DHT-S516H (£699 / $799 / €799), DHT-S716H (£799 / $899 / €899) and DSW-1H (£599 / $599 / €599) are rolling out now and will be more widely available starting next month.

New Denon soundbars - specifications

Denon soundbar DHT-S516H features: - Low-profile design and wall-mountable: At two-inches tall, the DHT-S516H fits most spaces and won't block a TV's bottom edge or IR remote sensor - Supports Popular Surround Formats: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS decoding for an immersive surround sound experience - Denon Dialogue Enhancer: Improves dialogue intelligibility - ideal for movies and TV shows with complex audio soundtracks - Effortless Connectivity: Users have access to HDMI with Audio Return Channel, an Optical digital audio input, Bluetooth built-in, AirPlay 2, and 3.5mm auxiliary input Denon soundbar DHT-S716H features: - Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio: Users will experience immersive, room-filling, lossless home theatre sound with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound decoding - Latest HD Compatibility: Four HDMI inputs with 4K Ultra HD pass through, HDCP 2.2, HDR, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Vision, plus ARC support ensure the DHT-S716H can support the latest content available - Optional 5.1 Expansion: Add the DSW-1H wireless subwoofer and surround speakers to create a 5.1 listening environment Denon subwoofer DSW-1H features: - Deep Bass: Add even more powerful bass to the Denon DHT-S716H soundbar for a truly complete immersive experience - Custom Drivers: Dual custom 5.25" drivers and sophisticated high-power Class-D amplification work together to deliver a rich, dynamic bass - Easy Set Up: Simply plug the DSW-1H subwoofer into a wall outlet, then pair with the DHT-S716H soundbar via Wi-Fi

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