Denon DHT-S516H
Denon DHT-S516H
Denon DHT-S516H

Denon DHT-S516H: Powerful 2.1 soundbar with a wireless subwoofer

Denon DHT-S516H is a 2.1 soundbar that comes with a wireless subwoofer. Thanks to its low height, the soundbar can be installed on a shelf in front of most TV models without blocking their IR command sensors. If this does happen, then the soundbar has an IR command repeater. With a width of about one meter, the Denon DHT-S516H fits well with TVs with popular screen diagonals of 50 – 55 inches.

In order to provide the Denon DHT-S516H with a good level of bass and rich sound given the low height of the body, it has oval woofers. The radiating area of ​​their diffusers is quite significant, but the height dimensions are not too large. The Denon DHT-S516H soundbar has two-way stereo speakers, each channel of which, in addition to the bass driver, also has a 20mm soft dome tweeter. Class D amplifiers in the soundbar develop significant output power with minimal distortion and high operating efficiency. The system’s subwoofer is equipped with a pair of 5.25-inch woofers, and its wireless connection to the main speaker is automatic.

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Denon DHT-S516H has a wide range of connections. It features HDMI input and output with Audio Return Channel support for easy connection to your TV with a single cable. The soundbar also has optical and analog inputs. The soundbar also has a USB connector for connecting portable drives with music files.

One of the main features of this model is support for HEOS wireless multiroom technology. Using a Wi-Fi connection through a special application, you can play music from network devices or online services. In addition, the soundbar can be used in multi-room sets, broadcasting the signal from sources pumped to it.

Denon HEOS is a technology that allows you to enjoy music anywhere in your home, without the need for speaker cables. Stream music stored on your home network or via online music services to HEOS wireless speakers or other HEOS-compatible devices. Manage it all with the free HEOS app. Enjoy music from TuneIn, Internet radio and a large selection of online music services including Spotify, AmazonMusic, Soundcloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer.

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The Denon DHT-S516H system is equipped with an infrared repeater in case the console blocks the TV’s IR sensor, in addition, the TV can be controlled without a “native” remote control using the HEOS application. Like other HEOS devices, this soundbar can be combined into one large multi-room system. Thanks to its pleasant design and rich functionality, the Denon DHT-S516H leaves only positive impressions when watching TV and listening to audio.

Using voice commands, you can control music streaming on HEOS devices. Ask Alexa to play music from AmazonMusic, Spotify, and more. You can also control the volume, pause playback, mute the sound, and change tracks, all of which can be done using voice commands. To enable Alexa voice control, open the Alexa app and select Skills. Add HEOS HomeEntertainment option. Then go to the Alexa app menu, go to the “SmartHome” section and select “Devices” and “Discover”, or say “Alexa, discover my devices.” With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can play music on this soundbar and any other HEOS-enabled device.

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The Denon DHT-S516H is equipped with Dolby Digital and DTS decoders, and the DSP processor installed in it is similar to that used in high-end Denon AV receivers. The Denon DHT-S516H soundbar has various sound character settings for optimal playback of various content, as well as improving the quality of dialogue transmission.

Specifications Denon DHT-S516H

Speakers (soundbar) 2 x woofers (oval) + 2 x 20 mm soft dome tweeters
Speakers (subwoofer) 2 x 5.25 inches
Amplifiers 4 x class D (soundbar), 1 x class D (subwoofer)
Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV (up to 16 bit / 48 kHz),
HDMI inputs (ARC), Ethernet, Wi-Fi, optical, linear (mini-jack), USB for portable drives
HDMI outputs
Dolby Digital Plus decoders , DTS
HEOS yes
Additional DSP (night mode, improved dialogue transmission, Virtual Sound)
Application for iOS/Android HEOS, with multiroom support
Wi-Fi 2.4 / 5 GHz
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1017 x 82 x 94 mm (soundbar), 313 x 171 x 332 mm (subwoofer)
Weight 2.8 kg (soundbar), 6.6 kg (subwoofer)