The desire for entertainment is growing, not only outdoors, with more and more earphones and neckbands for outdoor sports, but also inside homes, with the Denon brand that has made the new DHT soundbar available to the home theater. S217.
After the hangover of announcements at Xiaomi, Motorola, and OnePlus, the hi-tech world was able to focus on audio, starting from the Denon brand which, after the subwoofer in early March, has just fielded the new low cost soundbar, compact, DHT-S217.
The Denon DHT-S217 soundbar, weighing 3.5 kg, an oblong but flattened shape (890x120x66 mm) so that it can be combined with a wide range of televisions, to which it connects via the two HDMI 2.1 ports with eARC (being the 2.1 which support signals in Dolby Vision, HDR and UltraHD), with the possibility of adjusting the volume as well as with your own remote control, with that of the television set. There is also the possibility of receiving content from smartphones and PCs via Bluetooth, an optical digital input, an analogue input via 3.5 mm jack, and a practical output if you want to connect an external subwoofer, since the basic configuration is not provided. with any wireless subwoofer.
Classified as a 2.1-channel system, the Denon DHT-S217 soundbar integrates 6 drivers, including two midranges (90 x 40 mm), as many tweeters (sized at 25 mm) and, facing downwards, a pair of subwoofers, at the teaches an output capable of supporting major sound coding standards, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital (also Plus), PCM (also known as encoded pulse modulation), and Dolby TrueHD.
To calibrate the sound signature of the DHT-S217 soundbar to your needs, Denon has provided 4 presets in which, in addition to the eloquent Movies and Music, Night and Pure also stand out: the first, in order not to disturb neighbors or roommates, decreases the bass, while the second, in order to preserve the original quality of the source (i.e. how the sound was conceived by the author), disables any improvement artifact (a bit like the filmmaker mode of smart TVs when you want to watch a film in the way that the ‘had conceived the director).
In addition, and without affecting the general volume, the user can also set a particular feature on the Denon DHT-S217 soundbar, baptized as Denon Dialog Enhancer, which allows the audio system to enhance the intelligibility of the dialogues, according to three different levels to scale (from low to high through the intermediate).