The DHT-FS3 uses six three-inch drivers that employ Denon's X-Space simulated surround technology to create virtual surround sound. Sound from the six drivers in the main chassis radiates at a very wide angle, so a similar surround sound is heard at any spot in the room, giving audience members flexibility to sit wherever they choose. The audio is on par with other comparably-priced sound bars, but it doesn't compare to true 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound systems. It does, however, benefit from the outboard subwoofer, which offers bass from 45HZ-150 HZ and adds an additional 40-80 watts of power. There is no mic for room calibration, so all room factors are input via the menu system.
Competition and Comparison
Compare the Denon DHT-FS3 sound bar against the competition by reading our reviews for Definitive Technology SSA-50 sound bar, the Boston Acoustics P400 sound bar, and the Atlantic Technology FS-5000 sound bar. You can also find more information by visiting our Sound Bar section and our Denon brand page.