Published On: March 26, 2024

Denon DHT-S218 Soundbar: Affordable Dolby Atmos Audio for Compact Spaces

Published On: March 26, 2024
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Denon DHT-S218 Soundbar: Affordable Dolby Atmos Audio for Compact Spaces

Denon DHT-S218 soundbar makes its debut, offering Dolby Atmos immersion at an affordable price point.

Denon DHT-S218 Soundbar: Affordable Dolby Atmos Audio for Compact Spaces

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Denon, famous for its range of home cinema amplifiers, has revealed its latest addition to the soundbar lineup, the Denon DHT-S218. With a focus on affordability, convenience, and sound performance, this compact soundbar aims to bring Dolby Atmos audio within reach of budget-conscious consumers while catering to smaller living spaces.

Equipped with a host of connectivity options, the Denon DHT-S218 offers versatility in setup. HDMI eARC ensures seamless connection to your TV, while a HDMI passthrough supports 4K and Dolby Vision HDR, delivering exceptional visual quality alongside immersive sound. 

Additionally, optical audio, analogue, and a subwoofer output provide further flexibility in configuration. The inclusion of Bluetooth connectivity with support for Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) allows for wireless streaming from compatible devices, enhancing convenience for users.

Denon DHT-S218 Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Despite its compact dimensions measuring at just 13 x 90 x 6.7cm (HxWxD) and weighing only 3.6kg, the DHT-S218 doesn't compromise on audio performance. Featuring six drivers in a 2.1 configuration, including tweeters, midrange drivers, and subwoofers, the soundbar delivers a rich audio experience. 

While it lacks upward-firing drivers for Dolby Atmos, the soundbar employs psychoacoustic processing to simulate height effects, which should provide an immersive soundstage.

The most notable highlight of the Denon DHT-S218 is its affordability, priced at £249 (around $315). This competitive pricing positions it as a compelling option in the market, especially when compared to higher-priced alternatives from competitors such as Sony, Sonos, and JBL.

Close up view of the Denon DHT-S218 soundbar.

Despite its budget-friendly price tag, the soundbar doesn't skimp on essential features, making it an attractive choice for consumers seeking an immersive audio experience without breaking the bank.

Furthermore, Denon's Dialog Enhancer technology enhances clarity, ensuring that dialogue remains crisp and intelligible even at lower volumes, catering to late-night viewing without disturbing others. With support for various Dolby Audio formats and a range of sound modes, the DHT-S218 offers versatility in accommodating different content types, from movies to music.

Designed with compact living spaces in mind, the DHT-S218 can be wall-mounted, preserving valuable space in entertainment setups without compromising on performance. Its sleek design and minimalist footprint should make it a seamless addition to any home theater system.

Denon DHT-S218 Features:

  • Left/Right Tweeter: 2x 1”/25mm (round)
  • Left/Right Midrange: (W x H)2x 3.5” x 1.6”/90mm x 40mm (racetrack)
  • Subwoofer: 2x 3”/75mm (round)
  • Acoustic System: 2.1 (6 drivers)
  • HDMI: eARC, Digital Optical Input, Analog Input, HDMI input
  • Subwoofer Output
  • Simple one wire setup
  • Bluetooth (A2DP)SBC, LC3 (LE Audio)
  • Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital decoding
  • Sound Modes
  • Denon Dialog Enhancer
  • Available color: Black
  • Standby Consumption: 1.7W
  • Deep Standby Consumption: 0.5W
  • Auto Power Off
  • Dimensions (mm) 890 x 120 x 67
  • Weight (kg)3.6

The Denon DHT-S218 is now available for purchase, exclusively in-store at the price of £249 (around $315), offering an affordable entry point into the world of Dolby Atmos audio.

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