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Denon DHT-S514

Powered home theater sound bar with wireless subwoofer and Bluetooth®

19 Reviews | 5 questions - 17 answers

Item #: 033DHTS514

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Original Price: $599.99

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Overview

Our take on the Denon DHT-S514

Denon is known for making great home theater receivers that deliver immersive sound with your surround speakers. But if you want your system to have a more streamlined look, check out Denon's DHT-S514 sound bar and wireless subwoofer. It's an easy way to seriously upgrade your TV's sound, along with enjoying music benefits as well. It's easy to set up, easy to control, and offers 175 watts of power to deliver movies, TV shows, and tunes with outstanding detail, rumbling bass, and sound that reaches out and grabs you.

True home theater, the easy way

Denon is known for making great home theater receivers that deliver immersive sound with your surround speakers. But if you want your system to have a more streamlined look, check out Denon's DHT-S514 sound bar and wireless subwoofer. It's an easy way to seriously upgrade your TV's sound, along with enjoying music benefits as well. It's easy to set up, easy to control, and offers 175 watts of power to deliver movies, TV shows, and tunes with outstanding detail, rumbling bass, and sound that reaches out and grabs you.

Dial in your sound with listening modes

Sound bars aren't just for enhancing your movie watching. That's why Denon equipped the DHT-S514 with three separate listening modes. Surround Movie delivers simulated surround sound with dynamic punch for soundtracks and effects that envelop you as you watch. Dialogue Enhance is great for watching TV shows that keep you scrambling for the remote to hear what the characters are saying. And music mode optimizes the sound for music listening. Speaking of music...

Enjoy music wirelessly with Bluetooth

The DHT-S514's built-in Bluetooth capability means you can enjoy endless hours of music without ever having to touch a disc. Stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or computer to the sound bar for rich, full-range playback. It doesn't matter whether your music is stored on your device or streamed from the cloud or music services like Spotify® or Pandora® Internet Radio. With a world of music at your fingertips, Bluetooth is the easiest way to enjoy it throughout your room.

HDMI and other connections for simple setup

If you've ever looked closely at the HDMI inputs on your TV (doesn't everybody?), you may have noticed the letters "ARC" next to one of them. This stands for Audio Return Channel, which that your TV can not only receive audio and video signals from a connected device, but also send audio back to that device. This functionality means you can connect the DHT-S514 to your TV with a single HDMI cable while receiving digital audio from your TV's tuner, and built-in "smart" content like Netflix. Don't have an ARC-compatible TV? No problem. There are other connection options that will cover most TVs.

Easy control with one remote

Control is always at your fingertips with the DHT-S514. The included remote can learn your TV's basic commands. An HDMI connection to your TV ensures your TV's remote will automatically power on the system. Worried the bar will block the tiny remote receiver on the bottom of your TV? Connect the included IR repeater so you can maintain full remote functionality.

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Anonymous, Raleigh, NC

What's in the Box:

  • Active soundbar speaker
  • Wireless powered sub
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 58" DC cord)
  • 38" AC power cord
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC-1187)
  • CR2025 3V battery
  • 39" HDMI cable
  • 40" Optical digital cable
  • 42" Stereo minijack cable
  • 7" Female stereo minijack-to-male RCA adapter cable
  • 39" IR blaster cable
  • 2 Pair of soundbar feet
  • 4 Self-adhesive rubber-feet (for Sub)
  • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Mounting template
  • Safety Instructions
  • Notes on radio
  • Warranty sheet
  • Extended protection Plan offer

Product Highlights:

    Sound bar:
    • two 1/2" tweeters and two 2" x 5" oval midrange drivers
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
      • aptX® encoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
    • Dolby® Digital and DTS decoding
    • three listening modes: Movie Surround, Dialogue Enhancer, and Music
    • Night mode reduces large dynamic changes in volume for late-night listening
    • Denon's Virtual Surround processing offers simulated surround sound
    • learns your TV remote's commands for single-remote use
    • top-panel buttons for power, adjusting volume, selecting source, choosing a listening mode, and activating Bluetooth
    • keyhole slots for wall-mounting
    • HDMI input/output with Audio Return Channel for single-cable connection to compatible TVs
      • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner or "smart" features via HDMI
    • optical and coaxial digital audio inputs (optical cable included)
    • 3.5mm minijack input (cable and miniplug-to-RCA adapter included)
    • 39-9/16"W x 3-1/4"H x 3-1/16"D
    • weight: 5 lbs.
    Subwoofer:
    • two 5-1/4" woofers
    • connects wirelessly to sound bar for easy placement
    • can rest horizontally or vertically
    • rotary volume control on rear panel
    • 6-13/16"W x 12-5/16"H x 14-11/16"D
    • weight: 13 lbs.
    General:
    • total system power: 175 watts
    • frequency response: 40-20,000 Hz
    • remote control included
    Supplied Accessories:
    • HDMI cable
    • optical cable
    • 3.5mm miniplug cable with miniplug-to-RCA adapter
    • feet for placing the sound bar on a TV stand
    • IR repeater in case the sound bar blocks your TV's remote receiver
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    Reviews

    Denon DHT-S514 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    19 Reviews

    Terrific Sound

    Written by: Burt from Maryland on July 13, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Dialogue Clarity
    • Ease of Use
    • Movie Performance
    • Music Performance

    Ease of Use: 10 (out of 10). The Denon sound bar was easy to set up...just plug it in to 110 and to the TV with an HDMI. Oh you have to plug in the sub woofer to an outlet. It connects via bluetooth. Dialogue Clarity 8 Sometimes it is out of synch. Turning it off and on fixes that. Dialogue clarity is very good but not perfect. Music Performance 8 Excellent for what it is, i.e. a bunch of small speakers. It can't compete with my big Polk's but excellent for listening to Pandora, etc. Movie Performance 9 - A giant upgrade in watching movies. Sound is sometimes overwhelming just the way it is in a theater. Bluetooth 9 - Seems to work fine.

    Pros: See above. Excellent equipment. Great buy.

    Cons: It is more expensive than some other highly rated sound bar systems. I haven't listened to the competitors so I can't compare. No regrets with the Denon.

    Denon DHT-S514

    Written by: Anonymous from Raleigh, NC on April 18, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Dialogue Clarity
    • Ease of Use
    • Movie Performance
    • Music Performance

    Great

    Pros:

    Cons:

    nice sound bar

    Written by: Dave from Los Angeles on April 12, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Dialogue Clarity
    • Ease of Use
    • Movie Performance
    • Music Performance

    For the price, one of the best sounding bars around, and I shopped many brands.

    Pros: Solid build. Easy set up. Good base from the sub.

    Cons: Bluetooth works fine. However, you have to re-connect your phone everytime. Minor annoyance, but automatic switching would have been nice.

    It just works

    Written by: mmount from Arizona on February 10, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Dialogue Clarity
    • Ease of Use
    • Movie Performance
    • Music Performance

    This soundbar sounds great for movies. Bass is tight and not overpowering. Dialog seems to be clear. For music I find it too bright for my taste but not painfully so. It doesn't image well at all in my setup - I have not heard anything on it yet that has any real sense of depth. To be fair this is by far the least expensive amp/speakers I have owned in many years. I have installed the Denon in my 5th wheel so needed a compact system with minimal wiring. This was simple to set up - basically I plugged everything in, hooked up the HDMI cable to the ARC input on my TV and it just all worked. Bluetooth connection was also simple though I wish I could have more than one device connected. I do like that it just turns itself on and off with the TV - and that the volume can be controlled directly with the TV remote. I don't like the use of existing lights to display modes and settings. Volume is simple enough to figure out but everything else requires a trip to the manual to see what you're doing (I assume - it's on disc only and I haven't had the patience to load it up on a computer yet). Denon should have included a printed "Quick Settings" guide if they weren't going to make it intuitive.

    Pros: Easy installation. Wireless subwoofer. Sounds good for the price and style.

    Cons: No printed guide for settings.

    Denon DHT-S514

    Written by: LD from Columbia, Mo on February 5, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Dialogue Clarity
    • Ease of Use
    • Movie Performance
    • Music Performance

    Easy to set up, just unplug the old one and put this in place. Great sound, really perks up the tv speakers.

    Pros: Rich sound, much better than tv speakers. Easy to set up. The control might be better, but it is so much better than the one for the old bar it replaced, no complaints.

    Cons: Nothing to complain about, especially at the great Crutchfield price and shipping.

    Denon DHT-S514

    Written by: BobW from the Washington, DC Area on February 3, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Dialogue Clarity
    • Ease of Use
    • Movie Performance
    • Music Performance

    Torn between the Yamaha SRT-1000 and this product. Denon went on sale and I jumped on the deal that was $100.00 less then the Yamaha. Very impressed with the audio quality that is head and shoulders above the TV speakers. This product is used in a bedroom (12 x 16) but could be used in a larger room im sure.

    Pros: Ease of setup with clear instructions. Sounds great.

    Cons: I have to manually switch between bluetooth and tv....(will not automatically recognize the different sources) I am not techky enough to know if this is normal or not. Visual tracking of volume adjusting could be improved by Denon on this model.

    Good sound, great value

    Written by: Josh from Alabama on February 1, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Dialogue Clarity
    • Ease of Use
    • Movie Performance
    • Music Performance

    I planned on buying this sound bar at full price, but lucked out and caught it on sale, so I jumped on the deal. Shipping was fast, as it always is with Crutchfield. Setup was extremely easy thru the ARC input. The sound bar does a great job of turning on and off with the tv. Programming my universal remote was extremely easy. The sound is very good, especially at the price. There is plenty of depth in the mids and lows, and the highs are very clear. The 3 different listening modes are pretty easy to flip through, as well as the night time mode. I wish there was more fine tuning that could be done, maybe an equalizer or a few more listening modes. However, you can control the bass directly on the sub and swap listening modes, so you do have some control. Bluetooth sync for streaming music is extremely easy. This was the feature I really didn't expect to use much, yet I've found myself using it all the time to listen to music when I generally wouldn't have even bothered turning anything on, simply because it's so quick and easy. As others have said, the remote is a little on the cheap side, but typically once I get the TV set at a volume, I don't fiddle with it too much. Plus, since you can program a universal remote, it shoudln't be a big issue. I actually like the idea of a simplified remote, compared to the LG soundbar I have, which is another full sized remote (as if I need another). Definitely buy if it's on sale, and at full price I'd likely still purchase

    Pros: Depth and quality of sound, simple controls, easy setup, ARC input

    Cons: Cheap remote, few controls for adjusting audio settings

    easy set-up

    Written by: Rick H from New York on February 1, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Dialogue Clarity
    • Ease of Use
    • Movie Performance
    • Music Performance

    Very easy to set up. Connecting with blue tooth was a breeze. Dialogue was a n improvement over tv speakers in my Panasonic Plasma TV. It will not compete with a 7.1 AV receiver with separate speakers by any means, but the ease of set up and ease of use are a definite plus.!

    Pros: Ease of set up, ease of use

    Cons: not the spacial clarity of an independent av receiver -separate speaker set up

    Denon DHT-S514

    Written by: Bradley M from Kawkawlin Michigan on January 13, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Dialogue Clarity
    • Ease of Use
    • Movie Performance
    • Music Performance

    Looked and listened to sound bars ranging in price from 350 to 1300. This is the best choice in this price range.

    Pros: Subwoofer has its own volume control.

    Cons:

    Great sound

    Written by: prit5kids from Porterville ca on January 11, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Dialogue Clarity
    • Ease of Use
    • Movie Performance
    • Music Performance

    Great sound, easy install

    Pros: Easy install, wireless

    Cons: None

    Denon DHT-S514

    Written by: Leroy from Kapolei, HI on November 23, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The dialog mode really helps me understand the spoken words versus all the background noise and/or music.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Nice system!

    Written by: DS from New York on November 22, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Upgraded from a Samsung sound bar with my 60 inch Samsung TV. WOW, what a difference! Very clear and great bass. The wireless subwoofer and the bluetooth are nice touches. Easy to assemble out of the box. Well worth the money.

    Pros: Clear, crisp sound Great bass Wireless subwoofer Bluetooth

    Cons:

    Denon DHT-S514 sound bar

    Written by: RoseMary from Buffalo Grove, IL on October 17, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound! Feel like you're in a theater. Had some technical problems with my sony bravia tv but kept system because of the exceptional sound. Crutchfield technical team had me do a workaround with these issues and am currently happy with system.

    Pros: great surround sound.

    Cons: had some HDMI issues.

    Sound Purchase

    Written by: Dave J from Grottoes VA on August 12, 2014

    I spent many hours of research and a few more bucks than I wanted to before making this purchase. With that said the Denon sound bar was worth every penny. I have a Samsung 6000 60" TV and it sync'd perfectly to the HDMI ARC port (cable was provided). It looks and works so seamless that it's hard to notice there's actually a sound bar connected until you turn the TV on. Great sound and with the different sound modes you can match the sound to what you watching. Bluetooth connection to my IPhone was easy and works flawlessly.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: A little pricing but you get what you pay for

    Denon DST-S514

    Written by: John W. from Hornell, NY on July 31, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First off you couldn't ask for a better company than Crutchfield. Fast free shipping. Tech support. You can't beat it. I'm a Denon guy so I guess this might be a little biased. The wireless subwoofer sounds great. Deep rich bass. The over all sound is great. I now find myself listening to music from the TV channels. The Bluetooth works great and has no problem picking up the signal from my smart phone. I like it so much I'm going to by another one.

    Pros: All cables supplied. Fast easy hook up.

    Cons: None

    Denon DHT-S514

    Written by: John R from Waco, Tx on June 13, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice product. Much better than TV speakers. Subwoofer paired flawlessly and adds richness. Bluetooth audio paired easily and sounds great. Some dialog is still a little hard to distinguish although it is much better than the tv speakers. The IR blaster is a nice touch since the sound bar definitely blocks the tv IR port. Took several tries and a call to tech support to finally get the sound bar to recognize the tv and direct tv remote commands for on/off and volume, etc. Other reviews were pretty much right on the money.

    Pros: Multiple connection options, great sound, easy once set up

    Cons: Difficult to program for TV remote

    Denon DHT-S514

    Written by: Richard from Charlotte NC on June 9, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very fast delivery, very well packaged.

    Pros: Easy to set up Soild sound for a sound bar Very convient to use

    Cons: For the price, Denon could have provided longer connection wiring.

    SoundBar

    Written by: Danny 213 L.A from Los Angeles on May 17, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It does just what I need it to do and with pure quality crisp sound

    Pros: All around good

    Cons: No cons on my behalf

    Denon DHT-S514

    Written by: SeanO from Oakland, CA on April 28, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great product. Easy to set up and sounds awesome. I especially like the different listening modes. The one that enhances the vocal range is really good for sports, cutting down on crowd noise, etc. I tested out the Sonos, the Bose Cinema Sound Bar and several others. For the price, I thought this was the best.

    Pros: Easy to set up. Different surround modes work well. Bluetooth is a nice plus. The design is sleek, compact and looks good mounted or not.

    Cons: The only thing that I would say is not great, is that the remote has limited range. However, you can set the bar up to work with pretty much any remote. So it's not really a problem.

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    What's in the box?

    Download the Denon DHT-S514 manual

    • Active soundbar speaker
    • Wireless powered sub
    • AC power adapter (w/ attached 58" DC cord)
    • 38" AC power cord
    • 6.5' AC power cord
    • Remote control (RC-1187)
    • CR2025 3V battery
    • 39" HDMI cable
    • 40" Optical digital cable
    • 42" Stereo minijack cable
    • 7" Female stereo minijack-to-male RCA adapter cable
    • 39" IR blaster cable
    • 2 Pair of soundbar feet
    • 4 Self-adhesive rubber-feet (for Sub)
    • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
    • Quick Setup Guide
    • Mounting template
    • Safety Instructions
    • Notes on radio
    • Warranty sheet
    • Extended protection Plan offer

    Features and Specs

    General
    Enclosure Bass Reflex
    Design Bar
    Pieces in System 2
    Color Black
    Tweeter 0.5" Dome (2)
    Midrange 2" x 5" Cone (2)
    Woofer None
    Separate Subwoofer Yes
    Subwoofer Driver 5.25" Cone (2)
    Features
    Surround Sound Decoding 5.1-channel
    Dialogue Enhancement No
    Auto Volume No
    4K Video Compatible No
    Audio Return Channel Yes
    Remote IR Passthrough Yes
    Works with TV Remote (IR) Yes
    Control by App N
    Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in
    Wi-Fi No
    Wall-mountable Yes
    Mounting Bracket Included No
    Surface Mount Stand Included Yes
    Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Specifications
    System Frequency Response 40-20k Hz
    Powered System ---
    Sound Bar RMS Power 20
    Subwoofer RMS Power 49
    Inputs and Outputs
    Mini Stereo Audio Inputs 1
    RCA Stereo Audio Inputs None
    Optical Digital Audio Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs 1
    HDMI Inputs 1
    HDMI Outputs 1
    USB Port No
    Subwoofer Output 0
    Dimensions
    Sound Bar (inches) 3-1/4H x 39-9/16W x 3-1/16D
    Sound Bar Weight 5 lbs
    Subwoofer (inches) 12-5/16H x 6-13/16W x 14-11/16D
    Subwoofer Weight 13 lbs

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    Features

    Home Theater Soundbar Speaker System: As today's flat-panel TVs get thinner and thinner, so does their sound quality, and the DHT-S514 features a host of high-performance components to deliver rich, enveloping wide range sound. Denon's DHT-S514 home theater soundbar speaker system will transform your flat-panel TV into a home entertainment system which will envelop you in rich, room-filling sound; delivering deep bass from its wireless subwoofer and clear mids and detailed highs from its multi-driver high-fidelity soundbar. Simple to set up and easy to use, the DHT-S514 lets you enjoy powerful, dynamic audio from your favorite TV shows, movies, games, and music.

    175-Watts (Peak) System Power: Both the soundbar and the subwoofer feature advanced digital audio amplification that delivers crystal clear sound along with wide dynamic range, as well as providing high energy efficiency and operational stability for long life. Featuring 175-watts (Peak) of total system power, the DHT-S514 soundbar and wireless subwoofer together deliver a true high-fidelity sound.

    • Active Soundbar Speaker: The soundbar features dual 2"x5" precision drivers that reproduce the upper bass and midrange audio, delivering clear audio especially in the vocal range. There are also dual 0.5" dome tweeters that reproduce the entire treble range, with response extending to 20 kHz. The soundbar's four drivers are powered by a built-in 10W (RMS) x 2ch amplifier. The soundbar speaker features a side-firing port on opposite sides of the cabinet for greater efficiency.
    • Wireless Powered Sub: The matching wireless subwoofer features dual 5.25" woofers powered by a built-in 49W (RMS) amplifier and a rear-firing port that work in tandem to deliver the authoritative deep bass found in today's movie and music soundtracks for distortion-free bass at any listening level. You can adjust the subwoofer volume independently from the system volume.

    Dolby Digital/DTS Decoding w/ Virtual Surround Sound: Your favorite movies and music will come alive with built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, and you can enjoy enveloping surround sound thanks to Denon's exclusive Virtual Surround processing, which uses advanced psychoacoustic algorithms that simulate the surround sound of a multi-channel home theater speaker system. Denon's Virtual Surround offers several Listening modes to tailor the system to your content.

    • Movie Modes: The Movie Surround Sound mode provides an expansive and enveloping soundstage. The Dialog Enhancer mode provides increased dialog clarity especially with complex movie soundtracks.
    • Music Modes: Music mode delivers a dynamic and enthralling sound quality improvement with your favorite audio tracks. You can also choose to listen in pure stereo mode, with no additional acoustic enhancement.
    • Night Mode: The DHT-S514 also features Night Mode which lets you enjoy high fidelity sound without annoying jumps in volume, so you can watch your favorite programs late into the night without disturbing other family members. The Night Mode can be activated in stereo mode, as well as with any of the three available custom sound modes.
    Note: Do not listen to this system and your TV's built-in speakers simultaneously. Make sure to turn of your televisions speakers. If your TV does not let you turn the speakers off, then mute the audio from the TV's speakers.

    Digital & Analog Inputs (including HDMI):  Denon's DHT-S514 home theater soundbar speaker system offers a variety of digital & analog inputs to connect to your TV and AV gear; including HDMI, optical/coaxial digital, and analog stereo minijack. All inputs are all selected by the television button on DHT-S514's front-panel or remote, but which is active is determined by auto-priority. If only one input is receiving a signal, that input will play. If more than one input is receiving a signal, the order of priority is HDMI, Digital Optical, Digital Coaxial, and Analog.

    • HDMI: Many TVs come with one of the HDMI inputs equipped with Audio Return Channel (ARC), which lets you listen to audio from a source device (such as a cable or satellite box) as well as being able to listen to audio from the TV's internal tuner or from a smart TV's built-in content streaming capabilities. Simply connect the DHT-S514's HDMI ARC output to your TV with the supplied HDMI cable, and you can enjoy audio from your set-top box as well as enjoying audio from the TV. In addition, the system offers a HDMI input for directly connecting an external AV component such as your Blu-ray player or Cable/Satellite receiver. The HDMI input will output the audio signal through the soundbar and send the video signal to the soundbar's HDMI ARC jack and your connected TV.
    • Optical & Coaxial: For TVs without ARC via HDMI, you can connect the DHT-S514 via one of the two available digital audio connections; both optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA) digital audio inputs are provided. These digital inputs support 2ch PCM and 5.1ch Dolby Digital/DTS.
    • Minijack: Additionally, Denon has included a stereo analog minijack (3.5mm) input jack that lets you connect the DHT-S514 to your TV without ARC or a digital output, or to a portable music player. This connection only supports 2ch PCM.
    Note: The digital optical output and HDMI ARC terminals of most newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box). That's why we recommend that in addition to the HDMI ARC connection from the soundbar speaker to your TV, you should also run separate digital audio cables (optical, coaxial, or HDMI) from your satellite/cable box and Blu-ray player to the soundbar speaker for best sound performance.

    Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) Audio Streaming: You can also stream music wirelessly right to the DHT-S514 from a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device; such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer (with Bluetooth A2DP capability). You'll be able to stream stored music and music apps on your mobile device (like iPhone, Android, and Blackberry). Denon also included aptX which allows for high quality music playback through Bluetooth. aptX  provides CD-quality audio streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device (on newer Android devices). You will continue to use your mobile device to navigate your music and to view song/artist information.

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Denon DHT-S514.

    Remote Control: The DHT-S514 comes with its own remote control, and it also has the ability to work with your existing TV's remote control so you can control the soundbar and your TV with just one remote. For compatibility with the broadest range of TV types and styles, the DHT-S514 features the ability to re-transmit IR codes via the included IR repeater, which lets you properly position the soundbar in front of your TV and yet still easily control both the DHT-S514 and the TV.

    Mounting Options: Denon's DHT-S514 home theater soundbar speaker system offers a variety of mounting options for the active soundbar speaker and wireless powered sub.

    • Soundbar Placement: The soundbar of the DHT-S514 should be placed as close as possible to the television screen. It should be centered left-to-right with the screen, and ideally no more than a few inches above or below. The most common location is below the screen. Sometimes this location can be difficult, because the base of the TV gets in the way. The DHT-S514 has two sets of feet (0.75" & 1.25" high) that raise the soundbar speaker off the shelf, for a more stable and attractive installation when used with this type of television. If you prefer wall mounting, the soundbar features built-in keyholes that let you easily mount the soundbar directly to the wall (template included).
    • Subwoofer Placement: You can place the wireless powered subwoofer practically anywhere in the room; within a wireless range of 8 meters. For the best sound, place the subwoofer near a wall or corner, within 6 meters of the soundbar speaker, and on the same side of the room as the soundbar. This compact subwoofer can be placed horizontally or vertically for the widest range of installation options. Attach the supplied non-slip stickers to the subwoofer for hardwood and tile flooring. The port on the back of the subwoofer cabinet should be unobstructed.

    Auto Power Modes: DHT-S514 will automatically "wake-up" whenever any of its wired inputs receives an audio signal. Simply turning on your television will also turn on DHT-S514. For Bluetooth playback you will need to turn on DHT-S514 manually using the remote control or top-panel power button. The system will also automatically turn off it it does not sense an audio signal for approximately five minutes.

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    5 questions already asked

    I don't know if the sound bar to projector will work, that's a question for Crutchfield or Denon. [ James  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    I have no experience with the kind of routing of sound the prospective customer is referencing. My setup is to use the Denon soundbar to present improved output from the SONY UHD4K TV instead of using the TV existing speakers. My setup in the room also allows me to route the TV sound directly to the stereo preamp input and the output directly into the two mains and surround speakers. Terry [ TERRY J  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    Hi: Sorry don't know. We only use the Denon sound bar for our Sony 4K 55 inch TV since the TV has such bad sound from the speakers within the TV. Our home theater is completely separate center channel (NHT center) connected to an Arcam AVR-600 with NHT 3.3's for left and right channels. I do like the sound of the Denon sound bar. [ PAUL  Sep 16, 2015 ]
    Greg, I don't think you would be able to do that. Maybe you should ask the TV manufacturer about that. The sound bar will mound easily to the wall though. [ John  Jan 29, 2015 ]
    No. It comes equipped for wall mounting or placing on a flat, level surface. [ Mark  Jan 29, 2015 ]
    No. It's just free standing. You won't be disappointed with the sound. [ RoseMary  Jan 29, 2015 ]
    With the height of this, it must block the bottom of the tv or at least the remote, no? [ mitch  Feb 23, 2015 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Dec 11, 2014 ]  Staff
    No. Just turn the soundbar on and hit the bluetooth button and if your device is paired it will sync up. [ Wendy  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    No you can power up and connect via Bluetooth without the tv on. [ SCOTT  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    Mr S, No the tv does not have to be on. Get your Bluetooth going, turn the sound bar on with the remote it came with and press the Bluetooth button on the sound bar. [ John  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    Nope. Just the sound bar needs to be on. [ Jeff  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    No [ JOSH  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    No. I use it all the time to just play music without the tv on. [ WILLIAM S  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    Can you hooka Dvd blue ray player to the sound bar? [ Pat  Aug 23, 2014 ]
    No, ours is on at least 8 or 9 hours every day and it's just slightly warm. No problems. [ Emil  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    I have not found that to be the case. I now have two of the Denon DHT-S514 and they are both cool as a cucumber. [ John  Aug 19, 2014 ]
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