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
- 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
- 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
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
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
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.