Denon Introduces the DHT-S514 Home Theater High-Fidelity Sound bar to Transform Your TV into a Sound-Rich Home Entertainment System

December 19, 2013

Mahwah, NJ, December 19, 2013 – Finally there is an easy way to get a great sounding home theater experience without the need to bulk up a room with loads of equipment. Denon Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, announces the launch of its new Denon® DHT-S514 home theater sound bar speaker system designed to envelop users in rich, room-filling sound. Simple to set up and easy to use, the DHT-S514 (MSRP: $599.00) transforms any TV into a home entertainment system, delivering a truly wide-range response including deep bass from the wireless subwoofer, and clear midranges and detailed highs from the multi-driver, high-fidelity sound bar.

Users simply connect the DHT-S514 to any television and enjoy powerful, dynamic audio from favorite TV shows, movies, games and music. It’s also equipped with aptX Bluetooth, which provides CD-quality audio streaming from any Bluetooth-equipped portable audio device, smartphone and tablet.

“When looking for great sound, our best-in-class DHT-S514 delivers it! When combined with the many great features it comes with, this unit offers an all-in-one home theater experience, perfect for the consumer who is really looking for sound quality in a sound bar. In addition to outstanding sound, it’s the answer for an easy to set up and use plug-and-play audio solution that enhances our customers’ TV viewing and listening experience,” said Danielle Kohler, product manager for Denon’s parent company, D+M Group.

Above All, High-Performance Sound
Featuring 175 watts of total system power, the DHT-S514 sound bar and wireless subwoofer together deliver true high-fidelity sound with any TV for an unmatched listening experience. As today’s flat panel TVs get thinner and thinner, so does their sound quality. In response, Denon’s audio engineers have included a host of high-performance components to deliver rich, enveloping, wide-range sound. The sound bar features dual 2-inch by 5-inch hyperbolic high-rigidity transducer (HHRT) drivers that reproduce the upper bass and midrange audio, delivering clear audio especially in the vocal range. There are also dual half-inch dome tweeters that reproduce the entire treble range, with response extending to 20 kHz.

The matching wireless subwoofer features dual 5.25-inch woofers that work in tandem to deliver the authoritative deep bass found in today’s movie and music soundtracks, and Denon’s BassTrac system ensures distortion-free bass at any listening level. The compact subwoofer can be placed horizontally or vertically for multiple installation options.

Wide Range of Connectivity Options
Televisions with a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) input equipped with audio return channel (ARC) allow users listen to audio from a source device (such as a cable or satellite box) as well as from the TV’s internal tuner. The DHT-S514 simply connects to a TV with the supplied HDMI cable, and users can enjoy audio from the set-top box as well from the TV. For TVs without ARC, the DHT-S514 connects via one of the two available digital audio connections—both optical and coaxial digital audio inputs are provided.

Users can also stream music wirelessly right to the DHT-S514 from a compatible Bluetooth device, such as a smartphone or computer that has Bluetooth A2DP capability, The system also includes aptX, state-of-the-art audio coding technology that enables high-quality music playback through Bluetooth. What’s more, we’ve included a pair of stereo analog (RCA) input jacks, along with a 3.5mm stereo input jack that lets users connect the DHT-S514 to a TV’s headphone output. The 3.5mm stereo input jack will connect a portable music player, smartphone or tablet. The audio input switching feature automatically chooses the best available audio source.

Key Features

  • Simple one-wire setup; connects directly to the TV with just one cable
  • HDMI input for TVs with audio return channel (ARC)
  • Bluetooth streaming with aptX
  • Dolby Digital and DTS decoding with Denon Virtual Surround
  • Two-way sound bar with two half-inch tweeters (for high frequencies) and two 2-inches-by-5-inches (2” x 5”) midwoofers (for low frequencies)
  • Wireless subwoofer with dual high-output 5.25-inch woofers and BassTrac
  • Optical and coax digital inputs and analog
  • Five listening modes—Dialogue, Music, Music Wide, Movie, and Movie Wide—for top-notch sound tailored to users’ preferences
  • NightMode (full-range tonal balance for late-night listening that minimizes the intrusion of deep bass audio into nearby rooms or spaces)
  • Auto input switching

Control

  • Control buttons
  • Remote control
  • Learns TV remote commands
  • IR repeater for finely tuned remote control

Installation

  • Keyhole-style wall mounts
  • Tabletop placement
  • Adjustable foot height; feet are removable

About Denon Electronics
Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest-quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of pulse-code modulation (PCM) digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D+M Group. For more information visit www.usa.denon.com.

About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Calrec Audio, Denon®, Denon DJ, Denon Professional, Marantz®, Marantz Professional, and Premium Sound Solutions. D+M Group has approximately 2,000 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.

All product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D+M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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