Denon expands its soundbar range with two HEOS-enabled premium models

Denon DHT-S716H HEOS soundbar
(Image credit: Denon)

Denon's HEOS wireless multi-room system continues to grow with the addition of two new soundbars, the £699/$799 DHT-S516H and £799/$899 DHT-S716H. They join two existing lower-priced soundbars in the range, bringing the total to four.

Incorporating the newest version of Denon's proprietary HEOS multi-room system and Class-D amplification, both soundbars can stream music directly from the likes of Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal and TuneIn radio.

The DHT-S516 (below) comes with its own wireless subwoofer, plus support for Google and Amazon voice control (via an appropriate add-on speaker), Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, DSP processing, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth wireless connectivity and hi-res audio compatibility. Inputs include HDMI with ARC (audio return channel), optical and 3.5mm.

Denon DHT-S516H HEOS soundbar

The Denon DHT-S516 has its own wireless subwoofer (Image credit: Denon)

Step up to the flagship DHT-S716 (shown top) and you'll get Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, Dolby Vision and HDR support plus HDCP 2.2. There's an optional wireless subwoofer, the £599/$599 DSW-1H, and you can build a 5.1 system by adding other wireless HEOS speakers as rear surround channels.

Alternatively, each soundbar can be incorporated into an existing HEOS multiroom set-up so audio can be sent to different rooms around the home.


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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.