Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar - Dreamedia AV
Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar - Dreamedia AV
Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar - Dreamedia AV
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Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar

Dolby Atmos soundbar with wireless subwoofer

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Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar

Elevate Your Home Theater Experience with the Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar

Immerse yourself in the world of cinematic audio that envelops you from every angle. The Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar, with its Dolby Atmos technology and wireless subwoofer, transforms your living room into a hub of aural ecstasy. Whether you're a film enthusiast, a dedicated binge-watcher, or an audiophile, Denon's legacy of sound innovation promises an unparalleled home theater experience.

Unmatched Audio Fidelity

The Denon DHT-S517 isn't just another sound bar; it's a 3.1.2 channel marvel designed to bring out the best in every note and sound effect. The total power output of 150 watts delivers a sound that fills the room, ensuring that every whisper and explosion is heard in crystal clear detail.

Key Audio Features:

  • Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS Virtual:X: These audio decoding technologies mean that you'll experience every movie and song with the clarity, depth, and fullness they deserve.
  • Sound Modes Tailored to Your Content: Choose from Dialogue Enhancer for clearer speech, Pure Mode for unaltered audio, Movie for cinematic immersion, Night for reduced bass, and Music for a live concert feel.

Seamless Connectivity

The Denon DHT-S517 offers both wireless and wired connectivity options to suit your preferences. Bluetooth technology allows for easy streaming from your favorite devices, while HDMI, Optical, and Analog (3.5mm) connections ensure compatibility with a wide range of home theater equipment.

Connectivity at a Glance:

  • Bluetooth: For quick and convenient wireless audio streaming.
  • HDMI with eARC Support: Simplifies the setup and supports the best audio formats available.
  • Optical and Analog Inputs: Offers versatility for connecting various devices.

Design and Installation

Denon has meticulously crafted the DHT-S517 with not only performance but also aesthetics in mind. The sleek black color and compact dimensions make it a sophisticated addition to any space, complementing TVs 50 inches and larger with ease.

Installation Options:

  • Wall Mountable: Save space with the included keyhole style wall mount.
  • Tabletop Placement: Alternatively, place it neatly on your entertainment center.

Wireless Subwoofer for Deep Bass

Feel the power of every scene with the included wireless subwoofer. Its 5.9-inch driver effortlessly produces deep and impactful bass, enhancing the realism of your home cinema without the need for cumbersome wires.

Intuitive Control

Denon understands the importance of simplicity. The DHT-S517 comes with a remote control for easy adjustments, and the sound bar can learn functions from your TV's remote, reducing the clutter and confusion of multiple remotes.

Control Features:

  • Control Buttons: Directly on the sound bar for quick access.
  • TV Remote Learning Function: Simplify your setup with a single remote.

Energy Conscious

The Denon DHT-S517 is not just powerful, it's also energy efficient. With a standby consumption of just 0.4 watts and an auto power-off feature, it's designed to save energy without compromising on performance.

The Denon DHT-S517 Experience

Picture this: you settle in for movie night. The lights dim, and as the opening scene unfolds, the Denon DHT-S517 comes to life. The room fills with the roaring sound of a distant thunderstorm, and you feel the raindrops falling around you, thanks to the upfiring drivers that bounce sound off the ceiling, immersing you in a three-dimensional soundscape.

Experience Highlights:

  • Expansive Soundstage: Every corner of your room is filled with pristine sound.
  • Clear Dialogue: Never miss a line with the sound bar's crisp mid-range.
  • Real Dolby Atmos: Enjoy cinematic sound that flows above and around you.
  • Easy Setup: The wireless subwoofer connects effortlessly, reducing cable clutter.
  • Sleek Design: Its compact form factor makes it an elegant addition to any room.

Compatibility and Versatility

The Denon DHT-S517 is not just a sound bar; it's a versatile centerpiece of your home entertainment system. It's fully compatible with other Denon products, such as turntables and amplifiers, allowing you to create a comprehensive and cohesive audio setup.

Pricing and Availability

The Denon DHT-S517 offers exceptional value for its features and performance. Available in various regions, it's priced competitively to ensure that superior sound is within reach for all our customers.

Why Choose the Denon DHT-S517?

The Denon DHT-S517 stands out in the crowded market of sound bars by offering a harmonious blend of quality, performance, and ease of use. It's a sound investment for anyone looking to upgrade their home theater system without the complexity of traditional setups. And with Dreamedia's expertise in designing custom home theater systems, you can rest assured that you're in good hands.

Ready to Transform Your Home Audio?

The Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar is more than just a speaker; it's an experience that brings every movie and song to life. With its powerful audio, sleek design, and user-friendly features, it's the perfect addition to your home entertainment system. Embrace the future of home cinema with Denon and Dreamedia – where your dream theater becomes a reality.

Contact Dreamedia today to explore how the Denon DHT-S517 can redefine your home audio experience.

Our Review


The Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar emerges as a compelling option for home theater enthusiasts looking to elevate their audio experience without cluttering the living room with a full-blown surround sound system. With the inclusion of a wireless subwoofer and the promise of Dolby Atmos, this soundbar aims to deliver a cinematic soundscape that enhances the visual drama unfolding on screen.

Design and Build

Denon's DHT-S517 boasts a compact form factor that discreetly complements TV setups 50 inches and larger. The design's simplicity ensures it doesn't draw attention away from the screen, yet its sleek profile adds a touch of modernity to any living room aesthetic. The build quality aligns with what one expects from Denon: sturdy and reliable, with a focus on performance over flashy design elements.

Features and Specifications

Peering under the hood, the Denon DHT-S517 features a 3.1.2 channel setup, which is somewhat of a rarity at its price point, especially with real Dolby Atmos support. This configuration promises an immersive, three-dimensional audio experience, elevating movie soundtracks to new heights. Connectivity is versatile, offering HDMI with ARC support, digital optical input, and Bluetooth for wireless streaming, making it a well-rounded package for various user preferences.

Setup and User Interface

Setting up the DHT-S517 is a breeze, thanks to the wireless subwoofer that eliminates the need for running cables across the room. The remote control is straightforward, though some users may find the audio format LED indicator less reliable than desired, occasionally leading to minor confusion over the selected sound format.

Sound Quality

When it comes to movie playback, the soundbar's expansive soundstage and precise handling of mid-range frequencies ensure that dialogue cuts through even the most chaotic scenes with clarity. The Dolby Atmos effect is appreciable, with upfiring drivers creating a sense of verticality that adds depth to the listening experience. However, the subwoofer, while adequate, does not quite match the soundbar in terms of detail, and some users might notice a disconnect between the two components. Music playback, while satisfactory, lacks the refinement found in more music-centric systems.

Performance in Different Scenarios

In various room sizes, the DHT-S517 generally performs well. The immersive qualities of the Atmos drivers come into play effectively in medium-sized rooms, though larger spaces may dilute the impact slightly. When compared to its peers in the market, the Denon holds its own, especially considering the inclusion of Dolby Atmos at its price point.

Pros and Cons

The Denon DHT-S517 offers a host of advantages, notably its immersive soundstage for movies, clear mid-range, and the inclusion of Dolby Atmos technology. The compact and sleek design, combined with the ease of setup, adds to its appeal. On the downside, the subwoofer's performance could be more integrated, and the music playback doesn't quite hit the high notes. The design, while unobtrusive, may also seem too understated for those who prefer their tech to make a statement.

Value for Money

Priced competitively, the DHT-S517 stands out in its ability to deliver a 3.1.2 Dolby Atmos experience. In terms of value, it punches above its weight, offering features that are often reserved for more expensive units. While it may not be without its faults, its strengths in movie playback and user-friendly setup make it a strong contender in its price bracket.

Final Thoughts

The Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar offers a potent combination of features, sound quality, and ease of use that should appeal to a broad range of consumers looking to enhance their home theater setup. It occupies a sweet spot for those who want the enveloping experience of Dolby Atmos without the complexity and cost of a complete surround system. While it may not be the ultimate solution for audiophiles, its performance is commendable, making it a wise purchase for those seeking a significant audio upgrade for their entertainment space.



  • Model: Denon DHT-S517
  • Color: Black
  • Power Requirements: 120V or 220V
  • Compatible with Denon Turntable and Amplifier: Yes
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Wall Mountable: Yes

Audio Configuration

  • Number Of Channels: 3.1.2
  • Total Power Output (watts): 150
  • Audio Decoding: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Virtual
  • Sound Modes: Dialogue Enhancer, Pure Mode, Movie, Night, Music


  • Subwoofer Type: Wireless
  • Subwoofer Driver Size (inches): 5.9


  • Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Wired Connectivity: HDMI, Optical, Analog (3.5mm)
  • HDMI Inputs: 1
  • HDMI Outputs: 1
  • eARC Support: Yes

Dimensions and Weight

  • Soundbar Dimensions (WxHxD) (inches): 41.3 x 2.4 x 3.7
  • Soundbar Weight (lbs): 5.5
  • Subwoofer Dimensions (WxHxD) (inches): 6.7 x 14.5 x 11.4
  • Subwoofer Weight (lbs): 9.5

Driver Configuration

  • Left/Right Tweeters: 2x 1 inch
  • Left/Right Midrange Drivers: 2x 4.7 x 1.6 inches
  • Center Full-Range Driver: 1x 1 inch
  • Left/Right Up-Firing Full-Range Drivers: 1x 2.6 inches
  • Subwoofer Driver: 1x 5.9 inches


  • Control Buttons: Yes
  • TV Remote Learning Function: Yes


  • Keyhole Style Wall Mount: Yes
  • Tabletop Placement: Yes


  • Standby Consumption (W): 0.4
  • Auto Power Off: Yes

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