Cheaper still (£170.05) through their eBay store (using code PROMO5OFF) ;) (Thanks to @Frank30uk ) https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/denon-dht-s316-21-wireless-sound-bar-ps179-delivered-click-collect-at-currys-pc-world-3746176
Got mine yesterday set it up but haven’t had time to actually listen to it. I liked that it has power option where, when on Bluetooth, when you turn tv on and it searches for Bluetooth devices-soundbar turns on as well, you don’t need to physically turn it on. Also, it has remote learning option, meaning you can use your tv remote to operate it. Sound wise- it’s not a home theatre, surround effect is good and bass does give a good punch as far as I managed to test it…still need to play with sound modes to get best results…..
Is this any good? Does anyone have one? Thanks
Thank you - bought, but from eBay, Currys. The same price....
This Denon has the same guts and the same rebadged ATN3600L stylus that comes with the Audio Technica LP60 so they are essentially the same, but that’s just splitting hairs. Spending £400 more won’t get you “a much better sounding” turntable, it’ll get you a marginally better sounding turntable, that I imagine some may not even hear the difference. Can you honestly say that the more expensive turntable really sounded £300 extra better? A £400 turntable will be better quality, better built and have more (possibly less) functionality. it certainly won’t sound £300 better. You can of course (after you’ve spent £400 on your turntable) spend an additional £400 on a new cartridge and stylus to improve the sound (marginally) again, but then you still won’t have sound quality that sounds £700 better. What it boils down to is this. If you can afford £400 then buy a £400 turntable. If you can afford and £1000 or above turntable then good for you. But if you can only afford £100 then this (or the LP60) are great budget turntables with fantastic sound quality that give the big boys a run for their money. But you should of course do your research and test (if possible) before spending your hard earned money.
This is basically an Audio Technica LP60 which gets great reviews (y)
Let's be a little bit clear, this plastic Denon doesnt really perform just as well as a turntable 4x its price. Spend £400 in Richer Sounds on a denon, audio technica, pro-ject or Sony and you'll have a much better sounding record player. That video shows an lp60 (not this denon) vs a 1977 Technics. We have no idea what state that sl1900 or its stylus is in and it is clear from the video and the comments it does actually sound better than the lp60 (despite it being 44 years old and having been passed through YouTube compression). I'm sure you'd agree though if anyone wants to buy some hifi equipment they should really go to a local proper hifi shop and ask to listen and choose what they prefer, not what people on the Internet or anywhere else tells them they'd prefer. Take your favourite LP along and have some fun. Be prepared for buying records to be a really expensive hobby at the moment. The days of cheap charity shop bargains are gone.
Personally I like to deal in facts rather than “feels” as they are more measurable. You can see on eBay lots of these similar Sony branded turntables that are still going strong after over 20 years. These aren’t made in Japan either but usually Malaysia. Anyway they made loads of different versions from the late 80s into the 90s like the: Sony PS-LX40P Sony PS-LX43P Sony PS-LX44P Sony PS-LX56P Sony PS-LX250H Plus countless variations. Anyway, enjoy your turntable, it’s a nice one.
Well some of this is your fault as your description is wrong and misleading. This turntable does NOT play 78s so best remove that from your description.
I actually brought this today from RS for £209 for my LG OLED 55CX after they beat the below £219 price from Denon direct :) Happy to share a snip of the receipt if needed denon.com/en-gb/product/sound-bars/dht-s416?gclid=CjwKCAjwqvyFBhB7EiwAER786THIq8lUg2QnRPz3sKMqCwOTux4nVTUSXJqln4k-xh2qk9iWYwogqRoCHlMQAvD_BwE
Same price on Amazon. Likely a shorter warranty though
When it's available in white and can connect to the sub I'll bite. For now it's a beta product not worth £550
Flawed in the fact that you still cannot connect a Denon wireless sub or rear speakers to this out of the box (they haven't fixed or released an update for this) but i guess its ok if you want an almost £600 soundbar without being able to use them :( but at least they finally now support DTS-X (fierce)
There is one left in Altrincham if anyone interested in buying.
Went to see demo in Currys, it was last one left on display. The guy as usual couldn’t connect or didn’t bother to put an effort, so can’t really comment on the sound quality. Tbh I wouldn’t have bought it for even if sounded brilliant, it is ugly so ugly that it can win award for the ugliest soundbar in the market. It might work for some but definitely not in my living room.
I was able connect ours up this morning, it's very impressive but then I have no experience of soundbars and didn't get to try it and compare with others in-store as I got there as they were closing up.
Not yet and probably won't for a few weeks until the room it's going in is ready but it's reviewed well so should be ok.
Have you had a chance to set it up yet? How do you find it? Will do ours today.
This or the Roku stream bar? Not fussed about streaming, just sound. TV speakers are shocking. Or any other one for under £150. Tried the lg one from Argos but sound kept dropping so returned it
I see on the Currys site it's 120w. I've ordered but starting have second thoughts! The main selling point to me is the DTX virtual surround feature. However it's occurred to me I'd be connecting this via HDMI arc to my TV and watching SkyQ and Netflix. But they don't broadcast in this format. So would I be right in thinking the only way to get this feature would be play compatible blu ray disks? I'm just wondering the reality of day to day use watching Movies and Sport on Sky. I'm sure the sound will be better but I want it ALL in surround sound :D
Depending on where you look, the output power of this is described as either 40W or 120W (goodness knows whether that's RMS). I can see no mention of it on the Denon website. Does anybody know the correct answer?
It would still make the use of hi-res audio. Atmos is essentially just a bolt-on tacked onto the True HD stream. The bar will just see the core True HD stream.
I'd be plugging a shield into it purely for plex viewing. Some of the files are remux so would make the most out of HD audio.
Honestly. I personally think the lack of Atmos on any single speaker soundbar arrangement to be an absolute non-issue. It will simply a pseudo surround effect just like any other surround effect a soundbar would employ. Of far greater relevance would be are you likely to plug anything into the bar, such as a games console? If so can it pass DV and HDR in whatever variances you prefer. Whilst i don't know this particular bar, i would take a device that sounded good with vanilla DD and/or PCM which will be the majority of your listening if used for TV viewing, over something that was an average performer but had all the stickers on it. YMMV of course.
Is the lack of atmos a consideration on such an otherwise well equipped soundbar like this?
Not needed to use it myself but could tell a slight difference when testing, the DTS Virtual X setting sounds fine to me. I use this in the kitchen as a TV speaker (mainly for sport) but also bluetooth for music (using the music setting) and it handles both well.
Is the dialogue enhancement really any good ?
I bought this one earlier this year and it has been excellent: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/denon-dht-s316-21-wireless-sound-bar-3639218?page=4#comment-43405110
Same here, £199 so at this price it's a steal. The only problem I've had with mine is that a couple of times now it's locked up, not responding to the remote or buttons. Unsurprisingly turning it off and on again does the trick.
Bought this a couple of months ago for £199. Good sound and spec for the price
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Got 2 of these, display problems on both (dimming, digits missing intermittently), I'd make sure to get a 5y warranty next time
Yes i know, but mine came from RS, so only 2 yrs. Wouldn't trust buying again, even with 3 yrs warranty.
Sorry to hear that. Worth noting that Peter Tyson have extended the warranty on this product to 3 years.
I've had one for 2.5 years. Was really happy with it (before probs) especially as i only paid £180 for it. Decent sound with Wharfedale speakers. But, now it has an intermittent fault playing CD's, that even a cleaner CD wont completely cure. DAB+ is still fine and good reception, but if that goes as well then it will have to be replaced. Out of warranty now. Wouldn't recommend for long term reliability.
Doesn't post to NI. (mad)
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