Denon debuts Chromecast 2.1 soundbar, skips Dolby Atmos

posted on Friday, 18th September 2020 by Steve May

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Denon has announced its first soundbar with Google Chromecast built in, the DHT-S416. The mid-range 2.1 system offers voice control via a Google Assistant device and can be grouped with other Chromecast-enabled speakers to create a wireless multiroom system. Using Chromecast, a wide number of music services can be streamed from a smartphone, including Hi-Res sources.

Standing 5.6cm tall, the sports a pair of full-range oval drivers and two 25mm tweeters. The partnering wireless subwoofer features a 5.25-inch driver in a ported enclosure. Connections include HDMI ARC and an optical digital audio input. It’s also Bluetooth enabled.

While Dolby Atmos is off the menu, it does offer a trio of EQ presets (Movie, Music, and Night) and variable Dialogue Enhancer modes for improving dialogue intelligibility.

The Denon DHT-S416 sells for £299.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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