With modern TV’s becoming ultra-thin, manufactures have left very little room for quality audio. Alas, a new generation of soundbars has hit the market. They needed to be thin, stylish and provide the exceptional quality audio that we’ve all come to expect.

So, when we got our hands – and ears – on Denon’s latest entry-level offering, the DHT-S316, we couldn’t wait to blast some tunes and piss off our neighbours in the process.

Founded in 1910, Denon’s long-lasting musical roots are steeped in heritage, claiming a number of ”audio firsts” — from Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer to producing the world’s first commercial CDs. This focused investment in audio R&D ensures you’ll get the latest technology and highest quality with every listening experience.

Rich, detailed sound.

Denon is a musical company at heart – and as you’d expect from an audio company with 110 years of history, the sound from the DHT-S316 is incredible, especially given its price point. We guarantee that you’ll be hardpressed to find anything similar without jumping up in price brackets.

The DHT-S316 has a two-way stereo integrated into the slim bar, with smooth and detailed sounds with a good balance across all the ranges. With a separate wireless (excluding the mains cable) subwoofer, deep bass is delivered in this ultra-compact driver which has apartment living in mind.

Looks good, too

Sound is one thing, but how does it look? When you’re dropping $10k on a super-teched-out-ultra-thin-TV, any accessory you buy needs to pair well – and straight off the bat, the Denon DHT-S316 does wonders. Firstly, it’s incredibly sleek and thin- and it sits at just 5.5cm tall. We guarantee you’ll have no problem blending this into any designer home thanks to its black and low profile design.

Packed with connectivity

The DHT-S316 has Bluetooth for streaming, whether using Spotify or Apple Music, HDMI connectivity for ultra-fast sources, like your 4K Bluray Player or Xbox Series X, and of course, optical for your TV. It’s even got an aux port for when you’re throwing some house parties and someone wants to take over the tunes.

Improve audio dialogue instantly 

Never miss a word of your favourite TV show or movie with Denon’s proprietary ”Dialogue Enhancer”, which improves dialogue intelligibility with the click of a button. How? Don’t ask us … but it works. Turn up the dialogue without ever having to adjust overall volume. Oh, how we love technology.

With a retail price of ~$599 for the soundbar AND sub, it’s a bang for your buck set-up that will improve your home entertainment system instantaneously. Interested in the Denon DHT-S316? You can pick one up from our favourite Hi-Fi store here.