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Denon DHT-S218 Soundbar arrives as new cheaper model

The Denon DHT-S218 supports Dolby Atmos. (Image source: Denon)
The Denon DHT-S218 supports Dolby Atmos. (Image source: Denon)
The Denon DHT-S218 Soundbar has been unveiled in Europe at an attractive price. The new 2.1-channel model has two integrated subwoofers and is relatively compact. Other features include compatibility with Dolby Atmos, Bluetooth Low Energy Audio, and HDMI eARC, as well as support for 4K and Dolby Vision.

Denon has revealed a new soundbar in Europe, the DHT-S218. The compact model is designed for smaller TVs and is slim at 60 mm (~2.4-in) tall. The 2.1 channel soundbar has six drivers for full-range audio: a pair of integrated 3-in (75 mm) down-firing subwoofers, two 3.5 x 1.6-in (90 x 40 mm) “racetrack” mid-range drivers and two 1-in (25 mm) tweeters.

The DHT-S218 supports Dolby Atmos for a 3D audio experience, though the lack of upward-facing speakers will limit the surround sound effect. You can connect the sound bar to your TV via a 4K HDMI eARC port, supporting VRR and ALLM. Other ports include a second HDMI input, analog out and a subwoofer output. You can wirelessly link a phone or laptop to the device via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), with support for simultaneous pairing to multiple gadgets. Other features include the Denon Dialog Enhancer, optimizing the sound for dialog clarity, and support for DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Vision.

The new soundbar has a black casing, measures 890 x 120 x 67 mm (~35.0 x 4.7 x 2.6-in) and can sit on a media unit or be mounted on the wall thanks to keyhole-style openings at the rear. The Denon DHT-S218 Full-Range Dolby Atmos Soundbar retails for £249/€269. The new device is currently out of stock on the company’s website, with the product page stating it is “available exclusively in-store”.

(Image source: Denon)
(Image source: Denon)
(Image source: Denon)


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Polly Allcock, 2024-03-26 (Update: 2024-03-26)