Denon is expanding its sound bar lineup with two premium options, the DHT-S516H ($599) and DHT-S716H ($899), which combine 4K HDMI inputs with ARC support, “class-leading” DSP processing and amplification, and hi-res music capabilities.

Both bars feature Class-D amplification and include the latest version of HEOS Built-in music streaming and voice control (Amazon Echo or Google Home speaker required). Additionally, the DHT-S716H can pair with the Denon DSW-1H ($599 sold separately), while the DHT-S516H ships with a wireless subwoofer. DSD (2.8, 5.6 MHz), FLAC, WAV, ALAC (192/24), MP3, WMA and AAC (USB/Network) are supported on both sound bars.

“Denon is known for its best-in-class A/V receivers and Hi-Fi components. We’ve built-in many of the capabilities found in our award-winning AVRs including 4K support, Dolby and DTS surround sound decoding, multiple digital and analog inputs and wireless music streaming, but with the convenience of a sound bar,” said Michael Greco, senior director, Denon brand management. “Most sound bars are designed for TV playback and are often underwhelming when streaming music. Denon’s legacy in Hi-Fi ensures these sound bars deliver both an immersive surround sound and amazing two-channel musical listening experience.”

The DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H enablew wireless, whole-home audio with HEOS Built-in, and the DHT-S516 also supports compatibility with AirPlay 2. When used with HEOS AV receivers and speakers, songs can be assigned to play everywhere in a connected environment, or individual tracks assigned to separate rooms. Supported streaming services include Amazon Music, Spotify Premium and free, Pandora, TIDAL, and TuneIn Internet Radio.

Denon DHT-S716H Rear Panel

“Although Denon’s presence in the custom channel is very strong when it comes to electronics, we’re also seeing a hunger from integrators to access more premium sound bars for other areas of the home away from a dedicated theater or entertainment space,” said Paul Belanger, category director for Custom Integration at Sound United. “These two new sound bars are designed to easily fit into any job where a dedicated third-party control system or multiple zones are required. HEOS Built-in makes installing these into a bedroom, guest room or other areas with a TV simple without sacrificing compatibility with other areas of the home or running wires.”

The DHT-S516H, DHT-S716H, and DSW-1H are all currently available from authorized Denon retailers. For more information and detailed specs of each, visit Denon.

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