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5.6 out of 10

Denon DHT-FS3

The Denon DHT-FS3 is a single cabinet that has five drivers. It Read more

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Sound 8
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Looks 10
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Denon DHT-FS3 review

PriceRunner
22 January 2009
  • Conclusion: In the right room layout the DHT-FS3 can produce excellent pseudo-surround sound, with more booming effect than Brian Blessed with a megaphone. And despite its two-box configuration, the small size of the bar and sub make it very easy to live with. That said, the lack of any HDMI passthrough option and the fact that its surround sound is less effective in certain room layouts mean it’s not quite the world beater we were hoping for.
  • Pros: A bit like Kylie Minogue, this is compact and easy on the eye. Denon’s soundbar is a snap to set up, too, thanks to a simple menu system and three presets for different room sizes. It also steps up and delivers on the performance front, spreading surround effects far and wide, like flu-infected splutterer on the Tube (but in a nicer way), while keeping movie dialogue clear and bass effects satisfyingly deep.
  • Cons: For the price it would’ve been nice to see HDMI inputs supported for maximum ease of use with High-Definition gear and upscaling DVD players. Also, the accuracy of the surround effects is affected considerably by any soft furnishings in your room – the Denon struggles to “bounce” sound off a sofa!
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Looks 10
10

Denon DHT-FS3 review

PriceRunner
22 January 2009
  • Conclusion: In the right room layout the DHT-FS3 can produce excellent pseudo-surround sound, with more booming effect than Brian Blessed with a megaphone. And despite its two-box configuration, the small size of the bar and sub make it very easy to live with. That said, the lack of any HDMI passthrough option and the fact that its surround sound is less effective in certain room layouts mean it’s not quite the world beater we were hoping for.
  • Pros: A bit like Kylie Minogue, this is compact and easy on the eye. Denon’s soundbar is a snap to set up, too, thanks to a simple menu system and three presets for different room sizes. It also steps up and delivers on the performance front, spreading surround effects far and wide, like flu-infected splutterer on the Tube (but in a nicer way), while keeping movie dialogue clear and bass effects satisfyingly deep.
  • Cons: For the price it would’ve been nice to see HDMI inputs supported for maximum ease of use with High-Definition gear and upscaling DVD players. Also, the accuracy of the surround effects is affected considerably by any soft furnishings in your room – the Denon struggles to “bounce” sound off a sofa!
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