Denon S-302 DIY Repair for Overheating (locking up or freeze issues)
3 February 2011
Summary: I picked up a used Denon S-302 a little over a year ago and love the sound and simplicity of the unit. However, don't let the clean lines deceive you from its capabilities. The only downside is the absence of blue ray built in and a nagging design issue (at least in the US and my opinion).
Summary: Bought these in September 2010, also included the beautiful aluminum Denon Speaker Stands. Looks: This system looks fantastic! They have a brushed aluminum face on the main unit, with silver finish on the speaker/subwoofer. The speaker stands are made of heavy duty steel and aluminum and they are heavy! This makes the stands bottom-heavy for excellent satellite support and stability. Most satellite speaker stands are flimsy and skinny! Not these Denon's.
Summary: I Choose this 2.1 system for features and ease of set up. DVD Quality is excellant, fills entire room with sound. CD/music audio is good, but wont blow the windows out of the house which I didnt expect. WiFi Internet radio took about 3 days to figure out. Denon does not support uPnP with netgear routers. I eventually found this out on their website. Internet radio has 7K+ stations with no commercials. No support for Pandora though.
Summary: Listed below are my thoughts on the S-302 after a week of use. Styling The styling is fair. This is very subjective, but the cabinet does not really look like it should cost $1700. I very much like the compact size. The controls look fine and feel solid. Sound I am not an audiophile, so take this with a grain of salt. I believe the quality of the sound is very good when playing music. The bass was not too deep and the highs were very clear.