The DHT-S416 soundbar is the first of its kind from Denon to support Google Chromecast technology (the ability to stream audio over Wi-Fi from YouTube Music, Amazon Music HD, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and other compatible services). The device can be used not only as a stand-alone system, but also as part of a multi-room installation based on Chromecast Built-in. The soundbar is compatible with any speaker or music system that uses this wireless technology.
Looking at the DHT-S416 from a traditional standpoint, this 2.1-channel model is equipped with a pair of oval wideband drivers and two standard inch tweeters. For bass, a 5.25 ” wireless subwoofer is included.
There is no support for immersive formats these days, but the model will cope with multichannel Dolby Digital and optimize the sound so that the dialogue becomes more pronounced in the background of the effects, thanks to Denon Dialogue Enhancer technology with three different modes. If processing is not needed, then you can use a special function Pure, which completely disables the optimization algorithms.
The onboard connectors include HDMI ARC, optical input and AUX. For convenience, the manufacturer also added Bluetooth. Among other things, Denon has focused on the compactness of the product. The height of the soundbar is only 5.6 cm. The new Denon DHT-S416 Soundbar with Chromecast will be available later this month. In Europe, it will cost about 330 euro.