Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar System with Wireless Subwoofer, Dolby Atmos and Bluetooth

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Model: 300447-01-00-101 UPC: 747192135911 Item: 177450

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Your TV Never Sounded Better

Built by the market leader in AV receivers, the Denon DHT-S517 transforms any TV into a home entertainment center. The sleek sound bar with integrated up-firing speakers and the powerful subwoofer offer thrilling 3D audio with Dolby Atmos overhead effects. Quickly connect your TV, Blu-ray, or other devices through the HDMI (with Enhanced Audio Return Channel) and optical inputs and easily stream your favorite music via Bluetooth.

3D Sound with Dolby Atmos

Spectacular, immersive surround sound experience tuned by the Denon Sound Masters for the perfect home theater. Enjoy enhanced bass, crystal clear dialogue, and enveloping sound from this 3.1.2 sound bar configuration.

Universal compatibility with eARC

The DHT-S517 works with all TVs. Use the included HDMI cable to send audio from your smart TV and other connected sources to the sound bar via the HDMI Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC). Once connected, you can seamlessly control the sound bar volume with your TV remote. Non-HDMI ARC TVs can connect via the digital optical input.

Wireless music streaming

Your favorite tracks are at your fingertips. Easily stream your favorite music directly from your smart device to your sound bar via Bluetooth.

Easy setup and use

With all cables in the box, a Quick Start Guide, and a straightforward user concept, the DHT-S517 is easy to install and use. The sound bar can be either controlled by the supplied remote or works automatically with most TV remotes directly or via HDMI control.

Dialogue Enhancer

Denon Dialogue Enhancer improves dialogue intelligibility with three different modes—ideal for movies and TV shows. You can even turn up the dialogue without having to adjust the overall volume.

High-performance build quality

The DHT-S517 is equipped with a left and right midrange and tweeter, a dedicated center channel, plus two up-firing speakers. Together with the wireless subwoofer, this adds up to a powerful 3.1.2 speaker configuration.

Sound modes for any occasion

With three different sound modes — Movie, Music, and Night — you can choose the perfect mode for any occasion.

Denon Pure mode

Eliminates surround processing and removes any adjusted characteristics associated with Movie, Music, or Night modes for a pure music listening experience.

Amazing sound built on over 110 years of audio innovation

As Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer with a deep legacy of firsts, Denon is the defining audio company of Japan. Found in 1910, we enable the moments that matter through the relentless pursuit of quality, innovation, and audio performance. 




  • Acoustic System: 3.1.2 (7 drivers)
  • Wireless Subwoofer: Yes
  • HDMI: ARC / Inputs: Yes (1x in / 1x out eARC)
  • Digital Input: Optical / Coaxial: Yes / No
  • Analog Input (3.5mm mini jack): Yes
  • Simple one wire setup: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • 3D Audio: Dolby Atmos (up-firing)
  • Dolby Digital decoding / DTS: Yes / No
  • Soundmode Music, Movie: Yes
  • Night listening mode: Yes
  • Denon Dialogue Enhancer: Yes


  • Keyhole style wall mount: Yes
  • Tabletop placement: Yes


  • Control buttons: Yes
  • Remote control: Yes
  • TV remote learning function: Yes


  • Available color: Black: Yes
  • Standby Consumption: 0.4 W
  • Auto Power Off: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 41.3" x 2.3" x 3.8"
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs
  • Subwoofer Dimensions (W x H x D): 6.7" x 14.5" x 11.4"
  • Subwoofer Weight: 9.5 lbs
  • Left/Right Tweeters: 2x 1" (round)
  • Left/Right Midrange Drivers (W x H): 2x 4.7" x 1.6" (racetrack)
  • Center Full-Range Driver: 1x 1" (round)
  • Left/Right Up-Firing, Full-Range Driver: 1x 2.6" (round)
  • Subwoofer Driver: 1x 5.9" (round)

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Sound Bar
  • Subwoofer
  • Remote Control
  • Bar Power Cord
  • Subwoofer Power Cord
  • HDMI Cable
  • Optical Cable
  • 1x CR2023 Battery (preinstalled in remote)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Registration Card
  • Safety Documentation
  • Wall-Mount Template


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Customer Reviews for Denon DHT-S517 Sound Bar System with Wireless Subwoofer, Dolby Atmos and Bluetooth

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Rated 5 out of 5
Very Happy
This is my first soundbar and I'm very happy with it. Set up is very easy, sound is incredible, and I love that I can adjust the level of bass as needed depending on what I'm watching.
January 9, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Incredible sound quality. Never had a system that was so easy to setup.
November 5, 2022
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Rated 4 out of 5
Worth it but with a strange issue
Good sound and ok looking. The fact that theres no way to turn off the led in the front makes no sense. Other soundbars working with this system give you the option to have it wither on or off after a couple of seconds. For the price it should be better designed
July 8, 2022
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Rated 4 out of 5
DHT-S517 sound-bar and sub-woofer
The sound quality is excellent. I really like the the dialog enhance options along with the other settings that affect the sound. I often use the Pure setting with medium dialog enhancement. Great value for the price.
April 12, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome sound bar
Love my new Denon sound bar. It replaced a Yamaha one and has so much better sound.
March 23, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Denon DHT-S517 is just right
The DHT-S517 has all the features I wanted and does them very well at a nice price:
- The dialog enhancer really works and even made my wife happy. No more closed caption during shows.
- The pure mode for music is my preferred listening mode and is clear, detailed and just sounds right.
- The wireless subwoofer provides the low end at whatever level we want.
- Dolby Atmos decoding with upfiring speakers makes it future proof as more and more streaming services are adding it.
March 19, 2022
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Rated 4 out of 5
Big upgrade
Tremendous improvement over TV speakers. Setup as 3.1 gives much better separation over standard 2ch bars. Atmos is slightly detectable in my room, but expectations are low since it's a reflective arrangement. Subwoofer does what it needs to: supportive bottom range without sounding hollow, but don't expect deep lows or pressurized bass. Really enjoy the ability to use TV or cable remotes to control volume. Clarity and flat EQ is really nice when playing music on "pure audio" setting.
March 18, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best sound bar for the money!
I plugged it in and it worked flawlessly! Great sound! Sounds as good as others for twice the price!
March 16, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Love the Bar
Great sound! Easy set up, usual finding the right spot for the sub, but otherwise Denon has done a good job here. Would like some control, ie, equalizing, but it's ok really. Very satisfied and would recommend!
March 16, 2022
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