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Denon S-101

Denon S-101
alaScore 81

54 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 10 expert reviews and 44 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 65/100 and users rate it 62/100. The average review date is May 27, 2007. We have compared these reviews to 175142 reviews from other Audio Systems. The alaScore™ for this product is 81/100 = Very good. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by (cnet.com)

Denon S-101

 

Review summary Let's face it: you wouldn't wear an Armani suit with a Casio watch on your wrist, and most all-in-one home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems look out of place next to upscale flat-screen TVs. And HTIB sound, while impressive for the...

2.1-channel HTIB; elegant design; controls iPod functions and displays navigation menus on your TV; USB input provides connection with non-iPod music players; HDMI digital-video output scales DVD output to high-def resolutions; easy setup; excellent...

Expensive; no HDMI inputs; no upconversion of analog video on HDMI output.

With its abundant feature set, great sound quality, eye-catching design, and superlative ease of use, iPod-friendly Denon S-301 2.1 home-theater system is the best we've reviewed so far.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Gene DellaSala (audioholics.com)

Denon S-101 Home Entertainment System Review

 

While my condo is pretty accommodating for the three of us, it has little space to accommodate a 5.1 surround system, well, perhaps a dinky cubed system, but I'd prefer my clock radio as an

Easy setup ; Good value ; Commendable sound ; Space efficient

Can sound compressed with highly dynamic sources ; Average surround envelopment ; Ho hum disc tracking ability

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (allgame.com)

Quizner's Tennis 101

 

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

As a 2.1 system the S-101 performs well, but the virtual 5.1 capability is not as good as having more speakers.

Excellent build quality and styling, good sound quality, built in iPod support.

Surround sound not up to much, a bit expensive.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Denon S-101 review

 

The Denon S-101 turns its hand to films, music and radio and a supplied cable charges your iPod and allows you to browse it from the Denon remote

A versatile, desirable and above all useful Denon – but not the last word in surround sound

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Denon S-101 review

 

Can a sub/sat trio provide home cinema-quality sound?

There's a lot to like and very little to dislike about this Denon

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Denon S-series DVD Home Entertainment System

 

I just bought and installed this yesterday. The first and most striking thing as you remove it from the large box, is the substantial feel of the components. They feel heavy, solid and well built with a beautiful finish, especially the solid brushed...

Awesome sound

Nothing yet!

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Denon S-101 Theater System

 

Pleasing to the eye, good sound especially from CD/DVD, easy setup

Looks kinda flimsy. Many reviewers (here & elsewhere) had issues with it breaking down.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A little system that could

 

Denon is rightfully considered to be one of the top brands in consumer electronics, especially for music. When I heard that Denon is jumping into HTIB (home theatre in a box) category, I knew I had to try it. I bought the product off the internet for ...

Pleasing to the eye, good sound especially from CD/DVD, easy setup

Looks kinda flimsy. Many reviewers (here & elsewhere) had issues with it breaking down

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (shopping.com)

A little system that could

 

Denon is rightfully considered to be one of the top brands in consumer electronics, especially for music. When I heard that Denon is jumping into HTIB (home theatre in a box) category, I knew I had to try it.

Pleasing to the eye, good sound especially from CD/DVD, easy setup

Looks kinda flimsy. Many reviewers (here & elsewhere) had issues with it breaking down

Mar, 2007
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Product Specifications

The S-101 is one of the most innovative and stylish home theater systems that merges the latest technology for dynamic sound, vivid picture quality, the simplest connectivity and operation available, and elegant design to integrate into any room decor. With the S-101, you can experience a new and exciting way to enjoy the most diverse variety of home entertainment, including direct connectivity to your portable players - such as iPod or Rio MP3 players. The S-101 uses the critically-acclaimed Dolby Virtual Speaker technology to produce the most accurate virtualized surround sound listening experience ever achieved with only two speakers. In addition, with innovative AL24 Processing technology incorporated into the S-101 in order to provide the most natural sound reproduction from any digitized audio source - from DVDs, CDs or music from portable players. Easy and smart set-up and operation is the primary foundation of the S-101 - simply connect the main unit, the two speakers and a subwoofer with the included cords to your television with absolutely no complicated procedures, and you are ready to enjoy any type of entertainment source available. Features and functions can be easily accessed via the remote, the front panel controls or by using the intuitively-designed onscreen interface.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:100Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:Main unit / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:Dolby Virtual Speaker
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

DVD

Type:DVD player

Header

Manufacturer:Denon
Model:S-101
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Turntable

Type: None