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Denon DM51DVS

Denon DM51DVS
alaAverage 2.8

7 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Denon DM51DVS. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 55/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Denon DM51DVS from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

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This summary is based on the products: Denon D-M51DVS DVD Executive Microsystem with Dolby Virtual SpeakerDenon D-M51DVS DVD Executive Microsystem with Dolby Virtual Speaker

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (

Denon D-M51 2.1 Surround Sound System


If you're strapped for space and want a great sounding surround sound system, the D-M51 comes highly recommended.

Virtual Surround works really well ; Simple to setup ; Well laid out remote

Needs SCART connector ; Virtual surround sound is still an effect, not the real thing

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: blueman (

Denon D-M51 2.1 Surround Sound System


dis-liked it very much

none ; i would rate this one but this site it set up so no one can give any of there items a rateing of 1

didnt work ; i would rate this one but this site it set up so no one can give any of there items a rateing of 1

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

"it has the best sound for its price"

May, 2005

Product Specifications

Continuing with Denon's acclaimed attention to build quality and high standards of audio and video excellence, this new product brings you the most lifelike theater experience without the need for a degree in engineering. The ADV-M51 is equipped with Dolby Virtual Speaker, a revolutionary surround format developed by Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Virtual Speaker effectively allows listeners to enjoy the surround sound effects of multi-channel playback with just 2 front speakers connected to a DVD system equipped with power amps for the 2 front channels. Since listeners do not need to set up center or surround speakers or worry about correct placements, they also save space. Dolby Headphone allows listeners to achieve the same quality of acoustic characteristics through headphones as they can from the speakers. This means that listeners can enjoy the dynamic surround sound of their home theater in the middle of the night, for instance, when neighbors might otherwise be disturbed. Hammerhead Sharc (MELODY100), the DSP from Analog Devices, is used for the decoder to further boost digital signal processing capability and also providing the highest dynamic range. Faster processing speed results in more complete surround decoding.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / radio tuner / Speaker system
Functions (KA):DVD player / Radio
Sound Effects:Super Dynamic Bass Boost (SDBB)
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:Dolby Headphone / Dolby Virtual Speaker / Virtual Dolby Surround
Type:DVD surround system

CD System

Type: None


AirPlay: No
BD Live: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
Internet Radio: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
Progressive Scan: No
Show View: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PMP Docking: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No


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


CD Playback Modes:A-B repeat / All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play
DVD Repeat Modes:A-B repeat
Type:DVD player

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Integrated VCR: No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table
Wireless Music System: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon D


Wireless Speakers: No

MD System

Type: None


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback:No / Yes
DVD Audio Playback:No / Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback:No / Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS
DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital


Type: None