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Denon S-301

Denon S-301
alaScore 78

194 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Denon S-301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 194 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by:

Denon S-301

 

In a perfect world, I'd always recommend full-range loudspeakers–and plenty of ‘em–for a home theater and audio system. More air makes better sound. But the world wasn't built around the needs of audio/video equipment. You'll get a better picture from...

Exceptional sound; supports the Apple iPod; HDMI input; looks great

Complex manual; sometimes locks up after disconnecting the iPod

With its attractive silver and black finish, the S-301 can stand next to any flat-screen TV on the market.

Expert review by:

Denon S-301

 

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.

Expert review by:

Denon S-301

 

Having a bunch of home electronics equipment is great, but trying to incorporate it all into some type of compatible entertainment system can be a nightmare. Indeed, getting all of your stuff to "talk to" each other can be a confusing and...

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Expert review by:

Denon S-301 HTIB

 

As soon as I added a subwoofer to my stereo desktop system, the illicit charms of 2.1-channel audio began to woo me like the moon pulling on the tide. So, I was primed and ready when Denon's S-301 HTIB system arrived with its two speakers, sub, and...

Expert review by:

Denon S-301 HTIB

 

As soon as I added a subwoofer to my stereo desktop system, the illicit charms of 2.1-channel audio began to woo me like the moon pulling on the tide. So, I was primed and ready when Denon's S-301 HTIB system arrived with its two speakers, sub, and...

* Audio editor Mark Fleischmann is also the author of the annually updated book Practical Home Theater (www.quietriverpress.com).

Consumer review by:

"I'm frustrated with the DenonS 301"

 

Other than the breaking of the CD/DVD player ... 

I purchased this just about 3 years ago as I wanted a system that was clean, with good sound and good features - it was my first HTIB - It looks great and is easy to operate and understand and sounds ok

DVD /CD player is broken - costs 280 to repair - it has rarely been used - bum deal

Consumer review by:

"I'm frustrated with the DenonS 301"

 

Other than the breaking of the CD/DVD player I am content with the system - I am wondering if I could purchase a Blu Ray player and hook that up to run through the Denon speakers - is that possible?

I purchased this just about 3 years ago as I wanted a system that was clean, with good sound and good features - it was my first HTIB - It looks great and is easy to operate and understand and sounds ok -

DVD /CD player is broken - costs 280 to repair - it has rarely been used - bum deal -

Consumer review by:

Denon S-301

 

Other than the breaking of the CD/DVD player I am content with the system - I am wondering if I could purchase a Blu Ray player and hook that up to run through the Denon speakers - is that possible?

I purchased this just about 3 years ago as I wanted a system that was clean, with good sound and good features - it was my first HTIB - It looks great and is easy to operate and understand and sounds ok

DVD /CD player is broken - costs 280 to repair - it has rarely been used - bum deal

Consumer review by:

"Avoid this Product"

 

It is inexcusable that there is an obvious design flaw in this product. I have not had a recall notice from the manufacturer. I am just left to be on hold for 45 minutes with Denon. And I have to go through disassembling my system and hauling the...

A Great Package In Theory

Picture Blanks out Sound stays on

Consumer review by:

Denon S-301

 

It is inexcusable that there is an obvious design flaw in this product. I have not had a recall notice from the manufacturer. I am just left to be on hold for 45 minutes with Denon. And I have to go through disassembling my system and hauling the...

A Great Package In Theory

Picture Blanks out Sound stays on

Product Specifications

The S-301 is one of the most innovative and stylish home theater systems that merges the latest technology for superior sound, outstanding picture quality, simple and convenient connectivity and operation, and the utmost sophistication to integrate into any interior design. Providing 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-301 delivers breathtaking images and dynamic surround sound like you have never experienced before. Utilizing the most advanced high performance audio capabilities - the critically-acclaimed Dolby Virtual Speaker technology - the S-301 produces the most accurate and natural virtualized surround sound listening experience ever achieved with only two speakers. In addition, with Dolby Pro Logic II decoding, the S-301 enhances playback of any entertainment source, from stereo music CDs and MP3 files to 5.1-channel DVDs. Simplicity is at the core of the S-301 - merely 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:140Watt

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-301
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
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