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Denon S-301

Denon S-301
alaScore 81

111 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of Denon S-301. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Denon S-301

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Denon S-301 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Denon S-301 DVD Home Entertainment SystemDenon S-301 DVD Home Entertainment System

Dec, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Aaron Colter (digitaltrends.com)

Denon S-301 Review

 

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

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: 3LUXE (3luxe.com)

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...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheater.com)

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...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheatermag.com)

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).

Feb, 2006

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

Denon Smart S-301 review

 

Far and away the best three-speaker all-in-one we've seen

Excellent connectivity ; Powerful ; Excellent pictures all round ; Great sound

Expensive

Yes, it's an arm and a leg, but my goodness it's worth it

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: sirlancelot (audioreview.com)

Denon S-301 - (Home Theater in a Box)

 
Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: supersolo (epinions.com)

Excellent all-in-one unit.

 

Excellent DVD player, decodes SACD and DVD audio, attractive, does great with surround sound.

Expensive.

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: jbradfor (epinions.com)

Nearly Perfect -- with one fatal flaw

 

great high-end, beautiful mid-range, decent video upconversion, interesting and useful features

movie audio playback: no presence, poor bass

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: jbradfor (epinions.com)

Denon S301 Theater System

 

great high-end, beautiful mid-range, decent video upconversion, interesting and useful features

movie audio playback: no presence, poor bass

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: jbradfor (epinions.com)

Nearly Perfect -- with one fatal flaw

 

There is much to love about this unit. We bought this unit for our bedroom, as we wanted something small but still sounds great for audio and video playback. Unfortunately, the movie audio playback leaves so much to be desired that we (regretfully) ...

great high-end, beautiful mid-range, decent video upconversion, interesting and useful features

movie audio playback: no presence, poor bass

Jan, 2006
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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

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
Progressive Scan: Yes
RDS/EON: Yes
UPnP:NO UPNP
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No

Connectors

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

DVD

Type:DVD player

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Wireless Music System: No

Header

Manufacturer:Denon
Model:S-301
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

MD System

Type: None

Playback

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

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Recording

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
MP3 Encoding: No

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS

Turntable

Type: None