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Denon X-SPACE Surround System DHT-FS3

Denon X-SPACE Surround System DHT-FS3
alaScore 84

67 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Denon X-SPACE Surround System DHT-FS3. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Denon X-SPACE Surround System DHT-FS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 67 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (

Denon DHT-FS3


After you've heard a few virtual surround speakers, you realize there's not a whole lot of surround sound coming out of these things. Yes, the better ones project sound beyond the width of the speaker and well into the room, but only if you're sitting...

Elegant and compact single-speaker plus subwoofer virtual surround system; accommodates two analog, three digital audio sources; optional iPod dock; headphone jack with Dolby Headphone processing; wall-mounting brackets included

Expensive; dearth of HDMI or other video connectivity means your TV will need to handle video switching duties; setup may take some tweaking for optimal sound

While it's a bit lean on features, Denon's compact DHT-FS3 delivers big room-filling sound.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Julianne Stilson (

Denon DHT-FS3 Sound Bar


The Basics:The Denon DHT-FS3 Soundbar is a slim surround sound system designed to trim down pesky wires and provide a user-friendly experience. The sound bar is most successfully place directly underneath the television screen for the most effective...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (

Denon DHT-FS3 Sound Bar with Subwoofer Reviewed


When you think Denon you likely don't think speakers but you can start thinking soundbars. This $1,199, B&O-looking soundbar has some very sleek lines as well as a thin subwoofer that will deliver the power than some of the smaller soundbars can't...

Jimmy Choo has nothing on this sound bar. It is sex-on-a-stick good-looking, which is saying something for a speaker that mounts on a wall near an HDTV ; The DHT-FS3 doesn't block an HDTV when positioned on the same table or equipment rack, as you will...

There is no decoding for Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio, so when running the best audio from a Blu-ray player into this sound bar, you are going to be a little behind the curve in terms of the highest-resolution HD audio codecs ; The DHT-FS3 has...

This unit is gorgeous, sleek, and doesn't block the TV when sitting in front of it. While you could get better sound with a true 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system, for the money, you get a fairly believable surround sound experience with the Denon...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: staff (

Denon DHT-FS3 review


One box to rule them all

p>Entertaining virtual surround performance Pleasing aesthetics</p

p>Directional mid-bass Limited muscle</p

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Rob Gillman (

Denon DHT-FS3 review


While it's not the cheapest single speaker surround sound system on the market, it's right up there with the best, not only in terms of performance but also of design. Compact, sturdily built and attractive to look at, it delivers surprisingly...

Effective surround sound effect from one speaker and one subwoofer ; Compact size ; Solid build and attractive black finish ; Easy to set up and use

Lack of HDMI inputs and output

Conclusion There are a few one-bar surround sound packages on the market now, but we found this to be one of the most effective at actually creating a convincing effect. What makes it even more impressive is its compact size which, coupled with a...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg, and John P. Falcone (

Denon DHT-FS3


While it's a bit lean on features, Denon's compact DHT-FS3 home theatre system delivers big, room-filling sound.

Elegant and compact ; Two analog, three digital audio ; Optional iPod dock ; Dolby Headphone processing ; Wall-mount included

Expensive ; No video-switching ; Needs tweaking for optimal sound

Overall, the Denon DHT-FS3 delivers relatively impressive sound quality for a single-speaker system. We just wish the company had ratcheted up the feature set given the growing list of competing devices that cost less and deliver more (built-in DVD...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Insider Staff (

Denon DHT-FS3 review


A bit like Kylie Minogue, this is compact and easy on the eye. Denon's soundbar is a snap to set up, too, thanks to a simple menu system and three presets for different room sizes. It also steps up and delivers on the performance front, spreading...

For the price it would've been nice to see HDMI inputs supported for maximum ease of use with High-Definition gear and upscaling DVD players. Also, the accuracy of the surround effects is affected considerably by any soft furnishings in your room - the...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Brian Lam (

Lightning Review: Denon DHT-FS3 Soundbar and Sub


The Gadget: A soundbar by one of my favourite A/V companies that includes a sub. It is one of the rare soundbars NOT to block your TV if mounted on th...

May, 2008

Consumer review by: akvasu (

"Looks good and Sounds Amazing!"


Sounds really good. You need to work with the... 

Small size, easy to connect. Loud and generates great beats. Surround is pretty good in all parts of the room

Less number of inputs. No HDMI. Finger Print Magnet

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: akvasu (

Looks good and Sounds Amazing!


Sounds really good. You need to work with the settings a little to get a good output. That's common with all these type of products when they don't have the auto setup. The best part is that it delivers sound to the full room like a much bigger ......

Small size, easy to connect. Loud and generates great beats. Surround is pretty good in all parts of the room

Less number of inputs. No HDMI. Finger Print Magnet

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

With X-SPACE SURROUND, letting you sit anywhere you like. With the Denon DHT-FS3 home theater system, everyone can enjoy surround ambiance wherever they are sitting in the room. With just a slim front speaker unit and a supplied subwoofer unit, the DHT-FS3 home theater system reproduces highly ambient surround sound. No confusing sound space settings required! Since the DHT-FS3 comes preset with the dimensions and acoustic characteristics of your room, all you need to do to enjoy your new home theater is to connect your DVD player and TV monitor.


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon X-SPACE Surround System


Color:Gloss piano black

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Nominal Output Power:150Watt
Built-in Decoders:Dolby Pro Logic II
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:45 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:5.1-channel
Speaker System Type:Home theater speaker system