The Power of One: Five Soundbar Speaker Systems At A Glance & Measurements: Denon

At A Glance: Denon DHT-FS3

Subwoofer: DSW-FS3
Connections: Proprietary cable to speaker
Enclosure Type: Bass reflex
Woofer (size in inches, type): 6.3, cone Power Rating (watts): 40 (amplifier located in speaker)
Available Finishes: Gloss Black
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 4.17 x 14.95 x 14.2
Weight (pounds): 12.35
Price: $1,199 for system

Speaker: SC-FS3
Speaker Type: One-way, six-speaker
Driver (size in inches, type): 3.2, cone x 6
Internal Amplifier: 22 watts x 5
Connections: Optical digital (2), coaxial digital (1), stereo analog (2), iPod control port (1)
Available Finishes: Gloss Black
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 33.47 x 3.78 x 4.92
Weight (pounds): 10.25
Price: $1,199 for system

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HT Labs Measures: Denon DHT-FS3

This graph shows the quasi-anechoic (employing close-miking of all woofers) frequency response of the DHT-FS3 soundbar (purple trace) and sub (blue trace). The left channel was measured with grille at a distance of 1 meter.

The DHT-FS3 soundbar’s listening-window response (a five-point average of axial and +/–15-degree horizontal and vertical responses) measures +3.16 /–2.40 decibels from 300 hertz to 10 kilohertz. The –3-dB point is at 203 Hz, and the –6-dB point is at 178 Hz.

The sub’s close-miked response, normalized to the level at 100 Hz, indicates that the lower –3-dB point is at 46 Hz and the –6-dB point is at 42 Hz. The upper –3-dB point is at 150 Hz.—MJP