Denon has introduced its SMART S-302 Wi-Fi networked DVD home entertainment system, featuring the central unit, two speakers and a slim subwoofer. It’s been designed to offer virtual surround sound, with just the two stereo speakers, and the DVD player also upscales standard definition DVDs to 1080p for displaying on a high definition TV, via an HDMI port.
It can also integrate with a home network via Wi-Fi, plays CDs, iPod, audio from USB drives, features Internet radio, and audio streaming from any PC or Mac on the network.
The Dolby Virtual Speaker feature delivers a cinematic soundfield, clear dialogue and remarkable sound effects. Audio quality is also enhanced with the new Audyssey Bass-XT and Audyssey Dynamic EQ features, offering greater bass response from the Included subwoofer, and extended dynamics at all volume levels.
The S-302 boasts 50 watts per channel, with 100 watts amplification for the subwoofer and two-way speakers.
The DVD drive is taken from Denon’s high-end DVD-2930 DVD player, with the unit constructed from top-quality aluminium, robust steel chassis, and separate boards and power supplies for the various circuits.
Available now priced £1,250.
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By Andy Merrett | October 8th, 2007