Denon DHT-FS3
Denon DHT-FS3
1:59

Denon DHT-FS3

AV Receivers
[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> John: I'm John Falcone, Senior Editor at CNET.com and this is the Denon DHT-FS3; this is a 1.1 audio system. The package includes a single speaker designed to sit below the TV plus a stand-alone subwoofer. There's no on-screen display but a large LCD screen lights up from behind the grill displaying a basic alpha numeric read out. Behind the non-removable grill you'll also find 5 3 1/8th inch drivers driven by separate 22 watt amps, there's a 6th passive driver as well. The matching subwoofer is quite trim it's a 15 inch square that's less than 4 1/2 inches wide, Denon includes a 10 foot long connecting cable as well. There's no automatic speaker calibration but set up is a breeze just choose 1 of the 3 room sizes and then go into the detailed settings to adjust the sound to your preference for speaker distance, bass, and treble. Denon's proprietary X-Space Surround technology works in conjunction with Dolby digital and DTS processing. The big sound stage was as available for listeners at either end of the sofa as it was from the center of the couch avoiding the one person sweet spot found on some of these single speaker audio systems. Music generally sounded better in stereo than in surround mode. The biggest drawback with the DHT-FS3 is the connectivity offerings, there're 2 stereo Analog inputs, 3 digital inputs and a dock control input for use with Denon's ASD1R iPod doc, but there are no video connections what so ever. It can't really come close to a dedicated 5.1 speaker system for projecting sound behind you. Compared to other single speaker systems, however, the Denon DHT-FS3 is a worthwhile contender. I'm John Falcone for CNET and this is the Denon DHT-FS3. ^E00:01:59

Up Next

Sonos Amp is wireless streaming for grown-ups
fl-sonosamp-still

Up Next

Sonos Amp is wireless streaming for grown-ups

How to buy an affordable AV receiver
screen-shot-2018-10-02-at-1-24-17-pm

How to buy an affordable AV receiver

Onkyo's TX-NR575 does everything you want in a 2017 receiver
onkyotxnr575

Onkyo's TX-NR575 does everything you want in a 2017 receiver

Marantz's NR1508 AV receiver is big on features, small on size
fl-marantz1508-still

Marantz's NR1508 AV receiver is big on features, small on size

Yamaha's RX-V483 receiver offers excellent sound for the money
yahmaha-reciever

Yamaha's RX-V483 receiver offers excellent sound for the money

Denon's AVR-S930H offers top features and performance on a budget
fl-denon-avr-s730h.jpg

Denon's AVR-S930H offers top features and performance on a budget

Sony's STR-DN1080 receiver is a knockout
sonystrdn1080.jpg

Sony's STR-DN1080 receiver is a knockout

Yamaha's RX-V681 offers streaming and home cinema thrills
yamaharxv681.jpg

Yamaha's RX-V681 offers streaming and home cinema thrills

Marantz's slimline receiver packs in the features
marantznr1607.jpg

Marantz's slimline receiver packs in the features

Onkyo's TX-NR757 receiver is a solid performer
onkyotxnr757.jpg

Onkyo's TX-NR757 receiver is a solid performer

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core.png

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city.png

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
top-5.png

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
the-daily-charge.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future.png

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today.png

Tech Today

Cooley On Cars
on-cars.png

Cooley On Cars

Carfection
carfection.png

Carfection

Latest News

Exclusive Clip from Apple TV's 'Dark Matter'
Dark Matter Apple TV Plus

Exclusive Clip from Apple TV's 'Dark Matter'

Apple's Find My vs. Android's Find My Device Network
find-my-thumb.png

Apple's Find My vs. Android's Find My Device Network

The Galaxy S24 Ultra With Samsung DeX Replaced My Laptop
240613-site-samsung-dex-1

The Galaxy S24 Ultra With Samsung DeX Replaced My Laptop

The Great Apple AI Divide Is Coming
240613-yt-omt-apple-ai-divide-wwdc-v07

The Great Apple AI Divide Is Coming

All the Big News from Elon Musk at Tesla's 2024 Annual Shareholder Meeting
elon-1

All the Big News from Elon Musk at Tesla's 2024 Annual Shareholder Meeting

Our Fave EV Truck Gets Even Better: Testing the New Rivian R1T, R1S
240610-yt-rivian-off-road-experience-v04

Our Fave EV Truck Gets Even Better: Testing the New Rivian R1T, R1S

Home Security Cams Like My Nest Doorbell Are Getting Smarter With AI
must-use-subject-ring-doorbell-device

Home Security Cams Like My Nest Doorbell Are Getting Smarter With AI

Apple Watch: New Features Coming in WatchOS 11
cnet

Apple Watch: New Features Coming in WatchOS 11

Apple's MacOS Sequoia: The New Features You'll Want to Try
240610-yt-macos-ai-mac-vs-ai-pc-v06

Apple's MacOS Sequoia: The New Features You'll Want to Try

Apple Intelligence: What to Know About Apple's Gen AI
cnet

Apple Intelligence: What to Know About Apple's Gen AI