The S-Series combines multiple speakers to deliver breathtaking sound
from every direction, making it a real game-changer in home cinema
technology. Every detail, every whisper, every note; you’ll never miss a
thing with the S-Series from Damson.
The S-Series combines multiple speakers to deliver breathtaking sound from every direction, making it a real game-changer in home cinema technology. Every detail, every whisper, every note; you’ll never miss a thing with the S-Series from Damson.
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I just wanted to write a quick review now that I've had the system for a few weeks.
First impressions were very good. The packing was well presented and the contents packed very neatly.
Unpacking the speakers I was very pleased with the look and feel of the speakers. The materials used give them a high quality feel and look.
The sound-bar is tiny and the subwoofer slim and very minimalistic, yet with high-end finishes. The S-cubes feel weighty and solid. Overall very impressed with them.
The remote however feels a little too light and plasticky and has a bit of give when the buttons are pressed. I feel it lets down the rest of the production values.
Setting up was a breeze, I literally just plugged all the speakers in and turned on the Sub last. Everything was paired already. Once I'd connected the HDMI cables, I was getting sound out of the speakers, so congratulations for a seamless set-up. The one small issue was the online PDF manual had conflicting instructions for the surround speakers, but logic prevailed in how to flick the switches on the cubes.
Now the important part, the sound out if this system is pretty epic! I still can't quiet believe that little sound-bar is kicking out such clear, loud sound with plenty of stereo separation. It sounds great when fed a decent 5.1 source. When Dolby Atmos is played through the speakers with the upwards speaker, the sound is just sublime! It's brought a whole new dimension to films I've seen a couple of times before. The Atmos soundtrack just creates a completely different level of immersion.
I'm also pleased to note that it correctly handshakes with all of my equipment and allows 4K HDR video to pass through to the TV and output Dolby Atmos audio.
One minor point is the sound level jumps on the remote. I'd like there to be smaller increments on the volume, as I find one setting a little too low, but clicking the volume up once, the sounds jump up quite a step.
I did briefly test the HDMI Arc function and this appears to work OK, however my TV doesn't pass Atmos over this connection and so I won't be using this.
To summarise, I'm extremely happy with the system. There are a few minor items that could improve the experience (like integrating controls with Logitech Harmony), the volume steps and maybe a more weighty/chunky remote, but otherwise this is a pretty amazing system, especially for the price point you are selling this at.