The S-DV370T speakers are each over a metre high and sturdily built, as is the unimposing subwoofer – though it’s lighter than you might expect a sub to be due to the lack of built-in amplification. The speakers and sub plug into the rear of the main unit using supplied colour-coded cables, making setup a quick and pain-free procedure.
The main unit is capable of delivering 60W per channel, matching the speakers’ maximum input power rating. It will willingly accept DVDs, CDs, Video CDs and Super Video CDs, plus it’ll decode DivX, MP3, WMA, JPEG and even non-DRM MPEG-4 AAC files from discs.
Music and photos can also be played back from a memory device plugged into the front-mounted USB port, which is a nice feature that makes it dead easy to transport content from your PC (but you can’t connect a PC directly).
Among the unit’s other talents are the ability to decode Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks, plus Dolby Pro Logic II for turning stereo sources into 4.1 surround. There’s also a range of Sound Field Control (SFC) modes, two bass modes (for music and movies) and bass/treble adjustments. Sound can be tweaked to perfection using the built-in test tone.