I unboxed the ATS-1010 and set it up yesterday. I wanted to try a soundbar because I think (similar to what lenacon1990 said) simplicity is better in some situations rather than using the Denon AVR, sub, towers, etc.
I've had very little previous experience with soundbars but much experience with audio, both in consumer electronics going back farther than I care to mention
and as a profession in the commercial audio/video systems integration design field.
I'm not overwhelmed by the ATS-1010 but I didn't actually expect to be since, at $190, it's at the low end of the price spectrum. And, unfortunately, I'm perhaps a bit underwhelmed. For example, sometimes it's difficult to tell whether the voice is more intelligible with the Clear Voice function on or when it's off. (By the way, the Clear Voice function was one of the primary reasons I decided to try this SB. My wife and I watch a lot of BBC productions like Masterpiece Theatre and their Mystery series. The dialogue can be a bit muddy, perhaps because they're originally film productions and/or perhaps because they're also converted from one video format to another.) Also, the effectiveness of the Clear Voice seems to depend sometimes on whether the Surround mode or the Stereo mode is selected, but I haven't been able to conclude consistently which one is better.
Also, after watching one show last night and then switching to a different channel, the volume suddenly began to increase on it's own without touching the ATS-1010 remote control. The Uni Volume function was on at the time, so it seems it did quite the opposite of what it's supposed to do - it went berserk.
I'll be interested to hear lenacon1990's evaluation of the unit.
On a separate note, about a month ago I tried a ZVOX 580 which I was drawn to because ZVOX added a Dialog Emphasis function to their 2 new models. For the short time (very short) that it worked, it did seem that the DE function made an improvement to voice clarity. Unfortunately after about an hour, both digital inputs quit working so I packed it up and shipped it back to ZVOX.