Denon AVRS540BT review & specs

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The simple receiver for home multimedia system - Denon AVRS540

Denon AVRS540

The new 5.2-channel model AVRS540BT which I managed to get on the review is based on the design of the best Denon receivers and combines high sound quality with progressive video features at a very competitive price. I made my Denon AVRS540BT review to show all advantages and disadvantages of budget solution from Denon.

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Design

The Denon company used its recognizable design in this model: a black matte case with perforations on the sides. The front panel is occupied by 2 large knobs, an informative display, and setting buttons. Slightly below the controls, there are the single USB port, a full-size headphone jack, and a power button. The rear wall of the case is occupied by various ports. There are 5 HDMI 2.0 inputs and 1 output, analog, and digital (optical and coaxial) for connecting equipment (CD player, etc). To connect user`s home audio system, there are 5 spring terminals and 2 subwoofer outputs.

Characteristics

Denon AVRS540BT has a lot of software features, for example, an informative and intuitive graphical interface which simplifies receiver setup. With the help of the Setup Assistant, it is possible to connect quickly and the tune entire home multimedia system. AVRS540BT is focused on wireless music playing and thanks to the integrated Bluetooth connection, users can listen to music on the AVRS540BT with high sound quality, simply by connecting their smartphone. The receiver can memorize 8 Bluetooth devices.

The AVRS540BT has a unique Denon 500 Series Remote mobile app for controlling the receiver from the mobile device via Bluetooth. Free application available for Android and iOS devices. The kit also can be considered as a feature. The package includes a measuring microphone designed to handle the acoustic parameters of the home multimedia system for the best sound quality.

Performance

Thanks to discrete amplifiers, the AVRS540BT delivers output power 70 watts per channel. In work with video, the receiver poses itself as an excellent complement to a home multimedia system. Thanks to 2nd generation HDMI, the receiver can play video in 4K UHD with support for HDCP 2.2 and HDR technologies. Denon AVRS540BT specs allow the receiver to work with a high-resolution video without any problems. So it is worth noting the high frame rate of the image (60fps), which will be indispensable in working with game consoles.

Sound Quality

The AVRS540BT provides well-balanced frequencies. There is no palpable dip in the mid and low frequencies. The dialogue clearly stands out, it is not in the effects and noise that occurs in movies, games, etc. The sounds of voices from all the characters are transmitted wonderfully. Denon AVRS540BT has no problem tracking all aspects of the surround field. The amplifier also supports “stereo mode” for listening to music via CD or via Bluetooth for greater clarity and focus.

Connectivity

The AVRS540BT has enough ports for connecting external devices for everyday use. Although the receiver does not have wide support for WI-FI and Ethernet, Bluetooth is enough to use the receiver as a home music center.

Setup

Setting up the receiver is very simple. Denon's balanced firmware allows fine-tuning the AVRS540BT to fit all user`s needs. The built-in setup assistant simplifies the process of setup. The convenience of using of the device is also enhanced by the presence of 4 function buttons on the front panel for direct selection of a signal source and the activation of settings. And when you connect the Denon AVRS540BT to Smart TV, its work can be controlled from the standard TV remote.

Conclusion

Denon AVRS540BT perfectly combines high performance and maximum ease of use, making home theater easy and affordable but with all the new technologies to meet the growing needs of users.

Common features

Product

Denon AVRS540BT

Model

AVRS540BT

Brand

Denon

Rating

3.5 of 5

Reviews

29

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

310 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

350 W

Output power per channel

70 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %

Number of channels

5

Signal-to-noise ratio

94 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

6

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

1

HDMI inputs

5

HDMI outputs

1

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

has not

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

56

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Pro Logic II

Surround system class

5.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

2

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

12.6 x 17.1 x 5.9 inches

Product weight

16.54 pounds

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