Denon AVR-X540BT vs Denon AVR-S640H

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Denon AVRS540BT vs Denon AVRS640H

Just like most brands, Denon wants to cater to all types of consumers. Denon AVRS540BT vs Denon AVRS640H is pretty easy to compare, first of all, it is cheaper. Secondly, it is very basic and would only be good for a home cinema rookie. So it all comes down to whether you want to have an AV receiver that has everything you can think of or not.

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Features & Performance

Denon AVRS540BT vs Denon AVRS640H back

Denon AVRS640H vs Denon AVRS540BT has more cool features for example decoders like DTS neural:X, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby surround not available for basic models. But both AV receivers have DTS-HD master audio and Dolby true HD.

But at the same time, Denon AVRS540BT vs Denon AVRS640H has got away more modest power consumption. Compare some humble 310 W with 400 W, that is a huge difference, right?

The total output power is totally different as well. 350 W versus 560 W. That will mean a lot for people appreciating the power and unconventional performance.

Connections & Setup

Connection options of Denon AVRS540BT vs AVRS640H are very modest. It only boasts of the Bluetooth option. While the latter also has Wi-Fi and IEEE.

AVRS540BT does not have the phones input while the same brand counterpart does. Other connectivity options are pretty much the same, you have AV inputs, HDMI, Optical, Coaxial, USB and Subwoofer. It all comes down to your personal preferences and available speaker set.

The smartphone/tablet remote control Denon app works for both of these models, I checked. The remote is also available for both.

Design

All the writing and display lettering is white, very stylish on the black matte chrome casing and black display. Plus the front panels are symmetrical looking very cool. The buttons and controls are conveniently located in line on the front panels.

Denon AVRS540BT

Pros:

  • Very affordable for an average family.
  • Light and efficient, will not affect your energy bill that much.
  • Easy to set up and the menu is easy to navigate.

Cons:

  • Extremely boring, at least for an advanced user.
  • The warranty is only available upon request and is unclear.
  • Update issues.

Denon AVRS640H

Pros:

  • It is a premium advanced model with all the cool stuff to play with.
  • It works with Alexa and has a built-in HEOS.
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty come with every new unit.

Cons:

  • Its price is around $400.
  • It is heavier than the competitors, around 19 pounds.
  • Some customers reported issues when downloading software updated but I did not notice any.

Denon AVR-X540BT

Denon AVR-X540BT review

Oct 16, 2018

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 c...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X540BT
Denon AVR-S640H

Model

AVR-X540BT
AVR-S640H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

145
145

Amplifier

Total output power

350 W
560 W

Output power per channel

70 W
75 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

5
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

94 dB
98 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

6
6

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

5
6

HDMI outputs

1
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

has not
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

56
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Pro Logic II

Surround system class

5.2 channel
7.1 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

310 W
400 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

12.6 x 17.1 x 5.9 inches
13.3 x 17.1 x 5.9 inches

Weight

16.54 pounds
18.74 pounds
Denon AVR-X540BT
Denon AVR-S640H
Denon AVR-X540BT
Denon AVR-S640H

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  • 16.6Denon AVR-X540BT
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The Denon AVR-S640H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-S640H price