Onkyo TX-SR373 vs Denon AVR-S540BT

Which one better suits your house - Denon AVRS540BT vs Onkyo TX-SR373

Denon AVRS540BT vs Onkyo TX-SR373

Compare the two: Onkyo TX-SR373 vs Denon AVRS540BT

Both receivers are in the mid-price range category and have some similar features in common, therefore it is entirely up to you at the end which one to choose.

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Features & Performance

Denon AVRS540BT vs Onkyo TX-SR373 back

If you like listening to the radio, then Onkyo TX-SR373 may not be for you as it simply doesn’t have Internet Radio embedded. However, compare to Denon AVRS540BT, it has its own advantages in DSD music format recognition and small signal-to-noise ratio of 94 dB. If you prefer to spend the evening watching a film, then you will like Onkyo TX-SR373 versus Denon. Apart from Dolby surround built-in decoder, it also has a higher output power per channel (100 W in comparison with Denon’s 70W) and has great video HDMI scaling.

Connections & Setup

For AV inputs, Denon is the best choice as you have 5 av inputs available to connect to your devices. However, if you find that you don’t necessarily need that much, but require a phone port, then Onkyo is waiting for you. What about HDMI, both receivers do have ports needed, just in Denon AVRS540BT there are 5 HDMI inputs in comparison with 4 only in Onkyo TX-SR373. Another big thing – Denon can’t read files off your USB stick, so if you like to keep your music or films on USB, you need to think of a wireless connection or of Onkyo TX-SR373 as an alternative.

Design

Onkyo’s design is minimalistic and will suit someone who doesn’t want anything extra to be at the front. The power button and master volume are clearly indicated and can be found even in the dark. In comparison with Onkyo, Denon’s design allows some extra – there is an input wheel to select the source and quick selection buttons on the front panel. Both receivers are almost the same in size, however, the Denon’s model is a bit bigger – it is 12.8 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches, so worth checking your TV stand before buying it.

Denon AVRS540BT pros & cons

Pros:

  • Compatible with many streaming services like Pandora, Amazon Music, Spotify.
  • Sleep timer feature embedded.

Cons:

  • Quite old GUI.
  • Large in size.

Onkyo TX-SR373 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Dual-zone features embedded.
  • Handles all the Primary 5.1 Standards.

Cons:

  • Rather high standby power consumption (0.3 W).
  • The green-colored display is a bit hard to see from the distance.

Onkyo TX-SR373

Onkyo TX-SR373 review

Nov 22, 2018

The Onkyo TX-SR373 has a really good power. For example, the operational power consumption is 210W, and power consumption in a standby mode is 0.3W. It has the economic mode (standby) and the opportu...

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Denon AVR-S540BT

Denon AVR-S540BT 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

Onkyo TX-SR373
Denon AVR-S540BT

Model

TX-SR373
AVR-S540BT

Brand

Onkyo
Denon

Rating

4.0 of 5
0

Reviews

118
0

Amplifier

Total output power

500 W
450 W

Output power per channel

100 W
90 W, 70 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.09 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

5
5

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
98 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural: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

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

2
has not

Optical digital inputs

1
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

4
5

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

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

30

Preset station qty

56

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

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

DSP preset qty

15

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

5.2 channel
5.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

210 W
310 W

Standby power consumption

0.3 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

12.8 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches
17.1 x 5.9 x 12.6

Weight

17.6 pounds
16.1 pounds
Onkyo TX-SR373
Denon AVR-S540BT
Onkyo TX-SR373
Denon AVR-S540BT

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