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...Read More
I had a chance to test two great solutions. This Denon AVR-X540BT vs Pioneer VSX-S520 comparison will be helpful for people who look for a reliable solution that doesn’t have too much power.
The Pioneer VSX-S520 vs Denon AVR-X540BT total power output comparison shows that both models are not very powerful. The AVR-X540BT outputs 350 W, compare it with 250 W that outputs the VSX-S520. However, both models are 5 channel systems. Nevertheless, VSX-S520 can open many formats without any problems. This model also has HDMI scaling and analog-HDMI conversion features.
Both models have Bluetooth modules, but the VSX-S520 also has a Wi-Fi module and it can also stream content from popular services, like Tidal, Deezer, Spotify, etc. The VSX-S520 also has a multi-room feature, which can be easily controlled.
Some customers claim that they have certain issues with the VSX-S520 ports (RCA stopped working, so you get no audio or video).
Both models have the auto audio-calibration feature. Customers don’t have any problems with using it. The systems are quite accurate. The manufacturers provide you with the required microphone. Moreover, you can still tweak it afterward. VSX-S520 uses MCACC technology.
The AVR-X540BT has many buttons, two knobs, extra ports, and a display. All the buttons are located on the front panel. The buttons are large enough and are properly labeled, so it is easy to use.
The VSX-S520 looks very slim, especially, if you compare it with the AVR-X540BT. It also has two knobs, an on/off button, a display, and some ports. It does not have any extra buttons.
The provided remote controllers are very ergonomic – the buttons are big enough and they are spaced properly.
The dimensions are 12.6x17.1x5.9 in for the AVR-X540BT versus 12.8x17.1x2.8 in for the VSX-S520. The weight is 16.54 pounds and 8.8 pounds respectively.
The Pioneer VSX-S520 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer VSX-S520 price