Denon AVRX1500 vs Denon AVRS740H

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Denon AVRX1500 vs Denon AVRS740H

I have tested Denon AVRX1500 vs AVRS740H, this review should help you choose the receiver for you.

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Features & Performance

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Both models support the 7.2 channel setup, but if we compare Denon AVRS740H vs AVRX1500 in terms of the total power output, we will get 560 W AVRX1500 versus 390 W Denon AVRS740H. Both models support the 4K video standard with HDR and HLG technologies. These models support DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, and Dolby Atmos technologies. Both receivers can be controlled via the Alexa voice control technology.

Connections & Setup

These receivers have integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, so you can stream content or use HEOS and AirPlay technologies. Both models support several zones. You can control the zones via a remote controller.

Some customers have an issue with AVRS740H ports – they get either noisy signal or no signal at all.

Denon uses the Audyssey technology to control the output sound. Both models have an auto-calibration feature – it is fast and precise. Usually, customers have no problems with it. The result is enveloping sound, but if you are still not satisfied, you can always tweak the settings using a user-friendly menu. Denon provides you with the setup microphone required for the auto-calibration.

Design

These models look alike – they have two large knobs, a power on/off button, a simple LCD display and a row of buttons right under it and some front ports. The difference is that AVRS740H has 8 extra round-shaped buttons. These receivers come with a well-designed remote controller – the buttons are big and labeled properly. Overall, both models look modern and they are easy to control. These receivers are built well – nothing shakes or rattles.

Denon AVRX1500 pros & cons

Pros:

  • The output sound is clear and pure – no distortion. It is quite loud.
  • No voice latency.
  • It is easy to setup and configures – the menu is user-friendly, the auto-calibration feature is very useful. Plus, it is easy to use.

Cons:

  • Issues with HDCP/HDMI – it takes up to 30 seconds to show the picture.
  • You may find the menu not responsive – it takes a second to respond.

Denon AVRS740H pros & cons

Pros:

  • Easy to setup and connect everything (good compatibility with various devices).
  • The output sound is deep and clear (the auto-calibration is quite accurate).
  • Many parameters to tweak make it flexible.

Cons:

  • The firmware may be unstable so it forces you to hard-reset the receiver.
  • The application for phones is unstable – it disconnects eventually.
  • Issues with HDMI – unstable signal.

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Common

Product

Denon AVRX1500
Denon AVRS740H

Model

AVRX1500
AVRS740H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Rating

4.1 of 5
3.8 of 5

Reviews

6
54

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

B

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

430 W
340 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W
0.1 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

560 W
390 W

Output power per channel

80 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

13
5

Signal-to-noise ratio

98 dB
92 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

6
5

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

6
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 qty

56
40

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
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel
5.1 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

7
7

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

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

Product weight

18.7 pounds
18.74 pounds

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  • 40.5
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  • 40.5Denon AVRX1500
  • 26Denon AVRS740H

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