Pioneer VSX-534 vs Denon AVR-S540BT

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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Product

Pioneer VSX-534
Denon AVR-S540BT

Model

VSX-534
AVR-S540BT

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Rating

4.4 of 5
0

Reviews

16
0

Amplifier

Total output power

400 W
450 W

Output power per channel

80
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

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

5
5

Signal-to-noise ratio

109 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

has not
has not

Optical digital inputs

1
2

Coaxial digital inputs

has not
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

40

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

32bit / 384kHz
24bit / 192kHz

DSP preset qty

15

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Surround sound effects

Dolby Digital

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

445 W
310 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

12.6 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches
17.1 x 5.9 x 12.6

Weight

17.6 pounds
16.1 pounds
Pioneer VSX-534
Denon AVR-S540BT
Pioneer VSX-534
Denon AVR-S540BT

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  • 6.4
  • 18.1Pioneer VSX-534
  • 6.4Denon AVR-S540BT

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