Denon AVR-S540BT Review and Specs

Denon AVR-S540BT In 2017 Denon announced a new home cinema receiver: the AVR-S540BT. It is a 5.2 channel affair which, Denon says, is based on the design of its other X-series receivers. Read this Denon AVR-S540BT review to see all the Denon AVR-S540BT specs.

Denon AVR-S540BT review

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Features

There are five channels of amplification, delivering a total of 650W (8 ohms), and support for two subwoofers so you can build a hefty sounding set-up. The 5.2-channel AVR-S540BT features Dolby Vision, HDR, HLG and 4K enhanced zoom for a stunning home theater experience. The AVR-S540BT supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) format. Support is also planned for HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HLG is an analogue of HDR technology for streaming video. Dolby Vision technology allows you to view video with amazing brightness, contrast and color.

Design and build

It is equipped with five amplifiers based on discrete elements, which allows to achieve maximum realistic sound and stunning dynamic range. An advanced video system allows you to enjoy your favorite movies and shows with high resolution and excellent image quality. There are buttons on the front panel of the AVR-X550BT to quickly save settings separately for each source. In addition to analog and digital inputs, the AVR-X550BT has a USB port on the front panel for convenient sound reproduction.

Denon AVR-S540BT

Connectivity

It includes 5 4K / 60Hz HDMI inputs with full transmission and HDCP 2.2 support on all HDMI ports. Your favorite tracks, at your fingertips. Stream music from your computer or smart devices using the AVR-S540BT and built-in Bluetooth. He can remember up to eight paired Bluetooth devices, so invite relatives and friends to share their music and enjoy the sound quality of the AVR-S540BT. For streaming via Bluetooth, simply select Denon AVR-S540BT from the Bluetooth menu on your smart device.

Setup

Control power, volume, and source with the Denon 500 Series Remote App. Thanks to award-winning Denon tuning assistant, the AVR-S540BT is as easy to set up as it is to enjoy.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The set up and calibration is easy and it has great connectivity including many streaming services
  • The Heos app is good enough for selecting various streaming sources and controlling basic functions like volume while the remote app allows more control of the receiver through you phone or tablet

Cons

  • There is an issue with this model with the firmware update

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Common features

Product

Denon AVR-S540BT

Model

AVR-S540BT

Brand

Denon

Reviews

622

Amplifier

Channels

5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8 20Hz-20KHz, 90/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2

Coaxial digital input

1

Composite input

2

Component input/output

0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB

Other additional features

has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not

Zone audio output

has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not

RS-232

0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

310

Standby consumption, W

0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 30.4/17 x 6 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.8
Denon AVR-S540BT
Denon AVR-S540BT

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