Denon AVR-S540BT vs Denon AVR-X1500H

AVR-S540BT vs AVR-X1500H comparison chart

Denon AVR-S540BT vs Denon AVR-X1500H review

Denon AVR-S540BT
vs
Denon AVR-X1500H

Here's an outline of the key differences: Denon AVR-S540BT over the Denon AVR-X1500H features. The AVR-S540BT has 5.2 channels amplifier and the AVR-X1500H 7.2 channels. Only the AVR-X1500H has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X1500H. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-S540BT has an overall score of 5.5 out of 10 vs 7.5 out of 10 for AVR-X1500H.

Advantages Denon AVR-X1500H over Denon AVR-S540BT

  • Delivers 80W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 70W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Pure direct/Straight mode
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Denon AVR-S540BT

Dec 27, 2019

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 re...

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Denon AVR-X1500H

Dec 13, 2019

Watch your favorite movies and shows with stunning picture and sound with the Denon AVR-X1500H. Follow this Denon AVR-X1500H review and see the Denon AVR-X1500H specs. Article navigation Features D...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-S540BT
Denon AVR-X1500H

Model

AVR-S540BT
AVR-X1500H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

1128
23

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 90/6
80/8, 120/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
6/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
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
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

310
430

Standby consumption, W

0.1
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
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.8
8.6/19

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Denon AVR-S540BT
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Denon AVR-S540BT
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  • 5.5Denon AVR-S540BT
  • 7.5Denon AVR-X1500H