Denon AVR-S540BT vs Onkyo TX-RZ730

AVR-S540BT vs TX-RZ730 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S540BT vs Onkyo TX-RZ730 review

Denon AVR-S540BT
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ730

What are the main differences between the Denon AVR-S540BT vs Onkyo TX-RZ730 and which AV receivers is better? The AVR-S540BT has 5.2 channels amplifier and the TX-RZ730 9.2 channels. Only the TX-RZ730 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the TX-RZ730. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-S540BT has an overall score of 5.5 out of 10 vs 7.8 out of 10 for TX-RZ730.

Advantages Onkyo TX-RZ730 over Denon AVR-S540BT

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Pure direct/Straight mode
  • 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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Onkyo TX-RZ730

Dec 20, 2019

Here is Onkyo TX-RZ730 review of a budget A / V receiver with the output power needed to play sound tracks in a 7.2.4-channel theater in Dolby Atmos or DTS: X formats with a reference volume level acc...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-S540BT
Onkyo TX-RZ730

Model

AVR-S540BT
TX-RZ730

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

1128
99

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 90/6
175/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
7/2

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
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

310
760

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

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 17.7 x 37.9/17 x 7.3 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.8
10.8/22

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Denon AVR-S540BT
Onkyo TX-RZ730
Denon AVR-S540BT
Onkyo TX-RZ730

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 5.5
  • 7.8
  • 5.5Denon AVR-S540BT
  • 7.8Onkyo TX-RZ730