Denon AVR-S540BT vs Pioneer VSX-531

AVR-S540BT vs VSX-531 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S540BT vs Pioneer VSX-531 review

Denon AVR-S540BT
vs
Pioneer VSX-531

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Denon AVR-S540BT vs Pioneer VSX-531 based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The AVR-S540BT has 5.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-531 5.1 channels. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-S540BT has an overall score of 5.5 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-531.

Advantages Denon AVR-S540BT over Pioneer VSX-531

  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant

Advantages Pioneer VSX-531 over Denon AVR-S540BT

  • Delivers 80W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 70W/8Ohm
  • Pure direct/Straight mode
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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Common

Product

Denon AVR-S540BT
Pioneer VSX-531

Model

AVR-S540BT
VSX-531

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

1128
144

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 90/6
80/8, 140/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
4/1

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
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

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, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

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
USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

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 96/24, DTS Neo:6

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
220

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.45

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 16.8 x 32/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.8
8/17.6

Other

Release year

2018
2016
Denon AVR-S540BT
Pioneer VSX-531
Denon AVR-S540BT
Pioneer VSX-531

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.5
  • 4.3
  • 5.5Denon AVR-S540BT
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531

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