Denon AVRS530BT vs Pioneer Elite SC-85

Denon AVRS530BT
vs
Pioneer Elite SC-85

This is a review and detailed comparison of Denon AVRS530BT vs Pioneer Elite SC-85. The AVRS530BT has 5.2 channels amplifier and the Elite SC-85 9.2 channels. Only the Elite SC-85 has a Dolby Atmos support. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVRS530BT has an overall score of 4.3 out of 10 vs 8.1 out of 10 for Elite SC-85.

Advantages Denon AVRS530BT over Pioneer Elite SC-85

  • HDMI CEC support
  • HDR compatible

Advantages Pioneer Elite SC-85 over Denon AVRS530BT

  • Delivers 135W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 70W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Pure direct/Straight mode
  • Includes automatic room EQ and speaker setup
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • AirPlay support
  • Multi-zone
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Denon AVRS530BT

Denon AVRS530BT review

Sep 19, 2019

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Product

Denon AVRS530BT
Pioneer Elite SC-85

Model

AVRS530BT
Elite SC-85

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

360
67

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8 20Hz-20KHz, 90/6 1KHz
135/8 1KHz, 175/6 1KHz, 220/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
ESS SABRE 192KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Dialog Normalization
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
8/3

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
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

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)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020
x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, Android

Display

fluorescent
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
AMX, Control4, Crestron

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS Neo:6 Cinema
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

310
330

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 30.4 x 15.2/17.1 x 12.6 x 6
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.6
15.1/33.3
Denon AVRS530BT
Pioneer Elite SC-85
Denon AVRS530BT
Pioneer Elite SC-85

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4.3
  • 8.1
  • 4.3Denon AVRS530BT
  • 8.1Pioneer Elite SC-85

The Pioneer Elite SC-85 is better receiver in this comparison - check Pioneer Elite SC-85 price.