Denon AVR-X540BT vs Marantz NR1510

AVR-X540BT vs NR1510 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X540BT vs Marantz NR1510 review

Denon AVR-X540BT
vs
Marantz NR1510

Here we show you our detailed AV receiver comparison of the Denon AVR-X540BT versus the Marantz NR1510. Both have 5.2 channel amplifiers. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X540BT has an overall score of 5.3 out of 10 vs 7 out of 10 for NR1510.

Advantages Denon AVR-X540BT over Marantz NR1510

  • Delivers 70W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 50W/8Ohm

Advantages Marantz NR1510 over Denon AVR-X540BT

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Rating 5 5
Denon AVR-X540BT

Dec 13, 2019

Denon AVR-X540BT AV receiver combines high-quality sound and a large number of additional functions, including compatibility with modern 4K, HDR (High Dynamic Range). If you want to see other Denon A...

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Marantz NR1510

Dec 27, 2019

The 5.2-channel Marantz NR1510 AV receiver is the youngest model in the NR series. Want to know what are the Marantz NR1510 specs? See them in this Marantz NR1510 review. Article navigation Featur...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X540BT
Marantz NR1510

Model

AVR-X540BT
NR1510

Brand

Denon
Marantz

Reviews

1128
30

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 90/6
50/8, 60/6

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/24-bit
192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
8/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
3

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

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

has not
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control

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
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

310
180

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 32.7/17 x 6 x 12.6
43.5 x 10.1 x 35.5/17 x 4.1 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.6
8.1/18.1

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Denon AVR-X540BT
Marantz NR1510
Denon AVR-X540BT
Marantz NR1510

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.3
  • 7
  • 5.3Denon AVR-X540BT
  • 7Marantz NR1510