Denon AVR-X540BT vs Yamaha RX-A880

AVR-X540BT vs RX-A880 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X540BT vs Yamaha RX-A880 review

Denon AVR-X540BT
vs
Yamaha RX-A880

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X540BT vs Yamaha RX-A880 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses. The AVR-X540BT has 5.2 channels amplifier and the RX-A880 7.2 channels. Only the RX-A880 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the RX-A880. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X540BT has an overall score of 5.3 out of 10 vs 8.3 out of 10 for RX-A880.

Advantages Yamaha RX-A880 over Denon AVR-X540BT

  • Delivers 100W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 70W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
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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Yamaha RX-A880

Dec 20, 2019

AV receivers may be less common with the growth of soundbars, but if you are an audiophile, you know that it’s still impossible to beat a good receiver and a good set of speakers for home audio....

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X540BT
Yamaha RX-A880

Model

AVR-X540BT
RX-A880

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

1128
80

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 90/6
100/8, 160/4

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

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, Qobuz

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
2

Composite input

2
1

Component input/output

0/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, 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

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

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

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
has not

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
MusicCast

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

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

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
400

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 32.7/17 x 6 x 12.6
43.5 x 17.1 x 38.2/17 x 6.7 x 15

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.6
11/24.3

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Denon AVR-X540BT
Yamaha RX-A880
Denon AVR-X540BT
Yamaha RX-A880

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.3
  • 8.3
  • 5.3Denon AVR-X540BT
  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A880