Denon AVR-X540BT vs Sony STR-ZA810ES

AVR-X540BT vs STR-ZA810ES comparison chart

Denon AVR-X540BT vs Sony STR-ZA810ES review

Denon AVR-X540BT
vs
Sony STR-ZA810ES

Here's an outline of the key differences: Denon AVR-X540BT over the Sony STR-ZA810ES features. The AVR-X540BT has 5.2 channels amplifier and the STR-ZA810ES 7.2 channels. Only the STR-ZA810ES has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the STR-ZA810ES. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X540BT has an overall score of 5.3 out of 10 vs 7.4 out of 10 for STR-ZA810ES.

Advantages Sony STR-ZA810ES 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
  • 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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Sony STR-ZA810ES

Dec 20, 2019

Sony STR-ZA810ES specs were introduced in 2017. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier and is capable of 7ch Phantom 2ch maximum channel processing. Follow Sony STR-ZA810ES review for more info. ...

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Product

Denon AVR-X540BT
Sony STR-ZA810ES

Model

AVR-X540BT
STR-ZA810ES

Brand

Denon
Sony

Reviews

1128
33

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 90/6
100/8

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer
Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
6/2

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
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)

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

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

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

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
Music Center

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF, Ogg Vorbis

Power

Operational power consumption, W

310
240

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.5

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 x 15.6 x 33.1/16.9 x 6.1 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.6
9.1/20

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Denon AVR-X540BT
Sony STR-ZA810ES
Denon AVR-X540BT
Sony STR-ZA810ES

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.3
  • 7.4
  • 5.3Denon AVR-X540BT
  • 7.4Sony STR-ZA810ES