Denon AVR-S540BT vs Onkyo TX-SR393

Denon AVR-S540BT vs Onkyo TX-SR393

Denon AVR-S540BT review

There are five channels of amplification, delivering a total of 650W (8 ohms) in this receiver. The 5.2-channel AVR-S540BT features Dolby Vision, HDR, HLG and 4K enhanced zoom for a stunning home theater experience. It includes 5 4K / 60Hz HDMI inputs with full transmission and HDCP 2.2 support on all HDMI ports. Use the front-panel USB port to seamlessly listen to your favorite tracks or stream music via Bluetooth using smart devices. Denon AVR-S540BT

Onkyo TX-SR393 review

This unit boasts the power of 155 watts per channel (6 ohms). At the same time, Onkyo TX-SR393 is equipped with AccuEQ Room Calibration, an automatic calibration system for ambient sound, which was not previously seen in models of this cost. The device is equipped with HD surround decoders and high-quality modern DACs from Burr Brown. Onkyo TX-SR393 can be controlled using an informative front panel display or convenient on-screen graphics. The new on-screen display will show you audio and video data, including HDR format, video resolution, frame rate and audio codec attached to the incoming signal. Onkyo TX-SR393

Denon AVR-S540BT pros & cons

Pros

  • The set up and calibration is easy and it has great connectivity including many streaming services
  • The Heos app is good enough for selecting various streaming sources and controlling basic functions like volume while the remote app allows more control of the receiver through you phone or tablet

Cons

  • There is an issue with this model with the firmware update

Onkyo TX-SR393 pros & cons

Pros

  • A particular tweak I really like is the Level Calibration, which allows you to adjust the volume of each speaker set
  • Another thing I like about this receiver is the unamplified line-level out port

Cons

  • When I called tech support I was told that "this is not a universal remote" and you couldn't program it

Votes 2 2
Rating 3 3

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Product

Denon AVR-S540BT
Onkyo TX-SR393

Model

AVR-S540BT
TX-SR393

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

987
37

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8 20Hz-20KHz, 90/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 155/6 1KHz

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)

192KHz/32-bit
AKM 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer
Advanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

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
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
phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
Android

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
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker

Zone HDMI output

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, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

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
445

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 30.4/17 x 6 x 12.6
43.5 x 16 x 32.8/17 x 6.3 x 12.8

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.8
8.2/18.1
Denon AVR-S540BT
Onkyo TX-SR393
Denon AVR-S540BT
Onkyo TX-SR393

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