Denon AVR-X540BT vs Pioneer VSX-933

AVR-X540BT vs VSX-933 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X540BT vs Pioneer VSX-933 review

Denon AVR-X540BT
vs
Pioneer VSX-933

What are the main differences between the Denon AVR-X540BT vs Pioneer VSX-933 and which AV receivers is better? The AVR-X540BT has 5.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-933 7.2 channels. Only the VSX-933 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the VSX-933. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X540BT has an overall score of 5.3 out of 10 vs 7.8 out of 10 for VSX-933.

Advantages Pioneer VSX-933 over Denon AVR-X540BT

  • Delivers 80W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 70W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • 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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Pioneer VSX-933

Dec 20, 2019

Your living room can become a center of vivid emotions and unlimited multimedia enjoyment. Pioneer VSX-933 can make this dream a reality. System 7.2 powered by a network receiver satisfies all your au...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X540BT
Pioneer VSX-933

Model

AVR-X540BT
VSX-933

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

1128
15

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 90/6
80/8, 165/6

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
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
2 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
6/1

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
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

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

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
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
FlareConnect

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 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

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
460

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

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 17.3 x 37/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.6
9.4/20.7

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Denon AVR-X540BT
Pioneer VSX-933
Denon AVR-X540BT
Pioneer VSX-933

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.3
  • 7.8
  • 5.3Denon AVR-X540BT
  • 7.8Pioneer VSX-933