A potential consumer is met with multiple issues when deciding to buy a receiver. In this review of one of the devices, we will attempt to answer all of these questions - Denon AVR-X540BT. This model received a ranking of 5.3 out of 10 during our review. The public met this model in 2018. One of the key characteristics of the model is an amplifier with 5.2 channels.
Denon AVR-X540BT Pros
- ✔Bluetooth is now one of the key wireless communication protocols. In AV receivers, it is used for audio signal transmission or remote control. And it is in the model under review that Bluetooth support is implemented.
- ✔The presence of a USB port allows the receiver to play content from external media.
- ✔With HDR pass-through support, it is possible to transfer data over AVR-X540BT with a much wider range of colors.
- ✔With 4K/60Hz pass-through support, it is possible to pass data through this model without degrading image quality.
- ✔ARC feature eliminates the need for an additional composite or optical cable when connecting this unit to a TV.
- ✔The manufacturer claims support for CEC in Denon AVR-X540BT and therefore you can control any HDMI-connected device using one remote control.
- ✔This receiver supports the data encryption protocol HDCP 2.2 which allows licensed devices to play high definition audio and video.
- ✔Stream music from one of the most popular services Spotify directly on the Denon AVR-X540BT.
- ✔This receiver consumes less power thanks to ECO mode.
- ✔The reviewed receiver has a Pure Direct mode, when used it feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
- ✔With the included microphone, the Denon AVR-X540BT can use the auto speaker calibration mechanism to create the most suitable soundstage.
Denon AVR-X540BT Cons
- ✖The receiver has not a function of wireless connection to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
- ✖The AVR-X540BT has not a phono (MM) input for connecting a phonographer or turntable.
- ✖Dolby Atmos technology has not been included.
- ✖Can not manage the DTS:X surround format.
- ✖HDMI eARC function not implemented.
- ✖AirPlay is not supported.
- ✖Denon AVR-X540BT is unable to use Amazon Music.
- ✖There is no voice control function.
- ✖Bi-amping is not available.
- ✖Has no speaker A/B switching function.