Denon AVR-S540BT vs Onkyo TX-SR393

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AVR-S540BT vs TX-SR393 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S540BT vs Onkyo TX-SR393 review

Denon AVR-S540BT
vs
Onkyo TX-SR393

To get informed with the specs of the receivers, we suggest you read the Denon AVR-S540BT and Onkyo TX-SR393 review. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-S540BT received 5.5 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-SR393 was rated 5.2 points. The release date of AVR-S540BT is 2018, and TX-SR393 is 2019. This review shows us that the AVR-S540BT is a better choice as a home AV receiver than the TX-SR393.

Main advantages Denon AVR-S540BT over Onkyo TX-SR393

  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-SR393 over Denon AVR-S540BT

  • 80/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 70/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, TX-SR393 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 6 points out of 10.

AVR-S540BT
6
TX-SR393
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 5.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the TX-SR393 this value is 80/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-S540BT it is 70/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-S540BT TX-SR393
Channels5.25.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm70/8, 90/680/8, 155/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 6 of 10 for both receivers.

AVR-S540BT
6
TX-SR393
6

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

AVR-S540BT TX-SR393
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitAKM 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCompressed Audio RestorerAdvanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-S540BT scored 5, and Onkyo TX-SR393 scored 6 out of 10.

AVR-S540BT
5
TX-SR393
6

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Neither the AVR-S540BT, nor the TX-SR393 has the RJ45 port.

AVR-S540BT TX-SR393
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AVR-S540BT TX-SR393
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesTIDAL, Pandorahas not

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, both receivers got 6 points on our 10-point scale.

AVR-S540BT
6
TX-SR393
6

Denon AVR-S540BT is equipped with 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-SR393 has 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-S540BT TX-SR393
HDMI input/output5/14/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micphones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the AVR-S540BT were rated 6 out of 10 against the 7 for the TX-SR393.

AVR-S540BT
6
TX-SR393
7

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible with Onkyo TX-SR393.

AVR-S540BT TX-SR393
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/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 featuresHLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVR-S540BT got 8 points, but the TX-SR393 has 6.

AVR-S540BT
8
TX-SR393
6

Only the Denon AVR-S540BT has the ECO mode.

AVR-S540BT TX-SR393
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleAndroid
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updateUSBUSB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AVR-S540BT TX-SR393
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notspeaker
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlhas nothas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-S540BT got 5 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-SR393 got 7.

AVR-S540BT
5
TX-SR393
7

Dolby Atmos' particularity is that this is the object-oriented sound format, that is, each audio signal object is independently sounded and connected to its spatial position. Onkyo TX-SR393 can create 3D sound due to the Dolby Atmos support.

DTS:X is an algorithm used by the processor to create sound scenes, where sounds connected directly to objects rather than channels, and to determine the optimum sound output distribution in space. Surround sound with DTS:X is available on the TX-SR393.

AVR-S540BT TX-SR393
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby 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-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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