Denon AVR-S640H vs Denon AVRS530BT

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AVR-S640H vs AVRS530BT comparison chart

Denon AVR-S640H vs Denon AVRS530BT review

Denon AVR-S640H
vs
Denon AVRS530BT

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Denon AVR-S640H and Denon AVRS530BT takes place. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-S640H received 6.2 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVRS530BT was rated 4.3 points. The release date of AVR-S640H is 2018, and AVRS530BT is 2017. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that AVR-S640H has better performance than AVRS530BT.

Main advantages Denon AVR-S640H over Denon AVRS530BT

  • 75/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 70/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.

Main advantages Denon AVRS530BT over Denon AVR-S640H

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

AVR-S640H
6
AVRS530BT
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 AVR-S640H this value is 75/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVRS530BT it is 70/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-S640H AVRS530BT
Channels5.25.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm75/8, 100/670/8, 90/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-S640H 6 out of 10, and the AVRS530BT - 5.

AVR-S640H
6
AVRS530BT
5

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Denon AVR-S640H has Pure Direct mode.

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-S640H AVRS530BT
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audioDialog Normalization

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-S640H scored 7, and Denon AVRS530BT scored 5 out of 10.

AVR-S640H
7
AVRS530BT
5

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible only on the Denon AVR-S640H.

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. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the AVR-S640H only.

AVR-S640H AVRS530BT
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
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-S640H AVRS530BT
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloudhas 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, Denon AVR-S640H got 6 points, but Denon AVRS530BT received 5 points.

AVR-S640H
6
AVRS530BT
5

Competitors in our review have 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the AVR-S640H has a Phono interface.

AVR-S640H AVRS530BT
HDMI input/output5/15/1
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 input22
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, phones, 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 rivals in our comparison were rated 6 out of 10.

AVR-S640H
6
AVRS530BT
6

AVR-S640H AVRS530BT
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
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 conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresBT.2020, HLGBT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVR-S640H got 10 points, but the AVRS530BT has 7.

AVR-S640H
10
AVRS530BT
7

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The AVR-S640H can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI.

AVR-S640H AVRS530BT
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBUSB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web Controlhas 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-S640H AVRS530BT
Multi-room zoneshas nothas not
Zone audio outputhas nothas not
Zone HDMI outputhas nothas not
Multi-room controlhas nothas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 5 points out of 10.

AVR-S640H
5
AVRS530BT
5

AVR-S640H AVRS530BT
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logichas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6DTS Neo:6 Cinema
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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