Denon AVR-X540BT vs Denon AVRS730H

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AVR-X540BT vs AVRS730H comparison chart

Denon AVR-X540BT vs Denon AVRS730H review

Denon AVR-X540BT
vs
Denon AVRS730H

Let's compare Denon AVR-X540BT versus Denon AVRS730H for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X540BT received 5.3 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVRS730H was rated 7.3 points. The release date of AVR-X540BT is 2018, and AVRS730H is 2017. And as a result of the comparison, AVRS730H seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than AVR-X540BT.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X540BT over Denon AVRS730H

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Denon AVRS730H over Denon AVR-X540BT

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • 75/8 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, AVRS730H bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 6 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-X540BT
6
AVRS730H
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-X540BT supports 5.2-channels sound, but Denon AVRS730H supports a 7.2-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 AVRS730H this value is 75/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X540BT it is 70/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X540BT AVRS730H
Channels5.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm70/8, 90/675/8, 110/6
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-X540BT
6
AVRS730H
6

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Denon AVR-X540BT 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-X540BT AVRS730H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bit384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCompressed Audio RestorerHi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-X540BT scored 6, and Denon AVRS730H scored 8 out of 10.

AVR-X540BT
6
AVRS730H
8

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Denon AVRS730H.

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

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Denon AVRS730H.

AVR-X540BT AVRS730H
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
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-X540BT AVRS730H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesTIDAL, PandoraDeezer, TIDAL, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Napster

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-X540BT
6
AVRS730H
6

Denon AVR-X540BT is equipped with 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVRS730H has 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-X540BT AVRS730H
HDMI input/output5/16/1
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 the AVR-X540BT were rated 6 out of 10 against the 7 for the AVRS730H.

AVR-X540BT
6
AVRS730H
7

AVR-X540BT AVRS730H
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 conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featureshas nothas not

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVR-X540BT got 8 points, but the AVRS730H has 10.

AVR-X540BT
8
AVRS730H
10

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 AVRS730H can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI.

AVR-X540BT AVRS730H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, Mac, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
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-X540BT AVRS730H
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notspeaker
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlhas notHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-X540BT got 5 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVRS730H got 7.

AVR-X540BT
5
AVRS730H
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. Denon AVRS730H 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 AVRS730H.

AVR-X540BT AVRS730H
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:6has not
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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