Denon AVR-S540BT vs Yamaha RX-V483BL

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AVR-S540BT vs RX-V483BL comparison chart

Denon AVR-S540BT vs Yamaha RX-V483BL review

Denon AVR-S540BT
vs
Yamaha RX-V483BL

Let's make the Denon AVR-S540BT versus Yamaha RX-V483BL comparison. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-S540BT received 5.5 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-V483BL was rated 6.5 points. The release date of AVR-S540BT is 2018, and RX-V483BL is 2017. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the RX-V483BL is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Denon AVR-S540BT over Yamaha RX-V483BL

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V483BL over Denon AVR-S540BT

  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, RX-V483BL bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 6 and 5, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-S540BT
6
RX-V483BL
5

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-S540BT supports 5.2-channels sound, but Yamaha RX-V483BL supports a 5.1-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-S540BT this value is 90/6 W/Ohm, and for the RX-V483BL it is 80/6 W/Ohm.

AVR-S540BT RX-V483BL
Channels5.25.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm70/8, 90/680/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.09

Audio features

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

AVR-S540BT
6
RX-V483BL
6

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible on the RX-V483BL.

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 RX-V483BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitBurr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCompressed Audio RestorerCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-S540BT scored 5, and Yamaha RX-V483BL scored 8 out of 10.

AVR-S540BT
5
RX-V483BL
8

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Yamaha RX-V483BL.

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 RX-V483BL only.

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 Yamaha RX-V483BL.

AVR-S540BT RX-V483BL
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-S540BT RX-V483BL
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesTIDAL, PandoraDeezer, TIDAL, JUKE, Qobuz

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
RX-V483BL
6

Denon AVR-S540BT is equipped with 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-V483BL has 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-S540BT RX-V483BL
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)21
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input12
Composite input22
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, phones, AUX
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 10 for the RX-V483BL.

AVR-S540BT
6
RX-V483BL
10

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 Yamaha RX-V483BL.

AVR-S540BT RX-V483BL
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 conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVR-S540BT got 8 points, but the RX-V483BL has 7.

AVR-S540BT
8
RX-V483BL
7

AVR-S540BT RX-V483BL
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updateUSBnetwork, 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-S540BT RX-V483BL
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notspeaker
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlhas notMusicCast
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-S540BT
5
RX-V483BL
5

AVR-S540BT RX-V483BL
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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