Denon AVR-X540BT vs Marantz AV8805 review

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Denon AVR-X540BT vs Marantz AV8805 review

Denon AVR-X540BT
vs
Marantz AV8805

What is better - Denon AVR-X540BT vs Marantz AV8805?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.2 versus 13.2, respectively, for devices. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X540BT received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the AV8805 is equipped with AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Marantz AV8805. Both Denon AVR-X540BT and Marantz AV8805 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with AV8805. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-X540BT works with TIDAL, Pandora, but the Marantz AV8805 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVR-X540BT and the AV8805. Video scaling is only possible with the AV8805. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X540BT has 5/1, and the AV8805 has 8/3.Denon AVR-X540BT connectionsMarantz AV8805 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AV8805. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-X540BT and AV8805 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Marantz AV8805. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X540BT and the Marantz AV8805 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AV8805. Only in the AV8805 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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General

Item

Denon AVR-X540BT
Marantz AV8805

Model

AVR-X540BT
AV8805

Brand

Denon
Marantz

Reviews

624
9

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
13.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 90/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
4

Component input/output

0/0
3/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

310
900

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 32.7/17 x 6 x 12.6
43.1 x 17.7 x 40.6/17.3 x 7.3 x 16.2

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.6
13.6/30.2

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Denon AVR-X540BT
Marantz AV8805
Denon AVR-X540BT
Marantz AV8805

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 5.3
  • 9.4
  • 5.3Denon AVR-X540BT
  • 9.4Marantz AV8805