The Denon AVR-X540BT vs Cambridge Audio AXR100 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X540BT has 5.2 versus 2.0 for Cambridge Audio AXR100. Regarding power, then AVR-X540BT has such a W/Ohm ratio - 70/8, 90/6 when AXR100 has a power of 100/8. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-X540BT but 0.01% for the AXR100.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for AVR-X540BT and 192 KHz/32-bit for the AXR100. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Denon AVR-X540BT can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each of these units does not support Apple Music. Only the AVR-X540BT supports Spotify.
Only the Denon AVR-X540BT has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Only the AVR-X540BT provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X540BT. Only the AVR-X540BT supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the AVR-X540BT. The AXR100 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X540BT. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X540BT.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.