What is better - Denon AVR-X540BT vs Yamaha RX-V6A?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X540BT has such a ratio W/Ohm - 70/8, 90/6, while the RX-V6A has a power of 100/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X540BT it is 0.08%, but for the RX-V6A it is 0.06%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-V6A. Both Denon AVR-X540BT and Yamaha RX-V6A can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. 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 Yamaha RX-V6A works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVR-X540BT and the RX-V6A. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-V6A. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X540BT has 5/1, and the RX-V6A has 7/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the RX-V6A. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVR-X540BT has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the RX-V6A, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha RX-V6A. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X540BT and the Yamaha RX-V6A can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the RX-V6A. Only in the RX-V6A realized a DTS:X surround technology.