The Denon AVR-X540BT vs Marantz SR5015 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.
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 SR5015 has a power of 100/8, 200/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Marantz SR5015. Both Denon AVR-X540BT and Marantz SR5015 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 Marantz SR5015 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVR-X540BT and the SR5015. Video scaling is only possible with the SR5015. 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 SR5015 has 6/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the SR5015. 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 SR5015, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Marantz SR5015. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X540BT and the Marantz SR5015 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the SR5015. Only in the SR5015 realized a DTS:X surround technology.