What is better - Denon AVR-X540BT vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.2 versus 2.0, 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 Topaz SR10 has a power of 85/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X540BT it is 0.08%, but for the Topaz SR10 it is 0.01%. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model AVR-X540BT can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless connection to the Internet via WIFI can not be performed on these receivers. There is a Bluetooth protocol at the AVR-X540BT. Support for Apple Music Services not implemented. The AVR-X540BT has access to the Spotify service.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the AVR-X540BT. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the AVR-X540BT. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVR-X540BT. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Denon AVR-X540BT. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AVR-X540BT and the Topaz SR10. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon AVR-X540BT has HDMI CEC. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in AVR-X540BT. The Denon AVR-X540BT can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.