What is better - Denon AVR-X540BT vs Yamaha TSR-5810?
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 TSR-5810 has a power of 80/8, 145/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X540BT it is 0.08%, but for the TSR-5810 it is 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X540BT received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the TSR-5810 is equipped with Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha TSR-5810. Both Denon AVR-X540BT and Yamaha TSR-5810 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with TSR-5810. 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 TSR-5810 works with Pandora.
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 TSR-5810. 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.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X540BT has 5/1, and the TSR-5810 has 4/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AVR-X540BT and the TSR-5810. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-X540BT and TSR-5810 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X540BT and the Yamaha TSR-5810 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the TSR-5810. Only in the TSR-5810 realized a DTS:X surround technology.