Denon AVR-S540BT 5.2 Channel 4k Ultra HD AV Receiver

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The 5.2 channel AVR-S540BT features Dolby Vision™, HDR, HLG and 4K video upscaling for a stunning home theater experience. It includes 5 HDMI inputs at 4K/60 Hz with full-rate pass-through and HDCP 2.2 support on all HDMI ports. Use the front panel USB port to listen to your favorite tracks seamlessly, or stream music via Bluetooth® with your smart devices. Control power, volume and source with the Denon 500 Series Remote app. With our award-winning Denon Setup Assistant, the AVR-S540BT is just as easy to setup as it is to enjoy.


High-Performance 5 Channel Discrete Amplifier


Featuring discrete power output devices on all channels, the AVR-S540BT delivers a maximum of 140 watts per channel. It’s equipped with low impedance drive capability for operational stability within a wide range of speakers.




The advanced HDMI video section of the AVR-S540BT lets you enjoy your favorite movies and shows with the best picture quality available.



All five HDMI inputs support 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, HDR, BT.2020 pass-through, Dolby Vision compatibility and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma); full 4K Ultra HD with 60Hz pass-through and HDCP 2.2 processing is available on three HDMI ports to support copy-protected content.




The AVR-S540BT supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video format. It is even ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and color. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.





The included AVR-S540BT Quick Start Guide provides simple, clear instructions for how to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AVR-S540BT via HDMI, the exclusive Denon Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen to walk you through setup, step by step. A row of color-coded speaker connections is laid out horizontally, making organizing and connecting speaker wires simple.



Your favorite tracks, at your fingertips. Stream music from your computer or smart devices with the AVR-S540BT and built-in Bluetooth. It can remember up to eight paired Bluetooth devices, so invite family and friends to share their music and enjoy the audio quality of the AVR-S540BT. To stream via Bluetooth, simply select the Denon AVR-S540BT from the Bluetooth menu on your smart device.




Better control in your back pocket. The Denon 500 Series Remote app for iOS and Android makes using the AVR-S540BT even easier — adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, and select a source. Download the Denon 500 Series Remote app today.




The Denon AVR-S540BT front panel features four Quick Select buttons that store your preferred audio settings for each source. Switch between TV audio, Blu-Ray, media players and more–and the AVR-S540BT adjusts the EQ settings to your preferences for that media source. Use the buttons on the front panel or opt for the same Quick Selects on the AVR remote for faster control.





In addition to numerous analog and digital AV connectors, the AVR-S540BT features a USB port on the front panel for convenient audio playback. It’s compatible with a wide range of portable USB devices and supports MP3, WMA, FLAC and MPEG-4/AAC tracks. Whether you want to listen to your latest MP3 download or soak in the fidelity of audiophile-quality FLAC recordings, you have quick access to your favorite songs.



Connect the AVR-S540BT to the Denon HEOS Link (sold separately) for wireless music streaming and the ultimate in sound quality. The HEOS Link enables the AVR-S540BT to play back nearly unlimited online streaming services like Spotify, TIDAL, Pandora and more. With the HEOS Link you can add HEOS multi-room audio to your home theater audio system, and you can play different songs in different rooms or the same song in every room. Also available is is ability to control your HEOS experience with Amazon Alexa voice commands. Once connected, use the HEOS app to control the AVR remotely. Enjoy more music and flexibility with the same great Denon quality.



Multichannel Surround
DTS HD Master / DTS:XYes / No
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:XNo / No
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby AtmosYes / No
Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby SurroundNo / No
Auro 3DNo
Audyssey DSXNo
Multichannel StereoYes
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels5.1
Sound Enhancements
Mono Block Power Amp ConstructionNo
Discrete Power AmplifierYes
D.D.S.C. HD DigitalNo
Pure DirectNo
Gold Plated RCA TerminalsNo
Clock Jitter ReducerNo
Alpha ProcessingNo
Denon Link HDNo
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic VolumeNo / No
Audyssey LFCNo
Compressed Audio RestorerYes
DLNA Certified-
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AACNo / No / No
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAVNo / No / No
DSD Audio StreamingNo
Gapless playbackNo
Photo Streaming (JPEG)No
Windows PlayTo / Windows8 CertifiedNo
Internet RadioNo
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart PhonesDenon 500 Series Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for TabletsAndroid / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet PortsNo
Media ServerNo
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room TechnologyNo
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24No
FLAC HD 192/24No
WAV 192/24No
ALAC 192/24No
Other Streaming Services *No
HEOS App ControlNo
AirPlay / Airplay2 Audio StreamingNo / No
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front5 / No
HDCP 2.2 supportYes
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone1 / No
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMINo
Analog to HDMI ScalingNo
HDMI to HDMI ScalingNo
GUI Overlay on HDMIYes
3D Signal Pass-throughYes
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI OverlayYes / No / Yes
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby ModeYes
Picture Adjust / Noise ReductionNo / No
DSD Audio CapabilityNo
Audio Return ChannelYes
Auto LipSyncNo
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevueNo / Yes / Yes / Yes / No
Enhanced Audio Return ChannelNo
HLG / Dolby Vision-
HDR / HLG / Dolby VisionYes / Yes / Yes
Multi-room / CI
Multi-Room ZonesNo
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / AnalogNo / No / No / No
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / PreoutNo / No
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI SourceNo
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App ControlNo / No / No / No
Remote In / OutNo / No
DC Trigger OutputNo
HDMI DiagnosticsNo
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone-
FL Display1 Line
Graphic User Interface - GUISUI
ISF CertificationNo
GUI Languages3
Setup AssistantYes
Quick Select Plus / Quick SelectNo / Yes
Firmware Update by: Network / USBNo / Yes
Variable Cross OverYes
Optimized Bass RedirectionNo
Bass SyncNo
ECO ModeYes
Auto Power OffYes
Sleep TimerYes
Composite In / Out2 / 1
Component In / OutNo / No
HDMI In / Out5 / 1
Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMINo / No
Analog In / Out2 / No
Phono (MM) InNo
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial2 / 1
Multi-room Out: Analog / DigitalNo / No
Multichannel PreoutYes (2.0ch) / No
Subwoofer Out2
7.1 Multichannel InputNo
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular ScrewNo / No
Number of Speaker Terminals5
Speaker A / BNo
Bi-amp DriveNo
Multi-Room Speaker TerminalNo
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USBNo / No / No / No / Yes
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhoneYes / No / No
AM/FM TunerYes
Number of Power Amps5
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)70W
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)-
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)90W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)140 W
Metal Front PanelNo
System Remote ControlRC-1216
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD DisplayNo / No / No
Power Consumption in W310 W
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W26W/35W
Standby Consumption in W0.1 W
CEC Standby Consumption in W0.5 W
Network Control On Consumption in W-
Maximum Dimensions17.1 x 12.6 x 6
Weight in LBS16.8

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