Anthem MRX 540 8K vs Denon AVC-X4800H

       
       

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      Overview

      Here we are comparing Anthem MRX 540 8K to Denon AVC-X4800H to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. The Anthem MRX 540 8K has 5 channel and the Denon AVC-X4800H has 9 channel amplifiers with Anthem MRX 540 8K's being less powerful.


      Anthem MRX 540 8K Denon AVC-X4800H

      Anthem MRX 540 8K was introduced in 2021. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier with 100 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video signal.

      Denon AVC-X4800H was introduced in 2022. It is equipped with 9 channel amplifier with 125 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 11.4 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz and upscales up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.

      Highlights

      • 5.2 Channels
      • 7.1 Channel Processing
      • 100 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • HDMI 2.1
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough
      • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
      • Phono Input

      Highlights

      • 9.4 Channels
      • 11.4 Channel Processing
      • 125 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • HDMI 2.1
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro 3D
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough, 8K Upscaling
      • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
      • Phono Input

      We evaluated Anthem MRX 540 8K and Denon AVC-X4800H and gave them scores of 87 and 93 out of 100 recpectively. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

      Anthem MRX 540 8K

      Denon AVC-X4800H

      Amplifier
      84
      Amplifier
      92
      Audio Features
      87
      Audio Features
      93
      Video Features
      100
      Video Features
      99
      Connectivity
      87
      Connectivity
      90
      Zones
      71
      Zones
      92
      Radio
      73
      Radio
      82
      OVERALL
      87
      OVERALL
      93

      For more details about the ranking please go to    Evaluations page.

      Pros and Cons

      In this section we present pros and cons of Anthem MRX 540 8K and Denon AVC-X4800H.

      PROS

      Anthem MRX 540 8K

      Denon AVC-X4800H

      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   DTS:X
      •   IMAX Enhanced
      •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      •   HDR10
      •   HDR10+
      •   Dolby Vision
      •   HDMI Version
      •   eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
      •   VRR
      •   QFT
      •   8K Passthrough
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Chromecast Built-In
      •   7 HDMI Inputs
      •   7 8K Inputs
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Spotify
      •   High Power Output - 125 W
      •   11.4 Channel Processing
      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   DTS:X
      •   IMAX Enhanced
      •   Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   DSD via HDMI
      •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      •   HDR10
      •   HDR10+
      •   Dolby Vision
      •   HDMI Version
      •   eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
      •   VRR
      •   QFT
      •   8K Passthrough
      •   8K Upscaling
      •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Works with Amazon Alexa
      •   Google Assistant
      •   HEOS
      •   7 HDMI Inputs
      •   4 HDMI Outputs
      •   7 8K Inputs
      •   USB Input
      •   Many RCA Line Inputs
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Composite Video Inputs
      •   Component Video Inputs
      •   Ethernet
      •   3 Zones
      •   Spotify
      •   Tidal

      CONS

      Anthem MRX 540 8K

      Denon AVC-X4800H

      •   Few Channels - 5.2
      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   No DSD via HDMI
      •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
      •   No USB Input
      •   No Composite Video Inputs
      •   No Zones
      •   No Digital Radio
      •   No Pandora
      •   No Tidal
      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   No Analog Tuner
      •   No Digital Radio
      •   No Pandora


      And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

      AVERAGE

      Anthem MRX 540 8K

      Denon AVC-X4800H

      •   Power Output - 100 W
      •   7.1 Channel Processing
      •   2 HDMI Outputs
      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   9.4 Channels
      •   Bluetooth 4․2

      Advantage of Anthem MRX 540 8K

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Anthem MRX 540 8K over Denon AVC-X4800H.

      Anthem MRX 540 8K vs Denon AVC-X4800H
      Higher DAC Specs 768 kHz/32 Bit vs 384 kHz/32 Bit
      Chromecast Built-In vs
      More Optical Inputs 3 vs 2
      More Optical Outputs 1 vs
      More RCA Line Outputs 1 vs
      Analog Tuner vs
      Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB vs 102 dB

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      Advantage of Denon AVC-X4800H

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVC-X4800H over Anthem MRX 540 8K.

      Anthem MRX 540 8K vs Denon AVC-X4800H
      More Channels 5.2 vs 9.4
      Higher Power Output 100 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) vs 125 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      More Channel Processing 7.1 vs 11.4
      Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization vs
      Dolby Atmos Music vs
      Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer vs 11.1-ch (Built-In)
      DSD via HDMI vs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
      DSD via USB vs 2-ch Input
      Audyssey Dynamic EQ vs
      Audyssey Dynamic Volume vs
      Audyssey LFC vs
      Audyssey Sub EQ HT vs
      Independent Subwoofer Outputs vs
      Dynamic HDR vs
      Works with Amazon Alexa vs
      Google Assistant vs
      Apple Siri vs
      More HDMI Outputs 2 vs 3 (2 x 8K for MAIN, 1 x 4K for ZONE2)
      USB Input for factory service vs 1 Front for USB memory
      More RCA Line Inputs 4 vs 6
      More RCA Pre-Outs 7.2 vs 11.4
      More Composite Video Inputs vs 2
      More Component Video Inputs vs 1
      Front A/V Inputs vs USB
      More Zones 1 vs 3
      Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 0 vs 1 / 1
      Tidal vs
      Deezer vs
      Napster vs
      More Speaker Terminals 5 vs 11
      More Large Speaker Terminals 5 vs 11
      Bigger Power Supply 365 W vs 710 W
      Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 130 W (1% THD) vs 165 W (0.7% THD)

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      Common Strengths and Weaknesses

      We already listed pros and cons of each model. However, you may also find useful to look at their common strengths and weaknesses shown side-by-side.

      STRENGTHS Anthem MRX 540 8K Denon AVC-X4800H
        Dolby Atmos up to 7.1.4 or 5.1.6
        DTS:X up to 7.1.4 or 5.1.6
        IMAX Enhanced
        Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and Dirac Live (upgrade)
        HDR10
        HDR10+
        Dolby Vision
        HDMI []2.12.1
        eARC
        New HDCP Version2.32.3
        Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
        VRR
        QFT
        8K Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
        Wi-Fi
        Bluetooth SBC
        Many HDMI Inputs77
        Many 8K Inputs77
        Phono Input
        RCA Pre-Outs7.211.4
        Ethernet
        Spotify
      WEAKNESSES Anthem MRX 540 8K Denon AVC-X4800H
        No Front Wide Channel Support
        No Digital Radio
        No Pandora

      Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Anthem MRX 540 8K and Denon AVC-X4800H with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the receiver.
      • Analog Pre-Outs: Anthem MRX 540 8K has 7.2 and Denon AVC-X4800H has 11.4 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the receivers to the external power amplifiers. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest. Also, Anthem MRX 540 8K has 7 channel processing but has only 5 channel amplifier and Denon AVC-X4800H has 11 channel processing but has only 5 channel amplifier, so they need external amplifiers connected to their analog pre-outs in order to reach their maximum speaker configurations.
      • Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 4 pair of line inputs on Anthem MRX 540 8K and 6 pair of line inputs on Denon AVC-X4800H for connecting sources with analog outputs. There is also 1 pair of line outputs on Anthem MRX 540 8K.
      • Digital Inputs and Outputs: 3 optical inputs, 1 optical output and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Anthem MRX 540 8K and 2 optical inputs and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Denon AVC-X4800H for digital audio connections.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.

      Video

      • HDMI:
      • Anthem MRX 540 8K
        Inputs:
        7   Outputs: 2
        8K Inputs: 7.
      • Denon AVC-X4800H
        Inputs:
        7   Outputs: 3 (2 x 8K for MAIN, 1 x 4K for ZONE2)
        8K Inputs: 7.
      • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
      • Anthem MRX 540 8K
        Inputs:
        0   Outputs: 0.
      • Denon AVC-X4800H
        Inputs:
        2   Outputs: 0.
      • Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Denon AVC-X4800H supports up to 480i/576i resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Anthem MRX 540 8K
        Inputs:
        0   Outputs: 0.
      • Denon AVC-X4800H
        Inputs:
        1   Outputs: 0.

      Front A/V Inputs

      • Anthem MRX 540 8K: None
      • Denon AVC-X4800H: USB

      Anthem MRX 540 8K

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      Denon AVC-X4800H

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