Denon AVR-X540BT vs Onkyo TX-SR313 Detailed Comparison
SCORE:
26
SCORE:
20

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Overview

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X540BT to Onkyo TX-SR313 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 Denon AVR-X540BT has 5 channel and the Onkyo TX-SR313 has 5 channel amplifiers with Denon AVR-X540BT's being more powerful.

Let us have a look at some highlights of the models.

Denon AVR-X540BT Highlights

Onkyo TX-SR313 Highlights

  • 5.2 channels
  • 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDR10, 4K Passthrough
  • Bluetooth
  • USB input
  • 5.1 channels
  • 65 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 1080p Passthrough
  • USB input

We have evaluated both receivers. Denon AVR-X540BT gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

Denon AVR-X540BT

Onkyo TX-SR313

AMPLIFIER
34
VIDEO FEATURES
35
AUDIO FEATURES
15
CONNECTIVITY
19
MULTIZONE
20
MISCELLANEOUS
19
RADIO
28
OVERALL
26
AMPLIFIER
32
VIDEO FEATURES
5
AUDIO FEATURES
18
CONNECTIVITY
21
MULTIZONE
20
MISCELLANEOUS
18
RADIO
28
OVERALL
20

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and 4K passthrough, upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Advantage of Denon AVR-X540BT over Onkyo TX-SR313

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X540BT over Onkyo TX-SR313.

Denon AVR-X540BT has more channels, more power per channel, room correction system and bigger power supply. In video department only Denon AVR-X540BT supports HDR10.

Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
More Channels 5.2 5.1
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC FLAC, WMA, MP3, AAC
Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB up to 96 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB FLAC
Dialog Normalization
More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System
HDR10
BT.2020 color space
Video Signal Passthrough up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 up to 1080p
Remote Controll App Denon 500 Series Bluetooth Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Amazon Kindle
Bluetooth SBC, AAC
More HDMI Inputs 5 4
Detachable Power Cord
Bigger Power Supply 310 W 300 W
Longer Warranty 3 Years 2 Years
Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 70 W (0.08% THD) 65 W (0.7% THD)
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 140 W (10% THD) 120 W
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 130 W (1% THD) 100 W (1% THD)

Advantage of Onkyo TX-SR313 over Denon AVR-X540BT

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Onkyo TX-SR313 over Denon AVR-X540BT.

Onkyo TX-SR313 has higher signal to noise ratio. It supports DSD streaming via HDMI.

Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Jitter Reduction PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for All Audio Signals
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 2 6 (1 front)
More Analog Audio Line Outputs 1
More Composite Video Inputs 2 5 (1 front)
More Composite Video Outputs 1 2
More Component Video Inputs 2
More Component Video Outputs 1
Front A/V Inputs USB USB, Composite Video, RCA Audio
Speaker A/B
More Speaker Terminals 5 7
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 98 dB 100 dB
Wider AM Frequency Range 522 kHz - 1611 kHz 522/530 kHz - 1611/1710 kHz

Common Strengths of Denon AVR-X540BT and Onkyo TX-SR313

Denon AVR-X540BT and Onkyo TX-SR313 share common strengths such as.

STRENGTHS Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
New HDCP Version 2.2 2.2
USB Input 1 (Front) for USB memory 1 Front (for iPod/iPhone)
Composite Video Inputs 2 5 (1 front)
Zones 1 1
Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDS FM/AM with RDS

Common Weaknesses of Denon AVR-X540BT and Onkyo TX-SR313

Denon AVR-X540BT and Onkyo TX-SR313 share common weaknesses such as no Dolby Atmos support, no DTS:X support, no Auro3D support, no Dolby Vision, no MHL input, no ChromeCast, no DTS Play-Fi, no Amazon Alexa, no SONOS, no ethernet connection, no wi-fi, no phono input, no analog multi-channel input, no analog pre-outs, no internet radio, no Pandora, no Spotify, no Tidal, no Deezer, no Napster and no SiriusXM.

WEAKNESSES Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
Few Channel Processing 5.1 5.1
No Dolby Atmos
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
No DTS:X
No DTS Neural:X
No DTS Virtual:X
No IMAX Enhanced
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
No DSD via USB
No DTS Dialog Control
No Audyssey Dynamic EQ
No Audyssey Dynamic Volume
No Audyssey LFC
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT
No HDR10+
No Dynamic HDR
No Dolby Vision
No Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
No VRR
No QFT
No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling
No MHL Input
No FireConnect
No FlareConnect
No Chromecast Built-In
No DTS Play-Fi
Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
Does Not Work with SONOS
No Ethernet
No Wi-Fi
No eARC
Few HDMI Outputs 1 1
No Phono Input
No Multi-Channel Input
No Analog Pre-Outs 0.2 0.1
No Internet Radio
No Pandora
No Spotify
No Tidal
No Deezer
No Napster
No SiriusXM Internet Radio

Selected Features

Amplifier

Denon AVR-X540BT has 5 channel and Onkyo TX-SR313 has 5 channel amplifiers. Denon AVR-X540BT delivers 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and Onkyo TX-SR313 delivers 65 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)


Video Features

Denon AVR-X540BT supports 4K passthrough up to 60p and Onkyo TX-SR313 supports 1080p passthrough. Denon AVR-X540BT supports HDR10.


HDR10

High-dynamic-range (HDR) video has greater dynamic range than standard-dynamic-range (SDR) video with brigter whites and deeper blacks. HDR10 was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports up to 1000 nits of brightness and 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.


WRAT

Onkyo TX-SR313 features Onkyo’s Wide Range Amp Technology (WRAT) circuit layout that prevents phase shifting by pushing the roll-off point higher than the listening-level frequency. Amplifying sound without phase shift creates an uncommonly well-focused and realistic audio image. If phase shift occurs and signal timing is not accurate, then neither is the resulting audio image.


Advanced Music Optimizer

Compressed music enhancement in Onkyo TX-SR313 is done by Onkyo’s Advanced Music Optimizer. While MP3 or AAC files may sound fine through the headphones of your portable digital player, the limitations of these files can be exposed when played back through a quality home entertainment system. This is because a significant amount of high-frequency bit information is lost during the file-compression process. To counter this, Onkyo has designed the Advanced Music Optimizer to compensate for lost bit information and improve the quality of compressed audio signals. This results in a clearer and more expansive sound. Also included in this technology is a loudness correction feature that further improves the audio character of compressed files.


Connectivity


Denon AVR-X540BT

Denon AVR-X540BT can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. It has 5 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Front panel has USB input.

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Onkyo TX-SR313

Onkyo TX-SR313 has 4 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Front panel has USB, Composite Video and RCA Audio inputs.

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Detailed Specifications

And in the end let us list the detailed specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Denon AVR-X540BT and here - Onkyo TX-SR313.

BASICS Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
BrandDenonOnkyo
ModelAVR-X540BTTX-SR313
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUKEurope
Release Year20182012
AMPLIFIER Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
Channels5.25.1
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
Maximum Channel Processing5.15.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLII PLII
Dolby Digital EX
Surround EX
DTS:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo Neo:6 Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLACFLAC, WMA, MP3, AAC
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 96 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBFLAC
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
Jitter Reduction PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for All Audio Signals
DTS Dialogue Control
Dialog Enhancement
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Compressed Music Enhancer Advanced Music Optimizer
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Direct Mode
Independent Dual Subwoofer Output
CALIBRATION Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
VIDEO Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Quick Media Switching (QMS)
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4up to 1080p
Video Signal Upscaling
Analog To HDMI Upconversion
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
MHL Input
FireConnect
FlareConnect
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod and iPhone via front USB
Remote App Denon 500 Series Bluetooth Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Amazon Kindle
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI Inputs54
HDMI Outputs11
USB Input1 (Front) for USB memory1 Front (for iPod/iPhone)
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Inputs26 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Outputs1
Phono Input
Optical Inputs22
Optical Outputs
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs1 / No1 / No
Composite Video Inputs25 (1 front)
Composite Video Outputs12
S-Video Inputs
S-Video Outputs
Component Video Inputs2
Component Video Outputs1
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.20.1
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsUSBUSB, Composite Video, RCA Audio
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
Zones11
RS-232 Interface
+12V Trigger Output
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
MISC Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
On-Screen Display Basic Overlay
Detachable Power Cord
RADIO Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDS FM/AM with RDS
Digital Radio
Internet Radio
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
Speaker Terminals57
Large Speaker Terminals0
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50/60 HzAC 230 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption310 W300 W
No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 26 W/35 W40 W
Standby Power0.1 W0.3 W
GENERAL Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
Dimensions (W x H x D)434 mm x 151 mm x 319mm
17 1/8" x 6" x 12 5/8"
435 mm x 150 mm x 318 mm
17-1/8" x 5-7/8" x 12-1/2"
Weight7.5 kg7.6 kg (16.8 lbs)
Warranty3 Years2 Years
SPECS Denon AVR-X540BT Onkyo TX-SR313
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)70 W (0.08% THD)65 W (0.7% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)90 W (0.7% THD)90 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA or IEC)140 W (10% THD)120 W
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)130 W (1% THD)100 W (1% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ (Line)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)98 dB100 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)5 Hz - 100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (DSP bypass)
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz
AM Frequency522 kHz - 1611 kHz522/530 kHz - 1611/1710 kHz

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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