Denon AVR-X540BT vs Yamaha RX-V583 Detailed Comparison

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Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X540BT to Yamaha RX-V583 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 Yamaha RX-V583 has 7 channel amplifiers.

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

Denon AVR-X540BT Highlights

Yamaha RX-V583 Highlights

  • 5.2 channels
  • 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDR10, 4K Passthrough
  • Bluetooth
  • USB input
  • 7.2 channels
  • 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay, DLNA, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB input

We have evaluated both receivers. Yamaha RX-V583 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

Yamaha RX-V583


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 Yamaha RX-V583

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X540BT over Yamaha RX-V583.

Denon AVR-X540BT has bigger power supply.

Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
Dolby Pro Logic PLII
Dialog Normalization
More HDMI Inputs 5 4
More Optical Inputs 2 1
Detachable Power Cord
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Bigger Power Supply 310 W 260 W
Longer Warranty 3 Years 2 Years
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 140 W (10% THD) 135 W (10% THD)
Higher FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB Mono/Stereo: 65 dB/64 dB
Wider AM Frequency Range 522 kHz - 1611 kHz 531 kHz - 1611 kHz

Advantage of Yamaha RX-V583 over Denon AVR-X540BT

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha RX-V583 over Denon AVR-X540BT.

Yamaha RX-V583 has more channels, more channel processing and higher signal to noise ratio. It supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DSD streaming via HDMI and USB, gapless playback, internet radio, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Napster. It has bi-amp capability and DTS Dialog Control. In video department only Yamaha RX-V583 supports HDCP 2.3 copy protection, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma.

Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
More Channels 5.2 7.2
Bi-amp capability
More Channel Processing 5.1 7.1
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Surround Upmixer
DTS Neural:X
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB up to 96 kHz up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB FLAC Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialogue Lift
Dolby Vision
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
AirPlay AirPlay
Wi-Fi with Wireless Direct
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) via firmware update
Newer HDCP Version 2.2 2.3
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 2 4 (1 front)
More Coaxial Inputs/Outputs 1 / No 2 / No
More Composite Video Inputs 2 3
Front A/V Inputs USB USB, mini-jack Audio
Internet Radio
More Speaker Terminals 5 7
More Large Speaker Terminals 7
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 98 dB 110 dB
Lower FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0% Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%

Common Strengths of Denon AVR-X540BT and Yamaha RX-V583

Denon AVR-X540BT and Yamaha RX-V583 share common strengths such as HDR10 and bluetooth.

STRENGTHS Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
4K or 8K Video Passthrough up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Bluetooth SBC, AAC SBC, AAC
New HDCP Version 2.2 2.3
USB Input 1 (Front) for USB memory USB memory, Portable Audio Player
Composite Video Inputs 2 3
Zones 1 1
Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDS FM/AM with RDS

Common Weaknesses of Denon AVR-X540BT and Yamaha RX-V583

Denon AVR-X540BT and Yamaha RX-V583 share common weaknesses such as no Auro3D support, no MHL input, no ChromeCast, no DTS Play-Fi, no Amazon Alexa, no SONOS, no phono input, no analog multi-channel input and no analog pre-outs.

WEAKNESSES Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
No DTS Virtual:X
No IMAX Enhanced
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
No Audyssey Dynamic EQ
No Audyssey Dynamic Volume
No Audyssey LFC
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT
No HDR10+
No Dynamic HDR
No Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
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
Few HDMI Outputs 1 1
No Phono Input
No Component Video Inputs
No Multi-Channel Input
No Analog Pre-Outs 0.2 0.2
Old Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR

Selected Features


Denon AVR-X540BT has 5 channel and Yamaha RX-V583 has 7 channel amplifiers. Denon AVR-X540BT delivers 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and Yamaha RX-V583 delivers 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) Since 2016 all receiver manufacturers have dropped front wide channel support. Yamaha RX-V583 is no exception.

Video Features

Both receivers support 4K passthrough up to 60p. Yamaha RX-V583 can do 4K upscaling up to 60p. Denon AVR-X540BT supports HDR10 and Yamaha RX-V583 supports HDR10, Dolby Vision.


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.

Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Dolby Atmos and Dolby Surround upmixer

Yamaha RX-V583 supports Dolby Atmos with its Dolby Surround upmixer. It can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers.

Dolby Atmos is the first cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound - the helicopter, a car screeching around a corner, a melodic bird call - can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. You'll feel like you're inside the action, in ways you've never experienced before.

Dolby Atmos for the home represents every sound in the original cinema mix as an audio object. Extensions to the Dolby Audio™ codecs, along with an advanced scalable algorithm, allow Dolby Atmos to be delivered via Blu-ray Disc and streaming media. A spatially-coded substream is added to Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus. A Dolby Atmos audio/video receiver (AVR) adapts the cinema experience to your home theater from seven speakers to as many as 34 in 24.1.10 configuration, recreating the original artistic concept. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.

DTS:X and Neural:X upmixer

Yamaha RX-V583 supports DTS:X with its Neural:X upmixer. It can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers.

A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.

DTS Neural:X is an upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.

Adaptive DRC

Yamaha RX-V583 features Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) which automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others.


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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Yamaha RX-V583

Yamaha RX-V583 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver supports AirPlay. It has 4 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.3 copy protection.

Front panel has USB and mini-jack 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 - Yamaha RX-V583.

BASICS Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUKUK and Europe
Release Year20182017
AMPLIFIER Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
Maximum Channel Processing5.17.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLII
Dolby Digital EX
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 Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
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, FLACMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 96 kHz up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBFLACApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
DTS Dialogue Control
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Compressed Music Enhancer including enhancer for Bluetooth®
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Direct Mode
Independent Dual Subwoofer Output
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization
VIDEO Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
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 4K 60p 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversion
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
MHL Input
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App Denon 500 Series Bluetooth Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Amazon Kindle (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi with Wireless Direct
Bluetooth SBC, AAC SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) via firmware update
HDCP Version2.22.3
HDMI Inputs54
HDMI Outputs11
USB Input1 (Front) for USB memoryUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Inputs24 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Outputs
Phono Input
Optical Inputs21
Optical Outputs
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs1 / No2 / No
Composite Video Inputs23
Composite Video Outputs11
S-Video Inputs
S-Video Outputs
Component Video Inputs
Component Video Outputs
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.20.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsUSBUSB, mini-jack Audio
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
RS-232 Interface
+12V Trigger Output
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 00 / 0
MISC Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
On-Screen Display color OSD
Remote ControllerRC-1216
Detachable Power Cord
RADIO Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDS FM/AM with RDS
Digital Radio
Internet Radio
Speaker Terminals57
Large Speaker Terminals7
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50/60 HzAC 230 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption310 W260 W
Standby Power0.1 W0.1 W
GENERAL Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
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 161 mm x 327 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 225.5 mm x 327 mm)
17-1/8" x 6-3/8" x 12-7/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 8-7/8" x 12-7/8")
Weight7.5 kg8.1 kg (17.9 lbs)
Warranty3 Years2 Years
SPECS Denon AVR-X540BT Yamaha RX-V583
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA or IEC)140 W (10% THD)135 W (10% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)98 dB110 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)+0/-3 dB (AV 2 etc. to Front, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Bluetooth Version2.1 + EDR2.1 + EDR
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 AUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dBMono/Stereo: 65 dB/64 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
AM Frequency522 kHz - 1611 kHz531 kHz - 1611 kHz

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

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