Denon AVR-S510BT

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    Highlights

    • 5.2 Channels
    • 5.1 Channel Processing
    • 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    • 4K/60Hz Passthrough
    • Bluetooth

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    1. Overview

    Denon AVR-S510BT was introduced in 2015. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier with 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing. It passes 4K/60Hz video signal.

    We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 64 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

    Amplifier
    69
    Audio Features
    58
    Video Features
    66
    Connectivity
    67
    Zones
    55
    Radio
    61
    OVERALL
    64

    For more details about the ranking please go to    Evaluation section.

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    2. Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Denon AVR-S510BT.

    PROs

    •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
    •   New HDCP Version
    •   Bluetooth
    •   USB Input
    •   Composite Video Inputs
    •   Analog Tuner

    CONs

    •   Few Channels - 5.2
    •   Low Power Output - 70 W
    •   5.1 Channel Processing
    •   No Dolby Atmos
    •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    •   No DTS:X
    •   No IMAX Enhanced
    •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
    •   No DSD via HDMI
    •   No HDR10
    •   No HDR10+
    •   No Dolby Vision
    •   No eARC
    •   No 8K Passthrough
    •   No Wi-Fi
    •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
    •   1 HDMI Outputs
    •   0 8K Input
    •   Few RCA Line Inputs
    •   No Phono Input
    •   No RCA Pre-Outs
    •   No Ethernet
    •   No Zones
    •   No Digital Radio
    •   No Pandora
    •   No Spotify
    •   No Tidal
    •   Bluetooth 2․1 + EDR

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

    AVERAGE

    •   5 HDMI Inputs

    3. Denon 2015 Lineup

    In 2015 Denon released 9 new receivers. Here is the lineup:

    Denon 2015 Lineup
    ModelChannelsPowerMax. Ch. Proc.Pre OutsImmersive AudioHDRZones Price
    AVR-X7200WA Image cannot be found 9.2150 W11.213.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    Auro 3D
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    3
    AVR-X6200W Image cannot be found 9.2140 W11.213.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    Auro 3D
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    3
    AVR-X4200W Image cannot be found 7.2125 W9.213.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    Auro 3D
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    3
    AVR-X3200W Image cannot be found 7.2105 W7.17.2Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    2
    AVR-X2200W Image cannot be found 7.295 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    2
    AVR-X1200W Image cannot be found 7.280 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    2
    AVR-S910W Image cannot be found 7.290 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    2
    AVR-S710W Image cannot be found 7.275 W7.1Dolby Atmos
    DTS:X
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    2
    AVR-S510BT Image cannot be found 5.270 W5.11

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Denon AVR-X7200WA vs AVR-X6200W vs AVR-X4200W vs AVR-X3200W vs AVR-X2200W vs AVR-X1200W.

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    4. Amplifier

    5 channel Amplifier

    Denon AVR-S510BT features 5 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).

      AMPLIFIER
      Channels5.2
      Power Output70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      Discrete Amplification
      THX™ Certification
      Continuous 6 Ω Rated
      Certified 4 Ω Performance
      Mono Block Power Amplifier Construction
      Bi-amp Capability

      5. Speaker Configurations

      Denon AVR-S510BT's 5 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

      • Configurations: Available configurations are:
      • 5.2 with internal amplifier.

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      6. HDMI

      Denon AVR-S510BT features 5 HDMI inputs. It has 1 output.

      • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
      • HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection: All inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.2 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
      • 3D Ready: Denon AVR-S510BT is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.


      VIDEO FEATURES
      HDR10
      HDR10+
      Dynamic HDR
      BT.2020 color space
      Dolby Vision
      HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
      HDBaseT Compatible
      Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
      HDCP Version2.2
      QMS (Quick Media Switching)
      ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
      VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
      QFT (Quick Frame transport)
      3-D Ready
      Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
      Video Signal Upscaling

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      7. Room Calibration

      Denon AVR-S510BT comes with room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

        8. Inputs and Outputs

        Audio

        • Analog Line Inputs: There are 2 line inputs for analog audio connection.
        • Digital Inputs: 2 optical inputs and 1 coaxial input are available for digital audio connection.
        • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel.

        Video

        • HDMI:
        • Inputs: 5   Outputs: 1
          8K Inputs: 0
        • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
        • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 1

        Front A/V Inputs

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        TERMINALS
        HDMI Inputs5
        HDMI Outputs1
        8K Inputs
        USB Input1 (Front) for USB memory
        USB DC Out Port
        Optical Inputs2
        Optical Outputs
        Coaxial Inputs1
        RCA Line Inputs2
        RCA Line Outputs
        XLR Line Inputs
        Phono Input
        Multi-Channel Input
        RCA Pre-Outs0.2
        XLR Pre-outs
        Composite Video Inputs2
        Composite Video Outputs1
        S-Video Inputs
        S-Video Outputs
        Component Video Inputs
        Component Video Outputs

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        9. Evaluation

        We evaluate Denon AVR-S510BT and give score of 64 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 6 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new receiver is added to the database.


        OVERALL
        64

        Amplifier

        AVERAGE
        69

        We give Denon AVR-S510BT a score of 69 for Amplifier features.

        •   Few Channels - 5.2
        •   Low Power Output - 70 W

        Audio Features

        AVERAGE
        58

        We give Denon AVR-S510BT a score of 58 for Audio Features features.

        •   Few Channels - 5.2
        •   5.1 Channel Processing
        •   No Dolby Atmos
        •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
        •   No DTS:X
        •   No IMAX Enhanced
        •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
        •   No DSD via HDMI

        Video Features

        AVERAGE
        66

        We give Denon AVR-S510BT a score of 66 for Video Features features.

        •   No HDR10
        •   No HDR10+
        •   No Dolby Vision
        •   No 8K Passthrough

        Connectivity

        AVERAGE
        67

        We give Denon AVR-S510BT a score of 67 for Connectivity features.

        •   No eARC
        •   New HDCP Version
        •   No Wi-Fi
        •   Bluetooth
        •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
        •   5 HDMI Inputs
        •   1 HDMI Outputs
        •   0 8K Input
        •   USB Input
        •   Few RCA Line Inputs
        •   No Phono Input
        •   No RCA Pre-Outs
        •   Composite Video Inputs
        •   No Ethernet
        •   Bluetooth 2․1 + EDR

        Zones

        AVERAGE
        55

        We give Denon AVR-S510BT a score of 55 for Zones features.

        •   No Zones

        Radio

        AVERAGE
        61

        We give Denon AVR-S510BT a score of 61 for Radio features.

        •   Analog Tuner
        •   No Pandora
        •   No Spotify
        •   No Tidal

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