1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Denon AVR-S530BT (USA version)



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

Disclosure: We earn money from the affiliate links to products associated with content in this article.



Denon AVR-S530BT was introduced in 2016. 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 66 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.


Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Denon AVR-S530BT.

  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  New HDCP Version
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  USB Input
  Composite Video Inputs
  Analog Tuner
  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 eARC
  No HDR10+
  No Dolby Vision
  No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling
  No Chromecast Built-In
  Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
  No Ethernet
  No Wi-Fi
  Few HDMI Outputs
  Few 8K Inputs
  Few RCA Line Inputs
  Few Optical Inputs
  No RCA Pre-Outs
  No Pandora
  No Spotify
  No Tidal
  Old Bluetooth Version

Audio Section

5 channel Amplifier

Denon AVR-S530BT features 5 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 70 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).

    Speaker Configurations

    Denon AVR-S530BT's 5 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

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

    Sound Processing

      Room Calibration

      Denon AVR-S530BT comes with room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

        Video Section


        Denon AVR-S530BT features 5 HDMI inputs. It has 1 output.

        • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
        • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35%.
        • 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-S530BT is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.
        andh3>HDR (High Dynamic Range)

        Denon AVR-S530BT supports HDR (high dynamic range) video formats such as HDR10. High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.

        • HDR10: HDR10 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 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.

        Inputs and Outputs


        • Analog Line Inputs: There are 2 line inputs for analog audio connection.
        • Digital Inputs and Outputs: 0 optical input, 2 optical outputs 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.


        • 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
        Image cannot be found
        Image cannot be found


        Here we list all the available features and specifications of Denon AVR-S530BT.

        TypeA/V Receiver
        Release Year2016
        Discrete Amplification
        THX™ Certification
        Continuous 6 Ω Rated
        Certified 4 Ω Performance
        Mono Block Power Amplifier Construction
        Bi-amp Capability
        DAC Specs192 kHz/24 Bit
        Maximum Channel Processing5.1
        D.D.S.C. HD Digital
        Alpha Processing
        Air Studios Monitor Certification
        Dolby Atmos
        Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
        Dolby Atmos Music
        Dolby TrueHD
        Dolby Digital Plus
        Dolby Surround Upmixer
        Dolby Pro Logic PLII
        Dolby Digital EX
        Surround EX
        DTS Neural:X
        DTS Virtual:X
        DTS Neo Neo:6
        DTS-HD Master Audio
        DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
        DTS 96/24
        DTS Express
        IMAX Enhanced
        Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
        PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
        Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
        High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 96 kHz
        High Resolution Audio Formats via USBFLAC
        Gapless Playback
        DSD via HDMI
        DSD via USB
        DSD to PCM Converter
        USB DAC
        Jitter Reduction
        DTS Dialog Control
        Dialog Enhancement
        Dialog Level Adjustment
        Dialog Normalization
        Dialogue Lift
        Compressed Music Enhancer
        High-resolution Music Enhancer
        Audyssey Dynamic EQ
        Audyssey Dynamic Volume
        Audyssey LFC
        Audyssey Sub EQ HT
        Audyssey DSX
        Direct Mode
        Pure Direct Mode
        Independent Subwoofer Outputs
        Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
        Audyssey App Support
        Optimized Bass Redirection
        Bass Sync
        Enhanced ARC
        HDCP Version2.2
        Dynamic HDR
        Dolby Vision
        HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
        BT.2020 color space
        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
        Analog To HDMI Upconversion
        Component Video Upscaling
        Analog to Analog Video conversion
        isf Certified Calibration Control
        MHL Input
        DLNA 1.5
        Chromecast Built-In
        DTS Play-Fi
        Works with Amazon Alexa
        Works with SONOS
        Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad
        Remote App Denon 500 Series Bluetooth Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Amazon Kindle
        InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
        Ethernet Switch
        Bluetooth SBC, AAC
        Bluetooth Headphone Transmission
        HDBaseT Compatible
        HDMI Inputs5
        HDMI Outputs1
        8K Inputs
        USB Input1 (Front) for USB memory
        USB DC Out Port
        RCA Line Input2
        RCA Line Output
        XLR Line Inputs
        Phono Input
        Optical Inputs2
        Optical Outputs
        Coaxial Inputs1
        Composite Video Input2
        Composite Video Output1
        S-Video Input
        S-Video Output
        Component Video Input
        Component Video Output
        PC In
        Multi-Channel Input
        RCA Pre-Outs0.2
        XLR Pre-outs
        Front A/V InputsUSB
        Speaker A/B
        Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")
        RS-232C Interface
        +12V Trigger Output
        Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
        On-Screen Display
        GUI Languages3
        Control4 SDDP
        Display 1 line
        Remote ControllerRC-1216
        Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display / /
        Detachable Power Cord
        Denon Link HD
        Setup Assistant
        Quick Select plus / Quick Select /
        Analog Tuner FM/AM
        Digital Radio
        Internet Radio
        SiriusXM Internet Radio
        Front Panelnot Metal
        Speaker Terminals5
        Large Speaker Terminals
        Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
        Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
        High Grade Audio Components
        Gold plated RCA terminals
        Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
        Power Consumption310 W
        No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 26 W/35 W
        Standby Power0.1 W
        ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
        Auto Power off
        Dimensions (W x H x D)434 mm x 151 mm x 319mm
        Weight7.5 kg (16 lbs 9 oz)
        Warranty3 Years
        Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 270 W (0.08% THD)
        Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 290 W (0.7% THD)
        Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)140 W (10% THD)
        Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ
        S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)98 dB
        Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)
        Bluetooth Version2․1 + EDR
        Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
        USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 A
        FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
        FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)
        FM Effective Sensitivity1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)
        FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB
        FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%
        AM Frequency520 kHz - 1710 kHz
        AM Effective Sensitivity18 µV

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


        In 2018 Denon AVR-S530BT was replaced by AVR-S540BT. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.

        UPGRADES Denon AVR-S540BT vs Denon AVR-S530BT
        Dolby Vision vs
        HLG vs
        Newer Bluetooth Version 3․0 + EDR vs 2․1 + EDR

        DOWNGRADES Denon AVR-S540BT vs Denon AVR-S530BT
        Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC vs MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC

        For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Denon AVR-S530BT vs Denon AVR-S540BT.

        Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

        ZKelectronics is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon (.com, .co.uk, .ca, etc) and any other websites that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.