Product Comparison: Denon AVR-X540BT vs Yamaha RX-V581

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General Specifications
About the Product
Soundbars and bases offer a great improvement in sound over your TV's speakers. All but the most expensive, however, can't deliver the totally immersive sound that you get from a 5.1 home cinema receiver like the Denon AVR-X540BT.
It’s a powerful performance, but there’s a mature way in which the Yamaha handles all that brawn. That bass could easily overpower all other frequencies, but it doesn’t. It underpins the detail, resulting in a satisfyingly solid sound.
Key Specs
Number of Channels
Watts Per Channel RMS
130 Watts
115 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
1 %
0.9 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
98 dB
110 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Denon AVR-X540BT
  • A particularly impressive amplifier. Nice sound quality, enough of features.
  • I listen to a lot of music DVDs on my system and this amplifier delivers all forms of music with impressive precision.
  • Superb piece of equipment. Well complements to my home sound system.
  • I use it for a month and there is no complaints. You can safely take it, I am surely recommend.
  • One thing I didn't like was the clicks noises when receiver turns on or off.
Yamaha RX-V581 Aclouddate Screen Protector Tempered Glass
  • This is an awesome amp for the money. I replaced my previous Yamaha amp.
  • It's best to use the TV as your display when doing anything tricksy, but it's doable without it being on.
  • I bought it to replace my previous amp, as I was getting frustrated with having to bodge connections due to the ageing inputs on the older product.
  • This is a lovely amplifier with a nice sturdy build. Fantastic sound and features highly recommended.
  • Bad sound and instructions. I don't recommend this amp.
Size & Weight
5.94 in.
6.3 in.
17.09 in.
17.12 in.
12.56 in.
12.9 in.
16.53 lbs.
17.9 lbs.
Receiver Type
A/V Receiver
A/V Receiver
Satellite Radio Tuner
Number Of FM Presets
Minimum Impedance
6 Ohms
6 Ohms
Frequency Response
10 - 100000 Hz
10 - 100000 Hz
4K Passthrough, BT.2020 color space, HDR10, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS-HD Master Audio, Denon 500 Series Bluetooth Remote App
Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X™ Ready, Deep Colour, 4K Ultra HD Pass, AirPlay Capability
What customers say about "Features"
Denon AVR-X540BT
  • It's providing a fine choice of sound-fields, making my telly an absolute pleasure to listen to.
  • We still getting to grips with fully setting up the avr but I'm already impressed by the sound produced.
  • Denon AVR-X540BT has strengths such as HDR10, 4K passthrough and bluetooth.
  • I would like to highlight high-quality sound (for its price). Bluetooth management application.
  • There is a very big amount of features, that this reciever can have for the price.
Yamaha RX-V581 Aclouddate Screen Protector Tempered Glass
  • Excellent. Crisp and punchy sound. Many features and easy to set up and use. Great value.
  • Sound so good and natural using Dali Zensor 5 5.1.speakers + 2 front presence speaker. Bass is unbelievable.
  • AirPlay, Spotify and Musicast give you more options playing good music from different sources wirelessly!
  • Sounds quality never suffers due the Enhancer features. And the free AV apps and Musicast can be downloaded and very convenient to use!
  • Looks ugly with matching speakers and sub sounds bad.
Speaker Connection Type
Spring clip
Ethernet Port(s)
Wireless Connection
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
USB, Mic 3.5mm, 2x Composite, 2x Analog Stereo RCA, Antenna, 2x Digital Optical, 5x HDMI
4x HDMI, Antenna, 4x Composite, 3x Analog Stereo RCA, 2x Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical, Ethernet, Mic 3.5mm, USB, AUX, Bluetooth/wireless LAN antenna
Phones, Composite, 2x Subwoofer, HDMI, 5x Speakers
HDMI, Composite, 2x Subwoofer, 7x Speakers, Phones
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Denon AVR-X540BT
  • I like the usb port that based on front panel.Pretty comfortable to connect flash drive to instant music play.
  • I can connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter.
  • It lacks the oomph of my own 16-year old Sony amp/receiver and I definitely do not like the speaker connectors.
  • There is no any ethernet connection, so I need to by extra gear, to connect to the internet when it will required.
  • Two weeks after purchase, hdmi get broken. this is the weakest point of this receiver
Yamaha RX-V581 Aclouddate Screen Protector Tempered Glass
  • There are plenty of inputs for more devices than I have, but 4 HDMI in and one out should be sufficient.
  • Signed up for spotify as the wifi sound is so superior to bluetooth.
  • Life made so much better because of this system. Love it.
  • Sounds quality never suffers due the Enhancer features. And the free AV apps and Musicast can be downloaded and very convenient to use!
  • To ensure you have no problem with UHD sources lagging however, please remember to update your HDMI cables!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
1 year(s)
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