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Denon® 5.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver


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Denon® 5.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver

Model #: AVR-S540BT
At a Glance
The 5.2 channel AVR-S540BT features Dolby Vision™, HDR, HLG and 4K Ultra HD video pass-thru with 5 HDMI inputs / 1 output. Stream your favorite music tracks wirelessly via Bluetooth. With our award-winning Denon Setup Assistant, the Denon AVR-S540BT is just as easy to setup as it is to enjoy.
$349.00Save $70.00


Get to know this product.

The 5.2 channel AVR-S540BT features Dolby Vision™, HDR, HLG and 4K video pass-thru for a stunning home theater experience. It includes 5 HDMI inputs at 4K/60 Hz with full-rate pass-through and HDCP 2.2 support on all HDMI ports. Use the front panel USB port to listen to your favorite tracks seamlessly, or stream music via Bluetooth® with your smart devices. Control power, volume and source with the Denon 500 Series Remote app. With our award-winning Denon Setup Assistant, the AVR-S540BT is just as easy to setup as it is to enjoy.

Geared Up For 4K Ultra HD

The advanced HDMI video section of the AVR-S540BT lets you enjoy your favorite movies and shows with the best picture quality available.

Breath New Life Into Legacy Sources

All five HDMI inputs support 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, HDR, BT.2020 pass-through, Dolby Vision compatibility and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma); full 4K Ultra HD with 60Hz pass-through and HDCP 2.2 processing is available on three HDMI ports to support copy-protected content.

Next Generation Video Formats

The AVR-S540BT supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video format. It is even ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and color. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.

Set-Up and Connect With Ease

The included AVR-S540BT Quick Start Guide provides simple, clear instructions for how to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AVR-S540BT via HDMI, the exclusive Denon Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen to walk you through setup, step by step. A row of color-coded speaker connections is laid out horizontally, making organizing and connecting speaker wires simple.

Bluetooth Built-In

Your favorite tracks, at your fingertips. Stream music from your computer or smart devices with the AVR-S540BT and built-in Bluetooth. It can remember up to eight paired Bluetooth devices, so invite family and friends to share their music and enjoy the audio quality of the AVR-S540BT. To stream via Bluetooth, simply select the Denon AVR-S540BT from the Bluetooth menu on your smart device.

Denon 500 Series Remote App For Seamless Control

Better control in your back pocket. The Denon 500 Series Remote app for iOS and Android makes using the AVR-S540BT even easier — adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, and select a source. Download the Denon 500 Series Remote app today.

Quick Selects For User-Friendly Audio Tuning

The Denon AVR-S540BT front panel features four Quick Select buttons that store your preferred audio settings for each source. Switch between TV audio, Blu-Ray, media players and more–and the AVR-S540BT adjusts the EQ settings to your preferences for that media source. Use the buttons on the front panel or opt for the same Quick Selects on the AVR remote for faster control.

Front USB Port For High-Resolution Audio

In addition to numerous analog and digital AV connectors, the AVR-S540BT features a USB port on the front panel for convenient audio playback. It’s compatible with a wide range of portable USB devices and supports MP3, WMA, FLAC and MPEG-4/AAC tracks. Whether you want to listen to your latest MP3 download or soak in the fidelity of audiophile-quality FLAC recordings, you have quick access to your favorite songs.

Compatible With Denon HEOS Link

Connect the AVR-S540BT to the Denon HEOS Link (sold separately) for wireless music streaming and the ultimate in sound quality. The HEOS Link enables the AVR-S540BT to play back nearly unlimited online streaming services like Spotify, TIDAL, Pandora and more. With the HEOS Link you can add HEOS multi-room audio to your home theater audio system, and you can play different songs in different rooms or the same song in every room. Also available is is ability to control your HEOS experience with Amazon Alexa voice commands. Once connected, use the HEOS app to control the AVR remotely. Enjoy more music and flexibility with the same great Denon quality.


Multichannel Surround

DTS HD Master / DTS:XYes/No
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby AtmosYes/No
Multichannel StereoYes
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels5.1

Sound Enhancements

Discrete Power AmplifierYes
Compressed Audio RestorerYes


Compatible with Remote APP for Smart PhonesDenon 500 Series Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for TabletsAndroid / iOS / Amazon Kindle


HDMI Inputs: Back / Front5/No
HDCP 2.2 supportYes
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone1/No
GUI Overlay on HDMIYes
3D Signal Pass-throughYes
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI OverlayYes/No/Yes
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby ModeYes
Audio Return ChannelYes
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevueNo/Yes/Yes/Yes/No
HDR / HLG / Dolby VisionYes/Yes/Yes


FL Display1 line
Graphic User Interface - GUIGUI
GUI Languages3
Setup AssistantYes
Quick Select Plus / Quick SelectNo/Yes
Firmware Update by: Network / USBNo/Yes
Variable Cross OverYes
ECO ModeYes
Auto Power OffYes
Sleep TimerYes


Composite In / Out2 / 1
HDMI In / Out5 / 1
Analog In / Out2/No
Phono (MM) In2/1
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial(2.0 ch)/No
Subwoofer Out2
Number of Speaker Terminals5
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USBNo/No/No/No/Yes
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhoneYes/No/No
AM/FM TunerYes


Number of Power Amps5
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)70W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)90W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)140W


System Remote ControlRC-1216
Power Consumption in W310 W
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W26W/35W
Standby Consumption in W0.1 W
CEC Standby Consumption in W0.5 W
Maximum Dimensions17.1 x 12.6 x 6
Weight in LBS16.8

Misc. Specs

Product Weight (lbs.)16.8
Bluetooth CapableYes
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