AVRX520BTBlack AV Receiver
(For more features refer to the specification table below.)
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Covering all the basics and doing them well, the Denon AVRX520BT is a quality introduction to the joys of home cinema.
As you'd expect from one of the world's leading hi-fi companies, the AVR-X520BT has been designed with sound quality as a priority. At the heart of this Denon AV receiver is fully discrete amplification. By using discrete (separate) components rather than an IC chip, quality components can be used for a more detailed sound quality. With around 75watts for each channel, the AVRX520BT sounds far more engaging than a typical TV. Thanks to a Compressed Audio Restorer feature, the Denon also enhances the sound of lower bit rate audio, such as MP3s and audio from online videos.
Connect up with Bluetooth
With built-in Bluetooth, it's not just cinema sound that's given a boost but music from your smartphone or tablet, too. There's even a dedicated Denon app that makes streaming music from your device to receiver even easier.
Designed for simplicity
Connecting up an AV receiver for the first time can be a daunting experience; but not with the Denon AVRX520BT. All the inputs at the rear are clearly labelled and easy to locate. Once wired up, the Setup Assistant via onscreen display makes the final steps easy to complete. A speaker calibration microphone is included and means you get the very best sound possible with the least hassle.
Bring a taste of the cinema home and have the bonus of freeing the music on your smartphone, with the multi-tasking Denon AVRX520BT.
Expand all features
Does the AV receiver feature upscaling? This improves the picture quality of all sources by increasing the number of lines via the HDMI output. 4K is currently the highest resolution followed by 1080p and then 1080i.
Are the HDMI sockets able to pass through 3D signals?
The number of channels. 2 or 2.1 systems are used by stereo receivers. 5.1 is the basic surround standard. 6.1 adds a rear centre. 7.1 adds side effect speakers. 9.1 adds further 'high' front effect speakers. .2 adds a second subwoofer for more even, balanced bass. 5.2.1 etc show Atmos channels.
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
70 x 5
Dolby analogue surround sound system - for TV and video. Pro-Logic II features stereo effect rears, whilst Pro-Logic IIx can output in 6.1 or 7.1. Pro-Logic IIz is the latest system and enables greater flexibility in expanding a 5.1 playback system to 7.1, or a 7.1 system to 9.1. Surround is the new version of Pro-Logic II.
Dolby Digital Surround works from a digital source such as DVD player or Blu-ray player.
High Definition Dolby decoding that is designed to get the very best from high resolution sources such as Blu-ray.
Digital Theatre System - a rival to Dolby Digital.
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio delivers sound even more accurate and consistent than standard DTS. It has been designed to extract the most from HD-DVD and Blu-ray. DTS-HD Master Audio takes this one step further and is capable of delivering audio that is bit-for-bit identical to the original.
The current flagship DTS processor. Like Dolby Atmos it renders sound in a more immersive fashion. Unlike Atmos, it doesn't require a specific speaker configuration.
THX certification ensures a high standard of performance. Select, Select2 and Select2 Plus certify small systems while Ultra, Ultra2 and Ultra2 Plus certify home cinema systems designed to be used in larger rooms. "2" is the current standard with "2 Plus" adding additional THX technologies such as loudness level control.
Does the HDMI interface carry multi-channel audio? Only newer versions of HDMI carry multi-channel audio as well as video signals.
Dolby Atmos takes surround sound to a new level. By using high level speakers, Dolby Atmos enhances the feeling of being surrounded by sound. Firmware update may be required for some models.
Number of HDMI inputs/outputs. Number that will accept HDCP 2.2 is in brackets. This is the standard required for 4K streaming services.
5 in/1 out (HDCP 2.2 - 3/1)
Number of USB sockets.
Can a computer be plugged in via a D-SUB VGA socket?
Number of Component inputs.
Number of composite video inputs.
2 in/1 out
Does it have a multi-channel analogue input? - uses 6,9 or 11 RCA phono sockets and allows for the connection of Blu-ray players with built-in digital decoders.
Number of coaxial digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD player.
Number of coaxial digital outputs to loop digital information through.
Number of optical digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD players.
Number of optical digital outputs to loop digital sources through.
Active Subwoofer Output
Does it have a separate connection for an active (powered) subwoofer?
Does it have a dedicated port for extras such as iPod dock, Bluetooth or DAB radio?
Number of audio inputs on both front and rear of unit.
HDR Compatible HDMI
Does the receiver feature HDMI 2.0a sockets? These allow for HDR pass-though from Ultra Blu-ray player (or similar) to HDR-equipped TV.
Does it have a phono stage? Essential if connecting a turntable.
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA compliant you can be assured it will stream music from your PC, laptop to TV or other device.
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Internet Radio & Services
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services? This can be via control app rather than the unit itself.
Does the product feature multiroom compatibility? This can either be passive (pre), which requires additional amplification or active (powered - just add speakers).
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
HDMI Zone Out
Does the product feature HDMI Zone out? This provides a second HDMI output to give the same or a different source sound and vision in another room. Watch TV in one room and a Blu-ray in another, for example.
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting.
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Can you use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm.
434 x 288 x 151
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG.
DENON AVRX520BT is rated
Rated 5 out of
Although seen as the entry ARV model the AVRRX520BT fulfils all expectations
A quality AVR with a well documented set up procedure made this purchase a pleasure to install. The Quality of sound and capabilities of the system give you a true Home thearter experience.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of
Currently seems the best of it's type!
For a budget AV Receiver this Denon has plenty of features and is a nice step up from my previous piece of kit by a different manufacturer (which failed due to a couple of cheap and nasty capacitors after five years) In those five years 4K connectivity has arrived along with bluetooth and a USB socket on the front. Set up and use has been refined and the handbook is amongst the best I've seen for this sort of product. It's firmware also seems better sorted out and bug free. It is much harder to upset it by leaping from input to input or rapidly changing the audio type - which would occasionally give my old AV receiver hiccups.
Providing it is reasonably durable I'll be very happy (and I did pay for the six year cover so I should be OK).
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of
Ok but intermittent Bluetooth and USB with ios
Sound is good once connected. But seems to be a 'hit and miss' as I was told by support about iOS and the USB and Bluetooth. USB did not work with USB and Bluetooth did eventually once everything was rebooted.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of
Good entry level amp
I got this as an exchange after my Yamaha amp could not be repaired within 30 days. I originally took out the extended warranty, which proved a good buy. The new amp seems better in terms of sound quality and it has a few more features. I have to say the service from Richer Sounds was excellent. There was no quibbling when I returned to ask about the exchange unit. They were good to their word.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of
I bought this to replace an old AV amp.
For the price this has a great set of features and suits my needs perfectly.
Very easy to set up, with the inbuilt guide helping you to get everything right.
I've got it connected to a set of Wharfdale DX1 SE speakers and it is a great combo.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of
Just the job.
This may be an entry level AV Receiver but it does everything i want it to do and probably more.
With plenty of inputs and bluetooth as well it should satisfy most peoples requirements.
Sound quality is excellent, as expected from Denon, using a fairly old set of speakers.
Looking forward to a speaker upgrade in the future to make even more of the receiver.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of
Connect with all of my devices and enables me to watch different inputs without having to manually remember which one I am watching,
Great sound, great connectivity, works really nicely with all of my peripherals
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of
Good starter unit for the price
Easy to connect everything to and set-up. Perfect for my new Sony Bravia TV. The in-built am and fm radio works very well and saving stations is easy. The remote itself is a bit cheap-feeling but very easy to use and is well laid out. The bluetooth works brilliantly and I can stream Amazon music and other stuff from my phone and iPad without a problem.
The sound quality is good but not particularly outstanding - still slightly disappointed with that surround sound effect. I'll add a woofer at some stage. The app you can download is pretty pointless. The remote is much more convenient and does much more.
I bought a £20 optical lead at RS at the same time as this unit. A *total* ripoff IMO as it performs no better at all than the £3.99 one I got from eBay last year. If you are going to buy thus unit, buy the optical and hdmi leads you need firsf from ebay. No leads come with the unit.
If your budget is limited and your expectations realistic, this unit should make you happy.
Date published: 2017-06-10
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