DENON AVR-X520BT £149.95 @ richersounds - in-store (5.2 AV Receiver with WIRELESS BLUETOOTH STREAMING & HDCP 2.2-CAPABLE, 4K ULTRA HD/60HZ VIDEO PASS-THROUGH)
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DENON AVR-X520BT £149.95 @ richersounds - in-store (5.2 AV Receiver with WIRELESS BLUETOOTH STREAMING & HDCP 2.2-CAPABLE, 4K ULTRA HD/60HZ VIDEO PASS-THROUGH)

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Found 17th Jul 2015
The perfect combination of high performance and high value, the Denon AVR-X520BT delivers superb sonic fidelity along with a host of advanced features that includes compatibility with the latest HDMI specification, along with the latest HDCP 2.2 specification that’s required for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content. The video section features 5 HDMI inputs, 3 of which feature 4K Ultra HD/60 Hz full frame rate and 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling pass-through for the ultimate home theater experience. Our exclusive Denon Setup Assistant quickly and easily guides you through the setup process, which includes automated speaker configuration and optimization using the supplied measuring microphone. Featuring Bluetooth wireless audio streaming, the AVR-X520BT is also equipped with a convenient USB port on the front panel for streaming your favourite tracks and charging your portable device, and the Denon 500 Series Remote App lets you control the unit via your Bluetooth device.

Built-in Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
The AVR-X520BT features Bluetooth streaming, supporting Bluetooth-equipped devices that support the A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile). Simply select the AVR-X520BT from your device’s Bluetooth menu to turn on the receiver and start playing your music. The AVR-X520BT can remember up to 8 paired Bluetooth devices, so family and friends can listen to their favourite tracks.

4K Ultra HD/60 Hz Video Pass-through; HDCP 2.2
Equipped with 5 HDMI inputs, the AVR-X520BT features support for 4K Ultra HD full frame rate 60 Hz pass-through on 3 inputs along with 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling pass-through, along with 3D compatibility on all HDMI inputs. It’s also equipped with HDCP 2.2 signal handling, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.

Easy To Setup, Easy To Use
With our exclusive Setup Assistant along with the Quick Start Guide, you can connect and configure your home theater system quickly and easily. The AVR-X520BT comes with a setup measuring microphone that adjusts critical system parameters for your speaker system and listening space.

Unique Bluetooth App
Download the 500 Series Denon Remote app and control your AVR-X520BT from your Bluetooth device. Functions include On/Off, Volume Up/Down, Mute and Source Selection. The app is available now in an Android version, and will soon be offered in an iOS version.

Easy To Use Quick Select Functions
Featuring a clean front panel design, the AVR-X520BT comes equipped with 4 Quick Select function buttons that let you choose from your most popular input sources, and the ergonomically designed remote also includes Quick Select buttons. With Quick Select, the AVR-X520BT remembers your preferred sources as well as your preferred audio settings for each source so you can enjoy precisely tailored sound with each one. The buttons can also be selected through the Bluetooth App.

Discrete Power Output Stage
All 5 power amplifier stages feature true Class AB amplification, and are configured with discrete high current power transistors that can easily drive lower impedance 6 ohm speakers, and each channel is rated at a maximum of 130 watts of power.

USB Connectivity
In addition to numerous analogue and digital A/V connectors, the AVR-X520BT features a convenient USB port on the front panel that’s compatible with portable USB devices, and can play back a wide range of audio file types including MP3, WMA, FLAC and MPEG-4/AAC tracks.

27 Comments

Looks like a great budget receiver.

Great job of posting all that detail OP!

Why do Curry's/John Lewis shun these chinese brands? They only seem to find place in run down shops like Richer Sounds.

I was tempted by this at £200, now £50 less I may have to have to pop into my local Richer Sounds and have a look. My current Onkyo only has 4 HDMI (I have 5 devices) and no Bluetooth, but then I would also need a new Sub as my current is passive and this would require an active. Oh decisions, decisions
Edited by: "Pepp77" 17th Jul 2015

tempt

Why do Curry's/John Lewis shun these chinese brands? They only seem to … Why do Curry's/John Lewis shun these chinese brands? They only seem to find place in run down shops like Richer Sounds.


And the brands from Japan!

At work but a quick Google doesn't return any reviews??

tempt

Why do Curry's/John Lewis shun these chinese brands? They only seem to … Why do Curry's/John Lewis shun these chinese brands? They only seem to find place in run down shops like Richer Sounds.


Yup run down shops like richer sounds who seem to win consumer awards ertonline.co.uk/ERT…htm

cheeky_chops

At work but a quick Google doesn't return any reviews??



Fairly new model and not widely available in the UK by the looks of things. Perhaps they're worried it will cannibalise sales of more premium offerings?

I read/translated a German review earlier and they wrote very favourably about it: areadvd.de/tes…th/

Is there no what hifi review? Heat for this price anyway

I bought last years model of this. Great little amp. Even on the budget end, Denon always seem to provide quality sound - warm without being muddy.

Looks like a good budget amp maybe as a 1st av amp or in a 2nd room? I'm not sure I'd have it as my main machine though as it only spring clip terminals and there's no component in either? Other than that the spec is very good for the money!

MBeeching

Looks like a great budget receiver.


Denon is not budget, it's quality. RIcher Sounds do sell budget receivers though like Onkyo or Bush.

tempt

Why do Curry's/John Lewis shun these chinese brands? They only seem to … Why do Curry's/John Lewis shun these chinese brands? They only seem to find place in run down shops like Richer Sounds.



Aye .... very good!

Does anyone know if it would be possible to drive a simple 2.1 setup, or even a 2 bookshelf speakers with this or similar? I'm tempted, but I won't be able to afford a new set of speakers for a while.

Original Poster

ConfusedCheese

Does anyone know if it would be possible to drive a simple 2.1 setup, or … Does anyone know if it would be possible to drive a simple 2.1 setup, or even a 2 bookshelf speakers with this or similar? I'm tempted, but I won't be able to afford a new set of speakers for a while.



Yes !

ConfusedCheese

Does anyone know if it would be possible to drive a simple 2.1 setup, or … Does anyone know if it would be possible to drive a simple 2.1 setup, or even a 2 bookshelf speakers with this or similar? I'm tempted, but I won't be able to afford a new set of speakers for a while.



Yes it will run, but if you wanted to get an improvement without a huge outlay, check Gumtree. I find plenty of speakers locally for little money, just it can be hit and miss on how much detail they put up so you can check the speakers are actually reasonable quality.

DudleyGuy

Denon is not budget, it's quality. RIcher Sounds do sell budget receivers … Denon is not budget, it's quality. RIcher Sounds do sell budget receivers though like Onkyo or Bush.



No I agree, nothing wrong with Denon. It's a great budget receiver with incredible specs for the price. Shame about the spring clip terminals. I would be sorely tempted to buy one if it was available at this price online!


Edited by: "MBeeching" 17th Jul 2015

Thanks for the replies. Just checked and the closest store to me is in brum city centre which is miles away. Never mind

Stunning spec\price not even considering its Demon so should be 1000 degrees already. Dam hot deals always find stuff I want when there's not enough dollar in the bank.... Grrr

McHotpoon

Dam hot deals always find stuff I want when there's not enough dollar in … Dam hot deals always find stuff I want when there's not enough dollar in the bank.... Grrr



Good job this deal is in pounds then.

no phono stage, shame would have bought one if it had one.

And I just shelled out £200 on a Sony strdh750 just a week ago, if I had just been patient I could have saved £50 on this pretty much equivalent amp.

Heat!

ConfusedCheese

Does anyone know if it would be possible to drive a simple 2.1 setup, or … Does anyone know if it would be possible to drive a simple 2.1 setup, or even a 2 bookshelf speakers with this or similar? I'm tempted, but I won't be able to afford a new set of speakers for a while.



Yes definitely, I've got my received running a pair of floorstands atm, till my budget can accomadate a full speaker overhaul.

It's a good investment, definately futureproof

4.4.4 sub sampling doesn't sound like much sampling to me, does anyone know what it means ?

No phono?

Now £179
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