USB & Tuner Functions
Bluetooth + Remote Control
Discrete Amplification: The Denon
AVR-S530BT AV receiver features a powerful Class AB power amplifier section
equipped with discrete high current power transistors. This discrete amplifier
design delivers optimum realism and stunning dynamic range. By using high
current, high power discrete power devices, the amplifier is able to easily
drive high quality speakers. The AV receiver's five channel Class AB
amplifier is rated at 70-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.08% THD,
driving 2 channels).
Compatible Digital Audio Formats: The AV receiver supports
the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI jacks
and optical/coax digital inputs.
| Digital Audio Connector ||Audio
Signal Type || Audio Signal Format |
| HDMI ||2Ch Linear PCM ||2ch, 32-192kHz,
|Multichannel Linear PCM ||8ch, 32-192kHz,
DTS 96/24 |
|High Definition Audio Bitstream ||
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Express |
| Optical/Coaxial ||2Ch Linear PCM ||2ch, 32-96kHz,
|Multichannel Linear PCM ||6ch, 32-96Hz,
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX,
DTS 96/24 |
Note: Even though the AV receiver
will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch
surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.
Post Decoding Formats: The Denon AV receiver supports Dolby
Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie/Music/Game), and
DTS Neo: 6 (Music/Cinema) to enhance 2-channel and multichannel
decoding formats. The receiver offers the additional Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS
NEO:6 audio adjustments.
- Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the
following parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes:
Panorama (sends stereo signals to
the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound
effect), Dimension (adjusts the
soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room), and
Center Width (moves the center
channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front
left and right speakers).
- Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts
the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to
make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.
Auto Room EQ: During the auto
speaker setup process (known as "Auto Room EQ"), the included measuring microphone determines the right
combination of optimum settings for the receiver to deliver the best possible
sound quality from your particular speaker system and room. You can also
choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker settings.
Other Listening Modes: You can also choose from the one of
the following Listening Modes.
- Stereo Playback: Sound is output from the front left
and right speakers, as well as the powered subwoofer. If multichannel
signals are input, they are mixed down to 2-channel audio. The tone settings
can be adjusted.
- Virtual Surround: Enjoy surround effects using only the
front speakers or set of headphones.
- Multichannel Stereo: Left and right stereo channels are
distributed to all the speakers so that stereo sound can be heard from all
directions at any listening position.
- Direct Mode: The Denon AVR-S530BT offers a Direct
Listening Mode which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher
sound quality performance. Direct Mode provides playback of 2ch or
Multichannel audio in its original form, without any surround or tone
Audio Enhancements: The Denon AVR-S530BT receiver provides
various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every
- Bass & Treble: You can independently adjust the
system's overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6 dB.
- Restorer: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA
(Windows Media Audio), and MPEG-4 AAC reduce the amount of data by
eliminating signal components that are hard for the human ear to hear. The
Restorer function generates the signals eliminated upon compression,
restoring the sound to conditions near those of the original sound before
compression. It also corrects the sense of volume of the bass to obtain
richer sound with compressed audio signals.
- Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture
soundtracks have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft
and very loud sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum
sound level is lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to
hear all of the sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC
works when playing program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
- Night Mode: The Night Mode optimizes sound for late
night listening. This function can be set to Low, Mid, High, or Off.
- Audio Delay: If needed, the audio signal can be
manually delayed to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.
Volume Settings: The AVR-S530BT offers the following volume
- Volume Scale: You can choose to display an Absolute
volume scale (0-98) or Relative volume scale (-79.5 to 18dB).
- Volume Limit: You can set a maximum volume level of 0,
-10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume output.
- Power On Level: You can define the volume setting that
is active when the power is turned on (0, 1-98, -79 to +18dB, or Last)
- Mute Level: You can set the amount of attenuation for
the audio muting circuit; -40dB or -20dB below current volume, or full mute
(sound turned off entirely).
- Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level
of the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if
there are differences in the input volume levels between different sources.
You can correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
Audio Outputs: The Denon AVR-S530BT AV receiver features
spring-clip speaker terminals, dual sub outputs, and a front-panel
- Spring-Clip Speaker Terminals: The receiver has
spring-clip terminals for all speaker connections. The spring-clip terminals
can accept bare wire and pin connectors. The receiver will accept speaker
impedances of 6 to 16-ohm.
- Dual Sub Outputs: For compatibility with dual subwoofer
home theater systems, the AVR-S530BT features two non-discrete subwoofer
outputs. With dual subwoofers, which can be placed in different parts of the
room, you'll benefit from response averaging, which helps provide smoother
and more detailed deep bass, compared to a conventional single subwoofer
speaker system. The same signal is output from each sub output.
- Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the
full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically
HDMI 2.0a: Featuring five HDMI inputs and one HDMI output,
the AVR-S530BT incorporates an advanced video section that features the latest
HDMI 2.0a specification, including support for 4K/60 Hz Ultra-HD video, BT.2020
Wide Color Gamut, High Dynamic Range (HDR), & 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, along with support for 3D content. The AVR-S530BT also
features HDCP 2.2 compatibility, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected
- 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: The AVR-S530BT's HDMI 3-4-5
inputs and monitor output support up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video
@ 60 frames per second. It will also
pass a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signals via HDMI. HDMI 1-2
inputs do not support 4K.
- HDCP 2.2: The HDMI 3-4-5 inputs and monitor output of
the Denon AV receiver support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest
copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. HDMI 1-2 inputs are
not HDCP 2.2 compliant.
- 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: HDMI 3-4-5 inputs and the HDMI
monitor output support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color
subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance
(brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in
an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image
with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
- HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR provides enhanced picture
quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and
bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of
luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased
contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and
shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.
- Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard
delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total
visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as
the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only
35% of the total visual color spectrum.
Other HDMI Features: The Denon AVR-S530BT AV receiver's HDMI
connectivity also offers 3D video pass-through, ARC (Audio Return Channel), Deep
Color & x.v.Color support, as well as an auto LipSync function.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the
AVR-S530BT's HDMI monitor output allows audio to be sent from your
compatible HDTV to the receiver through the same HDMI cable already being
used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for
extra cables connected to your television.
- 3D Ready: The AVR-S530BT AV receiver supports 3D video
pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games
and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be
connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D
- Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver
supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color
range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike,
- LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio
and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the
LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver
automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-200ms) if the TV supports an
automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up
to 200ms to synchronize it with the video image.
HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When the AV receiver is in
"Standby" mode and the HDMI Standby
Pass-Through function is enabled, both audio/video streams from the receivers
HDMI input will be output to your television, via the AV receiver's HDMI monitor
output. Once the receiver is turned "On", only video will pass through the
monitor output to your TV and the audio is directed to the receiver's speaker
- HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input for which the
HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled.
- Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on
the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the
- Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is
Composite Video Inputs/Output: The receiver features two
composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output. You must connect
the receiver to your TV via composite video to view incoming video from the
receiver's composite inputs (there is no HDMI upconversion). There are no component video inputs or
Video Select Function: This receiver can display video from
a different source on your connected TV during audio playback from Tuner, USB,
USB & Tuner Functions
Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a
front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files
from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as a digital audio player or USB thumbdrive. Compatible
USB storage devices must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 99
folders/999 files. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and
remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory
device. Song/artist information will display on your HDMI-connected TV and the
receivers front-panel display. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged
when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.
Compatible Audio Formats ||Sampling
Frequencies ||Bit rate ||
Media Audio) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||48-192 kbps ||.wma |
Audio Layer-3) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||32-320 kbps ||.mp3 |
|WAV ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||N/A ||.wav |
| MPEG-4 AAC || 32/44.1/48 kHz || 48-320 kbps || .aac/.m4a |
Lossless Audio Codec) ||
32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz ||N/A ||.flac |
Note: The receiver's USB port is not compatible with
Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones & tablets
AM/FM Tuner: The Denon AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your presets
Bluetooth + Remote Control
Built-in Bluetooth: The Denon AVR-S530BT features built-in
Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) with a 32' wireless range for music streaming (A2DP 1.2)
and control (AVRCP 1.5). You'll be able to wirelessly connect to Apple
iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphones/tablets, Windows Phone/PC, Mac
computers/laptops and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Up to eight
Bluetooth devices can be remembered by the AVR-S530BT, so family members as well
as friends can enjoy their favorite tracks (only one device can be used at a
- Wireless Music Streaming: You'll be able to wirelessly stream
stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone/tablet,
computer/laptop and more to the Denon receiver. In addition to support for
the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the AVR-S530BT offers support of
AAC. By supporting AAC, the Denon receiver offers better audio performance
of the music streamed from your Apple iPod/iPhone/Pad.
- Wireless Music Control: You will also be able to control basic
playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote
control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your
Bluetooth-enable device. There is no song/artist information display on the
receiver or connected TV. Continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to
view song/artist info.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Denon AV receiver.
Bluetooth Remote App: Download the
500 Series Denon Remote app and control your AVR-S530BT from your
Android OS 4.0+ or
8.0+ device. Functions include:
- Power on/off, Volume up/down, & Mute on/off
- Input selection & Sound mode selection
- Tuner control (including Band selection, Tune up/down, & Preset up/down)
- Music Player for internal music files of your Android or Apple iOS
- Browse & playback control for a connected USB mass storage class device
IR Remote: The Denon AVR-S520BT comes with an IR remote for
wireless operation of the AV receiver. The AVR-S520BT's can also be used to
control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which support
HDMI-CEC: When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or
Blu-ray player compatible with the HDMI-CEC control function, you can perform
the operations from the AVR-S520BT's remote control; Power off, Switching of
audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and
OSD w/ Setup Assistant (via HDMI):
With Denon's on-screen menu and setup assistant, you can connect, configure, and
use your home theater system with ease. The OSD and setup assistant features
clear on-screen graphics and text that optimizes critical system settings for
your particular home theater setup. The on-screen menu and setup
assistant can be output to your TV via HDMI only. If you connect the receiver to
your television via only composite video, you will need to use the AV receiver's
front-panel display for menu and source adjustments.
Note: The video being played will not appear in the background of the
menu when the menu is operated during playback of 4K or 3D video, or if
the video aspect ratio is not 16:9 or 4:3.
Quick Select: On the AVR-S530BT's
front-panel and remote, you'll find four Quick Select buttons that let you quickly choose
from the most popular input sources. With Quick Select, the AVR-S530BT
remembers not only your preferred inputs but also your preferred audio settings,
so you can enjoy precisely tailored sound with each one.
Timers: The Denon AV receiver features a programmable Sleep
Timer and Auto Standby function.
- Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically
set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed;
set the sleep timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
- Auto Standby: The unit enters standby mode
automatically when no commands are sent to the unit for the set time
(15/30/60 minutes). Before it enters the standby mode, "Auto Standby" is
displayed on the front-panel display of this unit and the on-screen menu.
ECO Mode: This receiver is equipped with an ECO Mode function that
allows you to enjoy music and movies while reducing the power consumption during
use, Eco mode adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level
selected to reduce power consumption.
Personal Memory Plus: For each input, the receiver
automatically memorizes the settings for input mode, surround mode, HDMI output
mode, audio delay, etc. When the input source is switched, the settings last
used for that source are automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone
control settings, and playback levels for the different output channels are
memorized for each surround mode.