AVR-X520BT

5x 130W 4K Ultra HD A/V Receiver with Bluetooth

Features - AVR-X520BT

POWERFUL 5.2 AV RECEIVER WITH WIRELESS BLUETOOTH® STREAMING AND HDCP 2.2-CAPABLE, 4K ULTRA HD/60HZ VIDEO PASS-THROUGH

Overview

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.

Specs - AVR-X520BT

Multichannel Surround

DTS HD Master / DTS:X o / -

DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X - / -

Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos o / -

Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround o / -

Auro 3D -

Multichannel Stereo o

Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 5.1

Sound Enhancements

Mono Block Power Amp Construction -

Discrete Power Amplifier 5

D.D.S.C. HD Digital -

Copper plated chassis -

Pure Direct -

High Grade Audio Components -

Gold Plated RCA Terminals -

Clock Jitter Reducer -

Alpha Processing -

Denon Link HD -

Audyssey -

Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume - / -

Audyssey LFC -

Audyssey APP support -

Compressed Audio Restorer o

Network

HEOS Multiroom and Streaming -

Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC - / - / -

Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV - / - / -

Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24 - / - / -

DSD Audio Streaming -

FLAC HD 192/24 -

WAV 192/24 -

ALAC 192/24 -

Gapless Playback -

AirPlay Audio Streaming -

Internet Radio -

Spotify Connect* / Tidal* / Deezer* / others * - / - / - / -

Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Android / iOS

Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android / iOS

Ethernet Ports -

Wi-Fi -

Bluetooth o

HDMI

HDMI Inputs: Back / Front 5 / -

HDCP 2.2 support o

HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone 1 / -

Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI -

Analog to HDMI Scaling -

HDMI to HDMI Scaling -

GUI Overlay on HDMI o

HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC o / o / - / -

Enhanced ARC -

Dolby Vision / HLG -

4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay o / - / -

HDMI pass-though in standby mode o

Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction - / -

CEC -

DSD Audio Capability -

Audio Return Channel -

Auto LipSync -

Multiroom / CI

HEOS Multiroom integrated -

TV Sound grouping -

Multi-Room Zones -

Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog - / - / - / -

Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout - / -

Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source -

IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control - / - / - / -

Remote In / Out - / -

DC Trigger Output -

Others

Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone yes

FL Display 1 line

Graphic User Interface - GUI GUI

ISF Certification -

GUI Languages 3

Setup Assistant o

Quick Select Plus / Quick Select - / o

Firmware Update by Network / USB - / o

Variable Cross Over o

Optimized Bass Redirection -

Bass Sync -

ECO Mode o

Auto Power Off o

Sleep Timer o

Inputs/Outputs

Composite In / Out 2 / 1

Component In / Out - / -

HDMI In / Out 5+0 / 1

Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI - / -

Analogue In / Out 2 / -

Phono (MM) In -

Digital In: Optical / Coaxial 2 / 0

Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital - / -

Multichannel Preout o (0.2) / -

Subwoofer Out 2

7.1 Multichannel Input -

Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw - / -

Number of Speaker Terminals 5

Speaker A/B / Bi-amp Drive / Multi-Room Speaker -

Speaker A / B -

Bi-amp Drive -

Multi-Room Speaker Terminal -

Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB - / - / - / - / o

USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone o / o(for Bluetooth) / o(for Bluetooth)

FM Tuner with RDS o

Specifications

Number of Poweramps 5

Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive) -

Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 90 W

Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive) 130 W

Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) 70 W

General

Metal Front Panel -

Available Colours: Black / Premium Silver o / -

System Remote Control RC-1196

Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display - / - / -

Power Consumption in W 330

Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W -

Standby Consumption in W 0.3

CEC Standby Consumption in W -

Network Control On Consumption in W -

Maximum Dimensions
Antenna:Horizontal: (W x D x H) in mm
Antenna:Vertical: (W x D x H) in mm
W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in mm
434 × 319 × 151
-
-

Weight in kg 7.5

Network Standby Consumption in W -

Downloads - AVR-X520BT

pdf file
Online Manual
pdf file
AVR-X520BT Product Information Sheet

1.38 MB
01/04/2017

pdf file
AVR-X520BT Quick Start Guide

0.98 MB
06/15/2015

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Comparison - AVR-X520BT

Model
AVR-X520BT
Multichannel Surround
DTS HD Master / DTS:X
o / -
o / -
o / -
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X
- / -
- / -
- / -
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos
o / -
o / -
o / -
Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround
-
-
-
Auro 3D
-
-
-
Multichannel Stereo
o
o
o
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels
5.1
11.2
7.1
Sound Enhancements
Mono Block Power Amp Construction
-
o (L/R separated)
-
Discrete Power Amplifier
5
o
o
D.D.S.C. HD Digital
-
o (32 bit)
-
Copper plated chassis
-
-
-
Pure Direct
-
o
-
High Grade Audio Components
-
o
-
Gold Plated RCA Terminals
-
o
-
Clock Jitter Reducer
-
o
-
Alpha Processing
-
AL32 Processing Multichannel
-
Denon Link HD
-
o
-
Audyssey
-
MultEQ XT32 (PRO)
MultEQ XT
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume
- / -
o / o
o / o
Audyssey LFC
-
o
-
Audyssey APP support
-
-
-
Compressed Audio Restorer
o
o
o
Network
HEOS Multiroom and Streaming
-
-
-
DLNA Certified
-
o (v1.5)
o (v1.5)
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC
- / - / -
o / o / o
o / o / o
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV
- / - / -
o / o / o
o / o / o
DSD Audio Streaming
-
o
o
FLAC HD 192/24
-
o
o
WAV 192/24
-
o
o
ALAC 96/24
-
o
o
Gapless Playback
-
o (FLAC, WAV)
o (FLAC, WAV)
Photo Streaming (JPEG)
-
o
o
AirPlay Audio Streaming
-
o
o
Windows PlayTo / Windows8 Certified
-
o / -
o / o
Internet Radio (vTuner)
-
o
o
Spotify*
-
o
o (connect)
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones
Android / iOS
Android / iOS
Android / iOS
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets
Android / iOS
Android / iOS
-
Ethernet Ports
-
4
o
Wi-Fi
-
-
o
Bluetooth
o
-
o
Network Audio Streaming
-
-
-
Internet Radio
-
-
-
Spotify Connect* / Tidal* / Deezer* / others *
- / - / - / -
-
-
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24
- / - / -
-
-
ALAC 192/24
-
-
-
HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front
5 / -
6 / 1
5 / 1
HDCP 2.2 support
o
-
-
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone
1 / -
2 / 1
1 / -
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI
-
o
-
Analog to HDMI Scaling
-
up to 4K
-
HDMI to HDMI Scaling
-
up to 4K
-
GUI Overlay on HDMI
o
o
o
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay
o / - / -
o / o / o
o / - / -
HDMI pass-though in standby mode
o
o
o
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction
- / -
o / o
- / -
CEC
-
o
o
DSD Audio Capability
-
o
-
Audio Return Channel
-
o
o
Auto LipSync
-
o
o
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC
o / o / - / -
-
-
Enhanced ARC
-
-
-
Dolby Vision / HLG
-
-
-
Multiroom / CI
Multi-Room Zones
-
4
2
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog
- / - / - / -
- / - / o / o
- / - / o / o
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout
- / -
o / o
o / -
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source
-
o
-
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control
- / - / - / -
o / o / o / o
o / - / o / o
Remote In / Out
- / -
o / o
- / -
IR Flasher In
-
-
-
DC Trigger Output
-
2
-
HEOS Multiroom integrated
-
-
-
TV Sound grouping
-
-
-
Others
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone
yes
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 + PRO
Audyssey MultEQ XT
FL Display
1 line
2 lines
1 line
Graphic User Interface - GUI
GUI
Advanced
Hybrid GUI
ISF Certification
-
-
-
GUI Languages
3
9
9
Setup Assistant
o
o
o
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select
- / o
- / o
o / -
Smart Select
-
-
-
Firmware Update by Network / USB
- / o
o / o
o / o
Variable Cross Over
o
o
o
Optimized Bass Redirection
-
o
o
Bass Sync
-
o
-
ECO Mode
o
-
o
Auto Power Off
o
o
o
Sleep Timer
o
o
o
Inputs/Outputs
Composite In / Out
2 / 1
3+1 / 2
2 / 1
Component In / Out
- / -
3 / 1
- / -
HDMI In / Out
5+0 / 1
6+1 / 3
5+1 / 1
Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI
- / -
o / o
- / -
Analogue In / Out
2 / -
6+1 / 1
2 / -
Phono (MM) In
-
o
-
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial
2 / 0
2 / 2
2 / 0
Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital
- / -
2 / -
- / -
Multichannel Preout
o (0.2) / -
o (11.2) / -
o (0.2) / -
Subwoofer Out
2
2 (independent)
2
7.1 Multichannel Input
-
o
-
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw
- / -
o / -
- / o
Number of Speaker Terminals
5
11
7
Speaker A/B / Bi-amp Drive / Multi-Room Speaker
-
assignable
assignable
Speaker A / B
-
assignable
assignable
Bi-amp Drive
-
assignable
assignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal
-
assignable
assignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB
- / - / - / - / o
o / o / - / o / o
- / - / - / o / o
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone
o / o(for Bluetooth) / o(for Bluetooth)
o / o / o
o / o / o
FM Tuner with RDS
o
o
o
Specifications
Number of Poweramps
5
9
7
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)
70 W
-
-
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)
-
150 W
-
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)
90 W
190 W
120 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive)
130 W
210 W
145 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)
-
-
-
General
Available Colours: Gold / Silver / Black / Silver-Gold
-
-
-
Available Colours: Black / Premium Silver
o / -
o / o
o / -
Metal Front Panel
-
o
-
System Remote Control
RC-1196
RC-1165
RC-1189
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display
- / - / -
o / o / o
- / - / -
Power Consumption in W
330
780
430
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W
-
-
30 W / 45 W
Standby Consumption in W
0.3
0.1
0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W
-
0.5
0.5
Network Standby Consumption in W
-
5.1
2.7
Maximum Dimensions
Antenna:Horizontal: (W x D x H) in mm
Antenna:Vertical: (W x D x H) in mm
W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in mm
434 × 319 × 151
-
-
434 x 423 x 195
-
-
434× 339 × 151
( 434 x 339 x 215)
-
Weight in kg
7.5
16.5
8.6
Network Controll On Standby Consumption in W
-
-
-
Network Control On Consumption in W
-
-
-

Technology - AVR-X520BT

  • 5-channel equal power output

    5 channel equal power is a feature used in Denon Amplifiers with the means of connecting 5 speakers independantly which do not require separate power amps connected via the pre-outs. This compliments the sound formats from Dolby and DTS that support 5.1 surround. The amplifier has built in separate internal amplifiers to power each channel independently, this system ensures that the 5 major channels Front Left, Front Right, Center, Surround Left, Surround right. Thus allowing you to enjoy the same high power output, giving a balanced and truly high-impact surround-sound environment.

  • Dolby Digital-Decoder

    Dolby Digital is the multi-channel digital signal format developed by Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Digital consists of up to "5.1" channels - front left, front right, center, surround left, surround right and an additional channel exclusively reserved for additional deep bass sound effects (the Low Frequency Effects - LFE - channel, also called the ".1" channel, containing bass frequencies of up to 120Hz).

    Unlike the analog Dolby Pro Logic format, Dolby Digital's main channels can all contain full range sound information, from the lowest bass, up to the highest frequencies - 22kHz. The signals within each channel are distinct from the others, allowing pinpoint sound imaging and Dolby Digital offers tremendous dynamic range from the most powerful sound effects to the quietest, softest sounds, free from noise and distortion.

  • Dolby TrueHD

    Dolby TrueHD is a completely loss-free Audio-Codec for high resolution audio for up to 8 channels Supporting 24-Bit and sampling rates up to 192 kHz. It requires specific Dolby HD decoders. Since the resulting signal is bit-to-bit to the master you can achieve the ultimate in audio quality.

  • DTS-Decoder

    A data compression method developed by Digital Threater Systems that takes six channels of audio (5.1) and folds them into a single digital bitstream. This differs from Dolby Digital in that the data rate is a somewhat higher 1.4 Mbs, which represents a compression ratio of about 4 to 1.In order to take advantage of this DVD feature, a DTS decoder is required. DTS decoders are installed internally in Denon players and A/V recievers.

  • DTS Neo:6 Cinema & DTS-Neo:6 Music

    This mode decodes 2-channel signals into 6-channel signals using high accuracy digital matrix technology. The DTS NEO:6 decoder has near discrete properties in the frequency characteristics of the channels as well as in channel separation.

    According to the signals being played back, DTS NEO:6 Cinema mode optimized for playback or the DTS NEO:6 Music mode optimized for music playback.

  • DTS-HD

    DTS-HD (High Definition) is a progression of DTS for high performance audio supporting upto 8 channels with a resolution of 24-Bit and sampling of upto 192 kHz. The differences between the formats is as follows:

    DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
    This format works like DTS however it uses a more effective compression algorithm, offering greater compression, the result is an audio signal almost bit for bit to the master while requiring a smaller amount of data.

    DTS-HD Master Audio
    This format is completely lossless with only minimal compression. The resulting audio signal is bit-for-bit to the master giving you the optimum in audio quality.

    A/V-Receivers with this logo can decode both formats, BD- or HD-DVD-Players with this logo can either decode or output the DTS-HD signal via HDMI.

  • Cinema Equalizer

    The sound from movie sources recorded in Dolby Digital, DTS, or other formats emphasizes high-frequency range due to a theater’s front speakers being placed behind the movie screen. If this sound is reproduced in the home theater without correction, the high-frequency range is too strong. Denon amplifiers feature a Cinema Equalizer to correct these high-frequency components so that the sound is clearer and easier to listen to. (For Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and DTS surround modes.)

  • Virtual-Surround

    This feature allows a sensational surround 3D soundfield to be created using just one pair of speakers. The Denon amplifiers Virtual Surround mode provides a dramatic psychoacoustic surround sound effect, using two speakers with Dolby Digital 5.1 encoded sources.

  • Radio Data System

    Radio Data System for VHF/FM broadcasting.

    The developers aimed at making radio receivers very user-friendly. Listeners should be able to see the programme service name (PS) on an eight character alpha-numerical display and the transmitter frequency information, as displayed on non-RDS radios, is then only used in the background by an RDS radio. The tuner is able to choose the transmitter frequency, among a number of alternatives, that gives the best quality reception.

    Travel information with RDS is currently possible using the Travel Programme (TP) and Travel Announcement (TA) flags.

    Once a radio is tuned to a programme service broadcast within a network, using the RDS feature Enhanced Other Networks (EON), additional data about other programmes from the same broadcaster will be received. This enables the listener, according to their choice, to have the radio operating in an automatic switch-mode for travel information or a preferred Programme Type (PTY, e.g. News).

    Another feature of RDS is accurate Clock-Time, displaying the time/date when selected.

  • Radio Text

    RDS tuners with Radiotext can receive short messages which might include information about the presenter, station or programme you are listening to. For example, BBC Radio 1's RadioTEXT usually gives information about the presenter and programme, whereas Classic FM gives information which includes a web address for the station. The information will scroll across the display on a home tuner.

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