Introducing the powerful sounding, feature-packed entry-level AV receivers AVR-X550BT / AVR-X250BT.

May 07, 2018

Introducing a pair of exceptional entry-level AV receivers at an incredibly competitive price point.

Delivering the company's revered, class-leading audio capability alongside a whole host of advanced features, but without breaking the bank, the AVR-X550BT and AVR-X250BT are the perfect first step for home cinema starters.

The AVR-X550BT includes full 4K compatibility, Dolby Vision, HDR (High Dynamic Range), HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), ARC (Audio Return Channel) and Bluetooth wireless audio streaming amongst a whole host of other wonderful features. It pumps all this techno wizardry down a single HDMI cable to your TV.

Despite this intimidating list of acronyms and technologies that future-proof the model, it is impressively simple to install, set up and operate. This comes via Denon's class-leading guided Setup Assistant and Graphical User Interface. Additionally, the AVR-X550BT comes with a microphone that allows the user to calibrate the model to individual listening rooms for best audio performance. Moreover, the dedicated 500 Series app lets you control the AVR-X550BT from your phone.

The design's 130W output, driven by high current discrete power amplifiers on each of its five channels, means the model has more than enough power to deliver all your home cinema thrills and spills. Meanwhile its on-board Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding offers blockbusting sound from high resolution audio formats. As a 5.2 design it can also handle two subwoofers, for those that require even more low frequency power.

If you prefer to listen to some songs stored on your smartphone simply employ the AVR's Bluetooth capability that can remember up to eight devices so the whole family can listen to their favourite tracks. Completing the package are five HDMI inputs, so you can hook up every device imaginable.

Its younger sibling, the AVR-X250BT, comes with a reduced feature set for an even more attractive price.

AVR-X250BT Key Features
5.1 channel AV Receiver with 130W per channel
  • Enough power to fill your room with unique Denon sound4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, HDR, HLG, ARC and
  • Future-proof standards and convenient one-cable HDMI connection to TV 5 HDMI inputs with full HDCP 2.2 support (on 3 inputs) 
  • Plenty of inputs for your Blu-ray Player, game console and more Bluetooth Music Streaming 
  • Conveniently play songs directly from your smartphone or tablet Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio 
  • Blockbusting sound with high resolution audio formats Setup Assistant 
  • Hassle-free installation and setup Intelligent ECO mode 
  • Energy-conscious without compromising on performance

Additional AVR-X550BT Key Features
5.2 channel AV Receiver with 130W per channel
Two subwoofer outputs Auto speaker calibration by microphone 
Perfect equalization for your individual room MP3, WMA, FLAC and MPEG-4/AAC tracks via Front USB
Support for all common music file formats Dolby Vision 
Enhanced video experienced from Dolby Vision coded content
Denon 500 Series Remote App 
Convenient operation via a smartphone