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Denon AVR-S500BT

Denon AVR-S500BT
alaScore 86

310 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews of Denon AVR-S500BT. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Denon AVR-S500BT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 user reviews of Denon AVR-S500BT from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

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This summary is based on the products: Denon AVR-S500BT 5.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver with BluetoothDenon AVR-S500BT 5.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver with Bluetooth

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Denon AVR-S500BT review


How much are you looking to spend to upgrade your TV sound? If you say $300 to $400 then your money is probably best spent on a sound bar, but if you're spending a little more--about $500 or so--then a receiver and inexpensive 5.1 speaker set is...

The Denon AVR-S500BT is an economical AV receiver with solid sound quality. The included Bluetooth capability is unusual at this price, and the five HDMI inputs with 4K compatibility offer some degree of future proofing. Quick-select buttons take the...

Better sound can be had for $100 more; no HDMI ARC means connecting an optical cable to your TVs for smart TV sound; utilizes speaker clips inside of binding posts.

While the AVR-S500BT is one of Denon's least expensive receivers, its features lineup is surprisingly generous, and movie and music sound quality is up to snuff for the price.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (

Speaker terminals are joke


The connectors for speakers are incredibly flimsy and tinny. I could barely get my speaker wires into them, and there is no option for plug in connectors. The remote looks like it was made from Radio Shack parts. I have zero confidence in this receiver...

Basic amp with HDMI 2.2

Try connecting Monster cables to the receiver

Mar, 2015

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Great receiver at an affordable price - Bluetooth too!


Excellent entry level receiver. Nice remote with all of the critical functions. Bluetooth connectivity works great. Connections are clearly labelled. Has enough power to handle my two front bookshelf speakers and a large powered subwoofer (but, to be...

Nice remote with all of the critical functions, Bluetooth connectivity works great, Easy setup, great sounding, flexible inputs.

You will end up with a remote salad.

Dec, 2014