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Pro More options with dual subwoofers
Dual subwoofers can offer more choices for fine-tuning your system. It provides an optimal sound at multiple different listening positions and give the user options for different subwoofer placements.
Pro Easy to set up
Is quite easy to set up, even if it’s your first receiver. By following the instructions it will help you connect all the required parts to make it usable.
Pro Has enough HDMI inputs
In total it has 5 HDMI inputs, which is reasonable for the price. Three of those are HDCP 2.2 compatible to future proof your home theater.
Pro Can create shortcuts for your favorite settings
Can use four quick select buttons to switch to your most used sources and audio settings. It greatly simplifies the experience by bypassing multiple selection screens to arrive to your favorite settings.
Pro Creates an optimal sound through calibration
Offers a way of calibrating its settings specifically for your setup. It only lasts a couple of minutes and adjusts them to your room and speakers.
Pro Different options for music playback
A USB port, which is located at the front, is a convenient way of listening to your music. Also, Bluetooth connectivity with A2DP profile is available, to support streaming of music from other devices through Bluetooth.
Pro Another source of control
A dedicated control app is available on Google Play and the App store. The functions of Denon 500 Series Remote include on/off switch, volume up/down or mute and source selection.
Con No internet connection
The lack of Wi-Fi and Ethernet cable is a notable drawback if you tend to listen to your music using any of the streaming services.
Con An extra cable is needed to receive sound from TV
The lack of Audio Return Channel (ARC) means that you’ll need an optical cable to connect your TV’s audio channel back into the receiver. Without it you will receive no sound from the TV.
Con Employs lower quality connectors
Spring clips are being used to connect the speakers. The whole system is too delicate and can eventually lead to wire fraying. This also means that banana plugs are not available for use.