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Denon AVR-S570BT Review

Even though I have built a taste for using more expensive and powerful receiver models through the years, I still have a lot of enthusiasm to work with entry-level products. Every year, manufacturers manage to bring something new into their product lines, and that’s why working on the Denon AVR-S570BT review became a fascinating journey for me.

Features and specs

Denon AVR-S570BT features

From the design side, this is a typical black box, almost 17lb and 17.1W × 13D × 6H, so nothing special. It offers 5 channels at 70W with 8 ohm speakers. THD 0.08% ensures clear, distortion-free sound even at high volume levels. In fact, it shares the THD with more advanced models. The power isn’t that big (70 W, 8 ohms, 20-20 kHz, 2 channels), but on the bright side, it won’t make your ears bleed if you forget that you have cranked it to maximum. By the way, during my testing, the receiver kept good sound clarity even when I raised the volume to see how it performed when maxed.

The receiver comes with 4 HDMI 2.1 inputs and a single output. The ports support HDCP 2.3, but the 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz make it shine. Yep. This little budget babe supports native 8K content. Also, you can find the HDR technologies family: HDR, HLG, Dolby Vision, Dynamic HDR, and even the HDR10+ technology.

Denon AVR-S570BT specifications

As for multichannel surround sound, this model supports rather old DTS HD Master and Dolby TrueHD formats. Do not be upset that there is no Dolby Atmos or DTS:X; after all, we are talking about a budget model.

Of the additional nice bonuses of this device, I would single out the remote control application, Bluetooth capability, quick source selection, and the presence of a USB port on the front panel. Everything else is pretty standard, and I don’t see the point in mentioning it.


Denon AVR-S570BT sound

Speaking of which, I connected the receiver to my 8K TV from Phillips. Interestingly, even though the TV is just in another league when compared by the price range with the Denon AVR-S570BT receiver, the latter never was a bottleneck for the quality. Dune, Lord of the Rings trilogy, even Slow Horses for TV series — all good. It’s not perfect, and it won’t be like you have built a full-scale commercial home cinema at your place. But it’s good, the sound is believably surrounding, and it comes with awesome quality and enough power to have every tiny detail eligible, but without hurting years like it often happens in cinemas.

Altogether, the Denon AVR-S570BT is a good product for those who want to build a sturdy, reliable surround sound setup but don’t want to invest a lot of money in it. My advice? Get it, install it, enjoy it. After some time, you will have the experience to decide if you want to upgrade or not. But I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.

Pros and cons


  • Compact and lightweight design.
  • Support of 8K60Hz with HDR10+.
  • Shares the good THD % with more expensive models.


  • Limited upgradeability: you will have to buy both a new receiver and new speakers to upgrade.
  • There is no support for modern surround sound formats. This is already a de facto standard for new budget models.

Key specs

  • Channels: 5.2.
  • Power output: 105W/8 Ohm, 135W/6 Ohm.
  • HDMI inputs/outputs: 4/1.
  • Video functions: 8K/60Hz, 4K/120Hz pass-though, upscaling up to 8K.
  • Bluetooth/Wi-Fi: yes/no.
  • Streaming services: AirPlay 2, Spotify, TuneIn, Deezer, Tidal, Netflix, Amazon Prime.
  • Supports: HDMI ARC, HDMI eARC, HDMI CEC, HDCP2.3, HDR10+, Dolby Vision.
  • Surround sound: DTS:X, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, Dolby Atmos, DTS HD Master, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, Dolby Atmos Music, Auro 3D.
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