Network & Tuner Functions
Assignable 7-Channel Amplifier: The Sony STR-DN1040 AV receiver is
equipped with a 7-channel amplifier rated at 100 watts (into 6-ohms, at 20-20khz,
with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels). The AV receiver's Surround Back/Front
Height amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home
- Surround Back: Allows you to enjoy high-fidelity
reproduction of Dolby Digital TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD
(High-Resolution Audio or Master Audio) with 7.1 channel surround, using the
Surround Back speaker channels.
- Front Height: You can enjoy vertical sound effects if
you connect two additional Front-Height speakers in Dolby Pro Logic IIz
mode. No Surround Back speakers in this configuration.
- B-Speakers: If you are only connecting a 5.1ch speaker
system, you can use the Surround Back/Front Height amp channels as a Speaker
B output, allowing you to place a pair of speakers in another room of the
house. Speaker B can be played at the same time of Speaker A, or by itself.
Speaker B uses the same volume control and source input as Speaker A.
- Front Bi-Amp: If you are not using the Surround Back/Front Height
at all, you can connect them to your front speakers using a bi-amplifier
connection (if applicable). This provides even better sound quality from
your front speakers. Your home theater setup will be limited to 5.1ch.
Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) w/ A.P.M (Automatic
Phase Matching): The Sony
STR-DN1040 is equipped with Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration Technology which uses
the included microphone to automatically check the speaker connections, adjust
the speaker output levels, calculate the distance from each speaker to the
listening position, check for phase, and distinguish frequency characteristics of each speaker.
The microphone has an 15' cord attached that plugs into the microphone input on
front of the receiver. You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's
Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) Mode: The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.)
mode allows you to listen to high fidelity sound and select the decoding mode
for listening to a 2-channel stereo sound as multi-channel. You can set the
A.F.D. mode to Auto or Multi Stereo.
- A.F.D. Auto: Presets the sound as it was
recorded/encoded without adding any surround effects.
- Multi Stereo: Outputs 2-channel left/right signals from
Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic: The Sony STR-DN1040 AV
receiver features Dolby Digital and DTS-HD decoding, as well as offers Dolby Pro
Logic audio processing.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V preamplifier via a
digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch
Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the AV receiver must be connected
to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD D.C.S): HD Digital Cinema Sound
(HD-D.C.S.) is Sony's new innovative home theater technology using the latest
acoustic and digital signal processing technologies. It is based on precise
response measurement data of a mastering studio. With this mode, you are able to
enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies at home with not only the high quality of sound,
but also the best sound ambience, just as the movie's sound engineer intended in
the mastering process. You can choose from four HD-D.C.S movie modes (Dynamic,
Theater, Studio, or Sport) and six music modes (Berlin P.Hall, Concertgebouw,
Musikverein, Jazz Club, Live Concert, or Portable Audio).
Direct Modes: The Sony AV receiver offers two Direct audio
modes for higher fidelity sound.
- Analog Direct: The receiver's Analog Direct mode
outputs audio from only the front left and right speakers without any tone
or DSP processing; only the volume and front speaker balance adjustments are
- Pure Direct: To further enhance sound quality, the
receiver's Pure Direct mode not only bypasses the tone and DSP processing,
but also turns off the front-panel display to suppress any noise which may
affect sound quality.
Headphone Modes: The receiver offers two distinct headphone
- HP 2CH: Sets the receiver to power only the front left
and right speakers, no surround and no subwoofer. Two channel sources bypass
the sound field processing and multi channel sources are down-mixed to 2
- HP Direct: Amplifies the source without any processing,
only the volume and front speaker balance adjustments are active.
Advanced Audio Settings:
These advanced audio settings allow you to tailor the sound to your source
content, listening conditions, and your personal preferences.
- Equalizer: You can adjust the
tonal quality (bass & treble level) of the front speakers from -6dB to +6dB,
in 1dB steps.
- D.L.L. (Digital Legato Linear): The Digital Legato
Linear function is a Sony proprietary technology that allows low quality
digital audio signals and analog audio signal to be played back with high
- Sound Optimizer: The Sound Optimizer lets you enjoy
clear and dynamic sound at low volume levels. It automatically calibrates
the sound which cannot be heard well when you turn down the volume level.
After Auto Calibration is performed, the sound level is optimized to suit
- Dynamic Range Compressor: This feature allows you to compress the
dynamic range of the sound track. You can select standard or maximum
compression, or off (only works with Dolby Digital sources).
- Auto Volume: Auto Volume adjust the volume automatically depending on
the input signal or content from the connected equipment. This function is
useful, for example, when the sound of a commercial is louder than the TV
- Center Lift Up: By using front high speakers, you can
lift up the sounds of the center speaker to an appropriate height on the
screen, allowing you to enjoy a more natural representation.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Sony STR-DN1040 offers a variety of
analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Digital Inputs: The receiver has two optical
digital inputs and one coaxial digital inputs (all assignable). You
can choose auto decoding or PCM for the digital audio inputs. Auto
will decode the signal in its original form (Dolby Digital, DTS,
PCM, etc), PCM decodes the signal to 2-channel.
- Speaker Outputs: The receiver is equipped with
binding post terminals for all speaker channels. The binding post
terminals will accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs
(single only). Use speakers with a 6- to 16-ohm impedance.
- Dual Sub Outputs: The AV receiver is fitted with
two subwoofer preamp outputs to connect dual powered subs.
- Headphones: When headphones are plugged into
the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers
are automatically muted. No sound is output from the headphones
when an iPod or iPhone is connected to the receiver.
8 HDMI Inputs/2 HDMI Outputs: The Sony STR-DN1040 is
equipped with eight HDMI v.1.4 inputs (7 rear/1 front) for connecting
HDMI-equipped audio/video component; such as your satellite/cable receiver,
Blu-ray/DVD player, and game system. The receiver also allows you to connect
all of your devices to up to two TVs with HDMI, via its dual HDMI monitor
outputs; reducing cable clutter. The dual HDMI outputs will simultaneously
output the same audio/video signal to the two TVs. The receiver's HDMI v.1.4
jacks are compatible with 1080p/24Hz and 4K video, 3D video signals, Deep
Color & x.v.Color technology; as well as LipSync, ARC, and HDMI control.
- 4K Pass-Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Sony
STR-DN1040 to receive super high-definition resolution video and pass the
video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures
compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.
- 3D-Ready: The Sony STR-DN1040 is compatible with 3D-ready Blu-ray
disc movies, video games, and other 3D content through its HDMI (v.1.4)
connections. 3D viewing requires 3D-ready source with 3D
content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D glasses, and high-speed HDMI cable. Other 3D
accessories may also be needed.
- Deep/x.v.Color Support: The Sony AV receiver also
supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color
range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike,
- A/V Sync: The audio output can be delayed so that the
time gap between the audio output and the visual display is minimized. This
is especially helpful when you are using a large LCD or plasma TV or a
projection TV. When activated, the delay can be adjusted from 0-300 ms or
set to Auto.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
MHL Compatible Front-Panel HDMI: The receiver's front-panel
HDMI input is MHL compatible, which provides direct connection of MHL compatible
smartphones. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the
phone is supported. The receiver will also charge your connected phone. Play,
Stop, and other basic operations can be controlled from the AV receiver's remote
HDMI Upconvert/Upscale (4K): The Sony AV receiver's HDMI
upconvert/upscale function improves image quality of non-4K sources to ultra-HD.
Analog connected device signals (component/composite) are converted to digital,
upscaled to 4K, and output via HDMI, making one cable connection from the
receiver to your TV possible. 1080p HDMI input video signals are also upscaled
24p True Cinema Mode: The 24p True Cinema Mode allows you to
watch movies at their native frame rate 24p format (24 frames per second) when
paired with a 24p playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player.
HDMI Standby Pass-Through: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through feature
conveniently allows you to access all your HDMI connected devices without having
to power on the receiver.
HDMI Preview: This feature provides a live picture-in-picture preview
on your HDMI-connected TV of HDMI inputs connected to the receiver. HDMI Preview
is not compatible with 4K and 3D video signals.
Analog Video Inputs: The Sony STR-DN1040 features 2 component
video inputs and a component video monitor output. These jacks feature an 80 MHz
bandwidth, making them capable
of passing high-definition video signals (up to 1080i). The receiver is also fitted with two
analog composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output. The
composite video jacks support 480i video signals only.
Network & Tuner Functions
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony STR-DN1040 AV
receiver features a rear-panel Ethernet (RJ-45) port and built-in WiFi that
allow you to connect the receiver to your home network via a hardwired or
wireless connection. By connecting the AV receiver to your home network you are
able to stream select Internet Radio services and audio files stored on your
window-based PC to your home audio system. The Sony AV receiver offers an
on-screen setup wizard to configure the receiver to your home's network. The
following system environment is required to use the network function of this
- Broadband Line Connection: A Broadband line connection
to the Internet is required in order to listen to select online music
services and to use the software update function of the receiver.
- Modem: This is the device that is connected to the
broadband line to communicate with the Internet. Some of these devices are
integrated with the router.
- Router: Use a router compatible with 100 Mbps or
greater transmission speed to enjoy content on your home network. 802.11 b/g
compatible wireless router for WiFi connection.
- LAN Cable (CAT5): A LAN cable (CAT5) is required for
DLNA Certified Media Player: By connecting the Sony
STR-DN1040 to your home's network, you can listen to music stored on your DLNA
compliant PC through your home's entertainment system. The Sony STR-DN1040's
media player function supports Windows-based PCs only. If you
have a Windows 7/8-based computer, use the Windows Media Player 12 bundled with
Windows 7/8. If you have a Windows XP or Windows Vista-based computer, install
Windows Media Player 11 software. The receiver supports the following media
||Sampling Rate: 32-48 kHz
Bit Rate: 32-320 kbps
||Sampling Rate: 8-48 kHz
Bit Rate: 40-320 kbps
||Sampling Rate: 8-48 kHz
Bit Rate: 16-320 kbps