Get ready to play
Versatility is the key to any good home theater receiver. Just how much can it do? With the Sony STR-DN1040, the question should be, "What doesn't it do?" With built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, loads of connections for all your equipment, 4K pass-through and upscaling, and multi-room capability, you'll stay busy exploring this receiver's many features — and have a ball doing it.
Covering all the bases for streaming music
The 'DN1040 makes it easy to enjoy streaming music through your stereo or surround sound speakers. It starts with built-in Wi-Fi, so you can get connected to your home network without a wired connection to your router. Once you're networked, you can stream music from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iTunes® on your computer with Apple AirPlay. Not an Apple user? Then stream over Bluetooth from your compatible smartphone or tablet. Or pull music from that networked PC in your basement or office. Even without supplying your own tunes, you can listen to free Internet radio from Pandora®, Slacker, and vTuner on your receiver. Or you can plug your smartphone or tablet into one of the two front-panel ports — USB for Apple devices, and a special HDMI input for MHL-compatible Android™ devices.
Add bounce to movie soundtracks
Of course, the 'DN1040 is much more than the sum of its impressive streaming options. It's a powerful home theater receiver capable of driving a 7-channel surround sound system. Movie soundtracks will explode with realism, especially if you connect "surround back" or "front height" speakers to bring a more theater-like experience into your living room. Looking for a little more low-end rumble for your large room? A second subwoofer preamp output lets you add an extra sub, so movie sound effects will make you jump out of your seat. With 8 HDMI inputs, all the latest Dolby and DTS decoding, and plenty of digital and analog audio inputs, the 'DN1040 has all you need to get the most out of your speakers, HDTV, and all your music and movie sources.
Hit the ground running with Sony's setup wizard
It's easy to get the STR-DN1040 connected and running so you can start enjoying movies and music. The on-screen guide and setup wizard will walk you through the steps, including Sony's automatic speaker calibration system. Just plug in the included microphone and let the receiver configure your speakers for accurate, balanced sound customized for your room. Once you're all hooked up and connected to your wireless network, be sure to download Sony's Media Remote app for your smartphone or tablet. It's the easiest way to control your receiver's most important features with touchscreen simplicity. Also try Sony's Network Audio Remote app for quick access to your digital music files.