Network & Tuner Functions
Quality Construction & Circuitry: Borrowing construction and circuitry design
from Sony's ES line, it all begins with a rigid chassis based on the legendary
frame and beam concept. To this structure, Sony then mounts the various
components; a high capacity power transformer, custom heat sink, and other
specially selected audio-grade components that together add up to high-quality
Assignable 7-Channel Amplifier: The Sony STR-DN1050 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 7.2 channel surround, using the
Surround Back speaker channels.
- Front Height: You can enjoy vertical sound effects if
you connect two additional Front-Height speakers; no Surround Back speakers in this configuration.
- B-Speakers: If you are only connecting a 5.2ch speaker
system, you can use the Surround Back/Front Height/Front B/Zone 2 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
- Zone 2: If you are only connecting a 5.2ch speaker
system, you can use the Surround Back/Front Height/Front/Zone 2 channels as
a Zone 2 output, allowing you to place a pair of speakers in another room of
the house. Zone can be play the same source or a different source as your
- Bi-Amp: If you are not using the Surround Back/Front
Height/Front B/Zone 2 channels at all, you can connect them to your front
speakers using a bi-amplifier connection (provides better sound quality for
front speakers). A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one
speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker
while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section.
With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a limited frequency
range, making its job easier.
Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) w/ A.P.M (Automatic
Phase Matching): The Sony STR-DN1050 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 select between three auto calibration modes.
- Full Flat: Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker
- Engineer: Sets to "the Sony listening room standard" frequency
- Front Reference: Adjusts the characteristics of all of the
speakers to match the characteristics of the front
- Off: No auto calibration is applied.
Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker
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-DN1050 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
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.
- For Movies:
- Dynamic: This setting is suitable for an
environment which is reverberant but lacks a spacious feel (where sound
absorption is not sufficient). It emphasizes the reflection of sound and
reproduces the sound of a large, classic movie theater. This emphasizes
the spacious feel of a dubbing theater and creates a unique acoustic
- Theater: This setting is suitable for a general
living room. It reproduces the reverberation of sound just like in a
movie theater (dubbing theater). It is most appropriate for watching
content recorded on a Blu-ray Disc when you want the atmosphere of a
- Studio: This setting is suitable for a living room
with the appropriate sound devices. It reproduces the reverberation of
sound provided when a theatrical sound source is remixed for a Blu-ray
Disc to a volume level suitable for home use. The level of reflection
and reverberation of sound is kept to a minimum, while dialogues and
surround effects are reproduced vividly.
- For Music:
- Berlin Philharmonic:
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Berlin Philharmonic Hall
- Concertgebouw Amsterdam:
Reproduces the sound characteristics produced by the reflectivity of a
concert hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands that features a large sound
- Musikverein Vienna:
Reproduces the sound characteristics of a concert hall in Vienna,
Austria that features a resonant and unique reverberative sound.
- Jazz Club: Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
- Live Concert: Reproduces the acoustics of a
300-seat live house.
- Stadium: Reproduces the feel of a large open-air
- Sports: Reproduces the feel of sports broadcasting.
- Portable Audio: Reproduces clear enhanced sound
from your portable audio device. This mode is ideal for MP3s and other
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.
- 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.
- Equalizer: You can adjust the
tonal quality (bass & treble level) of the front speakers from -6dB to +6dB,
in 1dB steps.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Sony STR-DN1050 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. All of the digital audio
jacks are compatible with 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz sampling
- 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 (the subwoofer outputs
share the same input signal and are not discrete).
- 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.
HDMI 2.0: The Sony STR-DN1050 is equipped with six HDMI
v.2.0 inputs (5 rear/1 front) for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video
component; such as your satellite/cable receiver, Blu-ray/DVD player, and game
system. In addition, there are two HDMI v.2.0
monitor outputs (ARC capable) that feed audio/video signals to up to two TVs.
You can toggle or simultaneously output the same video between two displays,
such as two televisions or a television plus a projector. There is also a third
HDMI (v.2.0) Zone 2 output, so you can view a different audio/video source in
another room of your home. The receiver's HDMI v.2.0
jacks are compatible with 4K/60Hz and 1080p video, 3D video signals, Deep
Color & x.v.Color technology; as well as LipSync, ARC, and HDMI control.
- 4K/60Hz Pass Through: 4K/60Hz Pass Through allows the
Sony STR-DN1050 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass
the video signal to a 4K/60Hz compatible TV or display monitor.
- 3D-Ready: The Sony STR-DN1050 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.
Note: The AV receiver's HDMI 2.0 jacks do not support the
latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not
support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and
Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
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
to 4K. The HDMI Zone 2 output does not support upconversion or upscaling.
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.
MHL Compatible: The receiver's front-panel
HDMI 2 input and rear-panel HDMI 1 input are 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 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.
Analog Video Inputs: The Sony STR-DN1050 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-DN1050 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: The Sony STR-DN1050 is
DLNA certified. By connecting
the Sony STR-DN1050 to your home's network, you can listen to music stored on
your Windows PC (w/ Windows Media Player 11 or 12) or a DLNA (ver.1.5)
compatible media server. Compatible music formats
MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (48-192kbps), AAC (48-320kbps), WAV (8-48kHz; 16/24-bit),
FLAC (44.1-192k; 16/24-bit), AIFF (32-192kHz; 16/24-bit), ALAC (32-96kHz;
16/24-bit), and DSD (2.8MHz; 1-bit). This eliminates the need to copy your and
music files to a separate USB storage device.
Music Services: You can listen to select music services
offered on the internet with this receiver. You'll be able to enjoy some of the
web's most popular internet radio services with these built-in apps;
Music Unlimited (as of 5/28/2014). The STR-DN1050 will display station name and
program-related information on your TV, via the receiver's on-screen menu (HDMI
only). You can store up to 20 of your favorite internet radio stations.
Note: Broadband Internet connection required. Audio quality
will vary and is dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content
provider. Select content provided subject to change. Premium content may
require additional fees, a subscription, and/or PC registration.
Spotify Connect: With the Spotify app on your Apple iOS or
Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you
can stream those same songs from your smartphone to the Sony STR-DN1050 by using
simply hit play on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when you've
been listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song
immediately begins to stream to the receiver for uninterrupted music enjoyment.
You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to
music. The Spotify app for
devices and a
premium account are required.
AM/FM Tuner: The STR-DN1050 has 30 presets each for AM and FM for a total of 60. In
addition to preset and auto tuning, stations can be tuned directly by frequency.
Each preset station can be given an 8 character name.
Software Update: By downloading the latest version of
software from Sony, you can take advantage of the newest functions. The receiver
accesses the Sony server to update the software through its hardwired network
connection. The AV receiver tested featured software version s9602.1007.0 with
an immediate update for software version s9602.1316.0 (as of
5/28/2014). Visit the
Sony eSuport website for the latest software updates.
Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a
front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy
MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (48-192kbps), AAC (48-320kbps), WAV (8-48kHz; 16/24-bit),
FLAC (44.1-192k; 16/24-bit), AIFF (32-192kHz; 16/24-bit), ALAC (32-96kHz;
16/24-bit), and DSD (2.8MHz; 1-bit) music files from a USB
mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread
OS only), Sony Walkman, or USB thumbdrive. The receiver can recognize up to 256
folders and 256 files in each folder. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu
(via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your
connected USB memory device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via
USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even
in standby mode.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Sony STR-DN1050 features built-in
Bluetooth (version 3.0) with support for A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.3, and AptX which
allows you to wirelessly stream and control music on your Bluetooth-enabled
using the AV receiver.
- SSP + NFC Pairing: The STR-DN1050 pairs wirelessly and
effortlessly with Bluetooth enabled devices (up to 9) with a single press of
a button. Bluetooth-enabled devices (like Android 2.3.3 or later) that have
Near Field Communication (NFC) are even easier to pair with; simply touch
the device to the NFC logo on the receiver and they're paired. NFC Easy
Connect app is needed for your Android device, unless you have Android OS
4.1 or later installed. Once paired, the AV receiver will automatically
re-connect to your device when within range (up to 33').
- Wireless Audio Streaming w/ AptX: You'll be able to
wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, Android
smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to the Sony
receiver. The AV receiver evens employs AptX audio coding technology for
lossless, CD-quality streaming with compatible AptX-compatible phones (like
some Androids). You'll also be able to control basic playback functions
(Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced
music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable
device. There is no song/artist information display on the receiver or
connected TV. Continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or
may not support all features when used with the Sony receiver.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The STR-DN1050 AV receiver supports iPod,
iPhone, and iPad connectivity via its front-panel USB port and HDMI input, as
well as built-in AirPlay.
- AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs
directly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your iTunes library
on your PC or Mac to the Sony STR-DN1050, over your home network connection.
By downloading Apple's free
Remote app onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to
be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip,
and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the
iTunes music information, including your track titles and artist info via
the Sony receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI). To use the AirPlay feature
you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected
to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have
iOS 4.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
- USB Direct: The Sony STR-DN1050 supports digital
music playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its front-panel USB (type-A)
port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the receiver's front-panel
USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Stored music and
music apps from your connected Apple device can be played through the AV
receiver, bypassing the iPod/iPhone D/A converter for better sound quality. The
iPod/iPhone/iPad can be controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can continue
to use the Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can search for stored
music on your compatible Apple device by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast,
Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. You also have access to Repeat (One/All/Off) and
Shuffle (Songs/Albums/Off) functions. The receiver offers limited control
(Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) of music apps on your iPod/iPhone.Song/artist information from
stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected
TV via HDMI. Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to
the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge the iPad.
- Front-Panel HDMI: You can also view video from stored movies and
movie apps from select iPods, iPhone, and iPads by connecting your Apple
device to the AV receiver's front-panel USB and HDMI input. Use the Apple
Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter
sold separately), the Apple Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your
device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (5th
gen), iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPad 4/mini/air to the AV receiver. Use the Apple
Dock-to-Digital AV Adapter (47230PHDMI,
sold separately), the Apple Dock-to-USB cable that came with your device,
and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (4th gen),
iPhone 4/4S, or iPad (1/2/3). Using the HDMI input, video from your
iPod/iPhone/iPad can only be navigated from your Apple device's clickwheel
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Sony STR-DN1050 is
"made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions
(as of 5/28/2014):