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Sony STR-DN1070

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Apple® AirPlay®, and Google Cast

Item # 158STN1070

We're often impressed by what a great value Sony home theater receivers are, and the STR-DN1070 is no exception.

We're often impressed by what a great value Sony home theater receivers are, and the STR-DN1070 is no exception.

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About the Sony STR-DN1070

A feature-packed, wallet-friendly receiver

We're often impressed by what a great value Sony home theater receivers are, and the STR-DN1070 is no exception. It has full support for 4K and HDR, so it's a great match for the latest Ultra HD TVs and Blu-ray players. This receiver can also play high-resolution audio, including DSD files, so you can enjoy music with greater detail and depth. An intuitive on-screen guide makes setup and control a snap, and Digital Cinema Auto Calibration ensures optimal sound. The included setup microphone measures your room's acoustics and tailors the sound to your speakers and space. Sony's SongPal app gives you convenient control over your system from your phone or tablet.

A feature-packed, wallet-friendly receiver

We're often impressed by what a great value Sony home theater receivers are, and the STR-DN1070 is no exception. It has full support for 4K and HDR, so it's a great match for the latest Ultra HD TVs and Blu-ray players. This receiver can also play high-resolution audio, including DSD files, so you can enjoy music with greater detail and depth. An intuitive on-screen guide makes setup and control a snap, and Digital Cinema Auto Calibration ensures optimal sound. The included setup microphone measures your room's acoustics and tailors the sound to your speakers and space. Sony's SongPal app gives you convenient control over your system from your phone or tablet.

Loads of wireless listening options

Built-in Wi-Fi gives you nearly unlimited access to all kinds of music through the STR-DN1070. Google Cast (now called Chromecast built-in) lets you stream music from any Cast-enabled app on your phone or tablet, giving you full control over the app from your device while using the receiver's processing to make your tunes sound their best. Apple AirPlay gives you convenient wireless streaming ability from a compatible iOS® device, and Bluetooth gives you even more streaming options. As an added bonus, you can stream Bluetooth audio from the receiver to a compatible set of Bluetooth headphones — great for late-night TV viewing when you don't want to disturb others.

Multi-room music and video

The STR-DN1070 allows you to play music from different sources in up to three separate rooms at once. Using the receiver's powered Zone 2 and Zone 3 outputs reduces the number of channels you have available in your living room, so when you're running Zone 2 audio, you'll get 5.2-channel surround sound in the main zone. Having both Zones 2 and 3 set up will give you 3.2-channel surround sound in your home theater. A second HDMI out lets you send video to a second TV or projector, so you can enjoy a two-screen setup in the same room, or watch something different in another room.

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Product highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 100 watts per channel into 6 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration for easy, accurate speaker setup
    • upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Spotify Connect (subscription required)
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
    • Google Cast enabled for streaming music from the cloud with compatible mobile apps
      • now called Chromecast built-in
    • DLNA-certified for streaming music from compatible networked computers and devices
    • plays high-resolution DSD and PCM digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (DSD: up to 5.6MHz; PCM: up to 24-bit/192kHz)
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible phone, tablet, or computer
      • LDAC™ technology enables transfer of high-resolution audio content via Bluetooth connection
      • NFC-compatible for one-touch pairing with compatible smartphones
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from a USB memory device
    Multi-room Audio/Video:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • powered stereo audio output for 2nd and 3rd rooms (using powered 2nd and 3rd room outputs allows 3.2-channel home theater in main room)
      • line-level stereo audio output for Zone 2 for use with a separate power amplifier
      • HDMI dual-zone switching for watching HD content from different sources in two zones simultaneously
      • AirPlay and optical/coaxial digital sources cannot be output to Zone 2
    Connections:
    • HDMI 2.0a audio/video switching: 6 in, 2 out
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (all inputs and monitor outputs)
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports HDR10
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from a USB memory device
    • composite video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 1 coaxial
    • 4 analog stereo audio inputs
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • stereo RCA Zone 2 outputs
    • outputs for seven speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
      • Surround Back channel outputs can also be used as Front High or Front B speakers, Zone 2 speakers, or to bi-amp compatible Front speakers
    • IR/remote in/out for use with IR repeaters or external control systems
    • Ethernet port
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    General Features:
    • 4K and 3D pass-through
    • free Sony SongPal app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote; SongPal Link wirelessly connects compatible Sony components for whole-home audio
    • BRAVIA™ Sync for one-remote operation with compatible Sony components
    • IP Control lets you operate the receiver from a web browser control screen on a Windows PC connected to your home network
    • intuitive on-screen user interface (via HDMI only)
    • dual Wi-Fi antennas
    • 30 FM presets
    • remote control
    • 17"W x 6-7/8"H x 13"D
    • weight: 23.2 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # 12091180

    What's in the box:

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RMT-AA230U)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Automatic calibration microphone (ECM-AC2)
    • FM wire antenna
    • Operating Instructions
    • Startup Guide
    • "Before Connecting Speakers" note
    • "How To Set Up The SongPal App" instructions
    • US Warranty Information Cananda Warranty Information
    • Online Product Registration

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    Features & specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 100
    THD in Stereo 0.09 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Assistant-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control Yes
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Advanced DCAC
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output Yes
    Total Number of Zones 3
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+, EX
    Dolby Atmos No
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ---
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    DTS Virtual:X ---
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 6
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    Component Video Inputs 1
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    Number of HDMI Inputs 6
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs Posts
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port ---
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord No
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version 2.0a
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) No
    4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs No
    Audio Return Channel ARC supported
    Video Upscaling To 4K
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
    HDR10 No
    HDR10+ No
    HLG No
    Dolby Vision No
    Other Specs
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    Width (inches) 17
    Height (inches) 6.8125
    Depth (inches) 13.625
    Weight (pounds) 23.15
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    The Sony STR-DN1070 replaces these items:

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    Network & Tuner Functions
    Bluetooth & USB Integration
    Multi-Zone/Multi-Source
    Remote & App Control
    Convenience Features

    Audio Section

    Quality Construction & Circuitry: Borrowing construction and circuitry design from Sony's ES line, the STR-DN1070 AV receiver utilizes selected audio-grade components and parts that together add up to high-quality sound performance.

    • New Pre-Amplification Volume IC: Newly developed for the STR-DN1070, the pre-amplifier IC CXD90035, completely separates the ground in the IC and draws it outside of the IC. As a result, interference between each stage is eliminated, enabling high stability amplification to realize high-quality sound with rich low frequencies. In addition, the internal amplification circuit's new design improves excess properties and reduces distortion, for sound with a more open and airy feel.
    • Jitter Elimination Circuit w/ Precision Crystal Oscillator: An ES type jitter elimination circuit is used for all digital audio sources. It is a combination of carefully tuned analog and digital PLL circuitry. Unlike the conventional method, the target value is not the input master clock, but the timing reference of a precision crystal oscillator. Typical crystal oscillators are hermetically sealed and filled with nitrogen, but this method is susceptible to external vibrations that can interfere with the clock signal to produce jitter. So for the STR-DN1070, a vacuum-sealed Crystal Oscillator was chosen. This precision crystal oscillator is further enhanced with gold-plated electrodes. Gold is a well-known material for oscillators most notable for its property of adhesion to quartz that is strong enough to maintain contact even under strong physical shocks, and not forming oxides that can interfere with conductivity.
    • Stable Power Amplifier & Heat Sink Design: The STR-DN1070 offers improved structural stability for better sound via the analog signal path. This circuit is located on a glass epoxy board in order to achieve higher speed and power. By studying the fin shape and controlling the uniformity, good and stable sound can be achieved. The amplifier circuit is able to better withstand unwanted sound pressure.
    • Localized Analog Power Supply: The supply-ground path around the devices is voltage regulated locally to ensure that high frequency elements are minimized, thereby reducing electromagnetic radiation from the circuit and keeping the analogue signal path and amplifier circuit noise free. This design delivers an improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio of digital audio and digital video signals so low frequency sound is more defined, with greater purity and reality.
    • Large Capacity Power Transformer: A process of vacuum varnish achieves flat and even varnishing on internal wiring for the power transformer. Inclusion of both a copper short-ring and steel hum-proof belt around the coil and the core prevents noise leakage. This achieves rich bass and fine reproduction of image detail plus more powerful bass and lower frequency drive. The level of detail helps deliver more accurate acoustic bass and vocals, offering a new sense of clarity with space.
    • Sony Tuned Electrical Components: Large sized custom made block electrolytic capacitors are used for the main power supply. Selected audio grade resistors are used in all analogue signal paths. Large sized resistors are used together with the original type at selected critical locations. A bigger sized body offers less impedance drift from any thermal effect caused by current flow. This helps the amplifier to achieve a higher grade of sound imaging.
    • Premium Construction: For optimum audio-visual performance, the STR-DN1070 uses the highest quality components and design. The rigid steel chassis uses a frame and beam design to reduce external speaker pressure for more focused sound. While a resin-coated circuit board improves structural stability and enables greater output from the power amplifier. The unique heat sink design maximizes air intake into the amplifier circuit, helping to withstand unwanted sound pressure; all combining to deliver powerful, refined sound.
    • Digital Circuit Board: The circuit board for the digital stage is secured with strong metal frames to protect the board from speaker sound pressure. The heat sink bracket takes on the duty of shielding the digital circuit from unwanted radiation, and shields the high impedance circuit in the main body from unnecessary noise, thereby realizing clearer sound quality.
    • Second Generation ES Solder: Years of sound engineering experience and continuous sound testing by Sony helped to create an ES-grade sound quality solder. A high purity tin base is mixed with small amounts of specially chosen metal elements to create a special alloy capable of delivering sound that is responsive and very smooth.

    Assignable 7-Channel Amplifier: The Sony STR-DN1070 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 theater setup.

    • 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; no Surround Back speakers in this configuration.
    • B-Speakers: If you are only connecting a 5.1ch main speaker system, you can use the Surround Back/Front Height/Front B 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.
    • Zone 2: If you are only connecting a 5.1ch main 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 2 can be play the same source or a different source as your main zone.
    • Zone 2 + Zone: 3: If you are only connecting a 3.1ch main speaker system, you can use the Surround Back/Front Height/Front/Zone 2 channels as a Zone 2 and the Surround/Zone 3 channels as a Zone 3 output, allowing you to place multiple pairs of speakers in different rooms of the house. Zone 2 and Zone 3 can be play the same source or a different source as your main zone.
    • Bi-Amp: If you are not using the Surround Back/Front Height/Front B 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 (ADCAC) w/ A.P.M (Automatic Phase Matching): The Sony STR-DN1070 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 flat.
    • Engineer: Sets to "the Sony listening room standard" frequency characteristics.
    • Front Reference: Adjusts the characteristics of all of the speakers to match the characteristics of the front
      speaker.
    • Off: No auto calibration is applied.
    • Manual: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker settings.

    Digital Signal Processing (DSP) & Supported Digital Audio Formats: The STR-DN1070 incorporates a powerful DSP that supports the latest surround sound formats and ensures the highest accuracy in the decoding of a variety of Dolby Digital, DTS, DSD & PCM audio formats. The digital audio formats that this receiver can decode depend on the digital audio output jacks of the connected device. This receiver supports the following audio formats

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 8ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    DSD 2-6ch, 2.8/5.6MHz, 1-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
    High Definition Audio Bitstream Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution
    Optical/Coaxial 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 6ch, 32-96Hz, 16/20/24-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

    Post Decoding Formats: The Sony AV receiver supports Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, and DTS Neo: 6 to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats.

    Direct Stream Digital (DSD): Enjoy studio-quality sound thanks to the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio codec; designed specifically for High-Resolution Audio. This 1-bit format utilizes a stream of very high frequency 1s and 0s to recreate audio waveforms at a higher resolution than conventional codecs. The result is clearer, crisper, High-Resolution Audio quality. The STR-DN1070 supports DSD 2.8/5.6MHz (2ch) decoding thru USB & DLNA, as well as DSD 2.8/5.6MHz (up to 5.1ch) decoding thru 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: Select from Dynamic, Theater, & Studio.
    • For Music: Select from Berlin Concert Hall (Berlin/Amsterdam/Vienna), Jazz Club, Live Concert, Stadium, or Sports.

    Direct & Headphone Modes: The Sony AV receiver offers two Direct audio modes and a Headphone 2ch 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 active.
    • 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.
    • HP 2CH: This mode is selected automatically if you use headphones. Standard 2-channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multi-channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channels except LFE signals

    Audio Enhancements: The Sony STR-DN1070 incorporates many different types of audio technologies to help your system sound its best whether you are enjoying high-resolution or compressed audio files, or even listening late at night at low volume levels.

    • DSEE HX: The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX) upscales your 2ch stereo 44.1kHz or 48kHz digital music files and takes them closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the high-range sound lost in the compression process, DSEE HX produces your digital music files in rich, natural sound, closer to the quality of the original recording.
    • 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 quality sound.
    • 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 your environment.
    • 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).
    • Advanced Auto Volume: Advanced Auto Volume adjusts 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 programs.

    Flexible Home Theater Solutions: The Sony STR-DN1070 offers several unique home theater solutions when you can't accommodate a conventional 5.2ch or 7.2ch speaker setup in your room.

    • Front Surround: The AV receiver's S-Force PRO front surround mode delivers a virtual surround acoustic field using only 2.1 channels (a pair of front speakers & powered sub). So there is no need to place rear speakers behind you.
    • Wireless Surround: You can pair two Sony SongPal Link-compatible speakers (such as SRS-HG1, SRS-ZR5, or SRS-ZR7), to the receiver to use as wireless rear surrounds. A firmware update to the receiver (version M35.R.2078) may be necessary.
    • In-Ceiling Speaker Mode: This feature will virtually re-locate the Front and Center speakers of your in-ceiling speakers to around the screen. Now you will hear their characters' voices coming from the screen instead of the ceiling. This mode also makes music sound more natural and rich in the room with in-ceiling speakers.

    Speaker Settings: The Sony AV receiver offers several audio settings for Front, Center, Surround, and Surround Back speakers; as well as the powered sub.

    • Equalizer: You can adjust bass & treble level of the front, center, surround/surround back and front high speakers.
    • 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.
    • LFE Time Alignment: The LFE Time Alignment function allows you to shift the output timing of the LFE channel forward for other channels. This function is effective for adjusting content in which there is a gap between the LFE channel phase and other channel phases.

    Audio Outputs: The Sony STR-DN1070 is fitted with the following audio outputs.

    • Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The receiver is equipped with binding post terminals for all speaker channels. The binding post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 10 AWG), 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).
    • Front-Panel Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0a: The receiver is equipped with six HDMI 2.0a 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 2.0a outputs 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. Or you can setup the second HDMI output as a Zone 2 output, so you can view a different audio/video source in another room of your home. The receiver's HDMI 2.0a jacks are compatible with 4K/60Hz video, 4:4:4 color subsampling, HDR (High Dynamic Range) & BT.2020 video, & HDCP 2.2.

    • 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: 4K/60Hz pass-through allows the Sony STR-DN1070 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K/60Hz compatible TV or display monitor.
    • HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported by all of the receiver's HDMI jacks. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with Ultra HD Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The receiver's rear-panel HDMI jacks support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4 color subsampling for more vibrant and lifelike images, as well as YCbCr 4:2:2 and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling. With 4:4:4, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more total colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail. The front-panel HDMI input only supports up to 4:2:0.
    • HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail.
    • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.
    Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.

    1080p to 4K Upscale for HDMI: The Sony AV receiver's HDMI upscale function improves image quality of 1080p high-def sources to ultra-HD 4K. You can upscale 1080p HDMI input video signals to 4K and output them through the main HDMI monitor output jack of the receiver. The HDMI B/Zone output does not support upscaling.

    Other HDMI Features: Other HDMI features of the Sony STR-DN1070 receiver include 3D video, HDMI Standby Pass-Through, A/V Sync, and ARC.

    • 3D-Ready: The Sony AV receiver supports 3D video pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.
    • 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.
    • 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 of the receiver's main HDMI monitor output 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.

    Color Technologies: The Sony STR-DN1070 incorporates Triluminos Color, Super Bit Mapping, & Deep Color technologies for perfect color and smooth gradation.

    • Triluminos Color: The Sony receiver incorporates Sony's Triluminos Color technology to create a heightened sense of depth and incredibly true, natural shades of colors. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid. Faces look better too, with natural skin tones.
    • Super Bit Mapping: SBM (Super Bit Mapping) is a function that processes and outputs a smooth gradation video signal from the HDMI output jack.
    • Deep Color: The Sony receiver also supports Deep Color which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be raised. The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits (16,777,216 colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors which can be expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits, continuous color changes can be more smoothly expressed.

    24p Output: The 24p Output 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.

    Composite Video: The Sony receiver offers two composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output that support up to 480i video.  The composite video inputs must be out through the receiver's composite video monitor output (there is not HDMI upconversion).

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony STR-DN1070 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 online music services from Google Cast 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 receiver.

    • 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 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz compatible wireless router for WiFi connection.
    • LAN Cable (CAT5): A LAN cable (CAT5) is required for hardwired connection.
    Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.

    Google Cast Audio: Google Cast Audio, the same technology behind Chromecast, lets you cast many of your favorite music apps from your from your Android (OS 2.3+) smartphone tablet, Apple iOS (7.0+) device, Mac computer, Windows PC, or Chromebook to the Sony AV receiver and your speakers. Google Cast Audio certified apps include Google Play Music, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeart Radio, and more (click here for a complete list of compatible apps). Google Cast Audio streams your music directly from the cloud instead of from your phone, so you won't lose any sound quality. Additional Google Cast Audio features include:

    • Google Cast Audio allows you to search, browse, play, skip, and turn up the volume directly from the music apps you know and love on your compatible phone, tablet or laptop.
    • While you cast your music, you can still use your phone to answer a phone call, play a game, send a text, and even leave the room, all without interrupting what's playing on the receiver's speaker system or draining your battery.
    • Friends and family can even use their own Google Cast Audio compatible phone or tablet to cast music to you system by connecting to your home's WiFi network.
    Note: Google Cast needs to be set up initially using Sony's "SongPal" app on your Apple iOS or Android device.

    Spotify Connect: The Sony STR-DN1070 supports Spotify Connect. If you subscribe to Spotify Premium and have the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you can stream the Spotify online music service to the Sony AV receiver. Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.

    AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (iOS 4.3.3+), or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your PC or Mac to the Sony STR-DN1070, 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).

    DLNA Certified: The Sony STR-DN1070 is DLNA certified. By connecting the Sony STR-DN1070 to your home's network, you can listen to variety of compressed & hi-res music files and view still-image files on your Windows  PC (w/ Windows Media Player 11 or 12) or a DLNA (ver.1.5) compatible media server through the receiver and your home entertainment system. It can recognize up to a total of 999 network files/folders. Compatible music & photo files include -

    • Hi-Res: FLAC (44.1-192k; 16/24-bit), AIFF (32-192kHz; 16/24-bit), WAV (8-48kHz; 16/24-bit), and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz; 1-bit)
    • Lossless: ALAC (32-96kHz; 16/24-bit)
    • Compressed: MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (48-192kbps), AAC (48-320kbps)
    • Still-Images: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP

    Miracast Technology: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) through the AV receiver to your TV. This allows you to view pictures and videos that are playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen. No wireless router or access point required.

    FM Tuner: The STR-DN1070 has 30 presets FM radio stations. In addition to preset and auto tuning, stations can be tuned directly by frequency. Each preset station can be given an 8 character name. There is no AM tuner on this receiver.

    Bluetooth & USB Integration

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Sony STR-DN1070 AV receiver features built-in Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless audio streaming. The receiver can act as a Bluetooth receiver in order to wirelessly stream music from an audio device, or a Bluetooth transmitter in order to wirelessly stream music to a set of BT-enabled headphones.

    • Receiver Mode: The Sony STR-DN1070 incorporates Bluetooth A2DP 1.2/AVRCP 1.5, so you can stream music wirelessly from a BT-enabled device (like your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad), Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, or Mac computer/laptop) to the AV receiver.
      • Wireless Audio Streaming & Control: You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your BT-enabled device to the Sony receiver. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Song/artist information is displayed on the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).
      • LDAC Codec Support: In addition to support for Bluetooth standard SBC codec and Apple's AAC codec, the receiver also supports Sony's newest LDAC codec. LDAC is a new audio technology from Sony that allows you to enjoy high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth. With 3x the data transmitted (compared to regular Bluetooth), LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music.
    • Transmitter Mode: In Transmitter mode, you can enjoy listening to audio from the AV receiver's built-in FM tuner, network streaming content, online music services from Google Cast Audio and SongPal, as well as connected sources through a set of Bluetooth headphones. The receiver's connected speakers are muted when transmitting audio wirelessly over Bluetooth to a set of headphones.
    • SSP + NFC Pairing: The STR-DN1070 pairs wirelessly and effortlessly with Bluetooth-enabled devices and headphones (up to 9) with a single press of a button. Android (OS 4.0+) smartphones that have Near Field Communication (NFC) pair simply by touching the Android device's NFC tag to the receiver's NFC tag on the front-panel. For older Android (OS 2.3.3+)smartphones, you'll need to download the NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play to use the head unit's NFC pairing function. Once paired, the AV receiver will automatically re-connect to your device or headphone when within range (up to 33').
    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.

    Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of compressed & hi-res music files and still-image files from a USB mass storage class memory device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The receiver can recognize up to 500 total files/folders. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music or photo files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable 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. Compatible music & photo files include -

    • Hi-Res: FLAC (44.1-192k; 16/24-bit), AIFF (32-192kHz; 16/24-bit), WAV (8-48kHz; 16/24-bit), and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz; 1-bit)
    • Lossless: ALAC (32-96kHz; 16/24-bit)
    • Compressed: MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (48-192kbps), AAC (48-320kbps)
    • Still-Images: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
    Note: The receiver's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones/tablets.

    Multi-Zone/Multi-Source

    Zone 2: Zone 2 features line-level and speaker-level outputs. Zone 2 can be powered by a separate amplifier (keeping 7.1ch playback in your main room) or by the STR-DN1070's built-in amplifier (limiting the main room to 5.1ch). The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the Sony receiver using either configuration or from your add-on integrated amplifier when using the line-output.

    • Compatible Sources: Tuner, Analog, USB, Home Network, Music Services (including Spotify Connect & Google Cast Audio) and Bluetooth input sources are supported in Zone 2 via line-level or speaker-level output. When selecting USB, Home Network, Music Services, or Bluetooth from the main zone and Zone 2, priority is given to the choice which has most recently been selected; even if a different choice has already been selected in one of the zones. The same AM/FM station will be played back in the Main Zone and Zone 2.
    • Incompatible Sources: Analog video, HDMI, Optical/Coaxial, and Screen Mirroring sources are not output to Zone 2 via line-level or speaker-level.

    Zone 3: Zone 3 features speaker level outputs for amplification of a pair of speakers in a third room of your home. By reassigning the receiver's Surround channels for Zone 3, you limit the main listening room to 3.1ch. Volume will be controlled from the Sony receiver.

    • Compatible Sources: Tuner, Analog, USB, Home Network, Music Services (including Spotify Connect & Google Cast Audio) and Bluetooth input sources are supported in Zone 3 via line-level or speaker-level output. When selecting USB, Home Network, Music Services, or Bluetooth from the main zone and Zone 3, priority is given to the choice which has most recently been selected; even if a different choice has already been selected in one of the zones. The same AM/FM station will be played back in the Main Zone and Zone 3.
    • Incompatible Sources: Analog video, HDMI, Optical/Coaxial, and Screen Mirroring sources are not output to Zone 3 via line-level or speaker-level.

    HDMI Zone: The Sony AV receiver provides a HDMI Zone output, so two different HDMI audio/video input feeds can be sent to two different displays at the same time directly from the receiver. The HDMI Zone will also output 2ch audio signals (multi-channel audio is downmixed) for the HDMI input source selected, while maintain multichannel audio in the main zone (if you select the same HDMI source in the Main Zone and the HDMI Zone, then both zones will be limited to 2ch). If you connect TVs that have different resolutions in the Main Zone and HDMI Zone, but select the same HDMI input for both zones, the video signals output to each TV are limited to the lower resolution TV.

    • Compatible Sources: Only rear-panel HDMI input sources are supported by the receiver's HDMI Zone function.
    • Incompatible Sources: The front-panel HDMI input, AM/FM tuner, Analog video, USB, Bluetooth, Home Network, Music Services, and Optical/Coaxial sources are not supported by the receiver's HDMI Zone function.

    SongPal Link: This Sony receiver supports Sony's SongPal Link feature. With SongPal Link, a feature of Sony's SongPal app for Apple iOS and Android, you can link multiple Sony SongPal Link compatible devices (sold separately) together to create zones, allowing you to stream the same or different music content from select online music services within the SongPal app to multiple rooms throughout your house over your home's WiFi network.

    Remote & App Control

    IR Remote + Bravia Theater Sync: The supplied IR remote is pre-coded to control this Sony receiver, Sony TVs, Sony CD players, Sony DVD players and recorders, and Sony Blu-ray disc players and recorders.  Sony's Bravia Theater Sync feature allows you to easily manage select BRAVIA televisions and Sony HDMI audio and video components with a single remote. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the HDMI Control function with a HDMI cable, operation is simplified in the following ways.

    • One-Touch-Play: When you playback a component such as a DVD/Blu-ray Disc Player, the receiver and the TV are turned on automatically and switch to the appropriate HDMI input.
    • System Audio Control: While watching TV, you can select to output the sound from the TV speaker or the speakers connected to the receiver.
    • System Power Off: When you turn off the TV, the receiver and connected components are also turned off simultaneously.
    • Theater Mode Sync: Allows you to switch the AV receiver's Theater mode from the receiver's, TV, or connected Blu-ray disc player's remote control, while pointing the remote toward your television.

    IR In/Out: The Sony AV receiver is equipped with one IR input and one IR output enabling you to operate components connected to the receiver behind a closed door.

    Remote Apps: The Sony STR-DN1070 offers remote control from your Apple iOS or Android device via Sony's SongPal or TV SideView apps.

    • SongPal App: Download Sony's free SongPal remote app onto your Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.0+ device to control the AV receiver from your mobile device via a Bluetooth or WiFi connection. From the SongPal remote app, you can select input sources and customize sound settings of the Sony AV receiver. You'll also be able to browse music stored on your Network, Computer, or a USB mass storage class device from the SongPal remote app on your compatible smartphone. You'll even be able to access the AV receiver's built-in online music services from GoogleCast. In addition, you can access stored music and other apps on your smartphone using the SongPal remote app. The SongPal app will display song/artist information and album art.
    • Video & TV SideView App: You can also control the receiver using Sony's Video & TV SideView app on your Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.1+ mobile device.

    Convenience Features

    Advanced On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Wizard (via HDMI): You can display the receiver's on-screen menu on your HDMI connected TV screen and select the function you want to use from the on-screen menu using the included IR remote control. You can easily access and manage your input devices and settings with this intuitive 6-panel "activity based" on-screen menu. The STR-DN1070 on-screen, set-up wizard will take you through everything you need to create and control your home theater experience. The on-screen menu is only available from the receiver's HDMI output. If your TV is connected to the composite video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.

    Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.

    Custom Presets: The Sony AV receiver features four Custom Presets that are accessible through the on-screen menu. Selecting a Custom Preset will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of a source input; such as powering on the receiver, switching to the appropriate source input, and recalling the selected DSP surround mode. The presets are pre-configured, but can also be manually reconfigured to your preference. Customer Preset 1 & 2 have dedicated buttons on the remote control for even quicker access.

    Input Mode: When you connect components to both digital and analog audio input jacks on the receiver, you can fix the audio input mode to either of them, or switch from one to the other, depending on the type of material you intend to watch.

    Input Name: You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for each of the receiver's inputs (except Tuner) and display the name on its display. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of your connected components. 

    Sleep Timer: The unit may be set to automatically turn off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

    Auto Standby: Auto Standby lets you set the receiver switch to standby mode automatically after 20 minutes when you do not operate the receiver or when there is no signal input to the receiver.

    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 network connection. Visit the Sony eSupport website for the latest software updates.

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    Customer Q&A

    24 questions already asked

    Q
    Can I use this device in India?
    [ Murali  Nov 08, 2017 ]
    1 answer
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    I'm afraid the Sony STR-DN1070 has been discontinued by Sony and is no longer available for purchase. When we last carried this model, it was designed for use in US/Canada (120V/60Hz) or Europe/Oceania (230V/50Hz) per the Owner's Manual.
    [ Larry  Nov 13, 2017 ]  Staff
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    Is it possible to rack mount this?
    [ Anthony  Nov 01, 2017 ]
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    Please note there are no brackets to rack mount this receiver.
    [ Larry  Nov 01, 2017 ]
    Q
    Can you control the volume of active speakers with the receiver, if using zone 2 pre outs? They are variable outs?
    [ justin  Oct 30, 2017 ]
    1 answer
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    The only way that I've found to control volume of zone 2 speakers independent of zone one is through the use of a second amplifier. I used my old one for that purpose
    [ Paul  Oct 30, 2017 ]
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    if the Amp is set to hdmi 1 input (but nothing playing) then i chromecast to the amp will it switch to chromecast or do i need to go to amp to switch input? I have 5 chromecast audio zones attached to multi zone amp and i just want this one to control the living room zone.
    [ Anthony  Oct 17, 2017 ]
    1 answer
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    The Sony STR-DN1070 doesn't have built-in Chromecast but it does support Google Cast Audio which uses the same technology. Yes, the receiver will auto-switch to the networking capability when casting compatible apps from your devices on the same network. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
    [ Ryan  Oct 21, 2017 ]  Staff
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    Does this have a B speaker with FULL capability to play whatever source available to the receiver? For example; I want to play HDMI 2 (Amazon Fire TV) in my living room. I turn on B and get the same thing. This multi-room generally limits what sources you have to play through (Denon X1300). The fact that these things have to provide an extreme upgrade to get a B speakers is absurd.
    [ George Z  Oct 13, 2017 ]
    1 answer
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    No. The B and C sources are limited to USB, HOME NETWORK, Music Services or Bluetooth. Signals from the HDMI IN, OPTICAL IN and COAXIAL IN jacks cannot be output to the speakers in Zone 2 or Zone 3, even if you are playing the same source in Zone 1. I ended up purchasing a second receiver for Zone 2 and an optical switch - both of which are controlled from a universal remote. In my opinion, the Zone 2 and 3 functions for this receiver are useless and Sony's product description is misleading.
    [ Robert  Oct 18, 2017 ]
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    Is there a limit on how many speakers can or should be connected to this unit? If you have 3 zones do you need to split certain channels as mentioned in the Q&A. Example, living room, kitchen area, outdoor covered patio. If I wanted a second TV on my patio could that be powered thru the receiver as well as some speakers for it as well (doesn't have to be surround sound just amplified speakers so I don't rely on the TV speakers for sound)? Thank you.
    [ Adam  May 17, 2017 ]
    1 answer
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    While the Sony does support up to 3 powered zones, the main room would be restricted to 3.1 (front left, center, front right, powered sub), in this configuration. The Zone 2 pair would be connected to the Sony's "Zone 2" speaker outputs, and the Zone 3 speakers would be connected to the "Surround/Zone 3" outputs. In any of the potential configurations, the receiver will power a maximum of 7 speakers. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
    [ Ryan  May 24, 2017 ]  Staff
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    Does this device have Streaming content?
    [ Mark  Apr 16, 2017 ]
    1 answer
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    There are several ways to wirelessly stream music through the Sony STR-DN1070 with its built-in Wi-Fi and support for Google Cast Audio, Apple AirPlay, Spotify Connect and more. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. Hope that helps!
    [ Larry  Apr 21, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will the HKTS 20BQ 5.1 speakers from Harman Kardon work with the STR-DN1070?
    [ RenuSameer  Apr 03, 2017 ]
    3 answers
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    yes they will it's according to the wattage of the speakers
    [ Michael  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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    I don't see any reason why the Harman Kardon speaker system wouldn't work. I am using the STR-DN1070 with a 7.1 speaker system. The speakers I am using are larger and require a bit more power than the proposed HK system, and the amplifier is working fine with my system. In my 15-foot wide 30-foot long living room I can shake the windows without putting a strain on the amplifier. So the amplifier would certainly have the necessary power for the proposed speakers, and you can use the amplifier for any speaker configuration from just a simple 2-channel stereo arrangement all the way up to 7.1. In the setup, which is straight forward, all you have to do is specify how many speakers you have and where they're at, and then then the amplifier sets itself up properly. The proposed HK system has matched speakers for left/right main and the two surrounds. Mine are not matched and the automatic setup did a pretty good job of getting the balance adjusted with intervention on my part,
    [ Michael  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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    The Harmon Kardon speakers will work great. The Sony processor can be set up as a 5.1 unit as well as the 7.1. Good luck although you don't need it with Crutchfield behind you.
    [ Kenneth  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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    Can sound be heard through a TV's speakers and through overhead speakers at the same time?
    [ MikeM  Feb 18, 2017 ]
    2 answers
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    I have not tried that and it may depend to some extent on your TV but I suspect that there would be a way to do it through the zones for speakers.
    [ Gary  Feb 20, 2017 ]
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    That depends on the TV. Most Smart TV's wont allow both. Real question is why would you want to?
    [ David  Feb 19, 2017 ]
    Q
    Can I access the sound setting equalizer hidden in "HOME/SETUP..." to adjust bass and treble for CD music without having a TV hooked up to the STR-DN1070? I don't see SETUP on the monitor as a selection option when using the the 1070 as a stand-alone amplifier for a CD player.
    [ Douglas  Jan 23, 2017 ]
    2 answers
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    I do not believe it is possible to access this without a display connected unless it is accessible through the mobile app via WiFi. I have not tried it with the SongPal mobile app but that would be the only way I could think of accessing those settings without a display.
    [ Michael  Mar 06, 2017 ]
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    I believe the answer to this question is "yes" if you have the SongPal app on your smart phone. In the app there is a "settings" panel and within that is the "equalizer" for adjusting bass and treble for front, center and surround speakers. Hope that helps.
    [ Derrick  Jan 26, 2017 ]
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    How can I get multi channel sound like I did with my Onkyo? Some programs and music I like to have equal sound from all the speakers. I can't find the setting to turn off the surround sound. Please help if possible. Thanks.
    [ Roland  Jan 13, 2017 ]
    1 answer
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    If you purchased the Sony STR-DN1070 from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the receiver in step-by-step detail to suit your preferences. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to search Sony's support site: https://esupport.sony.com/ You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Larry  Jan 23, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    What do they mean by "AirPlay and optical/coaxial digital sources cannot be output to Zone 2"? If I use AirPlay for all 3 zones, will it be heard through zone 2 and 3 speakers?
    [ Robert  Dec 06, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    No, it won't. I don't know why they even advertise Zone 2 and 3 functionality on this receiver, because Zone 2 & 3 sources are limited to [USB], [HOME NETWORK], [Music Services] or [Bluetooth] regardless of what is playing in Zone 1. I bought a second receiver to drive Zone 2 and I handle the switching and source selection with a Logitech Harmony remote.
    [ Robert  Dec 10, 2016 ]
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    Can I connect three sets of speakers to play music from the same source in different rooms, and can I select the individual sets to play? For instance, can I play music from my iPad through my living room speakers, my patio speakers and my game room speakers simultaneously, or individually?
    [ Robert  Nov 28, 2016 ]
    3 answers
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    Sort of. You can't play HDMI sources to the zone 3 speakers (if you decided for instance to hook your game room speakers up to the zone 3 speaker terminals) but you should be able to play your iPad and select the individual sets through Bluetooth to those zone speakers individually or in any combination. Also, it doesn't appear that you can have different non-hdmi sources playing to the three speaker sets, unless one of the sources is from the analog inputs on the back of the receiver (from a analog CD player, for instance). However note that if you choose to hook up your zone 3 speakers to your game room or patio, you will lose the ability to output your main entertainment room speakers to anything more than 3.1. That is, you cannot switch from listening to the zone 3 speakers and then decide you want to watch a movie in your media room in 5.1.The speaker terminals have one set for either zone 3 or 5.1on the back of the Sony 1070 so you must pick which set up you want when you attach your speakers. Assuming you have more than a 3.1 setup in your media room, this pretty much makes the zone 3 feature useless. That said, it's unlikely that any other receiver under $1,000 will be able to do much better in this regard. Alternatively, you could buy a speaker splitter to switch between the zone 3 and 5.1 settings.
    [ Sam  Dec 12, 2016 ]
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    With three-zone listening, you can connect three sets of speakers and listen to the same audio output across three rooms. The receiver can also control two separate source inputs at once. Select which signal is sent to each listening zone, so you can watch a DVD in your living room using 5.2 channels while others listen to a CD in the den using 2 channels.
    [ David  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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    I only got it for the 4k and HDCP 2.2 hdmi with passthru. From Sony: Listen in another room with three zone listening With three zone listening, you can connect three sets of speakers to the STR-DN1070 and listen to the same audio output across three rooms, with 3.2ch in the main room and 2ch each in the other two rooms. The receiver can also control two separate source inputs at once. Select which signal is sent to each listening zone, so you can watch a DVD in your living room with 5.2ch and listen to a CD at the same time in another room using 2ch. Of course you can bring it all together into one room as an immersive 7.2ch surround experience. Hope that helps
    [ Paul  Dec 06, 2016 ]
    Q
    Can you use 3 zones with one input and control zone volumes separately?
    [ Jon1973  Nov 26, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    Yes, you can adjust the volume for each of the three zones, independently, from the Sony receiver. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the receiver's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
    [ Ryan  Dec 01, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    How does this receiver hold up to the competition like Onkyo TX-RZ800 and the Onkyo TX-NR747 because I hear that they have superior sound quality compared to the sony at similar prices. Would this receiver be a good replacement to my 8 year old sony str dg 720 receiver? Or would I be better off with the onkyo?
    [ John  Nov 09, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Krissy  Nov 09, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this receiver improve the quality of my projector? The projector isn't 4K
    [ Michael  Nov 08, 2016 ]
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    Michael, It may. I upgraded to this receiver at the same time I upgraded my BluRay player and TV. I went from a 10 year old 46" 720p to a 65" 1080p 4K TV and am absolutely amazed. During the world series I watched a ball leave the pitcher's hand and could see the backwards spin & stitching as it revolved going to the batter. I was stunned by the sharpness. This was over my 1080p DISHnetwork signal.
    [ H CHRISTIAN  Nov 11, 2016 ]
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    While the Sony does offer 4K video up-conversion, you will not benefit from this feature unless you have a 4K display. I hope that helps. My bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
    [ Ryan  Nov 10, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    what is power @8 ohms?
    [ Sam  Sep 03, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    Sony only rates the power output of their STR-DN1070 receiver at 6-ohm, so there's no way to know for sure how much wattage it produces at an 8-ohm load. That said, a good "ballpark" estimate would likely be somewhere between 70-80 watts per channel at 8-ohm. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159
    [ Larry  Sep 09, 2016 ]  Staff
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    What color is the front display, and is color changeable? and brightness adjustable? Are there black plugs to cover the front inputs for appearance?
    [ S  Sep 03, 2016 ]
    3 answers
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    The display is a blue/white and to my knowledge it is not changeable. I have not had mine long but I do think the brightness is adjustable. There are no cover plugs for the front inputs.
    [ Gary  Sep 07, 2016 ]
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    The front display on the STR-DN1070 is light blue, sometimes high intensity. I have not explored Easy Setup but I did not find any reference to changing the display in the Operating Instructions for Easy Setup. Perhaps if you noodle around in Easy Setup (see page 34) you'll find something I missed. Here is the first paragraph: Setting up the Receiver using the Easy Setup To perform initial setup of the receiver, make sure a TV is connected to the receiver (page 24). Then, switch the input of the TV to the input to which the receiver is connected. _____ I thought if I wanted to cover the front ports, I'd used a piece of black plastic and 2-sided tape and it would look fairly professional. Where to get such a piece of plastic? Stores that make name tags and nameplates for desks and cubicles would have these. There were no socket plugs in my product and none are listed in the parts part of the manual.
    [ Rodger  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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    -Blue-ish -Yes, there are three dimming options...."Bright, Dim, and Off" -None are provided, no
    [ Shawn  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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    Hi, please what is the power input (electricity) for this amp? I might need to get a step up transformer to power it in an European region. It's not yet available in the UK. How many watts transformer would you recommend?
    [ Chumah  Aug 01, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    Hey there. I'm in a similar situation. It's strictly 120V AC. I purchased it in the US a couple of weeks ago but using it in Nigeria which is 230v. Specs in the user guide state a power consumption of 240W. I have a 1000W step down transformer connected to a Monster Power strip however this controls my entire entertainment A/V system, TV and all. Hope this helps.
    [ Larry  Aug 01, 2016 ]
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    Does this unit have the connected or active speaker display on the front panel? By that I mean similar to my current STR-DG1200, or as shown in the picture of the new STR-ZA1000ES.
    [ adam  Jul 10, 2016 ]
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    The STR-DN1070 will display the audio format and decoding method but does not provide a diagram of active speakers on the built-in display. You can view all of the display indicators and their descriptions in the Sony Owner's Manual. You'll find the link to download the manual by clicking the "Details" tab on the receiver's main webpage. It's under the "What's in the box?" heading. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
    [ Ryan  Jul 11, 2016 ]  Staff
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    This unit supports up to 3 zones. Can you play all 3 zones at once?
    [ omar  Jul 07, 2016 ]
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    You sure can. When you do, the main room is taken down to a 3.1 system as the other amp channels are assigned to the extra zones. I hope this helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
    [ Paul  Jul 11, 2016 ]  Staff
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    Which Sony speakers would you recommend for it, preferably 7.2 channels?
    [ Chumah  Jun 20, 2016 ]
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    We do not offer any Sony home theater speakers for use with a receiver/amplifier like this STR-DN1070. We do have a wide selection of home theater speaker systems though: http://www.crutchfield.com/g_12700/Surround-Sound-Speaker-Systems.html?tp=184 I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
    [ Ryan  Jun 22, 2016 ]  Staff
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    Does this model pass through HDMI even when it is off?
    [ wildcatgoal  Jun 11, 2016 ]
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    Yes
    [ Kevin  Aug 30, 2017 ]
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    Yes: "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." You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the receiver's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
    [ Ryan  Jun 13, 2016 ]  Staff
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