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Sony STR-DN1080

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Dolby Atmos®, and DTS:X

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Overview

Our take on the Sony STR-DN1080

Turn any living space into an immersive home theater with Sony's STR-DN1080. This feature-packed receiver is a great match for the latest 4K TVs and Blu-ray players. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding delivers 360-degree surround sound for the most lifelike movie experience you can have at home.

Cinematic sound for any space

Turn any living space into an immersive home theater with Sony's STR-DN1080. This feature-packed receiver is a great match for the latest 4K TVs and Blu-ray players. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding delivers 360-degree surround sound for the most lifelike movie experience you can have at home.

Take control with your mobile device

Enjoy convenient control with your phone or tablet. Sony's SongPal app is a free download for your Apple® or Android™ device. And if you have a Google Home controller, you can use it for hands-free control of music playback and volume.

Wireless listening made easy

The STR-DN1080 gives you all kinds of wireless listening choices. Chromecast built-in lets you use your phone, tablet, or computer to stream music from over 100 audio apps to the receiver. Apple AirPlay lets you stream from a compatible iOS® device, and Bluetooth adds even more wireless music options. Plus, you can stream audio from the receiver to a set of Bluetooth headphones — great for late-night listening.

Flexible speaker connections for the system you want

The STR-DN1080 has connections for nine speakers, and can power up to seven speakers at once. You can set up a standard 7.2-channel surround sound system, or you can reassign the surround back channels to be used as height channels in a Dolby Atmos system. You can also use these channels to power a second pair of front "B" speakers, or to bi-amp your main front speakers for more powerful sound. Powered Zone 2 outputs let you set up a stereo system in another room. Choosing one of these options gives you 5.2-channel surround sound in your home theater.

Powerful processing for optimal sound

Special processing lets you take full advantage of the STR-DN1080's flexible features. The receiver's Phantom Surround Back speaker setting replicates the sound of rear speakers for 7-channel sound from a 5-speaker setup. Or, if you're working with a smaller space, you can hook up just one pair of speakers, and get virtual surround sound effects without having to place speakers all around the room.

Roon-compatible for serious music lovers

The STR-DN1080 is also compatible with Roon, a subscription digital music player you download to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It gives you multi-room audio playback for all your Chromecast-compatible devices and more. Roon accesses your digital music collection from your iTunes library or NAS drive. It also works with your TIDAL subscription. Roon lets you do deep dives into your music, showing artist bios, photos, reviews, and lyrics. Roon can also suggest other artists and songs based on your selections, making it easy to discover new music you'll enjoy.

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
      • Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping surround sound
      • supports a 5.1.2 Atmos system
      • DTS:X for an immersive, 3-dimensional soundstage
    • DCAC EX auto calibration with virtual speaker relocation for easy, accurate speaker setup even in tricky spaces
    • Phantom Surround Back speaker setting replicates 7-channel surround sound with only 5 speakers
    • S-FORCE PRO Front Surround delivers virtual surround sound from just 2 speakers
    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)
    • Chromecast built-in for streaming music from the cloud with compatible mobile apps
      • supported apps include Pandora, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TIDAL, and TuneIn radio
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
    • 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)
    • DSEE HX technology upscales your music to near high-resolution sound quality
    • 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
      • Bluetooth wireless transmission to a compatible speaker or set of headphones
      • NFC compatible for one-touch pairing with compatible smartphones
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB storage devices
    Multi-room Audio/Video:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd room output allows 5.2-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 video content from different sources in two zones simultaneously
    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
      • supports eARC with firmware update
    • 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
    • 3 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 9 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Zone 2 L/R)
      • Receiver can power a maximum of 7 channels at once
      • Surround Back channel outputs can also be used as Front Height or Front B 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
    • works with Google Home voice-activated controller
    • BRAVIA® Sync™ for one-remote operation with compatible Sony components
    • intuitive on-screen user interface (via HDMI only)
    • dual Wi-Fi antennas
    • 30 FM presets
    • remote control
    • 16-15/16"W x 6-3/16"H x 13-1/16"D
    • weight: 21.4 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RMT-AA320U)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Automatic calibration microphone
    • FM wire antenna
    • Operating Instructions
    • Startup Guide
    • "Before Connecting Speakers" note
    • "How To Set Up The SongPal App" instructions
    • Warranty Information
    • Online Product Registration

    Greta unit. Set up was a breeze thanks to the set system in the unit. Wifi connection a snap, bluetooth no problem. Sound quality is great. Did I mention the free fast shipping? From a 30 year customer, thanks again Crutchfield!

    Timothy, Milton, FL

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    Sony STR-DN1080 Reviews

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    (84 Reviews)

    Great receiver! Major bang for your buck!

    Crutchfield customer from Williamsville, NY on 12/10/2018

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    So far so good! This unit replaces a fairly high-end Rotel separates (RSP-1068 pre/pro+ RB985mkII 5 channel amp) setup that was 12 years old and quite outdated. Also wanted to simplify my setup now that I am older and have multiple members of our family using the system. Setup was very easy. The auto speaker calibration worked well for me (I have heard others needed to ditch it and setup their speakers manually). I did tweak my 5.1 setup a bit after the auto-calibration, and I think it sounds really, really great so far. Sony's UI from the home screen is very user friendly, albeit a bit slow to react to commands. I have only had this receiver set up for a couple weeks now, but so far am very impressed. I had read many, many glowing reviews of this receiver online, and it is so far living up to the hype. It is the ultimate bang for your buck receiver in this price range and with this much power per channel. I got mine during Cyber Monday and it was truly a steal at that price. Bought it over the Denon 2400h, which I hear is also a great receiver. I have this hooked up to an older Sony HDTV (KDL60EX701) which is next on the replacement list. I have a DIrectv HR44 Genie, Roku Streaming Stick+, and LG UBK90 4k Bluray player all hooked into the Sony receiver, and then out to my TV. So far, all sources look and sound great. Speakers are B&W FPM on-wall flat panel monitors with B&W PV1 subwoofer. I highly recommend this receiver!

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    Crutchfield customer from Mount Juliet, TN on 12/8/2018

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    Great Receiver. Having issues trying to get my speakers calibrated. Still a work in progress. Works seamlessly wil my Sony TV and Blu-ray player.

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    Great bang for your Buck!

    Robert from Odessa, TX on 12/4/2018

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    I bought one last year for my living room surround system and love it, so I bought another one this year, Great value for a simple receiver with great sound, I bought this for my Garage system (2 channel ), so I am not using all the multi channel or multi room functions, Just wanted the Bluetooth Transmit & Receive functions as the 550 I am replacing had no Bluetooth and most I found only had Bluetooth Receive function Plays my HiRes music files very well.

    Pros: Bluetooth Receive and Transmit , Clean Simple interface,

    Cons: No Pre-Outs

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    Timothy from Milton, FL on 11/28/2018

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    Greta unit. Set up was a breeze thanks to the set system in the unit. Wifi connection a snap, bluetooth no problem. Sound quality is great. Did I mention the free fast shipping? From a 30 year customer, thanks again Crutchfield!

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    Mark from Renton, WA on 11/28/2018

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    After my older Sony ES receiver stopped working(the dreaded Protect Mode) I did a lot of research on mid, mid hi range audio video receivers. My needs were: 7.1, 4K HDMI, wireless and Bluetooth capability, and build quality. Reading several reviews here and on other sites I decided on this receiver. After removing my old receiver and connecting this one, it was time to power it up. I was not disappointed at all. So far I've had it in TV Mode to watch a football game, played a cd in Music Mode and watched a MTV Unplugged concert on YouTube via the wireless connection. The setup was pretty straight forward if you have prior experience. I chose to do the manual speaker setup instead of automated calibration setup, which takes more time but I think it's more realistic sound in your listening environment. Can't wait to listen to a Blu-Ray! Overall I'd say this is a top notch receiver in it's category. Sony has a winner with this model

    Pros: Loads of features in this price point. Very good sound with all 7 speakers. So far everything has worked the first time.

    Cons: I didn't give it 5 stars because to me, nothing is perfect. This comes close though!

    I've Lost My Faith in Sony

    Matthew from Canton, OH on 10/24/2018

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    I bought this receiver in 11/17 and I'm getting ready to send it in for warranty work for the second time. I will admit this is a very good sounding receiver. This replaced a Yamaha Aventage I thought it sounded good. In comparison, the Sony adds so much depth, punch, and power to music and movies that I now realize the Yamaha is kind of a joke. Unfortunately, that's where the pros end. The first repair was because I kept loosing audio output on anything connected by HDMI. I found if I unplugged the unit and let it sit a while, when I plugged it back in it would work for a bit. I get the unit back from United Radio, Sony's repair center, and it worked for a few weeks. Now, I'm loosing the video from anything connected by HDMI. Same deal, I unplug the unit, plug it back in and it works for a while. Another interesting issue, that popped up the same time as the video problem, is when I use the remote, I get a strip of noise/pixelation across the bottom of my TV. Sometimes this will disappear after a few seconds, sometimes not. And as others have mentioned, this unit is so unbelievably slow changing inputs (or doing anything really) that you think you need to hit the remote button again. You're thinking this while already knowing how slow the unit is. Overall, I own mostly Sony electronics and all of them have proved to be glitchy and unreliable with very few exceptions. I think it's time to move on to another brand.

    Pros: Sound Quality

    Cons: Slow and Unreliable

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    Steve from Los Gatos, CA on 10/17/2018

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    The stereo was easy to set-up. It found my Bluetooth headphone with no problems. I am still working through all the other features. Nice sound and great video.

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    Robert from Arlington, TX on 10/11/2018

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    This is an upgrade from my old Yamaha 5.1 system which worked fine but some functions were "difficult" to use. This Sony makes functions easy to use and paired with other Sony 4k devices (TV, Ultra blu-ray. etc. very easy and functional. The on-screen menu made setup simple. Connections for speakers and other devices were simplified and well marked. Auto speaker calibration was nice and easy especially with the drawings of the speaker configurations to make it easier for calibrations. I'm still learning from all the various options presented.

    Pros: easy to setup.

    Cons: Sound quality could have been a little better, but it's great, all the same.

    Great sound and picture.

    Ray from Redding, CA on 9/25/2018

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    Excellent product and easy to set up.

    Pros: Everything about it.

    Cons: None

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    Aaron from Reed City, MI on 9/24/2018

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    Solid sound at a decent price. Haven't really tapped into its potential yet, but so far the functionality and appearance are great. Has a low hum to it when it is turned off, but hope that doesn't become bothersome. The remote seems a bit slow in response, but not sure if that's because I'm using the TV remote via Bravia Sync.

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    Great mid-level receiver.

    Stuart from New Port Richey, FL on 8/20/2018

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    I have only had this receiver for a short period of time, but so far I am very pleased with it. Setup was simple and the controls are easy to use. I am using an HD base T extender to transmit HDMI over an Ethernet cable since my A/V equipment is on the opposite side of the room that the TV, but my cable box would not transmit through the extender on its own. After connecting it to this receiver the signal from the cable box to pass through the HD base T extender with no problems.

    Pros: Great sound and easy setup.

    Cons: Power cord is not detachable.

    Very good receiver, settings somewhat complicated

    John from Minneapolis, MN on 8/7/2018

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    I opted for this Sony because of the power per channel, to match what I was replacing. This is a solid receiver. It has more features than I would ever need. I don't really care about sound shaping/effects and being able to have the receiver stream from services. But as far as the basics, this is a great receiver. Hint, in order to use Dolby Vision make sure to run all the updates.

    Pros: Sound is great. Setup with the provided stereo mic is great. Front face is good looking with no bright lights (good for movies). And visual video interface is nice.

    Cons: Needs big update right way. When digging deep into settings it can get complicated quickly.

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    Rick from Seneca, SC on 7/31/2018

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    After two weeks happy with receiver thus far. Owners manual and setup sheet is written well and effective in use for setup. Decent power for surround sound and option available to use external amplifier for one channel (such as front speakers).

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    Crutchfield customer from Mobile, AL on 7/26/2018

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    Great receiver

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    Good Starter Choice Value Receiver

    David from Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 7/20/2018

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    Just to put things in context: the STR-DN1080 replaced an Onkyo TX-NR-818 (NR818 FAR superior in every respect - until it took a lightning hit to the main board). Just recently replaced the DN1080 with a Marantz SR7012 (SR7012 Far superior to the NR-818 in most respects - having trouble having TV/AV/Cable box power on/off seamlessly). With the DN1080 you choose between "sound coloration" modes - there are several and pick what sounds best. The Marantz is more no nonsense .... you get exactly what you feed it (but you can "tone" it in several ways. The sound quality is dramatically different ... but so is the price multiple ... about 5 times. the Sony runs pretty warm - the Marantz hotter (until reorged the BDI Ola and removed shelf above, added AC Infinity 3 fan cooler and cut out and extended a part of the back panel to eliminate the 3" warm air trap at the top - now it's barely warm at high volume)

    Pros: Excellent AV Receiver - for the $ Integrates well with Sony XBR and OPPO and comcast cable. Descent sound - range of "modes", good power, wifi and Spotify connect well. With any setup connection issues Crutchfield teck is TOPS!

    Cons: Electronics can be sketchy (connect to ROKU then try to change to anything else - it won't let go). As it aged sometimes it just dropped out of whatever it was doing.

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    Peter from San Diego, CA on 7/18/2018

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    I listen to a lot of radio over bluetooth and it can be mildly irritating to navigate to the correct input. Sound is excellent.

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    sth from Tallahassee, FL on 7/4/2018

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    Good hardware, excellent sound, nice compatibility

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    Crutchfield customer from Pleasanton, CA on 6/21/2018

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    buying process from Crutchfield was very easy. Sony 1080 is remarkably easy to set up and very simple to operate. I replace an older high end Pioneer receiver that had more bells and whistles and options but frankly were almost impossible to understand how to operate. The Sony is very straight forward with a good simple user interface on your TV. I was a little disappointed there are not options for different sound for sport and gaming vs Movie, but the overall sound seems much better than my older Pioneer. I am still exploring and experimenting with settings so that may all work out. Overall I would recommend as I think they have created a good user experience and a quality receiver. Disclaimer- I have a high end surround sound system but am not an audiophile.

    Pros: competitive price easy to set up Straight forward user interface simple remote

    Cons: not as many user options does not support higher end surround sound set ups. (9.1)

    I had the Sony ES before but this serves my purpose

    Fif from North Bergen, NJ on 6/21/2018

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    One less star for having Chromecast but only for audio and not video. Why have Chromecast when you still have to keep a Google Chromecast to do everything?

    Pros: Easy to setup, the onscreen display is intuitive.

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    Terry from Mansfield, OH on 6/2/2018

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    Not a bad receiver, a little hard to configure for only 5.1 surround with front l, R,Center,Sub & 2 rear surrounds but finally got it. The auto mic set up leaves a lot to be desired, it kept saying to replace the front right for accurate reading and it was clearly in the open with no obstructions.Could use more power for some reason,have to turn the volume up to around 70 for decent listening and my small rom is only about 12x12. took off a star for Crutchfield service because I did not receive the free cable labels and the receiver was not double boxed to protect it from the shipping gorillas at UPS who just love to toss electronic item around as we've all seen on youtube.Crutchfield used to automatically double box the item from back in the early 90's up until a few years ago.Now I guess you hae to order by phone and request it to the sales person

    Pros: good sounding receiver for the price.Fairly easy to set up

    Cons: could have more power.not crazy about all the online crap I'll never use.Won't use netflicks,youtube tv, google etc or video games. Should have more analog inputs for tape decks,cd recorders etc. , also should have built-in phono preamp.

    Not the High Definition Multi-Room Receiver you'd Expect

    Julian from DALLAS, TX on 5/30/2018

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    Bought the Sony receiver specifically to be compatible with my new Sony 4K HDR TV. Unfortunately Sony's HDMI connections do not support 4K HDR 60 hz signal. I tried 2 of these STR-DN1080 as well as the Sony STR-ZA810ES. The 1080s were not at all able to pass the signal through and the 810 was not stable the screen constantly flickering and eventually going to a black screen. They worked okay with less than 60 hz HDR or if you used Standard Definition. Finally purchased the Onkyo TX-RZ820 used all the same cables and TV and I had no trouble getting the system set and working. Other problems with the Sony receivers included the ability to setup multi-room HDMI zone out. Turning on or modifying the 2nd HDMI Zone always caused interference with the Main HDMI zone. The only way to resolve was to turn off the unit and turn back on. Not what you want after paying for something you expect to work as advertised. If you want a receiver that can handle 4k HDR 60Hz and you want multi-room video capability, this is not the receiver to go with. Thanks to Crutchfield I was able to find a compatible receiver that met my expectations.

    Pros: - Good Sound - Compact - Cooler - Low price

    Cons: - Not compatible 4K HDR 60hz - Not stable multi-room video

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    Crutchfield customer from Port Townsend, WA on 5/23/2018

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    Nice looks, good features. Being able to play music directly to the receiver (via internet or wi-fi) from any computer or phone is great, and Chromecast works fine. The receiver has enough power to feel the movies or rock the house, all good. On-screen adjustments are easy, and the remote is relatively simple.

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    Chris from Soldotna, AK on 5/7/2018

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    Recieved my new receiver, arrived on schedule as promised. Set up was a breeze. The box was missing the calibration mic, batteries and FM antenna. I emailed support and they shipped the missing parts the next day. Great price, great support and awesome people. I have always used Sony products because they never let me down. I highly recommend the STRDN1080, it does everything I need, and it fits in my budget. Great job Crutchfield!

    Pros: Great product and budget friendly.

    Cons: None

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    James from MS on 3/25/2018

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    Great sound & quality

    Pros: 100 watts per channel

    Cons: None so far

    Sony lives up to expectations

    Don L from Tucson, AZ on 3/20/2018

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    Having decided to upgrade to 4K TV, I wanted to take full advantage of the features of the STR-DN1080. I've had 2 previous Sony receivers and because it is very similar to control, this was the obvious choice for me. Plenty of power and features and the speaker calibration with the included microphone dramatically simplified the installation.

    Pros: Ease of setup Speaker calibration a snap Power and versatility

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Nipomo, CA on 3/17/2018

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    Easy setup, great sound and versatility. Everything a top-notch AVR receiver should be. Price did go up $100 while I was looking, but still worth the money. Crutchfield support is awesome too!

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    Great bang for the buck

    Jay from Poway, CA on 3/15/2018

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    This thing is awesome for the price! I'm especially at awe with the automatic calibration, barely any further adjustments were needed after the initial ca. It also sounds better than my previous Onkyo TX-SR705 AVR.

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    Strong features but the remote is missing half of the inputs

    Mike from Durham, NC on 3/13/2018

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    Strong features but the remote leaves a lot to be desired. You MUST use a menu to select half of the hdmi inputs. Really? Yes. My STR-DH820 (and also 800) which this replaces has ALL inputs selectable on the remote. Its' a big remote - but importantly I can go directly to any input from the remote. This annoys me every, single, time, I have to access one of those, such as the 2nd game console. Every. Single. Time. Major one star ding for this. Almost did a 2 star ding for it. Indeed it probably would have been a deal breaker for me; Certainly would have been for my wife. What was Sony thinking?

    Pros: Lots of inputs

    Cons: Must use a menu to select half of the hdmi inputs. Really? Yes.

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    Crutchfield customer from Philipsburg, PA on 3/13/2018

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    Great!

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    Crutchfield customer from Erie, PA on 2/27/2018

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    Just beginning to learn all that it is capable of. Not a bit disappointed as of yet.

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    Fantastic!

    Jack from Los Angeles, CA on 2/27/2018

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    Replaced an STR-DN860 with this model. It carries 4K HDR signal perfectly, making the Bravia Sync feature a breeze for anyone with a set top box (Apple TV, etc). The sound is superb for the value, you won't be disappointed.

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    Excellent purchase

    Dan from Sheboygan, WI on 2/25/2018

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    Excellent unit, very easy setup and the sound is great for music or movies. I've never regretted a Sony purchase and Crutchfield's staff was great to work with as usual.

    Pros: Easy setup & surround sound quality

    Cons: None yet

    My speakers have never sound so good!

    Mike from Texas on 2/18/2018

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    First and foremost the receiver itself sounds great. However I have a list of minor issues that all together subtract one star. 1) the remote control is too simple, there are too many functions that can only be accessed through the on screen menu. 2) the "songpal" app is very basic and it also is very limited as to what it can do. 3) when connecting to another source (zone 2), there are two outputs one analog (RCA jacks) and one digital (HDMI) and the analog out will only output signals that were input from analog signals (RCA jacks) and similarly the HDMI will only output signals from digital signals (HDMI). In order to allow my non-HDMI second source I had to purchase an HDMI to optical converter box to send the digital signal using an optical cable.

    Pros: Sound, features

    Cons: app and remote are too simple; zone 2

    Great receiver

    Andy from Wernersville, PA on 2/17/2018

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    Coming from A 13 year old Yamaha receiver. Sony sound quality is fantastic with better surround sound balance. Plenty of options for wireless connectivity

    Pros: Easy set up. Remote user friendly for all family members

    Cons: Wish it had a clock on the display panel but no one does

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    Brian from Iowa on 2/14/2018

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    I talked with a supervisor for your "tech support team " yesterday. I conveyed the great difficulty in getting audio output in an external speaker system streaming movie content offered by Netflix, Prime, etc.. The secret is to connect the TV and amplifier with a digital optical audio cable. I returned two components, one X900E Sony and one Onyko 810 because I was advised that the problem was with Arc circuitry.

    Pros: All three components are great products. You just need to know how to connect them to insure all their capabilities.

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    Crutchfield customer from Fond Du Lac, WI on 2/7/2018

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    Easy set up,good product

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    Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 2/2/2018

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    Great sound, easy to set up. Looks good, built solid. Decent amount of connections, though not legacy ones. The only real negatives are the paucity of optical connections and that the AirPlay and Bluetooth don't always hold their connections.

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    Crutchfield customer from Blacklick, OH on 1/30/2018

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    Easy to hook up and gives me the sound I was expecting.

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    Overall Excellent - Great Sound - Straightforward Set Up

    Jeffrey from Mesa, AZ on 1/25/2018

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    The Sony STR-DN1080 is a really top notch AV receiver. I have owned similar receivers from Pioneer, Yamaha, Samsung and Denon. The sound processing on the Sony is the best. The setup gives you a lot of control and is much simplified. This is a very well thought out consumer friendly receiver. Highly recommended at this price point. It handled all of the HDMI signals flawlessly as well communication between it and my Samsung Smart TV. The manual is minimalist, but still gives you all the information you need to set it up. The on screen menus walk you through the rest.

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    Great Sound!

    Michael from Chicago, IL on 1/22/2018

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    It sounds great! Easy to set up, and really does surround sound well. I highly recommend it.

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    Best Home Theater Receiver

    Dev from Farmington, NY on 1/22/2018

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    After spending 3 months researching which Home Theater Receiver to get, I finally both the Sony str-dn1080 and I love it. Originally i was going to get the denon avr x2400h. but having done more research i could not find a good enough reason to pay more for features I dont care about.

    Pros: Setup is easy Multi Room support for both audio and video Mobile App allows for easy connection to your 3rd party apps and media A lot of inputs for both audio sources and video 6 HDMI 2.2 inputs HDMI Output supports ARC Sounds Amazing

    Cons: 6 ohms

    Nice receiver; nice features for the price.

    Mike from Durham, NC on 1/13/2018

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    Nice receiver with lots of features. This replaces a STR-DH820 which pushes down and remains with the Sony TV it lived with. This purchased to properly pair with the Sony XBR-65900E and UBP-X800. I'm looking for some matching speakers to try the ATMOS which seems quite nice. Also looking forward to the bluetooth integration. The extra inputs are needed as well. Just too many things (esp with a son with a game console museum to hook up). Mostly also it just works seamlessly.

    Pros: Lots of inputs ATMOS Blutooth "Just Works"

    Cons: Wish it had a selectable ATMOS / 7.1 . Even without an additional amp channel I'd like have both sets of extra speakers plugged in and to be able to switch configurations (and corresponding calbration tunings)

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Crutchfield customer from Seven Hills, OH on 1/12/2018

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    I love it. Easy to setup. This replaced my Pioneer VSX-1024. The surround sound rear speakers sound more real than my old unit. Now to try and get some Atoms speakers.

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    Great sounding Receiver

    Shawn from El Dorado Hills, CA on 1/12/2018

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    I read a ton before deciding on this receiver. Most of the reviews out there from those trusted in the industry like Cnet and Sound and Vision put this as one of the best mid-priced receivers on the market and I would agree with those reviews. I am really happy with how great the sound is and how it has really added to the experience of watching movies and listening to music. I previously had a Denon from 5 years ago that was great, but just not up to dynamics and range that I have heard from this receiver. The overall experience from the user interface is good, although a bit slow sometimes. Connectivity is great and although I haven't had a chance to use the second room speakers (I still need to buy some) it seems that will be a seamless process. I am using the ARC feature more on this receiver than in the past and it is working really well. I have my LGC7 hooked up the this receiver and I also decided to hook up my new apple TV directly to the TV as well. It has been great as I can use my LG TV remote to control the TV, Sony receiver, and apple TV. It is really great to change inputs and use the same remote for all devices. Simplink is set to on for all three and everything is powered up just by turning the TV on and the native LG netflix app is even sending Dolby Atmos via ARC. Awesome! Overall I am really pleased with this Sony for its sound as well as function and of course Crutchfield was great through the buying process and questions.

    Pros: Amazing Sound, clear but dynamic Great Connectivity Easy to use Interface

    Cons: Interface is a bit slow

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Crutchfield customer from Lincoln, NE on 12/31/2017

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    The unit that I received has been unable to pass video signals but the assistance I've received to this point from Crutchfield has been outstanding. A replacement unit has been ordered. I will be sure to leave my review after receiving and hooking the replacement unit up.

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    Perfect Nerve Center for Home Theater/Music System

    Andrew from Center Valley, PA on 12/30/2017

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    This receiver is part of my first ground up HT build and I would 100% recommend it to anyone considering this unit! Anybody looking at this receiver is likely looking for solid unit, with a full gamut of features at a reasonable price. This is it! I purchased this on sale, however, I would recommend it at full price as well. I have this hooked up to a 5.1.2 system. I chose this and ran the DCAC calibration, everything logged properly. I double checked the distances and levels after the calibration and they were spot on accurate to my listening position. Inputs I have hooked up: Set-Top Box, BD/DVD Player, PS4 and I use Bluetooth for music frequently. So far all have been seamless and full 4k, HDR resolution has been passed through effectively with no A/V interruption! Only complaint (while minor) is the delayed start-up when using auto-on function with TV. I use the TV or Cable box remote to begin watching cable which initiates the power on for the receiver. The TV and Cable box turn on quickly, but the receiver takes about 10-15 seconds to turn on and begin passing video and audio to TV and Speakers. With that said, this is my first A/V receiver (have used a few HTIB before), so may be "nature of the beast".

    Pros: Price, Power, Fidelity, Value, Flexible Input & Output Options, Everything!

    Cons: Slow Start-Up

    Great quality and features at a reasonable price.

    Scott from Los Alamos, NM on 12/29/2017

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    Flawless so far, and has many features that were not present in my previous Sony receiver, such as a front USB port, WiFi, internet apps, support for 4K HDR, etc. All at a very reasonable price.

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    SONY - The one and only.

    G Money from Imperial, MO on 12/22/2017

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    One can't go wrong ordering a SONY Stereo Receiver. This is an above average system for the normal to picky audiophile at a reasonable price. The menu system needs improvement. One shouldn't have to hook up a monitor to configure. Bluetooth pairing a little difficult. Would be nice to have a Bluetooth Pair button on the front. Also, please bring back an AM/FM Tuning dial. Just because all other brands don't do it either, doesn't mean Sony has too. All in all, I would buy this system again for sure.

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: A little difficult to program. Definitely need television or monitor attached. No AM/FM Dial. Bluetooth pairing a little difficult.

    Merry Christmas to Me!

    Phil from Heber Springs, AR on 12/22/2017

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    Great product and price! Merry Christmas to me!

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    HARRY BERNARD from Hedgesville, WV on 12/19/2017

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    Sorry I will not put the product into operation until on or about 8 Jan

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    Harvey E from Smithtown, NY on 12/16/2017

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    Fantastic Receiver

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    Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/12/2017

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    I have not yet taken the dn1080 to its permanent home but did run a quick shakedown cruise connected to Ethernet, radio antenna, Visio tv (HDMI) and iPad Bluetooth. It seems like I am always running out of inputs. The 6 hdmi in on this unit and Black Friday pricing sealed the deal for me. Everything I tried worked as advertised, including audio from tv over hdmi and audio from ipad via Bluetooth. The box and ad copy brags about AirPlay for Apple but there is nothing about it in the operation manual and it didn't magically appear as an option on my IPad; but, I did not yet pursue it with my normal perseverance. Despite several emails form Crutchfiled warning of possible delayed delivery (3 weeks) it arrived on my doorstep just several days after I confirmed that I wanted it even if delayed significantly, I will update after I ring out all of the features in its permanent home. Hopefully it will get to 5 stars.

    Pros: Six HDMI in. Lots of features and flexibility

    Cons: No guidance on Airplay use. Tiny black on black front panel buttons with even tinier labels. I would have to install it at eye level with a floodlight to use these controls so probably will make do with the remote and turn the tv on even just to listen to audio (my most frequent use)

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Rick from Clinton Twp, MI on 12/12/2017

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    So far I'm quite happy with this receiver, although I only have it hooked up to two channels so far. I hope to have it hooked up to 5.1 soon.

    Pros: Much better menu setup than my 10 year old AVR it replaces. Sound is very good.

    Cons: Missing pre-out connections for more elaborate setups. Backlit remote would have been nice.

    great deal

    Paul from Las Cruces, NM on 12/12/2017

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    I am replacing a 17 year old receiver that cost more than this one. I have a smaller room, added 2 speakers to make a 5.1.2 setup, a 1080p display and no zone 2. I'm impressed. The sound is strong and accurate. The room correction seems to make my unmatched speakers blend better. But even with all the digital processing turned off its a great sound. I'm still making my way through all the adjustments. Dolby surround upmixer is SO much better than dolby pro logic. This was a scratch and dent. I didn't see any.

    Pros: sound

    Cons: a lot of adjustments to work through

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Tom from Escanaba mich on 12/7/2017

    I had six different brands same price range hands down this Sony sounds awesome if you know how to use it

    Pros: Awesome sound

    Cons: Input issue

    A great addition to my home Theater

    WILLIAM from Marietta, GA on 12/7/2017

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    I highly recommend purchasing this product. It took my home theater to a whole new level and having Dolby Atmos has really added to the surround sound experience. I purchased a movie that was encoded with Dolby Atmos and watched it. The experience was just like being in the theater and I can't wait to find more movies that utilize Dolby Atmos technology.

    Pros: Easy setup, great features for streaming music, and of course Dolby Atmos technology.

    Cons: When I turn the receiver on for some reason it automatically mutes itself. I'm sure it's just a setting somewhere but I have not been able to find it yet.

    Sony 1080

    Joseph from Mesa, AZ on 12/7/2017

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    Awesome sound and picture quality, love this receiver. Sony 4 life. Thanks!!!

    Pros: Sound, and picture and atmos is amazing.

    Cons: None

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Crutchfield customer from Union, NJ on 12/6/2017

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    I would have given 5 stars if HDMI pass through the system when off. My last tuner (Yamaha) allowed content to pass through to TV speakers when off. With Sony the tuner must be on for the content to be delivered to the TV. Only problem with this is that I always have to watch TV with surround system on (ran digital cable to get around this). I would recommend this tuner though.

    Pros: Easy setup. From open box to full setup within an hour. Powerful system for an affordable price.

    Cons: No HDMI pass-through when tuners off.

    HORRIBLE

    Steve from Flower Mound, TX on 12/4/2017

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    Simply a horrible product. Worse than the defective unit it just replaced. Poor sound quality, no power at all and the built in Chromecast doesn't work. HDMI control very flakey. Goes into muting or shuts off display every few minutes.

    Pros: Appearance, price

    Cons: Performance,reliability

    Crutchfield response on 12/5/2017 Steve, we're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, GA on 12/3/2017

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    Great system. All the great attributes you could want.

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    better sound than the older onkyo it replaced

    spud from Andover, MA on 11/30/2017

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    sounds great. the speaker self calibration was easy and really made my mishmosh of speakers sound like a perfect set. the only two dings: 1) my comcast xfinity X1 box would NOT run when placed on top of this home theater receiver. The Xfinity remote would not wirelessly pair. Something in this home theater receiver was outputting a wireless frequency that jammed the xfinity zigbee receiver. when i moved the xfinity box about 5 feet away, it started working again. 2) the speaker binding posts are a non-standard distance apart (black hole to red hole). consequently, all of my speaker wires, which had dual banana plug connectors on the end, would not plug in. that added a little time connecting all the speaker wires up. other than that, seems to be working fine

    Pros: reasonable price, good output power, easy self cal of the speakers

    Cons: nothing serious yet

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Brandon from Sutherland, VA on 11/29/2017

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    Awesome reciever.

    Pros: Great sound, plenty of power, more than enough inputs.

    Cons: Menu navigation for initial setup could be a little more user friendly.

    SSSSony! Simple setup, spectacular sound!

    Luke from Lutz, FL on 11/27/2017

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    Purchased to compliment a 2015 Sony Bravia 4k TV as well as a recently purchased Sony UBP-X800 4k Blu-ray player. This receiver is a significant upgrade over the Denon AVR-E300 which I have been using for the past few years. 4K HDR support, 6 HDMI inputs, Dual zone audio and video capability, wifi connectivity and support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X give this receiver great flexibility and ensure a long service life. The graphical user interface simplifies the setup process compared with the Denon and the included calibration microphone worked well for me. The Sony does not support as many third-party apps as the Denon did out of the box (i.e. iheartradio, last.fm, etc.), neither does it allow you to play songs from Spotify directly through it, but, a future firmware update may change that. And in all honesty, I don't really miss it. Most of my other devices have that capability and it's just simpler to stream music to the device via a phone or tablet than it is to fumble through the GUI anyway. Power is more than sufficient for my needs. My current configuration is a 3.1 setup consisting of two Pioneer BS22-lr, a Pioneer SP-C22 center and one Pioneer SW-8MK2 sub (I have a pair of Pioneer SP-FS52 floor standing speakers on order to complete the 5.1 setup). This receiver has breathed new life into the speakers with both music and movies. Music is more enjoyable at all volumes, especially lower volumes, while movie dialogue is now clearer than I've ever heard. I am

    Pros: Attractive styling; compliments existing Sony components well. Plenty of power for most home theater setups. Easy to use GUI. Relatively future-proof.

    Cons: Lacks support for 3rd zone. No front panel HDMI input. Screw type binding posts.

    Nice receiver

    Bear from Renovo, Pa. on 11/20/2017

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    This a very nice receiver. This replaces a Sony receiver which I purchased back in 2008 which is being relocated in my garage. The new receiver is married up to a new 75" 4K Sony XBR900E WHICH I recently purchased from Crutchfield. This Sony TV and receiver are a match made in heaven.

    Pros: Really Sweet receiver!

    Cons: None, thats why i always purshase Sony products.

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Crutchfield customer from Medina, OH on 11/11/2017

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    easy set up

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    Crutchfield customer from Bellaire, TX on 11/11/2017

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    This receiver was very easy to set up and sounds great. Works very well with the Sony UBP X800 blu-ray player and 900E TV. It has google Chromecast audio built in and that works great as well. Overall very happy with my purchase!

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    Sony has won me back!

    Curt from Bowie, MD on 11/10/2017

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    Very Happy with this receiver. I've connected this to my SONY XBR-930E with a modest 5.1 Polk Speakers setup. This receiver is leaps and bounds above my experience with my previous 2014 Denon AVR-X2100W receiver which i was never really happy with. For me the sound is amazing and I think this is a great buy for the average home user. I also have a Fire TV box hooked up to this as well and I'm very happy with the functionality there as well. I still have yet to run through all of the set up functions with the receiver but so far so good. I have used the bluetooth function with my phone to listen to my playlists on my iPhone 6 and the set-up was simple and again the sound is fantastic. I'll try to update my review as i get the chance to use the receiver more. I do wish the remote was backlit.

    Pros: value ease of use

    Cons: Remote not backlit

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Joe from Newton, NJ on 10/16/2017

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    I think that this receiver is typical of the type of receiver that is sold today. The user has less control of the equalization, dynamic range, volume for each speaker with out going into the onscreen menus. On my previous receiver the Sony STR-DE935 which lasted 17 years, all the functions you could ever need were at your fingertips. You could change the soundfield of a movie, or any audio source from small hall, large hall, live room, or over 15 other settings . I like more buttons. More buttons = less menus. The receiver remembered the settings when you changed the input from CD to Cable/SAT. The STR-DN1080 only has bass & Treble. The initial autocal sequence determines the equalization and phasing to match my room acoustics instead of relying on your own ears. The receiver still has some good qualities. The sound is very good with ample power when I have it set up the way that want.

    Pros: lots of power, 4k adaptability

    Cons: Not enough control over levels, and tonal quality. The machine determines what you rear.

    Great AVR with a flaw

    Mike from Washington, DC on 10/14/2017

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    First and foremost, the Crutchfield staff are excellent and the customer service really is outstanding. Thank you! This is a very good receiver, but has a significant limitation. If you are buying to take advantage of the new Dolby Atmos/up-firing height speakers -- specifically, the receiver does not allow height sound output when using DTS Neural:X up-mixing. This is also the case with in-ceiling speakers that are placed at middle height. The receiver works fine for Dolby Atmos encoded material, but the vast majority of content (movies, TV, games) is not currently encoded this way. So, for me, the up-mixing is a significant factor, particularly since the rationale for buying a new AVR is take advantage of the new '3-D sound' technology. The Dolby Surround up-mixing on the Sony does output to the Dolby Atmos speakers, but in my experience DTS/Neural X and Dolby Surround up-mix very differently. (Dolby Surround seems to be better for atmospheric sound, whereas Neural X seems to do a better job replicating discreet overhead sounds, eg, airplane.) This is of course all very subjective (akin to, say, a 6.1 vs 5.1 setup), but given that other AVRs will output to up-firing speakers when up-mixing in Neural X, this, at least for me, was a material deficiency in buying a new AVR. I contacted Sony directly about this, and they told me that they have no plans to update the AVR firmware to fix this. (Note that this issue also applies to the ES line.) Otherwise, this is a very capabl

    Pros: Generally great sound with good power, easy set up, generally solid features, bluetooth trasmitting option, good price, nice GUI, nice menu system without GUI, separate speaker terminals for Zone 2

    Cons: Does not output sound to up-firing speakers or middle ceiling speakers when using Neural X upmixing, using Zone 2 is difficult to figure out, doesn't work well with google home despite advertising

    Sony STR DN1080

    Craig C from Springvale, ME on 10/8/2017

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    Upgraded from the Sony STR DN 1030, what attracted me to this model was the 4k pass through. Atmos and the Phantom surround which makes a movie more realistic sounds. When watching a action move the sound isn't constant and overwhelming, instead the sound is when and where it should be and not when it isn't especially the bass. I got a open box and it's just like new. No need to worry with Crutchfield's outstanding service.

    Pros: High end Surround sound at a Affordable cost. Quality product.

    Cons: None that I have found so far.

    Upgrade Your AVR

    Jim from Palmdale, CA on 9/26/2017

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    Awesome AVR. 4K on all HDMI inputs and outputs. Clean, clear power. Easy to setup. Very useful tools.

    Pros: Works well with other brands.

    Cons: Could have used 2 more HDMI inputs.

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Crutchfield customer from Monterey, CA on 9/19/2017

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    This unit sounds great but it will not do multi-zone audio and video. Tech support really tried to help but we were unsuccessful.

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    Crutchfield customer from Huntington Station, NY on 9/17/2017

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    very good rcvr for a reasonable price. Has features that are usually not on rcvrs in this price range.

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    Exactly what I wanted

    Josh from Saint Robert, MO on 9/15/2017

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    Amazing product that does exactly what I want and is easy to use.

    Pros: Easy set up Intuitive remote and on screen controls Easy set up to use with app A lot less buttons than my old Pioneer VSC 920 with more function.

    Cons: May not be configurable enough for highly technical users.

    Great Sound!

    David from Woodland, CA on 9/11/2017

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    Wow, I can't believe how much I was missing, with respect to sound quality, until I upgraded my receiver to the Sony STR-DN1080. I have been using an old Sony Dolby Pro Logic receiver that has served me very well throughout the years. Given some recent investments into surround speakers, I decided to also upgrade the receiver. Was I surprised. I recently tried other receivers and was not happy with the sound quality. Sony, on the other hand, has excellent sound and personal experience of product overall quality and longevity. Great addition to my Sony TV, Sony Blu-ray and replacement of my old Sony receiver...

    Pros: Sound Setup Customization of settings Good power output Crutchfield support

    Cons: Auto calibrate was far from what I considered the best sounding output. Take the time and manually calibrate the system to your personal preferences. Semi-slow startup when selecting a device

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Crutchfield customer from Queen Creek, AZ on 8/27/2017

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    All the power needed for a small loft 5.1 set up. Easy to start up and calibrate with included microphone. I will not be using all the features that it offers. Great price. Why pay more?

    Pros: Straight forward receiver that is adequate for most basic setups. Great price.

    Cons: None.

    Sony STR-DN1080

    George from Berlin, NJ on 8/25/2017

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    Excellent sound, beautiful video.......couldn't ask for more especially at this price.

    Pros: Sound and video are great Easy set up Wonderful, easy to use interface

    Cons: remote lacks backlit buttons

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 8/25/2017

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    Slow connecting with tv.plus there's no dolby vision.

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    Great sound with some annoyances

    Crutchfield customer from Orange, TX on 8/24/2017

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    Nice sound. Easy to set up. It acts a little funny sometimes and changes to a different input at startup and sometimes starts off at the onscreen "home" screen. It is very annoying causing me to have to use the receiver remote and change to the desired input. It also will only upscale the video signal to 4K from 1080P. It will not upscale 1080i or 720p,etc. Otherwise, It's a good receiver.

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    Great product, great sound. No Dolby vision passthough yet

    Carlos G from Los Angeles on 6/27/2017

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    I upgraded from Sony STR-DN 1060 because I wanted HDR passthrough and it did not disappoint. All the features that have been highlighted for this product work perfectly. I only had a couple of problems with it. The new DN1080 is slower than the DN1060, it takes a while for the receiver to start working when I turn in my tv. Be aware hat Sony takes it time to adapt new technology. Dolby Vision is already available on select d Blu-ray players, but the reciercer wont update the firmware to support it until fall or at the end of the year.

    Pros: - Great features for the price - Nice UI

    Cons: - No Dolby vision support yet - Some speakers have to turn of when you enable Zone 2

    Mixed results

    Rip van Winkle from Castro Valley, CA on 6/7/2017

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    I finally upgraded after 38 years (really). Decided on this receiver based on Sony's reputation, CNET (and other) reviews and the extensive feature list. My experience with it has been a mixture of (1) met/exceeded expectations, (2) don't know yet, and (3) came up short. (1) Overall I am pleased and would probably buy it again. After an initial stumble (see below), setup was easy. It produces great sound and is pretty easy to use. (2) After keeping the same hardware for decades I am in the process of upgrading everything, so I haven't had a chance to test all the features (e.g., I only have two speakers for the time being). (3) I had a couple of disappointments that may not be so important for other people: when I first tried to set up the receiver I was surprised to learn that I needed a "modern" (i.e., HDMI-based) TV. Once I upgraded my TV, setup was easy. More importantly, I have trouble getting good FM reception. The receiver comes with a proprietary antenna. If I stretch it out towards the middle of the room and hold the end, I get outstanding reception. If I put it in any more reasonable configuration, I pick up some static on most stations. This may be due in part to the fact that I live on a hillside, but still... I contacted both Crutchfield and Sony support where I've ultimately learned that the antenna connector is proprietary and there is no alternative except to try going full DIY. Without the antenna problem, I would give 4 1/2 *

    Pros: - easy to set up and use - extensive set of features - capable of great sound

    Cons: - inadequate antenna (modest included antenna CANNOT be replaced by anything different). I get static - limited built-in music service list (does not include my favorite, Pandora) - requires connection to an HDMI-based TV in order to set it up (but, if you don't want to connect a TV, you shouldn't be paying for all of the TV-oriented features included with this receiver)

    Sony STR-DN1080

    Crutchfield customer from keyport, nj on 6/5/2017

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    over good performance, but needs a tv to set up.....

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    Great upgrade

    LL from Chandler, AZ on 6/5/2017

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    Upgraded from Sony STRDH710. This receiver is a good upgrade for newer technology. Sound is clearer and I don't have to use a splitter on my subs. Easy setup on screen guide is a nice touch. I hardwired the network so can't comment on Wi-Fi connectivity. The Bluetooth connection is finicky on two flagship phones. I thought the built-in Chromecast would be great however it only casts audio so back to a Chromecast during one HDMI input. So far so good.

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    Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 6/4/2017

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    Great Sound, setup is somewhat complex, 4K pass through and upscale are an improvement over last years Onkyo TX NR 636.

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    Features and 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
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Home-compatible Yes
    Chromecast built-in Yes
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration DCAC EX
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video Yes
    HDR-compatible HDR10, Dolby Vision (FW)
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling Yes
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17
    Height (inches) 6-1/8
    Depth (inches) 13-1/16
    Weight (pounds) 23.15
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+, EX
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, 96/24
    DTS:X Yes
    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
    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 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord No

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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-DN1080 AV receiver utilizes selected audio-grade components and parts that together add up to high-quality sound performance.

    • Class-Leading Pre-Amp Volume IC w/ Quality Capacitors: The new pre-amp goes way beyond other receivers in this class for optimum High-Resolution Audio delivery. A single-point ground and independent power supply promotes purer sound with less interference. Newly developed high-quality audio surface-mounted electrolytic capacitors, together with a more robust DAC power source and optimized substrate patterning, help to achieve a stable low range with high resolution.
    • Precision Crystal Oscillator & Jitter Elimination Circuit: Specifically designed for audio from HDMI sources, vacuum-sealed oscillators prevent signal jitter and ensure high-resolution music, and surround sound formats are faithfully reproduced with a wide sound stage. A combination of carefully tuned analog and digital circuitry reduces jitter to ensure accurate real-time audio processing.
    • High Quality Power Supply: Care and attention to the highest-quality audio starts with the power transformer. Internal wiring is vacuum-coated for uncolored sound, and a specially developed copper and steel shield ensures powerful bass and accurate vocal frequencies. In addition, each digital device has its own analog voltage regulator to keep high-frequency noise from distorting the analog signal.
    • ES Grade Solder & Fine Sound Resistor: The ES grade sound-quality solder uses a high-purity tin base mixed with a small amount of specially chosen metal elements, producing a sound that is tight and refined. The high-quality surface-mounted resistor uses pure copper electrodes to attain high volume data conductivity for rich, vivid audio quality, and is designed to address the limited space of high-density circuitry.
    • Newly Designed Heat Sink & Digital Circuit Board: Newly designed fins maximize air intake, helping the amplifier circuit withstand unwanted sound pressure and keep cool. The newly designed casting metal framework and heat sink bracket shield the circuits from sound pressure and radiation, for high rigidity and clearer sound quality.

    Assignable 7-Channel Discrete Amplifier: The Sony STR-DN1080 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). For greater stability and output power a glass-epoxy circuit board is used. Unlike cheaper resin boards, internal vibrations are reduced for less distortion, just clear high power from each of the discrete amplifiers. The AV receiver's Surround Back/Height amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate a variety of home theater setups.

    • 7.1Ch: The Sony STR-DN1080 provides 7.1ch surround in your main listening area with dedicated Surround Back speakers. Allows you to enjoy high-fidelity reproduction of Dolby Digital TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD (High-Resolution Audio or Master Audio).
    • 7.1ch + Zone 2: In this setup, you can hook up a 7.1ch speaker system in the main room and a pair of speakers in Zone 2 to the receiver. When Zone 2 is off, all seven channels of your home theater system will be powered. However, when Zone 2 is turned on, power to the Surround Back speakers will be cut off and directed to the pair of speakers in Zone; limiting you to only 5.1ch surround in the main room.
    • 5.1.2Ch: A Dolby Atmos 5.1.2ch speaker configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1ch speaker layout (Front, Center, Surround) complemented by two Front Height, Overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. In this configuration, the receiver's Surround Back/Height amplifier channels are used to power the Dolby Atmos speaker channels.
    • 5.1.2Ch + Zone 2: In this setup, you can hook up a 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos speaker system in the main room and a pair of speakers in Zone 2 to the receiver. When Zone 2 is off, all seven channels of your Dolby Atmos speaker system will be powered. However, when Zone 2 is turned on, power to the Front Height, Overhead, or Dolby Atmos speakers will be cut off and directed to the pair of speakers in Zone; limiting you to only 5.1ch surround in the main room.
    • 5.1Ch + Zone 2: The receiver is able to power a 5.1ch speaker system (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R) in the main listening area, while powering Zone 2 speakers in a second room. Surround Back or Height speakers are not available.
    • 5.1Ch Bi-Amp: The Surround Back/Height speaker channels can be reassigned and used along with the Front channels to bi-amp the front speakers, providing improved bass & treble performance. When bi-amping the front speakers the receiver is limited to a 5.1ch speaker system in the main room (no Surround Back or Height speakers).
    • 5.1Ch + Front B: With a 5.1ch home theater setup in the main listening room, a second pair of front speakers for dedicated 2ch music playback can be powered by the receiver's Surround Back/Height amplifier channels.

    DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) EX w/ APM (Automatic Phase Matching): The Sony STR-DN1080 is equipped with DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) EX 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.

    Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker settings.

    Compatible Digital Audio Formats: 3 powerful DSP (digital signal processors) support the latest 3D surround sound formats, ensuring the highest accuracy in signal decoding. The AV receiver supports the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI jacks and optical/coax digital inputs.

    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 2ch, 2.8 MHz, 1-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
    High Definition Audio Bitstream Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, 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, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

    Immersive Surround Sound: The Sony STR-DN1080 AV receiver goes beyond regular surround with the latest immersive surround sound formats - including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, DTS:X, and DTS Neural:X.

    • Dolby Atmos: With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill your home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. The STR-DN1080 has the processing power to run a more enveloping 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos layout utilizing ceiling mounted or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (sold separately). A 5.1.2ch speaker configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by 2 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
    • Dolby Surround: Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your 2ch or multichannel movie soundtracks using your existing 5.1ch, 7.1ch or Dolby Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition by improving the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie soundtracks. It does this by using four distinct surround zones that provide greater control over the exact placement of each detail in a movie sound track, so audio can be matched more accurately to the video on screen; this means more depth and greater realism for your movies. As a result, individual sounds are clearer and more distinct. It also improves the surround sound experience across the entire theater by widening the listening "sweet spot".
    • DTS:X: DTS:X will be enabled through an online firmware update coming later this year. DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to the speaker layout that best fits your space.
    • DTS Neural:X: DTS Neural:X will be enabled through an online firmware update coming later this year. DTS:X incorporates Neural:X, the latest spatial remapping technology from DTS, which provides a fully immersive output for all types of source content; this includes DTS bitstreams and non-encoded (PCM) data. Neural:X delivers a thrilling sense of immersive sound to your speaker layout regardless of the original source format.

    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-DN1080 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.

    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-DN1080 incorporates many different types of audio technologies to help your system sound its best whether you are enjoying high-resolution or compressed audio files.

    • 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).

    Flexible Speaker Solutions: Sony's flexible speaker solutions "relocate" sound to simulate the optimal position and angle for the best audio experience, working around any physical space restrictions. The Sony STR-DN1080 offers several unique flexible speakers 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.
    • Phantom Surround Back: The Phantom Surround Back speaker setting replicates the immersive sound of physical Surround Back speakers, enabling you to enjoy a 7 channel surround sound experience with only a 5 channel speaker setup.
    • 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.

    Center Lift Up & DTS:X Dialog Control: The Center Life Up feature reproduces a natural sound that feels more authentic by lifting the sound from the center speaker up to the height of the screen. The DTS:X Dialog Control function adjusts the dialog levels over background sound during playback of a DTS:X soundtrack.

    Audio Outputs: The Sony STR-DN1080 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.

    ARC & eARC Compatible: Along with standard ARC (Audio Return Channel), the Sony AV receiver will support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) through an available firmware update. ARC and eARC allow audio to be sent from your compatible TV to the AV receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your television. eARC will support uncompressed audio formats like Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, & DTS HD Master Audio - where standard ARC is limited to Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.

    Note: Your TV will also need to support eARC or ARC for this feature to work. Some newer TVs will support eARC, but most TVs only support ARC.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0a: The receiver is equipped with six HDMI 2.0a inputs for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video component; such as your satellite/cable receiver, Blu-ray/DVD player, and game system. The receiver's HDMI 2.0a jacks are compatible with 4K/60Hz video, HDR (High Dynamic Range), 4:4:4 color subsampling (not front-panel), BT.2020 video, & HDCP 2.2.

    • 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: 4K/60Hz pass-through allows the Sony STR-DN1080 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.
    • 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. This receiver supports the HDR 10 format out of the box. An available firmware update provides support for Dolby Vision and HLG.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Dual HDMI Outputs: 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 (video is output at the resolution supported by both TVs).

    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.

    Color Technologies: The Sony STR-DN1080 incorporates Triluminos Color & 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.
    • 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.

    Other HDMI Features: Other HDMI features of the Sony STR-DN1080 receiver include HDMI Standby Pass-Through, AV Sync, and 3D video.

    • 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.
    • 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.

    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 no HDMI upconversion).

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony STR-DN1080 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.

    Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast built-in lets you instantly stream a variety of music apps from your Apple (iOS 7.0+) or Android (OS 2.3+) mobile device to the Sony AV receiver. Chromecast built-in works over WiFi and allows you to connect more than one device at a time to the AV receiver, as well as control what's playing from anywhere in the house with your compatible mobile device.

    • Supported Content: Chromecast built-in offers Internet Radio apps like TuneIn & iHeart Radio; plus online music service apps like Pandora, Spotify (requires Premium subscription), Tidal, Google Play Music, and more. Click here for a complete list of compatible apps. You can even wirelessly stream exactly what's playing on your Android phone or tablet through the Sony AV receiver. Or, if you're on your laptop or computer, you can also cast any music streaming website through the Chrome browser.
    • Simple-to-Use: Simply tap the Cast button from a Chromecast Built-in compatible music app to start streaming to the Sony AV receiver. You can 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.

    Spotify Connect: The integration of Spotify Connect will enable Spotify Premium users to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to the Sony AV receiver from within the Spotify app (Apple iOS or Android). 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-DN1080, 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-DN1080 is DLNA certified. By connecting the Sony STR-DN1080 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

    FM Tuner: The STR-DN1080 has 30 presets for 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-DN1080 AV receiver features built-in Bluetooth 4.1 (A2DP 1.2 & AVRCP 1.5) for wireless audio streaming and control. The STR-DN1080 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: In receiver mode, you'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth source 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). 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 Music Center App, 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.
    • Simple Pairing: The STR-DN1080 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').

    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-DN1080'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 (including AirPlay & DLNA), Music Services (including Spotify Connect & Chromecast built-in) 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. Different radio stations cannot be played back in the Main Zone and Zone 2.
    • Incompatible Sources: Analog & HDMI video input sources, as well as HDMI audio & Optical/Coaxial digital input sources cannot be output to Zone 2 via line-level or speaker-level. DSD music files via USB or DLNA cannot be output via Zone 2.

    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.

    Wireless Multiroom Audio: The STR-DN1080 AV receiver also supports wireless multiroom audio streaming via Sony's Music Center app (previously called SongPal Link). With the Sony Music Center app on your Apple iOS 9.0+ or Android OS 4.4+ device, you can link multiple Sony Music Center compatible devices (sold separately) together to create zones, allowing you to stream the same or different audio sources from the app to multiple rooms throughout your house over your home's WiFi network. Compatible music sources include -

    • Music stored on a USB thumbdrive/flashdrive, computer/laptop, or smartphone/tablet.
    • Internet radio & online music services.
    • Source devices connected to the HDMI, Optical/Coaxial digital, or Analog inputs of the receiver.
    • TVs compatible with the Audio Return Channel (ARC) function and connected to the receiver's HDMI Out A.
    Note: Bluetooth, AirPlay, & DSD audio are not supported by the receiver's wireless multiroom audio feature.

    Chromecast Built-in Multiroom: Using the Google Home app for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.0.3+, you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast Built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song from compatible Chromecast music app throughout your house at the same time. Friends and family can even use their own Chromecast compatible phone or tablet to cast music to you system by connecting to your home's WiFi network.

    Remote & App Control

    Google Home Voice Commands: With the Google Home voice-activated speaker (8064658762, sold separately) and the Google Home App (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.2+), you can use your voice to control select functions of the Sony AV receiver. With a simple voice command, you can play music from Chromecast compatible music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity. You can also turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or stop the music - all without lifting a finger.

    Remote Apps: The Sony STR-DN1080 offers remote control from your Apple iOS or Android device via Sony's Music Center (formerly called SongPal) or Video & TV SideView apps.

    • Music Center App: Download Sony's free Music Center app onto your Apple iOS 9.0+ or Android OS 4.4+ device to control the AV receiver from your mobile device via a Bluetooth or WiFi connection. From the Music Center 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 Music Center app on your compatible smartphone. In addition, you can access stored music and other apps on your smartphone using the Music Center app. The Music Center 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 9.0+ or Android OS 4.2+ mobile device. This app can also be used to control select Sony Smart TVs.

    IR Remote w/ Bravia 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 Sync feature allows you to easily manage select Sony televisions and Sony HDMI audio/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.

    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-DN1080 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 & Name: 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. 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.

    Auto Standby & Sleep Timer: Auto Standby sets the receiver to standby mode automatically after 20 minutes when you do not operate the receiver or when there is no signal input to the receiver. You can also set the sleep timer to automatically turn off the receiver after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

    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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    Why did you buy this?

    Best value for needed features. [ JAMIE  Dec 10, 2018 ]
    Depth was the main reason. I have a shallow av closet and this fits nicely. Almost all others are too deep. [ WAYNE  Dec 08, 2018 ]
    replace an old receive. I have the same receiver in another room and it works great. [ B  Dec 07, 2018 ]
    all of the rest of my stereo equipment is sony. the current recievert is sony so I will keep my equipment in the same family. [ jerry  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    Ive had good dealings with Sony products in the past. [ M  Dec 01, 2018 ]
    Was on my husband's wish list for Christmas. [ Sarita A.  Nov 28, 2018 ]
    Compared to other recievers, this was cheaper. [ David  Nov 27, 2018 ]
    Best meet my needs for a replacement. [ David  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    Receiver needed updating and this receiver had good reviews. Also good bang for the buck. [ Thomas  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    replaced SONY STR-DH720 purchased 6 years ago with new model that is 4K compatible, has WiFi and Applie Play [ JOHN  Nov 24, 2018 ]
    I wanted Sony and I like the specs. [ RAYMOND  Nov 24, 2018 ]
    Good online reviews. This is a replacement for existing Sony receiver. [ Thomas  Nov 22, 2018 ]
    Value plus it was on sale [ Oscar  Nov 21, 2018 ]
    Have one in the house and it works great, I wanted this one for my Shop, and it has Bluetooth Transmit and receive capability which I wanted, most seem only be able to receive. Plus I have had good luck with SONY products for many years. [ Robert  Nov 21, 2018 ]
    User interface and reviews [ Gregory  Nov 21, 2018 ]
    Features, quality and price [ Peter  Nov 18, 2018 ]
    reviews/price [ John  Nov 17, 2018 ]
    Great reviews from professional reviewers and prior experience with a Sony receiver which I still use. [ Biswajeet  Nov 17, 2018 ]
    Quality & size [ LAWRENCE  Nov 16, 2018 ]
    Sony quality, unit features. [ Timothy  Nov 15, 2018 ]
    zone 2 and HDMI B and ceiling and center speaker features [ MIKE  Oct 29, 2018 ]
    AMAZON CANNOT CONTROL THE WORLD! YOUR FREE HELP LINE IS WHY I PURCHASED FROM YOU ALL. [ MICHAEL  Sep 18, 2018 ]
    I have an earlier model the DN 1050 receiver and it way out preforms a Pioneer Elite series I replaced. Adding this to my rec room in the basement. Looking forward to enjoying soon! [ W  Aug 13, 2018 ]
    Upgrading from my STR-DN1040. Love the sounds and features! [ Dennis  Jul 31, 2018 ]
    Go with my Sony hdr tv [ Robert  Jul 28, 2018 ]
    I hope its as good as I think [ jose  Jul 26, 2018 ]
    I have a shallow tv stand that is only 16.5" deep. This fits nicely. We also have whole house speakers so I wanted a receiver that could power at least an additional zone. Plus, it has all the latest encoding for HDR, 4k pass-through, etc. [ David  Jul 13, 2018 ]
    Product reviews and price break. [ Michael  Jul 13, 2018 ]
    my husband love it [ WANDA  Jul 02, 2018 ]
    Recommended by a friend. [ Lewis  Jun 16, 2018 ]
    Reviews and features of receiver, especially the hdmi inputs and outputs [ Phillip  Jun 16, 2018 ]
    Replacing a Sony receiver that does not support current 4K passthru [ CAMERON  Jun 15, 2018 ]
    This unit was consistently highly reviewed, especially for sound quality and playing music [ Dan  Jun 11, 2018 ]
    Reviews! [ Daniel  Jun 05, 2018 ]
    Price and features [ Fidel  May 30, 2018 ]
    Highly Rated !! [ FRED  May 30, 2018 ]
    best value for dual hdmi outputs and sony always has quality products [ KELLY  May 25, 2018 ]
    Best receiver for the money. Great reviews and great information was provided on it. [ Michael  May 20, 2018 ]
    Excellent ratings from professional A/V critics. [ Kathleen A.  May 01, 2018 ]
    like Sony! [ J Gary  Apr 25, 2018 ]
    recommended by electrician installing our new home theater. [ Terry  Apr 23, 2018 ]
    To complement my Sony A1e and ubp-x800 Blu ray player. [ ARINDALL  Apr 21, 2018 ]
    best on cnet and has two hdmi out's [ Maynard  Apr 17, 2018 ]
    I like Sony's products. [ Duwane  Apr 16, 2018 ]
    Highly rated [ K  Apr 16, 2018 ]
    I did research on the best top rated receiver on google and cnet and this one was at the top of the list in both sites for premium sound and options. It also has 2nd room audio which is also a feature I need. [ RAYMOND  Apr 12, 2018 ]
    Replacing a 25 year old Sony receiver. Has all necessary inputs and capabilities. [ Vicky  Apr 12, 2018 ]
    read multiple reviews from CNet and other reputable sites. This had the features I wanted at a price I was willing to pay. [ Raymond  Apr 10, 2018 ]
    well review by wha hi-fi and others. sony es components have been good to me in past. [ michael  Mar 29, 2018 ]
    #1 reviewed receiver by cnet [ TODD  Mar 28, 2018 ]
    Best Reviewed Affordable ATMOS receiver [ Herbert  Mar 23, 2018 ]
    High customer reviews, hoping it works seamlessly with the new 4K Sony TV and UHD player that I bought from Crutchfield over past 2 months. [ Scott  Mar 23, 2018 ]
    Sound & Quality!!! [ T  Mar 20, 2018 ]
    Have the older version -- needed to upgrade to the 2.2 compliant for 4K - My Tv and other systems were not happy with my old unit. This does it without breaking my bank and is a step up from my STR-DN690 .. [ Scott  Mar 15, 2018 ]
    Reviews on sound quality [ C  Mar 10, 2018 ]
    Very good reviews, good price, and all of the features I need. [ Michele  Mar 10, 2018 ]
    Just another addiction to my new 4K video system . [ A  Mar 09, 2018 ]
    Features to price ratio [ Carlos  Mar 08, 2018 ]
    Good revies on Crutchfield and AV forum. [ Janne  Mar 01, 2018 ]
    Great Reviews!! [ Erik J.  Feb 23, 2018 ]
    Features offered, specifically connectivity options (Bluetooth, Chromecast, Airplay, Dolby Atmos) as well as online reviews. [ James  Feb 12, 2018 ]
    Great quality, great features and 2 zones which were important to me. [ Johnny  Feb 08, 2018 ]
    High quality reputation, multiple HDMI ports, 100 watts/channel [ Thomas  Jan 14, 2018 ]
    LCAD (Sony's Proprietary) Wireless Bluetooth Streaming from Receiver [ Karen  Jan 09, 2018 ]
    Best reviews by far for a low to mid range receiver. Easy to use is a must for a loft gaming/movie/music room. This will hopefully be a great fit. [ CHRIS  Dec 23, 2017 ]
    new home build and needed the features to make gameroom and living room both have easy control for different medias [ Ben  Dec 14, 2017 ]
    After reading the various reviews I said to myself this is what my friend has been looking for. I have purchase from Crutchfield years ago and I keep coming back. [ John  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    Highly recommended by several audio publications and websites. [ Randy  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    Talked to cructchfield customer support, Hunter helped. [ NAGASIVA GANGA  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    Great reviews and old amp was 16 years old without HDMI. [ Bryce  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    CNET rating. Black Friday deal. [ David  Nov 23, 2017 ]
    Reviews very positive [ David  Nov 22, 2017 ]
    Has the features I want, it received a good recommendation from the CNET editors and was priced right. [ Ronald  Nov 22, 2017 ]
    Best value based of of online reviews, replaced Denon AVR-2000 that had HDMI issues [ M  Nov 21, 2017 ]
    at this time based on reviews only. [ vijay  Nov 20, 2017 ]
    Sony makes great recievers [ RICHARD  Nov 20, 2017 ]
    excellent reviews with bluetooth and wifi [ David  Nov 19, 2017 ]
    Past experience with Sony. All my components are Sody [ Gary  Nov 19, 2017 ]
    Upgrading from old system. Full features I need and a favorable price. [ Thomas  Nov 18, 2017 ]
    i have a history of buying this line of receiver. [ kenrick  Nov 17, 2017 ]
    Good reviews and top receiver [ Pradeep  Nov 17, 2017 ]
    Good reviews. Sony quality. Needed new AV receiver to replace my 20 year old Technics one. Price drop to $400 [ Stephen  Nov 16, 2017 ]
    Based on 2017 Reviews, it is the best AV Receiver under $600 [ Vincent  Oct 26, 2017 ]
    Made this purchase to upgrade my current Denon AVR-X2100W that was purchased in 2015. The Denon is not is not fully compatible with our new Sony XBR-65x930E. [ Curtis  Oct 14, 2017 ]
    Needed to upgrade 5 year old receiver. And this seems to be the best price point. [ Steven  Sep 14, 2017 ]
    Has all the features you could want in a modern receiver, reviews from all over are nothing but complimentary. Needed to replace a 1999 year ES model, and this seemes like the best solution, instead of the bigger, NON-wireless/internet/usb media savvy ES units. The Music Connect app for your phone is way easier to use than the onscreen menus which are a bit slow. Look forward to using it for years to come... [ DAVID  Aug 30, 2017 ]
    I am a big Sony fan... [ David  Aug 28, 2017 ]
    Positive reviews from several websites [ JOHN  Aug 17, 2017 ]
    I have had best experience with Sony versus others. [ T  Aug 04, 2017 ]
    Cost and quality. [ L  Jul 29, 2017 ]
    Good experience with DN-1070. Fast free delivery and no sales tax when buying from Crutchfield. All my TV's are Sony's, and other hardware including phone, computer and Apple TV are Apple products. I liked the compatibility. I will say that everywhere I checked the price for this receiver was the same. I have a feeling I am paying list price and am not particularly enamored with that - but I wanted it now. [ Paul  Jul 23, 2017 ]
    Best receiver for multi-room digital audio. [ Peter  Jul 15, 2017 ]
    I purchased this receiver because I already have one on my main theater system, and wanted the same capability on the master bedroom system. [ Kent  Jul 14, 2017 ]
    great reviews low price atmos and dts X [ Douglas  Jul 12, 2017 ]
    on line reviews [ chad  Jun 20, 2017 ]
    Interested in virtual speaker shift given my room layout [ Aaron  Jun 07, 2017 ]
    Ability to send audio out to Bluetooth headphones. [ Berry  Jun 03, 2017 ]
    Cnet review [ steve  May 29, 2017 ]
    Excellent Reviews [ reada  May 25, 2017 ]
    good reviews !!! good quality !! [ Patrick  May 22, 2017 ]
    To replace older receiver. The various reviews were good, and the price is good too. Also I have been pleased with Sony products. [ Barry  May 17, 2017 ]

    36 questions already asked

    Yes. [ Aviezer  Nov 15, 2018 ]
    don't see why not but it is only my best guess. Why not simply run as as, and do the upgrade once you add the speakers. sorry that I am not much help. Perhapss an email to Sony audio tech support. Good Luck [ Stephen  Nov 15, 2018 ]
    Yes it does. I run everything through the STR DN 1080 ( DirecTV, Xbox One X, Playstation 4 Pro,) and my TV displays all HDR+ content. [ Jim Thomas  Oct 26, 2018 ]
    This receiver absolutely handles 4k and HDR I have a Nvidia Shield TV and PS4 Pro connected through this receiver and regularly play 4k content including 4k HDR movies via the Nvidia Shield TV without issue. Just be sure the HDMI cable can handle the signal. [ Steven  Oct 19, 2018 ]
    "Maintain 4K quality from source to screen-the 4K pass-through feature allows data to pass through the receiver without compromising image quality, and is HDCP 2.2-compatible." [ Berry  Oct 19, 2018 ]
    You tube 4K content, thru a DISH Hopper, thru the STR-DN1080, to LG OLED 4K TV works perfectly. Great 4K experience. Enjoy, BS [ Bill  Oct 19, 2018 ]
    Yes you can. We also control a Sony CD player as well. [ Gordon  Aug 03, 2018 ]
    The remote that comes with this receiver does not have buttons to control other individual components per se, only power, source changes and receiver settings. It is smart in that if you turn on hdmi control on it and those other components, the tv will come on automatically, and sources powered on will switch the input on the receiver automatically. Newer Sony televisions will recognize the receiver is on and sync the volume controls where when the receiver is used, the tv gets automatically muted and it's volume controls then control the receiver, which is nice. The Sony Music Center smartphone app is also nice which will control all receiver functions thru the app, including power, source and streaming selections. When the receiver is on, it will be recognized by Apple airplay devices or Bluetooth as a playback source, and can be easily selected on your phone as well. These advantages make the somewhat limited remote that comes with the receiver not s big deal if it sits on a table somewhere relatively unused. I have enjoyed my str-dn1080 since last year and am glad I chose this smart receiver, and it sounds great! [ DAVID  Aug 03, 2018 ]
    If your remote has the ability to control more then one device, it should work. I use a Harmony remote to control my AV equipment. [ PAUL R  Aug 03, 2018 ]
    Yes you can. Turn on CEC and as you use the modes the other components can be controlled ie, volume, stop, pause, play, ff, rewind etc [ Jim Thomas  Aug 03, 2018 ]
    The Sony STR-DN1080 does have zone 2 outputs to power a pair of speakers in another room/area of your home. However HDMI audio & Optical/Coaxial digital input sources (like an AppleTV) cannot be output to zone 2. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Aug 07, 2018 ]  Staff
    Yes, it has a very nice ready to use GUI. [ Jim Thomas  Jun 02, 2018 ]
    Yes. My in-laws have the 1070 and it is very similar, if not identical. [ DAVID  Jun 02, 2018 ]
    Yes, on the back of the receiver, there are 2 subwoofer outputs. [ Tong  May 24, 2018 ]
    Yes it is that easy, it has 2 sub outs and I run it that way. [ Steven  May 23, 2018 ]
    No, you need to connect a streamer like FireTV to stream via HDMI input. [ Albert  Feb 14, 2018 ]
    no. It does not have apps or stream content. [ Jon  Feb 14, 2018 ]
    Sorry.can't help. Really have no idea... [ Richard  Feb 08, 2018 ]
    Speak to a technician [ HARVEY  Feb 08, 2018 ]
    It is best to use banana plugs with the STR-DN1080. I use the Mediabridge Banana Plugs that can accommodate 8-18 AWG speaker wires. [ Aviezer  Feb 04, 2018 ]
    work well [ Tai  Jan 28, 2018 ]
    Not sure if I have enabled this feature yet. Waiting to connect my two ceiling speakers later this month. That said i am pleased with this Sony unit. I have repositioned my 2 rear surround speakers and they sound much better as well. I have a 5-1 setup [ Stephen  Jan 27, 2018 ]
    Sorry, haven't tried it. [ JEFFREY  Jan 27, 2018 ]
    Don't really know haven't used it but the receiver itself so far is nice [ Daniel  Jan 27, 2018 ]
    Just one. The Built-in Bluetooth can transmit audio wirelessly to a single Bluetooth speaker or a single pair of Bluetooth headphones. The wired speakers will be muted when transmitting to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones. [ Ryan  Jan 19, 2018 ]  Staff
    not sure. I don't have a turntable [ Brandon  Jan 03, 2018 ]
    Dick, I'm not sure if a turntable has to go through a preamp and then to the receiver, best call Crutchfield customer service. There are rca inputs. [ Mark  Jan 03, 2018 ]
    From Sony: To connect a turntable that only has a PHONO output jack, you need to connect a phono equalizer (not supplied) between the turntable and this receiver. Then you could connect it to one of the RCA input jacks such as video one as long as that HDMI port is not being used. [ Kevin  Jan 03, 2018 ]
    Yes, You will need to download an app to run the amp [ Mike  Dec 31, 2017 ]
    Unfortunately the only way to power the device is by the receiver remote and on the device. I personally have not been able to find a way to power the device from an iOS device, however, AirPlay still works great once the receiver is on. [ A  Dec 31, 2017 ]
    The 165 watt rating provided by Sony was taken with a 1kHz test tone running through the amp. We use the more accurate full-bandwidth (20-20,000Hz) wattage rating. Basically, when every single audible frequency between 20Hz and 20,000Hz is run through two channels of the amp at the same time, it produces 100 watts continuous (at 6 Ohms). For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan  Jan 05, 2018 ]  Staff
    Yes, once paired via Bluetooth. It also plays music from your computer via iTunes. [ Dennis  Dec 17, 2017 ]
    I have not tried personally but manual for unit describes procedure for pairing and listening through Bluetooth headphones. [ Michael  Dec 17, 2017 ]
    Hi I just bought this unit with a pair of wireless so y headphones and Works great, o problem Good luck you'll be. Dry happy with the unit [ HARVEY  Dec 16, 2017 ]
    Sorry, I have not hucked it up and will not until early next year [ HARRY BERNARD  Dec 15, 2017 ]
    No directly, no. The Sony does not offer built-in compatibility with either Google Home or Amazon Echo but you can add a Logitech Harmony Home Hub (which is Alexa compatible) to control it (and other infrared devices) from an Amazon Echo: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_596HMNYHUB/item.html For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan  Dec 13, 2017 ]  Staff
    Sorry can not answer that I donot have a google or echo [ Daniel  Dec 12, 2017 ]
    I do not know. [ Richard  Dec 11, 2017 ]
    The wireless subwoofer in that soundbar system will only connect to the bar included with it. Also, the soundbar is not designed to work with a theater receiver. It is a stand alone powered speaker that will connect to the TV/projector without the need for a theater receiver. We do have wireless subwoofer kits that can work with this Sony receiver and others like it. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for a personal recommendation. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Dec 04, 2017 ]  Staff
    I have no idea, I returned the Sony and purchased an Onkyo and like it much better. [ Douglas  Dec 04, 2017 ]
    Living in the US, mine was 120. But, if you call Crutchfield, you can get a knowledgeable answer. Good luck. [ C Michael  Nov 18, 2017 ]
    No just bass and treble, but you can adjust independently for each speaker pair. Allegedly the automatic calibration/speaker setup with the mic adjusts for speaker/room frequency deficiencies, and then you can chose from 3 'calibration tyoes' Full flat, engineer and front reference. I like the engineer and front reference settings they brighten up the audio a bit. All in all not having a parametric settings like my older Sony es Receiver has it not really a big deal. The airplay and wireless/networking advantages more than make up for that. I quite enjoy my 1080 Receiver. [ DAVID  Oct 31, 2017 ]
    I didn't keep the Sony, I didn't like it. I belive the subwoofer crossover was set to 120hz. I exchanged for the Onkyo TX NR777 and I love it. [ Douglas  Oct 31, 2017 ]
    There are ways to have a wireless home theater system, but none of them use a home theater receiver. Sonos is one of the brands that offers a solution where you don't need to run wire all over the room. There are others too. I recommend calling an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for a personal recommendation on a system. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Oct 16, 2017 ]  Staff
    Yes, I have the same set up and it works flawlessly and sounds great! [ Todd  Oct 08, 2017 ]
    It should be perfect but call Crutchfield tech support to double check impedance. Good luck [ C Michael  Oct 08, 2017 ]
    According to the owner's manual (page 43) you would need to go into the "Setup" menu, select "Zone 2 power-ON" and then you can adjust the volume for zone 2 from either the Sony's remote or the front panel volume control. Zone 2 audio is also only output in stereo/2-channel. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Oct 15, 2017 ]  Staff
    Home theater receivers do not offer the required "monitor Loop" connections needed for the external EQ of the Bose 901 speakers. The Yamaha R-S700 stereo receiver offers the required connections and has been a very popular model for owners of the Bose speakers: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_022RS700/item.html [ Ryan  Sep 27, 2017 ]  Staff
    I don't know of an app but connecting it to the usb port and then using the amp remote press listen (select) usb and the contents should be displayed buy all music or artist or folders. [ Lynette  Sep 18, 2017 ]
    There doesn't seem to be any Sony app that's designed to help manage and control their receivers. I don't have the Walkman to try but don't even know what app I'd hope to use. [ Jon  Sep 18, 2017 ]
    Hey Clifford. The ST5000 is really designed to be a stand alone solution - so it would not be a good match for running as a center channel. If you're looking to upgrade your system though, I would recommend calling or chatting with an Advisors online. They can help discuss what options there are, and what will work with the gear you already have. [ Jeff  Aug 29, 2017 ]  Staff
    Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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. [ Kenny  Aug 18, 2017 ]  Staff
    Are you referring to 6 *ohm and 8 *ohm speakers? If so, the Sony STR-DN1080 would accommodate a 6-ohm center speaker with 8-ohm being used for the rest. Each of the receiver's 7-channels are stable down to 6-ohm (minimum); so speakers 6-ohm or higher would work. If you'd like to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Hope that helps! [ Larry  Aug 05, 2017 ]  Staff
    I have this receiver, you can output any HDMI source to HDMI ZONE. However, you will not hear HDMI audio on Zone 2 only analog audio. You would need to connect to a powered amp to get audio to external speakers. [ Albert  Feb 14, 2018 ]
    Sorry, no. External sources connected to the receiver's HDMI, optical, coax digital and analog audio inputs cannot be output to Zone 2 (powered or pre-amp). So, you would either need to use the TV's built-in speakers or, you can connect the audio output of the second TV to an external amp or powered speaker. [ Ryan  Jul 20, 2017 ]  Staff
    I was afraid it might not power my older 4 ohm speakers properly, but it does great and does not trigger errors. [ DAVID  Aug 03, 2018 ]
    Per the owner's manual the minimum impedance supported is 6-ohm across all seven channels. For more details, or to discuss further please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Hope that helps! [ Larry  Jul 08, 2017 ]  Staff
    It has passthru but why would you not want your receiver running the sound? [ Lonnie  Jul 03, 2017 ]
    The str-dn1080 has pass-through hdmi so you can watch tv with the unit off. I haven't checked but I think it plays the last selected source. [ Jonathan  Jul 02, 2017 ]
    No, but you will have to turn on the hdmi pass thru in the options menu. It is off by default. [ Thomas  Jul 02, 2017 ]
    No. The receiver does not have to be on always, but you have to set it in the System Setup menu. [ Jesus  Jul 02, 2017 ]
    Yes. The manual says there is an option to biamp the front speakers with one of the additional channels. [ Jonathan  May 31, 2017 ]
    The Sony STR-DN1080 features line-level (RCA) zone 2 outputs which can be fed to an external amplifier to power your zone 2 speakers. However, both subwoofer outputs are designated for the main zone. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. Hope that helps! [ Larry  May 27, 2017 ]  Staff
    USB, Home Network (including AirPlay & DLNA), Music Services (including Spotify Connect & Chromecast built-in) and Bluetooth input sources are supported in Zone 2 via line-level or speaker-level output. However, HDMI audio & Optical/Coaxial digital input sources cannot be output to Zone 2 via line-level or speaker-level. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Larry  May 18, 2017 ]  Staff
    Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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. [ Kenny  May 16, 2017 ]  Staff
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