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Sony STR-DN1040

Sony STR-DN1040
alaScore 91

217 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 reviews of Sony STR-DN1040. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DN1040 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony STR-DN1040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1040 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DN1040 AV-ReceiverSony STR-DN1040 AV-Receiver

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DN1040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1040 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel 1155-Watt A/V Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel 1155-Watt A/V Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 7.1 A/V Receiver

 

At the end of my time with the Sony STR-DN1040 I am surprised and happy by what I found. More and more of the content we consume comes from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Getting it from there to your AV system is not nearly as easy as it could be....

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 review: A temptingly modern AV receiver

 

AV receivers tend to feel out of step with current technology: they're bulky, hard to use, and typically lack basic features that are taken for granted these days, like Wi-Fi.

The Sony STR-DN1040 is the most feature-packed AV receiver you'll find at this price. There's built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay, plus eight HDMI inputs, which is more than any of its competitors. It also sports a truly modern user interface with...

It's somewhat expensive and more than what most buyers need. The included remote is cluttered with buttons, sure to put-off nontechies. And Sony's automatic speaker calibration wasn't quite perfect in our listening environment.

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Cliff Heyne (audioholics.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver Review: WiFi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay Oh My!

 

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a big step up from the STR-DN1030 we reviewed last year. A new Remote, GUI, mobile app, and FLAC support are just some of the improvements Sony made. Read on for a full review.

Bluetooth, WiFi, and AirPlay ; Smooth user interface ; Great sound quality

Disjointed network/app control ; Poor zone 2 integration

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver Review

 

Sony has crammed a lot into the STR-DN1040. However, that doesn't mean audio performance has been neglected. In listening to the STR-DN1040 for several weeks, and with several speaker systems, I found it to be a great sounding receiver. Power output...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheatermag.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver

 

The Verdict A feature-packed, all around stellar performer offering incredible bang for the buck. If I were down on my luck—jobless, hopeless, living on beans à la can—and absolutely had to buy a new audio/video receiver on a tight budget, how much...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheater.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver

 

The Verdict A feature-packed, all around excellent performer offering incredible bang for the buck.

Sep, 2013

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (soundandvision.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver

 

: Improved construction and sound • Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Bluetooth • 4K video with scaling Room correction didn't work in our sample

: Improved construction and sound • Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Bluetooth • 4K video with scaling; Room correction didn’t work in our sample

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Sony STR-DN1040 review

 

AV receivers tend to feel out of step with current technology: they're bulky, hard to use, and typically lack basic features that are taken for granted these days, like Wi-Fi.

The Sony STR-DN1040 is the most feature-packed AV receiver you'll find at this price. There's built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay, plus eight HDMI inputs, which is more than any of its competitors. It also sports a truly modern user interface with...

It's somewhat expensive and more than what most buyers need. The included remote is cluttered with buttons, sure to put-off nontechies. And Sony's automatic speaker calibration wasn't quite perfect in our listening environment.

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony STR-DN1040

 

Product of the Year, Awards 2013. Depth of detail, exciting and ample connectivity – this is a superstar in the making

Exciting, punchy, dynamic sound ; Layers of clear and subtle detail ; Good with music ; Plenty of wired and wireless connectivity ; Easy-to-use interface

No Bluetooth or built-in Spotify app

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg, and Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Sony STR-DN1040

 

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class A/V receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface at a premium price.

Via CNET.com

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.2
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):165

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA

Inputs

Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI in:4
USB ports quantity:1

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Outputs

Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI out:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Radio

Internet radio: Yes

Storage

Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital EX,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,DTS,DTS 96/24,DTS-HD
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
Color of product:Black

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13
Height:6.77
Width:16.9