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Sony STR-DN1050

Sony STR-DN1050
alaScore 99

22 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DN1050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Sony STR-DN1050


If you're looking to expand your home-theater horizons beyond just your TV and a sound bar , then a receiver and discrete set of speakers is the next step. For a midrange price, the Sony STR-DN1050 offers a great mix of features and performance,...

The Sony STR-DN1050 receiver offers an excellent selection of features for the price, including built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Spotify, and Bluetooth. It delivered excellent sound quality for both surround-sound and stereo. Sony's user interface and remote...

Not as many streaming options as competitors; fewer HDMI ports than last year's model.

The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.

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Sony STR-DN1050


Big, muscular sound, Wide soundfield, Lots of fine and subtle detail, Rhythmic and musical, Well-featured, Easy to use

A touch of brightness at high volumes

Product of the Year, Awards 2014. A seriously good amp that balances muscle and subtlety with stacks of features at a great price.

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awesome receiver.


I used to be a jvc electronics guy until they stopped making home component receivers. switched to sony and have not regretted the decision. This receiver puts the icing on the cake. i have an iphone connected through bluetooth and it works like a...

ease of use, connectivity with other devices, integration with other sony products

can't think of any


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Solid successor to the STR-DN1040


My modest home theater setup: Sony Bravia KDL-60W610B 60" LED-LCD HDTV Sony PS3 (excellent for DVD/BluRay playback) Sony STR-DN1050 AVR Polk New Monitor speakers (awesome budget speakers when on sale): 2x 75T front L/R main channels 1x 25C center...

The STR-DN1050 is a solid successor to the previous model (STR-DN1040), but the changes are mostly evolutionary. It offers reasonable, clean power output for its class, with a multitude of sound field options, producing an excellent and accurate...

There are still no pre-outs for primary zone audio channels to combine with an external amplifier (which I'd prefer over Zone 2 outputs), and the total power output is basically unchanged from the STR-DN1040. Sony cut the number of HDMI inputs and...

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Ver user friendly


I like the onscreen menu for changing setup rather than manually dialing it in.

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Great mid priced receiver


I have always liked and purchased sony products and this was a great addition to my Sony collection , it fits right in with my Sony Hd TV and my Sony blue ray player, also love the fact it was wi-fi ready which made set up and software updating so easy...

Easy hook up and programming and sounds great

Nothing yet

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Works great really like being able to control it from my iphone

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Has everything you would ever want, can take 4k


Sony has put out a great product for the price. There are enough inputs to handle everything. This unit can jump to 4k so when I get my 4k I won't be needing a thing by the TV.This product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well with...

The easy set up by sony was great

Can't think of a thing

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Easy set up, very powerful and sounds spectacular. Same specs as the magnolia brands. No need to spend 2 grand when you can have the same performance and features for a quarter of that. Everything in the interface is common sense. Syncs perfect with my...

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Great Upgrade!


I bought about a year ago the Denon and Boston Acoustic Home Theater in a Box but the receiver it wasn't to good for my needs. I was looking for upgrading the whole home theater and to spend some money in Magnolia Speakers and receiver, but when I stop...

Great power and features



Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control: No
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD