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Sony STR-DN1050

Sony STR-DN1050
alaScore 96

246 reviews

Sep, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 reviews of Sony STR-DN1050. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony STR-DN1050


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1050 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Reviews about the price and usability are generally positive.

usability, price

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DN1050Sony Strdn1050

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony STR-DN1050


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1050 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on People really like the price. The usability also gets good opinions.

usability, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY STR-DN1050 A/V Receiver - 7.2 Channel / STRDN1050 /STR-DN1050 7.2ch 165 Watt Receiver WiFi Bluetooth AirPlay Plus Hook-Up Bundle Includes 3 Outlet Surge with 2 USB Ports, Two 6ft Optical Toslink 5.0mm

Sep, 2015

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Sony STR-DN1050 review: Sony's latest AV receiver is a ticket to big-bang theater


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.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

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.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Jltemlock (

"Crappy video Output"


I had a terrible experience with the SONY DN-1050 receiver. I actually went through two of them in less than 6 months before giving up and throwing it out. I bought this AV receiver primarily for use in a home theater with a projector. The video source...

The wireless connectivity options are broad

Snowy video output makes the receiver useless in a home theater

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: SocalD (



I do not think you can find a more feature packed receiver with excellent sound quality in this price range. The setup was really easy and worked perfectly out of the box on the first try. Many options to configure your surround sound speaker set up....

Lot's of features, excellent sound quality, great user interface (including iPhone!), good streaming services, dual zone, compact, simple remote

Not really a "con" but 6 HDMI inputs which is fine for 95% of us.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: raddaddy (

2 down 3rd on the way = Stay Away


I'm going out to buy a Denon and will try and sell the next exchange unit for a boat anchor. That's about all its good for.

They paid for shipping the bad second unit back

Purchased this unit based on several top reviews that I read in various places. I have no problem with the reviewers. I'm sure the manufacturer's have an extra QC check before those demo units go out the door. Unfortunately what is provided to the...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: trealout (

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

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Andy (

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...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: tonypriceless (

Receiver stopped working after 4 months of use


Receiver worked great initially, then stopped working after only 4 months. Unable to get any resolution with Sony so far. Wish I had just thrown my money out the window for what I received.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Seamaiden (

Great product and very easy to use


I have been pleased overall with this receiver. The quality is exceptional and it is user-friendly. I would recommend this receiver to anyone.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Ccoward (



We are in the process of building a house and i can not wait to hook it up. I will be running my living room tv and outside tv off of this. Has all the features i was looking for and I got it for a great price on sale!!

Aug, 2015

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