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Sony STR-DN860

Sony STR-DN860
alaScore 91

172 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Sony STR-DN860. 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. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DN860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony STR-DN860 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on People are impressed by the usability. The price is also appreciated.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DN860 - AV network receiver - 7.2 channelSony STR-DN860 - AV network receiver - 7.2 channel

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony STR-DN860 review


Sony's done it again - this budget AV receiver offers sensational performance at an excellent price...

Big, wide soundstage Excellent clarity through the midrange Lots of subtle detail Easy to setup Great user interface Musical stereo performance

No Atmos

When all is said and done, our first impression of the STR-DN860 remains a lasting one. We knew its undeniable talents would cause problems for its rivals and this test proves exactly that. All this just goes to show that having the latest mods and...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Golfjunkie (

A great sound system.


The system is easy to operate and it has a great sound.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: jose740 (

A good product


Its very good product and the sound and quality and video are the best and i recommend it to anyone.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Jimmy (

Outstanding sound.


Perfect replacement for my faulty Denon unit. Easily installed and great sound.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: animeghost (

the best home theater receiver


This is the best receiver you can get. You can remote opporate it with any smart devise you have.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: WALKER2819 (

Great Receiver read instructions


Purchased this for a friend and they couldn't set it up properly. Just went through the instructions and all was fine. Once it's plugged in the instructions pop up on your tv screen. One hdmi cord from tv to receiver then everything else connects to...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: DoubleA (

Great Sony receiver


Does everything you read in the detail section, pretty good sound and loud as well. I like the Bluetooth feature as I use this to listen to Spotify on my phone through a quality receiver! Auto calibration mic works good to adjust your speaker levels.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Raylo (

Great buy!


Great sound, nice profile and goes great with my new 4K tv.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: MacForever (

Excellent receiver in this price range!


I reviewed many products and this one had all the qualities I wanted. After getting it home and hooking it up, I was not disappointed!

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: medic45840 (

Wonderful Receiver


I love the setup feature of this receiver. The fact that it includes a microphone and does all the hard work for is a big plus. All that is required is to follow simple on screen commands and wait for the software to perform its magic. As for the sound...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.2
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):150
Receiver Type:Surround
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.9


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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Input frequency:60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):240

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, PCM, WAV


Audio (L,R) in:4
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:5
USB port:2
USB ports quantity:2


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes

Other Features

Channels quantity:


Composite video out:1
HDMI out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.6 x 15.7 x 8.94
Package weight:388

Ports & interfaces

AM antenna ports quantity:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):240


Preset stations quantity:60
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital EX,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Dual Mono,Dolby Pro Logic,Dolby Pro Logic II,Dolby Pro Logic IIx,Dolby Pro Logic IIz,Dolby TrueHD,DTS 96/24,DTS Neo:6,DTS-ES,DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1),DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1),DTS-HD HR,DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Dual Mono, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES, DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1), DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1), DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD Master Audio
Color of product:Black
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Handheld remote control: Yes
HDMI version:2.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Sleep Timer: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p

Weight & Dimensions