Denon AVR-S940H vs Sony STR-DN1080

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Denon AVR-S940H

Denon AVR-S940H review

Dec 13, 2019

Recently I had the opportunity to try out the top receiver in Denon’s 2018 S series, the AVR-S940H, that managed to combine good features with a price that is more than affordable in order to b...

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Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STR-DN1080 review

Dec 27, 2019

Sony STR-DN1080 Is a flagship in this AV receiver series. Sony STR-DN1080 specs are one of the most appealing at this price. And here in this Sony STR-DN1080 review we want you to see other interestin...

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Product

Denon AVR-S940H
Sony STR-DN1080

Model

AVR-S940H
STR-DN1080

Brand

Denon
Sony

Reviews

409
353

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
120/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer
Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
6/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020, HLG
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Google assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
NFC

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Music Center

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

460
240

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.4

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3
43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

9/20.7
9.1/19.8
Denon AVR-S940H
Sony STR-DN1080
Denon AVR-S940H
Sony STR-DN1080

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.4Denon AVR-S940H
  • 7.3Sony STR-DN1080

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