Sony AV receivers comparison

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Sony AV receivers comparison

The operation of a full-fledged home theater is simply impossible without the use of a high-quality and functional AV receiver. We offer you reviews of the most popular models, as well as the ability to compare Sony receivers.

Best Sony AV receivers


As part of the Sony av receiver comparison, the company does not have such a wide range of receivers as competitors, only the STR-DN and STR-DH series as well as a line of expensive and unique custom devices.

Sony STR-DN1080 supports the latest multi-channel audio formats Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. The receiver has 6 HDMI 2.0 ports. HDCP 2.2 compatible, they support UHD-4K, 3D video streams and the latest HDR standards Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and HDR10. Sony STR-DN1080 supports ARC and CEC technologies for superior user comfort. There is a dual-band WiFi receiver and a Bluetooth receiver. The latter is compatible with Sony's LDAC high definition codec. Note that with these codecs the files will benefit from Sony DSEE HX quality restoration technology.

Sony STR-DH790 is an entry-level model designed to provide a premium 7.1 or Dolby Atmos and DTS: X multichannel sound experience. It's HDMI controller is 3D compatible, as well as with HDR, HLG and Dolby Vision image technologies. Two speakers can, therefore, be dedicated to rendering vertical sound effects. Dolby Surround and DTS Neural: X technologies are available to use vertical speakers even without a Dolby Atmos or DTS: X audio track. The receiver has HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 compatible inputs for the transmission to a television of all existing video streams. 4K resolution at 60 fps is supported, with dynamic metadata. Audio return from a compatible television allows you to listen to TNT programs from any other source connected to the television.

Sony STR-DH590 is a model designed to provide a quality 5.1 multi-channel sound experience. At peak, this amp can deliver up to 145 W, which qualifies it for medium to large living rooms. Sony has equipped its amplifier with a Sony DCAC automatic calibration system with a microphone, to optimize the reproduction whatever the living room.

Multichannel audio formats are supported: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, and DTS HD Master Audio. The DSD format is also decoded, from the HDMI inputs of the amplifier. Wireless music listening is possible from a smartphone, tablet or Bluetooth computer. The Sony STR-DH590 has DSP Dolby Pro Logic II to recreate a sound environment on 3, 4 or 5 speakers from stereo programs.

The Sony STR-DH190 has 5 analog audio inputs including an MM phono and a front end in mini-jack format. It has an amplification of 2 x 100 watts is capable of managing two pairs of speakers thanks to the A and B terminals. It is thus possible for you to broadcast the sound via 4 speakers in the main room, or to sound a second zone of the House. Note the separate adjustment of the bass and treble level, the possibility of renaming the inputs and radio stations or even the adjustment of the backlight level of the display on 3 levels.

Brand review

SONY is a major player in the consumer electronics market.

Founded on May 7, 1946, the company SONY is primarily dedicated to the repair of electronic equipment. The company then ramps up and markets in 1955 the first radio receiver using only transistors.

Among the major inventions of the Japanese giant, let us quote the Walkman in 1979, which revolutionized the way of listening to music and foreshadowed the advent of the nomadic products that we know today.

Today, SONY is a major player in the 4K Ultra High Definition revolution, an image format that it masters from one end of the production chain to the other, from an image capture (camera) to broadcasting (4K UHD TV). Also for a more detailed Sony receiver comparison, it would be nice to mention that this Japanese firm is also involved in the production of large OLED screens for the general public and in multiroom audio systems with its SONY SongPal Link range.