Sony STR-DN1080 vs Sony STR-DH790

Sony STR-DN1080 vs Sony STR-DH790

Connections & Setup

I had the opportunity to test and make a Sony STR-DH790 vs Sony STR ND1080 comparison. This is two different models even in terms of connectivity. The ND1080 has a wider range of connectors versus the DH790. The DH790 cannot be categorized as a network receiver, but it has Bluetooth. Also, it needs to be mentioned in the Sony STR-DH790 vs STR DN1080 review that DN1080 has the Phantom Surround Back technology which supplements 5.1.2 mode with 2 virtual speakers. Both receivers work at the similar firmware. It works fast and allows a user to customize many settings.

Design & Usability

The design is classic, rigorous and concise. The front panel is divided into two parts, the top is glossy, with a small elongated display, the bottom is matte, there are controls. The difference Sony STR DN1080 vs Sony STR DH790 is the presence of the USB port at the bottom of the front panel of DN1080.

Sony STR-DH790 pros and cons

Pros

  • This receiver with a high-resolution video feature, including 4K and 3D.
  • DH790 has an advanced speaker auto-calibration.

Cons

  • Does not support Ethernet and Wi-Fi.
  • It cannot work in multi-room mode.

Sony STR DN1080 pros and cons

Pros

  • DN1080 can play content from removable media via USB.
  • The sound is clear and crisp in any configuration.

Cons

  • The receiver cannot upscale video to 4K.
  • DN1080 does not support popular audio streaming services.

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Common

Product

Sony STR-DN1080
Sony STR-DH790

Model

STR-DN1080
STR-DH790

Brand

Sony
Sony

Rating

3.8 of 5
4.4 of 5

Reviews

298
95

Amplifier

Total output power, W

1155 W
1015 W

Output power per channel, W

165 W
145 W

Output impedance, Ohm

6 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.09 %
0.09 %

Channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

108 dB
108 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

6
4

HDMI outputs

2
1

AV inputs

1
has not

Optical digital inputs

1
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Sound features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Additional features

Speaker A/B switching

Dual-zone capability

Three-zone capability

Bi-amping

Pure direct

Advanced sound retriever (ASR)

Audio return channel (ARC)

Smartphone remote control

Apple Air-play support

Signal processing

HDMI signal pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D signal pass-through

Audio formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

AIFF

WAV

FLAC

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Radio

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Number of preset station

30
30

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption, W

240 W
700 W

Standby consumption, W

0.4 W
0.3 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

19 x 15 x 8.4 inches
19.2 x 13.6 x 6.8 inches

Weight

23 pounds
15.6 pounds
Sony STR-DN1080
Sony STR-DH790
Sony STR-DN1080
Sony STR-DH790

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 15.5
  • 18.4
  • 15.5Sony STR-DN1080
  • 18.4Sony STR-DH790

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