Sony STR-DN1080 vs Sony STR-DN1040

STR-DN1080 vs STR-DN1040 comparison chart

Sony STR-DN1080 vs Sony STR-DN1040 review

Sony STR-DN1080 vs Sony STR-DN1040

Sony STR-DN1080 review

The Sony STR-DN1080 is Dolby Atmos and DTS: X compatible. It has HDMI ports with support for HDCP 2.2, HDR (Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR10). This unit is compatible with Sony's LDAC high definition codec. In the STR-DN1080, a dual-band WiFi and a Bluetooth are implemented. The presence of WiFi allows using many functions such as Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast. As part of the Sony STR-DN1080 vs Sony STR-DN1040 review, it is worth noting that both devices have access to many music services, but only the DN1080 has support for Google Play Music.

Sony STR-DN1040 review

The STR-DN1040 model can broadcast the image in 4K. The connectivity is rich enough to accommodate a multitude of peripherals (8 HDMI inputs, one at the front plus 2 HDMI). The STR-DN1040 is also equipped with an MHL port for connecting a smartphone or tablet. This device delivers a 120W/channel at 6 Ohm. Also, 192 kHz / 24-bit audio playback is supported by this receiver to reveal all the subtleties of the best recordings allowed by recent digital formats: high-resolution FLAC or WAV files.

Sony STR-DN1080 pros and cons

Pros

  • The Sony STR-DN1080 to a Sony multiroom system thanks to the support of SongPal technology
  • A USB port allows audio files of FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and even DSD formats to be played (.dsf and .dff)

Cons

  • The firmware is very slow and each action takes from 4 to 6 seconds

Sony STR-DN1040 pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver can stream music from the Sony Music Unlimited music platform or Internet radio stations with Vtuner.
  • It is compatible with the Apple AirPlay standard, which will allow you to use the Spotify online streaming service via an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch

Cons

  • Users complain about the unstable operation of HDMI inputs after updates

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Rating 4.7 4.7
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Product

Sony STR-DN1080
Sony STR-DN1040

Model

STR-DN1080
STR-DN1040

Brand

Sony
Sony

Reviews

778
343

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/6
100/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

96 KHz/24-bit
96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
DCAC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX
has not

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
8/2

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

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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

has not
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Google assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

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

NFC
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby EX

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
240

Standby consumption, W

0.4
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13
43 x 17.2 x 32.9/17 x 6.7 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/19.8
10/22

Other

Release year

2017
2013
Sony STR-DN1080
Sony STR-DN1040
Sony STR-DN1080
Sony STR-DN1040

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  • 6.1
  • 7.3Sony STR-DN1080
  • 6.1Sony STR-DN1040