Sony STR-DN1050 Review and Specs

Sony STR-DN1050 Sony offers the widest selection of wireless technologies, including Bluetooth, Spotify and AirPlay. This device also has one of the most convenient and simple control systems that similar devices of comparable cost can offer. See other Sony STR-DN1050 specs and facts in this Sony STR-DN1050 review.

Sony STR-DN1050 review

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Features

Sony STR-DN1050 has a configuration of 7.2, develops an output power of 165 watts per channel (6 ohms) and is equipped with decoders for all common surround sound formats, with the exception of Dolby Atmos. Receiver STR-DN1050 brings the image quality of video and TV programs in Full HD to 4K Ultra HD. With a resolution four times that of Full HD, the 4K Ultra HD format makes any image realistic.

Design and build

Despite the rather sophisticated design of the top Sony models, and receivers of some other even more exotic brands, in the home theater industry it is customary for the AV receiver to be a black rectangular box with a display crossing its front panel. That is exactly the Sony STR-DN1050, which is very similar to the previous model of the company, 1040. On the front panel of this device there is a minimal set of control buttons, and the frontal location of USB and HDMI connectors is very convenient.

Sony STR-DN1050

Connectivity

Although the previous model, the STR-1040, had eight HDMI inputs, the new STR-DN1050 reduced their number to six. Well, you have to be more modest, says Sony. The device is still equipped with three HDMI outputs (A, B and Zone), as well as two component and three composite inputs. The audio inputs are represented by four analog, two optical and one coaxial.

Setup

The STR-DN1050, like all the Sony receivers I've tested recently, is equipped with the Sony Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) auto-tuning feature. To use it, just mix the microphone in the place where the listeners will be, and turn on the sequence of test signals that are alternately played by all the speakers and the subwoofer. The system works very quickly, and the whole setup takes about a minute.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • It has very good sound quality - both in multi-channel and stereo modes
  • Sony's control interface and remote control are attractive and easy to use

Cons

  • Not as many network features as competitors have
  • Limited number of HDMI inputs

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Common features

Product

Sony STR-DN1050

Model

STR-DN1050

Brand

Sony

Reviews

270

Amplifier

Channels

7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2

Coaxial digital input

1

Composite input

2

Component input/output

2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

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

DeepColor

Additional features

Voice control

Google assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

NFC

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center

RS-232

0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240

Standby consumption, W

0.4

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

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/19.8

Other

Release year

2014
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