Sony STR-ZA810ES vs Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STR-ZA810ES vs Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STR-ZA810ES review

The STR-ZA810ES is a 7.2 channel receiver whose amplifier delivers 100 W/channel. The receiver works with the latest formats such as HDR and surrounds sound technologies. In comparison Sony STR-ZA810ES vs Sony STR-DN1080, the STR-ZA810ES has bi-amping to produce more detailed sound. Built-in D.C.A.C. auto-calibration technology evaluates the sound picture, emulating the sound of optimally placed speakers. There is also Phantom Surround Back technology, which allows users to achieve virtual 7-channel from a 5-channel configuration.

Sony STR-ZA810ES

Sony STR-DN1080 review

Sony STR-DN1080 is a 5.1.2 channel device with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X as the STR-ZA810ES but has higher amplifier power – 165 W/channel. The remaining connectivity options are quite modest: optical and coaxial inputs, Bluetooth, as well as Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Wireless interfaces also include Chromecast, UPnP and Spotify Connect. The auto-calibration system is the same as in Sony STR-ZA810ES.

Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STR-ZA810ES pros and cons

Pros

  • The "In-ceiling mode" adjusts front speakers in such way that the dialog sound goes straight perpendicular to the listener, instead of from above
  • Very natural colors and amazing clarity - it is possible to watch a picture from one source, and sound from another, which allows you to connect, for example, an equalizer to the sound channel

Cons

  • There is no phono connector

Sony STR-DN1080 pros and cons

Pros

  • It is also possible to control the STR-DN1080 using the Google Home smart speaker
  • The proprietary multi-system Music Center has been finalized and now the transfer of music between compatible Sony components is more simple and stable

Cons

  • There is no possibility to use wireless rear speakers
  • At high volume, non-linear distortions appear that can be heard

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Product

Sony STR-ZA810ES
Sony STR-DN1080

Model

STR-ZA810ES
STR-DN1080

Brand

Sony
Sony

Rating

4.2 of 5
3.8 of 5

Reviews

11
298

Amplifier

Total output power, W

700 W
1155 W

Output power per channel, W

100 W
165 W

Output impedance, Ohm

6 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.08 %
0.09 %

Channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
108 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

6
6

HDMI outputs

2
2

AV inputs

6
1

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)

32bit / 384kHz
24bit / 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, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling

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

620 W
240 W

Standby consumption, W

0.5 W
0.4 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

24 x 12 x 6 inches
19 x 15 x 8.4 inches

Weight

21 pounds
23 pounds
Sony STR-ZA810ES
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Sony STR-ZA810ES
Sony STR-DN1080

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  • 15.5
  • 19.4Sony STR-ZA810ES
  • 15.5Sony STR-DN1080

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