Sony STR-ZA810ES vs Sony STR-DN1080

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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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Sony STR-ZA810ES

Sony STR-ZA810ES review

Dec 20, 2019

Sony STR-ZA810ES specs were introduced in 2017. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier and is capable of 7ch Phantom 2ch maximum channel processing. Follow Sony STR-ZA810ES review for more info. ...

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Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STR-DN1080 review

Dec 27, 2019

Sony STR-DN1080 Is a flagship in this AV receiver series. Sony STR-DN1080 specs are one of the most appealing at this price. And here in this Sony STR-DN1080 review we want you to see other interestin...

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Product

Sony STR-ZA810ES
Sony STR-DN1080

Model

STR-ZA810ES
STR-DN1080

Brand

Sony
Sony

Reviews

17
429

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 1KHz
120/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

384 KHz/32-bit
96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio
Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
6/2

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
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

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

HLG
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Google assistant

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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
NFC

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center
Music Center

RS-232

1
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 Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
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, Ogg Vorbis
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
240

Standby consumption, W

0.5
0.4

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 15.6 x 33.1/16.9 x 6.1 x 13
43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/20
9.1/19.8
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Sony STR-ZA810ES
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