Sony STRZA1100ES vs Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STRZA1100ES vs Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STRZA1100ES review

It is a 7.2-channel model. Its power is 100W (8 ohms). The design of the STR-ZA1100ES is classic Sony. It features a clean design, with a black, brushed metal front and a full-width display. The front lower portion of the receiver features a magnetic plate that can be removed to reveal all of the controls. With the plate on, the only visible controls are the power button and a large volume knob. If you are not comfortable behind the wheel of an SPL meter, the Sony has a pretty slick auto setup feature. Sony STRZA1100ES

Sony STR-DN1080 review

Sony STR-DN1080 is a 5.1.2 (or 7.1) channel device with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. Its output power is 120W/6 ohms. Workmanship does not raise any questions. Everything sits tight, hangs nothing, does not stagger, and looks impressive and stylish. The design is classic, rigorous and concise. There is nothing superfluous, everything is just the most necessary. On the left is a recessed power button with LED, a headphone jack, a calibration microphone jack and a USB input. I used the calibration microphone several times for optimal layout. Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STRZA1100ES pros & cons

Pros

  • No bells and whistles. No Spotify, Pandora, etc. Doesn't have 24 "sound fields". Just has the best overall quality of balanced sound for both movies and audio I have heard anywhere near this price point
  • DTS sources are rendered incredibly well
  • High end is crisp without being overly bright and overpowering

Cons

  • No wireless speaker option
  • No headphone jack. Previous ES and most receiver still do. While people don't use receiver for headphone, it is an amp and maybe at night

Sony STR-DN1080 pros & cons

Pros

  • Sony STR-DN1080 has all the features you can expect from a modern AV receiver
  • The user interface is intuitive and complemented by a convenient remote control

Cons

  • The sound is not as rich as the model of the previous year. It is better not to use the AV receiver with bright sounding acoustics

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Rating 5 5

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Product

Sony STRZA1100ES
Sony STR-DN1080

Model

STRZA1100ES
STR-DN1080

Brand

Sony
Sony

Reviews

15
554

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8 20Hz-20KHz, 90/6 1KHz
120/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Sound Optimize
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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/2
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

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, 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

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

has not
NFC

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

has not
Music Center

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/2
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
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

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

290
240

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.4

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 17.4 x 41/17 x 6.8 x 16.1
43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

12.8/28.4
9.1/19.8
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