Pioneer Elite A-20 vs Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STR-DN1080 review

May 10, 2019

The STRDN1080 is a flagship receiver from Sony’s line. However, by requiring under $600 for the product, the company tries to prove that it’s not necessary to break the bank to get everyt...

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Product

Pioneer Elite A-20
Sony STR-DN1080

Model

Elite A-20
STR-DN1080

Brand

Pioneer
Sony

Rating

3.9 of 5
3.8 of 5

Reviews

43
280

Amplifier

Total output power

100 W
1155 W

Output power per channel

30 W, 50 W
165 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 8 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.1 %
0.09 %

Number of channels

2
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

105 dB
108 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI 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 pass-through

has not

Upscaling via HDMI

has not
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

has not
1

Optical digital inputs

has not
1

Coaxial digital inputs

has not
1

HDMI inputs

has not
6

HDMI outputs

has not
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

has not
2

USB

has not
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

has not
digital

Tuner bands

has not
AM/FM

Preset station

has not
30

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 384kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Loudness
S-FORCE Pro Front Surround Sound

Surround system class

2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

has not
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

135 W
240 W

Standby power consumption

0.3 W
0.4 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.2 x 17.1 x 5 inches
19 x 15 x 8.4 inches

Weight

15.87 pounds
23 pounds
Pioneer Elite A-20
Sony STR-DN1080
Pioneer Elite A-20
Sony STR-DN1080

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