Sony STR-DN1080 vs Sony STR-DN1040

Sony STR-DN1040 vs STRDN1080 – Great Sound and Connectivity

Sony STR-DN1040 vs STRDN1080

The test Sony STR-DN1040 vs STRDN1080 makes it possible to compare the devices of the same brand to reveal the peculiarities of two models that belong to the same series. Their price is the same too, as well as the number of channels and connectivity interfaces, but they have some differences in their power and types of built-in decoders.

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Features & Performance

The check of Sony STRDN1080 vs STR-DN1040 demonstrated the difference in its output power – 1155W versus 700W respectively. Besides, the later model 1080 has larger power per channel that allows setting multi-channel systems and getting the immersive powerful sound in a large room.

Sony STR-DN1040 provides rich dynamics and surround sound even at high volumes. Despite the sound is getting brighter while the volume is increasing, the bass remains agile and taut. STRDN1080 sounds fantastic too; it delivers the incredible amount of details and seems completely deep and natural. However, it’s getting too solid when the sound is cranked up.

Those AVs can stream 4K content and make high-quality upscaling. Both devices permit to arrange Zone 2 in other room or patio. They have the pure direct mode to escape interferences.

Sony STRDN1080 vs STR-DN1040

Connections & Setup

Sony STR-DN1040 has 2 fewer HDMI inputs but 7 more AV inputs than STRDN1080. STR-DN1040 can be managed via smartphone apps – TV Side View to handle general AVs options and Network Audio Remote for streaming. This AV has HD on-screen table that makes the text very clear (even if there is a lot of it there) to set up sources.

clear (even if there is a lot of it there) to set up sources. STRDN1080’s mic allows setting the sound levels of the speakers automatically. The AV supports Chromecast but only its audio (not video). Its “Phantom Surround” option creates extra surround channels without real speakers for 5.1.2. system in order to imitate 7.1.2 one.

Both units have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so, you need no additional adapters.

Design

Sony STR-DN1040 has MHL input on the front panel to connect any mobile device easily. The USB port is also there, as well as 2 main buttons to control inputs and volume. Sony STRDN1080 has a similar design, but MHL input is absent on the front panel.

Sony STR-DN1040 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • All its 8 HDMI inputs are 4K capable.
  • Easy on-screen guide to change inputs, make adjustments, set volume level, etc.

Cons:

  • Needs calibration because the original settings are not very good.
  • No built-in Spotify app.

Sony STRDN1080 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Easy Bluetooth integration with Apple gadgets.
  • Never runs hot after hours of operation.

Cons:

  • Smart remote control is absent.
  • No sleep timer to program the AV’s turning off.

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Common

Product

Sony STR-DN1080
Sony STR-DN1040

Model

STR-DN1080
STR-DN1040

Brand

Sony
Sony

Rating

3.8 of 5
3.2 of 5

Reviews

280
335

Amplifier

Total output power

1155 W
700 W

Output power per channel

165 W
100 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.09 %
0.09 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

108 dB
100 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural: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
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

1
8

Optical digital inputs

1
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

6
8

HDMI outputs

2
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

30
30

Preset station qty

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

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

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 384kHz

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

S-FORCE Pro Front Surround Sound
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

240 W
640 W

Standby power consumption

0.4 W
0.5 W

User manual

Manual

N/A
N/A

Dimensions

Dimensions

19 x 15 x 8.4 inches
19.6 x 15.7 x 10.5 inches

Weight

23 pounds
22 pounds
Sony STR-DN1080
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Sony STR-DN1080
Sony STR-DN1040

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