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Sony STR-DN1040

Sony STR-DN1040
alaScore 91

216 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews of Sony STR-DN1040. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DN1040 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony STR-DN1040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1040 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DN1040 AV-ReceiverSony STR-DN1040 AV-Receiver

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DN1040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1040 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but views are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel 1155-Watt A/V Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel 1155-Watt A/V Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Sony STR-DN1040 review

 

AV receivers tend to feel out of step with current technology: they're bulky, hard to use, and typically lack basic features that are taken for granted these days, like Wi-Fi.

The Sony STR-DN1040 is the most feature-packed AV receiver you'll find at this price. There's built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay, plus eight HDMI inputs, which is more than any of its competitors. It also sports a truly modern user interface with...

It's somewhat expensive and more than what most buyers need. The included remote is cluttered with buttons, sure to put-off nontechies. And Sony's automatic speaker calibration wasn't quite perfect in our listening environment.

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony STR-DN1040

 

Product of the Year, Awards 2013. Depth of detail, exciting and ample connectivity – this is a superstar in the making

Exciting, punchy, dynamic sound ; Layers of clear and subtle detail ; Good with music ; Plenty of wired and wireless connectivity ; Easy-to-use interface

No Bluetooth or built-in Spotify app

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 7.1 A/V Receiver

 

At the end of my time with the Sony STR-DN1040 I am surprised and happy by what I found. More and more of the content we consume comes from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Getting it from there to your AV system is not nearly as easy as it could be....

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 review: A temptingly modern AV receiver

 

AV receivers tend to feel out of step with current technology: they're bulky, hard to use, and typically lack basic features that are taken for granted these days, like Wi-Fi.

The Sony STR-DN1040 is the most feature-packed AV receiver you'll find at this price. There's built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay, plus eight HDMI inputs, which is more than any of its competitors. It also sports a truly modern user interface with...

It's somewhat expensive and more than what most buyers need. The included remote is cluttered with buttons, sure to put-off nontechies. And Sony's automatic speaker calibration wasn't quite perfect in our listening environment.

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Cliff Heyne (audioholics.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver Review: WiFi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay Oh My!

 

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a big step up from the STR-DN1030 we reviewed last year. A new Remote, GUI, mobile app, and FLAC support are just some of the improvements Sony made. Read on for a full review.

Bluetooth, WiFi, and AirPlay ; Smooth user interface ; Great sound quality

Disjointed network/app control ; Poor zone 2 integration

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg, and Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Sony STR-DN1040

 

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class A/V receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface at a premium price.

Via CNET.com

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver Review

 

Sony has crammed a lot into the STR-DN1040. However, that doesn't mean audio performance has been neglected. In listening to the STR-DN1040 for several weeks, and with several speaker systems, I found it to be a great sounding receiver. Power output...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheatermag.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver

 

The Verdict A feature-packed, all around stellar performer offering incredible bang for the buck. If I were down on my luck—jobless, hopeless, living on beans à la can—and absolutely had to buy a new audio/video receiver on a tight budget, how much...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheater.com)

Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver

 

The Verdict A feature-packed, all around excellent performer offering incredible bang for the buck.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: MichaelJBrennan (cnet.com)

Wanted to love it and keep it but...

 

As others have said, I really wanted to like this receiver for its features and price, but even with the firmware update from March, I have experienced the HDMI black screen handshake problem. Right after I hooked it up to my TV for the first time, the...

So many features for a great price

handshaking issues for me, as with others. I also get a constant rumble from my subwoofer

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.2
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):165

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA

Inputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:
Digital audio optical in:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:
HDMI In:4
USB port:1
USB ports quantity:1

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi:Y

Other features

Channels quantity:

Outputs

Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI Out:1
Headphone connectivity:
Number of HDMI Outputs:1
S-Video outputs quantity:

Packaging Content

Manual:Y
User guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless

Radio

Internet Radio:Y
RDS features:

Storage

Card Reader:N

Technical Details

AirPlay:Y
Apple docking compatibility:N
Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
Audio Return Channel (ARC):
Bi-amping:
Colour of product:Black
Equalizer customizable:
Graphical user interface (GUI):
Night mode:
PCM digital audio:

Video

3D: Yes
3D compatibility:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:329.4
Height :172
Width:430