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Sony STR-DN860

Sony STR-DN860
alaScore 90

172 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Sony STR-DN860. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and price also get good views.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony STR-DN860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony STR-DN860


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony STR-DN860 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the usability. The price is also appreciated.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DN860 - AV network receiver - 7.2 channelSony STR-DN860 - AV network receiver - 7.2 channel

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony STR-DN860 review


Sony's done it again - this budget AV receiver offers sensational performance at an excellent price...

Big, wide soundstage Excellent clarity through the midrange Lots of subtle detail Easy to setup Great user interface Musical stereo performance

No Atmos

When all is said and done, our first impression of the STR-DN860 remains a lasting one. We knew its undeniable talents would cause problems for its rivals and this test proves exactly that. All this just goes to show that having the latest mods and...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (

This product does what it says


The features of the AMP are what I expected and have not been disappointed so far....

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (

Do not buy this product.


Purchased this product 18 months ago, returned after about a month later and hive a replacement by richer sounds Sollihul, ( God service ) on various occasions had problems when switching on, mainly no sound, left for a few minutes,switched on again...

good sound

do not switch of to often.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Sony quality


Unit is built to look like a pre-amp and main amp. It's looks are pleasing with both remote control and amp., being of an uncluttered design. The sound is first-class, with both stereo and surround, very impressive. I would have preferred two HDMI...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Excellent piece of kit


Bought this to work with a couple of other Sony multi-room wireless speakers I have. Primarily connected to just a pair of floor standing Yanaha speakers, so not using the the 7.1 surround sound features, but it is connected to DVD player, Sky+ and TV....

multi-room connectivity

bass and treble is adjusted via a digita equalizer

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (

Great amp but no instructions


Great piece of kit, amazing sound. The names of the channels don't quite match the remote buttons, but no big deal. Disappointing that the instruction manual is only found online (if you know you have to look). Easy to set up without the manual. but...

easy set up , amazing sound

no manual included , names of channels don't match remote buttons

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (

good rich sound


Very good for listening to music especially. But good all rounder as well.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (

Sound for pound is amazing


I purchased this Sony strdn860 over the phone, it was delivered the next day, and within a short time i had it up and running. The sound quality of this sony is excellent, i only wanted the services of internet radio, cinema, tv, and cd, however i did...

sound quality

very little

May, 2017

Consumer review (

Great sound and easy set up


Simple set up with included mic. Sound is clear and crisp and feels full and deep. Wireless connectivity is easy and quick to access. Very pleased with the features and quality of the amp especially at this price. Although would still be happy at RRP!

great sound , simple to use


May, 2017

Consumer review (

Be careful


This amp is great, until you start to add multi-room options to it. I just bought a Sony wireless speaker, which has great full bodied sound. The trouble is, that as soon as you try to link the two together, the sub-woofer connected to the amplifier...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.2
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):150
Receiver Type:Surround
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.9


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

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, PCM, WAV


Audio (L,R) in:4
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
USB port:2
USB ports quantity:2


Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y

Other features

Channels quantity:


Composite Video Out:1
HDMI Out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI Outputs:1

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):498 x 398 x 227
Package weight:11000

Ports & interfaces

AM antenna ports quantity:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Input frequency:60
Input Voltage:120
Power Consumption (Standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):240


Preset stations quantity:60
Radio Data System (RDS):Y
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Technical Details

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Dual Mono, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES, DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1), DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1), DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Colour of product:Black
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Handheld remote control:Y
HDMI Version:2.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Sleep timer:Y


3D: Yes
3D compatibility:Y
Supported video modes:1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :156