Sony STR-DN1080, AV receiver with Dolby Atmos and 4K HDR support

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Sony wants to equip our rooms with the latest in sound and connectivity with its new STR-DN1080 AV receiver . A receiver that, for a lower price than other high-end equipment, allows us to enjoy all the news in the field of video and audio. A receiver compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X sound , capable of working with 4K HDR signals , with a very complete wireless and wired connectivity, capable of natively reproducing high-resolution audio and with an advanced calibration system capable of placing speakers where there are none. Let's review what the new Sony STR-DN1080 can offer us .

The Sony STR-DN1080 is a 7.1.2 channel AV receiver with an output power of 165W . The receiver is compatible with high definition sound systems, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio , but also with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X soundtracks . To treat the sound, it incorporates Sony's DCAC EX Advanced Automatic Calibration System , which automatically optimizes the speaker frequencies, phases and delays to adapt the sound to the environment.

In addition, the Sony STR-DN1080 incorporates various functions capable of placing speakers where there are none. For example, we have Phantom Surround Back technology , which mimics the surround sound of surround back speakers to simulate that we have 7 speakers with a 5-speaker system. This same system also allows us to get a set of 9 speakers, adding the two virtual rear speakers to the 7 real channels that the equipment incorporates. And if what we want is virtual surround sound with only 2 speakers, this Sony receiver also incorporates the  S-Force PRO Front Surround system .

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En cuanto al ví­deo, el Sony STR-DN1080 es compatible con la transmisión de señales de alto rango dinámico (HDR), con HDCP 2.2 y con señales de ví­deo 4K a 60 fps y espacio de color BT.2020, en todas sus entradas HDMI.

The Sony STR-DN1080 does not forget the most audiophile users, as it supports numerous high resolution audio formats, including DSD and linear PCM . Also, playback is possible with DLNA, HDMI and USB connectivity. Sony's new receiver also incorporates DSEE HX technology , which enhances music to near high-resolution sound quality. Finally, it incorporates LDAC technology , with which approximately three times as much data can be transmitted than with conventional Bluetooth, thus being able to enjoy a much higher quality sound.

A good AV receiver should provide connectivity for all of our devices, and the Sony STR-DN1080 does well in this regard. We have 6 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs , optical digital output, front USB port, ethernet input and various analog connections. At the wireless level, this receiver comes with Chromecast integrated , which will allow us to send music, online radio or podcasts from the smartphone, tablet or laptop with the touch of a button. The system is also compatible with Apple's AirPlay , Spotify Connect, and Sony's SongPal Link Multi-Room playback system .

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In short, an AV receiver that offers the latest in connectivity and maximum compatibility with current sound and video systems, for a lower price than you might expect. The Sony STR-DN1080 will arrive in Europe in the spring of this year with a price that could be around 800 euros .

Via | Sony