Sony STR-DN1070 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Sony STR-DN1070 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Sony STR-DN1070 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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Sony STR-DN1070 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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  • Up to 100W per Channel at 6 Ohms
  • ADCAC Sound Optimization
  • 4K Ultra HD Upscaling and Pass-Through
  • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • 6x HDMI-In / 2x HDMI-Out
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Apple AirPlay / Google Cast Connectivity
  • Front-Panel USB Connectivity
  • Three-Zone Listening
  • On-Screen GUI Display
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Sony STRDN1070 overview

  • 1Description

Enjoy wireless audio streaming with the Sony STR-DN1070 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. It has Bluetooth with NFC connectivity for a quick connection to compatible devices with just a tap. You can also stream from your compatible smartphone or tablet with built-in Google Cast. The receiver delivers up to 100W per channel at 6 Ohms for robust audio playback. ADCAC sound optimization will simplify your speaker setup and tailor the output to your listening area.

The STR-DN1070 has six HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs, which all support 4K resolution, HDCP 2.2, and 3D. One output is also ARC-compatible to reproduce TV-based audio such as from your TV's apps. Its front panel has a headphone jack for private listening and a USB port for audio playback from compatible devices. The GUI on-screen display will walk you through any settings you may want to change.

DSD Native Playback
DSD is designed to offer a revolutionary way of capturing and playing back audio. Its sampling frequency is 128 times that of CD, and it offers eight times the data volume of CD to take audio to a whole new level. Different from the PCM format, DSD uses a pulse-density modulation encoding method to store audio, expressing sound through the pulse intensity of a 1-bit digital audio stream that more closely represents the nature of an analog audio waveform. This enables the delivery of analog-like sound coupled with the digital advantages of wide dynamic range and frequency response surpassing 100 kHz. Since the STR-DN1070 supports DSD (Direct Stream Digital) native playback, there is no conversion involved, so DSD content can be fully enjoyed without losing any of its original purity.
Bypassable DA Converter
DSD is designed to deliver audio with an enhanced sense of space and accurate representation of an artist's original vision. By selecting DSD Native playback, DSP processing is bypassed to deliver DSD original purity as-is; but if you prefer, you can select DSP processing with 32-bit DA conversion as well. What's more, multi-channel 5.1 surround with DSD 5.6 MHz delivers an immersive home theater experience in which the advantages of DSD can be appreciated to their fullest.
32-Bit Processing
Non-DSD native playback is also supported, in which DA conversion is performed on the DSP output that has been processed in 32 bits "as is." DSP enables all features to be upgraded by undergoing 32-bit DA conversion.
7.2-Channel Receiver for Immersive Surround Sound
Lose yourself in entertainment with 7.2 channels of room-filling surround sound. A dedicated channel enables you to connect two active subwoofers, so you can distribute bass evenly around the room. So whether you're watching movies, playing games, or listening to your favorite songs, you'll enjoy a true surround sound experience.
Supports Full-Spec 4K Images
The highest-quality image formats, including 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/30-bit, and 4K/60p/4:2:2/36-bit, are supported for 4K enjoyment. Flowing images with 60 frame-per-second reproduction, combined with smooth rendition of color gradations, deliver pristine results. Just connect to a 4K/60p input-compatible TV to bring out the full visual potential of 4K content.
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
By supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) pass-through, you can enjoy the jump in image contrast and brightness it brings – and the additional shadow detail and highlights further enhance picture detail and bring colors to life.
Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
The STR-DN1070 supports both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to enable Blu-ray Disc soundtracks to provide enhanced audio quality. Reproducing near-studio-quality lossless audio, these advanced high-definition audio formats allow the user to experience multi-channel audio and be immersed in expansive theater surround sound when viewing movies and music.
See More Detail with 4K Upscaling and 4K Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2
A native 4K source can be passed directly through to a 4K HDMI input with HDCP 2.2. 2K resolution can be enjoyed with higher quality and more visible detail thanks to video upscaling technology.
Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
Enjoy immersive movie sound wherever you choose to sit. Advanced Digital Cinema Automatic Calibration (ADCAC) is designed to optimize audio performance to ensure well-balanced sound. Use the supplied mic to measure the acoustic properties of your room in relation to where you sit and the position of your speakers. The system adjusts and tunes sound accordingly, eliminating any weak sound spots to establish a wide, natural sound stage.
In-Ceiling Speaker Mode
This feature will virtually relocate your in-ceiling Front and Center speakers to around the screen. Now you will hear their characters' voices coming from the screen instead of the ceiling. This mode also makes music sound more natural and rich in the room with in-ceiling speakers.
Center Speaker Lift Up
Center speakers are typically positioned below the screen, so all centrally located sounds come from below the screen. This feature enables the center speaker to sound as if it's located at the position of the screen. The height of the sound from the center speaker can be raised to a desired height. This works with actual installed front high speakers. The center speaker lift up can be set to 0 (OFF) or between 1 and 10. With a higher setting, the center position is raised, so listeners can customize this function to suit their preferences. This function can be used with A.F.D. mode, which adds no sound field, and movie modes like HD-Digital Cinema Sound and others.
HD Digital Cinema Sound
Emulate the acoustics of the Cary Grant Theatre at home. Developed with Sony Pictures Entertainment, HD Digital Cinema Sound is based on measurements taken at the Cary Grant Theatre – used in dubbing sound for Hollywood movie productions – so you can give every film you watch the Hollywood movie treatment.
Sound Optimizer for Clear Audio at Nearly Any Volume
Enjoy clear, dynamic sound at nearly any volume thanks to a built-in sound optimizer. The receiver automatically measures speaker efficiency and adjusts the frequency response based on audibility. As a result, a rich sound atmosphere is created, even when watching or listening to content at a normal room volume level.
Simulate the Acoustics of Live Performance with Concert Hall Mode
Replicate the live concert hall experience in your own living room. Based on acoustic measurements taken at some of the world's most renowned music venues, Concert Hall Mode offers a choice of three venues.
Set the Stage with Flexible Speaker Solutions
S-Force PRO front surround delivers a virtual surround acoustic field using only two speakers with no need to place rear speakers behind you. Wireless surround enables a real surround sound environment by combining two front speakers with two wireless speakers used as rear speakers, up to 5.2 channels. Or get the real deal with a full-fledged 7.2-channel surround speaker system and enjoy movies with full aural impact like at the theater.
Seamless Streaming with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Stream your favorite songs wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop using Wi-Fi – there's no need for cables. Bluetooth means easy connections; or just tap to pair your compatible device using NFC. What's more, AirPlay lets you stream music from your iOS device through the amp to your speakers.
LDAC Allows for the Transmission of High-Resolution Audio Content
LDAC supports several transmission rates to adapt to your wireless environment. It allows you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content by transmitting at the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps, approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth audio. LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music, the way the artist truly intended.
One-Touch Listening to Play Instant Music
NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex setup sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled smartphone or other device to the on-body N-mark and start your music. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually in the Bluetooth settings.
The Simple Way to Send Music to Your Speakers
The STR-DN1070 has Google Cast built-in, so you can cast your favorite music apps from your personal device to your speakers. Simply tap the Cast button in a music app on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook and select a speaker or group of speakers to get started.
Listen in Other Rooms with Three-Zone Listening
With three-zone listening, you can connect three sets of speakers to the STR-DN1070 and listen to the same audio output across three rooms, with 3.2 channels in the main room and two channels each in the other two rooms. The receiver can also control two separate source inputs at once. Select which signal is sent to each listening zone, so you can watch a DVD in your living room with 5.2 channels and listen to a CD at the same time in another room using two channels. Of course, you can bring it all together into one room as an immersive 7.2-channel surround experience.
Set Your Music Free with Multi-Room Listening
Fill your home with the sound of your favorite tracks thanks to multi-room listening. The multi-room feature includes modes such as the Party Mode, where the same music can be enjoyed simultaneously with multiple speakers, and Personal Mode, where different music can be enjoyed with multiple speakers.
Unite Your Music with SongPal
Download SongPal for your smartphone or tablet and take control of your music collection. Simply connect over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and you'll have seamless access to all your favorite tracks, whether they're stored on your computer, server, or online music service. The app can also be used to customize sound settings to ensure balanced audio and control multi-room listening.
Control Made Easy with a Graphic User Interface
It's easy to navigate your receiver's settings thanks to an intuitive home menu. Control what you watch, identify which devices are connected, and choose how you want to listen with pre-set sound modes.
Surface-Mounted Resistor for Enhanced Audio Quality
In addition to using special resistance materials and a newly developed structure, pure copper was used in the electrodes to achieve high volumes of data for rich, vivid audio quality.
High Audio-Quality Capacitors
Surface-mounted electrolytic capacitors, together with a more robust DAC power source and optimized substrate patterning, help to achieve a stable low range with high resolution.
Pre-Amplification Volume IC
The pre-amplifier IC CXD90035 completely separates the ground in the IC and draws it outside of the IC. As a result, interference between each stage is eliminated, enabling high-stability amplification to realize high-quality sound with rich low frequencies. In addition, the internal amplification circuit's new design improves excess properties and reduces distortion for sound with a more open and airy feel.
Enhanced Analog Reproduction
The STR-DN1070 offers enhanced structural stability for better sound via the analog signal path. This circuit is located on a glass epoxy board in order to achieve higher speed and power.
Crystal Oscillator
All master clocks for digital audio sources, especially HDMI, can be regenerated from this crystal in pure quality. As a result, the sound produced delivers a clear and rich sound image while bass is deeper and more solid. Typical crystal oscillators are hermetically sealed and filled with nitrogen, but this method is susceptible to external vibrations that can interfere with the clock signal to produce jitter. For the STR-DN1070, a vacuum-sealed crystal oscillator was chosen. This oscillator is further enhanced with gold-plated electrodes. Gold is a well-known material for oscillators, most notably for its property of adhesion to quartz that is strong enough to maintain contact even under strong physical shocks, and not forming oxides that can interfere with conductivity.
Jitter Elimination Circuit
For the STR-DN1070, an ES-type jitter elimination circuit is used for all digital audio sources. It is a combination of analog and digital PLL circuitry. Unlike the conventional method, the target value is not the input master clock, but the timing reference of a precision crystal oscillator. This analog PLL has a high cut-off frequency, following the jitter with low timing reference. In addition, the circuit also has a digital PLL, and the input master clock and VCO are compared by this digital PLL.
Localized Analog Power Supply
The supply-ground path around the devices is voltage regulated locally to ensure that high-frequency elements are minimized, thereby reducing electromagnetic radiation from the circuit and keeping the analog signal path and amplifier circuit noise-free. This design delivers an improved signal-to-noise ratio of digital audio and digital video signals so low frequency sound is more defined with greater purity and reality.
Specially Tuned Electrical Components
Large, custom-made block electrolytic capacitors are used for the main power supply. Selected audio-grade resistors are used in all analog signal paths. Large resistors are used together with the original type at selected critical locations. A bigger body offers less impedance drift from any thermal effect caused by current flow. This helps the amplifier to achieve a higher grade of sound imaging.
Premium Construction for Enhanced Sound
For enhanced audio-visual performance, the STR-DN1070 uses a rigid steel chassis with a frame and beam design to reduce external speaker pressure for more focused sound. All four corners are embossed to better support the weight of the power transformer and heat sink. The heat sink design maximizes air intake into the amplifier circuit, helping to withstand unwanted sound pressure - all combining to deliver enhanced sound.
High-Capacity Power Transformer
A vacuum varnish process achieves flat and even varnishing on internal wiring for the power transformer. Inclusion of both a copper short-ring and steel hum-proof belt around the coil and the core prevents noise leakage. This is designed to provide rich bass and fine reproduction of image detail, plus more powerful bass and lower frequency drive. This level of detail helps deliver more accurate acoustic bass and vocals, offering a new sense of clarity with space.
Heat Sink Design
By studying the fin shape and controlling the uniformity, stable sound can be achieved. The amplifier circuit is able to better withstand unwanted sound pressure.
Digital Circuit Board
The circuit board for the digital stage is secured with metal frames to protect the board from speaker sound pressure. The heat sink bracket takes on the duty of shielding the digital circuit from unwanted radiation and shields the high-impedance circuit in the main body from unnecessary noise, thereby realizing clearer sound quality.
Second-Generation ES Solder
A tin base is mixed with small amounts of other metal elements to create an alloy designed to deliver sound that is responsive and very smooth.
In the Box
Sony STR-DN1070 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • FM Wire Antenna
  • Calibration Microphone
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sony STRDN1070 specs

    Channels 7.2
    Amplifier Power 6 Ohms, 20 to 20 kHz, 2-ch Driven, 0.09% THD: 100 W + 100 W
    6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 2-ch Driven, 1% THD: 120 W + 120 W
    6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1-ch Driven, 0.9% THD: 165 W
    Audio Decoding DSD (2.8 MHz, Up to 5.1-channel)
    DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1 / Discrete 6.1)
    DTS 96/24
    Dolby Digital EX
    Dolby Digital
    Dolby Dual Mono
    Dolby Pro Logic/II/IIx
    Dolby TrueHD
    Dolby Digital Plus
    Sound Fields 2ch
    Concert Hall A
    Concert Hall B
    Concert Hall C
    Front Surround
    Headphone 2ch
    Jazz Club
    Live Concert
    Multi Stereo (Multi Ch Stereo)
    Neo:6 Cinema
    Neo:6 Music
    PLII Movie
    PLII Music
    PLIIx Movie
    PLIIx Music
    Impedance Matching Capability 6 to 16 Ohms
    Crossover Frequency Subwoofer: 40 to 200 Hz (17 points)
    FM Tuner Yes (30 presets)
    Supported File Formats DSD (5.6 MHz, up to 5.1-ch)
    FLAC (192 kHz, 24-bit, up to 5.1-ch)
    LPCM (.wav, 192 kHz, 24-bit, up to 7.1-ch)
    MP3 (.mp3)
    AAC/HE-AAC (.m4a, .aac)
    WMA9 Standard (.wma)
    FLAC (.flac, .fla)
    DSF (.dsf)
    DSDIFF (.dff)
    AIFF (.aiff, .aif)
    ALAC (.m4a)
    JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg, .jpe)
    PNG (.png)
    GIF (.gif)
    MPO (.mpo)
    BMP (.bmp)
    Sync A/V Sync Time: 0 to 300 ms
    HDMI Video Output 4K 60p 4:4:4, 3D, 1080p, 1080/24p Deep Color, Triluminous Color
    Upscaling Yes, to 4K via HDMI input
    HDR Yes
    3D Support Pass-through
    HDMI CEC Yes (BRAVIA Sync)
    Deep Color / xvYCC Support Yes, up to 36-bit
    Bluetooth Yes
    NFC Yes
    Apple AirPlay Certified Yes
    ARC (Audio Return Channel) Yes
    Bi-Amp Capability Yes (shared with surround back)
    Inputs 6 x HDMI (1 front)
    1 x USB (front)
    1 x Digital coaxial
    1 x Optical TOSLINK
    2 x Composite video
    4 x Stereo RCA audio
    Outputs 2 x HDMI
    1 x Composite video
    1 x Zone 2 stereo RCA
    1 x 1/4" (6.35 mm) headphone (front)
    2 x Subwoofer
    Other Interfaces 1 x Ethernet
    1 x Calibration microphone (front)
    1 x FM antenna
    1 x IR remote in
    1 x IR remote out
    Speaker Connectors 9 x Binding post pairs
    HDCP Version 2.2
    HDMI Version 2.0
    Graphical User Interface Yes (English, Spanish, French)
    Sleep Timer Yes, up to 2 hours
    Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption Standby: 0.3 W
    Ethernet Networked Standby: 2.2 W
    Bluetooth Networked Standby: 1.1 W
    Standby, All Networks Connected: 2.2 W
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 17 x 6.9 x 13" (430 x 172 x 329.4 mm)
    Weight 23.2 lb (10.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 24.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.0 x 15.5 x 8.5"

    Sony STRDN1070 reviews

    STR-DN1070 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good AVR The STR-DN1070 does all that I need it to do. It sounds better than my old DN1030 (which was also very good) and the GUI is a big improvement. Setup also works better. The Auto Calibration is much improved. Speaker settings were nearly perfect the first time. I did change the surround setting to small and lower the sub level by 1.5db after listening to different sources, but that's it. I do have one complaint, and have a case # with Sony. I have all of my music on DLNA servers, and can use the DN1070 to navigate server folders easily -- until I am actually playing a song. From that screen, the back button should take me up one folder level to the list of songs in the album. But no -- it takes me all the way back to the Listen screen. The only way to get back to the list of songs is to re-navigate through all the folders! This is obviously wrong, and should be fixed in firmware. Two levels of Sony support made the usual attempts to lay the blame elsewhere, but eventually promised to forward the information to Sony engineers. We'll see. So, one star removed for this review.
    Date published: 2016-07-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good AVR (EDIT) Editing my 7/5/2016 review: The DLNA folder navigation problem is NOT resolved, even after speaking with the highest level of tech support. I was basically told good luck, that's the way it works. Because the tech tried the navigation sequence and got the same unexpected result as I did, he said that's the way it's supposed to work. Circular logic, and a refusal to get me in contact with anyone higher up. Previous AVR's worked properly. So do Sony Blu-ray players. So does USB folder nav on this unit. Sony refuses to acknowledge or address the issue. Another star removed. To repeat from original review: I have all of my music on DLNA servers, and can use the DN1070 to navigate server folders easily -- until I am actually playing a song. From that screen, the back button should take me up one folder level to the list of songs in the album. But no -- it takes me all the way back to the Listen screen. The only way to get back to the list of songs is to re-navigate through all the folders! This is obviously wrong, and should be fixed in firmware.
    Date published: 2016-07-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nice when it works Bought this from B&H in June 2016. After 40 days of use the Video output suddenly stopped regardless of which of the 4 inputs I used. I returned the unit for repair. They found no problem. When I received the unit it worked fine but after three weeks the video output again stopped. I sent it back again for repair. Very frustrating.
    Date published: 2016-09-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, i would buy this again Great amplifire
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Receiver I've Had First, let me say that B&H has become my go-to company for all of my electronics and photo equipment. They have yet to let me down. The one and only time I had to execute an RMA, they were quick and fair in their response. Now, to the STR-DN1070: I bought my first high quality receiver/tuner in Japan in 1974. Since then, I have had five or six others. Discounting my emotional attachment to my first, this one has made me happier than any of the others. I have had it for six months now, so I think I can be confident of its on-going reliability. It was very easy to set up, and for the first time, I did not have to make any adjustments to individual speaker levels. The sound is the best I have ever experienced. What more can be said?
    Date published: 2017-01-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Excellent product. Very good sound in a sintoamplicador with affordable price. top with 4k image scaling . It is a highly recommended product.
    Date published: 2016-09-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Warning: Australian voltage differences Warning: be aware of the differences in voltage between the US and Australia. There was no warning message/sticker from B&H and as a result the product was damaged when plugged into the Australian power supply. If you intend to bring this product into a region with different voltage to the USA you will require the appropriate voltage converter (more $). B&H should clearly display this warning.
    Date published: 2016-11-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Far surpasses my previous Sony receiver Great sound. Like that it supports both AirPlay and Google Cast. Two HDMI out ports a definite plus. (Allows me to watch TV while listening to music.) Not as good as my Denon in terms of being able to match signal formats with surround sound options. Nice simple remote. Overall a good value in networked receivers.
    Date published: 2017-01-12
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