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The Way The Artists Truly Intended

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.

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Discover Dolby Atmos® 

Dolby Atmos® delivers breathtaking realism with 360° surround sound, accurately positioning sound within your environment so that the 7.1.2 speaker channels (including Phantom Surround Back) completely envelopes you in sound—even from above. 

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Discover DTS:X

DTS-X decoding delivers multi-dimensional surround sound that adapts to your speaker configuration in real time. Sounds can be positioned precisely around and above you thanks to 9 speaker channels (including Phantom Surround Back speakers) and object-based audio decoding

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Flexible speaker solutions

Sony's flexible speaker solutions 'relocate' sound to simulate the optimal position and angle for the best audio experience, working around any physical space restrictions. 

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Phantom Surround Back

The Phantom Surround Back speaker setting replicates the immersive sound of physical Surround Back speakers, enabling you to enjoy a 7 channel surround sound experience with only a 5 channel speaker setup.

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Virtual surround with S-Force Pro Front Surround

Ideal for smaller rooms, S-Force PRO front surround delivers a virtual surround acoustic field using only 2 speakers. No need to place rear speakers behind you.

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Seamless auto calibration

Combining auto calibration technology with virtual speaker relocation, D.C.A.C EX automatically optimises speaker frequencies, phase and delays, to deliver a sound field perfectly suited to your room.  

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Enjoy consistent 4K quality

Maintain 4K quality from source to screen—the 4K pass-through feature allows data to pass through the receiver without compromising image quality, and is HDCP 2.2 compatible.

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See clearly with High Dynamic Range

By supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) signal pass-through, you can enjoy the incredible jump in image contrast and brightness it brings—and the additional shadow detail and highlights further enhance picture detail and brings colours to life.

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DSD native playback

Co-developed for High-Resolution Audio by Sony and Philips, the companies behind the original CD format, DSD offers a revolutionary way of capturing and playing back audio. Its sampling frequency is 128-times that of CD, and it offers 8 times the data volume of CD, to take audio to a whole new level. Totally different from 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 warm, natural 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 their original purity.

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High-Resolution Audio file formats

The STR-DN1080 supports a wide variety of High-Resolution Audio formats, including both DSD and Linear PCM. What's more, playback is possible with USB and DLNA connectivity, and multi-channel capabilities let you incorporate the high quality sound into an immersive surround system.

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DSEE HX upscaling

DSEE HX technology upscales your existing music to near high-resolution sound quality, and makes you feel as if you are really there at the recording studio or concert.

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Chromecast built-in

Cast music, podcasts and radio from 100+ audio apps, including Google Play™ Music and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your audio device. Just tap the Cast button.

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Spotify Connect

Play Spotify through your audio device using the Spotify app as a remote.

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Six HDMI inputs and two outputs

With six HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs—including one dedicated second zone HDMI output—there's space for your current equipment and scope to expand.

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DSD native playback via DLNA, HDMI or USB

Play DSD through DLNA network connected devices, or connected to USB with support for up to 24 bit/192 kHz High-Resolution Audio playback.

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LDAC™: for the transmission of High-Resolution Audio content

LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate: 990 kbps) than conventional Bluetooth® Audio, which allows you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional sound quality near to High-Resolution Audio.

Discover LDAC

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Touch, connect, and play

Enjoy simple wireless listening with One-touch NFC. Just touch a compatible smartphone to receiver for Bluetooth® audio.

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AirPlay audio

Enjoy music from AirPlay-enabled devices.

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Stream music throughout the house with Sony | Music Center

Listen to the same great song all around the house with multi-room listening, controlled via the Sony | Music Center app. Use the Sony | Music Center app to group together selected Sony soundbars and speakers, then stream music in multiple rooms.

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Wi-Fi® connection

Play music from internet services as well as your home network. 

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Perfectly matched

Pair the UBP-X800—the latest 4K UHD Blu-Ray player, with the STR-DN1080 receiver; for the ultimate home entertainment experience. From the stylish coordinated design, through to the enhanced picture and sound quality, the beauty's in the detail. 

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High quality DA converter

DSD delivers audio with an immense 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 5.1ch surround with DSD 5.6 MHz delivers a truly immersive home cinema experience in which the advantages of DSD can be appreciated to their fullest.

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Quality capacitors

Newly developed high audio-quality 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. 

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Fine sound resistor

The high quality surface-mounted resistor uses pure copper electrodes to attain high volume data conductivity for rich, vivid audio quality, and is designed to address the limited space of high-density circuitry.

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Class leading pre-amp volume IC

The new pre-amp goes way beyond other receivers in this class for optimum High-Resolution Audio delivery. A single-point ground and independent power supply promotes purer sound with less interference.

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Power amplifier

For greater stability and output power a glass-epoxy circuit board is used. Unlike cheaper resin boards, internal vibrations are reduced for less distortion, just clear high power from each of the discrete amplifiers.

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Precision crystal oscillator

Specifically designed for audio from HDMI sources, vacuum-sealed oscillators prevent signal jitter and ensure high resolution music and surround sound formats are faithfully reproduced with a wide sound stage.

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Jitter elimination circuit

A combination of carefully tuned analogue and digital circuitry reduces jitter to ensure accurate real-time audio processing.

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Localised analogue power supply

Each digital device has its own analog voltage regulator to keep high frequency noise from distorting the analogue signal.

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Pure audio grade components

The pure audio grade block capacitor and resistors are less susceptible to interference, delivering superior sound imaging.

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Constructed for great sound

A reinforced frame and beam chassis design reduces external speaker sound pressure for more focused, powerful sound.

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Large capacity power transformer

Care and attention to the highest quality audio starts with the power transformer. Internal wiring is vacuum-coated for uncoloured sound, and a specially developed copper and steel shield ensures powerful bass and accurate vocal frequencies.

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Powerful 3DSPs

3 powerful digital signal processors support the latest 3D surround sound formats, ensuring the highest accuracy in signal decoding.

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New Digital circuit board

The newly designed casting metal framework and heat sink bracket shield the circuits from sound pressure and radiation, for high rigidity and clearer sound quality.

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ES grade solder

The ES grade sound quality solder uses high purity tin base mixed with small amount of specially chosen metal elements, producing a sound that is tight and refined.

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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". The superior DSP technology that Sony has cultivated for AVR enables all features to be upgraded by undergoing 32-bit DA conversion.

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Heat sink design

Newly designed fins maximise air intake, helping the amplifier circuit withstand unwanted sound pressure and keep cool.

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Zoned listening puts the right music in the right room

Harness all the power of the 7.1.2 channels in one room (Main) or enjoy 5.2 channel sound in one room and share the remaining 2 channels in another (Zone 2).

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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.