SONY 7.2ch Home Theatre AV Receiver - STR-DN1070


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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.

High quality DA converter

DSD delivers audio with an immense sense of space and accurate representation of an artists 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. Whats 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.

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.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

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

Supports full-spec 4K images

The highest quality image formats including 4K/60p/4:4:4/24bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/30bit, and 4K/60p/4:2:2/36bit are supported for 4K enjoyment. Flowing images with 60 frame-per-second reproduction, combined with smooth rendition of colour gradations deliver pristine results. Just connect to a 4K/60p input compatible TV to bring out the full visual potential of 4K content.

7.2 channel receiver for immersive surround sound

Lose yourself in entertainment, thanks to 7.2 channels of room-filling surround sound and 165W per channel of power output. A dedicated channel enables you to connect two active subwoofers, so you can distribute bass evenly around the room. So whether youre watching movies, playing games, or listening to your favourite songs, youll enjoy a next-level entertainment experience.

Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio

STR-DN1070 supports both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to enable Blu-ray Disc soundtracks to provide unsurpassed 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 cinema surround sound when viewing movies and music.

See more detail with 4K upscale/4K pass-through with HDCP2.2

A native 4K source can be passed directly through to 4K HDMI IN with HDCP2.2. 2K resolution can be enjoyed with higher quality and more visible detail thanks to video upscale technology.

Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration

Enjoy immersive movie sound wherever you choose to sit. Advanced Digital Cinema Automatic Calibration (ADCAC) optimises 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.

Centre Speaker Lift Up

Centre speakers are typically positioned below the screen, so all centrally located sounds come from below the screen. This feature enables the centre speaker to appear to be located at the position of the screen. The height of the sound from the centre speaker can be raised to a desired height. (This works with actual installed front high speakers.) The centre speaker lift up can be set to 0 (OFF) or between 1 and 10. With a higher setting the centre 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, etc.

In-ceiling speaker mode

This feature will virtually re-locate the Front and Centre speakers of the in-ceiling speakers to around the screen. Now the customer 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.

HD Digital Cinema Sound

Emulate the exceptional acoustics of the iconic 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 Optimiser for clear audio at any volume

Enjoy clear, dynamic sound at any volume thanks to a built-in sound optimiser. The A/V 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 worlds most renowned music venues, Concert Hall mode offers a choice of three venues.

Set the stage with flexible speaker solutions

Front surround: 2.1 channels with S-Force PRO front surround delivers a virtual surround acoustic field using only 2 speakers. 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 5.2ch). Full Home Theatre: Get the real deal with a full-fledged 7.2 channel surround speaker system, and enjoy movies with full aural impact like at the cinema.

Seamless streaming with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

All your music is a simple connection away. Stream your favourite songs wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop using Wi-Fi theres no need for cables. Bluetooth means easy connections, or just tap to pair your compatible device using NFC as well. What's more, AirPlay lets you stream music from your iOS device through the amp to your speakers.

LDAC: for the transmission of High-Resolution Audio content

LDAC supports several transmission rates according to your wireless environment. It allows you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional sound quality near to High Resolution Audio, by transmitting at the maximum transfer rate: 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.

The simple way to send music to your speakers

Chromecast built-in lets you stream your favourite music apps from your personal device to your speakers. Simply tap the Cast button in a music app on your Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows laptop or Chromebook and select a speaker or group of speakers to get started.

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 Bluetooth settings. See compatible devices

Listen in another room 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 3.2ch in the main room and 2ch 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 5.2ch and listen to a CD at the same time in another room using 2ch. Of course you can bring it all together into one room as an immersive 7.2ch surround experience.

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 youll have seamless access to all your favourite tracks, whether theyre stored on your PC, server, or online music service. The app can also be used to customize sound settings to ensure great, balanced audio, and control multi-room listening.

Set your music free with multi-room listening

Fill your home with the sound of your favourite 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 the Personal mode where different music can be enjoyed with multiple speakers

Control made easy with a Graphic User Interface

Its easy to navigate your receivers 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.

Fine sound resistor (surface-mounted resistor for audio quality)

The trend in electronic circuitry is increasingly high density, also increasing the need for resistors that can be mounted on compact surfaces. Sony therefore collaborated with component manufacturers to develop the Fine sound resistor , a high audio quality surface-mounted resistor. 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

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.

Pre-amplification volume IC

Newly developed for the STR-DN1070, 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 realise 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.

Power Amplifier

The STR-DN1070 offers improved 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.

Precision Crystal Oscillator

All master clocks for digital audio sources, especially HDMI, can be regenerated from this crystal in purest 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. So for the STR-DN1070, a vacuum-sealed Crystal Oscillator was chosen. This precision crystal oscillator is further enhanced with gold-plated electrodes. Gold is a well-known material for oscillators most notable 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.

Localised Analogue 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 analogue signal path and amplifier circuit noise free. This design delivers an improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio of digital audio and digital video signals so low frequency sound is more defined, with greater purity and reality.

Jitter Elimination Circuit

For STR-DN1070, an ES type jitter elimination circuit is used for all digital audio sources. It is a combination of carefully tuned 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.

Sony Tuned Electrical Components

Large sized custom made block electrolytic capacitors are used for the main power supply. Selected audio grade resistors are used in all analogue signal paths. Large sized resistors are used together with the original type at selected critical locations. A bigger sized 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 optimum sound

For optimum audio visual performance, the STR-DN1070 uses the highest quality components and design. The rigid steel chassis uses a frame and beam design to reduce external speaker pressure for more focused sound. All the 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 powerful, refined sound.

Large Capacity Power Transformer

A process of vacuum varnish 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 achieves rich bass and fine reproduction of image detail, plus more powerful bass and lower frequency drive. The 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, good and stable sound can be achieved. The amplifier circuit is able to better withstand unwanted sound pressure.

Second generation ES solder

Years of sound engineering experience and continuous sound testing by Sony helped to create an ES-grade sound quality solder. A high purity tin base is mixed with small amounts of specially chosen metal elements to create a special alloy capable of delivering sound that is responsive and very smooth.

Digital circuit board

The circuit board for the digital stage is secured with strong metal frames to protect the board from speaker sound pressure. This 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 realising clearer sound quality.

Number of Amp. Channels7ch
Audio EnhancerYES
Bi-AMPYES(Common with Surround Back)
Digital Legato LinearYES
HD-D.C.S. (Digital Cinema Sound)YES
Sound Field Program (2ch/Multi)YES
Sound Field Program (A.F.D)YES
Sound Field Program (Direct)YES
Sound Field Program (Headphone)YES
Sound Field Program (Movie)YES
Sound Field Program (Music)YES
HDMI Pass ThroughYES
Audio Return ChannelYES
HDMI Pass ThroughYES
4K 60p 4:4:4 SupportYES (except VIDEO1 input)
A/V SYNCYES(Variable)
BRAVIA SYNCYES (One-Touch Play, System Audio Control, System Power Off)
4K Upscaling (Only from HDMI Input)YES
Assignable Component Video INNO
Video Up Converter (Analogue Video Input to HDMI Output)NO
Auto Speaker Calibration
Calibration FeaturesYES
DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration)YES (Advanced D.C.A.C)
Tuner Features
Preset Channel (Sirius/XM/FM/AM)(FM30/AM-)
Input and Output TerminalsHDMI Video In/Out (6/2); HDCP2.2 In/Out (6/2); Composite Monitor Out (1); HDMI Input for Audio(2); Audio Input Coax (1); Analog Audio Input (4); Audio Input Opt (1); Headphone Output(1); Pre Out Subwoofer (2);USB (1 Front); Ethernet Port (1)
Decoding Format
DTS HD/DolbyTruHD/Dolby Digital+YES/YES/YES
LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) through HDMIYES (192 kHz/24bit/Up to 7.1ch)
Dolby Digital/DTSYES
Dolby Digital EXYES
DTS 96/24YES
Dolby PrologicYES
Dolby Prologic IIYES
Dolby Prologic IIxYES
Dolby Dual MoNOYES
LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) through HDMIYes (5.6 MHz/Up to 5.1ch)
Network Connectivity
Spotify ConnectYES
Music Decoding Format for Network Client[MP3].mp3, [AAC/HE-AAC].m4a, .aac, [WMA9 Standard].wma, [LPCM].wav, [FLAC].flac, .fla, [Dolby Digital].ac3, [DSF].dsf, [DSDIFF].dff, [AIFF].aiff, .aif, [ALAC].m4a
PC Connect Update (Ethernet)YES
Update via InternetYES
Chromecast built-inYes
Custom Install & Control Features
Zone2 AudioYES
IR Repeat (In/Out)YES(1/1)
2nd Zone AudioYES
Eco and energy saving
Power Consumption (Off Mode)not available
Power Consumption (Standby Mode)0.3 W
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode) 2.2W (Ethernet) / 1.1W (Bluetooth) / 2W (Wi-Fi) / 2.2W (all terminals and networks connected)
Standby Mode ActivatedYES
Networked Standby Mode Activated After 19 minutes (Ethernet) / 19 minutes (Bluetooth) / 19 minutes (Wi-Fi)
Wireless Network(s) On/Off SwitchYES
General Features
Auto StandbyYES
GUI (Graphical User Interface)YES
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D mm)430 x 172 x 329.4 mm
Weight (kg)10.5 kg

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