Sony STR-DN1080

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$900.67

Last updated on September 29, 2022 1:12 am
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The fact that this was our Product of the Year for two years in a row – and picked up a fourth Award in 2020 – tells you all you need to know. This hugely talented AV receiver was best in class when we originally tested it and remains sensational value for money.

And as for the sound it makes… well, let’s just say you’ll have to spend an awful lot more cash to get better performance. The feature-packed Sony STR-DN1080 sounds fantastic, reaching deep into its reserves to deliver a performance packed with punch, dynamism and authority in a way we haven’t heard from home cinema amplifiers at this sort of price.

There’s an incredible amount of detail from natural, expressive voices to layers of insight and depth surrounding each sound effect. Dynamically speaking, it’s a fun and exciting listen, equally at home rendering tranquil, quiet moments as it is huge, wall-shuddering explosions – in a word, enthralling.

Sony has unfortunately discontinued the STR-DN1080 and it’s now almost impossible to buy a new one in the UK. It’s worth considering a second-hand unit, though, and there’s still decent availability in the US – for now.

10Expert Score
The fact that this was our Product of the Year for two years in a row – and picked up a fourth Award in 2020 – tells you all you need to know. This hugely talented AV receiver was best in class when we originally tested it and remains sensational value for money. And as for […]
PROS
  • Punchy, agile and precise
  • Enjoyable and dynamic performance
  • Exhaustive features
CONS
  • A backlit remote would be nice

Specification: Sony STR-DN1080

Part Number

Model

STRDN1080

Warranty

B06XKRWWSG

Color

Release Date

2017-04-30T00:00:01Z

Is Adult Product

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