Sony STR-DN1080 user review

  • Sony hits a home run!

    With my prior Onkyo deciding to give up the ghost, time for a new receiver

    Shortlists at the circa £500 were few but this Sony popped up time and again. And a quick audition gave it the thumps up.

    Connectivity is simple and the set up is easy to follow. Hardest part is knowing what the different terminology means compared to prior av receivers.

    While there is much to praise the biggest plaudits are down to it's sound performance. So much so that on a regular movie night with the lads, it didn't take long for someone to realise I'd replaced my receiver, commenting on the immersive sound and clarity.

    A great performer. Additional outputs to double up with an amplifier would have been perfect, plus backlight on the remote. But for the price its a bargain!
    This item was purchased for 450 from Richer Sounds in 2017 . The reviewer still owns this product.

    Pros

    • Compared to my prior Onkyo the sound is so much more immersive
    • All in, performance per pound is simply incredible

    Cons

    • Can't use an output to add an additional 2 speakers
    • Sometimes turns on with a very audible "thump"

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Sony STR-DN1080

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