What is better - Yamaha RX-V675 vs Sony STR-DN1040?
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V675 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 90/8, 150/4, while the STR-DN1040 has a power of 100/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V675 received the model Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit, but the STR-DN1040 is equipped with 96 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-V675 and Sony STR-DN1040 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with STR-DN1040. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. The RX-V675 has access to the Spotify service.
Oddly enough, the support for the HDR function is not implemented in these units. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the RX-V675 and the STR-DN1040. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the RX-V675.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V675 has 6/1, and the STR-DN1040 has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-V675 and the STR-DN1040. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-V675 and STR-DN1040 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in RX-V675. The Sony STR-DN1040 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.