Sony STR-DN1040 vs Denon AVR-X6700H review

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Sony STR-DN1040 vs Denon AVR-X6700H review

Sony STR-DN1040
vs
Denon AVR-X6700H

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Sony STR-DN1040 vs Denon AVR-X6700H comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Sony STR-DN1040 has 7.2 versus 11.2 for Denon AVR-X6700H. Regarding power, then STR-DN1040 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/6 when AVR-X6700H has a power of 140/8, 175/6. The THD is 0.09% for the STR-DN1040 but 0.05% for the AVR-X6700H. Both the STR-DN1040 and the AVR-X6700H support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony STR-DN1040 has support for AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Only the AVR-X6700H supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X6700H.

Extensive connections

The Sony STR-DN1040 has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X6700H.Sony STR-DN1040 connectionsDenon AVR-X6700H connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X6700H. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The STR-DN1040 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the AVR-X6700H. The AVR-X6700H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The STR-DN1040 supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the AVR-X6700H. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X6700H. Both STR-DN1040 and AVR-X6700H can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVR-X6700H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X6700H.

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General

Item

Sony STR-DN1040
Denon AVR-X6700H

Model

STR-DN1040
AVR-X6700H

Brand

Sony
Denon

Reviews

342
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/6
140/8, 175/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
4

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/120Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
HLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

has not
HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby EX
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS:X Pro

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF, DSD

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
750

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 17.2 x 32.9/17 x 6.7 x 12.6
43.1 x 15.2 x 35.5/17.1 x 6.6 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22
14.5/32

Other

Release year

2013
2020
Sony STR-DN1040
Denon AVR-X6700H
Sony STR-DN1040
Denon AVR-X6700H

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 6.1
  • 9.8
  • 6.1Sony STR-DN1040
  • 9.8Denon AVR-X6700H