Sony STR-DN1050 vs Denon AVR-X6400H review

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Sony STR-DN1050
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Denon AVR-X6400H

The Sony STR-DN1050 vs Denon AVR-X6400H comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 11.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the STR-DN1050 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 120/6 1KHz, while the AVR-X6400H has a power of 140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the STR-DN1050 it is 0.09%, but for the AVR-X6400H it is 0.05%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the STR-DN1050 received the model 96 KHz/24-bit, but the AVR-X6400H is equipped with AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Sony STR-DN1050 and Denon AVR-X6400H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay versus AirPlay, AirPlay 2 respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The quality of 4K 60p 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 STR-DN1050 and the AVR-X6400H. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVR-X6400H.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the STR-DN1050 has 6/3, and the AVR-X6400H has 8/3.Sony STR-DN1050 connectionsDenon AVR-X6400H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the STR-DN1050 and the AVR-X6400H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon AVR-X6400H has HDMI CEC. STR-DN1050 and AVR-X6400H support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Denon AVR-X6400H.

Additional features

Unlike the STR-DN1050 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the AVR-X6400H works with 3 Multi zones. For voice control in the STR-DN1050 is used Google assistant, but in the AVR-X6400H is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. There is an ECO mode in AVR-X6400H. The Sony STR-DN1050 and the Denon AVR-X6400H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Product

Sony STR-DN1050
Denon AVR-X6400H

Model

STR-DN1050
AVR-X6400H

Brand

Sony
Denon

Reviews

268
57

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/6 1KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

96 KHz/24-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor
HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Google assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

fluorescent
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

NFC
IP Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/3
8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

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
5

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

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center
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

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
750

Standby consumption, W

0.4
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13
43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.5

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/19.8
14.4/32
Sony STR-DN1050
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Sony STR-DN1050
Denon AVR-X6400H

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.6
  • 9.4
  • 7.6Sony STR-DN1050
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X6400H

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