What is better - Sony STR-DN1050 vs Sony STR-DN1040?
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the STR-DN1050 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 120/6, while the STR-DN1040 has a power of 100/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.09%.
Competitive models use the same DAC. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Sony STR-DN1050 and Sony STR-DN1040 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. The STR-DN1050 has access to the Spotify service. 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 STR-DN1050 and the STR-DN1040. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the STR-DN1050 has 6/3, and the STR-DN1040 has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the STR-DN1050. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Sony STR-DN1040 has HDMI CEC. STR-DN1050 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. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Sony STR-DN1050 and the Sony STR-DN1040 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the STR-DN1050. Only in the STR-DN1050 realized a DTS:X surround technology.