The Sony STR-DH790 vs Sony STR-DN1060 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the STR-DH790 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 90/6, while the STR-DN1060 has a power of 165/8. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the STR-DH790 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the STR-DN1060 is equipped with 96 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Sony STR-DH790 and Sony STR-DN1060 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with STR-DN1060. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The STR-DN1060 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-DH790 and the STR-DN1060. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the STR-DH790.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the STR-DH790 has 4/1, and the STR-DN1060 has 6/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the STR-DH790 and the STR-DN1060. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. STR-DH790 and STR-DN1060 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Sony STR-DH790 and the Sony STR-DN1060 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.