The Sony STR-DN1080 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-DN1080 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 120/6, while the STR-DN1060 has a power of 165/8. 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-DN1080 and Sony STR-DN1060 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. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. 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-DN1080 and the STR-DN1060. None 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 is the same - 6/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the STR-DN1080 and the STR-DN1060. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. STR-DN1080 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.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. For voice control in the STR-DN1080 is used Google assistant, but in the STR-DN1060 is used Google Assistant. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Sony STR-DN1080 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.