Sony STR-DN1080 vs Sony STR-ZA810ES review

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Sony STR-DN1080 vs Sony STR-ZA810ES review

Sony STR-DN1080
vs
Sony STR-ZA810ES

Sony STR-DN1080 vs Sony STR-ZA810ES – that is a question.

Amplifier

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-ZA810ES has a power of 100/8. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.09%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the STR-DN1080 received the model 96 KHz/24-bit, but the STR-ZA810ES is equipped with 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Sony STR-DN1080 and Sony STR-ZA810ES 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. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. 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-ZA810ES. Video scaling is only possible with the STR-ZA810ES. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the STR-ZA810ES.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 6/2.Sony STR-DN1080 connectionsSony STR-ZA810ES connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the STR-DN1080 and the STR-ZA810ES. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. STR-DN1080 and STR-ZA810ES support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

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-ZA810ES is used Google Assistant. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Sony STR-DN1080 and the Sony STR-ZA810ES 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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General

Item

Sony STR-DN1080
Sony STR-ZA810ES

Model

STR-DN1080
STR-ZA810ES

Brand

Sony
Sony

Reviews

741
19

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/6
100/8

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX
Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
6/2

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

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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

Additional features

Voice control

Google assistant
Google Assistant

App control

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

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
NFC

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center
Music Center

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF, Ogg Vorbis

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
240

Standby consumption, W

0.4
0.5

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 x 15.6 x 33.1/16.9 x 6.1 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/19.8
9.1/20

Other

Release year

2017
2017
Sony STR-DN1080
Sony STR-ZA810ES
Sony STR-DN1080
Sony STR-ZA810ES

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.3Sony STR-DN1080
  • 7.4Sony STR-ZA810ES