The seven-channel STR-DN1080 marks Sony’s entrance into the world of affordable Dolby Atmos/DTS:X-capable AVRs, and it’s a barnstorming 3D audio debut. The enlarged soundfield, bolstered by impressive phantom Surround Back processing, is irresistibly immersive, with clear detailing atop an undercurrent of raw power. It’s easy to use, too, with a richly graphical UI plotting a course between sources and features, and performs the job of music entertainment hub with aplomb – Spotify Connect, Chromecast, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Bluetooth and hi-res playback to 5.1-channel DSD are all on the spec sheet. A genuine bargain.
Type: Seven-channel AV receiver
Dimensions (WxHxD): 430 x 156 x 311mm
Distributor: Sony UK