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SONY STRDN1040 7.2-Channel AV Receiver

  • 7.2 channel, 165W per channel
  • 10 HDMI/4K passthrough
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for access to Music Services and stream from smartphone or tablet
  • Stream music from your iOS device w/AirPlay

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SONY 7.2-Channel 4K Wi-Fi Network A/V Receiver
Model Number STR-DN1040
Model Features: 7.2-channel (165W x 7 @ 8 ohms 1kHz 0.9% THD 1ch. driven), built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®, 10 HD inputs (8 HDMI, 2 component), 4K pass-through and upscaling, iPod/iPhone video and music playback
Superior sound. Serious connectivity.
Listen up: 7.2 channels and 165W per channel of power, driven by the largest capacitors and transformer in its class. Sound good? The only thing better is getting all that sound to your speakers without a hitch, and with the ability to stream music with built-in Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and AirPlay®. In addition to legendary Sony sound, the STR-DN1040 punches out 4K resolution pass-through and upscaling, while offering 10 HD inputs and a redesigned menu system with easy setup wizard. It's the ultimate high-resolution sound stage for your music, Blu-ray™ movies, games, and more.

Wi-Fi on board.
Now, connecting to virtually unlimited content has never been easier. The party will never stop when you can connect to the Internet and stream online music, podcasts, and more. Or tap into your home network to access music libraries on your computers, built-in music services, or via AirPlay.
Connect it all with Bluetooth.
It all comes together with the STR-DN1040 4K A/V receiver. It effortlessly streams music from your smart phone or tablet so nothing is out of reach. Now anyone can be the DJ: no wires, no problem. Bluetooth streaming can even wake the receiver from standby mode to get the party started.
Seamless AirPlay integration.
Easily access music from your iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad®, or iTunes® along with compatible music apps like Spotify® and iHeartRadio. Simply touch the AirPlay logo when it appears, and select the STR-DN1040 to start streaming the perfect playlist to match your mood in no time.
Well connected.
The STR-DN1040 4K A/V Receiver plays well with others by sporting 10 HD inputs, while eight HDMI inputs (up to 4K capable) let you connect a Sony PlayStation3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc player, and six other HDMI-capable devices for high-definition video and audio. And just in case you need them, two component inputs (1080/60i capable) give you added HD-capable connectivity and versatility; you won't have to leave any of your audio behind.
Full on-screen control.
Introducing the STR-DN1040's redesigned intuitive on-screen interface. Now you can set up and control the A/V receiver with a graphical user interface that doesn't require a technician to figure out. Change inputs, adjust settings, and confirm volume levels on screen.
Built for sound.
When it comes to design inside and out, the STR-DN1040 4K A/V receiver is pure Sony. The ethos of sound quality is reflected in the design and build of the receiver. A redesigned chassis and larger transformer deliver superior sound performance and increased power, allowing you to experience every sound nuance present.
Stream away.
Because the STR-DN1040 connects wirelessly to the web, you'll never be lacking for music, podcasts, and Internet radio. Effortlessly tap into Pandora®, Music Unlimited, Slacker, and vTuner, and let the tunes stream on.

Enjoy superior sound while easily steaming music with built-in Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and AirPlay®. The STR-DN1040 network A/V receiver features 7.2 channels and 165W per channel of power, driven by the largest capacitors and transformer in its class; its legendary Sony sound that really connects. Additional features include 4K resolution pass-through and upscaling, 10 HD inputs and a redesigned menu system with easy setup wizard. This receiver is the ultimate high-resolution sound stage for your music, Blu-ray™ movies, games, and more.

7.2 Channels of Power
With 165W per channel, this powerhouse envelopes you in a new level of sound performance. (165W x 7 @ 8ohms 1kHz 0.9% THD with one channel driven)
Bluetooth® Built-In
Play your music out loud - stream it from your smart phone or tablet to the receiver.
New Advanced On-Screen Graphical User Interface
Set up and control the A/V receiver with a redesigned intuitive on-screen graphical user interface. Change inputs, adjust settings, and confirm volume levels on screen.
Up Convert/Upscales Video Signal to 4K via HDMI™
Improve image quality non-4K connected devices to near HD. Analog connected device signals are converted to digital and output via HDMI™, making one cable connection from the receiver to the HDMI-enabled TV possible.
iPod®/iPhone® Music and Video Playback via USB
Listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod® or iPhone® while charging your device through the receiver's front USB input.
Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration - Quick Speaker Setup
Ensure you get the best sound experience from your A/V receiver and speakers. This advanced version offers auto phase matching. Simply place the included microphone where you will be seated, and the settings are automatically optimized based on the distance, delays, and placement of your speakers.
Assignable Digital Audio and Video Inputs
Get the most out of each audio and video input with the ability to reassign inputs to support connected devices.
Wi-Fi® Built-In
Get connected to the Internet and your home network to access more music than you can imagine, including music stored on your computer, music services built-in, or AirPlay®.
Network Services
Music streaming at its very best. Navigate and enjoy the latest from Pandora®, Music Unlimited, Slacker, and vTuner.
Easy Setup Wizard
Quickly set up the DN1040 with the easy-to-follow on-screen wizard. Get connected to the internet, set up your speakers, and get ready for action
HD Digital Cinema Sound and Front High Speakers
Optimize your receiver to mimic the sound characteristics of movie theaters. "Front Height" mode enables vocal height and 3D effects for better positioning of effects, giving added depth to visuals and concerts. Imagine as a helicopter comes from above and lands: you’ll hear the change in height as the effect unfolds on screen.
3D Pass-Through
Compatible with Blu-ray 3D™ movies, video games, and other 3D content.
Audio Return Channel
Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to your receiver through the same HDMI™ cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV.
BRAVIA® Sync Capable (HDMI CEC)
Conveniently operate and control select Sony® BRAVIA® Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc™ Players, BRAVIA® HDTVs, Sony home theater products.
Easily stream your music from your iPhone®/iPod® Touch, iPad® ,or iTunes®, along with compatible music Apps like Spotify and iHeart Radio. Simply touch the AirPlay® logo when it appears, and select the STRDN1040 to amplify your tunes.
Ten HD Inputs
Get versatile HD connection options with seven HD inputs. Eight HDMI™ inputs (up to 4K capable) let you connect a Sony® PlayStation®3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc™ player, any other two HDMI-capable devices for high-definition video and audio. Two component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.
Sound Optimizer
No longer do you have to miss out on the dynamic sound effects in films. When you need to keep the volume low, the sound optimizer enables you to hear the smallest sound effect at low volumes. This dynamic feature gives you the best reproduction of sound effects, while keeping the intended sound stage at high- or low volume levels.
Control with Your iPhone® or Android™ Devices with Free Apps
Download the free Sony TV SideView app from the iTunes® or Google® play app stores, and use your iPhone® or Android™ devices to control volume, inputs, receiver function, and control your network music.
Advanced Blu-ray Disc™ Audio Decoding
Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby® trueHD, ProLogic® IIz, and dts®-HD master audio codecs.
Standby Pass-Through of Audio and Video
Conveniently access all your HDMI™ connected devices without having to power on the receiver.
24p True Cinema™ (Pass-Through)
Watch Blu-ray Disc™ movies in their native frame rate (24 frames per second), when paired with a 24p HDTV and playback device like a Blu-ray Disc™ Player or PlayStation®3 gaming console via HDMI™ cable.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Jessica V.
  • 3/26/2016 10:25:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsits a reciver

Pros: it works so far.. haven't had it long to know much about it. The usb port either doesn't support usb drives or doesn't support MP3 one of the most common audio/music formats; or my receiver is defective.

Cons: the usb port doesn't seem to have any kind of use, unless you own a smart phone. =/

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/24/2014 7:02:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVAST Improvements Over Previous AVR's

Pros: Lots of capabilities, especially connecting to other Sony equipment.
Plenty of connection interfaces/ports.
On-screen graphics for system configuration/setup.
Good, clean crisp high quality sound.

Cons: The Wi-Fi connection on this AVR seems to be weak and lacking when it comes to connecting to wireless routers as I've had nothing but problems with it using Wi-Fi; plugged in an Ethernet cable, updated the firmware and used some of the Wi-Fi features and I absolutely love it, but what stinks is that now I have to run an Ethernet cable about 60 feet underneath the carpet in an apartment all because it appears to me Sony went "cheap" on whomever they outsourced the NIC chipset to!

The ONLY time I can get on-screen graphics like the volume graphic to show up on the TV is when I am in the Sony GUI, otherwise you have to squint to see the LCD display on the front of the receiver to see the volume settings. I've tried EVERYTHIING but haven't found a solution, the only thing I could think of is was to program my DVR/Cable Box remote code into the Sony remote control; unfortunately my DVR/Cable Box is a Cisco which isn't listed in the Sony STRDN1040 users' guide so there are NO codes available. I tried the codes for Scientific Atlanta and none of them worked so I don't know what this is working the way it is as I would certainly think Sony would want their AVR to have on-screen graphics for volume, channel etc.??

Other Thoughts: I got this receiver for $499.99 as it's a 2013 model and that seems to be the going rate across the net. I've always purchased Sony products fully knowing I am paying a bit more for the name, however in return I would always receive a certain level of quality as well as familiarity with functionality, even with the knock off of 1 egg due to my "Cons"; once again Sony delivers a great product and not a bad price either!

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  • Kyungsoon Y.
  • 8/7/2014 3:47:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSONY STRDN1040

Pros: I choose this receiver because this one supports 4k. It has plenty HDMI port, and the sound quality is better than I expected. The price is not that expensive compare to the others that supports 4k. I think it is a very good deal.

Cons: none so far. However, I don't like the remote control. But, I guess it is not a big deal.

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  • Michael L.
  • 7/23/2014 8:45:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWHAT a TREAT!

Pros: Numero UNO: The SOUNDs are unbelievable from this AVR - it's the BEST AVR I have ever owned! I am now hearing things that I never knew existed in ads and sound tracks. Also - Bonus for me is being able to receive/listen to Pandora and other OTA Radio too.

Cons: Unable to synch up remote with the DTV Remote so I have to use both remotes [volume/mute]

Other Thoughts: GLAD I replaced my Pioneer 1019 with this Sony 1040!

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  • David W.
  • 7/20/2014 10:27:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggssony str-dn 1040

Pros: sounds great wifi is good lots of power

Cons: none except that it going in to protection mod and shutting down put only in pl2 movie and neo 6 cinima will have to return or it would have got a 5

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5 out of 5 eggsSimply Awesome

Pros: Great power per channel
Very easy auto setup that sounds amazing
The HD surround sound is the best sounding setting I have ever heard. This system is worth every penny.

Cons: The only con I can think of is that the large remote doesn't control any of my other equipment but to be fair no other system that I know of includes a remote that does

Other Thoughts: I purchased this from BB for 100 less and after checking prices online after the fact I can't believe I got such a great deal. I think the price on Newegg is $100 less than other online retailers so this is a pretty good price as well. This was a last minute purchased when I bought the Xbox one and realized my old Onkyo only had 2 HDMI ports and I realized I needed a better receiver so I purchased what looked like the best specs for what was a great price.
I plugged everything in as it was labeled on the back. I thought it was pretty cool to label the HDMI ports so you get the best performance and after running the auto tuner using the included mic set it to high-def theater mode. after reading the description I had to try it and I was not disappointed. I was up and running in about 20 mins from the moment I opened the box until the auto calibration completed with everything plugged in and ready to go. The movies I watched that night were movies that I had seen before but with this system it was a completely different level than anything I have heard before and the HD setting actually improved the movie experience and I heard things I had never noticed before. My old system was a 5.1 and I was still using the same speakers (I have not purchased 2 new fronts yet) but the old speakers sounded so much better on this system it was like night and day and Sony had lifted the cloak and brought me into the daylight.
As you can tell I really love this system I'm not an audiophile but I do recognize quality when I see or in this case hear it. You will not be disappointed with this purchase. With 165 watts a channel and 4k supported and up-converted you can't beat it for this price and with these options its a no brainier, just get it :)

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  • Victor L.
  • 6/29/2014 9:24:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest OVERALL for the money

Pros: Connects to everything electronic...even a soda machine....ok not that. If you're looking for a receiver and have to by a wireless...add $100...this receiver has all the connectivity you could ask, blu-ray, mp3, tablet...and stuff even for the apple lovers...It cranks enough power, without any audible distortion with quality speakers. You have options for speaker configuration, too. Either speakers to another area, or the front height speakers. The design is sleek, and the interface is so much easier to navigate than the Yamaha, harman kardon, Pioneer...which I have owned over the past 3 years...I am sticking with this SONY!!!!

Cons: I would like a better eq...something with more range...14 band would be nice, since the configuration doesn't allow for a pre-amp.

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  • Robert F.
  • 5/9/2014 8:53:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSignificant upgrade

Pros: 4K video capable.
Lots of inputs
Setup was really easy. Setup immediately detected that one of the surround sound speakers wasn't working. A quick examination showed a loose wire on the speaker.
Sound quality is excellent and reveals that I need to change out the rest of the speakers sooner or later. I now hear the problems.
Airplay is a hit with the kids who stream from their iPads.

Cons: None really. There's a new line but this meets my needs and last year's model is cheaper than the latest one.

Other Thoughts: This was an upgrade from an early Onkyo 7.1 Home-Theater in a box offering. I had already upgraded center speaker (big difference) and now the Sony Receiver.
The main reason for the upgrade was a requirement for at least one more HDMI input. The original receiver had only 2 HDMI inputs and they were the older spec. New one has several more and 3 are 4k capable.
I'm using this with Logitech smart hub. Really convenient!

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  • Andrew G.
  • 10/10/2013 7:40:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsTop mid-range AVR in 2013...

Pros: The Sony STR-DN1040 is the top mid-range AVR for 2013. Sony has pushed technology down from the higher end ES line of AVRs, and this receiver is hitting above its class. Excellent sound quality & ample, clean power in excess of 80 watts per channel with 7 channels driven @ 1% total harmonic distortion (bench output numbers shown below). Superb video from a multitude of inputs. Bluetooth, WiFi, & AirPlay. The onscreen UI is top notch, and very responsive. HDMI switching is very fast. Tons of soundfield/stage options.

Channels Driven / THD / Power Output

2 / .1% / 122.6 watts
2 / 1% / 135.9 watts
5 / .1% / 76.3 watts
5 / 1% / 89.3 watts
7 / .1% / 65.3 watts
7 / 1% / 82.9 watts

Cons: None so far. Will update if any issues crop up.

It should be noted that there are no zone 1 pre-outs for combining this with an external amp (zone 2 only has pre-outs). However, this AVR should provide ample power for most home theater setups.

Other Thoughts: I did not purchase this from Newegg, as it has not been in stock for several weeks. But I was able to find it from an Sony authorized online dealer for quite a bit less than MSRP. I'm pairing this AVR up with the Polk Audio New Monitor series of speakers in cherry (75T front L/R, 25C center, 65T rear/sides, and 45B bookshelves which I did get from Newegg for an incredible price).

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  • Davis C.
  • 8/24/2013 7:01:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Product

Pros: The DN1040 is the highest rated receiver for its price range and the praise is well-deserved! My purchase of the 1040 was to complete our home theater room and I have to say that this receiver exceeded expectations. Having two HDMI outputs, we have a monitor and a Cinema projector connected to the 1040. We enjoy our movies on a 100" screen or with a push of a button, our movies can be shown on the monitor. Additionally, having so many HDMI inputs, we also have an AV computer connected to the receiver. Being completely configurable, we have the computer video connected with HDMI and the audio connected by a Tosslink cable from my sound card in the computer to the 1040 - WOW - I was literally blown away listening to our MP3 files through this receiver!

Cons: There are NONE

Other Thoughts: The DN 1040 has plenty of power to drive all of my speakers. Currently, we have four of the top line JBL speakers (five speakers per cabinet) connected to the front and back, two JBL side speakers (two speakers per cabinet), Polk Center Speakers (three speakers in the cabinet), and two Energy sub Woofers for a total of 29 individual speakers. Having upgraded to the DN-1040 was a great choice.

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