Sony Intros New Receiver, STR-DN1080

sony-str-0117Sony’s new STR-DN1080 Object Audio Compatible HiFi AV Receiver supports audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X as well as having a “Phantom Surround Back” technology where they claim you can hear 7.1.2 channel speaker sound in a configuration with actual speaker settings with 5.1.2 channel. The receiver also supports a long list of legacy surround formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

To complement this, the STR-DN1080 includes Sony’s latest sound field compensation technology, D.C.A.C. EX, which combines Advanced D.C.A.C.2 with Speaker Relocation. This technology balances output to closely simulate sound as would be produced by optimally positioned and angled speakers — even when the ideal configuration is not possible. The results are nothing short of breathtaking, with the entire sound field seamlessly integrated for outstanding surround sound.

In addition, the STR-DN1080 has six HDMI inputs and two outputs that provide full HDCP 2.2 compliance and supports the latest 4K 60P (4:4:4) Ultra HD content (up to 4096×2160). It can also distribute both 4K video and multichannel audio simultaneously to two different zones. The STR-DN1080 is even compatible with the new BT.2020 wide color gamut broadcast standard.

The STR-DN1080 HiFi Audio Video Receiver will be available Spring 2017 but no price was specified. Here are all the specs.

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