Sony today announced the 7.2-channel STR-DN1040 A/V Receiver, which claims to be the first and only home theater receiver with with Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay. The receiver provides 165 Watts x 7 @ 8 ohms of amplification with ten HD inputs (8 HDMI in). In addition, it gets a newly redesigned chassis and increased power transformer as well as Sony-designed capacitors and audio-grade transistors.
Even at low sound levels, features such as Sound Optimizer maintain the nuances of the complete sound field, perfect for watching effects-laden motion pictures. Sony’s innovative High Definition Digital Cinema Sound (HD DCS) adds auditory depth for dramatic cinematic sound that faithfully reproduces the movie theater experience. Spectacular sound is further produced through support of Dolby TrueHD, Pro Logic IIz and dts HD enhanced audio codecs. For outstanding picture performance, video signals can be converted up to 4K Ultra HD HDMI. Complementing the sound performance is ample connectivity for HD and 4K Ultra HD devices, supporting both new and legacy connectivity.
Wi-Fi enables the STR-DN1040 receiver to easily access streaming media sources, and has integrated applications for Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited, Pandora, Slacker, vTuner, and more, as well as capabilities to seamlessly stream music from DLNA enabled PCs. Moreover, with consumers more often accessing, storing, and playing music from mobile devices, the receiver also has built-in AirPlay and Bluetooth, allowing it to wirelessly receive the broadest amount of music from phones, tablets and computers. Users can also operate the receiver with the free Media Remote app available for both iPhones and Android phones.
Sony is also releasing the slightly less powered (150W x 7 @ 6 ohms) 7.2-channel STR-DN840 4K Wi-Fi Network A/V receiver with the same connectivity convenience of built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay, just six HDMI inputs, 4K pass-through, and Sound Optimizer.