Sony just released the STR-DN1070 Hi-Res 7.2-channel Wi-Fi Network A/V Receiver, which replaces the STR-DN1060 from last year. The two models maintain the same $600 price point and look identical in the front, but oddly the newer model removes component inputs and has one less optical input. However, the new receiver supports High Dynamic Range (HDR), has better 4K support, and an improved DAC.
The new STR-DN1070 A/V receiver incorporates a brand new DAC (Digital to Audio Converter) supporting DSD native playback up to DSD 5.6 MHz/5.1ch, ensuring flawless reproduction of High-Resolution Audio files. The receiver also provides a flexible speaker solution to suit a customer’s preference. In addition to 7.1 channel surround sound, the receiver supports wireless multi-room and Sony’s new technologies for wireless surround and S-Force PRO front surround enabling an immersive listening and TV watching experience. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Google Cast and Spotify Connect provide a myriad of options for a quality listening experience. The STR-DN1070 A/V also supports HDMI (6in/2out) with HDCP2.2 for 4K/60p (4:4:4) supporting 4K and HDR content from the major studios.
It should also be noted that Sony has decided again not to support Dolby Atmos or DTS:X in any 2016 receiver, except in their flagship STR-ZA5000ES model.
If you are not an audiophile and don’t care about Hi-Res recordings, Sony also released the STR-DH770 A/V Receiver for $350. It’s still perfectly fine for home theater and supports full 4K HDR video and 7.2 channel audio, plus Bluetooth connectivity for easy wireless streaming from your favorite apps and devices. Enjoy true 4K quality through four HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 compatibility, as well as S-Force PRO front surround sound technology which provides surround sound effecSTR-DH770ts using only two front speakers. The STR-HD770 A/V also supports HDMI (6in/2out) with HDCP2.2 for 4K/60p (4:4:4) supporting 4K and HDR content from the major studios.