- Written by Chris Heinonen
- Published on 04 November 2013
Conclusions about the Sony STR-DN1040 Receiver
At the end of my time with the Sony STR-DN1040 I am surprised and happy by what I found. More and more of the content we consume comes from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Getting it from there to your AV system is not nearly as easy as it could be. By integrating AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi into the STR-DN1040 Sony is trying to make the process as easy as possible. I found playing back my digital content to be simple, just like it should be.
As a traditional receiver the 1040 does a fantastic job as well. The imaging and detail are as good as other receivers I've heard in its price class. The interface and connectivity options are both way ahead of the competition and the value is outstanding. The main issue I ran into is the Wi-Fi password one which seems to be confined to my unit. Sony has found the source of this now and it should be resolved shortly.
The Sony STR-DN1040 does not resemble any of the mid-price receivers I've used before. It is a welcome breath of fresh air from this century that sounds and looks wonderful. A superb receiver that covers all of the bases and offers tremendous value.