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IMPROVED SOUND QUALITY
The Sony STR-DN1030 has been designed to give amongst the best sound quality at its price. With specially tuned and selected components plus an enhanced power supply, the Sony sounds more detailed and dynamic than lesser models. Power is now up to 120 watts per channel, allowing the Sony to make the most of a wider range of speakers and larger rooms. It also boasts a more substantial chassis that resists mechanical vibration to a greater extent, reducing the chances of subtle distortion in the music. Additionally, the Sony STRDN1030 also features Digital Legato Linear. This automatically cleans and corrects waveforms from digital music for a smoother and less distorted sound quality. Finally, this 7.2 Sony receiver is also able to be used in bi-amp mode. With the channels switched to 5.1, bi-amping gives separate amplification to your front speakers' bass and treble units (bi-wirable front speakers required). This gives added control and a wider, more dynamic sound - both in stereo and surround modes.
The STRDN1030 offers a comprehensive range of Dolby and DTS processors to cover all sources from analogue to HD. Dolby Pro-Logic IIz makes the most of the Sony's 7.2 channels with a spacious, enveloping sound when watching sources such as TV. In addition to the Dolby and DTS processors, Sony has fitted the STR-DN1030 with multiple sound field settings. These let you tailor the sound to your exact movie and music requirements. For improved picture quality with old analogue sources, the Sony will up-convert signals to 1080 HDMI output quality, giving enhanced detail and depth.
NETWORK CONNECTED NOW WITH WI-FI AND AIRPLAY
Now better connected than ever, the Sony STR-DN1030 comes with AirPlay and built-in wi-fi. AirPlay is Apple's popular wireless music streaming system. Simply download the necessary app and stream your iTunes music library from your iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad to the Sony. With other AirPlay products available, this could also make the start of a cost effective multi-room system. Another feature new to this Sony is a built-in wi-fi connection. Use this or the Ethernet connection and you can access thousands of Internet radio sites, music and music services via vTuner and Sony's Music Unlimited. Additionally, you can stream music via DLNA from other sources such as your laptop or NAS drive. Finally, the STR-DN1030 also features Media Remote. This lets you use your smartphone as a remote control, once the necessary app has been downloaded.
EASY SET-UP AND WELL CONNECTED
Although technically advanced, setting up requires only a minimum of time. BRAVIA Sync links to other Sony BRAVIA products via the HDMI to give exceptional ease of use. Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) optimises the settings, including Automatic Phase Matching, to your room's requirements - at the touch of a button. With five HDMI sockets, the STR-DN1030 is well equipped for the digital age. In addition to this, you'll also find a front-mounted USB socket to which you can hook up your iPod or iPhone. Using this digital connection gives the ultimate sound quality and even charges your device, too.
For a quality sounding AV receiver with unmatched wireless connectivity, the Sony STR-DN1030 is one of the best at its price.