Summary: The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price.
Pros: The Sony STR-DN1040 is the most feature-packed AV receiver you'll find at this price. There's built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay, plus eight HDMI inputs, which is more than any of its competitors. It also sports a truly modern user interface with crisp, high-definition graphics. And the sound quality is fittingly excellent for a premium AV receiver.
Cons: It's somewhat expensive and more than what most buyers need. The included remote is cluttered with buttons, sure to put-off nontechies. And Sony's automatic speaker calibration wasn't quite perfect in our listening environment.
Conclusion: Der Sony hinkt in puncto Ausstattung der Konkurrenz hinterher, weshalb es nicht zum Spitzenplatz langt. Nichtsdestotrotz ist er ein Receiver mit Top-Klang und zeichnet sich zudem durch eine unkomplizierte Bedienung aus.