Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver Review
20 September 2013
Conclusion: Sony has crammed a lot into the STR-DN1040. However, that doesn't mean audio performance has been neglected. In listening to the STR-DN1040 for several weeks, and with several speaker systems, I found it to be a great sounding receiver. Power output was steady, the sound field was both immersive and directive when needed, and over long periods of listening time, there was not sense of fatigue or amplifier overheating.
Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver Review: WiFi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay Oh My!
17 July 2013
Conclusion: There was a lot that I liked about the STR-DN1030 when I reviewed it last year, like built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay, but a few big caveats held it back. Namely, the sound quality was only so-so, the user interface was awful, network control app was very limited, zone 2 functionality was less than sub-par, and the auto setup system was questionable. With the STR-DN1040, Sony has overcome most all of these issues.
Pros: Bluetooth, WiFi, and AirPlay, Smooth user interface, Great sound quality
Cons: Disjointed network/app control, Poor zone 2 integration