Nothing can ever beat the experience of enjoying video-clips, movies, and music right in our very own home theater system. There are no headphones and laptop speakers needed which otherwise tend to bind us to our seats and minimize our mobility. Sony understands how we place high-quality audio as our top priority. After launching the STR-DN1020 last year, the Japanese company is now introducing its latest flagship offering which is the STR-DN1030. It promises to deliver quality audio with an array of connectivity choices to boot.
The Sony STR-DN1030 is a 7.2-channel digital receiver which can stream from various entertainment-providing services such as AirPlay, vTuner, Slacker, Pandora, and Music Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network (SEN). Aside from its WiFi and built-in Ethernet connectivity, it is also IP controllable and DLNA compatible. Coming from a standby mode, it can power on anytime once you start streaming a song over Airplay or Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connections.
The receiver boasts an impressive power of 145 watts per channel yet this doesn’t include dual powered sub connections. Such power rating is complemented by its powered Sony subwoofer and seven top-of-the-line speakers from Bowers & Wilkins. This means you’re sure to get total satisfaction every time you view a movie and record a concert through its Blu-ray connectivity. Moreover, it delivers seamless AirPlay and Bluetooth connections, fast loading of Slacker, and solid audio quality from wireless sources.
The Sony STR-DN1030 is set to hit the shelves in the middle of July with a price tag of $ 499. Till then, you have ample time to decide where you would like to place this wonderful acquisition inside your house.