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Sony STRDN1030.CEK AV Receiver (Old model)

by Sony
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • 7.2ch Home Cinema receiver with built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay and network connectivity
  • Experience movies with true-to-original sound
  • Stream music with AirPlay and built-in Wi-Fi
  • Choose a sound mode to suit the music
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 43 x 32.3 x 15.8 cm ; 5 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 12 Kg
  • Item model number: STRDN1030.CEK
  • ASIN: B0085RZ1LI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 23 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,715 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

5 Star sound quality meets wireless connectivity.
5 Star sound quality meets wireless connectivity.
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5 Star sound quality meets wireless connectivity

Welcome to pure power, crisp audio and an unlimited music selection. Stream wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet with built-in wireless and AirPlay technologies. This 120W x 7 receiver not only produces massive wattage and high-resolution audio, it also creates an immersive sound stage for Blu-ray movies, games and so much more.

7.2 Ch. Home Cinema receiver with built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay and network connectivity

7.2 Ch. Of Power

At 120W per channel, this powerhouse envelopes you in a new level of sound performance. (145W x 7 @ 8ohms 1kHz 1% THD with 1ch. driven)

With built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay and home network connectivity, your AV receiver can open up all kinds of home entertainment possibilities.
With built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay and home network connectivity, your AV receiver can open up all kinds of home entertainment possibilities.
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World's first with built in Wi-Fi

Get connected to the Internet and your home network to access more music than you can imagine including music stored on your computer, music services built-in or AirPlay. Wirelessly expand your home network right into your living room. With the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi, it's easy to connect to music services, access music stored on your computer or even AirPlay enabled devices connected to your home network.

Seamless AirPlay Integration

Easily stream your music from your iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad or iTunes along with compatible music apps like Spotify, Last.fm and Napster. Simply, touch the AirPlay logo when it appears and select the STR-DN1030 to amplify your tunes.

Why buy an AV Receiver rather than an 'all in one' system?

With five HDMI inputs you can connect your TV, Blu-ray or DVD player, PlayStation 3 and a range of other devices.
With five HDMI inputs you can connect your TV, Blu-ray or DVD player, PlayStation 3 and a range of other devices.
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Next level in Home Cinema

Happy with your speakers? Then upgrade your amp for the latest in home cinema innovation. Listen to your favourite music based on the acoustics of some of Europe's grandest halls, or blockbuster movies just as the director intended from Hollywood sound stages. Listen to a choice of 1000's of internet radio stations from around the world or music wirelessly direct from your iTunes. Connect all your HD devices in one place and with simple cable to your TV. Whatever you want to do, your legendary movie nights start here.

Well Connected

Get versatile HD connection options with seven HD inputs. Five HDMI inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) mean you can hook-up your PS3 or Blu-ray player, HD set top box and three more HDMI-capable devices. 6 3D passthrough capability allows you to enjoy Blu-ray 3D movies, 3D video games and other 3D content with compatible player and HDTVs.

High Definition Digital Cinema Sound

Innovations by Sony's expert sound engineers add instant auditory depth perception for dramatic, cinematic sound that closely mimics what you would experience at the movie theatre. For better effect positioning, try using Front Height mode to enable vocal height and 3D effects that have the power to make action sequences, concerts and movies even more immersive. Or add surround back speakers to feel even more part of the action. You can even send audio to another room.

Box Contains

remote control
instruction manual.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sound 3 Oct 2012
By Ocky
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The STR DN1030 AV receiver gives an excellent sound, we are using it in a 7.1 speaker mode with Wharfedale main speakers and KEF surround and base speakers. The speaker connection is fiddly especially with thick speaker cable and there is only one set of speakers provided for. Multiple video inputs via HDMI or composite connections giving smooth switching between components, TV, blu-ray, PVR, games boxes. The DN1030 also has Apple Airplay available for use with Apple iPad (etc.) or download software updates. However, setting up the router is fiddly and can take some patience to do so, the user guide is not very helpful, the on screen GUI takes some getting used to and is not very intuitive to use, but is better than spending hours on your knees. Zone 2 (in another room or 'zone') provides additional speaker connection via a second amplifier via a pair of phono cables, this is misleading as all you can get in zone 2 is the receiver, SA-CD/CD or 'source'. None of the digital inputs (TV, blu-ray, game, etc.) can be used in zone 2 so is quite limited if you want to listen to the TV audio output as an example. To connect an Apple iPad to, this is very easy to do providing you use a Wi-Fi router, not a Mi-Fi router, to connect, this is not made clear in the user guide and the Sony shops don't know about this either. Although the connection is automatic using Airplay, the DN1030 does not revert to the last input once the iPad is switched off. A USB connection is available for connecting iPod or iPhone for video playback, we have not tried this. All in all a good receiver but the user guides do need a look at to remove any ambiguity and clear instructions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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For the past few years I have owned the Sony STR-DG710 AV Amp/Receiver. This AV Amplifier has served me well. I also have a collection of multi-channel SACDs but could never play them in full 5.1 surround sound as my previous amplifier would not decode PCM 5.1.
Within a couple of hours out of the box the Sony STR-DG710 was wirelessly connected to my router, updated and auto calibrated. It was a lot easier than the previous amp as the settings are all menu driven on the TV’s screen. It is used in conjunction with a Sony KDL-32D3000 TV, a Sony BDP-S780 Blu-ray/SACD Player and a Samsung Smart PVR. These devices work flawlessly via Amazon Basics High Speed HDMI cables. The amplifier is driving a Bose Acoustimass 6 speaker system. I flicked out the plastic caps from the speaker terminals to connect the speakers with banana plugs. A lot easier than poking speaker wires into tiny holes.
The amplifier plays my 5.1 surround SACDs in rich, full, spacious dynamic sound via HDMI PCM.
It also plays Freeview via the Samsung Smart PVR in 5.1 surround. Blu-ray movies sound better than any cinema that I have been ever been in. I cannot comment on the 3D capabilities as I don’t have a 3D TV.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the effort! 5 Jan 2013
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This is the best amplifier I have owned!
Surround modes, HiFi, and WiFi are all awesome.
I would recommend anyone purchasing this amp also purchased all interconnects at the same time. I didn't have a HDMI cable when I started setting it up, so I couldn't get the on-screen menus on my TV (impossible). As soon as I acquired a HDMI cable and had full assess to menus, it didn't take long. Auto cal with the microphone supplied takes seconds!....and now I have a calibrated surround system, I know what I have been missing.
I have it configured to use the optical output from my Freesat TV, and the surround sound produced is a whole new experience when compared to my previous amp (10 years old with no autocal facility).
The internet radio function doesn't hold as many stations as I expected. I have "Tune-in" app on phone that gets stations I cant get on this amp.
I definately recommend downloading a media share app for your smartphone to allow streaming music to this amp.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blown Away! 4 Jan 2013
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I never review products I buy online (usually due to lack of time) but I am so pleased with the STR-DN1030 I just had to give some feedback.

All that I can say is it's out of this world, especially when you consider the price (I paid £299.99 when it was available direct from Amazon UK). It comes with an auto-calibration mic so setup is a piece of cake and the inclusion of Wi-Fi connectivity is extremely useful. The Apple Airplay feature is also very impressive.

I would recommend downloading the PDF user manual from Sony's support page though, as the GUI menu is not the easiest to navigate. As has been mentioned in other reviews this can prove a little restrictive, especially when some of the menu options are forced to scroll, even though there is plenty of room on-screen. However, as annoying as this is, you quickly get used to it and it's not bad enough to warranty the removal of a star!

For those that are interested, I paired this with the Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS SE 5.1 speaker system and connected with QED 79 strand speaker cable and a Fisual S-Flex subwoofer cable.

If you are in the market for a sub £300 receiver get this - you won't regret it!
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Remember to order an extra HDMI lead as you need to go from the device to the amp and then from the amp to the tv.
It's quite a heavy piece of kit so once in place not easy to move around. Make sure you've get everything wired and plugged in before you start playing. The front panel is dimmeable and you can get everything via the television if you want. I'm currently running x2 front, 1 centre and x2 rear speakers. You plug all the speakers in; select the speaker configuration you have from the menu. Plug in the auto-setup microphone and let the test run. Luckily the test mic goes in at the front.

I've got the Sony Media Remote App for my Samsung Galaxy S3. This works really well and makes the control much easier - especially if you have a Sony TV. I found that some of the standard remote commands interfered with the tv controls so I found the tv suddenly changing inputs as I was trying to set the wireless up.
1. Set up the network for the amp - entering the security key is time-consuming as there is no keyboard, just the number keys. When you've finished entering the key hit "+" (round button in the middle) to actually "enter" the key. It does ask you if you want a proxy server (no for most people) and after some more clicking connects to the wireless network.
(I'd probably update the firmware at this point - takes about 20 minutes and is relatively painless).
2. Install the Sony Media Remote app for Android/Apple.
3. Search for the amp on the media app - will give amp name, IP address if found.
4. On the amp menu "settings/network/media remote device" and register your phone/tablet.
5. A fully functioning remote that doesn't interfere with your Sony tv.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Duped - No bluetooth!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice sound, bulky interface
The only flaw I found is the user interface, not very user friendly, other than that, sound is very nice and clear.
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3.0 out of 5 stars No Bluetooth ???
Order came in time , but i feel robbed ...:-(

There is NO BLUETOOTH , while there is only model STRDN1030

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