Sony - 3 new models of AV amplifiers

Sony is going to release 3 new models of 7.1ch AV amplifiers.

The high-end model "STR-DN1050" (¥62,000) among these 3 new models supports high-resolution audio playback including DSD/Direct Stream Digital audio data (2.8MHz). The standard model "STR-DN850" (¥52,000) also supports high-resolution audio, but up to 192kHz/24bit. These 2 models have Wi-Fi functionality that allows you to play audio wirelessly. Also, to give a comfortable optical controlling experience, a GUI (Graphical User Interface) is applied to allow you to intuitively select what you want to do.

The entry model "STR-DH750" (¥40,000) is able to play audio up to 48kHz/16bit. Even though it doesn't support a GUI and shows menus in text format, by installing the application "SongPal" for smartphone/tablet, your smartphone and tablet can be used as a remote control via Bluetooth connection. So, you can have a graphical user interface to control "STR-DH750" on your smart device.

All 3 feature NFC functionality, Bluetooth 3.0 and a USB terminal.

STR-DN1050

  • Release date: July 15
  • Price: ¥62,000
  • Size: 430×172×329.4mm
  • Weight: 10kg
  • Maximum output: Front 165W+165W, Center 165W, Surround 165W+165W, Surround back 165W+165W


STR-DN850

  • Release date: July 15
  • Price: ¥52,000
  • Size: 430×156×329.4mm
  • Weight: 8kg
  • Maximum output: Front 150W+150W, Center 150W, Surround 150W+150W, Surround back 150W+150W


STR-DH750

  • Release date: May 20
  • Price: ¥40,000
  • Size: 430×156×329.4 mm
  • Weight: 8kg
  • Maximum output: Front 140W+140W, Center 140W, Surround 140W+140W, Surround back 140W+140W

 

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