February 21, 2020

The Right AV Receiver for You: Sony vs. Denon

Bring Incredible Sound to Your Home Theater Installation

Sound is an essential component in making a movie come to life for every viewer in the room. When your sound isn’t up to par or isn’t reaching everyone evenly – you’ll risk ruining an entire movie night!

So, when you bring a dedicated cinema to your Greeley, CO home, you want to ensure that its surround sound capabilities are far superior to your average entertainment setup. To achieve this high-end audio performance, you’ll need a top-notch AV receiver for your home theater installation – but which brand should you choose: Sony or Denon?

In this blog, we’ll provide details on both of their top tier products so you can see for yourself. Find out more by reading on below!

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Sony 7.2Ch AV Receiver (STR-DN1080)

Sony aims to have you hearing and feeling your movies and media like never before. Their STR-DN1080 7.2Ch AV receiver offers high-resolution audio that brings any scene to life. With Dolby-Atmos and DTS:X support, you’ll be able to experience every bit of dialogue and action as if you’re actually there in the movie.

Dolby provides 360-degree surround sound so that you’re completely immersed in your media – enveloped by high-quality audio that draws you right into the dramatic moment or intense battle scene. With DTS:X, you can enjoy multi-dimensional surround sound that will instantly adapt to your speaker configuration. Its nine speaker channels and object-based audio decoding means precise placement of sound around and above you.

Have a smaller home theater room? S-Force PRO Front Surround utilizes your acoustics and room sizing to deliver an immersive surround sound– but with only two speakers needed at the front. No rear or in-ceiling speakers will be necessary.

Denon 13.2Ch AV Receiver (AVR-X8500H)

Enjoy Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support with Denon’s 13.2Ch AV receiver, the AVR-X8500H – and also view your media with IMAX Enhanced Technology. Denon’s receiver makes for easy setup, so you have your cinematic levels of entertainment at the ready in your home in no time. No matter if you’re connecting to your smart TV to view a new film or you’re setting up through the HEOS app to listen to music, you can have your audio and video playing quickly – no hassle required.

Denon’s AVR-X8500H receiver also has a refined DSP audio processing system that includes four high-speed fourth generation SHARC DSP processors – which equal to the processing capability of 10 GFLOPS (billion floating point numerical computations per second). Plus, its AL32 processing multi-channel also offers ultra-high-resolution digital audio filtering and precision for every audio channel. That’s powerful and detailed sound for every audio performance.

We’ve only scratched the surface of what Sony and Denon can offer with their AV receivers. Want to learn more about which product is best for your home theater installation? Give our team a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We’d love to hear from you!

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