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Sony launches STR-DN1070 AV receiver

Sony's had a great deal of success with its budget home cinema amps in the past and we've already had a brief glimpse of a new model at CES 2016, the STR-DN1070.

The 7.2 channel amp features a new DSD-compatible DAC which works with high-res audio files played over HDMI, through a USB connection or streamed over a network.

There's your usual smattering of HDMI inputs, all of which are compatible with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Connectivity includes wi-fi, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Google Cast and Spotify Connect, so it looks as though all bases are covered for wireless music streaming.

The amp also works with Sony's Wireless Surround solution, which allows you to connect compatible wireless, multi-room speakers to the amp and use them as rear speakers.

Sony's STR-DN1070 will cost around £500, but a launch date is still to be confirmed.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.