Sony STR-AN1000 7.2 channels AV Receiver Review

7.83 Mixed Usages
Release year: 2023 Rating: 4.3

The Sony STR-AN1000 7.2 channels AV Receiver is a dream come true for music lovers who want to escape into a movie. It's a great choice for those who want a thrilling home theater experience and a bigger living room. Its modern design goes well with the rest of the room, making it a great choice for people who care about style.



Our Verdict

Overall, the Sony STR-AN1000 is impressive because it supports Dolby Atmos well and has a lot of ways to join. The look is nice, but smudges might be a problem. Its performance is amazing, but distortion at high levels needs to be looked at. Vinyl fans might be disappointed that this AV player doesn't have a phono port, but the sound quality is amazing. The price may be a problem, but if you want top-notch sound, it's worth the extra money.

  • Dynamic Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support.
  • Sleek design merges with room decor.
  • An abundance of HDMI ports for devices.
  • Immersive, well-balanced audio for all content.
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for wireless streaming.
  • USB port for direct audio playback.
  • Easy navigation with user-friendly menus.
  • ClearAudio+ tech enhances sound quality.


  • Smudges easily mark design.
  • Distortion is noticeable at higher volume levels.
  • Absence of dedicated phono input for turntables.


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Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 7.2 Channel
Number Channel Processing 7 , 9
Audio Feature Dolby Atmos , DTS:X
Video Feature HDR10 , Dolby Vision , 8K Passthrough , 8K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel 100 W
Zones 3
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer
Amplifier Class G , Non-Phase


Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
RCA LIne Input: 3
RCA LIne Output: 1
RCA Pre-Outs: 2
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: N/A
Optical Inputs: 1
Optical Output: No
Coaxial Inputs: 1
Multi-Channel Input: No
Headphone Out: 1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm Headphone Output
HDMI Inputs: 6 x HDMI 2.1 (2 x for 8K & 4K/120)
HDMI Outputs: 2 x HDMI 2.1 (1 x Zone 2)
8K Inputs: 2 x HDMI 2.1
Composite Video Input No
Composite Video Output: No
Component Video Input: No
Component Video Output: No
Front A/V Inputs: 1 x USB-A Input, 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Setup Mic Input
Speaker A/B: No


Maximum Channel Processing 7.1 + Phantom 2ch channel processing
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2 plus 2 phantom rear surround channels
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Yes
Dolby Atmos Music N/A
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Upmixer Yes
Dolby Pro Logic N/A
Dolby Digital EX N/A
Surround EX N/A
DTS:X up to 5.1.2 plus 2 phantom rear surround channels
DTS Neural:X Yes
DTS Virtual:X Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes
DTS Express N/A
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced Yes
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USB FLAC, AIFF, WAV, DSD, ALAC, MP3, WMA, AAC
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network 192 kHz/24 bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB FLAC, AIFF, WAV, DSD, ALAC
Gapless Playback N/A
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
Jitter Reduction N/A
DTS Dialog Control N/A
Dialog Enhancement N/A
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Dialog Normalization Yes
Dialogue Lift N/A
Compressed Music Enhancer No
High-resolution Music Enhancer N/A
Audyssey Dynamic EQ N/A
Audyssey Dynamic Volume N/A
Audyssey LFC N/A
Audyssey Sub EQ HT N/A
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode Yes
Pure Direct Mode Yes
Independent Subwoofer Outputs Yes
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Digital Cinema Auto Calibration IX
Audyssey App Support N/A
Bass Sync Yes
Optimized Bass Redirection N/A


HDMI Version HDMI 2.1
Enhanced ARC Yes
HDCP Version HDCP 2.3
HDR10+ N/A
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision Yes
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Yes
QMS (Quick Media Switching) N/A
3-D Ready N/A
Video Signal Passthrough Yes
Video Signal Upscaling N/A
Analog To HDMI Upconversion N/A
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A


Channels 7.2
Front Wide Channel Support N/A
Current Feedback Topology N/A
Discrete Amplification Yes
THX™ Certification N/A
Continuous 6 Ω Rated Yes
Certified 4 Ω Performance N/A
Bi-amp Capability No


Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Yes
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) Yes


Zones 3
Powered Zones 3
Zone 2 Outs HDMI
Zone 3 Outs Pre/Line Out
RS-232C Interface N/A
+12V Trigger Output No


Analog Tuner FM
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio Yes
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio N/A
Napster N/A


On-Screen Display Graphical User Interface
GUI Languages 3
Web Browser Control N/A
IP Control for CI Yes
Control4 SDDP Yes
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display Yes
Remote Controller Yes
Remote Control In/Out 1/1
LCD Display N/A
Detachable Power Cord N/A
Setup Assistant Yes


Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 120 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 165 W (0.9% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) No
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) No
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) No
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 No
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) No
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption 240 W
No Sound Power No
Standby Power 0.5 W


Dimensions (W x H x D) 17" x 6-1/4" x 13-1/8"
Weight 9.4 kg
Chassis No
Front Panel No
Speaker Terminals 7
Large Speaker Terminals 7
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals N/A
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals N/A
High Grade Audio Components N/A
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function N/A
Auto Power off N/A
Warranty 2 Years


THD digital 0.09%
Analog Distortion No
Phono Distortion No
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) 1 V / 50 kOhms
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) 2.5 mV / 50 kOhms
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance 1 V / 1 kOhms
Rated Output digital No
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 74 dB
S/N Ratio (digital) No
Phono RIAA Deviation No
Frequency Response (Analog In) 10 Hz to 100 kHz (+0/-3 dB)
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI No
DSD Sampling Rates via USB 2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance No
Video Frequency Response No
Ethernet Standard IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Frequency 2.4 GHz Band (2.4000 to 2.4835 GHz)
USB Terminal Yes
FM Frequency FM: 87.5 to 108 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) Mono: 18.3 dBf / Stereo: 38.3 dBf
FM S/N Ratio Mono: 76 dB / Stereo: 70 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono: 0.3% / Stereo: 0.5%
AM Effective Sensitivity No
AM Frequency No
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Details Review


Starting with the way it looks, the Sony STR-AN1000 strikes a good mix between current style and sturdy construction. Its smooth surface gives off an air of class and longevity at the same time. Even though the matte finish shows dirt, it doesn't take away from the general look. This modest beauty works well in a wide range of room types, from a modern living room to a home theater.

The front panel is kept simple, so that complexity doesn't get in the way of usefulness. The layout is clean and simple, making it easy to find the tools you need without making things confusing. The display is placed in a way that makes it easy to see important information at a glance, so you'll always know what's going on with the receiver.


The Sony STR-AN1000 is a real treat for people who like to connect things. It comes with a lot of different ways to join, so it can handle even the most complicated video needs. Since there are so many HDMI ports, it's easy to manage all of your devices. Using a game system, a Blu-ray player, or several streaming devices is a very smooth process.

One of the receiver's best benefits is that it can upsample and pass-through 4K video. This is great news for movie fans who want the best picture quality. The full experience is even better because the images are still clear and beautiful.

But record fans might be a little disappointed that there isn't a separate audio connection. People who have a lot of valuable records would need to buy a separate preamp, which would make their setup even more complicated.


When it comes to the main act, which is ability, the Sony STR-AN1000 doesn't let you down. With its 7.2 channels, the receiver turns your room into a wonderful place to listen to music. The sounds it makes make you feel like you're in a world of wonderful sounds. Explosions are loud and strong, conversations are clear and easy to understand, and music takes on a new life with many layers.

One of the most interesting things about it is that it already works with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The level of realism is taken to a whole new level by these tools. The sound waves bounce off the walls and roof, making the experience feel almost three-dimensional.

Even at higher noise levels, our thorough tests showed that the audio quality is still very good. The receiver stays calm, making sure that the sound quality doesn't change even when there's a lot going on. The fact that it has ClearAudio+ technology is another thing that makes it stand out. This function adjusts the sound from different sources to make sure it sounds good and is balanced.

But there is a small problem that came up during our careful tests. When pushed to its edges, there is a hint of warping. This is something to think about if you tend to turn up the noise when things are getting really heated. Even though it doesn't really hurt the general performance, it's something to think about if you really like to push your audio systems to their limits.

Where and When to Use

This AV player works best in a dedicated home theater setting, but its skills aren't limited to movie nights. During great fights, gamers can enjoy the thumping sound, and music fans will enjoy the wealth of sound for their favorite songs. Its versatility makes it a great choice for anyone who wants to hear a show.

Compatible Devices

It's a great place to hang out, with everything from Ultra HD TVs to game systems and media players. The USB port on the receiver makes it easy to play music straight from USB drives, which will keep your parties going strong.

Ease of Use

Navigating the Sony STR-AN1000's settings is as easy as going for a walk, even for people who have never done it before. The included remote control works well and lets you get to key features quickly. The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi features of the radio make it easy to play music from your devices wirelessly. But some people had trouble setting up the Wi-Fi link at first and had to do some fixing.


Now, the pocket pinch. Since it is on the higher end of the price range, the Sony STR-AN1000 might make people who watch their budgets raise a question. Even though the price is fair for what it offers, those on a tighter budget might not like it. But if you want to be the best at sound, this purchase stands on its own.


Can I connect a turntable to this receiver?

Unfortunately, a dedicated phono input is absent.

Does it support voice commands?

Regrettably, voice control isn't natively integrated.

What's the speaker calibration process like?

The included Auto Calibration system fine-tunes the sound for your room.


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