However, when it comes to AV receivers in the lower price classes there´s limited possibility for design experiments and the real difference comes down to the details.
The front of the STR-DN860 is separated in two sections by a horizontal line.
While watching movies, the Sony STR-DN860 provided a dynamic sound with an abundance of detail, which is one of the more important aspects when it comes to recreating the atmosphere that accompanies any given movie scene.
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The last half is occupied by a two level printed circuit board, along with several smaller ones.
Sony uses a completely new design for the preamplifiers, which I guess was necessary to adapt to high resolution material.
There are five HDMI inputs, one of which is HDCP 2.2, and two that are mainly intended for an audio-signal from a SACD or Blu-ray player.
In addition, there are two optical and one coaxial digital input, as well as a FM antenna connector.