The Sony Sony TA-AN1000 AV Amplifier is one of the most awaited products for the UK market. Yes, Sony unveiled a couple of brand-new AV receivers in early February.
But those were mainly for the US region. So, most who are waiting to upgrade their home setup were basically waiting for the availability of the TA-AN1000 AV Amplifier.
At the core, the TA-AN1000 AV Amplifier is very similar to the STR-AN1000, which is a US-only AV amplifier.
However, some significant differences set each of them apart. And almost all of the differences revolve around the fact that the TA-AN1000 is tuned for the European markets.
But that is not all; the Sony TA-AN1000 receiver also comes with a built-in tuner that is not available in its US cousin.
For this tuner alone, the model is referred to as an AV Amp instead of an AV receiver. Now, the main question is, can the TA-AN1000 AV Amplifier offer an authentic HiFi experience and a stellar entertainment experience?
Sony did not skimp one bit in terms of the essential features. So, there’s no reason why it would not excel in delivering you the best possible experience.
For example, you have the Sony 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology. It aims to give you a more immersive sound experience through multiple phantom speakers around the room.
Moreover, the Sony TA-AN1000 brings Sony Digital Cinema Auto Calibration IX software. This software will enable you to set up the distance, sound pressure, frequency response, and angle of each speaker connected to the speaker accordingly.
Also, you will find the TA-AN1000 receivers having Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR 10, and IMAX Enhanced. They are all catered for 8K content, which is far superior to the 4K UHD resolution.
When it comes to connectivity, it boasts two HDMI 2.1 outputs and six inputs. As the HDMI ports have eARC support, you will be able to reduce the wire clutter from your setup.
If you spend most of your day gaming, you can take advantage of the gaming formats available in the Sony TA-AN1000.
That includes Variable refresh Rate, Auto Low Latency Mode, and 4K@120Hz output support. The Sony TA-AN1000 AV Amplifier even has support for hi-res audio and native DSD playback.
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