Sony STR-DA5600ES Receiver

Sony stepped up their game in the audio and video department yesterday by announcing four new 3D capable A/V receivers in addition to a new 3D Blu-ray player.  The flagship of the four, the STR-DA5600ES, costs $2,000 and boasts 130 watts of output per channel. The lesser models have slightly less power and features, but all include a 4-port Ethernet switch, DLNA compatibility, control over IP and the ability to be controlled by Sony’s iPhone application.  Also, expect access to a variety of Internet audio streaming services (Rhapsody, Shoutcast, etc).

Check the model break down after the leap, which also includes price. All models, except for the top model, will be available this August starting at $800.

STR-DA5600ES 7.1 Channel Network Multi-room AV Receiver
Available in September for about $2,000
• 130 watt x7 @ 8-ohms, 1kHz, .09% THD
• DCAC EX Speaker Auto-Calibration with Speaker Relocation (distance and degree) and Automatic Phase Matching (APM)
• 3D pass-through
• Integrated four port Ethernet switch
• Second zone CAT5e output
• DLNA Client and Live Audio Server
• iPhone / iPod Touch remote control application
• Quick Click feature for multi-room source control (with iPhone/iPod touch app)
• On-screen graphical user interface with overlay (main and second zones)
• H.A.T.S. clock synchronization for HDMI and DSD
• Standby pass-through of audio and video via HDMI
• Control system integration via control over IP, RS232 or IR
• PC set up manager
• Audio Return Channel for TV audio over a single HDMI cable
• Shoutcast® Internet Radio and Rhapsody® Music Service
• Dolby® TrueHD and dts® HD Enhanced audio codecs

STR-DA4600ES 7.1 Channel Network Multi-room AV Receiver
Available in August for about $1,500
• 120 watt x7 @ 8-ohms, 1kHz, .09% THD
• 3D pass-through
• Integrated four port Ethernet switch
• Second zone CAT5e output
• DLNA Client
• iPhone / iPod Touch remote control application
• Quick Click feature for multi-room source control (with iPhone/iPod touch app)
• On-screen graphical user interface with overlay (main and second zones)
• Standby pass-through of audio and video via HDMI
• Control system integration via control over IP, RS232 or IR
• PC set up manager
• Audio Return Channel for TV audio over a single HDMI cable
• Shoutcast® Internet Radio and Rhapsody® Music Service
• Dolby TrueHD and dts HD Enhanced audio codecs

STR-DA3600ES 7.1 Channel Network Multi-room AV Receiver
Available in August for about $1,100
• 100 watt x7 @ 8-ohms, 1kHz, .09% THD
• 3D pass-through
• Integrated four port Ethernet switch
• DLNA Client
• iPhone / iPod Touch remote control application
• Quick Click feature for multi-room source control (with iPhone/iPod touch app)
• On-screen graphical user interface with overlay (main and second zones)
• Standby pass-through of audio and video via HDMI connected devices
• Control system integration via control over IP, RS232 or IR
• PC set up manager
• Audio Return Channel for TV audio over a single HDMI cable
• Shoutcast® Internet Radio and Rhapsody® Music Service
• Dolby TrueHD and dts HD Enhanced audio codecs

STR-DN2010 7.1 Channel Network AV Receiver
Available in August for about $800
• 110 watt x7 @ 8-ohms, 1kHz, 1% THD
• 3D pass-through
• Integrated four port Ethernet switch
• DLNA Client
• iPhone/iPod touch remote control app
• On-screen graphical user interface
• Wireless second zone audio (S-AIR™ multi-room capability)
• Standby pass-through of audio and video via HDMI connected devices
• Audio Return Channel for TV audio over a single HDMI cable
• Shoutcast® Internet Radio and Rhapsody® Music Service
• Dolby TrueHD and dts HD Enhanced audio codecs

BDP-S1700ES Blu-ray 3D Player
Available in August for $400
• Full HD 1080p single-disc Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, SA-CD player
• Blu-ray 3D capable
• BRAVIA Internet Video and Sony’s Qriocity
• IR input jack on rear panel for easy control system integration
• Built-in Wi-Fi Wireless (802.11n) with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
• Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote™ technology
• BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch and Android remote control – free app.)
• Photo/music/video playback via USB and DLNA
• DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
• Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio™ decoding
• Built-in 1GB Memory










Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."