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Sony STR-DA5600ES AV Receiver

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Sony today announced the STR-DA5600ES 7.1 Channel Network Multi-room AV Receiver priced at $2,000. It's part of Sony's 2010 Elevated Standard (ES) product line designed with custom installers in mind to seamlessly integrate with multi-room, third-party control systems.

The Sony STR-DA5600ES includes all of the features of the STR-DA4600ES AV receiver, but adds:

  • DLNA Live Audio Server that can stream music to other DLNA clients
  • H.A.T.S. clock synchronization for HDMI and DSD
  • DCAC EX Speaker Auto-Calibration with Speaker Relocation (distance and degree) and Automatic Phase Matching (APM)

Sony's DCAC EX includes speaker relocation, not only adjusting for the distance but also the angle of the listening position to create an optimal listening environment.

Sony STR-DA5600ES STR-DA5600ES 7.1 Channel Network Multi-room AV Receiver - Back

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
  • Six HDMI 1.4 inputs (five rear, one front) and two switched or simultaneous HDMI outputs
  • 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

Sony STR-DA5600ES STR-DA5600ES 7.1 Channel Network Multi-room AV Receiver with Remotes

Focusing on the needs of custom home theater installers, Sony's ES line represents an enthusiast-level AV experience featuring some of the company's most advanced technology. The value of the products is best demonstrated by dealers and integrators qualified to engage an advanced consumer audience. To that end, the company is focusing its distribution strategy to include only specialty AV retailers and custom installers. ES products will no longer be offered for sale online or through telesales.

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