Summary: i have owned two of these and both would display the same flaw. The bass would suddenly drop out for no apparent reason. The first unit was returned and the second unit I just chose to live with. I have now swapped it for a Pioneer Elite SC-55 and am pleased with the sound quality. Won't be purchasing Sony AV Receivers anytime soon.
Summary: Awesome power and sound the way you wish you could hear it and you can. The Sony STR-DA5400ES ES 7.1 no disappointments with this one if you have the money don't wait till there gone? Oh and Polk audio speaker system good enough enjoy !
Summary: I've had this reciever for about two years now and absolutely love it. I got a super incredible deal on a 5300ES Ultimate Electronics floor model and when I called Sony about a Service Bulletin they sent me a brand new 5400ES! I know this thing in and and out and I have yet to have a single problem with it. In my opinion, it is the best AV reciever the the money. The GUI on this model is unreal.
Overall great receiver and I'd highly recommend it!
8 July 2011
Summary: I bought this receiver from this dealer because they had a great price. It replaced a Marantz SR 6003, which in itself was a great receiver. I'm a Sony fan however. This one sets up very easily and the automatic equalization works much better than other manufacturers. I'm disappointed that HD radio isn't part of this but not many offer that yet. Also disappointed that there is no Internet connect for radio.
Summary: I returned my STR-DA5300ES after a failed repair. Ultimate electronics was nice enough to replace the unit after 60days of going back and forth. It turns out that Sony made serious changes to the amplifier block. I have owned the 5400es for two months now and the difference is immediate. The sound is much richer and harmonic distortion has diminished to almost nothing. The 5300es had more sound field settings but the 5400es has better sound control.
Summary: The STR-DA5400 is a versatile home theater recceiver with all the functions of the most expensive recievers at a more reasonable cost. *6 Assignible HDMI inputs *Microphone (included) to automaticall set up your listening room -WOW- *Upconvert any video source to HD. *130 wqtts to all the speakers @ 8 ohms *Dual cone HDMI outputs so this receiver can run 2 totally seperate shows to 2 different TVs.
Sony 5400 Sacd player is the best under $4k player out there !
P. J. Letteri, Amazon
12 June 2010
Summary: I have heard many many cd players and this newer Sony 5400 model has out done themselves .Their last player was over $4k and this player bought for under $1200 is better in everyway including a much more fully sound with no edgyness whatsoever .I was told they moved their cd player division to maylasia where the quality is still very high as well as the parts quality but labor is 3x cheaper ,if made in Japan this unit would go for over $5k !
Summary: I am extremely pleased with this receiver, especially the sound balancing capability. It comes with a microphone with a long cord to plug into the front of the receiver. The microphone is placed at the listener's head position. Then it automatically adjusts the sound for each speaker and calculates the distance to each speaker. This is all displayed on the television screen. I am using a temporary set of speakers until I can afford a Klipsch system.