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Sony STR-DA5600ES

The Sony STR-DA5600ES is a 7.1 Channel Network AV Receiver that supports 130 watt (x7) output at 8-ohms, 1 kHz and 0.09% total harmonic distortion. It also supports 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 co…

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Sony STR-DA5600ES

The Sony STR-DA5600ES is a 7.1 Channel Network AV Receiver that supports 130 watt (x7) output at 8-ohms, 1 kHz and 0.09% total harmonic distortion. It also supports 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 application), on-screen graphical user interface, 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 and Dolby® TrueHD and dts® HD Enhanced audio codecs.

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The Sony STR-DA5600ES is an AV receiver that supports 3D home product line with new Elevated Standard (ES) technology and integrates with multi-room, third-party control systems. The receiver features IR input jacks and two-way serial control and offer users control over IP which allows installers to integrate the receivers into the leading home automation systems including Control4®, Crestron, AMX®, Savant, Ultimate Remote Control, RTI, and others. The receiver also supports 3D pass-through and flexible multi-room features, and allows users to connect it to a home broadband network through an Ethernet port for access to digital photos, music and videos from Digital Life Network Alliance (DLNA®) sources. It can also function as an Ethernet hub featuring four ports that connect other network devices.The Ethernet connection provides access to both Shoutcast Internet Radio and Rhapsody Music Service, and access to firmware upgrades via the Internet. The STR-DA5600ES model also functions as a DLNA Live Audio Server that can stream music to other DLNA clients. Compatible with iPhone® or iPod® touch devices, users can control the models using a free app that transforms the mobile device into a full ES receiver remote. The app features zone control, full GUI menu, and Sony’s Quick Click remote function which allows users to control source components (such as Blu-Ray player, set-top box) in the main home theater room to be controlled from a second zone. The STR-DA5600ES also gives users ability to distribute audio and video to multiple rooms via the second HDMI output and video to a second zone via CAT5 output. It can also up-scale all sources to 1080p in the main zone and 1080i in a second zone via the Faroudja chip® and features an icon-driven menu system that allows for device and content navigation. Other features on the receiver include Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) with Automatic Phase Matching (APM) which corrects for phase differentiation between front, center, and surround speakers; DCAC EX which includes speaker relocation for adjusting the distance and the angle of the listening position to create an optimal listening environment; HD Digital Cinema Sound® which replicates both the sound quality and acoustics of a movie theater in the home environment; supports 1080/24p video signals and x.v.Color™ and Deep Color™ video codecs, as well as audio formats such as Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, dts® Master HD, dts® ES, Dolby® Digital EX, Dolby® Pro Logic IIx and 8 channel Linear PCM. It also features audio return channel which allows for network content originating from the television to be played through the receiver without additional cables; Digital Media Port™ for connection to an iPod and other digital music players; XM® and Sirius® ready; a 130-watt power amplifier x7 (8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, .09 percent THD) with six HDMI 1.4 inputs (five rear, one front) and two switched or simultaneous HDMI outputs. It is available this September for about $2,000.

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  • how do you compare this model to the PIONEER SC-LX83?

    how do you compare this model (STR-DA5600es) to pioneer SC-LX83? Which is THE BETTER ONE? tNX.

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