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Sony STR-DA5800ES
9.0 out of 10

Sony STR-DA5800ES

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EUROPEAN HT RECEIVER

eisa.eu
20 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Sony’s flagship receiver sports a heavyweight design and build but brings finesse to its multichannel performance ensuring that movie soundtracks and music alike are delivered with vivid detail and bags of energy. The 9.2-channel STR-DA5800ES is also feature-packed, offering nine HDMI inputs and three outputs, an asynchronous USB input, built-in network switching and, uniquely for an AVR, video-on-demand courtesy of the Sony Entertainment Network.
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Overall 9
9.2
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Video quality 10
10
Ergonomics 9
9.0
Audio 9
9.0

Sony STR-DA5800ES A/V Receiver

Sound & Vision Magazine
13 May 2013
  • Excerpt: A chimera is a mythical animal consisting of parts from various other animals. In Greek mythology, for example, a Chimera (with a capital C) was an unpleasant, fire-breathing creature that had a serpent’s tail, a goat’s body, and a lion’s head. (Insert standard joke about previous spouse/significant other, mother-in-law, editors, etc.
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Test Report: Sony STR-DA5800ES A/V Receiver

Sound & Vision Magazine
13 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Sony's new flagship receiver is a brute. It's got as many or more features, channels, HDMI jacks, and control options as any competitor I can think of, along with a snazzy new rotation of onscreen menus. The STR-DA5800ES is also the latest to join the 4K brigade, being able to pass-through, and upscale to, the possible-future Ultra HD video format. More on this in a year. Or two.
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Gear Patrol
2 January 2013
  • Excerpt: After dropping a mere $25,000 on Sony’s 84-inch XBR-84X900 4K TV , you’ll naturally want a 4k receiver to match. The Sony STR-DA5800ES 4K receiver ($2,100) is one of the first audio hubs on the market that supports native 4K resolution while packing a bevy of other tricks, including 4k upscaling, a four port ethernet switch, Netflix and Pandora access, an on-screen graphical user interface and a power rating of 130 watts for up to 9.2 channels of audio.
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Expert Review

AVHub
5 November 2014
  • Excerpt: My goodness, what a wonderful home theatre receiver the Sony STR-DA5800ES is! But my goodness, what a frustrating device the Sony STR-DA5800ES home theatre receiver was, some of the time, in my review room! I’m happy to report that most of those frustrations were resolved, eventually, once certain intricate settings had been mastered. But we’ll get to that in a little while. First, let’s just admire it. Nine — yes nine! — HDMI inputs, one of them on the front panel.
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Overall 10
10
Design 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0

Sony STR-DA5800ES review

Home Cinema Choice
25 February 2014
  • Summary: Think you haven't got room for a 9.2-channel system in your home? Think again...
  • Pros: Powerful, dynamic multichannel delivery; advanced audio processing modes; integrated network switch; great user interface, streaming video content support
  • Cons: No Airplay; no Spotify; no THX post-processing; no 11-channel pre-out
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Review: Sony STR-DA5800ES

hifi.nl
3 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Sony timmert niet alleen op beeldvlak aan de weg, ook op audiovlak heeft de Japanse fabrikant niet stilgezeten. Dat alles komt samen in deze STR-DA5800ES, een indrukwekkende 9.2-kanaals AV-receiver.
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Overall 10
10

Sony STR-DA5800ES

hifitest.de
31 October 2013
  • Summary: Mit dem STR-DA5800ES beweist Sony, dass man Gutes noch weiter verbessern kann. Dieser Receiver ist ein echtes Multimediatalent ohne Limit mit hervorragender Ausstattung und bestem Klang.
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EUROPEAN HT RECEIVER

eisa.eu
20 August 2013
  • Excerpt: L’ampli-tuner de tête de la gamme de Sony affiche un design et une construction poids lourd mais il montre une finesse à l’écoute en multicanal qui assure une restitution avec des détails pleins de vie et des quantités d’énergie, autant sur les bandes son que sur la musique. Le STR-DA5800ES 9.2 canaux est aussi bien pourvu en perfectionnements, proposant neuf entrées HDMI et trois sorties, une entrée USB asynchrone, un connectivité réseau intégrée et un service de vidéo...
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EUROPEAN HT RECEIVER

eisa.eu
16 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Vlajková loď receiverů Sony upoutá nejen důkladnou konstrukcí a seriózním vzhledem, ale také vytříbeností multikanálové reprodukce filmového zvuku i hudby se sugestivními a barvitými detaily a zároveň pořádným rancem energie. Skvěle vybavený STR-DA5800ES nabízí devět HDMI vstupů a tři výstupy, asynchronní USB vstup, vestavěný síťový přepínač a, exkluzivně v AV receiverech, možnost přístupu do videotéky video-on-demand Sony Entertainment Network.
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