The clarity of this amp is amazing, especially when paired with the HAP-s1 player
13 December 2014
Summary: I bought the Sony STR-DA5800es a couple of months ago to replace my trusty Onkyo 805 and have been blown away by the difference in sound quality. The clarity of this amp is amazing, especially when paired with the HAP-s1 player. The ethernet connectivity is useful too. It doesn't do airplay, spotify, etc, - but who cares. It sounds great with music and movies. Speaker setup is to my ears much more effective than the old audessy system I was using before.
Summary: This is the best receiver I've ever owned in my 20yrs owning SONY ES line. It is hooked up using multiple blu rays players to multiple TVs throughout the house. I decided not to activate the Control4 as of they require additional hidden cost you wouldn't know about. I called a local authorized Control4 programmer and they wanted to charge me a whooping $1000. Just to program! Please! Anyways, I got it all hooked up using all 3 zones. hmmm.
Summary: This is not a cheap receiver but is worth every penny. I can operate all my equipment from one remote and from my iPhone as well. Setup was easy and the auto-calibration system set all my speakers to a perfectly balanced level.
Summary: I replaced my 18 year old Sony DA80ES receiver which finally had technical issues with the new Sony STR-DA5800ES. Prior to purchasing the STR-DA5800ES, I tried some cheaper $700 receivers, but none of them held a candle to my old DA80ES. The sales rep at Best Buy said, "Your ears have gotten used to good quality sound, it's hard to go backwards". So what better way to replace my old Sony than with a top of the line Sony AVR STR-DA5800ES.
Summary: I did a strait swap-out of my Onkyo TX-NR1009 last night (same wiring, same HDMI connections, speakers, etc) and I have to say that the difference couldn't be more profound. The audio quality for music and bluray playback is simply phenomenal. The sound is much cleaner with superb clarity in the midrange I couldn't get with the Onkyo. I have Polk Rti A7's (bi-amped), a CSI A4, DSWpro550, and A3's for front-high, and surround.
Summary: Upgraded from a yamaha rx 867. WOW the sound is completely different. Live concert MP3 sounds AMAZING. mp3 quality isn't great, but this receiver really made a difference. yes it was 2000$.... but if you love your music there is no other receiver that will compare. thank you sony! now just lower your 4k tv price and i'll be a happy camper lol well worth the price. you pay for the amazing quality.
A great receiver with home automation capabilities
8 December 2012
Summary: I recently upgraded my Sony STR-DA6400ES receiver which was top of the line about 3 years ago now. I mainly did this because I ran out of HDMI ports and felt a newer receiver would be a good idea. I was a bit concerned that this receiver might be a lower model than my STR-DA6400ES model. As it turns out it is very similar in sound, which is to say quite good. I am extremely please with the sound quality of this receiver as well as all the media capabilities it has.
Summary: wenn ich genug Geld an der Börse gemacht habe, wird das Gerät STR DA 5800es bzw. Nachfolgegerät von mir gekauft. Ich kaufe schon seit der 6.1 Version diese Geräte und bin stehts voll zufrieden gestellt worden. habe zur Zeit den STR DA 1030 und bin mit ihm zufrieden. Schade, das immer abgespeckte Geräte von SONY mit angeboten werden, um den Massenbedarf zu decken. Dafür gibt's genügend andere Anbieter.