The Sony STR-DA5300ES is a 7.1 channel A/V receiver supporting the latest HDMI 1.3a standard and 1080p. It includes 6 HDMI inputs and has one output. Any one of its analog input sources can be switched and upscaled to 1080p over HDMI. However, HDMI-to-HDMI upscaling is not possible (see Denon AVR-5308CI for this feature). Including its 3 component video inputs, you can have up to 9 HD sources connected to this receiver.
The STR-DA5300ES features 120 Watts of power per audio channel. Speaker calibration can be done automatically with the included stereo calibration microphone (most other systems use a mono mic). Further configuration of the system can be done on-screen with the graphical user interface. Audio formats supported include up to 8 channels of Linear PCM audio plus Dolby Digital+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, and even DSD for SACD. The 5300 comes with two remotes; an advanced remote, and a simple one offering the most commonly used functions.
- MSRP: $1699
- Release: Sept. 2007
- XMB (XrossMediaBar) Graphical User Interface
- Faroudja DCDi video processor
- 120 W / channel (7.1 channels) Discrete-component amplifiers
- Dolby® TrueHD and DTS® HD Master Audio support
- Dolby® ProLogic IIx, DTS® NEO:6, THX Neural Surround, Sony Digital Cinema Sound
- 6 HDMI 1.3a inputs (1 output)
- 3 HD component inputs (2 outputs: Main and second zone)
- Accepts x.v.Color (xvYCC) and Deep Color (on HDMI inputs)
- Supports 1080/60p and 1080/24p
- Digital Media Port allows adding iPod support, Network Streaming audio, and other connectivity
- Supports 3 audio zones (HD component video to second zone; thrid zone is audio only)
- 5 TOSLINK (optical) and 3 Coaxial digital audio inputs (1 TOSLINK output)
- Supports amplifier redirection (Bi-amp front L/R speakers, or amplified second zone audio)
- One 7.1 channel analog audio input, plus 7.1 channel pre-amp outputs
- Includes 2 remotes (1 simple, 1 advanced)
- Automatic audio calibration with included stereo mic
- Advanced installations can make use of three 12V triggers, IR inputs and outputs, and RS-232 control.