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The Sony STR-DA5500ES is a 7.1 channel A/V receiver offered by Sony which delivers 840 watts (7 x 120W) or total output power.

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full decoding for all current HD formats

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multiple zone capabilities

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DLNA Client functionality

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Cons

DCAC inferior to competition.

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The Sony STR-DA5500ES is a 7.1 channel A/V receiver offered by Sony which delivers 840 watts (7 x 120W) or total output power. It is designed to give an HD surround sound experience with features like HD Digital Cinema Sound developed with Sony Pictures for a true at the movies experience. It has Dolby Digital+, Dolby TrueHD and dts (dtsHD) decoding as well as 8ch Linear PCM for a thrilling surround sound experience. The DCAC (digital cinema auto calibration) automatically optimizes the sound of your system to match your room acoustics with the push of a button. It is also designed to give matching HD quality video with two built in 1080p upscaling HDMI outputs and six HDMI inputs. You can easily enjoy digital video content from portable devices such as a Walkman, iPod, MP3 player, mobile phone, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices with a Portable Music Enhancer for higher quality MP3 play back, two Digital Media Ports for easy connection to a PC. It has a built in AM/FM tuner with 60 chanel presets, auto tuning and station name display. Other features include BRAVIA sync capabilities, 15 different sound field designs and two remote controls for independant control for two outputs.

Specifications
  • Amplifier:
    • 8Ohms 20 - 24kHz: 120W + 120W
    • (8Ohms 20 - 24kHz) THD: 0.09%
    • 4Ohms 20 - 24kHz: 120W + 120W
    • (4Ohms 20 - 24kHz) THD: 0.15%
    • 8Ohms 1kHz: 130W + 130W
    • (8Ohms 1kHz) THD: 0.70%
    • 4Ohms 1kHz: 120W + 120W
    • (4Ohms 1kHz) THD: 0.70%
    • 8Ohms 1kHz: 150W + 150W
    • (8Ohms 1kHz) THD: 10.00%
    • 4Ohms 1kHz: 150W + 150W
    • (4Ohms 1kHz) THD: 10.00%
    • Bi-AMP: YES
    • Type: Analog
    • DSP: SHARC EX4+EX4
    • OP processing: NO
    • Portable audio enhancer: YES
    • Analog Direct: YES
    • Analog Down Mix: YES
    • Equalizer (F / C / Sur / Sur B) Bass, Mid, Treble: B,T / B,T / B,T / B,T
    • Subwoofer X`Over: 17 points (40-200Hz)
    • Analog Direct: YES
    • Pureness Control: NO
    • Sound Field Link: YES
    • Sound Field Program: YES
    • Sound Field Program (Movie): 1
    • Sound Field Program (Music): 7(+DCHall)
    • Sound Field Program (2ch): 2
    • Sound Field Program (Headphone): 3
    • Sound Field Program (A.F.D): 3 (7)
    • Speaker Impedance Switch (4 Ohm 8 Ohm): NO
    • Cinema Studio EX. A / B / C mode: NO
    • HD DCS: YES
    • Digital Concert Hall: YES
    • Speaker Selector: A / B, A+B
    • Speaker Terminal: Screw (Ni)
    • Headphone Out: YES (Gold)
    • Number of amp. channels: 7
  • CIS & Control features:
    • 2nd Audio: Speaker & Line
    • 2nd Video: Composite & Component
    • 3rd Audio: Line
    • 3rd Video: NO
    • Amp Relocation (7.1ch -> 5.1ch + 2.0ch): YES
    • Control S: NO
    • RS-232C for control: YES
    • IR Repeat (In / Out): YES (1 / 2)
    • Network features:
    • DLNA (server/client): YES (NO / YES)
    • Internet radio (Rhapsody / SHOUTcast): YES (NO / YES)
    • PC Connect Update: YES
    • Format: Music / Photo / Video: YES / YES / YES
  • General:
    • AC Outlet (Switched): NO
    • Detachable AC: YES
    • Dimension: 430 x 175 x 388
    • Display: Single DOT
    • GUI: YES (Top Grade)
    • Multi Channel Decoding Blue LED: YES
    • Panel: Alumi / ES Basic
    • Pin Jack: Nickel
    • Remote Commander: PP+Learn+Macro RM-AAL021 Simple RM RM-AAU061
    • Sleep Timer: YES
    • Weight (kg): 16.8
  • Inputs Outputs:
    • Front Input: AV (Gold) + Opt
    • Digital Media Port: 1
    • Analog Audio In (inc TV CEC)/Out (excl tuner)/TV/CEC: 5 / 2 / YES
    • A / V In / Out (S-Video I / O): Including Front AV: 5 / 1 (0 / 0)
    • Component video in/out (pass through): 3 / 1
    • Monitor Out (S-Video Out): 1 (0)
    • Ethernet: YES
    • Phono (MM): YES
    • Multi-ch In: 1 (7.1)
    • Pre Out: 7.1 (SB:Stereo, SW x1)
    • Digital Input Assign: YES
    • HDMI: YES (6 In x 2 Out)
    • i.Link: NO
    • Opt. IN / OUT / TV (CEC) : inc Front & TV (CEC): 6 / 1 / YES
    • Coax.: 3 / 0
  • Tuner:
    • Preset Channel (FM / AM): TTL60 ( 30 / 30)
    • RDS: YES
    • Station Name: YES
    • Auto Tuning: YES
    • Direct Tuning: YES (RM)
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