Sony's New ES Receiver Lineup
Sony's acclaimed ES (Elevated Standard) high-end product line just got three new A/V receivers, all supporting 1080p/24 video signals and the latest high-resolution audio formats. Packed with features, these new Sony ES products are just what you need to complete a high-def home theater system.
All three have decoding for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHS, DTS High Resolution Audio, and DTS HD Master Audio. On the video side, all three use Faroudja DCDi Cinema Technology to upscale all video sources to 1080p through the HDMI ports.
All three have Sony's Digital Media Port that lets these receivers connect to Sony's optional accessories, available and sold separately, including an iPod dock and Bluetooth adapter. All three are Sirius and XM Connect-and-Play ready.
Keep reading to for specifics.
From Sony: The STR-DA4400ES 7.1 channel receiver has a 120-watt amplifier (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.09 percent THD), six HDMI inputs and DSD decoding through HDMI. It offers high-definition video distribution to a second zone, audio distribution to three zones and picture-in-picture for monitoring of multi-zone output or an external video source. The model will be available in August for about $1,500.
The STR-DA3400ES 7.1 channel receiver has a 100-watt power amplifier (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.09 percent THD), four HDMI inputs, a 12-volt trigger, IR repeater and high-definition video distribution to a second zone (composite). It will be available in August for around $1,000.
The STR-DA2400ES 7.1 channel receiver has a 100-watt power amplifier (8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.09 percent THD), a basic icon-driven graphic user interface and four HDMI inputs. The model will be available next month for about $800.
With an array of features and pricing, you can't go wrong with any of these! -Leslie Shapiro