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Sony STR-DA 5200 ES

Sony STR-DA 5200 ES
alaScore 83

62 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Sony STR-DA 5200 ES. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DA 5200 ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DA 5200 ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Sony STR-DA 5200 ES from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DA5200ES - AV receiver - 7.1 channelSony STR-DA5200ES - AV receiver - 7.1 channel

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony STR DA5200ES review

 

Sony redoubles its AV receiver efforts

Excellent GUI ; Fast and precise setup ; 1080p upscaling ; No weak points in sonic performance

Slight sound hiccup when GUI is called up

An assured and versatile performance makes this one of the best sub-£1,000 receivers available

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Sony STR-DA5200ES review

 

Intro

Groundbreaking graphical user interface simplifies the user experience; three HDMI inputs and three component-video inputs; a total of eight digital audio inputs; extensive video upconversion options to 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p; support for second...

Poor upconversion of standard-definition sources; cannot rename HDMI inputs; remote can be frustrating.

With its groundbreaking graphical user interface, three HDMI inputs, and excellent sound, the Sony STR-DA5200ES is outstanding and innovative A/V receiver, with only a handful of frustrations--including some video upconversion issues--spoiling the party.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg, and Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Sony STRDA5200ES

 

With its groundbreaking graphical user interface, three HDMI inputs, and excellent sound, the Sony STR-DA5200ES is outstanding and innovative A/V receiver, with only a handful of frustrations -- including some video upconversion issues -- spoiling the...

Groundbreaking graphical user interface simplifies the user experience; three HDMI inputs and three component-video inputs; a total of eight digital audio inputs; extensive video upconversion options to 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p; support for second...

Poor upconversion of standard-definition sources; cannot rename HDMI inputs; remote can be frustrating

In the end, the video performance of the Sony STR-DA5200ES will depend primarily on how you depend to use it. If you're planning on using it upconvert several standard-def sources, you may be disappointed with the video performance. However, if you...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: The SmartHouse Team (smarthouse.com.au)

Sony STR DA5200ES

 

This Sony receiver ditches digital amplification in favour of traditional analogue - and it sounds good to us. We look at the STR DA5200ES.

Huge soundscale; quality 1080p scaling; RoomEQ

No THX post-processing; no networking connectivity

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Fred Manteghian (hometheater.com)

Sony STR-DA5200ES AV Receiver

 

No BaloneyAfter a recent price drop, the Sony STR-DA5200ES sells for $200 less than the $1,500 Pioneer Elite VSX-84TXSi receiver I reviewed a few months ago. Sony's "ES" designation is roughly comparable to Pioneer's "Elite" moniker, and the two sit at...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Fred Manteghian (soundandvision.com)

Sony STR-DA5200ES AV Receiver

 

After a recent price drop, the Sony STR-DA5200ES sells for $200 less than the $1,500 receiver I reviewed a few months ago. Sony's "ES" designation is roughly comparable to Pioneer's "Elite" moniker, and the two sit at the top of each company's line....

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Fred Manteghian (ultimateavmag.com)

Ultimate AV: Sony STR-DA5200ES AV Receiver

 

Ah, technology. Too bad automobiles can't keep up with home theater electronics, or we'd all be driving around in Hummers that get 200 miles to the gallon, emit pure oxygen and absorb all that heat coming off Al Gore. Sony's new receiver is the latest...

Good sound, able to drive difficult speaker loads, My turntable and I thank you, Plenty of digital audio and HDMI inputs

GUI fine for setup, but inconsistent for normal operations

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Daniel Kumin (soundandvision.com)

Test Bench: Sony STR-DA5200ES A/V Receiver

 

The Sony's 6- and 12-dB/octave crossover slopes (high-pass/low-pass) are less steep than the de facto 12/24-dB standard; this might result in a different bass blend and room response than with existing equipment, but that will depend entirely on...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: hdtv (cnet.com.au)

Sony STRDA5200ES

 

Extra ordinary performance with high quality clear digital sound. Sony STR-DA5200ES in one of the best sound speaker in the world. Brings high bass quality.

All things in Pros like ; Its great bass ; Clear voice ; HDMI supported

Nothing in Cons

May, 2008

Consumer review by: jjcsky (cnet.com.au)

Sony STRDA5200ES

 

If you have a complete HD audio/video system, this receiver is the best i've tested. It does pass audio through HDMI except for SACD multi Channel playback, all else works great

Easy to us GUI - Audio and Video perfect, especially 1080p

Remote, SACD playback w. HDMI

May, 2007

Product Specifications

Enjoy the full potential that a High Definition (HD) experience can deliver at home with Sony. The STR-DA5200ESS multi-room AV receiver makes HD content complete by creating a listening experience that's just as engaging as the picture you watching. The DA5200ESS receiver is compatible with the latest Blu-Ray (BD) video format, allowing switching of video signals at up to 1080p resolution and playback of up to 8 channels of uncompressed (LPCM) audio. To further enhance the HD experience, the DA5200ESS receiver features HD Up-conversion using Faroudja's "DCDi Cinema" technology. This means that normal TV or video signals (576i) can now be up-converted to most resolution standards (up to 1080p) and sent out via the receiver's HDMI or component video outputs. With the convenience of a front USB input you can connect portable music devices to the DA5200ESS for easy playback of all ATRAC, MP3 and WMA files via the high-speed USB audio streaming function, and restore sound quality with the Personal Audio Enhancer. This plug-and-play function even allows you to navigate through your favorite tunes through the cool onscreen display and then select them using the supplied remote!

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Impedance:4

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1/Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Digital Cinema Sound EX
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Headphone Jack:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Output:Built-in / Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:43cm
Height:17.5cm/17cm
Weight:16kg
Width:43cm

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DA5200ES/DA5200ES/B/DA5200ES/S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony STR

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black/Silver

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Dual Mono, Dolby Prologic, Dolby Prologic II, Dolby Prologic IIx
Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 430 x 175
HDMI ports quantity:4
Output Power:840

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
I/O ports:7 x AV\n8 x S-video\n3 x Coax.\n4 x Component Video IO\n1 x USB\n7 x Opt.\n1 x 7.1

Radio

Auto digital tuning: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Radio System

Tuner Type:AM/FM / Digital radio tuner

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Silver
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:16