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Sony STR-DA5300ES

Sony STR-DA5300ES
alaScore 82

77 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Sony STR-DA5300ES. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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-DA5300ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DA5300ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sony STR-DA5300ES from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DA5300ES ES 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Audio/Video ReceiverSony STR-DA5300ES ES 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Audio/Video Receiver

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: . (techradar.com)

Sony STR-DA5300ES review

 

Sony offers up it's wild-card receiver, and it's a real grower

Classy build ; Stunning DCAC EQ system ; Up-front and exciting cinema sound

Balance is a little light ; Needs careful speaker matching ; No generic networking connections

Sony don't fail to impress with this stunning AV receiver, prepare yourself for an intense experience

Mar, 2008

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

Sony STR-DA5300ES review

 

Editors' note: While we experienced some HDMI syncing issues with our original preproduction review sample, repeating the same tests with the shipping unit did not exhibit the same issues in our setup. It's worth noting, however, that HDMI performance...

Excellent graphical user interface; six HDMI 1.3 inputs; can upconvert all analog signals to HDMI; user-selectable output resolution; excellent upconversion video quality; XM- and Sirius-ready; automatic speaker calibration; can switch between nine...

Expensive; main remote can be confusing, although simpler remote provided; Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding cannot be used with current crop of high-definition video players.

With six HDMI inputs, an intuitive graphical user interface, and excellent audio and video quality, the Sony STR-DA5300ES raises the bar on what to expect from a high-end AV receiver.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony STRDA5300ES

 
Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony STR-DA5300ES review

 

Editors' note: While we experienced some HDMI syncing issues with our original preproduction review sample, repeating the same tests with the shipping unit did not exhibit the same issues in our setup. It's worth noting, however, that HDMI performance...

Excellent graphical user interface; six HDMI 1.3 inputs; can upconvert all analog signals to HDMI; user-selectable output resolution; excellent upconversion video quality; XM- and Sirius-ready; automatic speaker calibration; can switch between nine...

Expensive; main remote can be confusing, although simpler remote provided; Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding cannot be used with current crop of high-definition video players.

With six HDMI inputs, an intuitive graphical user interface, and excellent audio and video quality, the Sony STR-DA5300ES raises the bar on what to expect from a high-end AV receiver.

Jul, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Sony STRDA5300ES Review - A/V Receivers

 

sony strda5300es review: With six HDMI inputs, an intuitive graphical user interface and excellent audio and video quality, the Sony STR-DA5300ES raises the bar on what to expect from a high-end AV receiver.

Excellent GUI, Six HDMI 1.3 inputs, Upconvert sall analog signals to HDMI, Excellent upconversion video quality, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding

Expensive, Some HDMI syncing issues, Main remote can be confusing

With six HDMI inputs, an intuitive graphical user interface and excellent audio and video quality, the Sony STR-DA5300ES raises the bar on what to expect from a high-end AV receiver.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Robert Harley (avguide.com)

TESTED: Sony STR-DA5300ES AV Receiver and BDP-S2000ES Blu-ray Disc Player

 

For those of us who enjoy concert performances on video, Blu-ray Disc is a revelation. The format delivers lossless high-resolution multichannel audio, which in itself is cause for celebration after more than ten years of living with the sonic...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Matthew (reevoo.com)

Sony STR-DA5300

 

the amount of HDMI inputs. really easy to use remote control, menus are easy to use,the input panel at the back has a good layout,lcd screen very clear and precise.

could have done with one more hdmi output (without losing the sixth input)also where as you can rename hdmi inputs it does not show on the lcd screen which is disapointing. when trying to use it with a second amp feature was complicated process

Mar, 2012

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

Sony STRDA5300ES

 

Fantastic amplifier, really really hard to find something worth upgrading too from this amplifier.

Sound, inputs, reliability, power

cant assign optical to usb, gui could be better

Jan, 2011

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

Sony STRDA5300ES

 

I have to change my previous comments. Two days after my machine has failed. It is unable to lock onto assigned inputs. Results are you get either no audio or no video when changing inputs. Even after a hard reset, removing hdmi devices and...

Great for 5 weeks, now a paperweight

Apparently this is a massive problem in the US and UK. Sony have a change over program inplace the issue is that large. Will be interesting to see how I get treated by Harvey Norman and Sony to get either a replacement or to change my purchase

Feb, 2009

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

Sony STRDA5300ES

 

Well, this amp is outstanding. Gui is pretty good if not quite up to the ps3 interface as the new 5400. Still, everyone has said it, put simply, it is just outstanding.

Feature set, sound and vid quality. Although a fairly standard feature, works brilliantly when paired with Sony bluray and Sony 46" Z with one button power on ; Price is a pro for me. As the new model was just released, I got this baby for $1500...

The main remote is somewhat cluttered. Shall be buying a harmony universal me thinks anyway, so meaningless

Feb, 2009
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Product Specifications

Bring your high-definition sources to life. With Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio support, plus 1080p upscaling of any source, the STR-DA5300ES is optimized for Blu-ray Disc and other high-definition formats. Elevate your home entertainment experience to amazing new levels with the STR-DA5300ES ES 7.1 A/V receiver. No matter what the source, this receiver integrates the latest audio and video technologies while making operations simple and easy to follow. Utilizing Sony's Xross Media Bar inspired Graphic User Interface with Faroudja DCDi Cinema Technology, the STR-DA5300ES can upscale all video sources to 1080p in an intuitive environment for even the most novice user. It features BRAVIA Theatre Sync for one-touch play of select Sony HDMI components and can easily connect to optional Digital Media Port accessories to expand your listening choices. Video support meets the needs of today's high-definition content, with both 1080/60p and 24p video formats, Deep Color, x.v.Color (xvYCC), and 6 HDMI inputs. The STR-DA5300ES also brings you the best of high-definition audio with support of the latest high-fidelity audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio.

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.09

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 Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
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:17.2cm
Weight:15kg
Width:43cm

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DA5300ES
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony STR

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 424.8 x 171.5
HDMI ports quantity:7

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
I/O ports:1 x DM-Port \n5 x Audio In \n2 x Audio Out \n5 x A/V In\n1 x A/V Out \n1 x S-Video\n3 x Component Video In\n1 x Component Video Out\n1 x Multi-ch In\n1 x SW\n6 x Digital In\n1 x Digital Out\n6 x HDMI In\n1 x HDMI Out\n6 x Opt. IN \n1 x Opt. Out \n3 x Coax.

Radio

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
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:16