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Sony STR-DA3400ES

Sony STR-DA3400ES
alaScore 88

141 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Sony STR-DA3400ES. 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-DA3400ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony STR-DA3400ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony STR-DA3400ES from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STRDN1030.CEK AV Receiver (Old model)Sony STRDN1030.CEK AV Receiver (Old model)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DA3400ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Sony STR-DA3400ES from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DA4400ES 7.1 Channel AV ReceiverSony STR-DA4400ES 7.1 Channel AV Receiver

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Stevenson (techradar.com)

Sony STR-DA5400ES review

 

Sony has finally stopped playing catchup in the AVR race and is now leading the pack

Crisp, dynamic sound with superb detail and impact ; HATS jitter reducing technology ; PS3-style GUI

Demands good ancillaries and time investment to get the best

If you're a perfectionist with your speaker setup, you'll be more than amply rewarded with this AVR's performance

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony STR-DN1030 review

 

A serious contender for class-leading status

Sensationally exciting sound ; open soundstage ; clear, crisp dialogue ; weighty, taut bass ; precise steering of surround effects ; good build

Unintuitive menu system

Sony has seriously upped its game with the STR-DN1030. This is a serious contender for class-leading status

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony STR-DA5400ES review

 

The Sony STR-DA5400ES has taken home cinema by storm – it's comfortably the best receiver available at this price-point

Scale and authority combined with detail ; attack and excellent integration create a presentation that’s faultless at the price ; great specs ; features and usability

Nothing

The STR-DA5400ES has taken home cinema by storm – it’s comfortably the best receiver available at this price-point

May, 2009

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

Sony STR-DA5400ES

 

Fully-fledged but affordable HD AV receivers like Sony's STR-DA5400ES are few and far between. In keeping with the Elevated Standard (ES) range's illustrious heritage, the 5400ES is built and specified to a fabulously high standard. Features include...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony STR-DN1030 review

 

Every year there's usually one new AV receiver feature worth considering. This year it's built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and the Sony STR-DN1030 is the only receiver at this price that supports both wireless networking features. It's surprising that Sony...

The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Its networking features also include built-in AirPlay, plus plus support for DLNA, Pandora, and Slacker. And the STR-DN1030's sound quality is excellent.

The STR-DN1030's five HDMI inputs are fewer than many competitors have. The user interface is particularly bad and makes it frustrating to use some of the streaming music services. And the STR-DN1030's multiroom functionality is very limited.

The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange AV receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it one of best receiver values this year.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Cliff Heyne (audioholics.com)

Sony STR-DN1030 AV Receiver Review

 

On paper, the Sony STR-DN1030 looks like quite an impressive receiver, with a feature list poised to make other $500 receivers blush. Among those features are built-in WiFi, Bluetooth & Airplay.

Built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ; Wide range of Network Features

Limited Zone 2 Functionality ; Confusing Remote ; Poor User Interface

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Sony STR-DA4400ES

 

Primarily, you want to ensure that your A/V receiver is capable of decoding the formats that are going to come from all your other inputs, so the 4400ES should be sufficient for most new HD home theater setups. Better value for money is available...

High End, High Price7.1 Channels (120W x 7, 8 Ohm 20-20kHz 0.09%THD)Six HDMI inputs (one output)Intelligent User Interface

Bulky Amplifier

Sound decoding is available in multiple formats on the 4400ES, with...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Brian Kahn (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony STR-DA5400ES Audio/Video Receiver

 

This model is one of Sony's most feature-laden receivers. When watching DVDs, the audio was "right on and the dynamics were big without sacrificing the micro-dynamic details that provide the realistic sensation of being in the middle of things."...

Ergonomically, the Sony is pretty good. My main gripe would be with the remote. Specifically, the backlighting is limited and only comes on after you begin using it. Unlike better remotes, this one does not have a light that comes one when you pick it...

Overall, the Sony STR-DA5400ES is a well-built, easy to use, good-sounding receiver. In the world of $2,000-dollar receivers, the Sony's sound quality was very good, as was its video quality. There are many excellent receivers in this field and the...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Fremer (soundandvision.com)

Sony STR-DA5400ES A/V Receiver

 

Like the old canine joke punch-line, “Because he can,” electronics designers seem to be adding greater functionality and features to their A/V receivers more because they can rather than because consumers need them, want them, or are likely to use them.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Fremer (hometheater.com)

Sony STR-DA5400ES A/V Receiver

 

Like the old canine joke punch-line, “Because he can,” electronics designers seem to be adding greater functionality and features to their A/V receivers more because they can rather than because consumers need them, want them, or are likely to use them.

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

The EISA award winning STRDA5400ESB "Elevated Standard" Audio/Visual Receiver is the benchmark for Sony Home Entertainment. Watch HD programming or listen to your favorite audio in multiple rooms with the STRDA5400ESB 7.1-channel A/V receiver. Equipped with the necessary connections for full home integration, you can start a HD movie in the living room and finish it in the bedroom; or listen to your favorite songs in up to three rooms from your iPod or Walkman player, PC via the Digital Media Port. The STRDA5400ESB features twin HDMI outputs, which means you can connect both your BRAVIA HD Television and Projector. This Elevated Standard (ES) receiver features advanced A/V technology that reproduces the latest audio formats from Dolby Labs (Dolby Digital +/Dolby TrueHD) and dts (dts HD/DTS High Resolution Audio). Additional features include a 120-watt power amplifier (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.09 percent THD), BRAVIA Sync, an Xross Media Bar inspired graphical user interface, and Direct Stream Digital (DSD) decoding. There's also an abundance of connectivity with six HDMI inputs that are compatible with 1080 60p/24p, Deep Color and x.v.Color video signals. This receiver is for the enthusiast that demands the best.

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Frequency range:20 - 20000
RMS rated power:240 / 700
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.09

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-HD decoder / DTS-HD Master Audio
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Neural Surround
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
Weight:16.5kg
Width:43cm

Equaliser

Equaliser:Built-in / Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DA5400ESB
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony STR

Inputs

Line-in: Yes

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 388 x 157.5 / 430 x 430 x 175
HDMI ports quantity:5 / 8
Power requirements:230 V 50 - 60 Hz / 230 V, 50/60 Hz / 230V, 50/60Hz
Sound enhancement: Yes

Outputs

Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out: Yes

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):529 x 472 x 278 / 549 x 497 x 317
Package weight:16 / 21

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
I/O ports:1 x AV\n1 x DM-Port \n4 x Audio In \n1 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\n4 x HDMI In\n1 x HDMI Out\n4 x Opt. IN \n1 x Opt. Out \n3 x Coax. / 1 x AV\n2 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\n2 x HDMI Out\n6 x Opt. IN \n1 x Opt. Out \n3 x Coax. / 2 x DM\n5 x AV - in\n1 x AV - out\n1 x Monit. Ouu\n1 x MM\n6 x HDMI - in\n2 x HDMI - out\n6 x Opt. - in\n1 x RS-232C

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.7 / 0.9
Power consumption (typical):360 / 480

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

Audio Decoders:DTS, DTS NEO:6, DTS-ES
Colour of product:Black / Silver
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:12.5 / 16.5