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Sony STR-DA5800ES

Sony STR-DA5800ES
alaScore 89

45 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Sony STR-DA5800ES. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability

size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DA5800ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DA5800ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony STR-DA5800ES from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com. People really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, design

size

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DA5800ES 9.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver with AutomationSony STR-DA5800ES 9.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver with Automation

Dec, 2017

hcc best buy

Expert review by: Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony STR-DA5800ES review

 

The STR-DA5800ES is an AV receiver unlike any other. With it Sony has avoided the obvious – there's no AirPlay or Bluetooth streaming – but pushed the envelope when it comes to leading-edge signal processing and usability. It's remarkably forgiving of...

Powerful, dynamic multichannel delivery; advanced audio processing modes; integrated network switch; great user interface, streaming video content support

No Airplay; no Spotify; no THX post-processing; no 11-channel pre-out

Aug, 2013

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2013-2014

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN HT RECEIVER 2013-2014

 

Sony's flagship receiver sports a heavyweight design and build but brings finesse to its multichannel performance ensuring that movie soundtracks and music alike are delivered with vivid detail and bags of energy. The 9.2-channel STR-DA5800ES is also...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Darryl Wilkinson (hometheatermag.com)

Sony STR-DA5800ES A/V Receiver

 

A chimera is a mythical animal consisting of parts from various other animals. In Greek mythology, for example, a Chimera (with a capital C) was an unpleasant, fire-breathing creature that had a serpent's tail, a goat's body, and a lion's head. (Insert...

A secondary definition of chimera is a thing that is wished or hoped for but, in fact, is illusory or impossible to have or achieve. Sony took a big gamble bringing out the STR-DA5800ES. It would have been a chimera either way—an amazing piece of gear...

May, 2013

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by: Darryl Wilkinson (soundandvision.com)

Sony STR-DA5800ES A/V Receiver

 

A chimera is a mythical animal consisting of parts from various other animals. In Greek mythology, for example, a Chimera (with a capital C) was an unpleasant, fire-breathing creature that had a serpent's tail, a goat's body, and a lion's head. (Insert...

May, 2013

HOME THEATER - TOP PICKS

Expert review by: Darryl Wilkinson (hometheater.com)

Sony STR-DA5800ES A/V Receiver

 

A chimera is a mythical animal consisting of parts from various other animals. In Greek mythology, for example, a Chimera (with a capital C) was an unpleasant, fire-breathing creature that had a serpent's tail, a goat's body, and a lion's head. (Insert...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Robinson (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony STR-DA5800ES 9.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver Reviewed

 

Is there a lot to love about the Sony STR-DA5800ES AV receiver? Does it look to the future or is merely status quo? Andrew Robinson puts it to the test to answer these questions.

How best to wrap up my thoughts surrounding the 5800ES from Sony? No AV receiver has caused me as much grief during setup, yet I don't think I've encountered one that sounded as good, either. The truth is, unless you're a reviewer, you're only going to...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (avhub.com.au)

Sony STR-DA5800ES Networked AV Receiver Review

 

It took us some time to achieve the top performance of which this well-equipped Sony receiver is capable. But it was worth it.

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

ES - excellence and superiority

 

The STR DA 5800 ES was ordered online, delivered, and set up in less than a week. Surprisingly better sound than expected, and much easier to connect than the STR DA 5600 ES, which it replaced. I was able to add a second subwoofer, and the high...

Easy to operate and everything you would expect from Sony ES

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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:9.2
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):125

Inputs

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite Video In:5
Digital audio coaxial in:3
Digital audio optical in:3
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:4
HDMI In:9
Line-in: Yes
Multichannel audio input type:RCA
Remote (IR) input:1

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Outputs

Audio (L,R) out:1
Composite Video Out:2
HDMI Out:2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out: Yes
Multichannel audio output type:RCA
Number of HDMI Outputs:2
Remote (IR) output:2

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
12V trigger ports quantity:3
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speakers connectivity type:RCA

Radio

Auto digital tuning: Yes
Preset stations quantity:60
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready: Yes
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Storage

Card Reader: No

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio amplifier: Yes
Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1), DTS-HD
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
AV input: Yes
AV output: Yes
Bass adjustment: Yes
Bi-amping: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Decoding formats:DTS HD/DolbyTruHD/Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital+/LPCM/Dolby Digital EX/DTS-ES/DTS 96/24/DTS NEO:6/Dolby Prologic/Dolby Prologic II/Dolby Prologic IIx/Dolby Prologic Iiz/Dolby Dual MoNO/96k/24Bit PCM
Deep colour support: Yes
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Graphical user interface (GUI): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Multi-Zone capability: Yes
Night mode: No
RS-232 interface: Yes
Treble adjustment: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes

Video

3D: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:42
Height :18.8
Width:43