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Sony STR-DA 1200 ES

Sony STR-DA 1200 ES
alaScore 83

85 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews from magazines and websites.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony STR-DA 1200 ES

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 18 user reviews of Sony STR-DA 1200 ES from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sony STR-DA1200ES review

 

Sony's STR-DA1200ES sits alongside the very best AV receivers at this price for design, features and performance. It's only because of the absent integrated HD audio decoding that loses it points

Stylish design ; Extremely accurate automatic calibration ; Video up-conversion ; Outstanding all-round performance

No integrated HD audio decoding

Conclusion By extending its lifespan, Sony is aware just how good a receiver the STR-DA1200ES is. It offers outstanding ability with practically everything you play and has all the features you'll need at this point in time -- although there are...

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Stuff magazine

 

Can the new Sony AV receiver match substance to its already well-established style pedigree?

You’ll either love, or hate the distinctive looks, but get beyond this and you'll find a great sounding, stylish performer.

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Sony STR-DA1200E

 

The 7.1 design offers 100 watts of amplification for each channel with bi-wiring options for the front channels if you prefer to enhance stereo performance in a more typical 5.1 set-up. There are all the integrated surround modes you're ever likely to...

Terrific build quality; full list of features; outstanding automatic calibration; peerless performance with music and movies

Uneven design; No USB hosting

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EXCELLENT RECEIVER

 

Very Good machine.

Powerfull and easy to set up

No DAB Radio

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GREAT RECEIVER

 

WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RECEIVER TO ANYBODY, ALSO IT FUNCTIONS THR OUGH A 7.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM. FANTASTIC

EASY TO SET UP AFTER CERTAIN ADVICE,SUPERB ; SOUND EFFECTS

UNABLE TO OPERATE MY BRAVIA TV, WITHOUT SWITCHING RECEIVER ON,BAD DESIGN BY SONY

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GREAT SOUND, GREAT QUALITY BUT NO THRILLS

 

It does everything I want. It probably does some things I want but don't know about and without being more intuative I probably never will.

Sound quality, depth and power are all that most should need from a surround system. Initial set-up is very easy. Programable inputs/outputs - that can be really handy.

Does not switch component to HDMI so you may not save all the cabling you hoped for. Sound settings seemto add little. I feel that there's a lot of functionality that I'm not benefitting from because I don't have the physics degree necessary to decode...

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NICE POWERFUL SOUND

 

I like it, but wished I'd done some homework first. This model has 2 hdmi inputs, and 1 output, great, but only hdmi can be output, other models upscale from componenent, s-video and composite to HDMI out, this one doesnt, a Denon 2307, and 2807 does....

Good with music, and movies. powerful enough for most needs

complicated (to me) set up, no upscaling to HDMI output.

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Sony STR-DA1200ES

 

I found the sony s trada 1200es very stylish and with the auto calibration via the supplied microphone it was a breeze to setup,The selection of inputs are easy to understand and the hdmi in and out connectors became very usefull in minimalising my...

There are none at all for the unit itself however i would have liked a more stylish remote control , Maybe a sleek silver one with an ergonomic shape

Product Specifications

The STR-DA5ES Home Theater Receiver is a prime example of the excellence of Sony's ES audio components. The STR-DA5ES features the most advanced audio/video surround systems - DTS-ES, Neo 6 and Dolby Pro Logic 2. Designed to deliver amazing audio at 110 watts per channel, this audiophile-quality receiver also features Super Audio CD multi-channel inputs to reproduce the ultimate in digital audio. And the STR-DA5ES gives you the kind of video sound that makes the most of your DVD viewing. Virtual 6.1 playback capability, 6.1 Pre-Outputs and Component Video Switching let you enjoy the best in video. Plus, Sony's STR-DA5ES gives you the trademark ES construction that reduces vibration and distortion thanks to the new ES Chassis and Aluminum Front Panel. All-in-all, this ES receiver delivers the kind of awesome audio that will make your home theater system sound incredible.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / 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 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / 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:Headphone Surround (V.S.S.) / Virtual Matrix 6.1
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.9in/18.3in
Height:6.9in
Weight:33.1lbs/37.5lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Type: None

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:3 bands
Equalizer Type:Parametric

Header

Country Kits:North America
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DA1200ES/B/DA5ES
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony STR

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Turntable

Type: None
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