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Sony STR-DA5800ES

Sony STR-DA5800ES
alaScore 95

24 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The value for money is also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, design

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 24 reviews)

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Sony STR-DA5800ES A/V Receiver

 

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2013-2014

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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...

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes

Connectivity

Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
iPod Control: No
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: Yes
Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
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