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Sony STR-DA 5200 ES

Sony STR-DA 5200 ES
alaScore 85

62 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Sony STR-DA 5200 ES. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony STR-DA 5200 ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DA 5200 ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Sony STR-DA 5200 ES from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony STRDA5200ES

 

With its groundbreaking graphical user interface, three HDMI inputs, and excellent sound, the Sony STR-DA5200ES is outstanding and innovative A/V receiver, with only a handful of frustrations -- including some video upconversion issues -- spoiling the...

Groundbreaking graphical user interface simplifies the user experience; three HDMI inputs and three component-video inputs; a total of eight digital audio inputs; extensive video upconversion options to 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p; support for second...

Poor upconversion of standard-definition sources; cannot rename HDMI inputs; remote can be frustrating.

With its groundbreaking graphical user interface, three HDMI inputs, and excellent sound, the Sony STR-DA5200ES is outstanding and innovative A/V receiver, with only a handful of frustrations--including some video upconversion issues--spoiling the party.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Fred Manteghian (hometheater.com)

Sony STR-DA5200ES AV Receiver

 

No BaloneyAfter a recent price drop, the Sony STR-DA5200ES sells for $200 less than the $1,500 Pioneer Elite VSX-84TXSi receiver I reviewed a few months ago. Sony's "ES" designation is roughly comparable to Pioneer's "Elite" moniker, and the two sit at...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Fred Manteghian (soundandvision.com)

Sony STR-DA5200ES AV Receiver

 

After a recent price drop, the Sony STR-DA5200ES sells for $200 less than the $1,500 receiver I reviewed a few months ago. Sony's "ES" designation is roughly comparable to Pioneer's "Elite" moniker, and the two sit at the top of each company's line....

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Fred Manteghian (ultimateavmag.com)

Ultimate AV: Sony STR-DA5200ES AV Receiver

 

Ah, technology. Too bad automobiles can't keep up with home theater electronics, or we'd all be driving around in Hummers that get 200 miles to the gallon, emit pure oxygen and absorb all that heat coming off Al Gore. Sony's new receiver is the latest...

Good sound, able to drive difficult speaker loads, My turntable and I thank you, Plenty of digital audio and HDMI inputs

GUI fine for setup, but inconsistent for normal operations

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Daniel Kumin (soundandvision.com)

Test Bench: Sony STR-DA5200ES A/V Receiver

 

The Sony's 6- and 12-dB/octave crossover slopes (high-pass/low-pass) are less steep than the de facto 12/24-dB standard; this might result in a different bass blend and room response than with existing equipment, but that will depend entirely on...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony STR DA5200ES review

 

Sony redoubles its AV receiver efforts

Excellent GUI ; Fast and precise setup ; 1080p upscaling ; No weak points in sonic performance

Slight sound hiccup when GUI is called up

An assured and versatile performance makes this one of the best sub-£1,000 receivers available

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg, and Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Sony STRDA5200ES

 

With its groundbreaking graphical user interface, three HDMI inputs, and excellent sound, the Sony STR-DA5200ES is outstanding and innovative A/V receiver, with only a handful of frustrations -- including some video upconversion issues -- spoiling the...

Groundbreaking graphical user interface simplifies the user experience; three HDMI inputs and three component-video inputs; a total of eight digital audio inputs; extensive video upconversion options to 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p; support for second...

Poor upconversion of standard-definition sources; cannot rename HDMI inputs; remote can be frustrating

In the end, the video performance of the Sony STR-DA5200ES will depend primarily on how you depend to use it. If you're planning on using it upconvert several standard-def sources, you may be disappointed with the video performance. However, if you...

Dec, 2006

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

Sony STR-DA5200ES review

 

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Groundbreaking graphical user interface simplifies the user experience; three HDMI inputs and three component-video inputs; a total of eight digital audio inputs; extensive video upconversion options to 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p; support for second...

Poor upconversion of standard-definition sources; cannot rename HDMI inputs; remote can be frustrating.

With its groundbreaking graphical user interface, three HDMI inputs, and excellent sound, the Sony STR-DA5200ES is outstanding and innovative A/V receiver, with only a handful of frustrations--including some video upconversion issues--spoiling the party.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : The SmartHouse Team (smarthouse.com.au)

Sony STR DA5200ES

 

This Sony receiver ditches digital amplification in favour of traditional analogue - and it sounds good to us. We look at the STR DA5200ES.

Huge soundscale; quality 1080p scaling; RoomEQ

No THX post-processing; no networking connectivity

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony STRDA5200ES

 

Extra ordinary performance with high quality clear digital sound. Sony STR-DA5200ES in one of the best sound speaker in the world. Brings high bass quality.

All things in Pros like ; Its great bass ; Clear voice ; HDMI supported

Nothing in Cons

May, 2008

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