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Sony STR-DA7100ES

Sony STR-DA7100ES
alaScore 79

17 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 8 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 60/100. The average review date is Sep 4, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 218261 reviews from other Receivers & Amplifiers. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 15, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony STR-DA7100ES


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony STR-DA7100ES from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (



Sony STR-DA7100ES (silver)

High-end 7.1-channel A/V receiver; 170 watts per channel; High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) switching; converts composite-, component-, and S-Video sources to HDMI; iLink single-cable connection for Sony SACD players; three-zone multiroom...

Awkward setup logistics may test the patience of even experienced home-theater fans; only two component-video inputs.

The company's top A/V receiver, the Sony STR-DA7100ES has a lot to live up to, and it delivers with first-class style, features, and performance.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

Sony STR-DA7100ES Receiver Review


The Sony STR-DA7100ES Receiver has plenty of power and enough features to keep most people satisfied. Overall the STR-DA7100ES is a nice receiver - in terms of its build quality, looks, and abilities.

Phase Audio/Noise’ functions in Setup menu ; Upconversion of all inputs to HDMI ; Nice aesthetics ; Zone 2/3 remote control included

Potential HDMI upconversion issues with 480i input ; HDMI switching limited to 1080i ; Unintuitive menu system & remote control ; No on-the-fly channel trims ; Remote lacks some basic features ; Confusing digital assignment of coax/optical inputs ;...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Chris Martens (

Sony STR-DA7100ES Audio/Video Receiver


Ayear ago I reviewed Sony's flagship STR-DA9000ES Digital Drive A/V receiver for The Perfect Vision (issue 57), and it would be an understatement to say that it left a favorable impression. The big DA9000ES was built like a Rolex, offered substantial...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Lawrence E. Ullman (

Sony STR-DA7100ES AV Receiver


Internally, the chassis has a conventional layout, with individual, interconnected circuit boards rather than a computer-style motherboard and expansion-card architecture such as that found on the Sherwood Newcastle R-965 ($1999.95). The chassis is...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Lawrence E. Ullman (

Sony STR-DA7100ES AV Receiver


Unlike most digital amps, which use switching power supplies, the Sony's seven amp channels draw on a conventional power supply backed by a large transformer. In order to drive the S-Master Pro amps, all input signals (analog or digital) must...

HDMI and component-video switching/processing

HDMI upconversion feature accommodates only 480i component-video signals

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Andrew Robinson (

Sony STR-DA7100ES Receiver


Introduction When you think of consumer electronics, one of the first names that comes to mind is Sony, and rightfully so, as Sony remains a formidable leader in CE technology. Under the Sony moniker, there are several offshoots, such as their new...

Jan, 2001

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Sony STR-DA7100ES


The incredibly versatile Sony STR-DA7100ES receiver should make the shortlist for big-spending, HDMI-conscious A/V connoisseurs.

High-end 7.1-channel A/V receiver ; 170 watts per channel ; High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) switching ; Converts composite-, component-, and S-Video sources to HDMI ; iLink single-cable connection for Sony SACD players ; Three-zone...

Awkward setup logistics may test the patience of even experienced home-theatre fans ; Only two component-video inputs

We hooked the DA71000ES to a variety of gear to test its HDMI upconversion, and for the most part, it worked as advertised. The video quality of standard-def sources did not improve appreciably, and HDTV sources did not seem to suffer at all from the...

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

Move above and beyond standard home audio entrainment with Sony's STR-DA7100ES Elevated Standard ES Audio/Video Receiver. Its attractive silver body holds the power of a 7 Channel, 170W Direct Drive Amplifier for powerful sound with outstanding clarity. Designed for high definition connectivity thanks to the HDMI Digital Inputs and Repeater A/V Switching, the STR-DA7100ES delivers true digital-quality sound for an exceptional listening experience. Dual i.LINK inputs also allow quick and easy connectivity to standard and high definition audio/video devices. With the added precision of dts and Dolby Digital surround sound, Sony's STR-DA7100ES ES Audio/Video Receiver brings home audio to the next level.


Frequency range:20 - 20000
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):96

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1/Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 ES / 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:Digital Cinema Sound EX
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


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

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):250


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony STR



Other Features

Battery Type:AA
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 18.5 x 6.89
Output power (DIN):7 x 170W
Power Requirements:AC120V, 60 Hz

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:7.1 In AV Inputs(x 5), Outputs (x 2) Digital In x 8, Digital Out x 1 Comp0nent video input x 2, output x1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):250


Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Weight & Dimensions