IFA 2012: Sony unveil new 9.2 channel STR-DA5800ES Home Cinema AV Receiver


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4K support included

Sony are showing off the new STR-DA5800ES home cinema AV receiver at IFA 2012, featuring support for 4K resolution and 9.2 channels of surround sound.

The STR-DA5800ES is a 9.2 multi-channel amplifier which can power both Front High speakers and Surround Back speakers in addition to standard 5.1 speaker set up. It also features sound modes to optimise audio for whatever you’re enjoying. Virtual Front High virtually creates Front High speakers to add surround effect in the vertical direction, even if none are installed. Movie Height enables you to virtually adjust the height of front speakers and centre speaker to match the image on your large screen TV. You can even re-create acoustics from the world renowned Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Musikverein Vienna with Concert Hall mode.

The STR-DA5800ES is designed for the next big thing in cinematic viewing with 4K scaling as well as support for native 4K signals. So perfect for their VW1000ES projector and upcoming, 84-inch X9005 LED TV then.

Owners will be able to how films in other rooms using a dedicated Zone 2 HDMI output as well as stream movies and music direct from a laptop, tablet, smartphone, iPhone or iPad once STR-DA5800ES is connected to home network. With 9 HDMI inputs connectivity is well covered and there's even a USB terminal especially dedicated to high resolution from which you can enjoy various format files such as WAV and FLAC 5.1ch.

“The STR-DA5800ES produces the sound quality to match the detail and immersion of the 4K resolution viewing experience,” says Ben Law, Product Marketing Manager, Sony UK. “It combines our latest audio innovations for an incredible 9.2 channels of full surround sound plus everything you need to set up your own movie theatre or auditorium at home.”


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