Posted Fri Sep 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Four new AV receivers have been detailed.
Sony has announced an expansion of its ES series of AV receivers. The new lineup includes the STR-ZA3100ES, STR-ZA2100ES, STR-ZA1100ES, and entry-level STR-ZA810ES.
"These new receivers feature our legendary ES build quality and are specifically designed by Sony based on feedback from the CI channel," said Yukio Ishikawa, Director, Home Entertainment & Sound, Sony Electronics. "Their advanced audio and video performance make them the perfect complement to the emerging 4K UHD and HDR platforms and the ideal centerpiece for next generation home entertainment systems."
The ES series receivers are designed with custom installers in mind, offering multiple setup options, enhanced compatibility with leading control systems, and intuitive web-based configurability. Likewise, all four models include Sony’s Auto Calibration technology, D.C.A.C. EX with Speaker Relocation, along with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive object-based audio formats. In addition, the receivers feature HDCP 2.2 compliancy with 4K 60p (4:4:4) Ultra HD content pass-through from sources like Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and video streaming services in full 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR).
Here's a full rundown of pricing and specs for the new models:
- STR-ZA3100ES ($1,699.99), 7 x 110w, 9ch + Phantom 2ch Decode, HDMI (6/2), Dolby Atmos/DTS:X, HDR/HDCP2.2, 8 port switch (2 POE), Pre out, Crestron Connected, Supporting ihiji
- STR-ZA2100ES ($1399.99), 7 x 105w, 9ch + Phantom 2ch Decode, HDMI (6/2), Dolby Atmos/DTS:X, HDR/HDCP2.2, 1 Ethernet, Crestron Connected, Supporting ihiji
- STR-ZA1100ES ($999.99), 7 x 100w, 7ch + Phantom 2ch Decode, HDMI (5/2), Dolby Atmos/DTS:X, HDR/HDCP2.2, 1 Ethernet, Crestron Connected, Supporting ihiji
- STR-ZA810ES ($799.99), 7 x 100w, 7ch + Phantom 2ch Decode, HDMI (6/2), Dolby Atmos/DTS:X, HDR/HDCP2.2, 1 Ethernet
The new Sony ES series receivers will be available exclusively to the custom installer market in spring 2017.
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