Posted Thu Oct 15, 2015 at 02:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The upcoming A/V receiver supports immersive audio formats.
Sony has announced a new addition to its home audio lineup. The STR-ZA5000ES is the first ES receiver to offer Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support.
"The ZA5000ES has been designed to provide solutions for practically any system integration requirement," said Yamato "Tank" Tanikawa, director, Home Entertainment & Sound, Sony Electronics. "Additionally, its advanced audio and video performance make it the perfect complement for the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format, as well as other emerging 4K UHD platforms."
The STR-ZA5000ES is a 130 watts x 9 channel receiver. In addition, additional amplifiers can be added to offer support for up to 11.1 channels. Dolby Atmos compatibility is built-in and DTS:X will be supported through a firmware upgrade. Likewise, the device includes HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI connections and can support High-Res audio, 4K Ultra HD sources, HDR, and even the BT.2020 wide color gamut standard. DSP technology, a high performance 32-bit floating point processor, and Sony’s latest D.C.A.C. EX tech are incorporated as well.
Sony's is expected to start shipping in Spring 2016 for a suggested retail price of $2,799.
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