Sony STR-ZA810ES review & specs

Sony STR-ZA810ES Buyers Overview

Sony STR-ZA810ES

This Sony STR-ZA810ES review will help people understand if this model is right what they need. This is a modern, reliable solution for people who value quality. This unit supports various technologies but at the same time, it is very easy to install and configure, so you will have no troubles at all, even if this is your first receiver.

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Design

This model has two large knobs (input selector and volume master), a turn on/off button, a simple LCD display and a row of buttons right under it. The front panel also features additional ports. All “major” input ports are located on the back panel. The remote controller is quite ergonomic, but some people may find certain buttons excessively small.

Features

This receiver supports the modern 4K HDR video standard with HDCP 2.2 support. It also supports the 7.2 channel audio setup. This solution supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, while the eARC technology can relay full-resolution audio directly from and to the TV without using any media sources. The Phantom surround technology can simulate surround back speakers.

The D.C.A.C. (digital cinema auto calibration) technology will balance the output audio to create a seamless audio environment providing you with well-balanced, clear audio.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow you access various online services. It has the Chromecast technology built-in.

Performance

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow you access various online services. It has the Chromecast technology built-in.

Sound Quality

The auto-calibration technology creates a well-balanced audio environment. The output audio is completely distortion-free.

Connectivity

This receiver has 6 in and 2 out HDMI ports. It also has AV inputs, USB, phones, subwoofer outputs and other ports to connect all devices you have. The ports are reliable so you will get no noise (if you use high-grade cables). You can also use the wireless modules and connect devices using either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The speed of a connection is enough for lag-free content streaming.

Setup

The process of installing and setting the unit up is quite easy. Configuring is not challenging since you can use the D.C.A.C. technology. The manufacturer provides you with the microphone required for the calibration process. The UI is friendly so you can tweak everything you want without any problems.

Conclusion

Sony STR-ZA810ES specs prove that this is a great option for people who look for a modern receiver that can provide them with clear video and natural sound. It has many features, like auto-calibration, phantom surround sound, wireless content streaming etc.

Common features

Product

Sony STR-ZA810ES

Model

STR-ZA810ES

Brand

Sony

Rating

4.2 of 5

Reviews

9

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

620 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

700 W

Output power per channel

100 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %

Number of channels

7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

6

Optical digital inputs

1

Coaxial digital inputs

1

HDMI inputs

6

HDMI outputs

2

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

30

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

5

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

24 x 12 x 6 inches

Product weight

21 pounds

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