Sony today introduced a lineup of A/V receivers designed to function as the hub of a high-definition home theater.
â€œOur new A/V receivers provide a simplified approach to high-definition home theater control,â€ said Tyler Ishida, director of marketing for Sonyâ€™s Home Audio Division. â€œWith excellent functionality, connectivity and attractive new designs, the new line truly has something for everyone.â€
The flagship STR-DN1000 receiver features a new piano black gloss design ideal for matching with Sonyâ€™s new BDP-S360 and BDP-S560 Blu-ray Discâ„¢ players. The 7.1 channel model (110 watts power per channel @8-Ohms, 1kHz, 1% THD) supports full HD 1080/60p and 24p video signals via HDMIâ„¢, as well as the latest advanced audio codecs, including DolbyÂ® Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTSÂ®-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio and LCPM.
Featuring four HDMIâ„¢ and three component inputs, it offers generous connectivity for multiple HD devices. Further, the receiver utilizes its analog connections (component, S-video and composite connection) to upscale all incoming sources to near HD quality when connected to an HDTV set.
The STR-DN1000 receiver also features wireless multi-room audio capabilities via Sonyâ€™s S-AIRÂ® technology. With the purchase of an S-AIR ready transmitter (model EZW-T100) and additional S-AIR speaker systems (model AIR-SA10), the high-end receiver can drive wireless audio up to 164 feet (signal and sound quality may vary) in up to 10 additional rooms of the home.
Additionally, the STR-DN1000 has an icon-driven menu system, allowing for simple device and content navigation. Sources including iPodÂ® and iPhoneÂ® can be easily connected to the system via Sonyâ€™s Digital Media Port (DMP) input. (Compatible DMP accessories are required and sold separately.) The receiver also supports SiriusÂ® subscription radio service and is compatible with both Deep Colorâ„¢ and x.v.Colorâ„¢.
The STR-DN1000 7.1 channel A/V receiver will be available this July for about $500. The EZW-T100 S-AIR transmitter and AIR-SA10 speaker systems are currently available for about $50 and $120, respectively.
The new 7.1 channel STR-DH800 (110 watts power per channel @ 8-Ohms, 1kHz, 1% THD) A/V receiver also supports the latest advanced audio codecs. This model, also with a sleek new chassis design, features four HDMI and three component inputs for all high-definition needs. It also accepts 1080/60p and 24p signals via HDMI with x.v.Color and Deep Color compatibility. It is both S-AIR and Sirius ready, and has a Digital Media Port connection. This new receiver will be available this June for about $400.
Moving down the line, the new 7.1 channel STR-DH700 model offers 105 watts per channel (@ 8-Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD) and is equipped to support full HD 1080/60p and 24p video and LCPM audio through three HDMI and three component video inputs.
The STR-DH700 receiver supports x.v.Color, and is also S-AIR and Sirius ready. It utilizes BRAVIAÂ® SyncTM and Digital Cinema Auto Calibration for enhanced audio, and has a Digital Media Port connection for simple iPod connectivity. It will be available later this month for about $300.
The 5.1 channel STR-DH500 model offers 100 watts of power per channel (@ 8-Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD) and accepts 1080/60p and 24p video signals via HDMI (3 in / 1 out). It also features Digital Cinema Auto Calibration and a Digital Media Port input, and will be available later this month for about $200.
Sony is also introducing the STR-DH100 stereo receiver. The receiver features 100 watts of power per channel (@ 8-Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD), ample audio connections (five in / two out) and a Digital Media Port input. This model will be available later this month for about $150.
The new line of A/V receivers will be available online through sonystyle.com, at Sony Style stores nationwide and at authorized dealers across the country.