While video gear with HDMI inputs is being released at a torrid pace, the opposite is true for A/V receivers. But on November 21, Sony will launch its first HDMI-switching amplifier, the 9.1 channel Sony TA-DA7000ES (US$2100), a much more palatable version of its top-of-the-line STR-DA9000ES, both size and price-wise.
Sony’s TA-DA7000ES has one HDMI, component input and two outputs
Likely to be repackaged as the STR-DA7000ES receiver for North American and European markets, the TA-DA7000ES features seven channels rated at 120 watts, with a THD of 0.15%, below that of the STR-DA5000ES and STR-DA9000ES models. Together with the Samsung AV-R3000, which is due in the U.S. in February 2005, let’s hope this opens the HDMI-switching floodgates.
Joined: Feb 28, 2003
From: Chicago,IL, USA
Posted: 2004-11-09 22:17
Thanks for the news. Interesting that at the top of the article they list the TA-DA7000ES as a 9.1 channel receiver and at the bottom of the article they list the TA-DA7000ES with seven channels rated at 120 watts. Am I missing something?
Joined: Oct 20, 2003
From: Winthrop Harbor, IL USA
Posted: 2004-11-09 22:30
Yes, I also found that interesting. It looks like you may be able to activate the A + B speakers at the same time as all the others, adding the two extra speakers to 9.1. But I can't be positive as I don't read Japanese. But just the thought of a STR-DA7000ES being released here, gives me goosebumps. That could possibly be a good receiver upgrade for my STR-DA7ES, someday.....
Joined: Aug 29, 2002
From: Portland, Oregon - USA
Posted: 2004-11-10 02:47
I think that the addition of the front B channel speakers is the key. On the STR DA 9000ES it has a total of 11 channels if you include the 2 pairs of front A and B channels, center channel, 2 pairs of rear channels as well as 2 pairs of surround channels and yet it is listed as a 9.1 channel Receiver.
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np on the article I found it on a site that I think was www.16nine.com. I was looking to see if Sony had any plans to release a HMDI dvd changer. I never noticed the 2 diffrent surround sound specs.
here I found this also:
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