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    Moderated By: Maxxwire
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    New STR-DA5500ES and 3500ES Dashboard
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    Author New STR-DA5500ES and 3500ES
    wasabi

    Rank: Sony Buff


    Joined: Jan 07, 2008
    Posts: 14
    From: Washington

      Posted: 2009-09-05 15:07

    New AV receivers from Sony:  STR-DA5500ES and STR-DA3500ES.




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    TV:  KV34XBR910
    Receiver:  AVD-S500ES, STR-DA7100ES
    Source:  DVP-NS9100ES

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    Maxxwire
    Moderator
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Adept


    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 26074
    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2009-09-05 15:27

    There are just too many great new SOTA features on the new Sony STR DA5500ES to mention individually so here is the expanded list...

    Technical
    specifications

    Please be aware that the features/specifications can differ from country to country.

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    Amplifier
    8Ohms 20 - 24kHz  
    120W + 120W

    (8Ohms 20 - 24kHz) THD  
    0.09%

    4Ohms 20 - 24kHz  
    120W + 120W

    (4Ohms 20 - 24kHz) THD  
    0.15%

    8Ohms 1kHz  
    130W + 130W

    (8Ohms 1kHz) THD  
    0.70%

    4Ohms 1kHz  
    120W + 120W

    (4Ohms 1kHz) THD  
    0.70%

    8Ohms 1kHz  
    150W + 150W

    (8Ohms 1kHz) THD  
    10.00%

    4Ohms 1kHz  
    150W + 150W

    (4Ohms 1kHz) THD  
    10.00%

    Bi-AMP  
    YES

    Type  
    Analog

    DSP  
    SHARC EX4+EX4

    OP processing  
    NO

    Portable audio enhancer  
    YES

    Analog Direct  
    YES

    Analog Down Mix  
    YES

    Equalizer (F / C / Sur / Sur B) Bass, Mid, Treble  
    B,T / B,T / B,T / B,T

    Subwoofer X`Over  
    17 points (40-200Hz)

    Analog Direct  
    YES

    Pureness Control  
    NO

    Sound Field Link  
    YES

    Sound Field Program  
    YES

    Sound Field Program (Movie)  
    1

    Sound Field Program (Music)  
    7(+DCHall)

    Sound Field Program (2ch)  
    2

    Sound Field Program (Headphone)  
    3

    Sound Field Program (A.F.D)  
    3 (7)

    Speaker Impedance Switch (4 Ohm 8 Ohm)  
    NO

    Cinema Studio EX. A / B / C mode  
    NO

    HD DCS  
    YES

    Digital Concert Hall  
    YES

    Speaker Selector  
    A / B, A+B

    Speaker Terminal  
    Screw (Ni)

    Headphone Out  
    YES (Gold)

    Number of amp. channels  
    7


    CIS & Control features
    2nd Audio  
    Speaker & Line

    2nd Video  
    Composite & Component

    3rd Audio  
    Line

    3rd Video  
    NO

    Amp Relocation (7.1ch -> 5.1ch + 2.0ch)  
    YES

    Control S  
    NO

    RS-232C for control  
    YES

    IR Repeat (In / Out)  
    YES (1 / 2)


    Network features
    DLNA (server/client)  
    YES (NO / YES)

    Internet radio (Rhapsody / SHOUTcast)  
    YES (NO / YES)

    PC Connect Update  
    YES

    Format: Music / Photo / Video  
    YES / YES / YES


    General
    AC Outlet (Switched)  
    NO

    Detachable AC  
    YES

    Dimension  
    430 x 175 x 388

    Display  
    Single DOT

    GUI  
    YES (Top Grade)

    Multi Channel Decoding Blue LED  
    YES

    Panel  
    Alumi / ES Basic

    Pin Jack  
    Nickel

    Remote Commander  
    PP+Learn+Macro RM-AAL021 Simple RM RM-AAU061

    Sleep Timer  
    YES

    Weight (kg)  
    16.8


    Inputs Outputs
    Front Input  
    AV (Gold) + Opt

    Digital Media Port  
    1

    Analog Audio In (inc TV CEC)/Out (excl tuner)/TV/CEC  
    5 / 2 / YES

    A / V In / Out (S-Video I / O): Including Front AV  
    5 / 1 (0 / 0)

    Component video in/out (pass through)  
    3 / 1

    Monitor Out (S-Video Out)  
    1 (0)

    Ethernet  
    YES

    Phono (MM)  
    YES

    Multi-ch In  
    1 (7.1)

    Pre Out  
    7.1 (SB:Stereo, SW x1)

    Digital Input Assign  
    YES

    HDMI™  
    YES (6 In x 2 Out)

    i.Link  
    NO

    Opt. IN / OUT / TV (CEC) : inc Front & TV (CEC)  
    6 / 1 / YES

    Coax.  
    3 / 0


    ~Maxx~


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    A Satisfied Sony Fan Since 1974!

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    studranger
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Devotee


    Joined: Aug 15, 2004
    Posts: 57
    From:

      Posted: 2009-09-05 20:56

    i have the infinity kappa 8s circa 1979-2-4 ohms-the only receiver that will drive them in my small 12x14 room is an onkyo--all the others shut down--the specs dont count---the QUALITY of the parts does!


       
    Maxxwire
    Moderator
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Adept


    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 26074
    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2009-09-06 02:53

    studranger- Please post some pictures of the build quality of your onkyo receiver so we can see what you consider passes for quality parts. A friend of mine who is an Audio Electronics Technician has had several onkyo receivers come across his bench and I have had the chance to check out the build quality on several of them and they were filled with embarrassingly cheap generic parts that had values that were a fraction of the size of my Sony Receiver which is laden with well known name brand high quality parts including a pair of Nichicon Muse Gold Tune power supply caps and a full complement of Nichicon Muse Fine Gold caps throughout both the Analog and Digital circuitry and as every Audiophile knows it is high quality parts that produce impressive specs...





    Not to mention the high quality Alps Volume Attenuator with its own array of Nichicon Muse Fine Gold caps...

      
    ~Maxx~


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    A Satisfied Sony Fan Since 1974!

    Explore The New Sony MaxxPix


         
    jehill
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14283
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2009-09-07 00:50

    Maxx, what was the source of the power ratings that you listed?  I just compared the power ratings in the US, CAN, AEP, UK service manuals for the STRDA5500ES and the STRDA5400ES and they are identical and the same as what you listed, except that upper frequency value listed is 20 kHz, not 24 kHz and no THD 10% ratings are listed.


       
    Maxxwire
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    Rank: Sony Adept


    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 26074
    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2009-09-07 16:20

    John- The specs can be found under the heading Technical Specifications in the Sony STR DA5500ES link in my post.

    ~Maxx~



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    A Satisfied Sony Fan Since 1974!



    The OCCC Furu-Charged Sony DB 930


         
    jehill
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14283
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2009-09-07 17:53



    Sorry, I didn't check out your link before.  I find it interesting that those specs were available at Sony United Kingdom and that the service manual that I downloaded applies to the UK version.  I'd go with what I found.


       
    Maxxwire
    Moderator
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Adept


    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 26074
    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2009-09-07 19:27

    John- I agree in that measurements at 10% THD do nothing but inflate the power rating anyway.

    ~Maxx~



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    A Satisfied Sony Fan Since 1974!



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    AaronB

    Rank: Sonyphile


    Joined: Nov 26, 2002
    Posts: 624
    From: Ottawa, Canada

      Posted: 2009-09-11 12:22

    The STR-DA5500ES is now at SonyStyle:
    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665968170
    And the 3500ES too:
    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665968168


       
    ShadowLord
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Fanatic


    Joined: Oct 14, 2004
    Posts: 386
    From: LA, Ca

      Posted: 2009-09-19 02:09

    Anyone know how the STR-DA5500ES compares to the STR-DA6400ES? Thanks!



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    KDL-55XBR8, HR23-700, Custom HTPC, SLV-R1000, PS3 80GB, BDP-S5000ES, DVP-CX777ES, STR-DA6400ES, TA-N90ESx2, TA-N9000ESx2, B&W 700s, PS-X555ES w/ Orotofon X5-MC & Sony HA-T10, TC-WA9ES, SEQ-333ES, DTC-2000ES.


       
    babyaservice

    Rank: Sony Fanatic


    Joined: Aug 03, 2006
    Posts: 286
    From: Gold Coast, Australia

      Posted: 2009-09-19 07:22

    What's the part number of the service manual?

    Can that be ordered via Sony's diect sales website?


             
    jehill
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14283
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2009-09-24 15:47

    Receiver               Service Manual Part Number

    STR-DA5500ES     988959102    Not available at DAPC yet
    STR-DA6400ES     988927701    988927703 available at DAPC for $53.67


       
    babyaservice

    Rank: Sony Fanatic


    Joined: Aug 03, 2006
    Posts: 286
    From: Gold Coast, Australia

      Posted: 2009-10-03 20:42

    Thanks for the part number.


             
    ajglass
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Dec 08, 2001
    Posts: 8
    From: Washington, DC

      Posted: 2009-10-26 11:29

    I downloaded the STR-DA5500ES manual from Abt Electronics in Chicago. On the basis of what I found, I pre-ordered the unit for $1,999. While I've been happy with my STR-DA7100, it's time to upgrade.



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    - Andy


         
    redwing-nine

    Rank: Sony Aficionado


    Joined: Aug 15, 2009
    Posts: 131
    From: Fall River, MA USA

      Posted: 2009-10-26 17:27

    I noticed no H.A.T.S ?? At this price, I would have expected it. Is there going to be a 5600ES (with H.A.T.S)?

    The H.A.T.S. is well worth the extra cost, as it makes a significant difference in sound quality.


       
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