Sony 7.2 Channel 8K AV Receiver - STRAZ1000ES

SKU : STRAZ1000ES

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  • 7.2 CH A/V Receiver2 (100 W + 100 W 8 ohms, 1 kHz, 2ch, THD 0.9%) 
  • 8K & 4K/120 HDMI Connectivity with HDMI 2.1 support (6-in/2-out)
  • Supports Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X® object-based sound decoding 
  • Truly Immersive audio with Digital Cinema Auto Calibration IX and 360 Spatial Sound Mapping
  • Support for the most common HDR formats Dolby Vision, HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma, IMAX Enhanced
  • “Works with SONOS” makes it possible to integrate the STR-AZ1000ES with your new or already existing SONOS system.
  • Stream your way with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, and Apple AirPlay 2.
  • Connects to your home’s other devices with Google Assistant8
  • Optimized especially for custom in-home integration, and system configuration - Seamless IP Control integration with the leading control systems9
  • Flexible setup options with built-in graphical user interface or front panel display
  • Zone 2 & Zone 3 for Flexible, multi-zone distribution capability
  • Premium componentry meets ES standards for audio performance
  • Centre channel enhancements include Centre Speaker Lift Up and Acoustic Centre Sync
  • Control with Sony Music Center app
  • Compatible with Sony’s SA-RS3S & SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers and SA-SW3 & SASW5 wireless subwoofers
  • Covered by our Sony® ES 5-Year Limited Warranty

Elevated sound quality and powerful amplification that meets ES standards

With 100W, the STR-AZ1000ES delivers cinema-like surround sound and crystal-clear music reproduction with powerful amplification.

8K & 4K/120 HDMI Connectivity

Enjoy the latest HDMI technology with support for 8K & 4K/120 video sources.1, 4 Equipped with four 8K HDMI inputs and two outputs the STR-AZ1000ES is capable of delivering the most stunning picture quality and amazing clarity

Support for the most advanced object-based audio formats

With support for Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Speaker Virtualization, DTS:X®, and DTS Virtual: X the STR-AZ1000ES delivers a truly elevated object-based surround-sound experience.

360 Spatial Sound Mapping

Experience true immersion. Sony’s exclusive 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology reproduces a physical sound field that can adapt to your environment and create an experience that feels like a movie theatre or concert hall

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration IX

A new technology developed by Sony, Digital Cinema Auto Calibration IX precisely corrects the distance, angle, sound pressure, and frequency response of each speaker that’s connected to the STR-AZ1000ES to create the ideal sound field for any home theatre setup.

Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Hybrid Log Gamma, and IMAX Enhanced

Enjoy dynamic, realistic picture quality with support for exciting HDR formats like Dolby Vision, HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma, and IMAX Enhanced.

“Works with SONOS”

From the SONOS app you will be able to turn on your A/V receiver, switch to the designated input source for playback, and control the volume of your A/V receiver.

Easy Listening

Listen to all your favourite tracks. The STR-AZ1000ES supports audio streaming via Bluetooth,11 Wi-Fi, Chromecast built-in,7 Spotify Connect, and Apple AirPlay 2

Voice Assistant Compatibility

Connect to your home’s other devices, and use voice control to operate your receiver with Google Assistant

Roon Tested

Enjoy seamless integration with your Roon system for full access to all your music—including your digital files and streaming services—all in one place.

Compatible with Sony Music Centre app

Control the STR-AZ1000ES from your mobile device for operations like source selection, zone control, sound field control, volume control, media playback, and voice assistant setup

Centre Speaker Lift Up and Acoustic Centre Sync

Enhance your sound multiple ways: Centre Speaker Lift Up raises the sound from the centre speaker to match what’s on the TV, Acoustic Centre Sync matches the audio to your compatible BRAVIA TV.12

Support for integration with leading home control systems

With support for leading control and remote monitoring systems Control4, Savant, Crestron, and OvrC, the STR-AZ1000ES is built for integration

Flexible setup options

Installing the STR-AZ1000ES is easy. Setup can be performed via the onscreen Graphical User Interface (GUI).

USB Front Input with settings save option

Using the front mounted USB, you can easily apply system updates and during setup, save all receiver settings to a flash drive for backing up and porting over to another unit to replicate settings

RS232C

RS232C port for control system configuration

Zone 2 & Zone 3

Flexible, full-resolution multi-zone distribution capability

Wireless Speaker & Subwoofer compatibility

Sony’s RS3S & SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers and SA-SW3 & SASW5 wireless subwoofers are compatible with the STR-AZ1000ES. Two subwoofers of the same model may be connected simultaneously to the receiver.

DSEE Ultimate

Using AI-based technology, DSEE Ultimate accurately upscales audio to near-high-resolution sound quality.

HDMI 2.1

While enabling higher-quality video output and reduced latency from input devices like game consoles, HDMI 2.1 also provides support for Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).3, 4

6 HDMI Inputs/2 Outputs

The STR-AZ1000ES has six HDMI inputs with two inputs supporting full 8K & 4K/12 video sources, and two HDMI outputs that also support full 8K & 4K/120 video sources.1, 3, 4

Chassis and sub-chassis 

With the addition of a sub-chassis structure on the rear of the front panel, the rigidity of the receiver is increased. This results in a further reduction of vibration and improved sound quality overall.

Power Supply Capacitors

The newly designed power supply capacitors, developed by Sony, improve stability and achieve superior sound quality.

New Large Capacity Power Transformer

The redesigned power transformer also features a new core material and bobbin to lower distortion and improve sound quality.

Redeveloped digital section

The new digital section enables all signal processing to be performed on a single chip while also providing lower impedance, increased capacitance, and better stability.

New DAC enables 32-bit operations

Digital PCM signal input is processed at 32-bit and converted to analog by the DAC, while DSD signal input during direct mode is natively input to the DAC and converted to an analog signal.

Improved analog power for DAC

The DAC analog power supply uses a low-noise power supply IC to ensure that performance hi-fidelity performance can be achieved. 

Buffer amp for DAC

Buffer amp for DAC: A new DAC analog output filter circuit was designed utilizing a JFET and op-amp improvement in noise floor. The phase rotation was shifted to a higher frequency, expanding the bandwidth and improving sound clarity for wide-bandwidth sources like high-resolution audio

Sony exclusive Pre-Amp integrated circuit

A Sony-exclusive integrated circuit was developed to improve all amplification functions of the STR-AZ1000ES. The pre-amp is independently connected to each individual amplifier channel, improving channel separation and reducing internal interference over more traditional cascading designs. 

Hi-Res Audio & 360 Reality Audio

Enjoy music the way the artists truly intended with High-Resolution Audio for crystal clear precision or discover a new way of listening with 360 Reality Audio7  for a truly immersive live concert or studio session experience.6 With the STR-AZ1000ES, your music comes to life like never before

Covered by Sony® ES 5-Year Limited Warranty14

All ES-Series receivers come with a 5-year parts and labour warranty, and dedicated toll-free support staffed by trained product experts. (416-216-5607); Monday–Friday 9 a.m.– 9 p.m. ET10

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