Sony STR–ZA5000ES | 9.2 Network AV Receiver

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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    Make the heart of your home theater system powerful, versatile and bursting with all the latest technology. The 9.2–channel Home Theater AV Receiver STR–ZA5000ES is the first Sony receiver to offer stunning, immersive sound with Dolby® Atmos and DTS:X audio technology. Ideal for custom installs with multi–zone outputs and an 8–port network hub, as well as 6 HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs with 4K/60p (4:4:4) pass–through, HDCP 2.2 support, and flexible HD connectivity with 8 assignable inputs (6 HDMI, 2 component) – which is a lot of techie jargon for 4K upscaling and pass–through with 3D and full TRILUMINOS color support, as well as flexible component connectivity, web browser configurable set–up and a convenient USB port on the front.

Details from Sony

    Beautiful nine channel, object based surround

    With 130W per channel, the STR–ZA5000ES delivers cinema–like surround sound and crystal clear music reproduction (130W @ 8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9%) For special installations, the amplifier can be configured to support: 2 pairs of speakers either independently (A or B) or simultaneously (A and B), in addition to Bi–Amp fashion.

    Supports Dolby Atmos®, and DTS:X® object based surround

    You'll feel like you're inside the action as the sounds of people, music, and things move all around you in three–dimensional space.

    Built for sound

    Every detail from the removable aluminum faceplate, to electronic component selection, special 2nd generation ES solder, structural/chassis elements, and even screw placement has been scrutinized and tuned in the higher interest of reliably consistent sound performance. The STR–ZA5000ES offers improved structural stability for better sound via the analogue signal path. This circuit is located on a glass epoxy board, in order to achieve higher speed and power. The STR–ZA5000ES also features high–quality speaker terminals with gold plating.

    8 High Definition inputs for system flexibility14

    Flexible HD connectivity with 8 assignable inputs (6 HDMI®, 2 component). HDCP 2.2 compliant this ES receiver also supports simple connectivity and full–playback of “4K Premium Content” with maximum visual and multi–channel sound quality.1 In addition the ZA5000ES allows full, native 4K video content pass–through to 4K capable televisions and projectors, and even up–scales high definition movies and TV shows to 4K quality.6

    Optimized for custom in–home integration

    Designed with the integrator in mind, Sony ES engineers took the class leading AVR GUI and tailored it for fluid integration into leading control systems using the front panel display or even web browser functionality. We’ve also redesigned the back panel layout to make wiring in a rack easier. Whether it’s including an Install manual with a product manual or discrete IR codes in the remote, we’ve focused on helping you exceed your customers’ expectations.

    8–Port Audio grade Giga Ethernet Switch

    An 8–Port Ethernet switch with PoE, Power over Ethernet functionality2 (2 outlets), Ideal for local interfacing to: leading control systems, computers, media boxes, Blu–Ray Disc™ players, and game consoles directly through the receiver.

    USB Front Input

    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.3

    Web Browser configurable

    View, program and edit receiver settings via your Web Browser, computer, smartphone, or tablet. Enter the following into your web browser*: “http://[receiver’s ip–address]/”. *– Most modern web browsers are supported.

    Seamless IP Integration

    With help from your authorized ES dealer/installer the full power of an ES receiver can be easily integrated into expanded home automation including multi–zone audio, lighting and shades, security, appliances and almost anything else you can imagine. Control4® Certified and featuring Crestron Connected™, AMX Beacon, Savant, URC and RTI support, The STR–ZA5000ES also features12–volt triggers, RS232 and IR, for added installation flexibility.4

    ‘PING’ button

    Easing the IP integration process is the addition of a ‘PING’ button on the front of the unit for quick access to unit–specific IP information (IP and MAC address) via the front display and also easy sharing of unit ‘discovery’ protocols with 3rd party CI controllers.

    In–Ceiling speaker mode

    Developed especially for use with in–ceiling speakers and easily configured during setup, In–Ceiling Speaker Mode virtually relocates the Front and Center in–ceiling speaker sound images to better coincide with the screen. Dialog and music will sound as if coming from the screen instead of the ceiling.

    Flexible zone distribution

    Flexible zone distribution capability allows a Z–Series receiver to distribute audio/video sources to the 1st and 2nd zones in varying configurations providing expanded options.

    Discretion advised…

    Enjoy enhanced system integration, with The supplied remote control, Call up Test Tones and Video signals at the push of a button. Access frequently used Menu settings, or take advantage of discrete IR codes to ensure that remote commands perform as advertised.

    Full HDMI® color gamut support

    With x.v.Color™ and Deep Color technology capability, you can rest assured that all HDMI® connected video sources will look their best, displaying nearly twice (1.8x) as many viewable colors as the existing RGB color standard. 1

    Only what’s necessary…

    A powerful catalog of playback CODECs:Digital Cinema Surround, Dolby®, dts® Digital Surround, and Neo:6 Cinema Audio Codec support ensure an optimized listening experience every time.

    Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration – Quick Speaker Set Up

    A powerful integration tool, Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration with Auto Phase Matching (APM) functionality ensures automatic, optimized audio output settings based on speaker distance and placement (microphone supplied).

    Sony® ES 5–Year Limited Warranty

    All ES–Series receivers come with an industry leading 5–year parts and labor warranty, 90–day advanced exchange program, and dedicated toll–free support line staffed by CEDIA–trained product experts. (1–877–619–7669; Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm ET).7


Features & Specs

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Manufacturer's Warranty
    5 Years Parts / 5 Years Labor
Detailed Specifications
    Amplifier/Receiver Features
  • 4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: Yes
  • A/V SYNC: Yes (Variable)
  • A/V Sync Time/Sampling Frequency: 0–300msec / 192kHz
  • Center Speaker Lift Up: Yes
  • Digital Legato Linear: Yes
  • In–Ceiling Speaker Mode: Yes
  • OP processing: Yes
  • Pure Direct: Yes
  • Sound Optimizer: Yes
  • Speaker Selector: A / B / A+B / OFF
  • Speaker Terminal Type: Screw (Gold)
  • Sub Woofer Cross Over Frequency: 17 points (40–200Hz)

  • Audio Input
  • Analog Audio In: 4
  • Coax.: 1
  • Optical In: 2

  • Audio Output
  • Pre Out (Center): Yes
  • Pre Out (Front (L/R)): Yes
  • Pre Out (Front Height (L/R)): Yes
  • Pre Out (Subwoofer): 2
  • Pre Out (Surround (L/R)): Yes
  • Pre Out (Surround Back (L/R): Yes

  • DCAC Features
  • Automatic Phase Matching: Yes
  • D.C.A.C. EX / Advanced D.C.A.C. / D.C.A.C.: D.C.A.C. EX
  • EQ for D.C.A.C: 31band GEQ
  • Mic: Stereo
  • Speaker Relocation: Yes

  • Input/Output Others
  • Ethernet: Ethernet Port (Power over Ethernet) : 8 (2)
  • Switching HUB (Giga): Yes (Yes)
  • USB: 1

  • Output Power
  • Center: 130W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)
  • Frequency Characteristics: 10Hz–100kHz ±3dB
  • Front: 130W + 130W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)
  • Hight1: 130W + 130W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)
  • Number of amp. channels: Amp: 9ch Decodable: 11.1ch
  • Signal–to–Noise Ratio(A Network)(When all of EQ/Surround off): 105dB (Analog In)
  • Speaker Impedance: 4–16ohms
  • Surround: 130W + 130W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)
  • Surround Back: 130W + 130W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)

  • Sound Field
  • 2ch: Yes
  • A.F.D. Auto: Yes
  • Direct: Yes
  • Dolby Surround: Yes
  • Multi Stereo: Yes
  • Neural:X: Yes

  • Speaker Out
  • Center: Yes
  • Front A: Yes
  • Surround: Yes
  • Surround Back (L/R) / Front B for Common Use: Yes (Switchable to Height2)
  • Zone2: Yes
  • Zone3: Yes (Switchable to Surround Back)

  • Tone Control
  • Center (Bass/Treble): Yes
  • Front (Bass/Treble): Yes
  • Height1: Yes
  • Height2: Yes
  • Surround (Bass/Treble): Yes
  • Surround Back (Bass/Treble): Yes (Common with Surround)

  • Tuner
  • Auto Tuning: Yes
  • Direct Tuning: Yes
  • FM/AM: Yes / Yes
  • Preset Channel (FM/AM): TTL60 (30/30)
  • Station Name: Yes

  • Video Input
  • Component Video: 2 (Assignable)
  • Composite (Front): 2 (0)
  • HDCP2.2 (Front/Rear): 6 (1)
  • HDMI In: 6 (front)

  • Video Output
  • Composite Monitor Out: 2
  • HDCP2.2: 2
  • HDMI: 2

  • General
  • Auto Standby: Yes
  • Detachable AC: Yes

  • Easy Automation
  • Easy Automation: Yes
  • Easy Setup Wizard: Yes
  • GUI: Yes w/GUI Blending
  • GUI Language: English, German, Spanish
  • Pin Jack: Gold
  • Power Consumption: 500W
  • Power Consumption (Power Stand By): 0.3W
  • Power Requirement: 120 V 60 Hz
  • Sleep Timer: Up to 2 hours

  • HDMI
  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • S–Select: Yes

  • Decoding Formats
  • DSD: Yes
  • DTS / DTS–ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1): Yes / Yes
  • DTS 96/24: Yes
  • DTS HD MA / DTS HD HR: Yes / Yes
  • DTS:X: Yes
  • Dolby Atmos: Yes
  • Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital: Yes / Yes
  • Dolby Dual Mono: Yes
  • Dolby TruHD/Dolby Digital Plus: Yes / Yes
  • LPCM 192kHz/24bit: Yes
  • LPCM 96kHz/24bit: Yes

  • Others
  • Audio Widget: Yes
  • BRAVIA® SYNC™ (CEC Control): Yes (One–Touch Play, System Audio Control, System Power Off)
  • Pass Through: Yes

  • Video Features
  • 3D over HDMI: Yes
  • 4K 60p 4:4:4 Support: Yes (Except HDMI IN6)
  • HDMI Video Output capability: 4K, 1080p, 1080/24p Deep Color (up to 36 bit) Triluminous Color (xvYCC)
  • HDR: Yes
  • Video Up Converter (Analog to HDMI): Yes
  • Video Up Scaler (4K): Yes (2K 24p input only)

  • Installation
  • CIS IP Control: Yes
  • IR Repeat (In/Out): Yes (1 / 2)
  • RS–232C for control: Yes

  • Controller Connectivity
  • Certification (Crestron/Control4/Savant): Yes/Yes/Yes

  • Features
  • 12V Trigger: 3
  • 2nd A: Speaker (Variable) / Line (Variable, Fixed)
  • 2nd V: HDMI / Composite
  • 3rd A: Line (Variable, Fixed)
  • Digital Audio D/A distribution to Zone: Yes (Zone2)
  • HDMI Audio for Zone Down Mix: Yes
  • Multi Zone Line Out Level Control (Zone2/Zone3): Yes (Yes / Yes)
  • Multi Zone Volume Control (Zone2/Zone3): Yes (Yes / – )
  • Video Up Scaler & Converter (1080i)/GUI for Zone2: Yes / Yes

  • System Setting
  • Setting Lock: Yes
  • Setting Save / Load by USB: Yes
  • Setting via Network (Browser/PC): Yes (Yes / –)

  • USB Mass Storage
  • Music Decoding Formats: Wav

  • Weight and Measurements
  • Carton Dimensions (WxHxD mm): 532 x 491 x 275 mm 21 x 19 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches
  • Carton Weight (kg): 20.3 kgs (44 lbs. 13 oz.)
  • Receiver Dimension (WxHxD inches): 430 x 174 x 410 mm 17 x 6 7/8 x 16 1/4 inches
  • Receiver Weight (pound): 17.1 kgs (37 lbs. 12oz.)

  • In The Box
  • Optimizer microphone
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • AC power cord
  • Remote control (RM–AAU217)
  • R03 (size–AAA) batteries
  • Front cover
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • Help Guide
    • Footnotes
    • 1. Requires HDMI® cable sold separately.
    • 2. This receiver supports PoE Class 3.
    • 3. Not all USB devices are compatible.
    • 4. May require additional accessories. Check with your authorized dealer for details.
    • 5. 4k upscaling requires a 4K projector or 4K TV.
    • 6. Requires capable HDTV, capable video source, and HDMI® cable sold sep.
    • 7. For full terms and conditions please visit
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Included Coverage from Sony: 5 Years Parts / 5 Years Labor

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