Sony STR-DA5500ES audio/video receiver features IP network control and Automatic Phase Matching

Sony STR-DA5500ES audio/video receiver is Sony’s first to feature Automatic Phase Matching (APM), which corrects for phase differentiation between front, center, and surround speakers, ensuring an ideal sound stage regardless of speaker type. The network capabilities of the Sony STR-DA5500ES model also allow users to easily view photos and access digital music and videos from a Digital Life Network Alliance (DLNA) compliant source within a home broadband network when connected via an Ethernet cable. Additionally, the connection provides access to both Shoutcast Internet Radio and Rhapsody Music Service and functions as the source for easy firmware upgrades. The Sony STR-DA5500ES offers a 120-watt power amplifier x 7 (8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, .09 percent THD) and a variety of high definition connections, including six HDMI inputs (five rear, one front) and two HDMI outputs.

Sony STR-DA5500ES supports 1080/24p video signals and x.v.Color and Deep Color video codecs, as well as all the latest audio formats (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD, DTS ES, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and 8 channel Linear PCM). The model features Sony’s Digital Media Port for simple connection to iPod and other digital music players, and is both XM and Sirius ready. The STR-DA5500ES will be available next month for about $2,000.