- Item Weight: 13 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 15 Kg
- Item model number: STR-DA2400ESB
- ASIN: B001EWE98W
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Aug. 2008
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,306 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Sony STR-DA2400ESB 7.1 Channel AV Receiver in Black
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- 7.1 channel Audio/Video receiver
- 100-watt power amplifier
- four HDMI inputs, Faroudja DCDi Cinema 1080p upscaling technology
- Supports x.v.Color
- compatible with 1080/60p
- 24pHD video signals
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Top Customer Reviews
It features Full HD 1080 up-scaling of any video sources (which works well with standard DVDs) - and it can decode the latest Blu-ray disc formats (namely Dolby True HD, and DTS-HD master audio).
In terms of inputs and outputs - it has 4 HDMI input sockets which can also carry audio, and one HDMI output for connecting to your HD ready TV. There are also component and composite video inputs/outputs.
There are five digital audio inputs (three optical, two coaxial) - there is no digital output, however there are two standard analogue tape loops, so you can connect audio equipment which requires an output (such as CD recorders, tape decks etc.) in the traditional manner, using standard phono (RCA) leads.
There are also 9 standard analogue line inputs, a multi channel input (essential for SACD) and a Digital Media Port input.
There is also of course, an AM/FM radio with RDS.
The receiver reproduces the sound on CDs and MDs very well, and gives a very musical sound, with good levels of detail and insight into the recording. Bass is well controlled and delivered also. And the sound draws you in.
In terms of DVD playback the sound is even more impressive than CDs or MDs. The DTS soundtrack on Terminator 3 sounds exceptional. Blu-ray playback is top-notch also. The Dolby True HD on Casino Royale (deluxe edition) is great - I am using: ...Read more ›
Alot is made of the visual improvements with BR (i.e x6 more detail)- but the sound is a massive step up also, and you need an amp like this to do it justice. It has 4 HMDI inputs, plenty in fact for you HD kit (Sky HD / BR player / DVD etc etc).
Once connected up - attach the supplied microphone to where you view your movies and the amp will measure the distances between all speakers, making room calibration an absolute synch.
There's more - 100w output per channel gives plenty of power for the most demanding of movie soundtracks - also audio is handled very well; this is one of the most musical receivers around.
As you can guess I love this amp - get in quick before they all disappear
I needn't have worried. This receiver is both powerful and musical, (and even a little smaller and lighter than the previous one). I use it in a "4.1" configuration, i.e. front and rear left/right, plus a subwoofer. Much of my usage is for music (SACD). The quality is excellent in all regards.
SKY HD uses an HDMI input, unfortunately not for sound due to some odd thinking on SKY's part, so the audio is input via optical. The receiver ties these together as a single source, (named SAT). Another reviewer has mentioned a video/audio sync problem, and I sometimes see it on this source only. It changes with SKY channel, however, so I'm more inclined to blame the source.
For DVD recording I use a Sony RDR-HXD910 HDD/DVD recorder which does its own upscaling, connecting via HDMI.
The third HDMI input is occupied by a Popcorn Hour A-100 media player, used mainly for high definition (1080p) video, both from a Sony HD camcorder and slideshows created on a PC.
The fourth HDMI input is for a blu-ray player. Having been very pleased with this item, I eagerly looked for a SONY blu-ray player that would also play SACD, DVD, DVD-Audio and CD. There isn't one.
Instead I have obtained an Oppo BDP-83 which does all of the above and more, and very well. It uses all of the generous capabilities of the receiver to fine effect.Read more ›
The sound does seem to have that heavy, but harmonic bass you find on the really expensive systems.
I would not bother with the 7.1 as most films are 5.1. Even audio is best listened to at 2.0 (no DSP). I like having only 3 choices for film DSP, but well designed DSP. The system makes the subwoofer sing, the sound fields are wide, and expansive, which blend and interwine in an ambient sea.
You can also change the name of the inputs, I changed BR to PS3, and phono to record....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great AV receiver amp, works great with pretty much anything I throw at it.
Sadly not 3D capable, but great for non 3D blu-ray movies, and the sound is fantastic.
The sound is fine but after about a year one of the HDMI sockets stopped working and the connection to the tv has problems, all in all not good even at half the price.Published 21 months ago by sarah Lillington
This AV system has satisfied all my viewing and listening pleasures! It's a highly multi-functional piece of kit and does everything it says on the box. Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2011 by Alexcsb
I had been tempted to buy one of these for a little while, and was struggling to find one in stock locally as it is now discontinued, but Amazon managed to come up with the goods... Read morePublished on 20 Dec. 2010 by andy1964
Arrived next day with express delivery: Solid, heavy construction inspired confidence: Took a bit of time to set up with the multitude of menus although once I obtained all HDMI... Read morePublished on 14 Dec. 2010 by AndyJ
I purchased this amp a little while back as a replacement for an Onkyo 605, which I found very accomplished with movies but lacking something when playing music. Read morePublished on 12 Dec. 2010 by jimbawb
I strongly recommend this buy! I am happy with it, once I put it next to my sony bravia tv.Published on 29 Nov. 2010 by Dimos
Having read the negative comments about this amp, I thought it was worth a punt considering the great price. I too got an amp that had a terrible hiss problem. Read morePublished on 23 Nov. 2010 by Tartan John Boy
The item arrived as promised by Amazon, wired up to samsung speakers i borrowed just to test it, its sounds amazing even with the speakers i borrowed. Read morePublished on 2 Nov. 2010 by John Anderson