Elevated Performance for All
Elevate your home theater standards with Sony’s first 11.2 CH 8K A/V Receiver featuring renowned ES quality. Designed for integrators with optimized configurability, flexible connectivity, and advanced IP control for leading control systems. The STR-AZ5000ES is the total package for audio/visual performance and installation-friendly features.
- 11.2 CH A/V Receiver (130W + 130W 8ohms, 1kHz, 2ch, THD 0.9%)
- 8K & 4K/120 HDMI Connectivity with HDMI 2.1 support (7-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-AZ5000ES with your new or already existing SONOS system
- Stream your way with Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi, Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, and Apple AirPlay®
- Connects to your home’s other devices with Google Assistant
- Optimized for custom in-home integration, and system configuration - Seamless IP Control integration with the leading control systems
- 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
- Center channel enhancements include Center Speaker Lift Up, Acoustic Center Sync, and Dual Center Speaker
- Control with Sony Music Center app
- Compatible with Sony’s SA-RS3S & SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers and SA-SW3 & SASW5 wireless subwoofers
- Three 12-volt triggers for external peripherals, amplifiers, and more
- Three IR repeaters (1-in, 2-out) for external device control
- Covered by our Sony® ES 5-Year Limited Warranty
Elevated Sound Quality and Powerful Amplification That Meets ES Standards
With 130 watts, the STR-AZ5000ES 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. Equipped with four 8K HDMI inputs and two outputs, the STR-AZ5000ES 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-AZ5000ES 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 large 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-AZ5000ES to create the ideal sound field for any home theater 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.
Listen to all your favorite tracks. The STR-AZ5000ES supports audio streaming via Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi, Chromecast built-in, 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.
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 Center App
Control the STR-AZ5000ES from your mobile device for operations like source selection, zone control, sound field control, volume control, media playback, and voice assistant setup.
Center Speaker Lift Up, Acoustic Center Sync, and Dual Center Speaker
Enhance your sound in multiple ways: Center Speaker Lift Up raises the sound from the center speaker to match what’s on the TV, Acoustic Center Sync matches the audio to your compatible BRAVIA TV, and Dual Center Speaker works with a second speaker to more accurately replicate sound for large-screen viewing.
Support for Integration with Leading Home Control Systems
With support for the leading control and remote monitoring systems like Control4, Savant, Crestron, and OvrC, the STR-AZ5000ES is built for integration.
Flexible Setup Options
Installing the STR-AZ5000ES is easy. Setup can be performed either via the front panel or through the onscreen Graphical User Interface (GUI).
11.2 Channel Pre-Outputs
Equipped with full 11.2 CH pre-outputs for extended connectivity flexibility.
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.
Three 12-volt Triggers
Equipped with three 12-volt triggers for external peripherals, amplifiers, and more.
3 IR Repeaters
3, IR repeaters (1-in, 2-out) for external device control.
Ping button for easy IP recall on front panel of receiver.
RS232C port for control system configuration.
Zone 2 & Zone 3
Zone 2 & Zone 3 for Flexible, multi-zone distribution capability.
Wireless Speaker & Subwoofer Compatibility
Sony’s SA-RS3S & SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers and SA-SW3 & SA-SW5 wireless subwoofers are compatible with the STR-AZ5000ES. Two subwoofers of the same model may be connected simultaneously to the receiver.
Using AI-based technology, DSEE Ultimate accurately upscales audio to near-high-resolution sound quality.
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).
7 HDMI Inputs / 2 Outputs
The STR-AZ5000ES has seven HDMI inputs with four inputs supporting full 8K & 4K/120 Hz video sources, and two HDMI outputs that also support full 8K & 4K/120 video sources.
Frame Beam Base Chassis
The chassis of the ES model has been fundamentally revised: the overall thickness has been increased for improved rigidity, and the structures of the transformer base and other weight-bearing parts have also been redesigned to improve the instantaneous power and crispness of the sound, when compared to a conventional chassis.
Offset Screw Position Foot
Designed with an offset screw position to both eliminate the resonance point and avoid frequency-specific, vibration-inducing resonance transmission to and from the transformer, the foot also contains additional ribs for increased rigidity and improved resonance control.
Refreshed Digital Circuit Board
Metal ES-grade frames both secure the circuit board and protect it from vibration caused by speaker sound pressure. The varying fin length of the integrated heat sink reduces audible resonance uniformity while also shielding delicate circuitry from noise.
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 hi-fidelity performance is achieved.
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 Integrated Circuit
A Sony-exclusive integrated circuit was developed to improve all amplification function on the STR-AZ5000ES.
Lead-Free ES Solder
Applying years of sound engineering and testing experience, Sony has developed an ES-grade solder. A high-purity tin base combines with small amounts of specially chosen metal elements for a unique alloy mix that enables a quality signal and exceptional sound.
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 Audio for a truly immersive live concert or studio session experience. With the STR-AZ5000ES, your music comes to life like never before.
Covered by Sony® ES 5-Year Limited Warranty
All ES-Series receivers come with an 5-year parts and labor warranty, and dedicated toll-free support staffed by trained product experts.