Sony STR-AZ7000ES 13.2 Channel 8K Home Theater AV Receiver with Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, IMAX Enhanced, Google Assistant, & Works with Sonos

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Model: STRAZ7000ES UPC: 027242924079 Item: 179320

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Elevated Performance for All

Elevate your home theater standards with Sony’s first 13.2 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-AZ7000ES is the total package for audio/visual performance and installation-friendly features.


  • 13.2 CH A/V Receiver (150W + 150W 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
  • Supports today’s leading HDR formats Dolby Vision, HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma, IMAX Enhanced
  • “Works With SONOS” makes it possible to integrate the STR-AZ7000ES 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

Elevated Sound Quality and Powerful Amplification That Meets ES Standards

With 150 watts, the STR-AZ7000ES 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-AZ7000ES 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-AZ7000ES 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-AZ7000ES 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.

Easy Listening

Listen to all your favorite tracks. The STR-AZ7000ES 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.

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 Center App

Control the STR-AZ7000ES 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-AZ7000ES is built for integration.

Ping Button

Ping button for easy IP recall on front panel of receiver.


RS232C port for control system configuration.

Flexible Setup Options

Installing the STR-AZ7000ES is easy. Setup can be performed either via the front panel or through the onscreen Graphical User Interface (GUI).

13.2 Channel Pre-Outputs

Equipped with full 13.2 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.

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.

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).

7 HDMI Inputs / 2 Outputs

The STR-AZ7000ES 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 new foot also contains additional ribs for increased rigidity and improved resonance control.

Updated Heat Sink

A more uniform shape applied to the heat sink enables the amplifier circuit to withstand unwanted vibration. The heat sink bracket also shields the digital circuit from radiation, for sound quality that has more stability and clarity.

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 Pre-Amp Integrated Circuit

A Sony-exclusive integrated circuit was developed to improve all amplification functions of the STR-AZ7000ES. The pre-amp is independently connected to each invididual amplifier channel, improving channel separation and reducing internal interference over more traditional cascading designs. 

New Capacitor for High Power

In order to increase the power, a new block capacitor was developed and the design of the power amplifier has changed. Based on Sony’s long experience in the development of sound-quality capacitors, we also emphasized the selection of materials and manufacturing methods to create a component that satisfies us in terms of sound quality.

New Large-Capacity Power Transformer

In order to achieve high sound quality in the large power transformer, the core material of the power transformer has been re-selected to achieve high sound quality.

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-AZ7000ES, your music comes to life like never before.

Covered by Sony® ES 5-Year Limited Warranty

All ES-Series receivers come with a 5-year parts and labor warranty, and dedicated toll-free support staffed by trained product experts.



  • Receiver
    • Video Input
      • HDMI (Front):7(1)
      • HDCP2.2 (Front): 6(1)
      • HDMI Input supporting HDCP2.2(Front): 6(1)
      • HDCP2.2 (Front/Rear): 6/1
      • Composite (Front): 2(0)
    • Video Output
      • HDMI: 2
      • HDCP2.2: 2
      • HDMI Output supporting HDCP2.2: 2
      • Composite Monitor Out: 2
      • Audio Input
      • Opt: 2
      • Coax.: 1
      • Analog Audio In: 4
    • Audio Output
      • Pre-Out (Front (L/R)): Yes
      • Pre-Out (Center): Yes
      • Pre-Out (Surround(L/R)): Yes
      • Pre-Out (Surround Back(L/R): Yes
      • Pre-Out (Height1(L/R)): Yes
      • Pre-Out (Height2(L/R)): Yes
      • Pre-Out (Subwoofer): 2
      • S-Center out: Yes
    • Input/Output Others
      • Bluetooth Receiver: Yes
      • Bluetooth Transmitter: Yes
      • Wi-Fi: Yes
      • USB: 1
      • USB Front(ver) / Rear(ver): 1/0
      • Ethernet Port (Power over Ethernet): 1(0)
      • Ethernet Port (Power over Ethernet Plus): 1(0)
      • Wireless speakers option: Yes
    • Speaker Out
      • Front A: Yes
      • Center: Yes
      • Surround: Yes
      • Surround Back(Front B/Bi-AMP/Zone 2): Yes
      • Height 1: Yes
      • Height 2 (Zone 2/Center 2(R Only)): Yes
      • Number of amp. channels: 13ch
      • Front: 150W + 150W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)
      • Center: 150W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)
      • Surround: 150W + 150W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)
      • Surround Back: 150W + 150W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)
      • Hight1: 150W + 150W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)
      • Hight2: 150W + 150W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)
      • Speaker Impedance: 4ohms-16ohms
      • Frequency Characteristics: 10Hz-100kHz ±3dB
      • Signal-to-Noise Ratio(A Network)(When all of EQ/Surround off): 105dB(Analog In)
    • Audio Features
      • Decodable channel number: 13.1ch
      • 4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: Yes
      • OP processing: Yes
      • Sub Woofer Low Pass Filter: Yes
      • Cross Over Frequency: 17 points(40-200Hz)
      • Speaker Selector: A/B/A+B/OFF
      • Speaker Terminal Type: Screw (Gold)
      • Pure Direct: Yes
      • DSD Native Playback: Yes
      • 360 Spatial sound mapping: Yes
      • Center Speaker Lift Up: Yes
      • Acoustic Center Sync: Yes
      • Dual Center Speaker: Yes
      • In-Ceiling Speaker Mode: Yes
      • A/V SYNC: Yes(Variable)
      • A/V Sync Time/Sampling Frequency: 0-300msec
      • DSEE Ultimate: Yes
      • High-Resolution Audio: Yes
      • High-Resolution Audio Wireless: Yes
      • 360 Reality Audio: Yes
    • DCAC Features
      • D.C.A.C. IX / D.C.A.C. EX / Advanced D.C.A.C. / D.C.A.C.: D.C.A.C. IX
      • Speaker Relocation: Yes
      • Phantom Surround Back: Yes
      • Automatic Phase Matching: Yes
      • Calibration Mic: Stereo
      • EQ for D.C.A.C: 31band GEQ
    • Tone Control
      • Front (Bass / Treble): Yes
      • Center (Bass / Treble): Yes
      • Surround (Bass / Treble): Yes (Common with Surround Back)
      • Surround Back (Bass / Treble): Yes (Common with Surround)
      • Height1: Yes
      • Height2: Yes
    • Sound Field
      • 2ch Stereo: Yes
      • Direct: Yes
      • Dolby Mode: Yes
      • DTS:X Mode: Yes
      • Auto Format Decoding for Movie: Yes
      • Auto Format Decoding: Yes
      • Multi Stereo: Yes
      • Audio Enhancer: Yes
    • Tuner
      • Preset Channel (FM/AM): TTL30 (30/0)
      • Station Name: Yes
      • Auto Tuning: Yes
      • Direct Tuning: Yes
  • HDMI
    • Decoding Formats
    • DSD: Yes (Up to 2.8MHz 5.1ch)
      • LPCM: Yes (Up to 192kHz/24 bit 7.1ch)
      • LPCM 96kHz/24bit: Yes
      • LPCM 192kHz/24bit: Yes
      • DTS HD MA / DTS HD HR: Yes/Yes
      • Dolby TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus: Yes/Yes
      • DTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1): Yes/Yes
      • Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital: Yes/Yes
      • DTS 96/24: Yes
      • DTS:X: Yes
      • Dolby Dual Mono: Yes
      • Dolby Atmos: Yes
    • Video Features
      • HDMI Video Output capability    8K, 4K, 1080p, 1080/24p, Deep Color (up to 36 bit), Triluminous Color (xvYCC)
      • 8K 60 Support: Yes (HDMI IN1,2,3,4)
      • 4K 120 support Yes(HDMI IN1,2,3,4)
      • 4K 60p 4:4:4 Support      Yes
      • Video Up Scaler: Yes (2K24/50/60p, 4K24/50/60p, up to 8K)
      • 3D over HDMI: Yes
      • HDR: Yes (HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma, Dolby Vision)
      • IMAX Enhanced: Yes
    • Audio Features
      • Audio Return Channel: Yes
      • eARC: Yes
      • ARC without CEC control: Yes
    • Others
      • BRAVIA® SYNC™ (CEC Control): Yes (System Audio Control, System Power Off, RC Pass Through, Language Follow, One-Touch Play)
      • Standby Through: Yes
  • Features for PlayStation(R)5
    • Auto HDR Tone Mapping Compatible (Pass-Through): Yes
    • Auto Genre Picture Mode Compatible (Pass-Through): Yes
  • USB Type A
    • USB Mass Storage
      • Interface: Yes
      • DSD: Yes (11.2MHz 2ch, 5.6MHz 5.1ch)
      • LPCM: Yes
      • DSDIFF(DSD): Yes
      • DSF: Yes
      • WAV(LPCM): Yes
      • AIFF(LPCM): Yes
      • FLAC: Yes
      • ALAC: Yes
      • WMA: Yes
      • MP3: Yes
      • AAC: Yes
  • Walkman Connectivity
    • Music/Video/Photo: Yes/-/-
  • Network Features
    • Network Player/Renderer: -/Yes
    • DSD: Yes (11.2MHz 2ch, 5.6MHz 5.1ch)
    • LPCM: Yes
    • DSDIFF(DSD): Yes
    • DSF: Yes
    • WAV(LPCM): Yes
    • AIFF(LPCM): Yes
    • FLAC: Yes
    • ALAC: Yes
    • WMA: Yes
    • MP3: Yes
    • Network Renderer: Yes
    • DLNA Party Streaming: Yes
    • AirPlay2: Yes
    • Spotify Connect: Yes
    • Music Center compatible: Yes
    • Music Center compatible models with iPod/iPhone/iPad: Yes
    • SongPal Link: Yes
    • Chromecast built-in: Yes
    • Works with the Google Assistant: Yes
    • Works with SONOS: Yes
    • Roon tested: Yes
  • Installation
    • Zone Features
      • 2nd A: Speaker(Variable) /  Line (Variable, Fixed) / HDMI(Fixed)
      • 2nd V: HDMI / Composite(monitor)
      • 3rd A: Line (Variable, Fixed)
      • Multi Zone Line Out Level Control (Zone2/Zone3): Yes (Yes/Yes)
      • Digital Audio D/A distribution to Zone: Yes (Zone2 source)
      • Coaxial/Opt Audio D/A distribution to Zone: Yes (Zone2)
      • HDMI Audio for Zone Down Mix: Yes for Source, No for the other input
    • Control Features
      • IR Repeat (In/Out): Yes (1/2)
      • RS-232C for control: Yes
      • CIS IP Control: Yes
      • 12V Trigger: 3
    • Controller Connectivity
      • Certification (Crestron/Control4/Savant): Yes/Yes/Yes
      • SDDP(Control4): Yes
      • Certification (AMX/Crestron/Control4): No/Yes/Yes
      • Crestron Connected: Yes
      • OvrC (Control4): Yes
      • Domotz: Yes
      • Josh AI: Yes
    • System Setting
      • Setting Save / Load by USB: Yes
      • Setting Lock: Yes
  • Others
    • UI
      • GUI: Yes
      • GUI Blending: Yes
      • GUI Language: EN/FR/ES/DE/JP
      • Easy Setup Wizard: Yes
    • Customize Features
      • Custom Preset (Easy Automation): Yes
      • Input Assign (HDMI/Component/Opt/Coax): Yes (Yes/-/Yes/Yes)
    • General
      • Pin Jack: Gold
      • Heat Sink: Aluminum
      • Detachable AC: Yes
      • Power Requirement: 120V 60Hz
      • Power Consumption: 540W
      • Power Consumption(Standby): 0.5W
      • Power Consumption(Network/BLUETOOTH Standby): 3.5W
      • Auto Standby: Yes
      • Remote Commander: RMT-AA511U
      • Attachment: Calibration microphone, Calibration mic stand, FM wire antenna, AC power cord, Remote control, R03 (size-AAA) batteries, Front cover
      • System Update (Internet/USB/PC): Yes (Yes/Yes/-)
    • Weight and Measurements
      • Receiver Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 x 7 ¾” x 17 3/8”
      • Receiver Weight: 48lb
      • Gross Weight: 55lb 13oz
    • Language
      • Quick Setup Guide: English, Spanish, French
      • Instruction Manual: English, Spanish, French
      • Help Guide: English, Spanish, French

What's in the Box

What’s in the Box

  • STR-AZ7000ES 13.2 Channel 8K Home Theater AV Receiver with Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, IMAX Enhanced, Google Assistant, & Works with Sonos
  • Calibration Microphone with Stand
  • FM Antenna
  • Remote Control
    • Remote Control Batteries
  • Power Cord
  • Manual



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Sony…Historically a Sound Well Built Company. I just LIKE them!
Roger J on Feb 13, 2023
Sony…Historically a Sound Well Built Company. I just LIKE them!
Roger J on Feb 13, 2023
The literature states it equalizes the frequency response. How low does the EQ correct? 80hz? 40? 20? Thanks!
A shopper on May 15, 2023
  Thanks for your inquiry. Sony does not specify how frequency response is equalized. The Digital Cinema Auto Calibration allows you to perform automatic calibration as follows.
Check the connection between each speaker and the unit.
Adjust the speaker level.
Measure the distance of each speaker from your seating position. (*1)
Measure the speaker size. (*1)
Measure the frequency characteristics (EQ). (*1)
Measure the frequency characteristics (Phase). (*1)(*2)

IX, the latest auto-calibration technology developed by Sony, can correct the distance, angle, sound pressure and frequency response of each speaker by measuring the speaker placement in 3D using the supplied calibration microphone. This works alongside Auto Phase Matching which aligns the phase of different speakers.