Sony STR-ZA810ES 7.2 Channel Hi-Res Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver (Black)

Model: STRZA810ES UPC: 027242901933 Item: 168431

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Connectivity Like You Never Imagined

Enjoy flexible connectivity, powerful configurability, and renowned ES quality in this 7.2 channel 4K AV receiver with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound. Add in full 4K HDR compatibility and easy IP integration with leading control systems and you have the total package of installation-friendly features and audio/video performance.

Highlights

  • 7.2 channel 100W per channel (8ohms, 1KHz, 0.9%, 2CH)
  • Supports Dolby Atmos, and DTS:X object based surround up to 5.1.2 plus two phantom rear surround channels
  • 4K HDR compatibility 6-in/2-out HDMI flexibility with HDCP 2.2 support
  • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration EX with speaker relocation technology
  • Firmware update via network connection
  • Exceptional circuitry and structure yield incredible audio performance
  • Three DSPs (digital signal processors) to reduce unwanted electrical noise
  • Flexible multi-zone distribution with IR repeater (1-in, 1-out) for external device control
  • In-ceiling speaker mode for natural, rich front-channel sound staging
  • Experience amazing sound with Hi-Res Audio

7.2 Channel Of Power

With 100W per channel, the STR-ZA810ES delivers cinema-like surround sound and crystal clear music reproduction (100W @ 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 objects move all around you in three-dimensional space. Can’t fit seven-channel surround? Phantom rear surround channels will transform your five channel system into a seven channel system. 

4K HDR Compatibility

Flexible connectivity with 6 assignable HDMI inputs and 2 outputs supporting HDR and HDCP 2.2. In addition the ZA810ES 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.

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration EX with speaker relocation technology

D.C.A.C. EX with stereo mic is Sony’s unique auto calibration technology. This technology balances output to closely simulate sound as would be produced by optimally positioned and angled speakers. The results are nothing short of breathtaking, with the entire sound field seamlessly integrated for outstanding surround sound. 

Firmware Update via Network Connection

Perform firmware updates quickly and easily over a network connection.

Built for Sound

Every detail from the electronic component selection, to 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-ZA810ES 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. 

Three DSPs to Reduce Unwanted Electrical Noise

Dispersing the load between three DSPs allow the realization of clarity and realistic ambience by reducing noise.

Flexible 2nd Zone Connectivity and Control

Easily expand your audio/video experience beyond the living room with flexible 2nd zone connectivity and control. Complete with dedicated 2nd zone HDMI, IR repeater, and both amplified and line-level audio connectivity, all audio (including network services, BT connected devices and USB) and video sources connected to the STR-ZA810ES can be independently controlled and output from the Main Zone to a second zone (bedroom or den). 

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. 

Amazing Hi-Res Audio Quality

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher than CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you. Supports high bit rate 192k/24-bit WAV/FLAC audio playback, and even native DSD up to 5.6MHz. Additional file formats supported include: MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV 192k, FLAC 192k, ALAC and AIFF Simply connect the compatible device to the receiver and enjoy. 

Advanced On-Screen Graphical User Interface

Easily set-up and control the A/V receiver via intuitive on-screen graphical user interface. Change inputs, adjust settings, and confirm volume levels on-screen. 

Dual-Band (2.5/5 GHz)Wi-Fi

Wirelessly connect to your home network and access music stored on: your computer, network storage device, smartphone, or built-in music services. Also cast music, podcasts, and radio from 100+ apps with Chromecast built-in. 

Multi-Room Listening, Plus Voice Control Powered by Google Home

Easily expand and control your music across multiple, compatible speakers in separate rooms with powerful multi-room capability and intuitive SongPal Link app functionality. Also enjoy voice control, powered by Google Home, that lets you control what music you want-and where-by the sound of your voice.

Control with Your iPhone or Android Devices with Free Apps

Download the free SongPal and Network Audio Remote apps from iTunes or the Google Play Store and use your iPhone or Android devices with the SongPal app to control receiver functionality including volume and input selection. 

Standby Audio/Video Signal Passthrough

Enjoy convenient access to all of your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver. 

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)

Specifications

Specifications

Audio Features

  • A/V sync: Yes (Variable)
  • A/V sync time/sampling frequency: 0 - 300msec/192kHz
  • Center speaker lift Up: Yes
  • DSEE HX: Yes (USB/ Home Network/ Bluetooth-RX/ Spotify Connect)
  • 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 (Ni)
  • Subwoofer crossover frequency: 17 points (40-200Hz)

Audio Input

  • Analog audio in: 4
  • Coax.: 1

Audio Output

  • Headphone out: Yes (Gold)
  • Pre out (Subwoofer): 2

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
  • Calibration mic: Stereo
  • Speaker relocation: Yes

Input/Output Others

  • Ethernet: Ethernet port (Power over Ethernet) : 1 (0)
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB front(ver) / Rear(ver): Yes (2.0)
  • Wi-Fi: Yes (2.4GHz/5GHz), (11a/b/g/n)

Output Power

  • Center: 100W (8ohms, 1kHz, 1ch, THD 0.9%)
  • Front: 100W + 100W (8ohms, 1kHz, 2ch, THD 0.9%)
  • Number of amp. channels: 7ch
  • Speaker impedance: 6ohms - 16ohms
  • Surround: 100W + 100W (8ohms, 1kHz, 2ch, THD 0.9%)
  • Surround back: 100W + 100W(8ohms, 1kHz, 2ch, THD 0.9%)

Sound Field

  • 2ch: Yes (2ch Stereo)
  • Direct: Yes
  • Dolby Surround: Yes
  • Front Surround: Yes
  • Headphone 2ch: Yes
  • Neural:X: Yes

Speaker Out

  • Center: Yes
  • Front A: Yes
  • Front high (L/R)/ Surround back for common use: Yes (Height / Surround Back/ Front B / Bi-AMP (for common use))
  • Surround: Yes
  • Zone2: Yes

Tone Control

  • Center (Bass/Treble): Yes
  • Front (Bass/Treble): Yes
  • Surround (Bass/Treble): Yes
  • Surround back (Bass/Treble): Yes

Tuner

  • Auto tuning: Yes
  • Direct tuning: Yes
  • FM/AM: Yes (FM only)
  • Preset channel (FM/AM): TTL30 (30/-)
  • Station name: Yes

Video Input

  • Composite (Front): 2 (0)

Video Output

  • Composite monitor out: 1
  • HDCP2.2: HDMI input supporting (Front): 6(0) HDMI output supporting: 2 (1:Assignable)

Decoding Formats

  • DSD: Yes (Up to 2.8MHz 5.1ch)
  • 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 Dual Mono: Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus: Yes/Yes
  • LPCM: Yes (Up to 192kHz/24bit 7.1ch)

Video Features

  • 3D over HDMI: Yes
  • 4K 60p 4:4:4 Support: Yes (Except for VIDEO1 input)
  • HDR: Yes

Installation Features

  • CIS IP control: Yes
  • IR repeat (In/Out): Yes (1/1)
  • 2nd A: Speaker (Variable) / Line (Variable, Fixed)
  • HDMI zone: Yes
  • Multi zone line out level control (Zone2/Zone3): Yes (Yes/-)
  • Multi zone volume control (Zone2/Zone3): Yes (Yes/-)
  • RS-232C for control: Yes

 Network

  • AirPlay: Yes
  • FLAC: Yes (Up to 192kHz/24bit 5.1ch)
  • Google Cast: Yes
  • Mobile application: SongPal / Video & TV sideview
  • Music decoding formats for network client: [MP3].mp3, [AAC/HE-AAC].m4a, .aac, [WMA9 Standard].wma, [LPCM].wav, [FLAC].flac, .fla, [DSF].dsf, [DSDIFF].dff, [AIFF].aiff, .aif, [ALAC].m4a
  • Network player/renderer: Yes/Yes
  • SongPal Link: Yes (SongPal compatible models with iPod/iPhone/iPad (iPhone 6s Plus iPhone 6s iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 iPhone 5s iPhone 5c iPhone 5 iPhone 4s iPod touch (5th and 6th generation))
  • Spotify Connect: Yes

Other

  • Easy setup wizard: Yes
  • GUI: YES (Only through HDMI)
  • GUI language: English, French, Spanish

Customize Features

  • Custom preset (Easy automation): Yes
  • Input assign (HDMI/Component/Opt/Coax): Yes (-/-/Yes/Yes)
  • Sleep timer: Yes (up to 2 hours)

General

  • Auto standby: Yes
  • Detachable AC: Yes
  • Pin jack: Nickel
  • Power consumption: 240W
  • Power consumption(Power Stand By): 0.5W Bluetooth Standby: 2.5W
  • Power requirement: 120V 60Hz
  • Remote commander: RMT-AA320U
  • System update (Internet/USB/PC): Yes (Yes/Yes/-)
  • USB type A
  • USB mass storage
  • FLAC: Yes (Up to 192kHz/24bit 5.1ch)
  • Interface: 2.0
  • Music decoding formats: [MP3].mp3, [AAC/HE-AAC].m4a, .aac, [WMA9 Standard].wma, [LPCM].wav, [FLAC].flac, .fla, [DSF].dsf, [DSDIFF].dff, [AIFF].aiff, .aif, [ALAC].m4a
  • Every Sony ES-Series receiver is backed by Sony’s 5-Year parts and labor warranty, 90-day advanced exchange program, and toll-free phone support by CEDIA-trained product experts.

Dimensions/Weight

  • Dimension (W x H x D): 17" x 6 1/4" x 13 1/8"
  • Weight: 20 lbs. 1oz.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • STR-ZA810ES 7.2 Channel Hi-RES Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver
  • Calibration microphone
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • AC power cord
  • Remote control
  • R03 AAA batteries
  • Front cover

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Sony STR-ZA810ES 7.2 Channel Hi-Res Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver (Black)

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Rated 5 out of 5
This receiver is my best friend!!
I love the features. It sends my music all over the house, when I want it to. And I did not realize that it would do airplay until I got it. It can handle whatever I need it to do...even tv.
September 24, 2020
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Rated 3 out of 5
Like it
So i bought this a month ago and quality is nice same has my last model but seems like the volume has to crank up alot higher then my old one to hear everything which is weird cause this model was suposta be alot higher quailty
April 1, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Easy set up
I'm very happy with the upgrade of my Sony AV receiver. Would definitely buy again
February 17, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
A pretty good AV receiver
This is a pretty good AV receiver, but it can be improved upon. A few of my observations after owning this receiver for about a month follow.
I bought the STR-ZA810ES AV receiver to replace and older STR-DN1020 AV receiver for use in a 5.1 configuration. I bought the new receiver because it is generally better and it supports 4K video and has Bluetooth 4 built in. I should point out that the old receiver is still in good working condition. The on-screen menus for setting the receiver options are improved over the older model.
Unfortunately, the new receiver has the same irritating design limitation as the older model. Specifically, the receiver option to direct the audio to both the speakers and the TV must be set each time the AV receiver is turned on. I use this option to enable the use of wireless headphones connected to the television. I wonder why some setting options for the AV receiver are memorized in non-volatile memory and other settings are not. For the Sony engineers who might see this review, I want the HDMI, Audio option to memorize the AMP+TV setting instead of defaulting to the AMP only setting. Alternatively, if the Bluetooth transmitter and audio speaker output could be turned on simultaneously, one could work around the above limitation. In addition, the remote control seems to be not up to the standards expected for an ES (Elevated Standard) product. The remote included with the older model had better functionality for setting receiver options and was still in good condition. In contrast, most options of the new receiver must be selected via the on-screen menu system. I doubt that new remote will last as long at the old one has.
Lastly, I will point out that the new receiver is the fourth Sony receiver that I have owned since the 1970's. None of the earlier Sony receivers ever broke or even had a knob come loose, so one can state with confidence that one never has to worry about the quality of workmanship or parts if it is made by Sony. Instead, you must be careful to purchase a model that has all the features you may desire or may need in the future.
December 24, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome
Great buy bought this year and I've enjoy every bit of the system.
July 5, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Yeah, great features.
Easy set up. Lots of features. Excellent sound quality. So many things I didn't know
about digital audio. The on-line help guide is a great learning experience. This receiver is very versatile. Even after three weeks I find myself tweaking. Superb sound even with my "thirty-some" year old speakers. I like my new "toy".
May 27, 2019
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great sound. Great features. Minor flaws.
I bought this unit 3 weeks ago. Setup was very easy and I connected an Apple TV 4K, a Sony UHD Blu-ray player and an OLED LG TV. ARC works well.
I've been listening music from Spotify, Airplay and music files from the USB port. Haven't tried Chromecast and multizone yet.
So far I'm very happy with this receiver because of its great sound quality and many features.
I don't give it a 5 star punctuation because of the plastic quality of the remote control, specially the middle section which feels loose. Also is directional, meaning that you have to point at the receiver to operate it, unlike my TV, Sony Blu-ray, Apple TV and Directv receiver whose remotes can be pointed everywhere in the room to work them.
Besides, there could be audio-video sync issues that can't be resolved if audio lags behind the video because lag adjustments only allow to increase the audio lag.
May 26, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for multizone
Using this for surround sound in living room and kitchen speakers works very well. We were told this product integrates better with our control system so we went with the recommendation and it works flawlessly. Better sound quality than our previous Denon.
April 19, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Good for secondary surround zone!
We like to use these for budgetary purposes in secondary surround rooms.
December 28, 2018
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great A/V Receiver
I installed this in our family room to replace an aging Yamaha receiver. Setup was a breeze and I love the sound this thing produces definitely seems like a step up from my old receiver. I also love that I can power a completely separate rooms speakers through the zone 2 and control everything via the music app it really is convenient great job Sony!
May 22, 2018
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World Wide Stereo Store
This unit will fit all the support for the the equip I already have on hand.
DOUGLASS M on Feb 16, 2018
This unit will fit all the support for the the equip I already have on hand.
DOUGLASS M on Feb 16, 2018
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