Does your home cinema theater setup need an upgrade? Well, Sony heard you; yes, five new Sony AV receivers are on their way. And there is a high chance that one of them will offer you a significant upgrade.
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However, before you go all-in on the new AV receivers, there is a thing that you should know. Not all of them will end up in all the regions.
For example, Sony did not confirm whether the UK and Europe markets are getting all five new models. But it is confirmed that the US is getting them all.
So, what are the new Sony AV receivers called? Four of them will be in the ‘ES’ lineup. And from lower budget to higher budget, their order would be something like this: STR-AZ1000ES, STR-AV3000ES, STR-AZ5000ES, and STR-AZ7000ES.
According to what the press information suggests, these four Sony AV receivers are aimed more toward the custom install market.
But what about the fifth model? That would be the STR-AN1000, and it is the one that you should be excited about. Wondering what is so great about it?
First of all, the price tag is very appealing. It is more in the budget-friendly range. However, do not let the price tag full you because it is not like the other Sony AV receivers.
The Sony STR-AN1000 is a 7.2-channel AV receiver with a generous amount of power rating. It is rated at 165 W, which will be more than enough for running all your high-end audio devices.
Secondly, there is HDMI 2.1 connectivity, which is available in all six inputs. Two of them can support 8K and 4K at 120 Hz, while the rest four can offer 4K.
There are two more outputs, both of which can offer 8K and 4K at 120 Hz. Also, you will find ALLM and VRR.
In the audio department, you have DTS:X and Dolby Atmos. Those will let the Sony STR-AN1000 offer object-based surround sound. Then, there is 360 Spatial Sound Mapping.
Furthermore, in the picture department, you have Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10, IMAX Enhanced, and other major HDR formats. You can even stream through Bluetooth, Chromecast Built-in, Apple AirPlay, WiFi, and Spotify connect.
Most importantly, the Sony STR-AN1000 works with Sonos too. So, you can use the Sonos App to control this AV receiver.
There are many things under the hood too. You have a DSEE Ultimate processing and a great Amp DAC circuit.
Overall, all the new Sony AV receivers are great. However, the STR-AN1000 is the one that takes the spotlight. It is great in terms of specs and price. So, that is the one your eyes should be on.
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This post was last updated on 2023-03-28 / Some images from Amazon Product API & some links may be affiliate links which may earn us a commission from purchases.