AV Receiver Sony STR AS 5500 ES

“Prima and monolithic” it was called DTS DVDs, only Dolby Digital seemed at the Sony STR AS 5500 ES (2300 euro) packed a little too much in cotton wool.

  1. AV receiver Sony STR AS 5500 ES
  2. Data sheet

If at the very similar predecessor STR SINCE the second Faroudja-noble image processor for the adjoining room almost exaggerated luxury seemed 5400 ES (11/08), so Sony has omitted now prompt him. Instead joined an Ethernet interface, also one of the HDMI inputs in total six moved forward on the front. Still, even the newcomer works with a 8-channel D/A converter. This single ICs control the level, finally, the pre outs have their own buffer amps.

The tuner part for strong stations sounded very good, convinced the Sony also during CD playback. Just like his predecessor, he loved black, throbbing bass, compact figure, he went high but rather carefully.

“Prima and monolithic” it was called DTS DVDs, only Dolby Digital seemed packed a little too much in cotton wool.

With all splendor of sound that certainly celebrated the Sony high-definition titles, he watched anyway as a Shooting dog on it, nothing gifted too much. If you gently like is so well served by the Sony.

Sony STR AS 5500 ES

Manufacturer Sony
Price €2300.00
Rating 51.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General
Dimensions 43,0 x 17,5 x 38.8 cm
Weight 16.8 kg
Surround formats
Headphone surround Headphone surround
HDCD playback No
Virtual surround Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master
Facilities
Colors Black / Silver
Genus (REC / GM / input.) Receiver
Remote control Learning remote control
On-screen menu transparent
Lip sync Lip sync
Lip sync description
Equalizer manual No
Power amplifiers, number 7
Bands 0
Channels 0
Video standards converter Composite VIDEO < > SV < > 3 K > HDMI
Scaling
Video adjustment
Description video adjustment
Switched network jacks 0
Autom. Calibration with Equalization
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front 3 / 0
Optical digital inputs / front 4 / 1
Digital inputs HDMI / HDMI FrontVersionsnummer 5 / 1 / 1.3
Digital output HDMI 2
Digital RCA outputs 0
Optical digital outputs 1
USB ports front / rear 0 / 0
i-pod connection
Networking description
Multi channel input 7.1
Recording outputs audio 2
Headphone Jack Headphone Jack
Preamp output 7.1
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 Ohms 146.0 W
True sine wave power stereo 4 Ohms 215.0 W
Music power stereo 8 Ohms 156.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 Ohms 223,0 W
RMS power 5-channel 8 Ohms 109.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 137.0 W
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm 121.0 W
Music performance 5-channel 8 Ohms 109.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 137.0 W
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm 94,0 W
Music performance 7-channel 8 Ohms 91.0 W
HiFi output power 4 ohm
effective pulse power front 4 ohm
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center
effective pulse power 4 ohm surround
maximum output voltage Z1
maximum output voltage Z2
maximum output voltage Z3
Number of appropriate channels
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 92 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 107 W
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 91 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 94 W
Noise line 102.0 dB
Multi channel input noise
Noise phono MM 76.0 dB
Noise phono standard system
Noise phono MC
Digital noise 98.0 dB
Front noise ProLogic
Noise ProLogic Center
Power consumption standby / operating 1.0 / 73 W
Network connection
Review
Short conclusion Sony’s STR BECAUSE less equipment variety as with solid values to convince tried 5500 ES. With excellent video conversion and beautifully fluid smooth playback.
Sound Top-class
Sound points stereo
(maximum 70 points)
41
Surround sound points
(maximum 70 points)
46
Sound points HD
(maximum 70 points
51
Measured values
Practice
(max. 15 points)
10
Valency
(maximum 10 points)
8
Overall rating (70 points) Top 51
Price / performance good – very good
tested in issue: 1 / 10