Sony DA1ES Informed Opinions?

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  1. Woodrow_Stool

    Woodrow_Stool Auditioning

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    I am looking to (finally!) update a home theater system to 5.1 capability. As I also listen to plenty of "just" music, I would like a reasonable bit of horsepower to run my NHT speaker farm. The Sony STR-DA1ES seems to be an excellent buy at $500 list, but the problem is that they are not sold anywhere reasonably close to me, so this will be a mail-order purchase, with no prior audition.

    QUESTION: I would like to hear comments as to the quality of the hardware and the resulting sound of the DA1ES from anyone who has actually (1) auditioned one or (2-gasp) actually owns one. I would also appreciate any pointers to authorized mail order/online dealers of the ES line besides Crutchfield.

    Is there some other receiver I should also consider? I am aware of the Outlaw 1050, but I don't see many comments about it here lately, and it seems a bit underpowered, at least compared to the Sony DA1ES.

    Many thanks ...
     
  2. Natelabo

    Natelabo Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi, I actually just received mine yesterday and am auditioning it right now... I have a few concerns though I am not sure if I have a diferrent version or something. My display does not look like the picture at Crutchfield or in auctions. The unit say DA1ES on it. But some buttons are different?!? I won this off eBay. I too am a heavy music listner but got the setup for 5.1 movies. I will post tommorrow about the good, bad, and other. Need a little more time [​IMG].
    -nate
     
  3. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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  4. Craig_Kg

    Craig_Kg Supporting Actor

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    The Crutchfield photo is wrong. It is a preprodution or mockup.
     
  5. David G Greene

    David G Greene Stunt Coordinator

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    So how does it look like?
     
  6. Craig_Kg

    Craig_Kg Supporting Actor

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    Probably like this
     
  7. Alex Dydula

    Alex Dydula Stunt Coordinator

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    Go To www.elegantaudiovideo.com
    I bougth a SONY Da4Es here and the service was excellent and the price was very good....
    A.
     
  8. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    Aren't you glad that noone has answered your question directly yet?

    At any rate, I have a 2ES and think it sounds terrific. If you don't need 6 channels, there's probably not much difference between the 1 and 2ES.
     

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