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Sony DA5ES questions. Can this unit be used with a 7 channel amp? and..... (1 Viewer)

Todd smith

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Apr 2, 2002
q1 Could I use this unit with a 7 channel amp so I could have a 7.1 setup? I know it has 6 amp channels, but I will eventually be getting a 7 channel amp and would like to use 2 side and 2 rear speakers instead of just 1 rear center speaker. q2 Can I use 2 side and 2 rear speakers (along with front l&r, center, and sub of course) when I get a 7 channel amp and use the 5es as a pre/pro? q3 Is this unit hdtv ready and what is the component switching rated at? q4 What cross over options do I have with this receiver when used with a sub? q5 My last question is subjective but I would still like some feedback. How is the 2 channel music on cd's and stereo with this unit? And how would the 2 channel compare to the h/k 520? I am also considering the h/k 520. I have it narowed down to these two so I am trying to get the pros and cons of both.
Again I know some of this is subjective, and I will of course go and give a listen, but I would still like an opinion. As always, thaks!;)


Second Unit
Jan 22, 2002
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RS-232C port
digital inputs: 4 optical, 2 coaxial
component video switching: 2 in, 1 out (50 MHz bandwidth)
4 audio, 5 A/V (including 1 A/V behind the flip-down front panel, and 5 S-video) inputs
optical digital output
192kHz/24-bit DACs
7.1/5.1/2CH analog direct
on-screen display
aluminum front panel
Sf (S-fin) heat sinks
Control A1ii and Control S
16-15/16"W x 6-7/8"H x 18-7/8"D
warranty: 5 years

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