Sony STR-DA4ES and 'DA7ES up on Crutchfield's web site.

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  1. KeithH

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    Crutchfield has added the Sony STR-DA4ES and 'DA7ES receivers to its web site. Prices are $1000 and $2300, respectively. The web site says the 'DA4ES will be in stock August 28th and the 'DA7ES will be in stock September 20th. Pictures of both receivers and remotes are up on the web site. The 'DA7ES touchscreen remote comes with a stylus and looks pretty cool. However, the display is black and white, not color. The 'DA4ES isn't bad in my opinion. It's closer to the type that Sony used with the 'DA3ES and 'DA5ES, as well other recent models. Links to the two receivers are below. Note that I had some difficulty accessing these pages. I had to hit "Refresh" a couple times to get them to load.
    'DA4ES:
    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...TRDA4E&o=m&a=0
    'DA7ES:
    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...TRDA7E&o=m&a=0
     
  2. Aaron H

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    Strange, I am having trouble viewing the pages, too. Thanks for the refresh tip. They look nice.

    Aaron
     
  3. KeithH

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    Aaron, no problem. I had a similar problem accessings pages for the Sony DVP-CX875P progressive-scan DVD megachanger, which went up on the site today. Someone must be working on the site, which is leading to intermittent accessibility.
     
  4. AndyHangartner

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    Keith,
    check out my comments in the Robert Schaez post. Its kind of how I really feel. I give personal experience and my opinions from listening in my Home. No repeated experiences from somebody else and answers to the questions I couldn't get myself.
    Still waitng for the Upsampler
    andy
     
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    Andy, thanks. I'll check it out.
     
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    Has anyone else noticed that the 4ES & 7ES don't have 192/24 DAC's listed in their specs like the 5ES?

    Then again, the 5ES isn't listed as being 192/24 compatible either.
     
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    Does Sony actually list that?
     
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    I'm a little suprised the DA7 only has two coax inputs for a super duper flagship venture by Sony.. Looks like a pretty good HT receiver though!
     
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    Chip,
    Actually there has been talk about how little the differences are between the the '4ES & '7ES. I still can't believe there is a $1300 price difference for 10 more watts per channel and 3rd room control. I mean both receivers have the same weight!
    I wouldn't call this a super duper receiver. I would call it a $1000 receiver with a super duper $1300 remote [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  11. KeithH

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    Chip, I agree with Greg completely. I don't view the 'DA7ES as a super-duper receiver of the likes of the similarly priced Denon AVR-4802. The 'DA7ES may be better than the Denon '5803 or whatever it is, however. [​IMG] I'm kidding! Take a deep breath and relax! [​IMG]
    I think the remote for the 'DA7ES should say the following each time it is powered up: "I spent $1300 more, and all I got was this stupid remote." [​IMG]
    For those who own the 'DA7ES or are thinking of getting it, I am just joking around.
     
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    Well, I'm gonna go for the 'DA4ES. My 'DA50ES came with one of Sony's fancy-schmancy two-way remotes and it was utterly worthless. The STR-DA7ES' remote looks a lot like my STR-DA50ES' remote. Further, if you look closely at the picture of the 'DA4ES on the Crutchfield website, you'll see that just above the IR window on the receiver is a two-way symbol...which tells me that if the two-way Sony remote turned out to be "all that," one could always upgrade later.

    I really don't think there's any differences at all between the '4ES and '7ES between the added room and fancy remote of the '7ES.
     
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    The page is in french and it is a typo. It says that the 5ES has 192/24. The title is referring to the 4ES by mistake and is it an old posting from last fall.
     
  15. KeithH

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    Greg, I hope you are happy with the 'DA4ES. Please give us a review.
     
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    Keith, I'll definitely write a review once I get the receiver (which should be in about four weeks).
     
  17. KeithH

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    Greg, thanks. The repair of my 'V444ES didn't go so well. See my "PROTECTOR" thread, which is floating around this board for specifics. I am hoping to get a new receiver.
     
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    Hey Keith, I think my purchase of the 'DA4ES will be pushed back by about six weeks. I found a place willing to order me a 'JA333ES MD recorder for $600, so I'll probably get that first (before the ES MD recorders disappear off the face of the earth).
     
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    For anyone who has the 4es, how are finding the sound processing modes and especially the decoding of DD and DTS on movies ? Is this a high quality processor for an HT system (ignporing the amp section for the purposes of this discussion ) ?

    jdw
     
  20. Aaron H

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    Bump ttt.

    I'm curious, too, how the 4ES owners are finding this receiver as a preamp.

    Aaron
     

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