STR-AZ7000ES

ES A/V Receiver: Elevated performance for all
Renowned ES Quality

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Redesigned with build quality in mind
Newly Designed Frame Beam Base Chassis
Newly Designed Frame Beam Base Chassis

The chassis of the ES model has been fundamentally revised: the overall thickness has been increased for improved rigidity, and the structures of the transformer base and other weight-bearing parts have also been redesigned to improve the instantaneous power and crispness of the sound, when compared to a conventional chassis.

Offset Screw Position Foot
Offset Screw Position Foot

Designed with an offset screw position to both eliminate the resonance point and avoid frequency-specific, vibration-inducing resonance transmission to and from the transformer, the foot also contains additional ribs for increased rigidity and improved resonance control.

Refreshed Digital Circuit Board
Updated Heat Sink

A more uniform shape applied to the heat sink enables the amplifier circuit to withstand unwanted vibration. The heat sink bracket also shields the digital circuit from radiation, for sound quality that has more stability and clarity.

Redeveloped digital section
Refreshed Digital Circuit Board

Metal ES-grade frames both secure the circuit board and protect it from vibration caused by speaker sound pressure. The varying fin length of the integrated heat sink reduces audible resonance uniformity while also shielding delicate circuitry from noise.

New DAC enables 32-bit operations
New DAC enables 32-bit operations

Digital PCM signal input is processed at 32-bit and converted to analogue by the DAC, while DSD signal input during direct mode is natively input to the DAC and converted to an analog signal.

Buffer amp for DAC
Improved analogue power for DAC

The DAC analogue power supply uses a low-noise power supply IC to ensure that hi-fidelity performance is achieved

Redeveloped digital section
Redeveloped digital section

The new digital section enables all signal processing to be performed on a single chip while also providing lower impedance, increased capacitance, and better stability.

Buffer amp for DAC
Buffer amp for DAC

New DAC analogue output filter circuit was designed utilizing a JFET and op-amp improvement in noise floor. The phase rotation was shifted to a higher frequency, expanding the bandwidth and improving sound clarity for wide-bandwidth sources like high-resolution audio.

Sony exclusive integrated circuit
Sony exclusive integrated circuit

A Sony-exclusive integrated circuit was developed to improve all amplification function on the STR-AZ7000ES.

Lead-free ES solder
Lead-free ES solder

Applying years of sound engineering and testing experience, Sony has developed an ES-grade solder. A high-purity tin base combines with small amounts of specially chosen metal elements for a unique alloy mix that enables a quality signal and exceptional sound.

Fine Sound Resistor
New Capacitor for High Power

In order to increase the power, a new block capacitor was developed and the design of the power amplifier has changed. Based on our long experience in the development of sound-quality capacitors, we also emphasized the selection of materials and manufacturing methods to create a component that satisfies us in terms of sound quality.

New large-capacity power transformer
New large-capacity power transformer

In order to achieve high sound quality in the large power transformer, the core material of the power transformer has been re-selected to achieve high sound quality.

Fine Sound Resistor
Fine Sound Resistor

The special resistance materials and structure, pure copper has been used in the electrodes to achieve high volumes of data with rich, vivid audio quality.

Redefined video tech to power your theatre
8K and 4K/120 HDMI Connectivity
8K and 4K/120 HDMI Connectivity

Enjoy the latest HDMI technology with support for 8K and 4K/120 video sources.1, 4 Equipped with four 8K HDMI inputs and two outputs the STR-AZ7000ES is capable of delivering the most stunning picture quality and amazing clarity.

HDMI 2.1
HDMI 2.1

While enabling higher-quality video output and reduced latency from input devices like game consoles, HDMI 2.1 also provides support for Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).3, 4

Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Hybrid Log Gamma, and IMAX Enhanced
Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Hybrid Log Gamma, and IMAX Enhanced

Enjoy dynamic, realistic picture quality with support for the leading HDR formats, including Dolby Vision, HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma, and IMAX Enhanced.6, 8, 9

6 HDMI Inputs/2 Outputs
7 HDMI Inputs/2 Outputs

The STR-AZ7000ES has seven HDMI inputs, with four inputs supporting full 8K and 4K/120 video sources and two HDMI outputs that also support full 8K and 4K/120 video sources1, 3, 4

Elevated sound quality and powerful amplification that meets ES standards

With 150 watts, the STR-AZ7000ES delivers cinema-like surround sound and crystal-clear music reproduction with powerful amplification. 

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Awe-inspiring sound for all your entertainment
Support for the most-advanced object-based audio formats
Support for the most-advanced object-based audio formats

With support for Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Speaker Virtualization, DTS:X® and DTS Virtual: X, the STR-AZ7000ES delivers a truly elevated object-based surround-sound experience.

360 Spatial Sound Mapping
360 Spatial Sound Mapping

Experience true immersion. Sony’s exclusive 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology reproduces a physical sound field that can adapt to your environment and create an experience that feels like a movie theatre or concert hall.

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration IX
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration IX

A new technology developed by Sony, Digital Cinema Auto Calibration IX precisely corrects the distance, angle, sound pressure and frequency response of each speaker that’s connected to the STR-AZ7000ES to create the ideal sound field for any home theatre setup.

Hi-Res Audio and 360 Reality Audio
Hi-Res Audio and 360 Reality Audio

Enjoy music the way the artists truly intended with High-Resolution Audio for crystal clear precision or discover a new way of listening with 360 Reality Audio for a truly immersive live concert or studio session experience. With the STR-AZ7000ES, your music comes to life like never before.

Acoustic Centre Sync
Acoustic Centre Sync

Acoustic Centre Sync matches the audio to your compatible BRAVIA TV.

Dual Centre Speaker
Dual Centre Speaker

Dual Centre Speaker works with a second speaker to more accurately replicate sound with large screens.

Centre Speaker Lift
Centre Speaker Lift

Centre Speaker Lift Up raises the sound from the centre speaker to match what’s on the TV.

Go Wireless
Go Wireless

Sony’s SA-RS3S and SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers and SA-SW3 and SA-SW5 wireless subwoofers (Sold sep.) are compatible with the STR-AZ7000ES. Two subwoofers of the same model may be connected simultaneously to the receiver.

Easy Listening

Listen to all your favourite tracks. The STR-AZ7000ES supports audio streaming via Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi, Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect and Apple AirPlay®.

Works with SONOS
Works with SONOS

From the SONOS app you will be able to turn on your A/V receiver, switch to the designated input source for playback, and control the volume of your A/V receiver.5, 6

Voice Assistant Compatibility
Voice Assistant Compatibility

Connect to your home’s other devices, and use voice control to operate your receiver with Google Assistant.

Compatible with Sony Music Centre app
Compatible with Sony Music Centre app

Control the STR-AZ7000ES from your mobile device for operations like source selection, zone control, sound field control, volume control, media playback and voice assistant setup.

Roon Tested
Roon Tested

Enjoy seamless integration with your Roon system for full access to all your music—including your digital files and streaming services—all in one place.

Updated DSEE Ultimate for enhancing streaming music quality

Using AI-based technology, DSEE Ultimate accurately upscales audio to near-high-resolution sound quality.

Updated DSEE Ultimate for enhancing streaming music quality
Built for custom install

Support for Integration

With support for leading control and remote monitoring systems Control4, Savant, Crestron and OvrC, the STR-AZ7000ES is built for integration.

Flexible setup options

Installing the STR-AZ7000ES is easy. Setup can be performed either via the front panel or through the onscreen Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Flexible setup options
11.2 Channel Pre 13.2 Channel Pre Outputs
13.2 Channel Pre Outputs

Equipped with full 13.2 CH pre-outputs for extended connectivity flexibility

Zone 2 and Zone 3

Flexible multi-zone distribution capability