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What's New: New Sony ES Receiver lineup

New Sony ES Receiver lineup

Sony ES — an Elevated Standard

We know, it can sometimes seem like a crowded field when you're choosing a home theater receiver — so many models, so many technologies. This Sony ES model might just make your choice a little easier, thanks to its tempting mix of features, performance, and value, all backed by a 5-year warranty.

Sound foundations

Good sound always starts with clean, stable power. The STR-DA1800ES supplies its 7-channel amplifier with a beefy power transformer. Large block capacitors provide plenty of instantaneous current when dynamic peaks in your music or movies demand it.

Wireless streaming powerhouse

This is way more than an ordinary home theater receiver. The 'DA1800ES sets a benchmark for convenience when it comes to playing music from your wireless devices. AirPlay®, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi® — it's all here, so you can tap into your music however it suits your lifestyle.

Apple® AirPlay for iTunes® music and more

Listen to iTunes? Apple's AirPlay technology lets you enjoy your music wirelessly. The STR-DA1800ES has it built right in, so it's a simple matter of adding the receiver to your wireless network to access the songs in your library. You can stream your selections to the receiver from your computer or from a handheld device like an iPhone® or iPad®. Plus, AirPlay works with other audio apps on your handheld device, like Spotify® and iHeart® Radio (registration or subscription may be required).

Built-in Bluetooth®

Your music favorites may be on your laptop or smartphone. Bluetooth wireless technology makes it easy to listen to them all without having to connect your devices to the receiver with cables. No more plugging your phone in through its headphone jack or clearing the decks to connect the computer. You can even control music playback with your paired Bluetooth devices using the receiver's remote.

Wi-Fi included — no dongle required

With built-in Wi-Fi and an Ethernet port, the 'DA1800ES is ready to connect to your home network, either wirelessly or via a wired connection. Watch movies, listen to songs and view photos stored on your computer. Access a virtually limitless variety of free music with online services like Pandora® Internet radio or Slacker®.

Sony also offers free, downloadable apps for your iPhone or Android™ smartphone so you can use it as a convenient Wi-Fi remote. Full control is in the palm of your hand with a remote that won't get lost in the sofa cushions.

Great for movie viewing too

You can depend on Sony's STR-DA1800ES to deliver riveting surround sound with Blu-ray movies, DVDs, TV shows, and video games. It can pump out 100 watts of amplification to each of your home theater speakers, plus it has onboard processing for the latest digital surround sound formats.

Cable clutter out — sublime picture quality in

HDMI switching lets you connect up to six high-definition video components. With both audio and video signals going via HDMI, you'll have convenient single-cable connections to your compatible high-def components, and just one cable running to your TV. Plus, sophisticated video processing helps you get a better picture with older video sources like a VCR or non-HD cable box: just hook them up to the receiver with analog cables, and it sends a cleaner-looking digital signal to your TV via HDMI.

Easy system setup and control

Sony knows that most rooms present acoustic hurdles that can make setting up your system in the traditional way a time-consuming hassle. That's why they've included their auto speaker calibration, which takes away the pain, making setup quick, simple, and accurate. Just plug in the included microphone, place it in your favorite seat, and the 'DA1800ES automatically adjusts the volume and delay settings for each speaker. The result is precise, well-balanced home theater sound, custom-tailored for your specific room and speakers. And with Sony's intuitive on-screen menu, selecting sources and preferences is just a convenient click away