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Sony ES 7.2 Channel Wi-Fi Black A/V Receiver - STR-DA1800ES

Abt Model: STRDA1800ES | UPC Code: 027242837607
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7.2-Channel With 100 Watts Per Channel/ Built-In Wi-Fi And Bluetooth/ 4K Resolution Pass-Through/ 8 HD Inputs/ Internet Streaming/ 2nd Zone Video Output Via HDMI/ Black Finish
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Sony ES 7.2 Channel Wi-Fi Black A/V Receiver, Model STRDA1800ES

Stream crisp, powerful audio with the ES (Elevated Standard) STR-DA1800ES 7.2-channel A/V receiver. This home theater receiver delivers wireless streaming music from the internet with built-in W-Fi®, from iPhone®/iPad®, iTunes® or compatible apps with AirPlay®, or from your smartphone or tablet with built-in Bluetooth®. All through 7.2-channels with 100 watts per channel (8 Ohm 20-20kHz 0.09%THD) and exceptional Sony ES video performance. Additional features include 8 HD inputs (6 HDMI®, 2 component), 4K pass-through and seamless integration with leading control systems.

Key Features:

  • 7.2-channel with 100 watts per channel
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • 4K resolution pass-through
  • 8 HD inputs
  • Internet streaming
  • 2nd zone video output via HDMI


Awaken your senses.
The STR-DA1800ES receiver is the wireless control tower for everything A/V. With 7.2 channel surround, 100 watts per channel and Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and AirPlay® connectivity, this feature-rich receiver delivers stunning audio and video performance to any home theater.

HD sound.
Add vertical sound effects and breathtaking realism to your movie watching experience with HD Digital Cinema Sound™ (HD D.C.S) with Front High Speakers. Complimenting these new sound technologies, the STR-D1800ES is equipped with a powerful transformer for better overall sound while two large block electrolytic capacitors provide the main power supply. These devices are particularly critical for sound quality and provide an overall improvement to the entire frequency range.

Stream like a dream.
Access music from your iPhone®, iPod® Touch, iPad® or iTunes® along with compatible music apps like Spotify®and iHeartRadio. Simply, touch the AirPlay logo when it appears and instantly start streaming the perfect playlist to match your mood.

See clearly with 4K.
Right out of the box, the STR-DA1800ES is ready for the next generation of crystal clear and detailed video with 4K resolution pass-through. See it the way it was meant to be seen.

Now streaming.
Navigate the latest from Pandora®, Sony Music Unlimited, Slacker® and vTuner® and find exactly what you're looking for. You'll never run out of amazing things to listen to and there's always something on.

Built-in Bluetooth
Connect via Bluetooth and start streaming the latest hits, your all-time favorite songs or discover all-new music to listen to on your Android™ smartphone or tablet. Unlock more music options for your living room, regardless of the device they're on.

Beautiful seven-channel sound.
100 Watts x 7 (8 Ohm 20-20kHz 0.09%THD) for cinema-like surround sound and crystal clear music reproduction.

Wi-Fi Built-in.
Get connected to the Internet and your home network to access more music than you can imagine including music stored on your computer, music services built-in or AirPlay®.

Easily stream your music from your iPhone®/iPod Touch®, iPad® or iTunes® along with compatible music Apps like Spotify® and iHeart Radio™. Simply, touch the AirPlay® logo when it appears and select the STR-DA1800ES to amplify your tunes.

4K pass-through.
Future-proof your system and take a quantum leap in video clarity. The STR-DA1800ES allows native 4K video content to be passed through to a 4K television or projector.

Stream music from the internet.
Music streaming at it’s very best. Navigate and enjoy the latest from Pandora®, Music Unlimited, Slacker® and vTuner®.

Seamless integration with the leading control systems.
The STR-DA1800ES is certified with leading control systems for integration. It’s also controllable over IP, includes triggers, RS232 and IR for more installation options.

8HD Inputs
Get versatile HD connection options with 8 HD inputs. SixHDMI® inputs (up to 4K capable) means you can connect a Sony® PlayStation®3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc™ player, and 2 other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio. Two component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.

Sound Optimizer
No longer do you have to miss out movies dynamic sound effects when you need to keep the volume low, the sound optimizer enables you to hear the smallest sound effect at low volumes. This dynamic feature gives you the best reproduction of sound effects while keeping the intended sound stage at high or low volume levels.

Up convert/Upscales Video signal to near HD via HDMI
Improve image quality of analog connected devices to near HD. Analog connected device signals are converted to digital and output via HDMI®, making one cable connection from the receiver to the HDMI-enabled TV possible.

Dual HDMI output and 2nd Zone video via HDMI
Outputs can toggle or simultaneously output 4Kvideo between two HD displays, such as two televisions or a television plus a projector in the main theater. An HDMI can be assigned to support 2nd Zone video.

Control with your iPhone® or Android™ devices with free Apps
Download the free Media Remote™ app from the iTunes® or Google Play™ app store and use your iOS device or Android™ phone to control volume, inputs and receiver function.

HD Digital Cinema Sound™ and Front High Speakers
Optimize your receiver to mimic the sound characteristics of movie theaters. Front Height mode enables vocal height and 3D effects for better positioning of effects giving added depth to visuals and concerts. Imagine as a helicopter comes from above and lands – you’ll hear the change in height as the effect unfolds on-screen.

iPod®/iPhone® Music and Video playback via USB
Listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod® or iPhone® while charging your device through the receivers front USB input.

Advanced Blu-ray Disc™ Audio Decoding
Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby® trueHD, Pro Logic® IIz and dts®-HD master audio codecs.

On-screen graphical user interface
Set-up and control the A/V receiver with intuitive on-screen graphical user interface. Change inputs, adjust settings and confirm volume levels on-screen.

Audio Return Channel
Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to your receiver through the same HDMI® cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV.

Standby pass-through of Audio & Video
Conveniently access all your HDMI® connected devices without having to power on the receiver.

Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration- Quick Speaker Set Up
Ensure you get the best sound experience from your A/V receiver and speakers with Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration, which offers auto phase matching. Simply place the included microphone where you will be seated and settings are automatically optimized based on the distance, delays and placement of your speakers.

3D Pass-through
Compatible with Blu-ray 3D™ movies, video games and other 3D content.

BRAVIA Sync Capable(HDMI® CEC)
Conveniently operate and control select Sony® BRAVIA® Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc™ Players, BRAVIA® HDTVs, and Sony home theater products.

Assignable digital audio and video inputs
Get the most out of each audio and video input with the ability to reassign inputs to support connected devices.

24p True Cinema™ (pass-through)
Watch Blu-ray Disc™ movies in their native frame rate (24 frames per second) when paired with a 24p HDTV and playback device like a Blu-ray Disc™ Player or PlayStation®3 gaming console via HDMI® cable.


DCAC Features

  • Automatic Phase Matching: Yes
  • Band: 6
  • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration: Advanced D.C.A.C.
  • Mic: MONO


  • Berlin Philharmonie: Yes (SB/FH)


  • Input/Output
    • USB: 1(Front:iPhone/WM)
    • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Video Output
    • A/V Out (Inc. Monitor Out): 1
    • Composite Monitor Out (inc. Monitor Out): 1
    • HDMI Out: Output x2  (Assignable for Zone out x 1)
  • Speaker Out
    • Center: Yes
    • Front A (L/R): Yes
    • Front High (L/R)/ Surround Back/ Front B for Common Use: Yes
    • Surround (L/R): Yes
  • Decoding Format(s)
    • 96k/24Bit PCM: Yes
    • DTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1): Yes/Yes
    • DTS 96/24/ DTS NEO:6: Yes/Yes
    • DTS HD MA/ DTS HD HR: Yes/Yes
    • Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Digital: Yes/Yes
    • Dolby Dual Mono: Yes
    • Dolby Prologic/II /Iix /Iiz: Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes
    • Dolby TruHD/Dolby Digital +: Yes/Yes
    • LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI: Yes(Yes/Yes/Yes)
  • Tone Control
    • Front (Bass/Treble): Yes/Yes
  • Network
    • Direct Ethernet Update: Yes
  • Tuner
    • Auto Tuning: Yes
    • Direct Tuning: Yes (RM)
    • FM/AM: Yes/Yes
    • Preset Channel (FM/AM): TTL60 (30/30)
    • Station Name: Yes
  • Audio Output
    • Headphone Out: Yes
    • Pre Out (Subwoofer): 2
  • Output Power
    • (8Ohms 20-20kHz) THD: 0.09%
    • 8Ohms 20-20kHz: 100W + 100W
  • Amplifier
    • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
    • Sound Optimizer: Yes
    • 4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: 8 Ohm only
    • Bi-AMP: Yes
    • DSP: Falcon2.0
    • Digital Legato Linear: Yes
    • Number of Amp channels: 7ch
    • Speaker Selector: A/B, A+B
    • Speaker Terminal: Screw (Ni)
    • Sub Woofer X' Over: 17 points (40-200Hz)
    • Type: Analog
  • Video Input
    • A/V In: Including Front AV: 3
    • Component Video In: 2
    • HDMI In: 6
  • Audio Input
    • Analog Audio In: 2
    • Coax.: 1
    • Optical In: 2
  • Sound Field
    • 2ch: Yes
    • A.F.D. Auto: Yes
    • Analog Direct: Yes
    • HD-D.C.S.: Yes (SB/FH)
    • Headphone 2ch: Yes
    • Headphone Direct: Yes
    • Jazz Club: Yes (SB/FH)
    • Live Concert: Yes (SB/FH)
    • Multi Stereo: Yes (SB/FH)
    • Neo:6 Cinema: Yes
    • Neo:6 Music: Yes
    • PLII Movie: Yes
    • PLII Music: Yes
    • PLIIx Movie: Yes
    • PLIIx Music: Yes
    • PLIIz Height: Yes
    • Portable Audio Enhancer: Yes
    • Sound Field Link: Yes
    • Sports: Yes (SB/FH)
    • Stadium: Yes (SB/FH)
  • CIS & Control
    • 2nd A: Line(Fixed)
    • IP Control: Yes
  • General
    • Display: 10 digit dot matrix
    • Panel: Mold/HAT Entry
    • Remote Commander: PP
    • Airplay: Yes


  • DLNA Party Streaming: Yes
  • Internet Radio Service: vTuner/Slacker
  • Mobile Application: Media Remote Base (iPhone/Android)
  • Music Decoding Format for Network Client: WAV ( LPCM ), MP3, WMA, AAC
  • Network Client: Yes (Music)
  • Network Renderer: Yes


  • HDMI
    • 3D over HDMI: Yes
    • Audio Return Channel: Yes
    • Audio Widget: Yes
    • BRAVIA® SYNC™ (CEC Control): Yes (One-Touch Play, System Audio Control, System Power Off, Theater Mode(No button on RM))
    • HDMI Pass Through: Yes
    • HDMI Version: 1.4a
    • HDMI(tm) video output capability: 4k, 1080/24p, Deep Color, x.v.Color (xvYCC)
    • S-Select : Yes
    • Video Up Converter (Analog Component/HDMI) : Yes/Yes
    • Video Up Scaler (Analog; Component/HDMI): Yes(1080i)/Yes(4k)
  • A/V Sync
    • A/V SYNC: Yes (Variable)
    • A/V Sync Sampling Frequency: 192kHz
    • A/V Sync Time (msec): 0-300


  • General
    • 12V Trigger: 1
    • 2nd V: Composite & Component & HDMI (common use w/ main out)
    • Certification (AMX/Crestron/Control4): Yes
    • IR Repeat (In/Out): Yes(1/1)
    • RS-232C for control: Yes


  • Assignable Component Video IN: Yes
  • Auto Standby: Yes
  • Detachable AC: Yes
  • Digital Input Assign: Yes
  • GUI: Yes (Simple)
  • GUI Language: English
  • Power Requirement: 120V 60Hz
  • Sleep Timer: Yes (up to 2 hours)
  • Update Capability: Yes
  • iPod Browsing with System (via USB): VIDEO/MUSIC

Approximate Dimenstions

  • Height 6-1/4"
  • Width 17"
  • Depth 12-3/4"

Approximate Weight

  • Unit: 20.1 lb
  • Shipping: 24.6 lbs

Warranty Information

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Limited 5 Years
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Air PlayYes
Watts Per Channel100
AM/FM PresetYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24/ DTS NEO, DTS HD MA/ DTS HD HR, Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual Mono, Dolby Prologic/II /Iix /Iiz, Dolby TruHD/Dolby Digital +, LPCM
Input ConnectorsHDMI, USB, Component Video, A/V, Analog, Coax, Optical, Phono,
Output ConnectorsUSB, A/V, Composite Monitor Out, HDMI Out, Headphone, Pre Out
THX CertificationNo
Number of HDMI Outputs2
USB Ports1
Weight (lbs)20.1
Parts Warranty5 Years Limited
Labor Warranty5 Years Limited


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worst user interface I have experienced.


from Los Angeles, California

The embedded operating system (user interface) is the worst I have ever experienced with any audio / video component. Connecting to wifi has always been problematic. I eventually got that to work. But now in less than two years of ownership, speaker configuration does not function properly. The setup will not allow me to select the speaker configuration I actually have. I have a simple 5.1 setup. It won't recognize that or even offer 5.1 in the selection list. Auto speaker calibration repeatedly fails. Upon trying manual configuration, the receiver started sending random tones and static to the speakers. HDMI passthrough no longer functions as well. When it worked, the sound was great. The menuing system overall is poorly set up, slow to respond or unresponsive altogether.


Somewhat Disappointing But An Excellent Receiver


from Port Hood, NS

I purchased an STR-DA2400ES receiver in 2009. Recently, it started having issues powering up and down and there was some crackle in the speakers. Having a rather pricey XBR8-46" Sony TV, I decided to replace my old receiver with the STR-DA1800ES. My first disappointment was the lack of both phono and cassette deck inputs - I have SONY models of both products. The instruction manual, particularly that part dealing with Menu settings is deficient in that it does emphasize turning "GUI ON" before attempting to modify settings. I also have been unable to name my radio stations. My menu for that does not show that option. That's my complaints. On the positive side, the receiver is very, very good for sound quality and with Bravia Sync enabled, controlling all of my Sony components #BD, CD, TV# is just great and the SAT performance is also outstanding. I would recommend this receiver, but be aware that there is no phono input, a real lapse in my view for a piece of ES gear, since many audiophiles, myself included, treasure our old vinyl. I can understand why cassette decks might be supported, but I think that they should be, for the price, though admittedly real estate for more jacks on the back of the receiver is limited. Recommended.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Can't Callibrate


from Lubbock Texas

I like it but I can't get the speakers to Calibration it says Error Code 33 I already checked my connection I even put new speaker wires

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Chicago, Il

Depending on if you had a professional set it up or if you did it yourself. Once you have it just right, you can immediately hear and see the difference. blu ray DVD's you see things you never saw on regular DVD's. On CD's, I was playing a 1985 jazz CD and it sounded better than ever even tho I was using the same speakers and sub-woofer. The best part is the 5 year warrantee.


best in audio


from Reno, NV

Has to be one of the best receivers I've owned. Clean, comprehensive user's guide, just one fine receiver.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


SONY rocks!


from New Hampshire

This AVR is excellent. It was easy to set up, the built in Wifi (which is a SONY exclusive) is great for internet radio and most definitely for Airplay. Movies and music sound terrific, and video games are very immersive. For the price, this receiver offers a lot. It definitely gives Denon, Pioneer and others a run for their money. It is also a great size and it is easy on the eyes. It looks awesome and works very well with my SONY XBR-HX 950. Thank you SONY for helping me make my home theater rockin', and my friends and family ever so envious.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Best Receiver For The Money


from Grafton, WI.

This surround receiver is way to much receiver for the money. Bluetooth, WIFI built in and 2nd zone HDMI are you kidding me. I have it hooked up to Klipch reference system and it sound absolutely great. Home run would recommend to anyone. OH and you get a 5yr warranty top that.

(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


no external control support


from Rochester, MN

There is no external control support in this "ES" receiver via Android "ES Remote" app. What a very unfortunate feature choice on Sony's part. The built-in web server interface is also very lacking -- it only supports network and update functions. It appears Sony doesn't really get how a network capable receiver should function.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Not as advertised


from Maywood,Il

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The sound is great. The product does not respond correctly. Example: DVD button will not switch to DVD, etc, the only button that will switch correctly is the cable/satellite button

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Sony ES 7.2 Channel Wi-Fi Black A/V Receiver

Sony ES 7.2 Channel Wi-Fi Black A/V Receiver


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