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Sony ES 7.1 Channel Network Black AV Home Theater Receiver - STR-DA3600ES

Abt Model: STRDA3600ES | UPC Code: 027242779921
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Sony ES 7.1 Channel Network Black AV Home Theater Receiver, Model STRDA3600ES

Forget compromises. It's time for the elevated standard STR-DA3600ES. Discover more power, more channels and more zones of entertainment. Pair with your 3D capable HDTV, listen to Internet radio, share music, videos and photos using your DNLA® capable PC4 and control your system using a free iPhone®/iPod touch® app.


  • Multi-Channel Power Rating
    100 Watts x 7 (8 Ohm 20-20kHz 0.09%THD)
  • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
    DLNA compliance allows compliant AV Receivers to access digital photos, music, and video from DLNA-enabled PCs and other devices
  • Access Rhapsody™ and SHOUTcast® Internet Music Services
    The STR-DA3600ES network features include access to Rhapsody™ and SHOUTcast® internet music services2. Rhapsody is a network music service that searches by artist and title or browse by genre so you can listen to whatever you want — without paying per track through a monthly subscription (not included). SHOUTcast is a free internet radio service which allows access to thousands of stations from around the world. Both are accessible on your television via the Sony xross media bar™ inspired menu without the need of a PC
  • 4-PORT Ethernet Switch
    The STR-DA3600ES has a 4 Port Ethernet Switch so you can connect your Network TV, BD Player, and PlayStation®3 to your router via the AV receiver. (no need for an additional Ethernet Switch) (HDMI cables sold separately)
  • iPhone®/iPod touch® Application for STR Control as 2nd Display
    Sony has created the “AV Receiver Remote” iPhone®/iPod touch® app to control the STR-DA3600ES. This app is free and available through the iTunes® store
  • Quick Speaker Set Up (Digital Cinema Audio Calibration)
    Simply place the included microphone in your listening position, push a single button and the speakers distance, delay, characteristic, and phase are automatically adjusted. Your ideal listening experience is only a button away
  • HD input x 7
    Get versatile HD connection options with nine HD inputs. Four HDMI™ inputs (up to 1080/60p capable) let you connect a Sony PlayStation®3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc™ player, or any other compatible HDMI™-capable equipment and get uncompressed digital video and multi-channel digital audio on a single HDMI™ cable per device. Three HD component inputs provide added HD-capable connectivity and added versatility
  • Multi-Room HD Video Distribution – up to 2 rooms (Component Video)
    Start your favorite HD programming in the living room and finish in the bedroom. HD 1080i quality video signals can be distributed over CAT5e for the second zone output
  • Multi-Room Audio Distribution – up to 3 rooms (Composite Only)
    Enjoy your favorite music from your MP3 player or PC located in another room of your home
  • Custom Control and Installation Connections(Custom Control and Installation Connections)
    Features the necessary installation connections (i.e.1x RS-232, 1x12V Trigger and IR 1xIN/2xOUT) required for operation with various control systems
  • Network Updatable
    Allows update over the network
  • Simple On-Screen Operation with XMB™ Inspired GUI
    Easily access and manage your input devices plus your AV Receiver settings on your TV screen with the XMB™ inspired GUI
  • “Quick Click” On-Screen Remote Control and iPhone®/ iPod touch® App Remote Control
    The iPhone® / iPod touch® “Sony AV Receiver Remote” control app can be downloaded free of charge from the iTunes® Store. It simplifies the operation of multiple home theater components only five buttons (four arrows and one bulls-eye) and can be used as a zone remote
  • Faroudja® DCDi Cinema Technology
    The STR-DA3600ES is equipped with a Faroudja® DCDi Cinema IC chip to help correct jaggedness often seen after I/P (Interlace/Progressive) conversion and reproduces a smooth, high definition quality picture
  • Blu-ray Disc™ Audio Decoding (Dolby® TrueHD/dts®-HD/LPCM)
    Dolby® TrueHD and dts®-HD bit stream internal decoding via HDMI™ for reproducing high definition sound with 7.1 channels of discrete audio so you can enjoy uncompromised audio the way the artist intended
  • Dolby® Digital Prologic IIz
    The STR-DA3600ES supports Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz, featuring Front-High Speaker, for a more spacious surround sound experience
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio® Ready
    A world of digital radio is at your fingertips. Connect the SIRIUS Tuner accessory antenna (sold separately), sign up for the SIRIUS Satellite Radio® service (fees apply) and enjoy the variety of digital radio with the superior sound quality of an A/V receiver
  • Enhanced Color Range (Deep Color & x.v. Color™ technology
    x.v. Color™ and Deep Color technology takes HDTV color expression to new levels. When the STR-DA3600ES is connected to x.v. Color capable video sources, such as Sony Blu-ray Disc™ players, x.v. Color capable BRAVIA® HDTVs can display nearly twice (1.8x) as many viewable colors as the existing RGB color standard, resulting in more natural, life-like images
  • Multi Function Audio Port (DIGITAL MEDIA PORT)
    The Digital Media Port allows the use of a Digital Media Port cradle (sold separately) to connect compatible digital devices directly to your Sony® A/V receiver
  • One Touch Play (BRAVIA® Sync™)
    BRAVIA Sync™ capability utilizes the HDMI™ CEC function to reduce the hassle and time consuming job of powering up and routing signals to your home theater components. With the simple push of one button on the remote, the BRAVIA Sync™ feature powers on and selects the appropriate inputs for your BRAVIA® HDTV and HDMI™-connected A/V components
  • Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Route audio from your TV, whether it is from an over the air channels or Network content from BRAVIA® Internet Link, back downstream to your STR-DA3600ES with a single ARC HDMI™ cable (sold separately)
  • HDMI™ Pass-Through
    Even though you connect your TV and cable or satellite box via the STR-DA3600ES, you can turn off the receiver when you watch your cable or satellite and the audio will pass through the receiver to the TV speakers
  • 3D Pass Through
    When you connect 3D capable HDTV and Blu-ray Disc™ Player with a high speed HDMI™ cable, the STR-DA3600ES can pass through a 3D signal, so you can enjoy 3D picture with high quality sound
  • 24p True Cinema™ Pass-Through
    24p True Cinema™ support provides a direct connection to 24p video sources such as a Blu-ray Disc™ player or Sony PlayStation®3 entertainment system. This avoids conversions and allows users to enjoy films at their intended 24 fps (frames per second) cinematic picture quality
  • HD-D.C.S.
    D.C.S. is a proprietary Sony® soundfield that has been precisely sound tuned at the Sony Pictures Entertainment studio
  • Sony® DLL Audio Scaler
    The Sony® DLL Audio Scaler analyzes and up-scales standard definition (compressed) audio signals (@ 44.1kHz, 48kHz or 96kHz) to 192kHz. It’s effective for Network content too



  • (4Ohms 1kHz) THD RMS: 0.7%
  • (4Ohms 20-20kHz) THD: 0.15%
  • (8Ohms 1kHz) THD RMS: 0.7%
  • (8Ohms 20-20kHz) THD: 0.09%
  • 4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: Yes (In Menu)
  • 4Ohms 1kHz RMS: 100W+100W
  • 4Ohms 20-20kHz: 85W+85W
  • 8Ohms 1kHz RMS: 110W+110W
  • 8Ohms 20-20kHz: 100W+100W
  • Analog Direct: Yes
  • Bi-AMP: Yes
  • DSP: Titanium(D790)
  • Digital Legato Linear: Yes
  • Equalizer(F/C/Sur/Sur B) Bass,Mid,Treble: B,T/B,T/B,T/B,T
  • HD-D.C.S.: Yes (SB/FH)
  • Headphone Out: Yes(Gold)
  • Night Mode: Yes
  • Number of Amp channels: 7ch
  • OP processing: Yes
  • Portable Audio Enhancer: Yes
  • Sound Field Link (w Lock): Yes(Yes)
  • Sound Field Program (2ch): 2
  • Sound Field Program (A.F.D.): 2
  • Sound Field Program (Headphone): 3
  • Sound Field Program (Movie): 5
  • Sound Field Program (Music): 10
  • Speaker Selector: A/B/ A+B
  • Speaker Terminal: Screw (Ni)
  • Sub Woofer X' Over: 17 points (40-200Hz)
  • Type: Analog

CIS & Control

  • 12V Trigger: 1
  • 2nd A: Speaker&Line (Variable&Variable)
  • 2nd V: Composite & Component
  • 2nd/3rd Zone ON/OFF Switch: Yes
  • 3rd A: Line (Fix) (limited)
  • Certification (AMX/Crestron/Control 4): Yes
  • IR Repeat (In/Out): Yes(1 in /2 out)
  • RS-232C for control: Yes
  • Video Up Scaler & Converter (1080i)/GUI for Zone2: Yes/No


  • Automatic Phase Matching: Yes
  • Band: 6
  • Mic: MONO

Decoding Format(s)

  • 96k/24Bit PCM: Yes
  • DTS 96/24: Yes
  • DTS HD/DolbyTruHD/Dolby Digital+: Yes/Yes/Yes
  • DTS NEO:6: Yes
  • DTS-ES (MATRIX6.1/DISCRETE6.1): Yes(Yes/Yes)
  • Dolby Digital EX: Yes
  • Dolby Digital/DTS: Yes/Yes
  • Dolby Dual Mono: Yes
  • Dolby Prologic: Yes
  • Dolby Prologic II: Yes
  • Dolby Prologic IIx: Yes
  • Dolby Prologic IIz: Yes
  • LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI: Yes/Yes/Yes


  • Auto Standby: Yes
  • DCS/HD-D.C.S. LED: HD-D.C.S.
  • Detachable AC: Yes
  • Display: 10 digit dot matrix
  • GUI: Yes
  • GUI Language: English
  • Multi Channel Decoding Blue LED: Yes
  • Panel: Alumi/ES Basic
  • Pin Jack: Nickel
  • Power Consumption: 350W
  • Power Requirement: 120V 60Hz
  • Power Stand By: 0.5W
  • Quick Click: Yes
  • Remote Commander: PP+Learn+Macro RM-AAL035 Simple RM RM-AAU039
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • iPod Browsing with System: VIDEO/MUSIC

Home Share

  • Tuner Preset Channel Navigation (Sirius/XM/FM/AM): 30 Sirius/30 FM/30 AM
  • iPod contents Navigation through DMPORT (Music / Movie): Yes (music)

Inputs and Outputs

  • A/V In/Out (S-Video I/O): Including Front AV: 5 in/1 out (0/0)
  • Analog Audio In (Inc TV CEC)/Out (excl. tuner)/TV(CEC): 4 in/1 out/ Plus ARC
  • Coaxial: 3 in/0 out
  • Component Video In/Out (Pass through): 3 in/1 out
  • DMPORT: 1
  • Digital Input Assign: Yes
  • Ethernet (Switching HUB): 1 in/ 3 out
  • Front Input: AV(Gold)+Opt
  • HDMI In/Out: (Front input): 4 in/1 out
  • Monitor Out (S-Video Out): 1(0)
  • Multi-ch In: 1(7.1)
  • Opt. In/Out/TV(CEC): incl Front input & TV (CEC): 4/1/yes
  • Phono (MM): Yes
  • Pre Out: 7.1(FH/SB: Switchable)


  • CIS IP Control: Yes
  • Configuration Manager: Yes
  • Description Language: English
  • Direct Ethernet Update: Yes
  • Language for "Configuration Manager": English
  • Music Decoding Format for Network Client: WAV ( LPCM ), MP3, WMA, AAC
  • Network Client: Yes (Music/Photo/Video)
  • Network Renderer: Yes
  • Network Server Application: VAIO Media Plus
  • PC Connect Update (Ethernet): Yes
  • Photo Decoding Format for Network Client: JPEG, BMP, PNG
  • Pre-selected Internet Radio station: Rhapsody/SHOUTcast
  • Video Format: MPEG2 PS, WMV (Resolution: up to 720x480)
  • iPhone Application: Yes


  • Auto Tuning: Yes
  • Direct Tuning: Yes(RM)
  • Preset Channel: TTL90 (30 Sirius/30FM/30AM)
  • Sirius Ready: Yes
  • Station Name: Yes


  • 3D: Yes
  • A/V SYNC: Yes(Variable)
  • A/V Sync Auto Mode: Yes
  • A/V Sync Sampling Frequency: 192kHz
  • A/V Sync Time (msec): 300msec
  • Assignable Component Video IN: Yes
  • Assignable HDMI Video IN: Yes
  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • BRAVIA® SYNC™ (CEC Control): Yes
  • HDMI Active Intelligence: Yes
  • HDMI Pass Through: Yes
  • HDMI™ Video Output Capability: 1080p
  • HDMI™ Video Output Capability: 1080/24p
  • HDMI™ Video Output Capability: Deep Color
  • HDMI™ Video Output Capability: x.v.Color (xvYCC)
  • Theater Mode Selector: Yes
  • Video Down Converter (Analog): Yes
  • Video Upscaler & Converter (Analog to Component/HDMI): Yes(1080i)/Yes(1080p)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6-1/4"
  • Width: 17"
  • Depth: 15-3/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 28 lbs 4 oz
  • Shipping: 34 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Five Years Limited Parts and Labor


  1. 3D viewing requires 3D content, 3D HDTV and a high speed HDMI™ cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection. Other 3D accessories (including active 3D glasses) also required
  2. Broadband Internet connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Select content provided subject to change. Premium content may require additional fees, a subscription and/or PC registration. Connectivity requires Ethernet cable (sold separately), home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended)
  3. Application must be downloaded from the iTunes® application store. Requires that the Blu-ray Disc Player and the iPhone® or iPod touch® be connected to the same home network with the iPhone or iPod touch connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended)
  4. DLNA requires a home network and content stored on a DLNA compliant PC or server. Requires Internet connectivity
  5. Works with other BRAVIA Sync™ or Theatre Sync™ labeled home audio/video products when connected via HDMI™ interface
  6. Measurements at 3 Ohms, 80Hz – 1 kHz with a THD of 1%
  7. HDMI cable required, sold separately
  8. 1080p playback and upscaling require HDMI™ cable (sold separately) and HDTV with equivalent display capabilities. Upscaled image quality will vary
  9. Dolby® True-HD and dts®-HD Master Audio decoding require HDMI™ cable and capable source device (both sold separately)
  10. Deep Color and x.v. Color™ technology are supported only when source product, HDMI™ cable, media and HDTV all support those features
  11. iPod® support is limited to the following players with the optional dock: iPod touch®, iPod classic®, iPod nano® 1st- 3rd generation, iPod® 4th& 5th generation &iPod mini®. The TDM-IP50 dock will support iPhone® as well
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Key Features
100 Watts x 7/ DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)/ 4-PORT Ethernet Switch/ iPhone/iPod Touch Application For STR Control As 2nd Display/ Quick Speaker Set Up (Digital Cinema Audio Calibration)/ Simple On-Screen Operation With XMB Inspired GUI/ Faroudja DCDi Cinema Technology/ Dolby TrueHD And DTS-HD Decoding Via HDMI/ Enhanced Color Range (Deep Color & x.v. Color Technology)/ Audio Return Channel (ARC)/ 3D Pass-Through/ 24p True Cinema Pass-Through/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Sony STR-DA3600ES from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Sony STR-DA3600ES is Brand New.
  • The Sony STR-DA3600ES Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
Watts Per Channel100 W/channel
AM/FM Preset30 FM - 30 AM
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, PCM
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Digital Audio, Analog Audio
Output ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Analog Audio
THX CertificationNo
Weight (lbs)28 lbs
Parts Warranty5 Years
Labor Warranty5 Years


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