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Sony® ES Premium 7.2 CH 8K A/V Receiver
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Sony® ES Premium 7.2 CH 8K A/V Receiver

Model #: STR-AZ1000ES
Sony ES
At a Glance
Sony® ES Premium 7.2 CH 8K A/V Receiver supports Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X® object-based sound decoding. Truly Immersive audio with Digital Cinema Auto Calibration IX and 360 Spatial Sound Mapping. Support for the most common HDR formats Dolby Vision, HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma, IMAX Enhanced.

Get to know this product.

Chassis and Sub-Chassis

With the addition of a sub-chassis structure on the rear of the front panel, the rigidity of the receiver is increased. This results in a further reduction of vibration and improved sound quality overall.

Power Supply Capacitors

The newly designed power supply capacitors, developed by Sony, improve stability and achieve superior sound quality.

New Large Capacity Power Transformer

The redesigned power transformer also features a new core material and bobbin to lower distortion and improve sound quality.

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.

New DAC Enables 32-bit Operations

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

Improved Analog Power for DAC

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

Buffer Amp for DAC

A new DAC analog 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

A Sony-exclusive integrated circuit was developed to improve all amplification function on the STR-AZ1000ES.

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.

8K & 4K/120 HDMI Connectivity

Enjoy the latest HDMI technology with support for 8K & 4K/120 video sources. Equipped with two 8K HDMI inputs and two outputs the STR-AZ1000ES is capable of delivering the most stunning picture quality and amazing clarity.

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).

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 HDMI Inputs/2 Outputs

The STR-AZ1000ES has six HDMI inputs with two inputs supporting full 8K & 4K/120 video sources, and two HDMI outputs that also support full 8K & 4K/120 video sources.

Elevated Sound Quality and Powerful Amplification That Meets ES Standards

With 100 watts, the STR-AZ1000ES delivers cinema-like surround sound and crystal-clear music reproduction with powerful amplification.

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-AZ1000ES delivers a truly elevated object-based surround-sound experience.

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

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-AZ1000ES to create the ideal sound field for any home theater setup.

Hi-Res Audio & 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-AZ1000ES, your music comes to life like never before.

Acoustic Center Sync

Acoustic Center Sync Matches the Audio to Your Compatible BRAVIA TV

Center Speaker Lift

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

Go Wireless

Sony’s SA-RS3S & SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers and SA-SW3 & SA-SW5 wireless subwoofers (Sold sep.) are compatible with the STR-AZ1000ES. Two subwoofers of the same model may be connected simultaneously to the receiver.

Easy Listening

Listen to all your favorite tracks. The STR-AZ1000ES supports audio streaming via Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi, Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, and Apple AirPlay®.

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.

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 Center App

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

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.

DSEE Ultimate

Using AI-based technology, DSEE Ultimate accurately upscales audio to near-high-resolution sound quality, simulating a recording studio or concert environment.

Support for Integration

With support for leading control and remote monitoring systems Control4, Savant, Crestron, and OvrC, the STR-AZ1000ES is built for integration.

Zone 2 & Zone 3

Flexible multi-zone distribution capability.

USB Front Input with Settings Save Option

Using the front mounted USB, you can easily apply system updates and during setup, save all receiver settings to a flash drive for backing up and porting over to another unit to replicate settings.

Flexible Setup Options

Installing the STR-AZ1000ES is easy. Setup can be performed via the onscreen Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Covered by Sony® ES 5- Year Limited Warranty

All ES-Series receivers come with an industry- leading 5-year parts and labor warranty, and dedicated toll-free support staffed by trained product experts. (1-877-619-7669) Monday– Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m. ET.

RS232C Port

RS232C port for control system configuration.



Input and Output TerminalsComposite Monitor Out: 1, Opt: 1, Coax.:1, Analog Audio In: 4, Headphone Out: Yes, Pre Out (Subwoofer): 2, USB Front(ver) / Rear(ver): 1/0, Ethernet Port (Power over Ethernet): 1(0)
HDMI supporting HDCP2.2 In/OutHDMI supporting HDCP2.2 In/Out: 6(0), HDMI Output supporting HDCP2.2: 2
Speaker Output TerminalsFront A, Center, Surround

Auto Speaker Calibration

Calibration FeaturesD.C.A.C. IX / D.C.A.C. EX / Advanced D.C.A.C. / D.C.A.C.: D.C.A.C. IX, Speaker Relocation, Phantom Surround Back, Automatic Phase Matching, Calibration Mic: Stereo

Decoding Format for HDMI

Decoding Format for HDMIDSD: Yes (Up to 2.8MHz 5.1ch), LPCM: Yes (Up to 192kHz/24 bit 7.1ch), DTS HD MA / DTS HD HR: Yes/Yes, Dolby TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus: Yes/Yes, DTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1): Yes/Yes, DTS 96/24: Yes, DTS:X: Yes, Dolby Dual Mono: Yes, Dolby Atmos: Yes

Decoding Format for USB/Network Client


Custom Install & Control Features

Zone2 AudioHDMI(Fixed)
IR Repeat (In/Out)Yes(1/1)

General Features

GUI (Graphical User Interface)Yes
Auto StandbyYes
AttachmentCalibration microphone, Calibration mic stand, FM wire antenna, AC power cord, Remote control, R03 (size-AAA) batteries

Video Features

A/V SYNCYes(Variable)
4K 60p 4:4:4 SupportYes
3D Over HDMIYes
HDR (High Dynamic Range)Yes (HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma, Dolby Vision)
Audio Return ChannelYes
BRAVIA® SYNC™ (CEC Control)Yes (System Audio Control, System Power Off, RC Pass Through, Language Follow, One-Touch Play)
4K OutputHDMI Video Output Capability: 8K, 4K, 1080p, 1080/24p, Deep Color (up to 36 bit), Triluminous Color (xvYCC)
HDMITM Pass ThroughYes

Audio Features

Sound Enhancement TechnologiesPure Direct, DSD Native Playback, Center Speaker Lift Up, In-Ceiling Speaker Mode

Network Connectivity

Network FeaturesBluetooth Receiver, Bluetooth Transmitter, Wi-Fi
Spotify ConnectYes


Power OutputFront: 100W + 100W (8ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.9%)
Speaker Impedance6ohms-16ohms
Sound Field2ch Stereo, Direct, Auto Format Decoding, Multi Stereo, Audio Enhancer, Headphone 2 CH

Tuner Features

Preset Channel (Sirius/XM/FM/AM)TTL30 (30/0)

Misc. Specs

Product Weight (lbs.)20.5
Depth (in.)13.03
Width (in.)16.93
Height (in.)6.14
Battery SizeAAA
Streaming CapableYes
Featured Streaming ServicesApple Airplay 2, Spotify
4k Ultra Hd CompatibleYes
Remote Control IncludedYes
Number Of Audio Inputs4
Manufacturer Warranty5 Year Limited
Color Finish NameBlack
Smart CompatibleYes
Wifi CapableYes
Bluetooth CapableYes
CollectionPremium ES
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