I own two of these. I loved the first one so much I purchased a second one for 2-channel use. At 120 watts per channel, it makes my B&W's just sing.
One of my favorite features is the ability to EQ the various frequencies to tailor the sound for the room (also to match your speakers).
This one is just as nice as my first one (identical in fact). Purchased from the original owner.
It's in excellent condition at 8 out of 10. Beautiful condition and rated conservative.
The ES handily beat out a new Cambridge Azur 651 (which sounded like a transistor radio compared to the ES).
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Detailed item info
After building the phenomenal TA-E9000ES Digital Preamplifier, Sony's next challenge was to create an A/V Receiver equally qualified for the new age of home entertainment. The best decoding of Dolby Digital and DTS (Digital Theatre System) signals was just a start. Sony also demanded power amplifiers that deliver the sound with full impact. And Digital Signal Processing that places multi-channel digital sound into the ultimate playback environment. The result of these efforts is the STR-DA555ES Receiver. It offers high precision decoding for both Dolby Digital and DTS sound tracks. Like the TA-E9000ES, sonic accuracy is maintained by Sony 32-bit DSP, Sony digital filters and D/A converters. So multi-channel digital sound is converted to analog with spectacular dynamics.Sony delivers those dynamics to your speakers with a power amplifier worthy of high-end separate components. The typical IC op amp is replaced with discrete push-pull transistors. Equal power to all five main channels does full justice to Dolby Digital's full-bandwidth surround channels. And FTC/UL 4-ohm ratings mean the Receiver is fully prepared for today's speakers. These designs mean that you'll hear movie sound tracks with the same dynamics, the same clarity, and the same brute force that you experienced in the theater. And Sony has accounted for the acoustical differences between your living room and a movie theater, so you hear movie sound tracks exactly as the movie director intended.Thanks to all these technologies, the STR-DA555ES makes DVD movies and music video titles come alive as never before.
Sony STR DA555ES - AV receiver - 5.1 channel specifications
Product Type AV receiver
Dimensions (WxDxH) / Weight AV receiver : 17.0 in x 14.3 in x 6.4 in / 35.1 lbs
Width 17.0 in
Depth 14.3 in
Height 6.4 in
Weight 35.1 lbs
Enclosure Color Black
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
Amplifier Output Details 100.0 Watt - 4.0 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.05 % - 1.0 channel(s) ( Front ) , 120.0 Watt - 4.0 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.02 % - 1.0 channel(s) ( Front ) , 100.0 Watt - 8.0 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.05 % - 2.0 channel(s) ( Center ) , 120.0 Watt - 8.0 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.05 % - 2.0 channel(s) ( Center ) , 120.0 Watt - 4.0 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.02 % - 2.0 channel(s) ( Rear ) , 100.0 Watt - 8.0 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.02 % - 2.0 channel(s) ( Rear )
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Built-in Decoders Dolby Pro Logic , Dolby Digital , DTS decoder
Surround Sound Effects Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)
Digital Sound Processor (DSP) Yes
DSP Preset Qty 29.0
Input Impedance 50.0 KOhm
Input Sensitivity 2.5 mV
Response Bandwidth 10 - 50000 Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.05 %
Input Channel Qty 5.0
Output Channel Qty 5.0
Output Power / Total 600.0 Watt
Additional Features 4-ohm/8-ohm switch , Gold plated connectors
Type Radio tuner - AM/FM - Digital
Tuning Display Fluorescent display
Preset Station Qty 30.0
Response Bandwidth -14970.0 Hz
Signal-To-Noise Ratio 70.0 dB
Auto Preset Memory Yes
MD system type None
Built-in display Fluorescent
Headphones Type None
Supported Devices AV receiver
Features Touch panel , Learning
AV Furniture None
Power Device Power supply - Integrated
Power ± 10%
Power Outlets 2 AC outlets