Sony STR-AZ5000ES vs. Denon AVR-S960H

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STR-AZ5000ES vs AVR-S960H comparison chart

STR-AZ5000ES vs AVR-S960H comparison

Sony STR-AZ5000ES
Sony STR-AZ5000ES
Denon AVR-S960H
Denon AVR-S960H

Amplifier

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
Channels 11.2 7.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 130/8 90/8, 125/6
Output impedance, Ohm 8 8, 6
Frequency response 10Hz-100KHz 10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, % 0.09 0.08

Audio features

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
Digital to analog converter (DAC) 192 KHz/32-bit N/A
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration DCAC Audyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio features Acoustic Center Sync, DSEE Ultimate, DSD Native Playback, Pure Direct, In-Ceiling Speaker Mode, Center Speaker Lift Up Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz
USB 1 (USB 2.0) 1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45) 1 1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
Apple Music (AirPlay) AirPlay, AirPlay 2 AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming services Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
HDMI input/output 6/2 6/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP) HDCP 2.3 HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE) 2 2
Headphone output 1 x 6.3 1 x 6.3
Optical digital input 2 2
Coaxial digital input 1 1
Composite input 2 2
Component input/output 0/0 2/2
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectors USB, phones, setup mic USB, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
HDR (High Dynamic Range) HDR10 HDR10
4K signal pass-through 4K/120Hz 4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through 8K/60Hz 8K/60Hz
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion analog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video features Variable Refresh Rate, Auto Low Latency Mode HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
Voice control Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App control iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Display colour OSD colour OSD
Tuner AM, FM AM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware update network, USB network, USB
Other additional features IP Control, Web Control, App Control IP Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App Control

Multi-room

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
Multi-room zones 3 2
Zone audio output speaker, preout speaker
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room control has not HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-232 1 0
Remote control input/output (IR) 1/2 0/0
DC trigger output (12V) 3 0

Multichannel surround

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other) DSD, LPCM Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other) DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
MP3
WMA
AAC
WAV
FLAC
ALAC
Other audio file formats AIFF, DSD AIFF, DSD

Power

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
Operational power consumption, W 500 500
Standby consumption, W 0.1 0.1
Removable power cord

Dimensions

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
Size W x H x D, cm/inches 17 x 7.3 x 17.3 / 43 x 19.4 x 44 43.8 x 15.2 x 33/17.1 x 6.6 x 13
Weight, kg/lbs 9.3/19 9.5/21

Other

STR-AZ5000ES AVR-S960H
Release year 2023 2020
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