Sony STR-DA2400ES Home Cinema Receiver

The Sony STR-DA2400ES is a feature packed home cinema receiver capable of coping with all your high defintion needs.

With the increasing number of devices in our homes, from digital television receivers to Blu-ray players, and games consoles to iPods, it is becoming increasingly difficult to enjoy the best performance from each one. Whilst we want to enjoy surrround sound when watching a movie, we also want the same when playing games and when watching television as well as wanting to listen to our iPods through our speakers. To solve all these problems many people are redicovering the benefits that a separate home cinema amplifier can offer which allows you to connect all of these devices and more and so act as a hub for your home entertainment system.

Sony STR-DA2400ES Home Cinema ReceiverThe STRDA2400ES is a full blown 7.1 high definition home cinema amplifier capable of decoding Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio signals, and upscaling video signals to 1080p (using the extremely well respected Faroudja DCDi technology) so you can get the best possible quality from each of your devices. It even has a ‘Portable Music Enhancer’ to make the most from compressed MP3 music when you connect a suitable device to the digital media port. In addition to this you can connect a lot more – with a vast array of connection options, including four HDMI sockets, component, optical, digital coaxial, and stereo phono, you should be able to connect all your devices at once.

Available in black or silver, the Sony STR-DA2400ES also really looks the part too and has an imposing style to really show the rest of your components who’s the daddy! If you are new to home cinema amplifiers, Sony have made it very easy to connect with all the connection options are labelled, and it even comes with an auto calibration microphone that does all the set up for you.

What to consider before you buy the Sony STR-DA2400ES

There is not much to say against the Sony, just remember that decent speakers will help the system perform even better.

Why you should buy the Sony STR-DA2400ES

The Sony is capable of dealing with everything you’ll need it to, and as a hub for your home entertainment system, as well as a fine home cinema receiver, there is not much, if anything, better for the money. Rating: 4.5/5

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More information on the Sony STR-DA2400ES is available on the Sony website.


  1. Howard says:

    Q – I have a Panasonic DVD player TH-42PX700B and I want to use surround sound headphones say Sennheiser, is this Amp OK to hook up for this purpose? Will it all be compatible?

    1. Yes, they should be fine with this amplifier.

  2. I have got this amp, it great. but, I am looking to get some decent speakers and not sure which ones. Just using one off my old technics hifi at present. thought about some kef eggs, but read a few reviews saying they did not go well with this amp. looking to spend about £500 (Wife would like it to be more like £300)

    Any help please……

    1. I’m quiet surprised at that, the KEF’s normally go well with everything. Have you thought about the Q Acoustics 2000 Series or the Jamo A102? Both are highly rated good speaker sets.

  3. Robert Edwards says:

    Which Amplifier would you reccomend out of the Sony STR-DA2400, Denon AVR-1910, and Onkyo TXSR607. I’m tied between the three at the moment.

    1. The Onkyo TX-SR607 is probably the best value and undercuts both the Denon and Sony in terms of cost, but all three are very highly rated so you won’t go wrong with any. Personally, the Onkyo would just edge it for me, I have the previous model to the 607 and it’s been fab.

  4. Papa Smurf says:

    I’m giving some serious thought to buying this home cinema receiver, having also considered the Yamaha RX V467. Do you know if I’ll be able to connect my standard-definition devices such as a Virgin Media box via composite cable to this unit, and have it display to my Plasma Screen via HDMI, or, like the RX V467, be required to connect a video RCA cable from this unit into the back of my Plasma Screen, after having connected my standard-definition device to this unit? I would very much appreciate some clarity in this, as I have been out of touch with Home Cinema technology for a few years now!

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