Sony STR-AZ7000ES vs Sony STR-AZ1000ES review

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Sony STR-AZ7000ES vs Sony STR-AZ1000ES review

Sony STR-AZ7000ES
Sony STR-AZ1000ES

The Sony STR-AZ7000ES vs Sony STR-AZ1000ES comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.


The number of channels for receivers is different - 13.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the STR-AZ7000ES has such a ratio W/Ohm - 150/8, while the STR-AZ1000ES has a power of 100/8. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.09%.

Audio features

Competitive models use the same DAC. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Sony STR-AZ7000ES and Sony STR-AZ1000ES can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

Video features

The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/120Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the STR-AZ7000ES and the STR-AZ1000ES. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 6/2.Sony STR-AZ7000ES connectionsSony STR-AZ1000ES connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the STR-AZ7000ES and the STR-AZ1000ES. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. STR-AZ7000ES and STR-AZ1000ES support the standard HDCP 2.3. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Ability to create 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Sony STR-AZ7000ES and the Sony STR-AZ1000ES can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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