Why are some audiophiles willing to pay a bit more for separates (preamp, amp, and tuner) rather than getting a receiver that combines all of these functions in a single unit? Several key reasons: each component is a "specialist," optimized for a focused set of tasks; better isolation, for cleaner sound; modular system building and flexibility for stepping up to future technologies.
Of course you get the multichannel power you need for riveting home theater sound: 115 watts x 5 channels of full-bandwidth-rated Parallel Push/Pull amplification. Parallel Push/Pull design gives you four output transistors per channel the amps run cooler, for improved performance and longer life, and maintain tighter control over your speaker drivers. The N9000ES is also flexible enough to configure for 4-channel, 3-channel, or 2-channel operation.
In addition to inputs for your home theater preamp, you get an "extra" pair of preamp inputs for high-quality hookup of an additional audio component. Sony ES touches like frame-and-beam construction keep chassis vibrations at an absolute minimum. Sony's Control A1 system lets you enjoy automatic on/off convenience with the TA-E9000ES and other compatible Sony components. Get ready for serious sound.
The TA-N9000ES is an awesome choice for your high-end home theater separates system. You'll love it no matter what multichannel preamp you choose; however, for a guaranteed high-performance match you should consider its intended companion, Sony's TA-E9000ES.
- 115 watts x 5 channels into 4 or 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.013% THD
- 5-channel, 4-channel, 3-channel, or 2-channel operation
- Parallel Push/Pull design
- rigid, anti-resonant frame-and-beam construction
- preamp inputs for front L/R, center, and surround L/R
- extra 2-channel preamp input
- Control A1 for auto on/off with TA-E9000ES and other compatible Sony components
- 17"W x 6-7/8"H x 18"D
- warranty: 5 years