With as much bad press lower end Sony receivers get...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Jazz, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

    Mar 14, 2000
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    Vancouver, BC
    How's the Sony STR-DE685 for $188 canadian (~$140 US) from http://www.avu.ca/Clearance_Van.htm Brand new in box with full factory warranty.

    • 32-bit processing for surround decoding (Dolby Digital, DTS, Pro Logic II) and Digital Cinema Sound modes
    • 100 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD — or 100 x 5 in surround mode
    • component video switching (2 in, 1 out)
    • digital inputs: 3 optical, 1 coaxial
    • digital outputs: 1 optical
    • 3 audio and 4 A/V (including 3 S-video, 1 front-panel, and one 5.1-channel) inputs
    • preamp-level subwoofer output
    • no phono input
    • multibrand remote
    • Sony A1II control
    • 30 AM/FM presets
    • binding post terminals for all main-room speakers
    • 16-15/16"W x 6-1/4"H x 13-11/16"D
    • warranty: 2 years
    from what I hear the power ratings might be optimistic, but for this price...
  2. pharcyde183

    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

    Sep 16, 2002
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    I've got a sony receiver i got brand new on ebay a few years ago, STR 485 i think 80X5 and it works fine, no issues whatsoever. I only use it like once a week though but it sounds fine
  3. 04

    04 Guest

    Ive had very good experiences with Sony recievers. True, they overrate their power outputs pretty bad, but when it takes a doubling of power to get a measly 3dB, its not that big a deal IMO.

    My parents and brothers have 3 sony recievers between them and each is at least 5 years old and one is more than 10 years old. All have worked fine and never needed to be fixed or serviced.

    I say go for that reciever, 140 dollars for a DD and DTS reciever is a pretty damn good price, especially for a name brand.

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