Sony STR DA1200ES/B: A solid hub for your entertainment unit
13 January 2011
Summary: I bought my 1200ES as I have a number of games consoles, and also sometimes play music over optical through a laptop. I have a 5.1 setup (Acoustic Energy speakers) although the device does support up to 7.1. In general I am extremely pleased with this amp, it sounds great, its packed with features and has a fair degree of customisation.
Summary: Just a quick response to the above really. Firstly the sound of any surrouns system does rely HEAVILY on the speakers used. If you are in the market for a surround sound amp then you are fairly serious about movies etc, so matching equipment is essential. I use B&W speakers as they are 'bright' . The Sony amp does seem to tame this, if you use bass heavy speakers then you will get bass heavy response.