Excerpt: It's not often that we describe Sony 's home cinema amps as being ‘off the pace'. But, that's the phrase we used last month during the review of the £500 STR-DN1010 . Is the 'DA3600ES up to speed in this month's showdown? As with all of Sony's home cinema amps, great attention is paid to design and build quality. Inside you'll find new high-grade components, all assembled in a mission to improve sound quality.
Pros: Interesting features, powerful, tightly controlled bass, good detail
Cons: Lacks refinement, dynamics and scale, sounds too uptight