Summary: Really liked thIs item. My old surround sound went out that I had for over 10 years and I needed a replacement. ThIs unit really fit the bill. Performance it's great, sound is great, I'm hearing sounds from my speakers I didn't knew existed.
Sony STR DE685 5.1 Channel 500 Watt Receiver Delivers
10 July 2013
Summary: As an older unit, it delivers an excellent surround sound experience and has the component connections for my existing equipment (some very outdated)and surround sound speaker array. Also, Sony has always proven to be of the highest quality and longevity.
Summary: The SONY STR DE685 500 watt receiver does it all. Inputs and outputs for everey conceivable equipment configuration. Excellent sound reproduction that can be shaped to your liking in a variety of ways; some automatic, some manual.
Summary: I love that it has so many input/output options available and that the setup is not difficult. I bought it because my old Technics would go to protection whenever I had my PC hooked up to my system, this one does not and it puts out more power.
Summary: The Sony STR-DE685 is a fine receiver for the money. Lots of bells and whistles. Be careful, because it has a great THD rating in stereo, but only so-so with all 5 channels driven. Other companies do the same thing.