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delivers an excellent surround sound experience and has the component connections for my existing equipment (some very outdated)and surround sound speaker array.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. Years ago, I would not have been able this Sony Receiver; however, I was lucky enough to find what I needed as such a low cost. I'm a happy camper ...
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. What I dislike about it is that the manual was poorly translated, likely from Japanese. It is NOT clear nor very understandable. While this receiver has numerous adjustments, making them is NOT intuitive. It is NOT "user friendly.
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.