Summary: I owned mine for 10+ years, but it finally died this weekend and had to be replaced. the sound processor decided it was done processing the sound the way it should, and I founflaying my Xbox 360, that I wasnt getting all the audio like I should. It was creating all ambient sounds around my character, but not processing my character's noises. New amp gave me all my sound back. With that said... 10+ years. I would say closer to 13-15 years, I have owned this unit.
Summary: I have owned the STR-DE595 for 5 years and can say it was and is a great value. I got my unit lightly used and have been using it pretty much every days since. I use it for both TV and music listening. I am hard of hearing and tend to listen to my music much louder then some people comfortable listening too. I use it in 5.1 mode with Polk Audio Monitor Series II speakers and a Sony sub. Sound quality is very good. Feature wise the unit is a bit dated.
Summary: I've had this thing in constant user for near a decade. It's now the weak link in my system and due for replacement, but it's still working hard and sounding the same as it did when I bought it. Not much more I could have expected out of it for the price I paid for it, maybe $200, years ago.
Summary: I loved the price and the name. The product came as advertised, which is a powerful stereo receiver capable of producing great music that I desire. The settings and manipulations of the channels works great for any speaker setup you might run. I am running 4 primary speakers (left and right) 2 surround speakers, and a subwoofer. All the speakers and pushed and the sound is awesome. The receiver itself is attractive and sleek.
Summary: Although this receiver was purchased used, it is still an outstanding piece of equipment. I purchased this, and a set of six, Sony surround speakers, from two different sources on eBay, and the two large boxes just happened to arrive on the same day! This system is well balanced, and compact in size. I decided to purchase the Sony model STR-DE595 receiver/amplifier because I already had a Sony receiver, model #STR-D615, that I've had for at least 15 years.
Summary: This receiver is a full-featured, easy to install, and use piece of electronics. My TV has audio out and this has enough imputs to allow me to listen to my TV through my system. The price was right and I got more than I paid for. If one is looking for something to make the windows shake, this isn't it. However, listening to FM, CD's or watching a DVD in my living room is a very good experience. It is a low cost solution for home users like me.
Summary: This Receiver is one of the best, the features, Quality, and sound you can't go wrong. Three different audio/vidio channels, CD, and Tape channels, multiple speaker outs for both steerio and surround. What more could you want?
Summary: Fairly easy to set up by today's standards.This receiver is well worth the money[under $90],but remember what you paid for it.I put mine in the garage with a 120 watt sub and some Bose cube speakers.The system fills the space nicely and can rock if needed.
SONY STR-DE595 A/V Receiver (Nice for the Price! )
Robert M. Lisanti "Metal Rob", Amazon
2 March 2007
Summary: This receiver i bought last year, so far I have had no problems and I enjoy all the features that it has. I actually have some old AIWA Speakers hooked up to this system, and a Sony Subwoofer which realy gives this system some power, I have tested it with all the great movies ( Lord of the rings, Star Wars, Matrix etc ) and it kicks butt!! My digital cable box which receives Dolby Digital signal also sounds great.