The louder the better, but limited in equalizing and balance control.
3 October 2011
Summary: The Sony STR598 6.1 works well enough but very limited in the equalizer control. Given the choice today I'd go with something that had more user control. It's fairly easy to set up for anyone who's familiar with audio equip.
Summary: The STR-DE598 FM Stereo/FM-AM Receiver comes equipped with 6 channels supplying 90 Watts per channel If you have a newer home audio system you may want to look for a receiver that has HDMI inputs, this system dosnt have them. But I still enjoy this system.
Summary: The quality of this DE598 6.1 channel receiver was better than I expected. This product produced clear and amazing surround sound just with very fair price. I will recommend this product to my friends.
Summary: This reciever was fine for a while but then I lost the dolby processing, the center channel started dropping out, and I only got full surround sound through the coaxial input. I like Sony, but sound doesn't seem to be something that they do well at.
Summary: Buying from Amazon was cheapest price especially with free shipping. Stepped up for more power per channel. Stayed in the Sony family. (Previous Sony surround, output to center speaker quit) Dislike the speaker hook ups in back, difficult to attach speaker wires and screw down connections.
Summary: GOOD BUY BUT DONT BUY FROM BEST BUY.IT COST 200.00 THERE.I WISHED I HAD DISCOVERED AMAZON FIRST.ANYWHO,AS FAR AS THIS RECEIVER GOES IM NOT DISSAPOINTED IN ITS PERFORMANCE.THE SOUND IS FANTASTIC, THE OPTIONS ON DIFFERENT SOUNDS ARE MANY.
A. Remington "nameyou'vechosenalreadytaken", Amazon
10 June 2007
Summary: You can't beat the price on this for the options you can create with it. It was a bit confusing at first for me as I'm not terribly experienced with things like this. The manual helped somewhat.