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. All in all it sounds fairly good over 40-50db pretty weak drivers below that though. So it works okay but in the future I wouldn't buy this class receiver again.
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. Built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoding in the STR-DE598 will surround you with 6.1 separate channels of digital sound for sound quality that analog systems can't match.
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.