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Sony-str-de598.30957347
5.1 out of 10

Sony STR-DE598

6.1 Channel Power Rating: 5.1 Multi-Channel Analog Input 2 Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DE598

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Overall 6
6.0

left channel wasn't working...

RickDVD "RickDVD", Amazon
14 June 2013
  • Summary: It's a good machine and it did what I wanted it to do. Also, it's a bit dated, but I was looking for that type of hookup for the component audio. However, the left channel wasn't working.
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Overall 6
6.0

The louder the better, but limited in equalizing and balance control.

kevykev59, Ebay
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

For the money This is a really good buy

heycharles, Ebay
12 March 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Great Amp

elduderino94519, Ebay
6 December 2010
  • Summary: I just bought this to complete my home A/V set up and it's perfect. Solid power, total functionality, comepletely customizable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony STR DE598 6.1 channel Receiver

seminoelake, Ebay
11 August 2010
  • Summary: A little complicated to set up and to program; no subwolfer yet. Great sound odtherwise. I like Sony products which was a deciding factor in buying this unit.
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Overall 10
10

inexpensive receiver

docu08favor, Ebay
24 February 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Just replaced this with an Onkyo

Ken L. Norton "Shoeshine Boy", Amazon
15 May 2008
  • 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. *shrugs* I've read some other reviews for other Sony receivers that said there were problems with channels dropping out. I don't know what is causing the issue, but on mine I can wiggle the wire to get it back.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Surround Sound Receiver

Dave, Amazon
6 April 2007
  • Summary: I purchased this in April of 2007 for $66. I will primarily use this to provide the audio when watching a DVD. I will also listen to CD's and the FM stereo. My front speakers are 2 Pinnacle bookshelf with a Sony 100 watt subwoofer. I played Green Day at a high volume level to test the system. It sounded great with no distortion. The receiver did feel hot on the top surface. I am still reading through the lengthy operating instructions.
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Overall 10
10

Absolutely Love it

Zach, Amazon
3 January 2007
  • Summary: This receiver is a dream. It produces amazing sound quality with MANY options for different effects. I am a DVD collector and gamer and love high quality sound more than anything. I am only 18 but I know quality electronics, it is in fact what i am going to college to further develop. The Dolby settings are a very nice option for those who want high quality sound reproduction. I play my Playstation 3 on it all the time.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very disappointed

Ben, Amazon
3 September 2006
  • Summary: I've been buying SONY products for 30 years and I've never been as disappointed as I am with this product of theirs. Besides the fact that I have yet to figure out why the speakers cut-out periodically... (SONY says I probably need to send it back to be checked) I think this receiver is overly complex and hard to use. Almost nothing about it, except the basic controls, seem to be intuitive. If I could send it back for a refund I would.
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