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4.9 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 10
10

The sony is an excellent receiver,that offers good power and performace at a very affordable price.At 149..99s priced to sell.

stewart L, Amazon
8 September 2007
  • Summary: The sony is an excellent receiver,delivering high power and good sound at an affordable price.The sony is rated at 90 watts x6 40 to 20,000 cps at 8 ohms at 1000 cps.The full rated power of this set is more like 70 watts x 6 at 8 ohms.As with most receivers the power ratings are overly optimistic.They test the power with one or two channels driven.If you were to drive all six channels full spectrum simultaniously,the power delivered,would drop considerably.
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Overall 10
10

GREAT buy - awsome sound - low price!

O. Pomakov, Amazon
24 August 2007
  • Summary: When I got this receiver, I taught it might sound real bad since i only had two bookshelf speakers. I was very wrong when this receiver delivered full bass and tremble to my Extended Defenicion Sony Speakers. After about 2 months I got a Subwoofer which was incredible! The sound was as if it was coming out of the speakers! The bass was smooth and realistic, not punchy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Bargain Buy

Bob-bo, Amazon
14 August 2007
  • 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. Overall happy with purchase.
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