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Sony STR-DE697
4.9 out of 10

Sony STR-DE697

Dolby® Pro Logic® II Decoding Black Finish A/V Receiver A Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DE697

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Overall 2
2.0

poor packing and did not work at all

David D., Amazon
16 June 2014
  • Summary: Bad purchase unit did not work at all. Decided not worth sending back. Seller said it was working when he had it
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Overall 2
2.0

This unit was unsatisfactory.

sandyboss6921, Ebay
4 January 2012
  • Summary: We were assured that the unit was fully operational, undamaged and in good condition, and came with a money back guarantee. The units' case was damaged and did not work. An online technician after guiding us thru several tests told us that only a certified tech could fix the unit.
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Overall 6
6.0

sony DE697 7.1

spos9238, Ebay
6 November 2010
  • Summary: Ilike what i bought and for the price it does a great job for what it is design to do.For a receiver it works great with my speakers to give a good surrond sound.some of the speaker connections don't work but other than that it works well.
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding Sound and Functionality

M. Willert, Amazon
7 January 2010
  • Summary: I've had this unit for 3 years and it's performed flawlessly with amazing clarity and sound. I paired it with a Bose Acoustimass 16 speaker and sub set. Settings are easy once you get used to it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Sony STR DE697 7.1 Surround Receiver / Not Impressed

leshov, Ebay
15 December 2008
  • Summary: Underpowered, 3/4 volume is average loudness on a movie. Volume has to be so high during normal listening that the sound quality is degraded. Would be OK for a very small living room/den/bedroom.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product, needs more optical inputs

R. Mellen Jr. "rbmjr", Amazon
1 May 2008
  • Summary: Just received this from Amazon via FedEx home delivery (2 day service, no extra charge). So far, so good. There are a few minor annoyances (only three optical inputs...not one for the DVD player...it is a coaxial input and my DVD player is optical).
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Overall 10
10

str-de697

542221543@deleted, Ebay
21 June 2007
  • Summary: easy to use and plenty of power. when I pluged in it picked up dolby digital with out any setting changes just plug in and go. nice reciever.
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Overall 10
10

How did I live with out it?

O. Pomakov, Amazon
3 August 2006
  • Summary: Such good tremble, such good base, such good surround sound, wow, how did I not buy it sooner, I wonder. By the way, the manual is so easy my [...] son was able to figure it out!!! exelent deal, love all the options.
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Overall 10
10

A head of industry audio processing

Bruce A. Attfield "Bees Wax", Amazon
4 January 2006
  • Summary: simply put this processor is to advanced for signals being output. other than processing HDMI and for the price great 48 bit tunes, 3/2.1 dts\surround awesome with 12''subwoofer for a single family house, but condo associations banned it.
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Overall 2
2.0

STR-DE697 Setup

Hagar the Horrible, Amazon
14 October 2005
  • Summary: I recently purchased this unit to replace a 12 year old Pioneer audio receiver. I have not been able to set it up yet because the manual that comes with it is virtually incomprehensible to a novice audiophile.
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