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Sony-str-de698.30958369
4.8 out of 10

Sony STR-DE698

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Overall 10
10

Great system

Michelle Waldroupe, Amazon
29 September 2013
  • Summary: After getting it all hooked up with the correct wires, this system puts out great sound and is very awesome to listen to Metal Mania on because of the classic 80's metal that my son and I love so very much!
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Overall 2
2.0

No Soul

Scooteral "Redaer", Amazon
12 January 2013
  • Summary: I bought this because the price was right. I owned it 5 years and never figured out how this remote is supposed to work nor could I use the goofy adjustments. Had a sub-woofer hooked up and it never made a sound. It is about as good as an Emerson stereo or one of those old Electrophonics. The sound is *meh*. This unit imbues the music with no soul, no balls or even ovaries. It is just loud and flat.
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Overall 10
10

Sony STR DE698 B 7.1 Channel Receiver excellent

dizzytonic, Ebay
5 April 2011
  • Summary: The Sony STR DE698 B 7.1 Channel Receiver bought is awesome and is was on time. I love the Sony STR DE698 B 7.1 Channel Receiver if I did not own it and had not bought it from this vender no ebay my life would not have been complete. No im ready to go blasting tunes all the way to the big house.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good Cheap Choice!!

adam78188, Ebay
11 November 2009
  • Summary: This unit has everything you expect from a 100 x 7. I have this system hooked to 7 speakers in a 30 x 25 living room. The sound from this unit made my TV seem too small. Sound quality is excellent for the level unit this is. I have not had a chance to hook up a subwoofer yet, but I am sure it will be equally as room filling. PERFECT FOR A GOOD CHEAP 7.1 SURROUND UNIT!!!!
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Overall 10
10

Great Reciever!!!

Richard L. Daugherty "Richard Daugherty", Amazon
7 July 2008
  • Summary: This is an awsome reciever!!! It replace my 10 year old Sony Reciever, which I used atleast eight hours a day. Wow, how things have changed with recievers, but for the better. One of the great thing about this reciever is th Auto Calibration, which automatically sets up the surround sound (like distance of each speaker from reciever for instance? Even with all the plugs on the back it was easy setting/hooking up the reciever and every plug is well marker.
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Overall 10
10

Very good receiver for the bucks

jacknaz, Amazon
17 May 2007
  • Summary: Why spend more? This has it all, enough power for a living room, nice appearance, and plenty of inputs. Leaves money to spend on dvd players, recorders, and speakers.
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Overall 10
10

Great Reveiver from Sony

lanpui, Ebay
2 December 2006
  • Summary: Receiver has been a work horse for me, love how it has the Component Video pass through. Other receivers I've owned have not stacked up to this one.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Sounds

bossbubba, Ebay
7 October 2006
  • Summary: My old system died on me so I went surfing the web to see what I could find as a replacment unit. I read all of the on line reports I could find and then hit Ebay to see if they had the unit. They did and I got the Sony DE698 7.1 channels system for a great price. My first words on setup are, Read The Book First on how to set the system up, it will go a lot easer for you. Use or make up banana jacks for ease of installing the speakers.
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Overall 10
10

Value, convenience, performance

Jason Johnston "Zach", Amazon
6 June 2006
  • Summary: This was purchased to replace a much more costly Harman Kardon 5.1 receiver, which I found had a weak FM tuner and difficult to configure surround settings. The Sony has been a pleasant surprise; good FM, more than adequate power and the 7.1 surround is quite and improvement over the 5.1. The remote is even user friendly (though I use a Sony touch screen universal).
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Overall 4
4.0

Sony Slips

D. Brown "DB", Amazon
8 April 2006
  • Summary: The price looked right, but as others have mentioned this receiver has: *a poor layout for inputs, *a terrible manual, *a difficult remote, Sony is coasting on their name with this one. In addition, after a period of full, normal operation the unit began to go into "Protect" mode...
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