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!
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.
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.
Summary: Just replaced a ten year old JVC surround receiver with this Sony and i cant believe the great audio that this Sony puts out. Easy to hook up and get it fired up .Sub woffer is a must and many settings to choose from make it a great receiver for the money,Also Amazon has the best prices on Sony Audio products
Summary: I am totally in love with this receiver. The sound is great for the price & the multiple Optical & S-video/component video inputs are awesome. I managed to hook up my cable, DVD player, DVD recorder and PS2 from this receiver to my TV with no problem. One receiver to manage all my components.....best money I ever spent!
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).
Sony STR-DE698 7.1 Channel Surround Sound AM/FM Audio/Video Receiver
Erik Y. Owen, Amazon
19 March 2006
Summary: Great product, great price, free shiiping and lots of features. Has all the hookups you need to expand your home theater set up and then some. Great for High Definition tv's. Has plenty of sound adjustment to tweek and enhance. Only thing I would degrade on this is that the setup is kind of confusing. Once you get it though, it's not that bad. Love It!