Summary: I've owned this unit for a few years now and it continues to pump out great sound. Yes, it is a bit unconventional, but if one just reads the manual - which so many seem to have a problem with, they would figure it out. Lots of power for what it is.
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: 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...
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.
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.
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.
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...