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Sony STR-DE897
3.8 out of 10

Sony STR-DE897

Component Video Pass-Through Black Finish A/V Receiver (Also Read more

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Overall 10
10

Great sound and reliable

Gabriel "G D", Amazon
24 February 2010
  • Summary: It has great sound and it's very reliable. Has served me well, the manual can use quite a bit of work and the learning curve is a little steep but quite worth it.
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Overall 10
10

GREAT Sony DE897/S audio receiver

desertbobpat, Ebay
17 February 2010
  • Summary: Easy to connect and use the various sound modes. User manual is available online. Stereo sound is excellent using analog RCA plug connections, and surround sound is even better using optical audio connection from DVD player and DISH receiver.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony STR DE897/S 7.1

michaelaroe, Ebay
2 March 2009
  • Summary: The reciever is just what I expected. Everthing I need for my theater is right there ready to plug in, I would tell anyone that this would be a center peice to there stereo
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Overall 10
10

Good reciever for the price

for-me-this-is-heaven, Ebay
27 October 2008
  • Summary: Had an older model Sony 5.1 receiver that had the DTS processor go bad, so it was time to upgrade. Similar to my old receiver but many improvements on the things I disliked about my old receiver. Easy selection of speaker setup, obvious menu navigation, and pleanty of inputs.
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Overall 10
10

Sony STR DE897/S 7.1 Channel Receiver

gianncarlo2000, Ebay
7 May 2007
  • Summary: I Love my new Sony STR DE897/S 7.1 Channel Receiver , work's perfectly in both systems Audio/Video .
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Overall 6
6.0

Stricly 8 ohm and annoying hum

G.W., Amazon
4 January 2007
  • Summary: I expected better from Sony but this unit only accepts 8 ohm speakers. It was not listed as so and there is a 60HZ ac hum which shows poor filterig. Other features are fine but falls short in quality sound.
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Overall 6
6.0

blown pre-channel

J. Glasser "DJ Josh Blade", Amazon
4 April 2006
  • Summary: This receiver was a massive upgrade from the Magnavox I had for 10 years. Sounds decent, lots of inputs, I felt the setup was easy. The remote is tedious to operate and program indeed.
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Overall 10
10

Superb!

S. Pendergast "gadget freak", Amazon
19 June 2005
  • Summary: I purchased this receiver with Sony's SA-VE367T 7.1 speaker system. Circuit City offered a package deal and a great price. I had been wanting to upgrade to 7.1 but wasn't willing to spend thousands my first go-round. Biggest tip: BUY THE BEST QUALITY A/V CABLES YOU CAN AFFORD!!
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Overall 10
10

NEAT!!!

Frank, Amazon
26 May 2005
  • Summary: This is my 3 Sony receiver and they have all worked flawlessly. This one replaces a lower rung Sony 5.1 receiver. This is my first in the silver color and it is stunning, with the front having a brushed aluminum look. It compliments all the other components that seem to have turned silver overnight.
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Overall 10
10

Great Value

C. Purdon, Amazon
12 May 2005
  • Summary: This is a great unit for the price. The set up went fairly smoothly. I have to admit that I am not 100% sure that the "sound" is optimized to my listening area, but that is probably due to my own (in)abilities as an audio technician.
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