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Experience the astounding sound of Sony's STR-DE685 receiver. Packed with 100 watts x 5 and 100 watts x 2 of system power, this receiver is perfect for your sound system. Features include an A or B speaker switch, 2 component video inputs, a preprogrammed remote commander control, 32-bit Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and a DTS decoder/DSP. Listen to the Digital Cinema Sound system with Cinema Studio EX modes at work, and utilize features like the 9-function input selector, and the 5.1-channel input for new high-resolution multi-channel audio sources such as SACD. You won't believe what you hear! Also make use of the 3 optical digital inputs - 1 output, coaxial digital input, 3 S-Video inputs - 1 S-Video output, a Control A1 II interface, and a subwoofer output. You have yet to experience sound quite like this... Rediscover the sound of Sony with the STR-DE685.

Product Identifiers
Family LineSTR
Product TypeHome Theater Receivers

Key Features
Output Power500 Watt
Amplifier Output Details100 Watt - 8 Ohm - THD 0.9% - 1 channel(s) ( center ), 100 Watt - 8 Ohm - THD 0.9% - 2 channel(s) ( front ), 100 Watt - 8 Ohm - THD 0.9% - 2 channel(s) ( rear )
Surround Sound EffectsDigital Cinema Sound EX
Sound Output TypeSurround Sound
Built-in DecodersDolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II
Equalizer IncludedYes
Receiver Tuner TypeDigital
Receiver Tuner BandsAM/FM
Response Bandwidth20 - 20000 Hz

Coaxial Digital InputYes
Optical Digital InputYes
Optical Digital OutputYes
Headphone JackYes

Remote Control TypeUniversal remote control
Built-in Display TypeFluorescent
Bass ControlYes

Height6.22 in.
Width16.93 in.

eBay Product ID: EPID46557435

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Created: 03/28/11

5.1 Stereo at its BEST.

The SONY STR DE685 500 watt receiver does it all. Inputs and outputs for everey conceivable equipment configuration. Excellent sound reproduction that can be shaped to your liking in a variety of ways; some automatic, some manual.

What I dislike about it is that the manual was poorly translated, likely from Japanese. It is NOT clear nor very understandable. While this receiver has numerous adjustments, making them is NOT intuitive. It is NOT "user friendly." There are some features that I have NEVER been able to learn how to use!

HOWEVER, in the end, the reason you buy a receiver or amplifier is for the sound. Connect this unit to decent speakers and you will be surrounded with superb sound quality.

As for those who sold this amp is favor of a system with MORE speakers I ask - HOW MANY EARS do you have? Do you really think a REAR center speaker is going to do anything for you?

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