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Sony STR-DE597

Sony STR-DE597
alaScore 75

37 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Sony STR-DE597. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DE597 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 37 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Sony STR-DE597 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STRDE597 6.1 Channel Audio/Video ReceiverSony STRDE597 6.1 Channel Audio/Video Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony STRDE597 6.1 Channel Audio/Video Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: drydogbrand (

Sony STR-DE597 - (A/V Receivers)

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: jsambell (



I have listened to both this and the 595, which I have personally owned for many years. The sound quality is not up to the likes of Yamaha or Harmon Kardon, but it does the same thing for a lot less money.

Plenty of power. Heaps of inputs. Reasonably solid build quality - although some sockets come loose with repeated use. Extremely reliable.

Gets hot, leading to the dreaded "protect, protect" error. Only one small heat sink (see above). Some parts of the front panel are a bit 'plasticy'. Screen gets scratched easily - ditto for front panel and less so the top cover.

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

The heart of your home audio/video system is the receiver, and the STR-DE597 is ready to rock. It will handle your music or home theater with 6.1 channels (100 watts per channel). Bring on the DVDs and laser discs, because the STR-DE597 supports many audio formats, including Dolby Digital, Dolby DigitalEX, dts, 96k/24 bit-dts ES , Dolby Pro Logic II Decoding, and 32-bit Dolby Digital. And, it features 11 sound field modes; Movie (3), Music (3), AFD (4), and 2 Channel (1). Includes 30 station presets, A & B/A or B Speaker Switch, Component Video Pass-Through, and UniCommander Pre-Programmed Remote Control.

Audio Input

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Audio Output

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Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Digital Cinema Sound EX
Surround System Class:6.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Cassette System

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CD System

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Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



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Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony STR

MD System

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Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control


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