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Sony STR-DH520

Sony STR-DH520
alaScore 82

871 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 871 reviews of Sony STR-DH520. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony STR-DH520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony STR-DH520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony STR-DH520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STRDH520 AV Receiver - BlackSony STRDH520 AV Receiver - Black

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DH520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 444 user reviews of Sony STR-DH520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STRDH520 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver (Black)Sony STRDH520 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Kim Wilson (hometheatermag.com)

Sony STR-DH520 A/V Receiver

 

The audio and video performance of the Sony STR-DH520 is more than acceptable, especially given it's price and ability to pass 3D content, decode all current audio codecs, and deliver a full seven channels of amplification. However, setup and operation...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Kim Wilson (soundandvision.com)

Sony STR-DH520 A/V Receiver

 

The STR-DH520 has a surprising number of features for such a low cost. It's 3D compatible, and it decodes all the major audio codecs, including Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It's also capable of decoding high-resolution 96kHz/24-bit...

Sep, 2011

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Expert review by : Kim Wilson (hometheater.com)

Sony STR-DH520 A/V Receiver

 

The audio and video performance of the Sony STR-DH520 is more than acceptable, especially given it's price and ability to pass 3D content, decode all current audio codecs, and deliver a full seven channels of amplification. However, setup and operation...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony STR-DH520 amplifier

 

Sony STR-DH520 review: A surround sound amp that supports 3D playback

Simple setup ; 3D pass-through ; Auto level calibration works well

No high-end codec support

The Sony STR-DH520 is a reasonable choice for an entry-level A/V receiver, and its inclusion of 3D play-through is useful for anyone setting up a cheap 3D home theatre.

May, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Does the Job

 

Added 3/5/2016: When it was working it was GREAT it just didn't last so I dropped it to 2 stars. Sorry sony you used to be known for enduring quality I'm not sure when you cheaped out. Started shutting off randomly a few times a day about a year ago...

Does the job

optical connection is wonky (technically speaking)

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Does the Job

 

Does the job

optical connection is wonky (technically speaking)

May, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

IT DID NOT LAST VERY LONG!

 

CHEAP $

HDMI OUTPUT DEAD AFTER LESS THAN 10 HRS USE, THERE IS A REASON FOR 90 DAY WARRENTY!!!!

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice system

 

Inexpensive 7.1 system that does a very nice job.

Runs my system flawlessly, I have both a Computer with HDMI out and a BD player connected and it delivers nice sound a good device changing.

Can get hot when the volume is turned up fairly high.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Junk

 

I have always bought Sony receivers (4th one) and they have always lived forever (only my oldest one finally tanked after 20 years. Won't get refurbished one again for sure.

Sounded good for about a month. Low price. That's where I got suckered.

5 days after warranty ends, it starts failing if the volume is turned up beyond 40 (out of 70). Now have to pay the price of a new one. I'm going to ask Sony if they will honor it just 5 days after warranty, but I'm guessing they won't replace it.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

All went well.

 

I love my receiver and my 7.1 surround sound system but it is very frustrating that I cannot calibrate it because the mic for the calibrations did not come with it.

It was cheap and was just what I needed for my first sound system and it works wonderfully

The only con is the missing mic for the auto calibration feature which is the only way to calibrate the receiver. I would not care so much if I could easily find a mic to use to auto calibrate it but I cannot seem to find one with the right type of...

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Impedance:8
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):115
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):115
Receiver Type:Surround
Speaker selector:

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:230
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:230

Inputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
HDMI in:4

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Channels quantity:
HDMI:

Outputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Number of HDMI outputs:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:230

Radio

Auto digital tuning: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RDS features:
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM

Storage

Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: No
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio Return Channel (ARC):
AV input:
AV output:
Bi-amping:
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1), DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1), DTS-HD
Color of product:Black
Connector contacts plating:
Handheld remote control: Yes
Night mode:
Sleep Timer: Yes

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes