Sony STR-DE635 A/V Receivers

4.19/5 (54 Reviews)


Product Description

Receiver/ Home Theater


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ried a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Overall, I'm very pleased with this unit. I purchased his receiver along with a set
of 6 speakers including subwoofer. I bought it for a deluxe ski
condo rental (see www.parkcitytownhome.com) and was afraid it might
be too complicated for the renters. However, along with some brief instructions,
I've had no real complaints and many compliments. The are three Sound Settings
(AFD, MODE & 2CH) that allow greater listening flexibility among Movies,
Videos/Games and AM/FM, tapes/CD's.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   On-line



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stojan a

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This is by my opinion great A/V receiver with a lot of nice features.
I recomend this receiver to everyone.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $300.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This receiver is excellent in my book. There's plenty of range for adjustment of all speakers (volume, bass, mid, treble) and custom-balancing output. With as many listening environments as this receiver has, you'd be awfully picky not to be able to find one that suits you.

I use this receiver in a 320-SF family room that opens onto a large kitchen, and the volume rarely needs to be turned up higher than about 20%. If you take the time to adjust the bass, there's plenty to be had. I use a Sony SA-W303 subwoofer with only 35 watts, but the power that comes out of this combination is in most cases way too much, so I generally reduce the sub's level setting (volume) to a little above half. The sub, adjusted to coordinate with two old front Panasonic speakers with 8" woofers, produces lots of deep sound -- more than I need.

There are many adjustable settings on this receiver, and they take some time to work through. The Sony manual, however, takes you through a logical progression that can result in a surround system that's customized for the listening environment.

I'm sure there are better receivers, but if you can find a good price on this receiver, I'd highly recommend it.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   from a co-worker



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Charles a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2001

Bottom Line:   
All in all this is a solid reciever. The primary weaknesses are the often confusing and not too well laid out remote control buttons (the top portion flips up) and the features/settings that require some serious tinkering to figure out. These problems are the mark of a good deal of over-engineering.

Still I think there should have been more optical hookups one for the Cd and one extra for a future digital source
but for $199.00 (tax included) this is just a gripe.

Once you get the settings to your tastes, you should find the reciever fulfilling many ,if not most, of your needs as a good basic reciever. The bass response will get some kick out of most floor standing speakers and the Mid range and Treble can likewise be tweaked to meet your listening
preferences. For the price this is a good reciever.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   Sears



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Great reciever....first surround system I owned. So far never treated me bad, took everything i threw at it and kept running.
definatly worth it for a lower-midrange surround reciever

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   Tweeter




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