Sony STR-DE545 Receivers

3.73/5 (22 Reviews) MSRP : $360.00


Product Description

With Sony's STR-DE545 driving your A/V system, you're in store for all the thrills digital home theater has to offer! This A/V receiver has super-precise, 24-bit processing built in for Dolby Digital and DTS. Pop in a 5.1-channel DVD and find out what the fuss is all about! This Sony also has the Dolby Pro Logic decoding you need to experience multichannel surround sound from sources like a HiFi VCR or stereo TV. With 100 watts per channel in stereo mode, or 100 watts x 5 in home theater mode, you get the multichannel power you need for sonic clarity, realism, and impact. Speaking of realism, the 'DE545's built-in Digital Signal Processing includes Digital Cinema Sound exclusive soundfield circuitry based on acoustic measurements made at Sony Pictures Studios movie production stages. You'll hear movie soundtracks the way the producers and directors intended! When it comes to connections, the STR-DE545 has you covered. You get 3 inputs for digital sources (2 optical, 1 coaxial), 3 A/V inputs (including one S-video, and one 5.1-channel input) plus 3 inputs for your audio-only sources. A second set of main speaker outputs means you can wire a deck, patio, or separate room for stereo sound


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jack ryan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2007

Bottom Line:   
One of the best receivers I've had. Awesome sound quality with ability to control each an every output. You can design it to produce the kind of surround you want in your room setting.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $300.00



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by txsmoke a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2007

Bottom Line:   
For those of you experiencing the Protect mode on this unit. These Sonys (and several others from this era) are notorious for bad grounds internally. The circuit boards use the chassis as a power supply ground point and over time the screws that attach the boards to the mount points can work loose and cause various problems. I believe there are 4-5 points on various boards that act as ground. I made a small wire with several crimp connectors and connected all of the points to each other and the ground point on the power supply. Flawless operation ever since (the unit worked intermittently when I got it out of the dumpster). This could also be the cure for the units with hiss.

Nice unit, by the way. Very pleased, and I am not a Sony fan.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Purchased At:   Dumpster behind work



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

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I purchased my Sony DE545 a little over 5 years ago (I believe it's been that long, maybe longer) and haven't felt the need to get anything better yet. This reciever offers superb sound quality and performance for the price.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by delen.michel a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I am the guide to missing for this toestel where I can find that sony digital audio/vidio control center hom cinema sound processing-24 bit

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



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

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2006

Bottom Line:   
This is a great entry level Digital receiver. I used it for over 3 years and never once had any problems with it as described in other reviews. Mine never went into Protect mode and I had absolutely no hissing sounds. The only complaint I ever had was that it is difficult to program the FM Tuner section. Sound and picture are outstanding.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $549.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City




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