Price Paid: $395
Purchase at: Sears (internet price)
Loads of connections Digital and Analog, S-video and composite, 5.1 and 6.1 decoding with 6 amplifiers, Lots of adjustment for fine tuning sound. Learning remote
No connections for “B” speakers.
The Sony STR-DE1075 is impressive and I recommend it: It has power enough to fill an auditorium, 100 X 6 in Home Theatre mode and 100 X 2 in stereo mode. If you have a hard time making manual adjustments with frequency levels of a sound field as I do, it has numerous pre-programmed effects (27 total) from Cinema Studio Ex. A thru Games. This receiver is flexible and can take input signals from various devises because it can handle Dolby Digital, Dolby Prologic, DTS, 6.1 and 5.1 sensed automatically with A.F.D. selected. Of course, the receiver is only one part of a system but it is the heart of a compatible one. Take a look at my system to verify this statement.
Sony Receiver STR-DE1075
Front Speakers (A), CSW Tower III
Front Speakers (B), Sound Dynamics SS-I w/ext.speaker switch
Center, CSW Center Stage
Rear L&R, CSW Surround 5.1
Back Center, CSW MC300 Newton Series
Sub-woofer, JBL PB-10
Sony Wega TV KV-32FV16
DVD Video Player, Sony DVP-C650 5-Disc
VCR 1 (VHS), Sony SLV-779HF
CD Player, Sony CDP-CX235 200 Disc
Dish Network JVC 4900 Receiver Dolby Digital
In conclusion, if you want it all at a moderate price, you will not bedisappointed with the Sony STR-DE1075. I sit in awe during “The Gladiator”. My home experience is better than the movie theatre!