Hello Maxx, For the record: Bass Boost on the STR-DE325 is +10dB at 70Hz. And not +8dB at 100Hz. And it's not as "boomy" as you would expect. Combined with my Jamo front speakers, the sound is excellent: did not need a subwoofer at all until now. Guess it's what Sony calls progress...
@Joe: OK I did not know this: I thought Subwoofer was not active when using just "plain" stereo modus. Thought I read this in the user manual, but I guess I was wrong. @Maxx: So your advice is to use an equalizer or buy a decent Subwoofer. Guess I 'm going for that second option. Any suggestions for a good subwoofer for a reasonable price?
Hi RickeyM, Thanks for your response. I guess you are right: I am probably missing the "bass boost" or "loudness" function. I do NOT understand why Sony decided to drop this feature on their new AV receveivers. Do you perhaps know if it is possible to make my own loudness circuit and add it to this amp? Has anybody done this before? I know that real audio-freaks always say that loudness should not be necessary to have a natural sound. That is perhaps true for the high end amps which cost around € 2000,= or more. But when you have a simple amp and wanna enjoy some nice bass ..
Well 4 ohm or 8 ohm, I don't care. I do not want high power, i just want a natural sound. And what I've heard so far the STR-DE325 gives much more natural sound with deep bass and sparkling high. The new STR-DH500 just sounds FLAT. But there are much more things that I do not like with this new amp (in order of annoyance): - the bass and treble can only be adjusted by 6 dB (10 dB with the old one) - bass and treble can only be adjusted in steps of 1 dB (no steps at all, completely analogue with the old one) - bass and treble settings can be adjusted in a (very hard to find and ..
Hi Jehill, Thanks for your response! When I look at the specifications of my speakers, it says 4-8 ohm... I do not understand this, do you? Anyway: what effect has the difference in ohms on the sound? I understand that 4 ohm speakers give more power. But does it also give more bass? I have the schematics of the STR-DE325 in PDF format, but I don't know how to attach it to this post. Maybe you have an email address that I can send it to?
Hello everybody, Someone have a tip for me? Nobody? Is my assumption correct, that I do not necessarily need to hook up a subwoofer to get a good quality sound? Maybe somebody has got an email address from Sony, where I can get support? Any help is appreciated! [ This message was edited by: t-bone99 on 2009-08-21 13:09 ]
Hello Maxx, You probably are right: the STR-DE325 could be the entry level receiver of Sony in 1998. It was probably 1998 or 1999 when I bought it and it was one of the first AV receivers. Can you perhaps explain why 10 years later there is so much difference in sound with the new line of receivers from Sony (and I don't mean a better sound!) ? This Sony is a big disappointment to me, and I do NOT understand why it gets so many good reviews. Perhaps I am too demanding or too critical ?? Anybody else here with the same experience? [ This message was edited by: t-bone99 on 2009 ..
Thanks jehill, Yes I'm sure it is a STR-DEH325. It's an older model (+/- 10 years old) and one of the first Sony AV receivers,I think. It only supports Dolby Surround I, but is incredible powerful. It is becoming faulty however: sometimes the left channel gives no output. It is a common thing with these model and has something to do with bad soldering or bad connections on the motherboard. This is the main reason why I wanted to replace it. The other reason is that I wanted to enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS. When I looked for a replacement of my STR-DEH325 I looked for so ..
Hi All, Just replaced my Sony STR-DEH325 with a new STR-DH500. But the sound is crappy! No Bass at all. I tried to adjust Bass and Treble with +6 dB (which is the max) but not much improvement. The sound is so bad that I am still using the old DEH325, which has a GREAT sound! What could be the cause of this lousy sound of the DH500? Is it a difference in quality between the old and the new AV receiver? Is it a setting? Do I need to attach a subwoofer? (this was not necessary with my old receiver to give a good sound quality). Hope someone can give me a tip, be ..
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