Cool cosmetics, and powerful multichannel home theater (and music) performance from Sony! The STR-DE475 has your processing covered: Dolby® Digital for over 9,000 DVDs, DTS® for movies and music, and Dolby® Pro Logic™ for over 12,000 Dolby-encoded videotapes (and many stereo TV broadcasts).

You also get three Digital Cinema Sound™ modes — exclusive soundfields based on acoustic measurements made at Sony Pictures Studios movie production stages. You'll hear movie soundtracks the way the producers and directors intended!

Hook up all your digital and analog components — even a high-resolution 5.1 format like multichannel Super Audio CD. Sony also gives you 80 watts x 5 channels of power to keep the sound flowing clean. The A/V remote keeps you in control.

Details:
  • Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic decoding
  • 80 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (40-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD — or 80 watts x 5 in surround mode
  • 24-bit DSP for 11 modes (including Dolby Digital, DTS, Pro Logic, and Digital Cinema Sound)
  • digital inputs: 1 optical, 1 coaxial
  • 2 audio and 3 A/V (including one 5.1-channel) inputs
  • preamp-level subwoofer output
  • no phono input
  • 1 set of main speaker outputs
  • A/V remote control
  • 30 AM/FM presets
  • 16-15/16"W x 5-3/4"H x 12-7/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years

Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • AM/FM/Dolby Digital/DTS Receiver
  • RM-U305 remote
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • Instruction manual
  • Correction sheet
  • Warranty sheet
  • Safeguards sheet
  • Sheet on correct loudspeaker connections (taped to top of receiver).

Product Research

Features
Remote Control

Inputs and Outputs

Note

Features

Video Surround Modes:

  • Normal Surround: Normal Surround includes the following modes:
    • Dolby Digital/Dolby Pro Logic: Dolby Digital sources are played with as many channels as recorded; 2-channel stereo sources are decoded with Dolby Pro Logic
    • DTS
  • Cinema Studio Ex. A: reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony's "Cary Grant Theater" cinema production studio
  • Cinema Studio Ex. B: reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony's "Kim Novak Theater" cinema production studio
  • Cinema Studio Ex. C: reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony's scoring stage
  • Virtual Multi Dimension: uses 3D sound imaging to create an array of virtual rear speakers positioned higher than the listener from a single pair of actual rear speakers
  • V.Semi-M. Dimension: uses 3D sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers without using actual rear speakers. It creates 5 sets of speakers surrounding the listener at a thirty degree angle of elevation.

Audio Surround Modes:

  • Hall
  • Jazz Club
  • Live House
  • Game

Auto Format Decoding: Automatically detects the type of audio signal being input (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic, 2 channel) and performs the proper decoding without adding any effects.

96kHz Sampling Frequency Compatibility: The coaxial digital input jack is compatible with digital signals having a sampling frequency of 96kHz.

Note: The Toslink optical digital input jack is not compatible with digital signals having a sampling frequency of 96kHz.

Bass management:

  • Front Speakers: you may select "LARGE" or "SMALL"
  • Center Speaker: you may select "NO", " LARGE" or " SMALL"
  • Rear Speaker: you may select "NO", " LARGE" or " SMALL"
  • Rear speaker place: when using rear speakers, this setting is used for proper operation of the sound fields that create virtual rear speakers; you may select "PL. SIDE" or "PL. BEHIND"
  • Rear speaker height: you may select "HGT. LOW" or "HGT. HIGH"
  • Subwoofer: you may select "S.W. YES" or "S.W. NO"

Sound Field Customizing: Depending on the Mode selected, you can adjust the following parameters:

  • Effect Level: the "presence" of the surround effect may be adjusted in 16 steps (0 - 15)
  • Wall Type (wall material simulation): 17 steps from hard to soft
  • Reverberation time: may be adjusted in 17 steps
  • Front Balance: the balance can be adjusted +/-8 steps
  • Surround Balance: the balance can be adjusted +/-8 steps
  • Surround Level: the level may be adjusted in 1dB steps from -10dB to +6dB
  • Center Level: the level may be adjusted in 1dB steps from -10dB to +6dB
  • Sub Woofer Level: the level may be adjusted in 1dB steps from -10dB to +6dB
  • LFE Mix: Lowers the level of the LFE channel output. You may select "OFF" (mute), or the level may be set from -20 to 0dB in 1dB steps. Note that this effects only the LFE channel, not the bass sent to the sub through bass redirection circuitry.
  • Dynamic Range Compressor: You can select OFF, 0.1-0.9, in 1 dB steps. Enables or disables dynamic compression for less variation in volume
  • Bass/Treble

Multi Channel Input: Although this unit features built-in Dolby Digital and DTS processing, it also has a 5.1 multi channel input for use with external multi-channel decoders, including potential future units such as multi-channel SACD players and DVD Audio players. 

Station and Source Naming: Each preset station and program source may be given an index name of up to 8 characters. For example, two VCRs can be displayed as 8MM and VHS.

Sleep Timer: The unit may be set to automatically turn off after 2 hours, 1 hour and 30 minutes, 1 hour, or 30 minutes.

Dimmer: There are 3 levels of display brightness, plus you may turn the display off (control from the front of the unit only).

Remote Control

Overview: The supplied remote will control Sony A/V equipment. The source buttons, transport keys, and master volume keys glow in the dark. The factory setting of the function buttons can be changed, except for the TUNER button. The function buttons can be changed to control the following Sony equipment: CD, DAT, MD, Tape Deck A, Tape Deck B, LD player, VCR (VTR settings of 1, 2 or 3), TV, DBS (DIRECTV), DVD, or VCD player.

For Sony TVs with picture-in-picture functions, the remote also controls the following functions:

  • POSITION: changes the position of the small picture
  • SWAP: changes the small and the large picture
  • P in P: activates the picture-in-picture function

Inputs and Outputs

Front panel:

  • Phones: standard headphone jack

Rear panel:

  • DVD/LD Coax digital input: coax RCA input that is compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS and PCM digital signals; this input is compatible with signals that have a 96kHz sampling frequency. This is NOT AC-3 RF, if you are using a LaserDisc with AC-3 RF output, you a demodulator maust be purchased separately and connected between the LD player and this unit!
  • TV/SAT optical digital in:  Toslink optical digital input that is compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS and PCM digital signals

Note: The Toslink optical digital input jack is not compatible with digital signals having a sampling frequency of 96kHz.

  • Antenna inputs: FM Coax and AM spring clip antenna inputs
  • CD: RCA stereo input
  • MD/Tape: RCA stereo input and output
  • TV/SAT: RCA audio and composite video input 
  • DVD/LD: RCA audio and composite video input
  • Video: RCA audio and composite video input and output
  • Monitor: RCA video output
  • Multi Channel Input: this is a 5.1 multi channel input consisting of left front, right front, center, left rear, right rear and subwoofer RCA inputs for use with external multi channel decoders (for video use, it is used with any of the Video inputs on the unit)
  • Subwoofer preamp output: mono RCA preamp output for an optional powered subwoofer
  • Speakers: spring clip outputs for front, surround, and center speakers

Note

Backup Memory: Once a sound field is customized, the changes are stored in memory indefinitely, unless the receiver is disconnected from power for about 2 weeks. If the receiver is disconnected from power for about 1 week, all of the tuner presets will be cleared from the receiver's memory.

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Be the first to review this product
Great Gear Giveaway

Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
  Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left

Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new Sony STR-DE475

Using a high-quality subwoofer cable helps you get great-sounding bass with movies and music.
Protect your investment from power surges and interference.
Connect your components that use the composite video connection.
Connect your components that require optical digital connections.
Maintain optimum sound quality with upgraded audio cables.
Monster Cable® 400sw2

Monster Cable® 400sw2

Subwoofer cable (24 feet)

Item #: 119140712

$89.99
Add to Cart
Monster Core Power® 1200 AVU

Monster Core Power® 1200 AVU

Surge protector with built-in USB charging

Item #: 119121830

(1)

$59.99
Add to Cart
Monster Core Power® 600 AVU

Monster Core Power® 600 AVU

Surge protector with built-in USB charging

Item #: 119121826

$39.99
Add to Cart
Monster Core Power® 800 AVU

Monster Core Power® 800 AVU

Surge protector with built-in USB charging

Item #: 119121828

(1)

$49.99
Add to Cart
Monster Video® 2

Monster Video® 2

Composite video cable (2 meters, 6.6 ft.)

Item #: 119R2002M

(1)

$29.95
Add to Cart
AudioQuest Forest OptiLink

AudioQuest Forest OptiLink

Optical digital audio cable (1.5 meters/5 feet)

Item #: 703FOP15M

(23)

$34.99
Add to Cart
AudioQuest Cinnamon OptiLink

AudioQuest Cinnamon OptiLink

Optical digital audio cable (3 meters/10 feet)

Item #: 703COP3M

(3)

$108.99
Add to Cart
CableTruth 303T

CableTruth 303T

Optical digital audio cable (6 feet)

Item #: 865OPT6FT

(4)

$19.99
Add to Cart
AudioQuest Vodka OptiLink

AudioQuest Vodka OptiLink

Optical digital audio cable (1.5 meters/5 feet)

Item #: 703VOP15M

(1)

$228.99
Add to Cart
Monster Cable Stereo Audio 200i

Monster Cable Stereo Audio 200i

Stereo interconnect cables with RCA plugs (2 meters/6.6 ft.)

Item #: 119MC2002M

(16)

$29.95
Add to Cart