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Sony STR-DE475

A/V receiver with Dolby Digital and DTS

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Sony STR-DE475

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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).

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

What's in the Box:

  • 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).
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  • 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).

Features and Specs

Amplification
Number Of Channels N/A
Stereo RMS Power (watts) ---
THD in Stereo ---
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) ---
Minimum Impedance L/R 8 ohms
Minimum Impedance Center 8 ohms
Minimum Impedance Surround 8 ohms
General Features
Internet-ready ---
Bluetooth-compatible ---
Apple AirPlay ---
App Remote Control No
USB port for iPod/iPhone No
FM Sensitivity 11.2 dBf
HD Radio Tuner No
On-Screen Display No
Auto Speaker Calibration ---
HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
HDR-compatible No
HDMI Standby Pass-through ---
Composite Video Conversion ---
Component Video Conversion ---
HDMI to HDMI Upconversion ---
DLNA Certified
MHL-compatible ---
Multibrand Remote Control ---
Learning Remote No
LCD Remote
Width (inches) ---
Height (inches) ---
Depth (inches) ---
Weight (pounds) ---
Parts Warranty 2 YEARS
Labor Warranty 2 YEARS
Multi-room Audio--Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
Multi-room Video No
Multi-room HDMI Output No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos N/A
DTS Yes
DTS:X No
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input No
Audio-Video Inputs 3
Audio-only Inputs 2
Component Video Inputs None
Component Video Monitor Outputs None
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
Optical Digital Outputs None
Coaxial Digital Outputs None
HDMI Inputs ---
HDMI Monitor Outputs ---
Subwoofer Outputs 1
Multi-Channel Analog Input No
Multi-channel Preamp Output No
Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
Main Speaker Terminals Spring clip
Ethernet Port ---
USB Connections None
Removable Power Cord ---

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Inputs and Outputs

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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.

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