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Sony STR-DE575

A/V receiver with Dolby Digital and DTS ( )

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Sony

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.

Experience all the thrills digital home theater has to offer! Sony's STR-DE575 boasts super-precise 32-bit processing for Dolby® Digital and DTS® 5.1-channel soundtracks, plus Dolby® Pro Logic™ decoding to unlock the multichannel surround sound from sources like your HiFi VCR or stereo TV broadcasts.

Built-in digital sound processing also includes three Digital Cinema Sound™ modes — exclusive soundfields based on acoustic measurements taken at Sony Pictures soundstages. Experience movie soundtracks the way the the directors and producers intended! And expect sonic clarity and impact from every speaker in your system — the 'DE575 drives 100 watts x 5 channels in home theater mode, and 100 x 2 in stereo.

The STR-DE575 has you covered when it comes to connections. You get 3 inputs for digital sources (2 optical, 1 coaxial), 3 inputs for audio-only sources, plus 3 A/V inputs (including one S-video, and one 5.1-channel input for a multichannel source like Super Audio CD).

Details:
  • Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic decoding
  • 100 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD — or 100 watts x 5 in surround mode
  • 32-bit DSP for 15 modes (including Dolby Digital, DTS, Pro Logic, and 3 Digital Cinema Sound modes)
  • digital inputs: 2 optical, 1 coaxial
  • 3 audio and 3 A/V (including 1 S-video and 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 6-1/4"H x 12-7/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years
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Features and Specs
General
Number Of Channels
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N/A
Stereo RMS Power (watts)
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THD in Stereo
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Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)
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FM Sensitivity
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11.2 dBf
HD Radio Tuner
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No
On-Screen Display
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No
Auto Speaker Calibration
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HDMI Standby Pass-through
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Composite Video Conversion
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S-Video Conversion
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Component Video Conversion
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HDMI to HDMI Upconversion
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Internet-ready
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Apple AirPlay
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App Remote Control
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No
Bluetooth-compatible
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USB port for iPod/iPhone
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No
DLNA Certified
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MHL-compatible
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Multibrand Remote Control
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Learning Remote
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No
LCD Remote
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No
Width (inches)
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Height (inches)
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Depth (inches)
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Weight (pounds)
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Parts Warranty
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2 YEARS
Labor Warranty
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2 YEARS
Multi-room Audio--Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output
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No
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output
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No
Multi-room Video
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No
Multi-room HDMI Output
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No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital
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Yes
DTS
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Yes
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input
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No
Audio-Video Inputs
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3
Audio-only Inputs
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3
S-Video Inputs
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1
S-Video Outputs
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None
S-Video Monitor Outputs
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None
Component Video Inputs
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None
Component Video Monitor Outputs
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None
Optical Digital Inputs
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2
Coaxial Digital Inputs
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1
Optical Digital Outputs
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None
Coaxial Digital Outputs
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None
HDMI Inputs
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HDMI Monitor Outputs
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Subwoofer Outputs
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1
Multi-Channel Analog Input
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No
Multi-channel Preamp Output
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No
Main Speaker Output Pairs
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1
Main Speaker Terminals
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Spring clip
Ethernet Port
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USB Connections
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Removable Power Cord
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Product 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).

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Features
Remote Control

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 Pictures Entertainment's classic editing studio; uses the 3D sound imaging of the Virtual Multi Dimension mode to create 5 sets of virtual surround speakers from one pair of actual surround speakers
  • Cinema Studio Ex. B: reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures Entertainment's mixing studio; uses the 3D sound imaging of the Virtual Multi Dimension mode to create 5 sets of virtual surround speakers from one pair of actual surround speakers
  • Cinema Studio Ex. C: reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures Entertainment's BGM recording studio; uses the 3D sound imaging of the Virtual Multi Dimension mode to create 5 sets of virtual surround speakers from one pair of actual surround speakers
  • Semi Cinema Studio Ex. A: reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures Entertainment's classic editing studio; uses the 3D sound imaging of the Virtual Semi Multi Dimension mode to create 5 sets of virtual surround speakers surrounding the listener using only the front left and front right speakers
  • Semi Cinema Studio Ex. B: reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures Entertainment's mixing studio; uses the 3D sound imaging of the Virtual Semi Multi Dimension mode to create 5 sets of virtual surround speakers surrounding the listener using only the front left and front right speakers
  • Semi Cinema Studio Ex. C: reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures Entertainment's BGM recording studio; uses the 3D sound imaging of the Virtual Semi Multi Dimension mode to create 5 sets of virtual surround speakers surrounding the listener using only the front left and front right speakers
  • 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:

  • Small Hall
  • Large 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 DVD/LD coaxial and DVD/LD optical digital input jacks are compatible with 96kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz and 32kHz sampling frequencies.

Note: The TV/SAT Toslink optical digital input jack is not compatible with digital signals having a sampling frequency of 96kHz; sound may be intermittent if a digital signal with a sampling frequency of 96kHz is input to the TV/SAT optical digital input.

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
  • Screen Depth: this feature allows you to adjust the sound so it appears to be coming from inside your TV screen; you may turn this feature off, or it may be set to "SCR. MID" or "SCR. DEEP"
  • 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 may select standard compression, maximum compression or a compression level from 0.1 to 0.9, in 0.1 steps; the dynamic range compressor feature may be turned off. When active, the dynamic range compressor feature compresses the audio output so there is less variation in volume from Dolby Digital sources; this feature does not work with DTS sources
  • EQ: you may select one of 23 treble frequencies (ranging from 1kHz to 10kHz) and one of 21 bass/mid frequencies (ranging from 99Hz to 1kHz) and adjust the level of those frequencies +/-6dB, in 1 dB steps for the front speakers

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!
  • DVD/LD optical digital input: Toslink optical digital input that is compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS and PCM digital signals; this input is compatible with signals that have a 96kHz sampling frequency. 
  • TV/SAT optical digital input:  Toslink optical digital input that is compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS and PCM digital signals

Note: The TV/SAT Toslink optical digital input jack is not compatible with digital signals having a sampling frequency of 96kHz; sound may be intermittent if a digital signal with a sampling frequency of 96kHz is input to the TV/SAT optical digital input..

  • Antenna inputs: FM Coax and AM spring clip antenna inputs
  • AUX: RCA stereo input
  • CD: RCA stereo input
  • MD/Tape: RCA stereo input and output
  • TV/SAT: RCA audio and composite video input 
  • DVD/LD: RCA audio, composite video and S-video input
  • Video: RCA audio and composite video input and output
  • Monitor: RCA composite video and S-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 1 week. 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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