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Sony STR-DH590

5.2-channel home theater receiver with Bluetooth®

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Our take on the Sony STR-DH590

Looking for an affordable way to set up a home theater? The Sony STR-DH590 has a lot to offer. Got a 4K TV? This 5.2-channel receiver is ready for the latest Ultra HD content, including 4K Blu-ray discs with HDR (High Dynamic Range). Built-in Bluetooth gives you tons of options for streaming music from a compatible device.

Home theater sound meets easy wireless music streaming

Looking for an affordable way to set up a home theater? The Sony STR-DH590 has a lot to offer. Got a 4K TV? This 5.2-channel receiver is ready for the latest Ultra HD content, including 4K Blu-ray discs with HDR (High Dynamic Range). Built-in Bluetooth gives you tons of options for streaming music from a compatible device.

Cinematic sound for any space

This value-packed receiver supports a classic five-speaker surround sound setup. Sony's Digital Theater Auto Calibration system ensures optimal sound in any room. The included setup microphone measures your room's acoustics, allowing the receiver to adjust itself to your speakers and space.

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 90 watts per channel into 6 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channel driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • Digital Theater Auto Calibration (DCAC) for easy, accurate speaker setup (microphone included)
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
      • Bluetooth Standby lets you turn the receiver on straight from your paired device
    Connections:
    • HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision™
    • optical and coaxial digital audio inputs
    • 4 analog stereo audio inputs
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • outputs for five speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R)
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    • rear-panel USB port (power supply only)
    General Features:
    • 4K and 3D HDMI pass-through
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows access to all HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver
    • BRAVIA™ Sync for one-remote operation with compatible Sony components
    • FM tuner with 30 digital presets
    • remote control
    • 16-15/16"W x 5-1/4"H x 12-1/16"D
    • weight: 15.7 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 5.2ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RMT-AA401U)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Auto-calibration microphone
    • FM wire antenna
    • Operating Instructions
    • Startup Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Information
    • Online Product Registration Information
    • "Before connecting speakers" sheet
    Reviews

    Sony STR-DH590 Reviews

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    (31 Reviews)

    Sony STR-DH590

    Crutchfield customer from Tipp City, OH on 12/10/2018

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    So far, so good with my new Sony receiver. I had my old receiver disconnected and the new Sony receiver set up in about 15 minutes. I like the sound and it looks great too!

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    Ed from Clearfield, UT on 12/2/2018

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    Great performance for the price.

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    Basic receiver does the job

    Argyn from Vienna, VA on 11/25/2018

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    I was looking for the most basic home theatre reviewer with hdmi and Dolby digital 5.1. This does the job, no bells and whistles just the essential functionality. It's easy to set up, has a calibration to speakers.

    Pros: Price, Bluetooth, simplicity

    Cons: No optical audio input No fm station and song display that I could see, unless I'm missing something

    Great value.

    Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 11/25/2018

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    Absolutely delivers. Gets the job done properly and the price is right. Tremendous value.

    Pros: All you need

    Cons: None

    Love it

    Sam from Fort Pierce, FL on 11/24/2018

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    Initially this receiver was driving me nuts trying to control it. One quick call to Nicole at Crutchfield solved all my problems and now the receiver is operating beautifully. Crutchfield has never left me hanging and always leaves me totally satisfied with their products and service.

    Pros: great price, smooth operation, sounds good

    Cons: poor manual

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    Crutchfield customer from Alpena, MI on 11/20/2018

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    Works the way I thought it would. Customer service is awesome.

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    Crutchfield customer from Levittown, PA on 11/19/2018

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    I am in joying the use of my new amp. It does exactly what I needed to do a good quality item so I thank you very much for my new sound.

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    Crutchfield customer from Maysville, KY on 11/18/2018

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    This A/V is replacing an Onkyo. It was a poor choice on my part. Everything works as it should. Just disappointing.

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    Ross from Lady Lake, FL on 11/8/2018

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    Great product for them price. Powerful sound through the 5.1polk audio speakers. Easy to set up and use.

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    Good value, easy set up, but limited adjustments

    Neb from Clinton, AR on 11/4/2018

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    I bought this to replace an old Harmon Kardon stereo, which sounded superb (maybe it was even analog), but which did not have the modern HDMI or optical connections. This Sony was reasonably priced and very easy to set up for my new matching Sony 4K TV, but I am not entirely happy with the sound quality. I played with it as much as I could with the limited choices available, but the voice portion of the speech audio spectrum seems a bit muffled and there are only limited settings, whereas my previous HK has numerous options. Also, the Sony set up has to go through the TV, which is OK, but not ideal; more problematic is the limitation on the adjustments. I wish I could boost the mid-range, where I believe the speech audio portion is, but in loud music (which I do not play), the sound is fine. MAKE SURE YOU USE HIGH QUALITY HDMI or OPTICAL CABLES; the cheap ones make the picture fuzzy. Overall for the price and TV, it is adequate, thus the 4 stars.

    Pros: Easy set up and hook up, especially with Sony TV.

    Cons: Minimal setting options and have to go through TV screen. Speech portion of audio a bit muffled; no way to adjust.

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    Crutchfield customer from Wantagh, NY on 10/14/2018

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    This Sony receiver is great addition to my stereo, nice power, very easy to set up and has blue tooth, sounds really good and looks sleek in design. I rate this 5 stars based on my experience!!!!

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    Everything you need with no frills

    Jason from Pearl City, HI on 10/10/2018

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    Everything you need, nothing you don't. HDR and 4K is supported in pass thru. My 2 year old Yamaha didn't. Have it paired with a Polk 5.1 speaker system. Sounds good to me. The Sony automatic sound calibration seems to provide more bass than my old Yamaha's calibration (sounds better to me)

    Pros: Good sound, HDR and 4K passthru, good price.

    Cons: If you want fancy features like app control or multi room sound this doesn't have that. Also only has 4 HDMI Inputs.

    Good deal

    Joshua from Loveland, CO on 10/9/2018

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    Was a good purchase

    Pros: Ease of set up good quality

    Cons: Bulky

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    Guest from Broadway, VA on 10/2/2018

    great low price receiver. easy setup.

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    great receiver hard to set up

    thomas from Baltimore, MD on 9/30/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Hard to setup 5.1 with cable box also great sound need some with knowhow to set it up

    Pros: great sound for 2 speakers

    Cons: setting up hard to do

    Crutchfield response on 10/2/2018 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Thomas to help him further. We'll either help him get his receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

    Great Basic AVR Value!

    James from Nevada, MO on 9/20/2018

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    Nice receiver for an even nicer price. I could pick nits, but why? It's a bargain that looks great, is compact enough to fit most places you might need to put it, performs very well, has a nice remote and ample power. It doesn't have every bell and whistle, but it does cover most of the essentials quite nicely. It's very quiet and just does it's job. Set-up was relatively easy. My only real gripes are the cheesy FM antenna connection and the somewhat cloudy appearing fascia. Sony should do better.

    Pros: good remote, ample power, good feature set, quiet, compact, excellent value

    Cons: cheap FM jack, front fascia finish could be better

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    Gregg from Pt Pleasant , NJ on 9/12/2018

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    Works great, easy to setup. Takes some time to synch with my Xfinity cable box (HDMI). Roku HDMI works fine.

    Pros: Great specs for the price.

    Cons: Seems to have some difficulty synching with the HDMI output of my Xfinity cable box.

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    Crutchfield customer from Vale, NC on 9/9/2018

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    Really enjoy it. Does great job

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    Crutchfield customer from Arecibo, PR on 8/20/2018

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    BEST equipment ever bought

    Pros: All options un one equipment

    Cons: Nine.

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    Crutchfield customer from Lagrange, GA on 8/14/2018

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    This receiver is exactly what we needed. Just the right size for it's purpose. Excellent Quality at a reasonable price.

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    Mark from Lewes, DE on 8/8/2018

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    Great sales help and professional service

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    Lovely Design

    Crutchfield customer from Berkeley, CA on 8/6/2018

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    Beautiful design. However it was not easy to set up, and was far beyond my tech capabilities. It took an expert to get it going.

    Pros: does everything I was looking for---the price seems fair

    Cons: difficult to set up unless you are very tech savvy.

    Works like a charm!

    Crutchfield customer from Dahlonega, GA on 7/31/2018

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    I'm no stereo expert and we moved into a home that had 4 ceiling mount speakers in a large family room. We had nothing to connect them to, and wanted to be able to connect our Smart TV to them as well. After doing a very small amount of research I figured a receiver was probably all we needed. Did not really even want blue tooth capability--but it is awesome. So easy to pair with our phones, tablet, etc. for music. Very easy set up. Very easy to switch from TV to FM stereo, bluetooth, DVD player. Very easy to use. Sounds good too. Great device, great price. Happy happy!

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    Guest from Clinton, MD on 7/31/2018

    This Sony receiver was easy to set up and delivers a quality sound.

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    Crutchfield customer from Georgetown, DE on 7/30/2018

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    This is a fine receiver at it's price point. It provides the basic functions and does them well at a budget price.

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    Nice Basic Receiver At a Nice Price

    James from Palmyra, VA on 7/29/2018

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    This is a basic receiver that's easy to set up and use. For those looking for an easy to use receiver that delivers nice sound this is a good choice.

    Pros: Easy to set up Nice price Nice sound

    Cons: Basic

    Excellent receiver

    Crutchfield customer from Evansdale , IA on 7/26/2018

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    Excellent receiver and easy to set up and use. Syncs with my Sony Bravia TV so I can control everything with 1 remote. Plenty of power for rear speakers and sounds great with 5.1 setup and a subwoofer. Highly recommended!

    Pros: Easy to set up Easy to use Plenty of power Looks good

    Cons: None

    EZ set up. Great sound.

    Mark from Pompano Beach, FL on 6/24/2018

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    Easy set up. Perfect fit for my Florida condo.

    Pros: EZ set up

    Cons: None

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    Richard from University Pa, MD on 6/15/2018

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    This is an excellent surround sound receiver with plenty of power. It has great control over my television set my cable box and my DVD player. Very easy to use and very easy to set up. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone wanting and affordable surround sound receiver.

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    Great value!

    Sergey from Mount Laurel, NJ on 5/11/2018

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    Sony STR-DH590 has excellent features at a relatively low price. I'm glad I got it.

    Pros: 1) Solid performance as amplifier and as selector of 4 HDMI inputs to 1 HDMI output to my 4K TV. 2) Compact size. 3) Very easy set-up. 4) High quality materials and attractive external design that matches other Sony electronics.

    Cons: 1) Requires sub-woofer with external 120V AC power. STR-DH590 does not work with passive sub-woofer. 2) Primitive on-screen menus (not a big deal because you need them just for the initial set-up). 3) Small remote control feels like it was made in 1990. 4) Loud clicks of the disconnect relays, when Power is switched Off.

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    Crutchfield customer from Everett, WA on 5/7/2018

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    Works well with the new Sony 4k tv i bought, great sound and capabilities for the price.

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    Features and Specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 90
    THD in Stereo 0.09 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready No
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay No
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Home-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control No
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration DCAC
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video Yes
    HDR-compatible HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion No
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 16-15/16
    Height (inches) 5-1/4
    Depth (inches) 12-1/16
    Weight (pounds) 15.7
    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 HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 4
    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 4
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts/Spring-clips
    Ethernet Port None
    USB Connections Charge only (rear)
    Removable Power Cord No

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    Audio Section
    Video Section
    Built-in Bluetooth & FM Tuner
    Remote & Convenience Features

    Audio Section

    5-Channel Discrete Amplification: The Sony STR-DH590's discrete 5-channel amplifier delivers high power and quality sound. It is rated at 90 watts (into 8, @ 20-20kHz, with THD 0.0%, driving 2 channels). The power amplifier uses a glass-epoxy circuit board for reduced vibration and distortion, giving clear, high power from each of the discreet amplifiers. Every component in the STR-DH590 has been designed for detail and clarity.

    • Reinforced Metal Chassis: A reinforced frame and beam chassis design reduces transmitted vibration from speaker sound pressure for more focused, powerful sound. The metal framework and heat sink bracket shield the circuits from sound pressure and radiation, for high-rigidity and clearer sound quality.
    • Large Capacity Transformer & Specially Designed Heat Sink: The stereo receiver utilizes a large capacity power transformer built for clarity.  The heat sink is specially designed to maximize air intake, keeping the amplifier circuit cool to reduce distortion and increase reliability

    DCAC (Digital Theater Auto Calibration): Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) automatically optimizes sound based on where you sit in relation to your speakers, to help give you the best from your home theater system. The included microphone plugs into the receiver's front-panel 3.5mm mic input and then automatically checks for speaker connections, adjusts the speaker output levels, calculates the distance from each speaker to the listening position, and distinguishes frequency characteristics of each speaker. You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker settings.

    Digital Signal Processing (DSP) & Supported Digital Audio Formats: The STR-DH590 incorporates a powerful DSP that supports the latest surround sound formats and ensures the highest accuracy in the decoding of a variety of Dolby Digital, DTS, DSD & PCM audio formats. The digital audio formats that this receiver can decode depend on the digital audio output jacks of the connected device. This receiver supports the following audio formats -

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI (4 Inputs/1 Output) Linear PCM 2ch to 8ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    DSD 2-6ch, 2.8MHz, 1-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS 96/24
    High Definition Audio Bitstream Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution
    Optical (1)/Coaxial (1) Linear PCM 2ch to 6ch, 32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS 96/24
    Note:  Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1ch surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.

    Dolby Pro Logic II: The Sony AV receiver supports Dolby Pro Logic II to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats. You can select between a Movie & Music mode.

    Direct Stream Digital (DSD): Enjoy studio-quality sound thanks to the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio codec; designed specifically for High-Resolution Audio. This 1-bit format utilizes a stream of very high frequency 1s and 0s to recreate audio waveforms at a higher resolution than conventional codecs. The result is clearer, crisper, High-Resolution Audio quality. The STR-DH590 supports DSD 2.8 MHz (up to 5.1ch) decoding thru HDMI.

    HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD-D.C.S): HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD-D.C.S.) is Sony's new innovative home theater technology using the latest acoustic and digital signal processing technologies. It is based on precise response measurement data of a mastering studio. With this mode, you are able to enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies at home with not only the high quality of sound, but also the best sound ambience, just as the movie's sound engineer intended in the mastering process. Select between the following HD-D.C.S modes -

    • For Movies:
      • Dynamic: This setting is suitable for an environment which is reverberant but lacks a spacious feel (where sound absorption is not sufficient). It emphasizes the reflection of sound and reproduces the sound of a large, classic movie theater. This emphasizes the spacious feel of a dubbing theater and creates a unique acoustic field.
      • Theater: This setting is suitable for a general living room. It reproduces the reverberation of sound just like in a movie theater (dubbing theater). It is most appropriate for watching content recorded on a Blu-ray Disc when you want the atmosphere of a movie theater.
      • Studio: This setting is suitable for a living room with the appropriate sound devices. It reproduces the reverberation of sound provided when a theatrical sound source is remixed for a Blu-ray Disc to a volume level suitable for home use. The level of reflection and reverberation of sound is kept to a minimum, while dialogues and surround effects are reproduced vividly.
    • For Music:
      • Hall: Reproduces the acoustics of a classical concert hall.
      • Jazz Club: Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
      • Live Concert: Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live house.
      • Stadium: Reproduces the feel of a large open-air stadium.
      • Sports: Reproduces the feel of sports broadcasting.
      • Audio Enhancer: Reproduces clear enhanced sound from your portable audio device. This mode is ideal for MP3s and other compressed music.

    Stereo Modes: The STR-DH590 provides a 2-channel stereo mode, multichannel stereo mode, and a headphone 2ch mode.

    • 2-Channel Stereo: Plays back 2-channel audio signals without adding any surround effect. Monaural and multi-channel audio signals are output after being converted into a 2-channel signal.
    • Multi-Channel Stereo: When 2-channel or monaural audio signals are input, the receiver outputs sound from all speakers without adding any surround effect. When multi-channel audio signals are input, sound may not be output from certain speakers depending on the speaker settings or playback content.
    • Headphone 2ch: Plays back 2-channel audio signals without adding any surround effect. Sound from monaural and multichannel audio signals are output after being converted into a 2-channel signal (this mode is automatically selected when listening to headphones).

    Direct Modes: The receiver's Direct mode outputs audio from only the front left and right speakers without any tone or DSP processing; only the volume and front speaker balance adjustments are active. To further enhance sound quality, the receiver's Pure Direct mode not only bypasses the tone and DSP processing, but also turns off the front-panel display to suppress any noise which may affect sound quality.

    Audio Enhancements: The Sony STR-DH590 offers a variety of audio enhancements to help tailor the sound to your listening application.

    • Equalizer: You can adjust the tonal quality (bass & treble level) of the front speakers from -6dB to +6dB, in 1dB steps.
    • S-Force Pro Front Surround: Ideal for smaller rooms, S-Force PRO Front Surround delivers a virtual surround acoustic field using only two front speakers.
    • Night Mode: This function allows you to retain a theater like environment at low volume levels. When watching a movie late at night, you will still be able to hear the dialog clear even at a low volume level.
    • DRC (Dynamic Range Compressor): This feature allows you to compress the dynamic range of the sound track. You can select standard or maximum compression, or off (only works with Dolby Digital sources).
    • TV Volume Offset: If the level of the TV sound output from speakers connected to the receiver is lower than that of other devices connected to the receiver, you can increase the TV output sound level. This function works when you connect a TV compatible with the Audio Return Channel (ARC) function to the HDMI TV Out jack, or connect a TV to the Optical In jack or Audio TV In jacks.

    Audio Outputs: The Sony STR-DH590 is fitted with the following audio outputs.

    • Speaker Terminals: The receiver is equipped with binding post terminals for the front L/R speaker outputs, and spring-clip terminals for the center and surround L/R speaker outputs. The binding post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 10 AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only). The spring-clip terminals will accept bare wire (up to 12AWG) and pin-connectors. Use speakers with a 6- to 16-ohm impedance.
    • Dual Sub Outputs: The AV receiver is fitted with two subwoofer preamp outputs to connect dual powered subs (the subwoofer outputs share the same input signal and are not discrete).
    • Front-Panel Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0a: The receiver is equipped with four HDMI 2.0a inputs  and one HDMI 2.0a monitor output for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video component; such as your satellite/cable receiver, Blu-ray/DVD player, and game system; plus your TV. The receiver's HDMI 2.0a jacks are compatible with 4K/60Hz video, 4:4:4 color subsampling, HDR (High Dynamic Range) & BT.2020 video, & HDCP 2.2.

    • 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: 4K/60Hz pass-through allows the Sony STR-DH590 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K/60Hz compatible TV or display monitor. It will also pass a 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signal.
    • HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported by all of the receiver's HDMI jacks. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with Ultra HD Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The receiver's HDMI jacks support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4 color subsampling for more vibrant and lifelike images, as well as YCbCr 4:2:2 and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling. With 4:4:4, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more total colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
    • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.
    Note: When you use high bandwidth video formats (such as 4K/60p 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4K/60p 4:2:0 10-bit), be sure to set the HDMI signal format to "ENHANCED".

    HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail.

    • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It supports 10-bit color and 1,000 nits. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
    • HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma): HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.
    • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata and HLG which uses not metadata, Dolby Vision adjusts brightness, color, and contrast automatically for each scene. Dynamic metadata carries information that maps every image to your TV's display capabilities, so you see more of what the content creator intended.
    Note: Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.

    Other HDMI Features: Other HDMI features of the Sony STR-DH590 receiver include 3D video, HDMI Standby Pass-Through, A/V Sync, and ARC.

    • 3D-Ready: The Sony AV receiver supports 3D video pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.
    • HDMI Standby Pass-Through: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through feature conveniently allows you to access all your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver.
    • AV Sync: The audio output can be delayed (60ms) so that the time gap between the audio output and the visual display is minimized. This is especially helpful when you are using a large flat-panel TV or a projection screen.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the HDMI monitor output allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.

    No Analog Video Inputs/Outputs: The Sony STR-DH590 contains no analog composite or component video inputs/ outputs.

    Built-in Bluetooth & FM Tuner

    Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Sony STR-DH590 features built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.6. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth source device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.) to the stereo receiver. You can pair up to ten devices with the Sony STR-DH590, but only one can be connected and used for playback at a time. The STR-DH590 has a wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 98.4'.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the STR-DH590 offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the AV receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Playback Control: You'll be able to control Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Stop functions from the included IR remote. Advanced music browsing will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth source device.
    • Bluetooth Standby: With Bluetooth Standby, you can even turn the AV receiver on from your paired smartphone or tablet.
    Note: The STR-DH590 does not display song/artist/album information on its front-panel LCD screen or your HDMI-connected TV; continue to use your Bluetooth source device's screen to view song/artist info.

    FM Tuner: The Sony STR-DH590 AV receiver is equipped with a built-in FM tuner with 30 digital presets, station naming (up to 8 characters), and auto tuning. You can switch between Stereo & Mono mode. An FM wire antenna is included. This receiver is not equipped with an AM tuner.

    Remote & Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu (via HDMI): You can display the menu of the receiver on your HDMI connected TV screen and select the function you want to use from the on-screen menu using the included IR remote control.

    IR Remote + Bravia Sync: The supplied IR remote provides wireless operation Sony's Bravia Sync feature allows you to easily manage select BRAVIA televisions and Sony HDMI audio and video components with a single remote. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the HDMI Control function with a HDMI cable, operation is simplified in the following ways.

    • One-Touch-Play: When you play content on a device (such as a Blu-ray player) connected to the receiver; the receiver and the TV are turned on automatically, the input of the receiver is switched to the input of the device being played, and sound is output from the speakers connected to the receiver.
    • System Audio Control: If you turn on the receiver while you are watching a connected TV, the TV sound will be output from the speakers connected to the receiver. The volume of the receiver can be adjusted using the TV remote control. When you turn on the TV, the receiver is turned on automatically and the TV sound is output from the speakers connected to the receiver.
    • System Power Off: You can automatically turn off the receiver and any device connected to the HDMI jack when you turn off your TV.

    Input Mode: When you connect components to both digital and analog audio input jacks on the receiver, you can fix the audio input mode to either of them, or switch from one to the other, depending on the type of material you intend to watch.

    Input Name: You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for each of the receiver's inputs (except Tuner & Bluetooth) and display the name on its display. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of your connected components. 

    Sleep Timer: The unit may be set to automatically turn off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

    USB Charging Port: There is a rear-panel USB-A (5V/1A) port that can be used to charge the battery of your smartphone or other USB-enabled portable device.

    Auto Standby: Auto Standby lets you set the receiver switch to standby mode automatically after 20 minutes when you do not operate the receiver or when there is no signal input to the receiver.

    Software Update: By downloading the latest version of software from Sony, you can take advantage of the newest functions. Software updates are done via USB. Visit the Sony eSupport website for the latest software updates.

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    Why did you buy this?

    Good price just for bedroom have better receiver in main livingroom [ SUSAN  Dec 13, 2018 ]
    great sale price for this receiver! [ ROBERT  Dec 10, 2018 ]
    My son wanted it! [ Charlotte  Dec 08, 2018 ]
    I am replacing my faulty unit. [ southindy69  Dec 07, 2018 ]
    Just the basic 4k features I was looking for at this price point [ Jason  Dec 05, 2018 ]
    Reviews say it is a great unit for the price to get a home theater setup without having to rob a bank to get there ........ [ STEPHAN  Dec 04, 2018 ]
    lots of features for the price [ Ian  Dec 04, 2018 ]
    Price and experience with Sony [ Mark  Dec 03, 2018 ]
    Has everything I need and nothing else! [ Andrew  Dec 01, 2018 ]
    Seems like a good value for the price. We shall see once I get it home and get everything hooked up! [ BERT D  Nov 27, 2018 ]
    Simple functionality meets my needs and the price made the sale. [ PicklesJ  Nov 23, 2018 ]
    Wanted something reasonably priced with just the basic features. The Sony brand was also desirable. [ John  Nov 23, 2018 ]
    been looking at this unit for over a month and the 90$ off for black friday sold me [ Brian  Nov 20, 2018 ]
    The Sony DH series is the best. Already own the 790 (from Crutchfield) and this one is a quality receiver for the price. [ Jerome  Nov 20, 2018 ]
    Price [ Ed  Nov 19, 2018 ]
    Good price good reviews [ Jimmy  Nov 11, 2018 ]
    MY SONY RECEIVER LACK BLUETOOTH CAPAILITY [ home  Nov 09, 2018 ]
    For a basic A/V receiver, this seems to be a good choice with a great price. [ Samuel  Nov 09, 2018 ]
    Right product at the right price. [ Jeffrey  Oct 24, 2018 ]
    same specs as original receiver [ david  Oct 18, 2018 ]
    Size and appearance [ John  Oct 07, 2018 ]
    Mick was very helpful. He asked me about my needs & then made suggestions. He helped to understand the various terms used. [ Lorrie  Oct 01, 2018 ]
    my old reciever could not pass thru HDR video [ Jason  Sep 26, 2018 ]
    compatible with my current audio and video components and matches the specs for my home entertainment setup [ Christopher  Sep 25, 2018 ]
    had all the options i was looking for,great price [ PAUL  Sep 23, 2018 ]
    It has both 5.2 and selectable 2.1 stereo and is only 5.25 inches tall. [ Norman  Sep 22, 2018 ]
    Any audio equipment or televisions I purchase, are always Sony TV's and Sony audio equipment (all of it from Crutchfield). I chose the STR-DH590 because I have a 5.1 Polk audio speaker system (also purchased from Crutchfield). [ Victor  Sep 21, 2018 ]
    need a new one my other receiver stop working [ thomas  Sep 15, 2018 ]
    I chose this model because it appears to offer great value. I just recently bought the 2-channel model STR-DH190 and was very impressed with it. I needed a five-channel model for another room and this one looked really good for the price. [ James  Sep 07, 2018 ]
    Good pick for my current sony receiver that has been acting up and needs replacing. THANK YOU AGAIN CRUTCHFIELD [ Ramon  Aug 17, 2018 ]
    tech recommendation [ asudchiman  Jul 31, 2018 ]
    Your support recommended this unit for compatibility. [ GARY  Jul 27, 2018 ]
    Inexpensive, 4k/UHD support, 5.2 was all I neede. [ Patrick  Jul 10, 2018 ]
    This unit, combined with a stand alone DVD/BlueRay player was the easiest way to replace the worm out all-in-one console of my old home theater system and reuse the in-place wired speakers without having to buy a new all-in-one system with a second set of speakers I didn't need. [ Dave  Jun 02, 2018 ]
    function and price [ Ronald  May 04, 2018 ]

    6 questions already asked

    The Sony wireless remote (RMT-AA401U) is not sold separately. You can use a universal remote (like a Logitech Harmony model): https://www.crutchfield.com/g_16000/Home-Remote-Controls.html?tp=979#&nvpair=FFBrand|Logitech Or, you can try contacting Sony to see if you can get a replacement from them directly: 888-222-7669 [ Ryan  Dec 05, 2018 ]  Staff
    Simply plug your speaker wires into the back of the sony. There are several inputs available or you can change your speaker terminals to fit. There are plenty of pictures of the back of the STR-DH5 that you can review. It's basically the same as most receivers. [ Chris  Nov 27, 2018 ]
    Honestly I'm not sure. All of my connections are via HDMI. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. [ David  Nov 27, 2018 ]
    Sorry, no; the Sony STR-DH590 does not offer any RCA pre-amp outputs for this purpose. I see you did order from Crutchfield Brent so, if the Sony isn't going to suit your needs, contact us directly, ASAP to see about selecting a model that will work for you and arranging a return for exchange or refund: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan  Dec 04, 2018 ]  Staff
    Yes. The outputs are on the back side. [ William Bruce  Dec 03, 2018 ]
    The receiver has an HDMI output. You can't purchase an HDMI mail to a three RCA video or audio AV connection. There is also a powered 1080 HDMI to HDMI optical an SPDIF plus RCA left/right extractor converter audio splitter. I would try the splitter to see if you can get the signals you require to your audio system from your HDMI output. [ DAVID  Dec 03, 2018 ]
    Not capable of rca preamp outputs [ Mike  Dec 03, 2018 ]
    I believe this A/V has speaker level outputs and sub low level outs. Sorry. [ Jeffrey  Dec 03, 2018 ]
    one. My sub woofer has two inputs ( R & L ) and sums them together inside [ paul  Apr 23, 2018 ]
    two [ Kenneth  Apr 22, 2018 ]
    You would want to use the input labeled "OPTICAL" on the Sony receiver to connect your TV's digital audio output. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Apr 09, 2018 ]  Staff
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