Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
gourmetsaint

Sony STRDB2000 Receiver

Recommended Posts

I have been offer a Sony STRDB2000 receiver for $600 (new). Should I take it?

Key features

120W x 6 Surround Mode

120W x 2 Stereo Mode

Dolby Pro Logic II Decoding

Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES Decoders Built-In

DTS NEO:6

DTS 96/24

6 Channel Digital Signal Processing with 9 Acoustic Environments

32-Bit DSP (Digital Signal Processing)

Sony's Exclusive Digital Cinema Soundâ„¢ System (6 Modes)

Multi brand Pre-Programmed Remote Control

Component Video switching

Composite Video switching

Electronic Bass and Treble Controls

Balance Control

Headphone Jack

30 AM / FM Station Presets

Station & Input Naming

Speakers A ,B A+B switching

Subwoofer Output

RS232 Control Port

Speaker binding posts (speakers A)

Available in Black and Silver

Audio Features

Surround Mode: 120W x 6, 8 Ohms, 1kHz, 0.7% THD

Stereo Mode: Stereo Mode: 120W x 2, 8 Ohms, 20-20,000 Hz, 0.09% THD

S Master Pro Digital Amplifier:

Dolby Pro Logic II Decoding:

Interfaces

Total of 9 connectable sources & Phono stage: Yes

Front AV & Optical Input: Yes

Component Video switching : Yes

DTS 96/24:

32-Bit DSP (Digital Signal Processing) :

Composite Video switching: Yes

S Video switching: Yes

Tape loops: x 4

5.1 channel analogue input: x 1

6.1 channel analogue input: x 1

Optical Digital Inputs : x 3

Coaxial Digital Input: x 1

Optical digital output: X 1

Subwoofer Output : Yes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have only just started on these forums as well and am finding it hard to get much of a reply.

In reference to your Sony Reciever for $600.

It depends what you want to run with it how big the room is and how much you are concerned about the sound quality.

The Sony, Pioneer's tend to be well over rated when it comes to Watts and they tend to distort at higher volumes, compared to a dedicated amplifier or A Denon or Rotel or higher end Receiver.

Don't take to much notice of Watts as the difference between 120watts and 100watts is only about 1.5db, which unless you have a great ear is not really noticeable. The other thing is that the Sony will be prety bright at the top end when playing 2 channel music, it will be quite noticeable up against a dedicated Amplifier.

It also depends on how big your room is, what sort of speakers you are using, whether you want a 2 cahnnel for just CDs or full 6.1 surround for movies?

The main thing is and for me too, is how much is your buddget is and what are your plans for the system in the future.

Compatiability

Pre outs for separate amps

HDMI (which I don't think is that important)

Room size

How many speakers

What sort of speakers

Movies, CD's %

YOu may be able to get a Denon for a $1000 if your budget allows and the difference will be very noticeable, even a 2 channel AMP could be an option for that sort of money.

Just my 2cents worth. Now I hope to get some answers on my question.

Philo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry Gourmet, didn't answer because I have no experience of that model.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


and i wouldnt buy sony at any price..... after two efforts with them the first they couldnt fix and wouldnt replace and the second 1, month out of warranty parted company with this earth. i tell EVERYONE that will listen that i think SONY is shiet.... but that is just my opinion

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

80% Music, 20% HT

Digital HD set top box (Coaxial connection), 5 carousel Yamaha DVD player (optical connection).

2 x Wharfedale 2 way towers for front.

80W small centre, RR and LR.

Home made subwoofer/coffee table - audiophile design (see http://www.gourmetsaint.com.au/Subwoofer)

Large open-plan room.

Cheers,

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would try and get something like a cheaper Denon or Yamaha and completely forget about the Sony, but that's me.

You have some good Wharfedale speakers there, they need to be heard, so you may have to bite the bullet and spend a little more on a receiver, or a dedicated Amplifier, which would be much better, but that would cost a little more.

You could possibly take your speakers into a Home theatre shop and try a few of the Receivers and find out what sounds best for your budget. You will find most of the major Home theatre places will not stock Sony receivers.

Good luck with your system and let us know what you end up doing?

Philo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have a couple of conflicting requirements here.

If your nominated split of 80% music and 20% HT is accurate then the receiver will be a significant comprimise over a dedicated 2 channel amp in terms of music output quality.

If $600 is all you have to spend and want/need the HT functions then the Sony is probably a reasonable value for money receiver. The other options at entry level would be Yamaha 457 and pioneer.

If you want a HT receiver that sounds better at music, then you probably need to spend a bit more and look at Denon, Marantz and HK.

All IMHO of course

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Originally posted by gourmetsaint

I have been offer a Sony STRDB2000 receiver for $600 (new).  Should I take it?

Key features

120W x 6 Surround Mode  

120W x 2 Stereo Mode  

Dolby Pro Logic II Decoding  

Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES Decoders Built-In  

DTS NEO:6  

DTS 96/24  

6 Channel Digital Signal Processing with 9 Acoustic Environments  

32-Bit DSP (Digital Signal Processing)  

Sony's Exclusive Digital Cinema Sound™ System (6 Modes)  

Multi brand Pre-Programmed Remote Control  

Component Video switching  

Composite Video switching  

Electronic Bass and Treble Controls  

Balance Control  

Headphone Jack  

30 AM / FM Station Presets  

Station & Input Naming  

Speakers A ,B A+B switching  

Subwoofer Output  

RS232 Control Port  

Speaker binding posts (speakers A)  

Available in Black and Silver

Audio Features

Surround Mode: 120W x 6, 8 Ohms, 1kHz, 0.7% THD  

Stereo Mode: Stereo Mode: 120W x 2, 8 Ohms, 20-20,000 Hz, 0.09% THD  

S Master Pro Digital Amplifier:  

Dolby Pro Logic II Decoding:  

Interfaces

Total of 9 connectable sources & Phono stage: Yes  

Front AV & Optical Input: Yes  

Component Video switching : Yes  

DTS 96/24:  

32-Bit DSP (Digital Signal Processing) :  

Composite Video switching: Yes  

S Video switching: Yes  

Tape loops: x 4  

5.1 channel analogue input: x 1  

6.1 channel analogue input: x 1  

Optical Digital Inputs : x 3  

Coaxial Digital Input: x 1  

Optical digital output: X 1  

Subwoofer Output : Yes

NO!

Sorry to be so blunt,but for a little more outlay-{Keep a upgrade stash,I do,you never know what will turn up at either the forums -for sale threads-or Ebay} you could get an upsampling video unit-then all your outmoded video gear can be fed IN via component to any NEW display without having to change cables}

Or-Question-How long do you intend to use the proposed unit for?

Is it just a stop gap purchase till funds allow?

What is your proposed path of upgrade going to be over-say the next 2 years-Video?,Audio?

When thinking about a purchase of an AV amp,it's best to factor in any sort of upgrade path,just so you don't sell yourself short,technology wise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I trialled the Sony STRDB2000 and am happy with it. Musically it's quite good and the digital amp delivers well. For $600 I cannot complain and it looks like my old receiver will get nearly $300 on eBay - so cheap upgrade.

Since upgrading to the DB2000 I have also upgraded the speaker cables (420 strand 12 AWG OFC) to all speakers (including biwired Wharfedale fronts).

I also managed to pick up a pair of matching Wharfedale bipolar HT rear speakers on eBay which are much better than old cheapies.

I'm on the lookout for a matching Wharfedale centre now to complete the work. WAF is intact too.

Cheers,

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Classifieds Statistics


    Currently Active Ads

    Total Sales (Since 2018)

    Total Sales Value (Last 14 Days)

    Total Ads Value (Since March 2020)
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...