Sony STR-DE497 5.1 Reviews

Click here if this is your business
★★★★★
4.6 / 5
From 6 reviews
100% of users recommend this
Click here if this is your business
  • Sound Quality

  • Value For Money

? Ask our helpful community of experts about this product or company
Sony STR-DE497 5.1 - Ask a question now

Media Gallery for Sony STR-DE497 5.1

Sony STR-DE497 5.1
Sony STR-DE497 5.1
Sony STR-DE497 5.1
Sony STR-DE497 5.1
Sony STR-DE497 5.1

Refine your search

Use the tools below to refine your search by only displaying reviews with a certain number of star ratings or to only show reviews from a certain time period. Eg click on '1 star' to just display the reviews we have which received a 1 star rating click or 'Within the last month' to display just reviews posted over the last month.

Latest Reviews

★★★★☆
Sony STR-DE497 5.1

“Bullet proof amplifier”

Written on: 06/07/2014 by NoemiBrown442 (1 review written)

Have this amp from new and use with satellite, Blueray, DVD, digital/internet sources. TOSlink is brilliant and no synchronization issues. Dolby theater for surround is awesome. Has a lot of features I havent used, so still room for growth. Has a multitude of inputs - analogue and digital. No HDMI but keeps working flawlessly. Not the loudest amp, but seldom distorts. Setup is simple and easy controls. I had no problems with the remote which has survived a number of child induced accidents! I… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★
Sony STR-DE497 5.1

“Best Purchase I've made”

Written on: 22/05/2014 by AgentSmith (1 review written)

Have had this system for 8 years, and its still going strong. Fanatastic sound, thumping subby. Sure it has no HDMI, but it will accept straight digital audio with Optical via Toslink ors.pdif) or digital coaxial. I currently have it accepting input from a PS3, and Blurays sound amazing. And there is no audio sync issues, some thing my 60" Pana 60ST60 is known for over HDMI. I now have it paired up with EB Acoustics speakers, and playing back in 2 channel stereo puts a smile on my… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★
Sony STR-DE497 5.1

“i've purchase this amplifier, gonna get 4 years now,...”

Written on: 22/10/2010

i've purchase this amplifier, gonna get 4 years now, personally i found it very nice, the only problem is tht the remote is a bit stuborn and freezes, if the amplifier have some power more i wouldn't change it… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★
Sony STR-DE497 5.1

“I bought this Sony STR-DE497 5.1 amp second hand, but...”

Written on: 21/08/2009

I bought this Sony STR-DE497 5.1 amp second hand, but in perfect condition etc, and it was one of the biggest bargains ever!
Sound quality is spot on; for music it comes very close to the quality of my £1000 Yamaha hifi amp.
I can't reccommend this amp enough, it has enough inputs for most people. The only downside is, being an older amp, it has no HDMI or component, but this isnt really a big problem for me.
Composite video switching - no loss of picture quality or anything...

Overall, this… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Kaystar's Comment

Written on: 11/01/2013

how much would I expect to pay second hand?

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review Read 1 Comment
★★★★★
Sony STR-DE497 5.1

“I found this product very satisfying, it's really good...”

Written on: 07/12/2007

I found this product very satisfying, it's really good for both stereo and surround, and the pro logic 2 features works really great if u wanna send stereo to 5.1. Over all a really good buy, and its worth the money for sure… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★☆
Sony STR-DE497 5.1

“I have had very few problems with the Sony STR-DE497...”

Written on: 13/10/2006 by crisspro (2 reviews written)

I have had very few problems with the Sony STR-DE497 5.1 receiver. One problem was that the remote broke after two months, and also the heat resulting from the amp being at a higher volume. But overall, it is very good… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
overview