Sony STR-DE345 5.1 Channels Receiver

Sony's STR-DE345 is Dolby Digital "ready" and has some impressive features to match. The perfect source component for this receiver is a DVD player with a built-in Dolby Digital and/or DTS processor. Simply connect the 5.1 analog audio outputs (front left, front right, center, surround left, surround right, and subwoofer) into the 5.1 channel input panel on the back of the receiver, and you've got a Digital Home Theater. You'll also appreciate Sony's exclusive Digital Cinema Sound, which was developed at Sony Pictures Studios soundstages in Hollywood. You get lifelike, theater-quality, realism and excitement. Dolby Pro Logic Processor decodes 2-channel Dolby Surround-encoded into 4 discrete channels (left, center, right, surround), creating a movie theater-like surround experience in the home. Dolby 3 Stereo decodes 2-channel Dolby Surround-encoded soundtracks into 3 discrete channels (left, center, right), allowing more accurate placement of sounds across the front than conventional 2-channel stereo. Di...

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 user reviews
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Consumer Reviews


Good bangs for the bucks

bypierredenis Jan 18, 2005
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Price, good sound, good power handling, reliable.
Cons Hiss and distorstion in the rear channel.
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this unit in 2000 and did not have any major issues with it since. It's my first AV Receiver but I've used it mainly for music (I acquired my first DVD player just over a year ago). The overall sound quality is good (especially considering the price paid, $ 299 CND). There's a little bit... Read full review »


just another receiver

byboatakk Jun 22, 2001
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good Power, low price, ease of use
Cons noticeable buzzing/hissing in center and rear channels
Recommended it? No

Yeah.. ok, so here we have the Sony STR-DE345... a low priced receiver that has an ample amount of power in it. The only problem is.. if you want to really hear the details in your music, then you are going to have to crank it. Why? If you use the STR-DE345 at a low volume level you will find that... Read full review »


Sony hits a Home Run

byhondacr125r Nov 26, 2000
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Sound Quality, and great features, no overkill here just to the point and works...
Cons Buzz in rear speakers when everything is still
Recommended it? Yes

This is an excellent receiver. It has very nice features and has the sound quality to match the high end receivers of sony. The only difference is it does not have as many special features you have to get out a manual to use. Which is a plus for me! It has superb sound quality and clarity. There is... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Product ID 7599


Depth 11.97 in.
Height 5.71 in.

Inputs / Outputs

Surround Analog Inputs 5.1 Channels x 1
Rear Input Connectors RCA (2 Audio Channels) x 4 • Composite (Video) x 2
Front A/V Connections Headphones x 1

Key Features

THX Certification No
Type Receiver

Product MPN


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