A brand new home-cinema receiver

Due to some problems with our previous hifi-set, we decided to buy a brand new home-cinema receiver. I already knew what I wanted, weeks in advance ūüôā So, we bought a Sony STR-DG820 !

I must say, the sound that this beauty produces, sounds more natural, crisp, full, clear and warm, Even with the same speakers we used previously. It does not only do “sound”, but it also does “video”. (which eliminates the need of a video matrix switch) After all, an “investment” that is worth the money !

Technical specifications:
Amplifier
Name     STR-DG820
8 ohm 20-20 kHz     110 W
(8 ohm 20-20 kHz) THD     0,09%
number of amplified channels     7
Type     Analog
Center 4 ohm / 8 ohm     NO (only 8 Ohm)
DSP     Titanium
Equalizer (F/C/Sur/Sur B) low/mid-/high tones     B,T / NO / NO / NO
Subwoofer X`Over     17 points (40-200 Hz)
Analog Direct     YES
Soundfieldlink (with locking)     YES (NO)
Soundfieldprogram (movie)     4
Soundfieldprogram (music)     6
Soundfieldprogram (A.F.D)     3 (7)
Soundfieldprogram (2-channel)     2
Soundfieldprogram (headphone)     3
Personal AUDIO Enhancer     YES
Cinema Studio EX. A/B/C-mode     YES
Night mode     YES
Speaker chooser     A / B, A+B
Speaker connections     A:Screw, B: Push
Headphone connection     YES (gold)

In-/Outputs
Input front     AV (gold-colored)
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT     1
Audio In (incl. TV CEC)/Uit (excl. tuner)/TV (CEC)     2 / 1 /YES
A/V in/out (S-Video I / O): Incl. AV-connections front     4 / 1 (0/0)
Monitor Out (S-Video Out)     1 (0)
Componentvideo in/outt (troughput)     3/1
Pre Out     SW x 1
HDMI‚ĄĘ In/Out (In at front) ¬†¬† ¬†4/1
Opt. IN/OUT/TV (CEC): incl. front & TV (CEC)     3 / 0 / YES
Coax.     1 / 0
Digitale input assignment     YES

Specifications HDMI
BRAVIA Sync (CEC)     YES

Decoding
DTS HD / Dolby¬ģTruHD / Dolby¬ģ Digital+ ¬†¬† ¬†YES / YES / YES
LPCM (2-/ 5.1-/7.1-channels) via HDMI‚ĄĘ ¬†¬† ¬†YES / YES / YES
Dolby¬ģ Digital / DTS ¬†¬† ¬†YES / YES
Dolby¬ģ Digital EX ¬†¬† ¬†YES
DTS-ES (MATRIX6.1 / DISCRETE6.1)     YES (YES / YES)
DTS 96 / 24     YES
DTS NEO:6‚ĄĘ ¬†¬† ¬†YES
Dolby¬ģ Prologic ¬†¬† ¬†YES
Dolby¬ģ Prologic II ¬†¬† ¬†YES
Dolby¬ģ Prologic IIx ¬†¬† ¬†YES
Dolby¬ģ Dual Mono ¬†¬† ¬†YES
96 k / 24-bits PCM     YES
Neural РTHX Surround     YES (only 225.227)

Tuner
RDS     YES
Prefered station (XM / FM / AM)     TTL60 (30/30)
Station name     YES
Auto Tuning     YES
Direct tuning     YES (RM)

Videofunctions
HDMI‚ĄĘ-quality 1080/24p ¬†¬† ¬†YES
HDMI‚ĄĘ-quality Deep Color ¬†¬† ¬†YES
HDMI‚ĄĘ-quality x.v.Color (xvYCC) ¬†¬† ¬†YES
Upscaling (Analog->Component / HDMI‚ĄĘ, HDMI‚ĄĘ->HDMI‚ĄĘ) ¬†¬† ¬†YES
Automatic mode     YES (variable)
Time (ms)     300
Samplefrequency (up to192 kHz/96 kHz/48 kHz)     192

DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration)
DCAC (DSP / UCOM)     SILVER
Band     6
Mic (STEREO / MONO)     Mono

General
Panel     molded, black/zilver
Remote control     PP, RM-AAP022
Display     10-chars dotmatrix
Sleep-timer     YES
PIN-connections     Nicle
Power requirements     230 V 50/60 Hz
Power consumption (W)     230
Power consumption during stand-by (W)     0,7
measurements (b x h x d) (mm)     430 x157,5 x 318 mm
Weight (kg)     8,4


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I'm born on april 3th, 1974 in Leuven (Belgium). My love of my life is my lovely Christel Pauwels, with who I'm sharing love, my life, a nice house and lots of mutual hobbies and interests. (electronics / (model)trains / travelling / enjoying life / mechanics etc ...)
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