AV Receiver Sony STR Since 3500

Error there was the Sony STR at the FM radio reception to hear DA 3500 (1200 euros), what “dull and fun-free” for the arduous work of 20 stations led to the judgment.

  1. AV receiver Sony STR since 3500
  2. Data sheet

Although DA 3500 more costs than the competitors in the test box, the Sony STR he not just searches the confrontation. He instead rather candidly admits that he has no Dolby IIz, no USB and an Ethernet interface that allows, for example, a surfing in the Internet radio site. After all, a female named DMPORT, miscellaneous, extra for buying Sony special accessories (including Bluetooth receiver) can be connected to the can be found on the back of the Sony.

Four HDMI-Ins and an output no more than wealth are in the class, also the fact that the STR as 3500 S-video completely fell under the table and not even an emergency-entrance dug for this format was more left.

Strange that an equalizer is called function as a sound controller only on bass and treble while the competition for individual or group has manually adjustable 7 – or 9-band controller. There are subtleties to pay tribute, about that the Sony only offers a not only color, but also a graphic screen menu transparent for movies.

Special attention gave the engineers also analog 3 component video. They built a three inputs and two outputs for this format, so that high-quality video available are also available in the next room. In fact brilliant, because when assessing video provided to the STR since 3500 neither at the de-interlacing still scale bigger mistakes.

Such was clearly at the FM radio listening, “dull and fun-free” leading after the laborious work of 20 stations to the judgment. There remained only a certain velvet in the heights during CD playback. So, some minds like it, even if a woman’s voice sounds a little like chalk. Untenrum access the Sony but like in the full and allowed to bask in bulging round basses.

Surround formats of Dolby Digital and DTS was the demonstration of the Sony, but forever too soft, what both music like when movies cost some tension. For 3500 HD formats taute up immediately because the STR. Now it was in nine inch nails’has catchy punch and violins “molto vivace”. If you want you can buy so also the Sony.

Sony STR since 3500 ES

Manufacturer Sony
Price €1200.00
Rating 47.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Surround formats
Headphone surround
HDCD playback
Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats
Genus (REC / GM / input.)
Remote control
On-screen menu
Lip sync
Lip sync description
Equalizer manual
Power amplifiers, number
Video standards converter
Video adjustment
Description video adjustment
Switched network jacks
Autom. Calibration
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front
Optical digital inputs / front
Digital inputs HDMI / HDMI Front Version number
Digital output HDMI
Digital RCA outputs
Optical digital outputs
USB ports front / rear
i-pod connection
Networking description
Multi channel input
Recording outputs audio
Headphone Jack
Preamp output
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 Ohms
True sine wave power stereo 4 Ohms
Music power stereo 8 Ohms
Music performance stereo 4 Ohms
RMS power 5-channel 8 Ohms
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 5-channel 8 Ohms
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 7-channel 8 Ohms
HiFi output power 4 ohm
effective pulse power front 4 ohm
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center
effective pulse power 4 ohm surround
maximum output voltage Z1
maximum output voltage Z2
maximum output voltage Z3
Number of appropriate channels
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp
Noise line
Multi channel input noise
Noise phono MM
Noise phono standard system
Noise phono MC
Digital noise
Front noise ProLogic
Noise ProLogic Center
Power consumption standby / operating
Network connection
Short conclusion As exclusive feature 3500 ES brings 3-component outputs for a secondary zone since the STR, which emits accordingly modified simply video. Sounds easy-flowing and dark timbre.
Sound Top-class
Sound points stereo
(maximum 70 points)
Surround sound points
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points HD
(maximum 70 points
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (70 points) Top-class 47
Price / performance good – very good
tested in issue: 12 / 09