Sony STR DB940
Product Type: Sony receivers
Description:Model ID STR-DB940 / Sony STR-DB940 - AV receiver - 5.1 channel / Imagine this: you're enjoying surround sound (using the receiver's built-in decoding) in one room, while your housemate listens to a stereo source (CD, MD, etc.) at the same time in another room. How? The ... more
Sony STR DB940 ... STR-DB940's dual-room/dual-source audio output feeds a shelf system, receiver, amp, or powered speakers in the other room.
Borrowing elements of construction and design from Sony's high-end "ES" line, this remarkable receiver lets you enjoy near-ES sound quality while saving a few hundred bucks! Beefy output transistors are mounted in-line on a cast aluminum heat sink for rock-steady multi-channel sound. Oversized "guts", an anti-resonant aluminum front panel, and 110 full-bandwidth-rated watts x 5 channels make for precise, powerful reproduction of Dolby Digital's explosive dynamic peaks!
Flip down the 'DB940's front-panel door to reveal a convenient set of A/V inputs plus numerous control buttons; flip the door up for elegant looks in your home theater. Its back panel treats you to a smorgasbord of ins and outs for versatility now and expandability down the road. The 'DB940 is also a DSP dream come true, with separate processors for Sony's exclusive Digital Cinema Sound (32-bit) and for Dolby Digital, DTS, and Pro Logic decoding (24-bit). A learning/multibrand 2-way LCD remote puts control menus, radio station names, and CD titles (from compatible Sony changers) in the palm of your hand! And whether you're feeding digital audio to its 96kHz/24-bit D/A converters, or bypassing all DSP via "analog direct" (great for high-resolution stereo sources like SACD!), you'll experience nothing short of amazing sound.
Newest Review: ... later. All that aside, I have been extremely pleased with this unit. I am someone who gets bored of hi-fi very quickly, and ... more
Customer Sony STR DB940 Reviews (3)
by - written on 18/12/02, updated on 18/12/02 (Very useful, 2345 readings)
OK, my review is on the older version of the 940 amp, but I'm led to believe that the differences between the versions are mainly cosmetic. I purchased my amp in 1999 from my local Sony Centre for the "reduced" price as-was-then of £495. It had only just been released, and I had to wait some weeks before my silver-ordered unit was delivered. They "loaned" me a black version while I waited - a shop display unit, and tried to fob me off about me ordered silver unit, I think they wanted to pocket some cash by offloading their display model, and saving money on what was a more expensive silver finish. Anyway, I kicked enough stink to finally ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/09/01, updated on 26/09/01 (Very useful, 5725 readings)
Knowing precious little about the whole Home Cinema thing, I started by reading around the subject to try and decide what I needed/wanted (on the Internet and in magazines). After a few weeks of research I decided what I wanted was an amplifier with a built in Dolby Digital decoder and an RDS receiver. Which in itself is a fairly short list of features. That's just the essentials though. Extra points would be awarded for DTS decoding, number of inputs, expansion/future-proofing options, price and last but by no means least, style. It was a pretty close run thing between the Kenwood 7030D and the Sony DB940. Both offered the features I was looking for; ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/03/01, updated on 11/03/01 (Useful, 1051 readings)
Having being thoroughly impressed with surround sound through the use of my Sony Pro-Logic decoder I was hesitant to move to full blown Dolby Digital. Would the addition of rear stereo really make the difference? Well when the local Hi Fi shop knocked the price down to £345 from the usual £500 I just had to give this unit a go. Does it make a difference! The answer is a resounding yes! Not only does rear stereo bring the movie to life the unit adds clarity, power and a multitude of surround effects. Throw in a 2 way remote and you have a very refined and user friendly system. Even with basic surround speakers this Sony AV Amp works wonders. Dial in if the ... Read the complete review
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