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Sony BDP-S765 Blu-ray player review
Blu-ray player Sony BDP-S765

Before us - an example of an extremely competent positioning technology design means. The principle of design - like a well-known player Sony BDP-S500: the top cover as it lives its own life, it even built the POWER button and EJECT, and the front panel is covered with a solid translucent curtain. Only...
Sony CDP-101 CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-101

Designed to fit into a midisized (350mm) format the Sony CDP-101 player is visually attractive with its upmarket Espritish styling and large, clear light action switches. It's a front loading machine with a powered drawer and with the open/close control switch mounted on the drawer front. This is a not...
Sony CDP-557ESD CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-557ESD

This, the second eight-times oversampling, 18-bit CD player to come up for detailed inspection this month, is doubly welcome because it provides a ready means of assessing one of the entirely hypothetical thoughts which have come to mind following the tests on other 18-bit machines. This is because it...
Sony CDP-591 CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-591

This model is a button pusher's delight. It is equipped with just about every search and programming feature under the sun, including some you've probably not even thought of. There is a suite of powerful features designed to help with dubbing CDs onto tape, plus a complex display with a calendar type...
Sony CDP-705ESD CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-705ESD

When I measured and listened to Sony's CDP-650ESD, I thought that the science of digital audio disc reproduction had reached its ultimate level. I should have known that when the subject is sound reproduction, there's always room for improvement-however small in audible terms. The company's latest effort...
Sony CDP-C601ES CD-changer review
CD-changer Sony CDP-C601ES

Like other Sony ES components, it has a copper-clad frame and very sturdy internal construction, and its front panel is made from aluminum plate. It also has plenty of features, including thirty-two-track multidisc programming, disc and carousel repeat, disc and carousel random playback, and direct-access...
Sony CDP-CE315 CD-changer review
CD-changer Sony CDP-CE315

Output level at Sony CDP-CE315 is infinitely variable from 0 to -20 dB in 1 dB steps. This can be done only with the remote control. Automatic editing program only works for track numbers no more than 20. Moreover automatic option involves only option for optimal use of the specified time - that is,...
Sony CDP-CX100 CD-changer review
CD-changer Sony CDP-CX100

In recent years, sales of CD changers have mushroomed to the point where they now easily outstrip those of single-play models. Some changers use removable magazines, or cartridges, that hold five or six or even ten discs, and a handful can hold more than one magazine, giving them a total playing capacity...
Sony CDP-D7 CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-D7

Appearance and quality of the player Sony CDP-D7 are at a very high level. Mechanic quiet, convenient control. Functionality surpassed all our expectations. Attractiveness is enhanced by the presence of a digital signal processor, which resembles in its functionality graphic equalizer (keys Stadium,...
Sony CDP-X202ES CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-X202ES

The engineers of Sony are constantly trying to keep the lead, being step ahead the competitors, that's why the functional equipment of new models of CD players can be called truly luxurious. Sony CDP-X202ES player is not an exception too. The remote control is equipped with a large number of buttons....
Sony CDP-X222ES CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-X222ES

If it's features, flexibility and fine build quality you're after then look no further than the CDP-X222ES. Sony doesn't miss a trick when it comes to inventing new and ever more obscure widgets. But the company shows a similarly firm grasp over its bitstream DAC technology. The 222 is the cheapest of...
Sony CDP-X77ES CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-X77ES

It is much more difficult - I am tempted to say impossible-to keep up with Compact Disc player development these days. Sony is only one of very many manufacturers in the field but here I am, delving into a machine which is the direct successor of a model, the CDP-X7ESD. However, in this case the justification...
Sony CDP-XA 2 ES CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-XA 2 ES

Sony equipment with the addition of ES is characterized by the highest performance among the models of the firm. One difference is noticeable in the ear when you first start, before you hear the sounds from the speakers. So smoothly and quietly, like CDP-XA 2 ES, paper tray has not left any one other...
Sony CDP-XA20ES CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-XA20ES

Following the upgrade of budget "E" series Sony again turned to its elite series of audio technique - ES, having released several models of CD-players at once: CDP-XA20 ES, CDP-XA30 ES and CDP-XA50. The first two look very similar in appearance and all three players are equipped with a transport mechanism...
Sony CDP-XB920 CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-XB920

The highest model in the new QS-series contains all the technical innovations of the company in recent years. First firm notes mechanism with fixed head, followed by a current pulse DAC digital filter with variable coefficients. Furthermore, a digital filter has three special mode in addition to the...
Sony CDP-XE700 CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-XE700

The main highlight of this "little brother" of the new series of Sony - trucks with fixed head, above the optics which moves when playing a massive drive to drive. The laser in this case remains stationary and only moves the focusing optics. This design eliminates the effects of vibration on the laser...
Sony CDP-XE900 CD-player review
CD-player Sony CDP-XE900

Currently the company offers for Sony mass buyer three CD-player with fixed head (Fixed Pickup), and 900 - I among them - the "cool". ES Series of the category H came not only this design of the drive unit, but also the pulse- current processor C-PULSE, first used by the company in 1995. By the way,...
Sony CFD-550L Portable Stereo review
Portable Stereo Sony CFD-550L

The appearance of this model is typical for portable recorder firm SONY - streamlined body, the front panel with difficult terrain and unbalanced the cassette compartment door. Loading a CD from the top, the player controls are located nearby, at the top of the front panel. There is also a small display,...
Sony CHC-P11EE Mini stereo system review
Mini stereo system Sony CHC-P11EE

Sony CHC-P11 - a new, miniature, and, most importantly, inexpensive model with a full set of functional elements and modern technical capabilities. The central unit of the device - in size almost cube, quite tiny (220 x 220 x 210 mm), nice silver, although in metal case design you will not find - a double...
Sony CMT-GP7 Microsystem review
Microsystem Sony CMT-GP7

All stereo sources in Sony CMT-GP7 are arranged on the front panel, but it doesn't seem to be overloaded, because it is rationally divided into working zones. Particularly, a single-disc CD-transport is classical horizontal, its nickel-plated rim perfectly fits into the front panel and doesn't take much...
Sony CMT-GPX7 Microsystem review
Microsystem Sony CMT-GPX7

Micro - absolute champion of freedom test for distortion at medium volume; however, tonally balanced sound native speakers will not name (pronounced coloring underlined Voices). Although lacking the power to sound decent in terms of the room, the bass extension function (DSGX) better not to abuse. The...
Sony DAV-S550 Home Theatre System review
Home Theatre System Sony DAV-S550

Set classic layout (amplifiers built into the receiver subwoofer - passive) and elegant design. DVD-receiver in an aluminum casing with rounded front panel; satellites resemble a smaller copy of the subwoofer - the only difference is that it is mounted vertically, the speaker pointed downward. Terminals...
Sony DVP-NS305 DVD-player review
DVD-player Sony DVP-NS305

The front panel design is worthy of appreciation. Key Open/Close is located exactly in the middle, and the transport and display as if it continued occupying almost the entire length of the sloped forward pad. For overlay handed power button (on the left), which is balanced by the pressure regulator...
Sony DVP-NS905V/S DVD-player review
DVD-player Sony DVP-NS905V/S

The player compared to the previous model series QS slightly shifted accents. DVP-NS905 became sleeker, but as a result - something has disappeared. However, clearly secondary disappeared. Headphone output, for example, or reducing to 40 the number of disks on which you can function RESUME. But among...
Sony MDR-CD480 Headphones review
Headphones Sony MDR-CD480

MDR-CD480 - Semi-open Headphones (semi-open). Polymeric membranes - rare for the "ears" dome. Headband and cups are connected by two high metal arcs; setting is done sprawling headrest. Cup and headband fixed via a hinge (Virtual Shaft Mechanism), which gives the headset to turn two degrees of freedom....
Sony MDR-CD550 Headphones review
Headphones Sony MDR-CD550

If the 'Digital' tag on Sony's new range of headphones conjures up visions of page after page of hi-fi reviews discussing the various merits of multi-bit versus bitstream phones, fear not. Sony admits it's a piece of 'marketing jargon'. What it really means is that the headphones have been designed...
Sony MDS-101 MiniDisc recorder review
MiniDisc recorder Sony MDS-101

The Sony MiniDisc family numbers four. The original trio of products-an in-dash car player, a portable recorder, and a portable player-have now been joined by an AC-powered model, the MDS-101. In keeping with MD's mobility motif, however, this first home MD recorder is quite diminutive. It is, in fact,...
Sony MHC-551 Mini stereo system review
Mini stereo system Sony MHC-551

New from Sony stands solid base block size (really the whole volume is filled ?), But certainly not the only reason... successfully solved the problem of management and the overall design of the front panel, which involves the use of two "multi": Multi Jog Station and Multi Function Control. If the "wheel"-Jog...
Sony MHC-701SU Portable Stereo review
Portable Stereo Sony MHC-701SU

Compact but powerful mini system, which is characterized by generosity lines and quite "professional" appearance: with lots of buttons, knobs, and indicators. On its front panel has a new handle switch Jog-Dial. With it you can easily and quickly tune into any radio station in advance stored in the memory...
Sony MHC-771 EE Mini stereo system review
Mini stereo system Sony MHC-771 EE

In FM 20 can remember the settings. In addition, the tuner will appreciate the presence of radio amateurs rare chance to listen to a mini broadcast short wave (SW). Receiver's memory also allows you to save 10 Preset in MW and SW bands. It should be noted feature CD Clip Play and 15 pre-programmed settings...
Sony MHC-991AV Mini stereo system review
Mini stereo system Sony MHC-991AV

MHC-991AV is focused on the buyer, started "building" home theater with dimensions of an average living room. Letters "AV" means a whole bunch of audio and video capabilities. It is a system Surround Dolby Surround based on the embedded Pro Logic decoder and a set of speakers (a pair of three-way speakers...
Sony PS-LX150H Turntable review
Turntable Sony PS-LX150H

Sony PS-LX150H vinyl player refers to the range of semi-automatic models. The body is made of plastic; the bottom board is made of alloy. Pickup system and driver are mounted rigidly, without any amortization, except hemispherical rubber legs, which the entire device is installed on. The engine is...
Sony SA-W2500 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer Sony SA-W2500

An active SA-W2500 subwoofer can be referred to the products of initial level, if you, surely, focus only on its price. And although in the manufacturer's arsenal there are more discerning subs for demanding listener, this model has all you need to provide high-quality low-frequency support in a small...
Sony SCD-X501ES CD-player review
CD-player Sony SCD-X501ES

The Japanese market complex of player, a digital amplifier TA-F501 and a pair of monitors SS-K10ED was introduced in early 2007. Before us, as well as to Europe, this technique came just now. Ignore the compact form factor, it is unreservedly serious audio capable sound quality to compete with Sony...
Sony SDP-CA8ES CD-changer review
CD-changer Sony SDP-CA8ES

A five-disc carousel, the Sony CDP-CA8ES had perhaps the most conservative styling in the group, with a black, brushed-aluminum front panel, small buttons, and a bright blue fluorescent display. Overall, its appearance suggests solidity and reliability. When the carousel drawer is opened, it extends...
Sony SDP-XE510 CD-player review
CD-player Sony SDP-XE510

By the sound of Sony SDP-XE510 was one of the best acoustics in the large middle rows on small and headphones. Balance and versatility admirable. Rock music device transmits properly pressure and serious - without any hint of emasculation, carefully passing all the nuances. On the quality of the transmission...
Sony SEQ-711 Equalizer review
Equalizer Sony SEQ-711

Although SEQ-711 at first glance looks very similar to Aiwa equalizer (especially by the placement of buttons responsible for band choice of level regulation), it significantly overmatches in its abilities. This device from the category of electronic toys is for those, who love to vary sounds and put...
Sony SLV-E870 EE Video cassette recorder review
Video cassette recorder Sony SLV-E870 EE

The Sony cassette compartment and additional settings button covered with special hinged lid. Furthermore, on the back side of the lid closing the cassette, "hidden" additional non-operational keys. Initial Setup Procedure, or as they say, installation is very simple. Under the hood is a special key...
Sony SS-126 E Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers Sony SS-126 E

Sony SS-126 E is a two-way magnet-proof speaker system of closed type. In addition to basic anti-diffractive problem, the stream-line form can solve some problems of your interior's brightness. The sizes of the system are 220x380x275 mm; the conical woofer has the diameter of 16 cm, the dome tweeter...
Sony SS-86 E Speaker pair review
Speaker pair Sony SS-86 E

Sony SS-86 E - two-way system, the acoustic design - enclosed, 190h320h240 mm dimensions. Diameter cone woofers 130 mm dome tweeter head - 25 mm. The original appearance of the column gives the curved grille. Rated power is 70 watts, sensitivity is low - 85 dB. Magnetically shielded speakers are equipped,...
Sony SS-X90ED Speaker pair review
Speaker pair Sony SS-X90ED

Shells SS-X90ED have an unusual shape in cross section. Semicircular sidewalls extend to the rear wall, and not vice versa. And before they cushioned thorough, if at all made of stone. "Crown" speakers also has original dropdown profile - unlike similar structures with external tweeter in SS-X90ED ED-tweeter...
Sony STR-DA3300ES AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DA3300ES

The front panel of this unit in a traditional for the entire range Sony ES key. Everything is recognizable, rationally and succinctly: large chamfer along the panel, narrow oblong display, a clear separation of functions on the main and minor (brought to the tiny buttons). But fans of the brand immediately...
Sony STR-DA5000ES AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DA5000ES

Sony always tries to be one step ahead of its competitors. A seven-channel STR-DA5000ES, which was released in 2003, also confirms this. The brain of the device is two 32-bit processors, performing multichannel decoding, processing and correction in high sound resolution. Control system allows you to...
Sony STR-DA5300ES AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DA5300ES

How many years did not change the design of components series Sony ES? Correct answer - six. But as fresh still looks faceplate with a gentle slant at the top and flat carved the buttons! Layout of the controls on the front of STR-DA5300ES one in one coincides with a younger model 3300ES, so the units...
Sony STR-DA5800ES AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DA5800ES

At first glance, accurately determines that it is the device of the famous elite series of electronic components ES company Sony. Here everything is real: the facade is made of aluminum plate, handles nicely COLD fingers. On-site and brand for the family of ES "shelf" separating the narrow screen, and...
Sony STR-DA7100ES AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DA7100ES

We start from a distance, with small things. For Custom Install and work in multi-zone mode STR-DA7100ES has a gentlemanly set of inputs, outputs, and not only that - the set includes a second remote control. Selector comprehensive capabilities: one of the ten sources can be Turntables (corrector), and...
Sony STR-DB1080 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DB1080

When unpacking it turned out that the receiver has a significant weight and shifted to the rear wall (there is a transformer), the center of gravity. This is indirect evidence of the attention paid by the developers of the power supply. Subsequently, it was confirmed by the measurement results. ...
Sony STR-DB2000 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DB2000

Asymmetrically located on the front panel of Sony STR-DB2000 receiver rotary controls and miniature knobs provide a complete control even without the remote control. Two multi-channel inputs (5.1 and 6.1) allow playing the recordings separately from Multichannel sources such as SACD and DVD-Audio or...
Sony STR-DB790 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DB790

Sony STR-DB790 is the receiver, playing 6.1 channel recordings without compromises: appropriate decoders and the additional amplifier for central back channel are in place. Full set of decoders is added by the branded DCS technology, recreating the acoustics of some Hollywood editing studios at the listening...
Sony STR-DB795 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DB795

A very good model Sony STR-DB790 gave place to more "advanced" applicant. For rather small money the company offers seven (!) amplification channels and complete spatial processing of Dolby Pro Logic IIx signal. If the competitors use 6.1 scheme (additional decomposition of DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 doesn't...
Sony STR-DB798 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DB798

Lineup not so prestigious QS as ES, but Sony has managed to accustom us to the fact that these components by price/quality ratio and are the most advantageous. Perhaps, therefore, to design seven-channel receiver STR-DB798 designers did not invent anything new. All the configuration functions are...
Sony STR-DB840 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DB840

Your gaze presents a silver version of the receiver - light now in vogue. But for those who already have a dark gray blocks, the company offers a traditional version of the device in black. This receiver firm continues to implement its Digital Cinema Sound system equipment in a series of QS. The number...
Sony STR-DB900 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DB900

Design hardware Sony has always evoke the special trust. But let's not look at the exterior and the beautiful logo of a digital gain S-Master Pro, for which Sony has received an award from EISA, and the facts. Thus, STR-DB900 is designed to connect only four sources. Moreover, analog audio inputs...
Sony STR-DE375 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DE375

Sony STR-DE375 receiver created the attack of nostalgia to our experts. Judge for yourself: decoder is only Pro Logic, no S-video, only RCA, does not commutate video signals! The receiver is configured specifically. Although the test signal goes one after another to all channels, you can change its level...
Sony STR-DE405 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DE405

This relatively small size and weight of a relatively symmetric receiver performance front. Tuner with VHF and CB allows you to record in the receiver's memory up to 30 stations. TUNING available in manual, automatic and direct dial frequency. System receiving the RDS data, this receiver lets EON expanded...
Sony STR-DE595 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DE595

The notch on the front panel of Sony STR-DE595 receiver acts as work area for setting controls. The solution is so ergonomic that you want to make installation from the receiver's facade without looking in the manual. Algorithm of installation is thought out; much of it contributes to increase the accuracy...
Sony STR-DG700 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DG700

Each time we have audio equipment of Sony we are surprised by the ability of the company to offer maximum functionality for relatively little money. Here is a recent example - the receiver STR-DG700. Who could imagine that one of the most affordable devices will have automatic calibration with external...
Sony STR-DN610 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-DN610

While the most of receivers can support 7.1 configuration only with a help of an additional power amplifier, Sony STR-DN610 has seven amplifier channels. Surely, the 7.1 scheme increases the receiver's cost, that's why you can find in the design and functional equipment of STR-DN610 the features of saving....
Sony STR-G3 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-G3

In the nearly two years since we first tested a component containing Sony's VisionTouch one-button remote-control system (the STR-G1ES A/V receiver), other companies have introduced A/V receivers with screen-based menu-driven control schemes, but every other attempt I've seen has fallen short of VisionTouch...
Sony STR-GX10ES AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-GX10ES

Though it is small in comparison with the industrial supergiants of the electronic home-entertainment business, Sony has performed wonders in its 40-year history. From the transistor radio and the Walkman to the Compact Disc and the videocassette, the company has often called the tunes to which its elephantine...
Sony STR-V555ES AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Sony STR-V555ES

Familiarity with this amazingly flexible in setting model was accompanied by constant surprise. For example, having such incredible set of features, which Sony STR-V555ES receiver has, it turned out that a full-scale listening of 6.1 format was impossible: there are only five amplification channels....
Sony TA-E1000ESD AV preamplifier review
AV preamplifier Sony TA-E1000ESD

The Sony TA-E1000ESD control amplifier may well represent the beginning of the next step in the audio world's transition from analog to digital signal processing. Essentially, this unit is a preamplifier with a built-in digital signal processor. And that makes it much more than a preamplifier. In functioning...
Sony TA-E2000ESD AV preamplifier review
AV preamplifier Sony TA-E2000ESD

Sony's new TA-E2000ESD is a second-generation successor to its TA-E1000ESD digital preamplifier. In size, appearance, panel controls, and general operating characteristics, the two are almost identical. Like its predecessor, the TA-E2000ESD is a remarkably versatile stereo and video control center...
Sony TA-F461R Amplifier review
Amplifier Sony TA-F461R

Looking into the catalog from Sony, and you may notice that this amp is on the penultimate place in the line of integrated amplifiers. However, this fact, as it turned out, but in no way reflected negatively on the quality of sound Sony TA-F461R, and listen to the results exceeded our expectations. In...
Sony TA-F501ES Amplifier review
Amplifier Sony TA-F501ES

This device radically differs from remaining not only a shape factor and design, but also the contents. It digital from an input to an output: the signal from an analog source arrives on ADC, then is processed by the sound processor and comes to the pulse amplifier of power of S-Master Pro. Such decision...
Sony TA-FE300R Amplifier review
Amplifier Sony TA-FE300R

Course design used in the design of a new series of devices "E" in which to reduce the apparent height of the upper and lower edges of the front panel aligned oblique, is not new. But Sony TA-FE300R is still looks original. Among the advantages: the "right" direct path mode, in which when the SOURCE...
Sony TA-FE910R Amplifier review
Amplifier Sony TA-FE910R

Externally TA-FE910R not claim to avant-garde and modern design has a tranquil location with a typical two large knobs motorized volume control and input selector knobs and other small regulators have a similar design and prestigious series ES. In the construction elements are also used in this series,...
Sony TA-VE700 AV amplifier review
AV amplifier Sony TA-VE700

By AV-amplifier can be easily connected to virtually all available in your home audio and video equipment. Judge: 4 audio and 4 video inputs, including a standard S-VHS. Of course, there is the video input on the front panel and also S-VHS. So that the plug - and conquer! By the number of computer...
Sony TC-K 715 Cassette deck review
Cassette deck Sony TC-K 715

This tape from that series, about which directories firm said that "one head - good, but three ..." So, the Sony TC-K 715 uses three super-high density head. This unit has a mechanized loading of the cartridge: for it answers one of the three motors. Like trays computer CD-ROMs, cassette closes independently...
Sony TC-WE405 Cassette deck review
Cassette deck Sony TC-WE405

405 - the youngest in a family of a double cassette December in the production program Sony. Therefore not surprising that in this model is applied combined broaching using general motors to drive both cassettes. More interesting to compare with the other defendants, who are completely independent of...
Sony TC-WE705 Cassette deck review
Cassette deck Sony TC-WE705

This tape from the last series of "E", in which all units are different from their predecessors, more features and a new design. For TC-WE705 can note the presence of noise reduction and Dolby S switchable MPX filter (the only device in the test), auto-calibration, automatic and manual recording level...