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Rated 4 out of 5 by garioch7 Somewhat Disappointing But An Excellent Receiver
I purchased an STR-DA2400ES receiver in 2009. Recently, it started having issues powering up and down and there was some crackle in the speakers. Having a rather pricey XBR8-46" Sony TV, I decided to replace my old receiver with the STR-DA1800ES. My first disappointment was the lack of both phono and cassette deck inputs - I have SONY models of both products. The instruction manual, particularly that part dealing with Menu settings is deficient in that it does emphasize turning "GUI ON" before attempting to modify settings. I also have been unable to name my radio stations. My menu for that does not show that option. That's my complaints. On the positive side, the receiver is very, very good for sound quality and with Bravia Sync enabled, controlling all of my Sony components #BD, CD, TV# is just great and the SAT performance is also outstanding. I would recommend this receiver, but be aware that there is no phono input, a real lapse in my view for a piece of ES gear, since many audiophiles, myself included, treasure our old vinyl. I can understand why cassette decks might be supported, but I think that they should be, for the price, though admittedly real estate for more jacks on the back of the receiver is limited. Recommended.
May 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Spiderman53 Can't Callibrate
I like it but I can't get the speakers to Calibration it says Error Code 33 I already checked my connection I even put new speaker wires
May 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrotherMel Reliable
Depending on if you had a professional set it up or if you did it yourself. Once you have it just right, you can immediately hear and see the difference. blu ray DVD's you see things you never saw on regular DVD's. On CD's, I was playing a 1985 jazz CD and it sounded better than ever even tho I was using the same speakers and sub-woofer. The best part is the 5 year warrantee.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sneekez best in audio
Has to be one of the best receivers I've owned. Clean, comprehensive user's guide, just one fine receiver.
August 23, 2013