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Sony STR-D2090

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1992-93)

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Sony STR-D2090


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 120 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Surround output: 75W (front), 75W (center), 30W (rear)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.04%

Damping factor: 50

Input sensitivity: 4mV (MM), 250mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 83dB (MM), 85dB (line)

Output: 250mV (line)

Speaker load impedance: 8Ω to 16Ω

Video Connections: composite

Dimensions: 430 x 148 x 385mm

Weight: 13.6kg

Accessories: RM-P321 remote control



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Reviewed Nov 14th, 2017 by XPGeek

I am by no means an audiophile, but have always had a knack for older 90s Sony equipment, and this higher-end receiver unit fits the bill quite well. The vast selection of sound stages allow you to configure a variety of Dolby Surround options, along with a very cool and dynamic visualizer to match. The unit works well with my 3.5mm to RCA adapter driving two cheaper Sharp floor-standing speakers (which need to be upgraded, I know). I know the amount of information online about this unit is limited, so if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Reddit, on here, or anywhere else you can find my tag (XPGeek) for more information!

Reviewed Mar 23rd, 2012 by DCPreamp

See my comments. This is a fantastic unit. Clean, powerful, lots of features (weighted for its age), dependable, and well constructed. A couple audio features only work in video/surround-sound mode and the parametric EQ is just three-bands, so I only gave it a 9/10 rating. It's still a fantastic piece of audio gear!



Sony STR=D2090 AV Receiver

I purchased one of these receivers on eBay about 8 years ago as-is. It had been dropped and was dead, but for $35 + $38 S/H, it was worth the risk. An input voltage selector switch (free from the junk box) later and this unit worked, and has continued to work flawlessly. It runs warm, but I think it's because of the high-bias in the amplifier's discrete output stage. It belts out tons of stereo power, but the center and rear channels are fairly low power compared to modern AV gear with all audio channels being identical. The sound is ultra-clear with effectively zero hiss, noise, and hum when turned down, but dynamic and loud when turned up. It will drive most any load with no effort and just belts out more power with a second set of speakers. It has loads of features for surround sound with lots of preset options and the ability to change many subtleties of the surround parameters. The three-band parametric EQ is a little limiting and having each of the 20 frequency bands would be infinitely better. But it still sounds great. The spectrum-analyzer had some very cool settings making it fun to look at while running. Some of the audio options like the DDS compression can't be used for normal stereo and non-video inputs which sucks. It's built to the usual Sony standards which means a tad on the cheap side, but also like most Sony products, it just works great and dependably and its use is intuitively enough to run 90% of the features without the manual. I just love this unit! I retired mine from active surround-sound duty in the living room and replaced it with a much nicer, modern, ES-level unit and put this in the bedroom where it's radical overkill, but unbelievably clean and nice. If you can pick one of these up, it would make a stellar garage or bedroom system or even a great, albeit old-school, surround-sound system. And because it's a Sony, it means that even though it's probably got a million miles on it, it will continue to perform well long into foreseeable future.

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