Audio features STR-DH520 supports many audio formats. Below you find a list of the most important audio formats with a short description of each format.
Dolby Pro Logic II is the audio system from Dolby that the amplifier will use for analog or two channels Digital sources like TV- broadcasts.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx is a secondary audio format that makes it possible to transform 5-channel audio to 7-channel audio. This can be a useful feature since most Blu-Ray and DVD only have 5-channel sound.
DTS is an audio format that is used on a some DVD movies and offers up to 5 discrete channels + subwoofer.
To achieve the best possible sound reproduction in a home theater setup STR-DH520 is equipped with automatic room correction that adjusts a number of parameters based on measurements made using an included microphone. Noise level of each speaker automatically adjusted along with delay based on the placement of speakers. In addition adjusted frequency response of each speaker so that it fits the room and speaker. The specification for the equalizer for the main channels are 6 bånds, while it is - for the subwoofer channel.
To get the best possible bass reproduction in your home theater setup STR-DH520 has individual bass handling of the different channels. That means you can set different value for lowpass filter for each speaker group. The low pass filter can be set to a wide range of frequencies. The available frequencies are 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190 , 200Hz.
If you have analog sources that must be connected to a TV or projector through the amplifier, the amplifier has video conversion from composite, s-video and component digital HDMI signal. This ensures that it is only necessary with a HDMI a > cable to the projector / TV.
STR-DH520 is equipped with a wide range of connection option for video sources. It has 4 HDMI, 2 component and 3 composite inputs.It also has 3 RCA inputs for analog audio connection and 1 optical digital inputs and 2 coaxial digital inputs.
The amplifier is equipped with 1 HDMI- 1 component, and 1 composite monitor outputs.The amplifier supports HDMI Arc (Audio Return Channel), which means it can receive audio from a TV from the same cable that transmits image from amplifier to TV. This keeps you from having a seperate digital cable or RCA cable from the TV to the amplifier. Requires that the TV supports HDMI Arc.
The amplifier is equipped with 0.1 preout entrance which means you can connect to active subwoofer.
Like many other amps STR-DH520 have embedded multimedia functionality that reduces the need for PC and other computer components in your setup.
For stereo playback the amplifier is rated to provide 2 x 85 Watt with measuring method RMS, 20-20.000Hz, 8 ohm, 0.09% THD and for multi channel up to 7 x 85 Watt by measuring method RMS, 20-20.000Hz, 8 ohm, 0.09% THD.In setups where there is no need for the integrated power amplifier for the surround back channels can these power amplifiers in STR-DH520 be configured so that the front speakers are bi-Ampet with two amplifiers for each front speaker (separate amplifier for bass and treble / midrange).
Possible speaker configurations
With audio processing for 7 channels and power amplifiers for 7 channels this amplifier has the following possible speaker configurations.
It supports 5.1 speaker config that gives possibility for front, center and surround speakers in addition to a subwoofer.
If you only want a 5.1 setup this amplifier has the possibility to biamp the front channels so you can use 4 channels for the two front speakers. This can give a better audio experience.
It supports 7.1 speaker configuration that gives opportuinity for front, center, surround and rear surround in addition to a subwoofer.
It supports 7.1 with front height which is a 5.1 setup, but with additional front speakers placed in height for better 3D effect and better placement of the soundstage in front
For a more detailed explanation of the possible speaker configurations you should read speaker configuration section of our home theater amplifier guide.
The remote is programmable. This means that you can enter codes for other components you own to control them from the amplifiers remote control.
STR-DH520 is in sale and the lowest price that is observed is kr 1,742,-. Use the links to price engines on the right side to find the cheapest stores.
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