Sony STR-DH550 5.2-Channel AV Receiver

Sony STR-DH550 5.2-Channel AV Receiver

Sony STR-DH550 5.2-Channel AV Receiver

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Product Highlights

  • Up to 145W Per Channel at 6 Ohms
  • 4K Video Pass-Through
  • 4 x HDMI-In / 1 x HDMI-Out
  • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
  • Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel
  • BRAVIA Sync (CEC Control)
  • Front Panel USB Port
  • High-Resolution Audio Decoding
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Sony STRDH550 Overview

  • 1Description

The Sony STR-DH550 5.2-Channel AV Receiver is designed to deliver powerful multi-channel sound. This receiver features 5.2-channel speaker output and delivers up to 145W per channel for robust audio playback. The receiver's front-panel USB allows you to connect additional audio sources like iPhones and iPods, and can also charge compatible devices. There are also two digital optical and a digital coaxial connection available for connecting digital audio sources. A calibration microphone is included for simplified speaker setup.

The Sony STR-DH550 is well-equipped for video connections with four HDMI inputs. This model also supports pass-through of 3D and 4K video signals. MHL connectivity allows you interface compatible portable devices like smartphones and tablets for content sharing. Built-in high-resolution audio support allows you to take advantage of dynamic surround sound formats like DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD.

Well Connected
Enjoy versatile HD connectivity with four HDMI inputs (up to 4K capable). Via MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link), easily connect a smartphone and enjoy video clips, music, and more on your connected TV. A front-mounted USB input even allows for easy connectivity and charging of compatible devices.
HDMI Pass-Through
HDMI pass-through functionality allows all connected HDMI devices, including native 4K video content, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D movies, video games and other content to conveniently pass-through to your compatible television or projector.
HD Digital Cinema Sound
Enjoy enhanced home cinema sound via proprietary High-Definition measurement and DSP sound technology. Front Height mode enables vocal height and 3D effects for improved effects positioning and added depth.
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
With ARC, the TV's audio signal can be sent back to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV.
Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration - Quick Speaker Set Up
Maximize your in-home theater experience with Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration feature. During setup, place the included microphone where you will be seated and wait as the settings are automatically optimized based on the distance and placement of your speakers.
BRAVIA Sync Capable (HDMI CEC)
Conveniently operate and control select Sony BRAVIA Sync and other HDMI CEC-enabled devices with one remote.
Additional Features
  • High Resolution USB File Support
  • A/V Sync
  • Digital Input Assign
  • Advanced Auto Volume
  • OP processing
  • Night Mode
  • 10-Digit Dot Matrix Display
  • AM & FM Direct Tuning, Auto Tuning, Station Naming
  • 6-Band D.C.A.C with Mono Microphone
In the Box
Sony STR-DH550 5.2-Channel AV Receiver
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • FM Antenna
  • AM Antenna
  • Auto Calibration Microphone
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Sony STRDH550 Specs

    Audio
    Channels 5.2
    Maximum Power Output Total: 145 W x 5 at (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD)
    Amplifier Power 6 ohms, 20 - 20 kHz, 2-ch driven: 90 W + 90 W (0.09%)
    6 ohms, 1 kHz, 2-ch driven: 105 W + 105 W
    6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1-ch driven: 145 W
    Total Harmonic Distortion THD: 1 % at 6 ohms, 1 kHz, 2-ch driven
    THD: 0.9 % at 6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1-ch driven
    Audio Decoding Dolby Digital EX
    Dolby Digital
    Dolby ProLogic, ProLogic II
    Dolby Dual Mono
    Dolby TrueHD
    Dolby Digital+
    DTS-HD Master Audio
    DTS-HD High-Resolution
    DTS 96/24
    DTS Neo 6
    DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1 / Discrete 6.1)
    DTS
    LPCM (2-ch / 5.1-ch / 7.1-ch) via HDMI
    Sound Fields PLII Movie
    PLIIx Movie
    PLII Music
    Portable Audio Enhancer
    PLIIx Music
    Stadium
    Sports
    Sound Field Link
    Live Concert
    Multi Stereo
    Neo:6 Music
    Neo:6 Cinema
    A.F.D. Auto
    Pure Direct
    HD-D.C.S.
    Analog Direct
    Hall (large hall)
    Headphone 2-channel
    Headphone Direct
    Jazz Club
    2-channel Stereo
    Impedance Matching Capability 6 - 16 ohms
    Crossover Frequency Subwoofer: 40 - 200 Hz (17 points)
    AM/FM Tuner Yes (30 FM and 30 AM presets)
    Supported File Formats USB
    MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): 32 kbps - 320 kbps
    WMA: 48 kbps - 192 kbps
    AAC: 48 kbps - 320 kbps
    WAV: 8 kHz - 48 kHz
    16-bit PCM
    Video
    HDMI Pass-Through 4K, 1080p, 3D, 1080/24p
    Upscaling None
    HDMI CEC Yes (BRAVIA Sync)
    Deep Color / xvYCC Support Yes
    Connectivity
    Audio Return Channel (ARC) Yes
    MHL Input: 1 x Rear
    Maximum Current: 900 mA
    iPod Compatibility USB: iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch (2nd through 5th generation), iPod classic, and iPod nano (3rd through 7th generation).
    Inputs 4 x HDMI
    1 x USB
    1 x Digital Coaxial
    2 x Digital Optical
    2 x Composite Video
    4 x Stereo RCA
    Outputs 1 x HDMI
    1 x Composite Video
    1 x Headphone
    2 x Subwoofer
    Other Interfaces 1 x Calibration Microphone
    1 x AM Antenna
    1 x FM Antenna
    Speaker Connectors Center
    Front (L + R)
    Surround (L + R)
    General
    Power Consumption Standby: 0.3 W
    Active: 200 W
    Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 17 x 6.3 x 13" (432 x 160 x 330 mm)
    Weight 16.8 lb (7.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.5 x 15.7 x 9.0"

    Sony STRDH550 Reviews

    STR-DH550 5.2-Channel AV Receiver is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 30.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice sound and nice price. The only issue with this amp for me is that the Pure Direct feature turns off after turning off the amp so you have to enable it each time you turn the amp on. Thought it sounded tinny in the beginning but after some adjustments it does perform nicely. I would definitely use the built-in calibration tool as soon as opening the box. The tool is easy to use and sets it up correctly 99% of the time. I did a side-by-side comparison of setting up the amplifier manually vs. using the calibration tool and the results were essentially the same.
    Date published: 2015-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great receiver Had a problem with the unit but I did not know what I was doing I ran the surround rear speakers thru a wireless rear speaker controller. this is where the problems started. Rewired the unit direct to the speakers and this receiver sounds great. Just like watching a video in a theater. I am using 2 pair of Yahama 6490 bookshelf speakers, a Pioneer center speaker with 7 inch speakers and a Sony 100 watt powered subwoofer. I am so happy that I purchase a new SUHD television so I can have the total experience. My first movie after I got the Television connected to the receiver and blue ray player was The Wall. I am truly at my home theater. Will buy again.
    Date published: 2016-07-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value Excellent, Hassle free shipping to Canada It is a little early to provide a review, but so far I am pleased with the performance and it has met and perhaps exceeded my expectations-it is a great value at the price offered by BHP. I think the instructions could be better, especially for someone trying to hook everything up where the TV does not have HDMI inputs or outputs. I have everything working, but I think there is probably a better way to get it all hook up for maximum convenience and ease. The substandard instructions are why I rated it for--for the price it is otherwise a 5. I am purchasing from Canada and the process was very easy, no surprise costs and it was delivered in the time expected and was well packaged
    Date published: 2017-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Evan Better Sound The Sony STR-DH550 5.2 channel AV Receiver is an outstanding piece of equipment. I have a 92 inch HDTV and use Bose cube speakers with out the bass module. I have a 15 inch subwoofer with a 500 watt amp and a 10 inch sub with a 250 watt amp. Being able to utilize both subs using the dual subwoofer connection changes the entire sound spectrum affording the sub bass and mid bass rounding out the way the movie producers and television engineers intended the sound track to be heard. The connection of the Sony STR-DH550 was very clear and precise in the instruction manual obtained online. Being able to see the receivers menu on the TV screen makes setup easy and the auto speaker adjustment via the enclosed speaker setup microphone made the setup super easy.The Sony STR-DH550 for the 5.2 speaker setup and the Sony STR-DH750 for the 7.2 setup are both superb AV Receivers and well worth the investment.
    Date published: 2014-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great for my Application I used HDMI Imput & Output so pretty much plug & play.The auto speaker setup made speaker setup easy.
    Date published: 2015-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from POWERFUL Simple set-up and operation. Connected easily with HDMI to smart TV and blends features of both seamlessly.
    Date published: 2015-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again Easy to hookup with my Sony Bravia TV. Easy to use and sounds great
    Date published: 2014-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great AVR Plenty of inputs and outputs, but missing a simple RCA audio output -- have to use the HP jack for that. Speaker posts are close together, but workable. Easy to operate from the front or the remote. AM ant. connect is a inline pin connector which may not be available on your powered ant.
    Date published: 2015-02-03
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    question

    I have a Sony sawm200 active subwoofer connected.4 JBL floor speakers..12 inch woofers 6 inch mid. 3 inch tweeters..an EV s 60 studio monitor for my center channel. All sounds absolutely awesome..except the subwoofer...it's working but I'm not getting much volume from it..have to stand next to it and listen close to even know it's connected. What do I need to do? I if anything, are my floor JBL speakers taking away the bottom end..? Or is something wrong.?
    Asked by: Randy O.
    Make sure the sub is connected via a dedicated subwoofer cable and the connections are secure. If the sub has a built-in volume controller, make sure it is turned up. Your JBL floor speakers should not have an effect on the sub at all. You may want to re-calibrate the system as well. If you connect a subwoofer with an auto standby function, turn off this function when watching movies. If the auto standby function is turned on, it switches to standby mode automatically based on the level of the input signal to the subwoofer, and the sound may not be output.
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    i have onkyo speakers will this receiver work with them?
    Asked by: bharat p.
    Most speakers may be used if they are between 6-16 ohm impedance. Check this spec on your speakers before connecting. A lower impedance speaker can damage the receiver and/or the speakers.
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    does it have Bass and treble controls?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Buried in the on-screen menus
    Answered by: Isaac S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    how do I connect my LG phone
    Asked by: Perres H.
    You may connect via the front USB port.
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Surround sound rear speakers are louder than the center and front speakers regardless where or how you adjust them. What is wrong with the receiver and how do I correct this problem?i
    Asked by: Anonymous
    found the problem. had a Wireless amp turned up all the and when I adjusted it the volume became lower than the front speakers. So if you get a Wireless device for rear speakers get the one that is low in amp power, and you front speakers will work fine. Now mine do.
    Answered by: Dennis L.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    For the time being, I am using the Sony STR-DH550 as a HiFi receiver (not surround sound). All the input sources are standard stereo. I have my B set of speakers plugged into the Surround speakers output, but I have not figured out how to make them work. Is this even possible? Any advice? Thanks.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The good news is, this IS designed to work this way, just not the way you're doing it now. There's a mode called multistereo that basically replicates right and left main to right and left surround. Leave wired the way you have it now and just select multistereo and you're done.
    Answered by: John G.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    I have this and a Sony 850D (65 ). Should I place all my HDMI connections into the receiver, then the ARC one shared with TV, or.. Should I hook all my HDMI devices into the TV, and just the ARC one to the receiver?
    Asked by: Bart & Heather D.
    I followed the Sony rep's advice to plug everything in the receiver. Seems to have worked. At first, I had a sudden reduction of resolution through my DISH box (blurry and smaller screen), but when I turned off my box and restarted it, it came back to full resolution. I have other questions using it with my TV, but I'll ask that separately.
    Answered by: Bart & Heather D.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Will the speaker connectors accept banana plugs?
    Asked by: Ralph H.
    i believe so, if not , cut it off & connect the bare wires into the screw in connectors
    Answered by: William B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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