A home theater receiver is the brain of an entertainment system. It controls the audio and video experience the system can provide by controlling the power sent to the speakers and subwoofer. Some receivers allow the video to pass through to televisions and some improve the video quality that is sent through. The Sony STR-K850P is a receiver in the HT6600DP surround sound package. The receiver can be used separately from the package and can control other devices as well.
The STR-K850P outputs 110 watts per channel and 8 ohms. The total harmonic distortion (THD) is rated at 0.07%. The frequency response ranges from 40 Hz to 20 kHz. The receiver is only set to control one audio zone at a time and provides different audio to different audio zones. The tone levels for the bass, treble and mid levels ranges from -6 dB to + 6 dB.
The STR-K850P has inputs for digital and analog audio and video devices. There are a 2 component video, 2 S-Video and 2 composite video inputs. Its analog audio inputs include Multi-Channel In, CD/SACD, MD/Tape, DVD and Video 1. Digital audio inputs include DVD coaxial and Video 2, CD/SACD and MD/Tape optical inputs. There are 2 analog audio outputs, a Video 1 out and a Subwoofer output.
The built-in FM tuner range for the STR-K850P is 87.5 -- 108.0, and the sensitivity for mono is 18.3 dBf, while stereo sensitivity is 38.3 dBf. Harmonic distortion for the mono signal is 0.3%, and for stereo it's 0.5%. Frequency response for the FM tuner ranges from 30 Hz to 15 kHz. The AM tuner ranges from 530 to 1710 kHz, with sensitivity rated at 50 dB/m. Harmonic distortion is rated at 0.5% to provide strong clarity.
The STR-K850P measures 16 7/8 inches wide, 6 ¼ inches high and 12 1/8 inches deep. It weighs 16 pounds 3 ounces. It features Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, Pro Logic II Movie, Pro Logic II Music, DTS and standard 2-channel Stereo playback audio decoders. There are also movie and music modes built in to support the sound fields.
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