Sony STR-DH590 Review and Specs

Sony STR-DH590 (European version)

SCORE:
65
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Highlights

  • 5.2 channels
  • 5.1 channel processing
  • 90 W (6 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Passthrough
  • Bluetooth
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Overview

Sony STR-DH590 was introduced in 2018. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing.

We evaluated the Receiver and gave 65 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
62
VIDEO FEATURES
91
AUDIO FEATURES
64
CONNECTIVITY
58
MULTIZONE
55
MISCELLANEOUS
43
RADIO
36
OVERALL
65

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and video signal passthrough and upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Sony STR-DH590.

PROS
👍   Dolby TrueHD
👍   Dolby Digital Plus
👍   Dolby Pro Logic
👍   DTS-HD Master Audio
👍   DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
👍   DTS 96/24
👍   DTS Express
👍   DSD via HDMI
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   HDR10
👍   BT.2020 color space
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   3-D Ready
👍   4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   Bluetooth
👍   New HDCP Version
👍   Zones
👍   Analog Tuner
👍   New Bluetooth Version
CONS
👎   No Front Wide Channel Support
👎   Not Certified 4 Ω Performance
👎   No Bi-amp Capability
👎   Few Channel Processing
👎   No Dolby Atmos
👎   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
👎   No Dolby Surround Upmixer
👎   No DTS:X
👎   No DTS Neural:X
👎   No DTS Virtual:X
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
👎   No DTS Dialog Control
👎   No Sound Optimizer
👎   No High-resolution Music Enhancer
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling
👎   No DLNA 1.5
👎   No Chromecast Built-In
👎   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
👎   Does Not Work with SONOS
👎   No Ethernet
👎   No Wi-Fi
👎   No eARC
👎   Few HDMI Inputs
👎   Few HDMI Outputs
👎   No USB Input
👎   No Phono Input
👎   No Composite Video Inputs
👎   No Component Video Inputs
👎   No Multi-Channel Input
👎   No Analog Pre-Outs
👎   No Pandora
👎   No Spotify
👎   No Tidal
👎   No Deezer
👎   No Napster
👎   No SiriusXM Internet Radio

Amplifier

Sony STR-DH590 has 5 channel amplifier and delivers 90 W (6 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).


Video Features

The Receiver has 4K passthrough up to 60p. It can bypass HDR10, Dolby Vision.


HDR10

High-dynamic-range (HDR) video has greater dynamic range than standard-dynamic-range (SDR) video with brigter whites and deeper blacks. HDR10 was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports up to 1000 nits of brightness and 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.


Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.


Room Correction

Sony STR-DH590 comes with D.C.A.C. room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.


Connectivity

Sony STR-DH590 can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. It has 4 HDMI inputs and HDCP 2.2 (4 in / 1 out) copy protection.

Front panel has no inputs.

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Specifications

Here we list all the available features and specifications of Sony STR-DH590.

BASICS
BrandSony
ModelSTR-DH590
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryEurope
Release Year2018
AMPLIFIER
Channels5.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO
Maximum Channel Processing5.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLII
Dolby Digital EX
Surround EX
DTS:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
DTS Dialog Control
Dialogue Lift
Digital Legato Linear
In-Ceiling Speaker Mode
OP Processing
Sound Optimizer
Tone Control Front L/R Channels
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Direct Mode
Pure Direct Mode
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. D.C.A.C.
Calibration MicrophoneMono
Speaker Relocation
Automatic Phase Matching
VIDEO
HDR10
HDR10+
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
QMS (Quick Media Switching)
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
QFT (Quick Frame transport)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K/60p (YCbCr4:4:4)
Video Signal Upscaling
Analog To HDMI Upconversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
Music Connect
Remote Monitoring with ihiji
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay
Apple Product Connection
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.2 (4 in / 1 out)
HDMI Input4
HDMI Output1
USB Input
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input4
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical In1
Optical Out
Coaxial In/Out1 /
Composite Video Input
Composite Video Output
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input
Component Video Output
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V Inputs
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones1
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output0
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
MISC
On-Screen Display Graphical User Interface (Only through HDMI)
Detachable Power Cord
RADIO
Analog Tuner FM only
Presets30 (30/-)
Digital Radio
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION
Speaker Terminals5
Large Speaker Terminals2
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption200 W
Standby Power0.3 W
GENERAL
Dimensions (W x H x D)430 mm x 133 mm x 297 mm
17" x 5-1/4" x 11-3/4"
Weight7.1 kg (15 lbs. 11 oz.)
Warranty2 Years
SPECS
Power Output (6 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 290 W (0.09% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2105 W (0.9% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)145 W (0.9% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)500 mV/50 kΩ
Rated Preout Level and Impedance2 V/1 kΩ (Subwoofer)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)105 dB (500 mV)
S/N Ratio (digital)100 dB (20 kHz LPF)
Frequency Response (Analog In)10 Hz - 100 kHz/+0.5 dB, -2 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
Bluetooth Version4.2
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
USB TerminalType A, Ver. 2.0, 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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