Sony STR-DH590
Sony STR-DH590
Sony STR-DH590

Sony STR-DH590: 5.2-channel AV receiver that supports 4K resolution

Sony STR-DH590 is a 5.2-channel AV receiver that supports 4K resolution and the latest HDR standards such as HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) and Dolby Vision. High Dynamic Range (HDR) produces images with superior contrast, brightness, vibrant colors and excellent detail in dark and light areas.

The receiver’s power supply contains a powerful power transformer that allows it to provide a maximum power of 145 W per channel (at 6 Ohms and THD of 0.9%), and discrete amplifiers use well-designed cooling radiators and glass-epoxy printed circuit boards that help minimize distortions and weakening effects of vibrations. The AV receiver boards are reinforced with special metal frames to protect them from vibrations and all kinds of interference.

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The Sony STR-DH590 supports most of the current surround sound decoders, including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Dual Mono, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio, DTS and DTS 96/24. DSD streaming is available via HDMI, and proprietary S-Force PRO Front Surround technology allows you to create virtual surround sound even in a 2.1-channel configuration. There is an FM tuner on board.

The Sony STR-DH590 uses an efficient Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) system to automatically calibrate the speakers according to the room conditions. The built-in Bluetooth module (version 4.2) provides access to wireless audio streaming from any Bluetooth devices, and also guarantees the ability to use Bluetooth Standby mode to activate the receiver using a smartphone or tablet.

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The low body of the receiver, made in a laconic design, has a reinforced anti-vibration chassis. There is a Pure Direct button on the front panel for exceptionally pure sound, since the signal is sent along the shortest path directly to the receiver’s amplifier, and all additional functions (tone control, night mode, etc.) are disabled. The front also has an input for a calibration microphone and a 6.3 mm headphone output.


On the rear panel of the receiver there are four HDMI inputs with support for 4K resolution (60 Hz), HDCP 2.2 protocol, as well as HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG standards. There is an HDMI output with an ARC return channel. There are digital inputs (coaxial/optical) and a USB port (for charging USB devices only). There is also a set of linear analog RCA inputs and two subwoofer outputs. To connect speaker systems, two pairs of screw terminals (for front channels) and three pairs of spring terminals are used.

Specifications Sony STR-DH590

Number of channels 5.2
Maximum output power: 145 W per channel (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 0.9%, 1 channel active), minimum RMS: 90 W per channel (6 Ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD: 0.09%, 2 channels active), power in stereo mode: 105 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 0.9%)
Frequency range 10 Hz – 100 kHz (+0.5, – 2 dB, bypassing audio effects and EQ circuits)
Input sensitivity/impedance 500 mV/50 kOhm (analog line input)
Output voltage/impedance 2 V/1 kOhm (subwoofer outputs)
Signal-to-noise ratio 105 dB (analog line connectors) )
FM tuner yes
Built-in decoders (main) Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Dual Mono, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DSD support by HDMI input
Pure Direct mode is available
Automatic speaker calibration system Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) (DCAC)
Bluetooth version 4.2, maximum range: up to 30 m, supported codecs: SBC, AAC
Video support in 4K resolution 4K (60 Hz)
Support 3D video available
Inputs 4 x HDMI (4K/60 Hz (4:4:4), HDCP 2.2, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, BT.2020), 4 linear RCA, coaxial, optical
HDMI outputs (4K/60 Hz , HDCP 2.2, ARC support, CEC (BRAVIA SYNC)), 6.3 mm headphone jack, 2 RCA subwoofer jacks
Other connections 3.5 mm input for calibration microphone, USB port for charging USB devices (5 V, 1 A), socket for FM antenna
Terminals for speakers 2 pairs of screw terminals for front channels, 3 pairs of spring terminals
Power consumption 200 W, standby: 0.3 W
Remote control yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 430x133x297 mm
Weight 7.1 kg