Why on earth include the Sony STR-DA1200ES in this 4 way review when the model came out back in 2006 and it's higher spec'd successor, the STR-DA3300ES, has been out for around a year? The 1200ES is a good AV amp but nowhere as accomplished as it's newer family member, the 3300Es.
Have the testers been locked away in a cupboard for the last 12 months?????
This is sort of old but I just received this from a friend of mine. He was upgrading so being a good friend he gave me the system. I have to say that even though its a 1200ES as Neil stated, it still produces good sound. I found from http://www.avreceiverreviews.com that you can actually upgrade some of the inner components to produce a better sound. Mind you, that you are limited as the setup is standalone so its hard to really upgrade the unit whatsoever outside of getting a new speaker setup - but even that will be enough.