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The Panasonic SA-XR50 is a 6.1 channel slim design A/V receiver offered by Panasonic.

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converts all analog signals to digital with no setup needed

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comes with a universal remote that will work with a wide range of devices

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setup is fairly easy and handled with just 2 buttons

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amplification is clean and doesn't have any distortion at any point

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no on-screen display available, need to read the front panel LED and make interpretations on what it means

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all-digital processing can be a bit cold and lacks any analog output

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needs a 20-hour break-in period, seems too bright and has too much of a hard edge out of the box

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no phono inputs for a turntable

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The Panasonic SA-XR50 is a 6.1 channel slim design A/V receiver offered by Panasonic. This receiver sits just over 3 inches high letting it fit into spaces too small for many other receivers.  It has 6 channels, each with 100 watts for plenty of power. There are plenty of video inputs including three composite, three s-video and two component inputs with four RCA audio, one coaxial digital and one optical digital audio input for plenty of connectibity. Thre is also a built in AM/FM tuner with 30 presets and the receiver comes with a remote control for easy use. It uses Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound and has decoders for Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, NEO:6, and DTS 96/24. There are several sound field control presets including various music settings, movie setting, game mode and mono.

  • Dolby Digital Decoder: Dolby Digital EX
  • DTS Decoder:  DTS-ES, NEO:6, DTS 96/24
  • Dolby Surround: Pro Logic II
  • Large Speaker Terminals: Yes (Speaker A only)
  • Discrete Inputs: Yes
  • Amplifier Type: High Efficiency Digital Amplifier
  • SFC (Sound Field Control); Music: Live, Pop/Rock, Vocal, Jazz, Dance; Video/Movie: Drama, Action, Sports, Musical; Game, Mono
  • Digital Synthesizer Tuner: Yes (Frequency Range - FM Tuner: 87.9-107.9MHz, AM Tuner: 530-1710kHz)
  • Subwoofer Output: Yes
  • Remote Control: Illuminated Universal Remote Control
  • Speaker Size Configuration: large/small/none (except left/right channels)
  • Speaker Selector: A and/or B
  • Output Power - Stereo Mode: 100W per channel (20Hz - 20kHz, 6 ohms, 0.09% THD)
  • Energy Star Qualified: Yes
  • Frequency Response: 4Hz - 88kHz, ±3dB
  • S/N Ratio (IHF A); Digital Input: 85dB (103dB, IHF'66)
  • Load Impedance: 6-8 ohms
  • Component Video Inputs/Outputs: 2 inputs, 1 output
  • Output Power - Home Theater Mode: 100W per channel (6 channels, 1kHz, 6 ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • DVD-Audio Ready: Yes
  • Multi-Source Re-Master Processing: Yes
  • S-Video Inputs/Outputs: 3 in, 1 out
  • Video Inputs/Outputs: 4 inputs, 2 outputs
  • Digital Inputs/Outputs: 4 in (2 optical, 2 coaxial), 1 out (optical)
  • Audio Inputs/Outputs: 5 in, 2 out
  • HDMI Input/Output: No
  • Full-Digital Processing: Yes
  • Dimensions: (H x W x D) 39/32'' x 1615/16'' x 1413/16''
  • Weight: 9.3 lbs
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