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58 reviews | 4.2 out of 5
I bought this unit to put in my shed and power some waterproof outdoor speakers, that surround my deck. I like the fact that I can control it with the remote from my deck, while the unit sets in my shed.
Works great easy setup and controls.
I was looking to replace my old Teac receiver, But didn't really want an A/V type receiver. Yes I do run my TV thru it but my 2 speakers are more than adequate. I hate wires running all over the place. The FM reception is excellent. I pick up more stations than in my car or truck locally. I only listen to AM to pick up the local college game so I can't really rate it. I like the auto standby as my wife and daughter were always leaving the old one on all the time. You can rename the inputs to what you actually have plugged into them. I looked at used items and online source but could not beat this price for what You get.
This is exactly what I was looking for, a basic 2 channel receiver with lots of power. A lot of 2 channels receivers are only 60-80 watts RMS per channel, but this Sony delivers 135 watts RMS per channel. I'm driving a pair of vintage Henry Kloss Advents which tend to be a little power hungry. This receiver really lights them up. It has a decent tuner with plenty of presets. It's got connectors on the rear to hook up 4 speakers, but then you're running them at 4 ohms. The speaker A-B -Off switch is dirctly under the power button, it's easy to bump the switch accidently turn the speakers off. First time it happened it took me a minute or two to figure out why it wasn't playing anything. Overall, this is a great 2 channel receiver. I would recommend it.
wasnt expecting much for $150, but surpased my wildest expectations
I needed a 2 speaker, stereo amplifier for several devices (DVD , CD, VCR, protable cassett player) and at a good price. This unit has 100 watts per channel output, to 2 speakers, I purchased this unit for a recreation hall 50' x 100' with 2 speakers. The PA system we have will not play "CD"s in stereo. This unit also has a radio tuner which works very well with an outdoor antenna. It has many selectable input for 6 devices. Very good performance and quality.
For an inexpensive receiver, it has very good performance and inputs for all of my audio needs.
you can not beat this for the price . the best buy i have made in a long time. if your looking for something to pump some speakers this is the one to get.
This is a nice unit depending on your expectations. The low reviews come from people expecting too much for 149.00. It does not have separate bass, treble, and mid range or traditional fade. A unit with those features would not cost 149.00. A good set of speakers and this is excellent for movies and iPods,iPhone,iPad,psp,or any audio out plug device. Don't buy a car that looks like a BMW and be unsatisfied because it does not perform like one.
As of 12/06/12 we have had this system hooked to our Vizio TV for over one month. The TV is used with DirecTV and is also hooked to a Magnavox DVD recorder/player that upconverts the picture. All three boxes (TV, DVR, Amp) are from Walmart. The DVD player will also play on the Amp thru the TV our MPEG layer 3 audio which we record from CD to DVD+R on our W7 computer. This Sony STRDH130 is a good 2 channel amp/receiver suitable for two speakers (left and right) and/or a pair of two channel speakers (A and B both with left and right). The Amp remote control that uses a standard battery was important to us because at high volume Vizio standard speakers are not the best. Since we were not sure the newer 5 and 7 speaker amp/receivers can be used with only two speakers this was the system for us. We have had good experience with Sony and Walmart. Unlike some other Internet stores, from Walmart we get unopened boxes, not returns with someone else's problems. We frequently use in-store pickup to save shipping costs. Sometimes the Walmart Internet price is better than the store price and at the time of purchase that was the case for the Sony STRDH130.
This is a great reciever with a lot of options. I am using this recieve from my garage to play christmas music to outdoor speakers from computer which sequences my Christmas lights to music. Their big selling point is their auto energy saver. The biggest problem I have is the receiver powers down automatically once audio stops passing through it. This even occurs when I have receiver in stand-by mode. The receiver will go into stand-by mode; however, after some time it will automatically shut itself off. This forces me every night to manual power my receive to get my christmas light music to play when my computer automatically does every thing to schedule. There appears to be no way to turn off power saver or option to leave reveiver in continueous stand-by mode. Other than this, it's a excellent receiver.
This receiver will meet the needs for most households hoping to install a dependable and qualitative
sound system that delivers in a practical and cost effective manner --- I was looking for a device
that was simple, and small enough to easily fit in the remaining space in the "entertainment
center" furniture I was already using for several other applications.
I have three video-related pieces of equipment connected to my television, and wanted something
separate and simple, just for CD audio purposes --- I purchased two small inexpensive speakers,
and this system is perfect for "old-fashioned Hi-Fi" living room music, without any special bells and whistles (although it actually has some of these) --- it was easy to hook up, and is easy to operate.
Last Word: it even feels heavy when you lift it!
I bought this to replace an old Sherwood receiver that I had for years.
Set-up was very easy that I did not even read the manual! So of course, after I got it working, I thought it was only for Am/Fm radio and not for CD Player, too. Was already thinking of returning it!
Well, if all else fails, read the instructions...so I did! My old one had buttons for CD, Tape, AM/FM, etc. This one has a knob called "input selector" and you have to turn the knob to get the CD player.
This is really all what I wanted it for - to be able to play my music on my Sony CD changer.
Now I'm very happy! Thanks Sony and Walmart!
Sony is my favorite in electronics.
Great sound and good price. Suits my needs for stereo sound. Thanks
As others have noted this is a good receiver for the price. I liked the 2 speaker systems as I already have them. Interfaced easily with the audio products I already had - analog TV, sat box, VCR/DVD/CD recorder player, 4 large Sansui speakers and two sub-woofers. Replaced a 31 year old Pioneer VSX-7300. There are only two things I did not like. No manual entry of AM/FM frequencies - you have to "scan the band" and hope the frequency you want is strong enough to stop the scan. The AM band uses a tiny three pin molex type connector for the very small loop antenna. I would prefer two banana jacks or screw terminals for the AM antenna. I live in a mobile home so reception is very poor for the AM band. The supplied FM antenna was just a single wire that I wrapped around my FM T antenna down lead. Lots of warnings about the case getting hot to the touch in the OM. I've ran the receiver for about a week and it hardly gets above room temperature. Could use a larger and brighter display as well.
All I can say is I LOVE IT! Great basic receiver with lots of output. We hook up outside speakers and we are rocking the mountains of NC again.
Just what I needed.
I gave this Sony stereo receiver to my sister and brother-in-law for Christmas. They are very pleased and satisfied with it so far. I've owned my own Sony hi-fi stereo system since 1990 and it has given me nothing but pure enjoyment with reliable, quality service for 22 years. The name Sony is synonymous with high quality design at a reasonable price.
My old Pioneer (1978) seemed to have more power & more bass. I had a loudness switch that boosted the bass at lower volumes. This one seems to do OK when it is turned up a little louder.
I have owned this receiver for 1 week and I have not had any problems. I use an external graphic equalizer with 15 bands for each channel. This receiver sounds awesome but I am also using an equalizer and it makes a big difference. There is no separate on/off switch for the tape monitor so I have to connect my components to the equalizer input not to the inputs on the receiver in order to get the EQ to work. I use a 3 way A/V selector switch for my mp3 player, cd player, TV and run them through the EQ first. I have used EQ`s with all my receivers for over 30 years now.