You can count on clear, dynamic stereo sound and rock-solid dependability with Sony's STR-DH130. For rooms where you don't need a complete home theater system, this receiver delivers the audio "basics" and more. It treats your music right with 90 watts of amplification per channel for smooth, low-distortion sound.

You get five audio inputs for all your music sources. The included remote gives you easy control of this receiver and any other compatible Sony audio/video components you've got in your system.

Product Highlights:

  • 90 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD
  • 5 stereo RCA audio inputs
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
  • 30 AM and 30 FM radio presets
  • independent bass and treble controls
  • two sets of speaker outputs
  • full-size headphone jack
  • remote control
  • 16-15/16"W x 5-3/16"H x 11-3/4D
  • weight: 14.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

The sound solution for the less-is-more movement

On one hand, you want something that sounds much better than an iPod® or Bluetooth® speaker. On the other hand, you want something less complex than a surround sound system. You'll find your sweet spot in a stereo receiver. In addition to being easy to set up and use, many now offer Internet radio and other network music options. Add your music source and two speakers, and you're ready to relax and enjoy your tunes. You might even connect your TV for improved sound with movies and shows.

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What's in the box?

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  • AM/FM stereo receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RM-AAU130)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna with attached coax connector
  • Operating Instructions
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Online Product Registration sheet
  • Warranty sheet

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Audio Features
Radio Functions
Remote Control

Audio Features

Stereo Amplifier: The Sony STR-DH130 Stereo Receiver features a 90 watt x 2-channel (8-ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD 0.09%) amplifier for good sound quality with little distortion even at high volumes.

A/B Speaker Switching: The STR-DH130 features A & B speaker outputs which allows 4 speaker connection so you can run a pair of speakers in two different rooms of your home. The stereo receiver allows  you to select which pair of speakers you wish to play or play back both of them. The A & B speaker outputs are wired in parallel. The stereo amplifier supports 8 to 16-ohm speakers.

Tone Adjustment: The Sony STR-DH130 features independent Bass and Treble controls (-10 to +10 dB) so you can adjust the tonal quality of your connected speakers.

Analog Audio Output/Inputs: The STR-DH130 features 5 analog audio inputs (4 RCA/1 minijack) and two analog RCA outputs.

  • Audio Input Only: labeled SA-CD/CD, SAT, and BD/DVD
  • Audio Input/Output: labeled MD/Tape, and Video

Note: This unit does not contain a video input/output.

Speaker Outputs: This unit features two sets of speaker outputs (A and B), each with spring clip terminals. You can independently turn on or off each pair of speakers, as well as play both pair of speakers. The speaker pairs are wired internally in parallel.

Headphone Jack: The receiver features a 1/4" headphone jack for private listening. When headphones are plugged into this output, the sound from the speakers is muted.

Radio Functions

AM/FM Tuner: The STR-DH130 features a built-in AM/FM tuner for listening to AM and FM broadcast stations. The Sony STR-DH130 features a threaded coaxial FM connection and a dual spring-clip AM terminal. The unit comes supplied with an AM loop antenna and a FM wire antenna.

Station Presets: You can preset up to 30 FM station and 30 AM stations.

Station and Source Naming: Each preset station and program source may be given an index name of up to 8 characters.

Auto & Direct Tuning: The built-in tuner also features Auto tuning and Direct tuning via the supplied remote control.

Remote Control

IR Remote Control: The supplied IR remote control (RM-AAU130) is pre-coded to control this Sony receiver, Sony TVs, Sony CD players, Sony DVD players and recorders, and Sony Blu-ray disc players and recorders. You can change the factory settings of the input buttons on the remote to suit the components in your system.

Auto Standby: This energy saving features enables the receiver to set to automatically switch to standby mode if it is not in use or no audio signal is sent to it for 30 minutes.

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Very good receiver

Written By Johel, Florida on Monday, December 15, 2014

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This is my first receiver which I purchased evaluating price versus value. Not being heavily into stereo equipment beyond a good listening experience, this receiver more than fulfills that requirement. The setup was easy, the instructions clear, and I was enjoying the receiver in a short period of time. Paired with Primus speakers recommended by the Crutchfield advisor the sound is very good. I would definitely recommend this receiver for the average buyer.

Pros: Easy setup. High quality. Great sound value for the price.

Cons: None that this neophyte user could discern.

Affordable and great!

Written By Ricko, New Carlisle, IN on Sunday, December 07, 2014

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This unit replaced a Sony surround sound unit I had from the 90's. Is sounds great! This a solid deal on a simple 2 channel receiver!

Pros: Inexpensive Sounds Geat

Cons: None

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Scott, Kearney, NE on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Very good performance and excellent cable hookup features. Plenty of power for my use, especially for the price! The well laid out remote control is a small blessing and time saver too. I'd recommend this product to anyone......thanks Sony!

Pros: Great power! Easy set up! Compact and well designed.

Cons: I can't think of any

Simple 2-channel receiver

Written By mikem, florida on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Got ready to burn some Christmas music with my 20+ year Sony GX10ES receiver and noticed an awful buzz from it and did not want to bother troubleshooting it so bought this at a good price 'no bells - no whistles' receiver which is perfect for my current needs. Thing is a steal at this price.

Pros: Price and simplicity.

Cons: None.

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Anonymous, sacramento on Monday, October 13, 2014

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sounds beautiful

Fine Receiver/AMP

Written By Trine, Hague,VA on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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As usual with Sony products, this is a very high quality Receiver/Amp. I have a similar one, seventeen years old, which I now use in my studio. The cost is very affordable and operation is easy....I'm very happy with it!

Cons: The only and very slight complaint I'd voice is that the lettering MIGHT be a bit LARGER....aging eyes, you know....

Old Faithful

Written By Mark, 22801 on Sunday, September 28, 2014

In-expensive and bullet-proof 2 ch. stereo

Pros: Price, power, a+b channel

Cons: No subwoofer line output

It's fine for what I want it for.

Written By Roger, San Angelo, TX on Saturday, September 27, 2014

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I'm using this for my office PC sound and mp3 playing. It has replaced a 14 year old Sony receiver that died on me. I needed A and B outputs since I've run speaker wires out to the back patio too. In the office I'm using Bose AM3 speakers. So, I didn't need anything fancy or anything more than 2 channel for this usage.

One thing that took me by surprise was the "auto off" feature that turns the unit off after a period of time with no input signal. At first I thought there was something wrong. I was glad to see that it was supposed to do that and I have the ability to turn that feature off if I want to.

I've been using this new receiver for a couple of weeks now. If it lasts me 14 years like the other one did, I will be happy.

Pros: Cheap and does the job well.

Cons: None at all for my usage.

Sony STR-DH130

Written By James Long, Chowchilla , Ca on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Really like the unit!

Pros: Very easy to set, hook up

Cons: Should have more controls on face of unit for radio selection .. All must be from remote.

Sony Receiver DH130...Nice

Written By MikeF, Fulton, NY on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Looking for something simple, but has some middle of the road power here you go.

Pros: Easy use ....... good receiver for the price

Sony STR-DH130

Written By AlW, Castle Rock Co on Monday, August 11, 2014

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The stereo sounds great and I am very happy with this Sony product.

sony receiver

Written By KeysKoolin, florida on Saturday, August 02, 2014

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very pleased with this purchase

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Scott, Myrtle Point, OR on Friday, August 01, 2014

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Just what I was looking for. Works exactly as advertised. Nice receiver for the money.

Pros: Easy set up. Crutchfield had the best price I could find and free shipping.

Cons: I-pod connection should be on the front. Should have 120 v power source on the back for other components.

solid 2 channel amp

Written By chris w., Burlington, NJ on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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I needed an amp to power my back yard speakers and this one does the trick! Clear sound, easy to read, and very dependable. It's my third one!

Pros: Great sound for the money

Cons: no extra external power source to control other receivers

great value

Written By BoB W., Rockford, TN on Sunday, July 06, 2014

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I installed one of these in a friend's motorhome and he and his wife absolutely love it. They couldn't believe that a receiver this good could be had at Crutchfield's price point. I already had one in my workshop and was familiar with it so I recommended it to them. This product offers many features and excellent sound for a unit in this price range, and of course Crutchfield is the best dealer out there - PERIOD. Take it from me - you will be pleased with the STR-DH130.

Pros: Great value, plenty of power, easy to use, lots of input flexibility, clean sound

Cons: Remote has a few too many buttons - better too many than not enough!

Back in the saddle!

Written By John, West Des Moines, IA on Saturday, June 28, 2014

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after a long absence from the world of stereo components (did the sound bar thing) we had missed having rich full music. For the price this is an excellent way back into that wonderful world. Clear sound in a 20 x 20' living room. I realize for the price to good value, but I didn't realize that would miss HD radio. I may try and find a fix for that.

Pros: Great sound at a value price

Cons: those darn dark buttons are near impossible to see without either a mini light or decent natural lighting! but, once remotes been programmed who cares?!

Decent, though Plain Vanilla Receiver

Written By CinemaPete, New York City on Thursday, June 26, 2014

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I wanted a straight forward stereo receiver without the surround sound capability. Crutchfield's sale price for this SONY receiver was irresistible so I purchased. In NYC FM reception is tough, but this receiver get high marks for pulling in many stations. Audio quality is quite good: frequency range is natural sounding without any prominence in a particular range of the audio spectrum. It claims to have 20 Hz to 20 Khz bandwidth, but I can't attest to it's low frequency performance because the speakers I have connected are not the greatest at the low end of the spectrum. But for my goals this receiver does the job very well and produces a very natural, balanced and overall listenable sound even at high levels. For the price, and if you don't need or want surround, this is a very listenable stereo receiver.

Cons: None so far.

Good 2 channel reciever

Written By Andrew, Fort Wayne, IN on Thursday, June 19, 2014

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For the price this unit can't be beat for a standard 2-channel system. Recommend this highly for multiroom speaker system used in conjunction with a push button speaker selector. Has sufficient output without using an amp.

Pros: For the price good 2 channel receiver with good output.

Cons: Interface with IPod or other like device is stereo but still sounds good. Just be careful when inserting stereo 2.5mm connection to ipod. Insert the connection then change inputs to where you made your connection.

Great Unit For My Needs

Written By Scott, Dallas, TX on Monday, June 16, 2014

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This unit is exactly what I expected, and maybe a little bit more. It is a very simple "Old School" receiver/amp, but it gives all the power I need. My main use for this unit is to use at the beach. We rock the beach with home stereo equipment powered by a generator. This amp gave me all the power I needed, even in a constant 20 mph wind. I had to max out the power because of the wind, but it did the job. 90 watts is all I will ever need! Very low distortion.

Pros: Very low distortion. Easy to use. Always use the "Portable" input when using iPhone, iPad, etc. for playing music. Using the other inputs didn't work as well. The Portable input requires a 3.5mm audio cable, not included.

Cons: None really. Great price and it does the job. It's a very simple unit. The FM antenna was pretty weak, so I bought a better one.

Great item

Written By BnK, Plainfield, IL on Monday, June 09, 2014

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This the best for the money. I bought a scratch and dented one and it came brand new. Not one mark on it. Works great and my speakers sound awsome now! Thank you Sony

Pros: Easy to set up. Looks clean and low profile. Sony

Cons: Nothing right now.

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Brad, Leesburg, FL on Monday, April 14, 2014

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So far, so good

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Tuner select on remote goes to am then Fm. wish it was seperate

Sony STR-DH130 receiver

Written By WA, Coatesville,PA on Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Looked for a plain receiver with capability of driving two sets of 8 ohm speakers at the same time. Asked Crutchfield advisor about a couple of different models and which one would fit my needs and he selected the Sony model. I very pleased with the receiver and sound great. I have bought the receiver with a 5 cd changer to put in my workshop but never made it there yet.

Pros: Had it hooked up and running in about 15 minutes. Sounds great with very good sound even at mid range and higher without much distortion. Great receiver for the price including free shipping !!!!

Wonderful receiver

Written By Cherokee Billie, Miami on Sunday, April 06, 2014

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This receiver delivers far more than you would expect for the price. The sound quality is just fabulous and perfect for my two speaker system. There is not a better bargain in my opinion than this receiver.

Pros: Great sound, does not consume a lot of energy, and for me it's perfect.

Cons: none

Sony STR-DH130

Written By rick, Bath, Maine on Monday, March 31, 2014

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Unit was simple in design and use. Controls were self-evident after reading the instruction manual. 5 stars

Pros: inexpensive, easy to operate

Cons: none

Great for the money

Written By Pete, Medford, NJ on Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Great receiver for the money!

Cons: There's not an input for an iPod on the front

Very Happy

Written By Jerry De, Bethlehem,Ct on Sunday, March 09, 2014

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I only use this for the Fm. It pulls in tons of stations, and sounds GREAT1

Cons: none

Sony Receiver

Written By Denise, Overland Park, KS on Sunday, March 09, 2014

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Great value and was easy to install!

Pros: Lightweight and simple to operate.

Cons: None

great deal

Written By Craig M., ocala florida on Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Easy to use and lots of features.Good buy!

Sony STR-DH130 receiver

Written By Shad, Upstate, NY on Friday, January 17, 2014

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This unit replaced a 42 yr. old Sony STR-6045 receiver that gave me good service for a very long time. I like this new one, as it has quite a bit more power, and a "cleaner" sound. Very nice machine for the price. Volume control is a bit weird compared to my old unit, as it's stiffer feeling, and you need to turn it a lot further to get significant change in the volume. Other than that, I really am very satisfied. Good value in a basic stereo receiver!

Pros: Very good, clean sound Plenty of power Easy to use Reasonable cost

Cons: Speaker connections seem a bit cheesy FM antenna is just a piece of wire, but works OK

Sony STR-DH130

Written By pat, van etten, ny on Thursday, January 16, 2014

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We are very pleased with our new sony receiver, it is as described and great quality and value!

great value

Written By Anonymous, Johnston, SC on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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Bought on sale. Perfect entry level receiver.

Pros: Sony quality at a generic price.

Cons: Reception with included antenna is poor. Purchased with XM satellite radio in mind so not a real issue.

Sony STR-DH130

Written By J,I, San Juan, PR on Saturday, January 04, 2014

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Great receiver for the price. With a good combination of speakers and PSW, the sound compares very good with any other expensive system.

Not the reception we anticipated

Written By JeanneC, Wickenburg az on Friday, January 03, 2014

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We love to listen to NPR and other stations. We expected to have much improved reception....but we on occasion get a lot of static.....but otherwise...great sound for country western and Hispanic ! I learned from your companies tech person that we could purchase antenna....why not include it with receiver? Great customer service though!

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Terry, Coudersport PA on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Great product for the money

Very nice for the price

Written By KB, Leander, TX on Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Does what its supposed to for not a lot of $. Have it with pair of polk rti6 and a Yamaha sub. Sounds good.

Pros: Caught it on a sweet sale!

Cons: None for this price point.

BO/obrero

Written By pedro, san juan,P.R. on Friday, December 27, 2013

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the best choice good price

Great Product, missing one feature.

Written By Kingsley, Alameda CA on Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Wonderful stereo receiver and amplifier. I purchased this primarily to drive my speaker system from the output on my new Samsung TV, which disables the mute/volume controls when speakers are set to external (Stupid). Anyway, the Sony STR-DH130 works perfectly with great sound quality and provides plenty of volume range and mute control available through the remote control. The only feature I miss is the ability to 'balance' the volume from left and right speakers (unless I missed something). My external speakers are self powered with separate volume controls, so not having balance control on the Sony is not an issue, just something I expected. It solves my problem with a super good price.

Pros: Good power to drive speakers, sensitive with good range volume control, well designed remote.

Cons: No balance control of left and right speakers

Sony STR-DH130

Written By VickiG, Grants Pass, OR on Monday, December 16, 2013

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Great product for the price. Good sound quality, nice looking. As always Sony exceeds expectations. Fast shipping. Excellent Technical support. Great customer service people. Very professional. Price dropped after purchase and they refunded the difference with one quick phone call. I love dealing with Crutchfield.

Pros: best place to buy electronice

Cons: Never had a problem with Crutchfield.

Basic unit but good value

Written By Mingus, Illinois on Saturday, December 14, 2013

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A pretty basic unit but for the price not a bad deal. Nothing at all fancy here so if you are looking for anything special look elsewhere. The AM antenna connection is unusual -- OK if you want to use the supplied loop, but not so convenient if you need a different antenna. The layout of the remote is poor, not as well organized as it should be. Overall audio performance is decent for the price.

Pros: Good price, fairly attractive unit.

Cons: Poor remote control layout. Atypical AM antenna connection.

great amp

Written By Michael H, !Auburn Me. on Sunday, December 01, 2013

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great amp for the money- Crutchfield rules!!!!1 fre shipping

Pros: price- sound- size

Cons: none

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Brett M, Charleston, WV on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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This is a great receiver buy for the money. It works well and is easy to use

Pros: puts out great sound

Sony STR-DH130

Written By CMathis, Ledbetter, Texas on Thursday, November 07, 2013

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For the price this is a excellent receiver, especially the extra features it has.

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Anonymous, Dallas, TX on Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Great stereo. I used in a new nook over my fridge behind a flat screen TV to power two ceiling speakers. Great sound. Besides TV, we simply like listening to the radio.

"Everything I expected"

Written By RikR, Vacaville,CA on Saturday, September 21, 2013

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This Receiver is everything I was trying to find without breaking the bank. I went through two others from another retailer that were great till they went out within a month. I have a Sony 300 disc player and four Sony large bookshelf speakers and it has plenty of power and sounds really great. Was well worth it.

Pros: Easy layout and functions

Cons: Not as loud with my satellite radio.

VALUE!!

Written By ATH, Tennessee on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Great product for the value! I bought it to power four speakers two pioneers with a eight inch woofer that are about 40 years old and two newer bookshelf speakers in my bedroom. Powers all of that great! The Sony quality is evident in the build quality and finish. Love the remote I was using a 30 year old receiver before this and I expect this one to last another 30 years.

Pros: Quality, Price, Value, Build Quality, Finish, & A name brand you can trust

Cons: Nothing could not be better

Sony STR-DH130

Written By JB, Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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As another reviewer said " Good receiver for a garage or patio". The sound quality is only fair at best, but at this price point you cannot expect much more. It works as advertised.

Pros: Simple 2 Channel Reciever

Cons: None

great deal

Written By Norman G, new york city on Sunday, September 01, 2013

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loved the quality sound. Finally purchased the receiver I have been seeking all along.

Pros: It was easy to plug all the components I wanted to put in.

Great Receiver!

Written By Barry, Chicago on Sunday, September 01, 2013

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Excellent receiver for the price!

Wonderful stereo receiver

Written By seipel1892, Houston, OH on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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For $150 it's perfect. Plenty of power. I use it to drive two pair of outdoor Yamaha speakers. The only complaint that I have it that you cannot change between the two pair using the remote control. I have a pair on channel A on one deck and a pair on channel B on another deck. I have to go to the receiver and manually switch between channels. You can have both channels on at the same time too, but again, it has to be changed at the receiver.

Pros: Bang for the buck

Cons: Cannot switch between speaker channels on the remote

Extra FM receiver

Written By Podman, Oklahoma on Friday, August 16, 2013

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I bought this as an extra FM receiver for my flat screen tv to get better audio. I like the receiver but was surprised the unit doesn't get the HD channels.

Pros: Good cheap fm receiver

Cons: No hd channels.

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Wayne W, Delmar, NY on Friday, August 09, 2013

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Lots of power, nice simple stereo receiver.

Pros: Just right for listening to 2-channel music.

Cons: Speaker wire connections should be upgraded

Love it

Written By EDD, Birmingham, AL on Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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Bought to replace an aging SONY, drives my Warfdale tower speakers with great range...was just what I was seeking and at a great price. As always, Crutchfield's delivery was spot-on and their follow-up is excellent.

Pros: Low cost Great sound

Cons: none

Excellent Receiver for the Price

Written By Anonymous, New York, NY on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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This is a wonderful receiver with absolutely excellent sound.

Pros: Great, clear sound.

Cons: No phonograph input.

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Anonymous, Humacao,Puerto Rico on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Excellent price and sound

Sony STR-DH130

Written By LKlein, San Angelo, TX on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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One of the few Hi-Fi receivers left on the market, purchased to power outdoor and/or bedroom speakers. Excellent product, works very well for our intended use.

Pros: Price, availability, able to select A speaker channel, B speaker channel or both.

Cons: None

Sony STR-DH130

Written By LarryF, East China, MI on Thursday, July 25, 2013

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I bought this to put in my sun room for my patio and the sun room. Not fancy but it's perfect for what I needed, tunes and the ball game in the back yard.

Pros: Good for a "not fancy" hi tech unit. Great for the garage or patio.

Great value

Written By Alex, Los Angeles on Thursday, July 25, 2013

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I think if this as the Toyota Camry of stereo receivers (maybe Lexus ES350?). Not top of the line, not a bunch of extra features, maybe not the most exciting receiver out there. But it works perfectly, does everything you need it to do, and is extremely well-priced. And if my experience with other Sony products is any indication, it'll last forever. Obviously this isn't a high-end receiver. It you're an audiophile, this likely isn't the receiver for you. That said, THD on this unit -- while higher than a more expensive receiver -- is still really low. I doubt any difference can be detected by a non-expert listener. I was contemplating a $400 Yamaha unit, but decided it wasn't worth the extra cost. Glad I did. This is a rock-solid, value receiver. If you just need a basic stereo receiver, this is the one to get. Only drawback is no phono input. I am using this to stream digital audio via AirPort express, and I have it coupled with an Audioengine D1external DAC. An argument could be made a more expensive unit that comes with DAC/phono is worth the extra cost, if you need those features. If not, this is just a great value. PS -- it'll drive two sets of speakers simultaneously, which was important for me.

Pros: great value, drives two sets of speakers simultaneously.

Cons: no phono input, no DAC... but who would expect those features at this price point?

Good Value

Written By Thad, Denver, CO on Monday, July 15, 2013

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This is a quality basic product. I only needed stereo outputs, and not home theater. This provides what I need at a good value.

Pros: Stereo outputs, 4 outputs, value priced

Cons: Is what it is.

Good value

Written By Bill, NJ Shore on Monday, July 15, 2013

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Great product for the price, went to a big box store with guys in blue shirts first....they had very little to offer and price was over $500-1,000.

This receiver is perfect for what I was looking for, ability to have multiple zones, inexpensive, good product....is a Sony, have bought a lot of their products and they haven't let me down yet.

Great basic stereo receiver.

Written By BigDan, Nebo, NC on Thursday, July 04, 2013

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This an excellent value if you are looking for a sound source to drive a set of speakers for a specific dedicated use. I used it to power a couple of outdoor Yamaha's on my front porch/patio for both entertaining purposes and personal enjoyment. The receiver has plenty of power for my uses and has excellent spacial separation which I don't see in a lot of the modern home theater receivers. It kind of takes me back to when the sound of the music was much more important than the ability to recreate sound affects.

Pros: Good clean sound.

Cons: Tuning to different stations could be simpler. I don't so much like auto tuning but it does have the capability to override this. You just have to read the owners manual to find out how.

Nice receiver for intended purpose & price

Written By oldmxer, Cleveland, Oh on Saturday, June 29, 2013

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I purchased this receiver to play my Bose outdoor patio speakers with Sirius Radio connected. It sounds great, easy to use, and I can use the remote on the patio for volume control. I have not tried it cranked up but this was not the intended purpose. It's plenty loud to hear perfectly throughout the whole back yard.

Pros: Simple to use, looks nice and sounds great!

Cons: None so far.

Very happy - especially considering the money spent

Written By Greg S, San Juan, PR on Thursday, June 27, 2013

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This is a simple, good-sounding, high quality unit for a great price. I'm very happy with the product.

Pros: Functionality: Price paid ratio is excellent.

Cons: None, really. if you're just buying a simple receiver to control your audio components in the house, it's perfect.

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Anthony F, Seattle WA on Thursday, June 06, 2013

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I only set it up for CD music, so it was easy to set up! Easy to operate. It has a nice style. I have a Sony DVD/VCR combo which is excellent also! I have two minor complaints! The first complaint is the manual doesn't show how to bend up the AM loop antenna. The second complaint is I don't understand the instructions on being able to use the receivers remote to also control the Sony DVD/VCR!!

Pros: A very good product that I recommend !!

Cons: As I explained above about the instructions!

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Anonymous, A Plfd nj on Thursday, June 06, 2013

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Priced great sounds amazing!

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Lainie, Palmer, Alaska on Thursday, May 23, 2013

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I had been lookinig for a quality performance, reasonably priced, receiver to replace a larger, older model, Pioneer system. I located the Sony STR-DH130 online and began comparing product reviews and seller feedback. Crutchfield won over all. Crutchfield offered a competitive price, extended warranty, and FREE shipping to Alaska which is something rarely offered by lower 48 companies. I received the Sony STR-DH130 in a matter of days. The setup installatiion was quick and the sound quality excellent.

Pros: I am pleased with the appearance and hassle free setup installation of this compact multi-functional unit. Over the years, I have learned to rely on Sony. Once again, Sony has proven to be superior while affordable.

Cons: I have not been able to setup the AM/FM Radio due to poor reception in my area (Alaska). Perhaps with more time and patience, I will find a solution. For now, I'm grateful for the quality of music that fills my cabin.

Sony STR-DH130

Written By GARYD, INVERNESS, FL on Friday, May 10, 2013

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This receiver was a gigantic improvement over my old RCA. For the money I couldn't be more satisfied it does everything I want it to do and more.

Pros: I'm very happy with the sound and the unit as a whole.

Cons: I don't have any at this time.

Sony STR-DH130

Written By George, Blaine, WA on Saturday, April 20, 2013

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I received this shipment quickly and the packaging is excellent. Zero damage found on the package. I will definitely buy again.

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Beau L, Jersey City, NJ on Monday, April 15, 2013

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Specifications were everything as described. Shipping was excellent and on schedule. Crutchfield, as always, is highly recommended.

Pros: Nice & simple. Very good entry level stereo receiver. Has everything that I need.

Cons: none so far

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Anonymous, CA Oceanside on Monday, April 01, 2013

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Perfect for the money.

Pros: Every thing you need for a entry level stereo.

Cons: Non for the money.

Exactly What I was looking for

Written By ChrisN, Eureka, CA on Friday, March 29, 2013

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This product is exactly what I was looking for for my shop area. Easy to setup and operate.

It's a Sony!!!

Written By Larry, Manassas, VA on Thursday, March 28, 2013

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I have always liked Sony for audio/video electronics, so it was no surprise to me to find this stereo receiver to work as well as it does. 32 FM presets are more than enough to ensure all my favorite stations have a preset. With my Sony phonograph, I can finally listen to my albums they way the music contained is meant to be heard.

Pros: It works as stated, it is easy to use, and it's a Sony.

Cons: None found.

Perfect receiver for perfect price

Written By Mac R, New Limerick, ME. on Saturday, March 09, 2013

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My 20+ year old Techiques "close to top of the line" receiver finally went into Stand By and wouldn't come out. That. and the fact that one of the "B" speaker channels was gone made me start a search for a replacement. This receiver is used for working out (w/ headphones), playing CD's or radio or whatever when we play ping pong, and was hopefully going to push speakers in my garage/wood shop (and all right, I'll admit it, it also makes my XBox games sound GREAT).

It's perfect. exactly what i wanted at the price I wanted to pay. It's pushing two maranz 3 way towers on A and two Bose 501s on B. Both sound excellent. Head phones work great. I highly recommend for an everyday work horse receiver. If you are looking as an audiophile, and are seeking top of the line components, seek elsewhere. If you are looking for a steady, good sounding unit to push everyday music or other things, it's well worth the sticker price.

Pros: Everything about the unit.

Cons: The ONLY drawback so far is that you cant have headphones AND speakers going at the same time. For a drummer like me, that's kinda important to my wife who cant hear the music now, only my pounding :0)

great two channel receiver

Written By william P, marion va on Friday, March 01, 2013

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Great 2 channel receivre. crisp clear deliver. no feed back no background noise ample slection inupt for anything. Drives my bose 301 very efficently. Easy set up good response. Remote control controls everything Would def buy another one. Crutchfield deliver amazing less than 36 hours. Free shipping Great service. Very very pleased with Crutchfield.

Great Receiver

Written By Miles, Murphys, CA on Saturday, February 16, 2013

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This purchase was made to replace my beloved 40 year old Kenwood 5340 Quad Receiver. This was easy to hook up to my Bose speakers and the remote works great. I have it powering my Kenwood CD player and the sound quality is crystal clear. This is a Great Product and I hope it lasts at least for 10 years.

Pros: Great Sound Quality

Cons: None

simple but works

Written By cajun me yea, Jeanerette La on Friday, February 15, 2013

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bass is good not over booming. I'm 64 and dont like [BOOM BOOM BOOM] works well on directv needed to sent the sound to my patio. The sound great while smoking a good cigar and drinking a really good ALE.

Pros: simple hook up to DirectV

Cons: for what I wanted NONE

Just what I needed.

Written By Doclocke, Washington on Friday, December 28, 2012

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This amplifier was what I needed to replace a 19-year-old NAD stereo amp that I've been using with my Sirius satellite radio. I didn't need all the bells and whistles this unit has, but for the $150 price, who can complain? I was looking for an amplifier that could receive and amplify the Sirius signal, then send it to the two sets of speakers I have, one in my office and one in a separate room. The STR-DH130 does that in a simple click of one button.

My only complaint is that the part of the display that shows which room has been selected is very tiny, probably like a 2-point font would be on a computer. That wouldn't be a problem for someone with young eyes, but to my 72-year-old eyes, it's a different story.

Pros: Does what I need, at a reasonable price.

Cons: I wish the size of the letters in the display could be larger.

Great product

Written By MANDY, Pittsburgh, PA on Monday, December 17, 2012

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Everything I wanted easy to install the shipping time was amazing! Will def buy from them for all my future audio needs

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Anonymous, VA on Friday, November 30, 2012

I bought this receiver as a gift for my friend. He has never had a receiver and he really liked it. I have used plenty of these and I have to admit that it is worth it's price. I will also review it on http://thestereoreview.com

A positive review

Written By BenD, Florida on Sunday, November 11, 2012

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It is not easy now a days to find an electronic device that is designed for audio. Most devices are designed for home theatre 5.1 or 7.1. For the price, the sound quality is fantastic and setting it up was also very easy.

Sony Receiver

Written By Dave, Evergreen, Co. on Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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This receiver meets my needs. It's basic but I primarily wanted a receiver to play my Sirius through and it works well for that. one down side is the lack of speaker balance control.

Pros: Cost, Simplicity

Cons: No speaker control to balance the sound

Sony STR-DH130

Written By Anonymous, Pgh. Pa on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Perfect basic receiver.

Pros: Very good sound. My last Sony receiver lasted 30 years.

Cons: So far none

Stereo Amplifier that performs

Written By JamDaddyVA, Manassas, VA on Monday, October 29, 2012

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I use this unit when I need sound outside. I use both the A & B output at all times with no issues. This has been a great system since I don't need the full theatre surround sound dynamics all the time. Even though there is not a sub output I pull off the low signal using a filter and drive 2 subs (additional amp). All in all it is a great little system. This unit has also replaced my old garage stereo, no more static.

Pros: Solid, basic system

Cons: No sub output

Sony STR-DH130

Written By bruce h, Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Always a pleasure working with Crutchfield. I needed an inexpensive receiver for my garage and this one is perfect. Hard to find one without all the bells and whistles so this fit the bill....plus I received the order in only 2 days and didn't pay for shipping!

exactly what I wanted

Written By Go Badgers, Wisconsin on Monday, September 03, 2012

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simple, no frills piece of equipment with clean sound and plenty of power. I needed to replace the stereo in my garage and at 150 this worked out perfect. thank you Crutchfield.

a straightforward piece of equipment

Written By Olin, Middletown, NY on Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Because I already have a pre-amp, this was a good purchase for me. Not a lot of features, but plenty for me. Still, I have yet to figure out how I can route the TV sound through my speakers, but everything else works perfectly.

Cons: I would like a more detailed owner's manual.

Sony stereo receiver

Written By G512ga, Pleasant Ridge, Mi. on Thursday, June 14, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This modest receiver is just the ticket for providing nice background music for our back porch. It's driving a small pair of Infinity speakers which may have either local radio broadcasts or iPod music streaming though them. It'll get plenty loud enough to hear the ballgame while working in the yard. If you have a small interior space or modest sized speakers to drive, this receiver might be the solution for you, too. If you crank it up it'll rock.

Pros: Fair price, Nice remote control, Easy to set up

Sony STR-DH130

Written By brad, Florida on Friday, May 18, 2012

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A great out of the box, simple to hook up, easy to use stereo.

Pros: Simple to use

Cons: If you purchase this unit for simple hook up of speakers, there are no cons

Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new Sony STR-DH130

Protect your investment from power surges and interference.
Conveniently control your entire A/V system.
Individual spools of speaker wire let you use the exact amount you need to connect to your speakers.
Get better sound with better cables.
Using a high-quality subwoofer cable helps you get great-sounding bass.
Your new receiver doesn't have a phono input, but with a phono preamp, you'll be able to connect a turntable.
A better antenna will improve your reception. You can choose your style and performance level.
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