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Sony STR-DH130

Stereo receiver

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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 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.

So far it's working perfect the sound is clean and crisp I have bought a lot of Sony products and the quality has always been excellent . I had called Crutchfield for advice and they lead me down the path I needed to go . It was a good purchase and I would recommend it to anyone.

Anonymous, Manteca, CA

What's in the Box:

  • 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

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

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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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Why did you buy this?

Price, free shipping and replacement for broken 30 year old amp/receiver. [ Jimmy  May 27, 2017 ]
Replacement for Pioneer AV Receiver damaged in electrical mishap [ Nadine  May 03, 2017 ]
I have had this Sony receiver before and was very happy with it. [ John  Apr 26, 2017 ]
Simplicity and cost for AM/FM receiver in the garage [ Dale  Mar 31, 2017 ]
they had what I wanted at a good price [ Marjorie  Mar 30, 2017 ]
Great Price and positive reviews [ GLEN  Mar 29, 2017 ]
I have this item and it's getting old. This one is perfect for my studio. [ stanley m.  Mar 29, 2017 ]
price [ John F.  Mar 17, 2017 ]
It does exactly what I need, no more and no less. And the price is right. [ Ernest B.  Mar 15, 2017 ]
Great service for many years!! [ sanford  Mar 11, 2017 ]
Needed a basic receiver for the garage. [ Mark  Mar 07, 2017 ]
Needed a tuner for the patio in the summer! [ LOUIS E  Feb 26, 2017 ]
Quality for price. 2nd one purchased. [ Darrell  Feb 24, 2017 ]
Cost is reasonable. [ Diane  Feb 20, 2017 ]
price [ Norman  Feb 11, 2017 ]
It's a Sony and this amp is just what I needed for my game room [ Barry  Feb 05, 2017 ]
Price and all I need [ TED  Feb 04, 2017 ]
Affordable price and quality item [ william  Feb 03, 2017 ]
Needed a cheap stereo with A/B speaker outputs. [ Roger  Jan 28, 2017 ]
small size [ bruce  Jan 26, 2017 ]
I will use it for either replacing an old receiver, or may use with this new Sony TV [ Gary  Jan 19, 2017 ]
It met all requirements for the need I had in mind. [ David L.  Jan 11, 2017 ]
to play my CD's and dvd;s, mine here is dead [ Robert J.  Jan 05, 2017 ]
A good straightforward design for a receiver, with enough power, inputs, and other features for a simple hifi setup stacked with other 17" components. [ Anthony  Jan 02, 2017 ]
Looking for simple receiver with good FM and good reliability for my farm shop [ Pebble  Dec 27, 2016 ]
The price was affordable. The speaker wire connections on the back panel were a big reason also. My speakers use twisted wire connections. The speaker wire connections on the Sony STR - DH130 are perfect for my speaker connections. [ Robert  Dec 27, 2016 ]
Did not like my teac ag-790 reciever [ John  Dec 22, 2016 ]
Needed a low cost audio receiver for new office space in my home. [ J  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Price [ KUO H  Dec 15, 2016 ]
While discussing concerns regarding the speakers that my Grandson wanted Buddy advised me that I would need to purchase a receiver if my grandson did not have one and he recommended the Sony STR-DH130. Again, Buddy was very helpful and informative. [ Linda  Dec 09, 2016 ]
As a returning Crutchfield customer, I am confident that the products sold on the website are of excellent quality, even at the entry-level price. This receiver provides good value for the price and offers features not found in small bookshelf stereos. [ Kenneth  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Right price, right vendor, best customer service bar none. Sony makes a great long lasting product and this unit matches my desires very well. [ TIMOTHY  Nov 21, 2016 ]
sony makes very good products [ Charles  Nov 21, 2016 ]
Christmas present for my father in 2015. He needed a simple receiver and by saving money on the receiver, I was able put extra money towards the speakers. [ ANDREW  Nov 19, 2016 ]
I regard Crutchfield as the ultimate online shopping company. It is always easy to do business with Crutchfield. It is also important to know that they stand behind their products, and give as much advice as is needed. [ FREDERICK J  Nov 08, 2016 ]
Looking for a simple receiver to listen to music while working in my garage [ ANGEL  Nov 06, 2016 ]
Great stuff; great prices and great service. [ JAMES M  Oct 24, 2016 ]
Previous help from the Crutchfield help support person via messaging on your site. The sales guy was extremely helpful. [ Anna  Oct 08, 2016 ]
This receiver is ideal for 2 channel stereo CD and FM radio listening. Plenty of good clean power without paying for bells and whistles this technophobe will never use. [ Timothy P. Slon  Sep 18, 2016 ]
comparable unit to what the warden had at the last facility [ ANDREW  Aug 26, 2016 ]
simple dual speaker stereo amp for my sister [ WILLIAM  Aug 25, 2016 ]
Reviews said this would work well for my needs: to run two sets of speakers outdoors. [ Kenneth  Jul 18, 2016 ]
inexpensive receiver to be used on the patio under the eve and patio cover could get hot and humid. [ John Paul  Jun 26, 2016 ]
Had everything I need for my bookshelf speakers and phonograph hookups [ Brian  Jun 22, 2016 ]
Wanted basic receiver/amp for my garage. Don't need fancy, just reliable. [ Thomas  Jun 22, 2016 ]
I was looking for an inexpensive stereo receiver that had bluetooth capability and could power an outdoor wired speaker network. [ Mark  Jun 12, 2016 ]
Good brand name, fit need, great price. [ David  May 28, 2016 ]
Good reviews. [ Leroy  May 21, 2016 ]
This Model has everything I need and ALL the reviews were good. [ Rebecca  May 03, 2016 ]
I needed a stereo amp w/o all the TV, Bluetooth, etc. [ Linda Deborah  May 01, 2016 ]
I liked the reviews. [ AGNES  Apr 26, 2016 ]
I needed it for my patio system. [ James A.  Apr 25, 2016 ]
Price [ S  Apr 21, 2016 ]
I already have one I've had for several years and love it! [ Luella  Mar 27, 2016 ]
Done business with crutchfield in the past always satisfied. [ jeff  Mar 25, 2016 ]
Just needed something simple for the work shop [ Dean  Mar 24, 2016 ]
I like Sony Products and have had nothing but good and professional experiences with the staff at Crutchfield. This company is very reliable. [ Michael  Mar 22, 2016 ]
I needed a basic simple receiver amplifier and this one fit the bill. Lots of good reviews [ Hugh  Mar 19, 2016 ]
inexpensive bedroom receiver to play music only [ Bernard  Mar 14, 2016 ]
It appears to be a straight piece of gear without all the digital crap, suitable for an old analog guy. [ dean  Mar 01, 2016 ]
Cheapest best value [ S  Feb 24, 2016 ]
I love music and needed a simple receiver at a good price to allow me to hear wonderful creations from my fellow man around the world.:) [ Tommy  Feb 19, 2016 ]
price/performance. Sony good quality on previous audio products. [ David  Feb 11, 2016 ]
price/value [ MARK  Feb 04, 2016 ]
Inexpensive. Good reviews. [ B  Feb 02, 2016 ]
Value [ DOUG  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Cost, the Sony name and the good reviews. [ DUDLEY  Jan 25, 2016 ]
Great reviews and price. [ Gary  Jan 23, 2016 ]
I was looking for a really affordable receiver for my wife's business as her old one stopped working and Sony has never let me down. [ Eric  Jan 20, 2016 ]
Unbelievable price, great reviews, and I know Crutchfield is the best place to buy stereo equipment based on past experience. [ Jan  Jan 17, 2016 ]
I wanted something simple [ Pierre  Jan 16, 2016 ]
Cheap and High Power and Low Distortion, it's all I need. [ John  Jan 03, 2016 ]
I like it. [ Blanca  Jan 02, 2016 ]
Good price [ Scott  Jan 01, 2016 ]
certainly, the price is right-------------secondly, I don't require anything special-------hopefully, this will meet my needs SETH S. [ SETH  Dec 30, 2015 ]
Lools like it will serve my audio needs well. [ Raymon  Dec 30, 2015 ]
good quality outstanding price superb selection. this perfectly fits my purpose. [ B  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Price [ David  Dec 16, 2015 ]
It goes with the compact Disc l [ SHARON  Dec 12, 2015 ]
i am upgrading all my equipment to get as current as I could get...but after checking all gear I was lacking a tuner receiver for that am/fm this looks like the best one....cannot wait,,,i gotta figure out how to connect to soundbar or tv ...I am not a home audio expert. But with crutchfield service and help I think I will be ok....they have superior service! [ patricia  Dec 12, 2015 ]
I don't need all that fancy home theatre. I just needed a 2 channel stereo receiver which by the way are getting harder to old sansui died on me. [ jon  Dec 11, 2015 ]
price was great for a sony [ RUDY  Dec 09, 2015 ]
It was a good buy from Crutchfield. [ Peter  Dec 08, 2015 ]
Excellent reviews and value [ Michael  Dec 07, 2015 ]
Price & free delivery [ Francis P.  Dec 04, 2015 ]
My 35 year old Pioneer SX-850 has started making humming sound (from the speakers) and I need something to drive the pair of Pioneer CS-911A (6-way w/15") left behind. [ David  Dec 04, 2015 ]
I was looking for a basic 2 channel receiver for my garage. This receiver has ample power and a great price. Could have bought it elsewhere but I have always received great service from Crutchfield. [ Ernest  Dec 03, 2015 ]

30 questions already asked

I purchased this Sony receiver as a gift for my son, so don't have access to the unit myself. He does not have it connected to a turntable, Provided your turntable has rica output jacks it should connect through the SA/CD connector. If your turntable only has USB outputs, it will NOT work as this unit does not have any USB inputs. [ RICHARD  Dec 15, 2016 ]
I use this in my shop and we have a Sirrius XM satellite receiver hooked up to it and we plug our smart phones into it to listen to music. It has the proper inputs for the other components should it should work fine with yours. Look at the rear picture to see if it has correct type of inputs and enough of them to hook up your components. [ Scott  Nov 26, 2016 ]
I understand any receiver can be used with any brand/model of standard input, though the connections may need adapting. I gave this Sony receiver away quickly because the bass/sound quality was disappointing. I'd go for another one here or have your power switch fixed as I 1987 receiver is back in action and sounds great. [ WARREN J  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Yes it will. [ Mark  Nov 23, 2016 ]
All I can say is that this receiver has performed nicely from the outset--A very nice price and good performance--Don't know what to say about the class issue--MJP [ MARK J  Aug 30, 2016 ]
Are you asking about speaker output? This has 3 modes: A, or B, or A&B [ DEBRA  Aug 29, 2016 ]
Joel, I am using my receiver in a sheltered outdoor patio setting and like you was looking for a simple two channel set-up (seems to be hard to find these days). I like good sound and the system works well for my use. I have not used it indoors and as such cannot compare it to other systems I have owned. [ JEFFREY R  Apr 05, 2016 ]
This amp will serve your needs very well. It has a"a nice smooth sound" and you can adjust your bass and treble very easily. If you want to blast your sound, it can handle it, and at low volume everything is still crisp and clean. I've had mine for 3-4 years and am quite happy with it. [ Susan  Apr 05, 2016 ]
I am using this amp in my shop and it does an outstanding job. I use the Aux input a lot with my phone's music and the receiver has plenty of power. I would buy again. [ MICHAEL L  Apr 05, 2016 ]
We use this unit to drive two sets of outdoor speakers on our patio and pool areas. Sounds great, plenty of power even for outside use. Never had any trouble with it, and I'm not the kindest to my stereo equipment. I like loud. I'd spend that extra money on nice speakers. [ JOSEPH  Apr 04, 2016 ]
Joel: The amp is smooth and solid. As long as it has enough power for your speakers, it will be fine. It's a SONY. Enjoy. [ EDWARD  Apr 04, 2016 ]
I would always go for a receiver with pre-amp built in. I have friends who use external ones and experience lots of noise from the electrical supply. [ JOSEPH  Apr 04, 2016 ]
This model dose not offer a built-in phono pre-amp for connection of a turntable. If your turntable does not feature a built-in pre-amp of it's own, you can use an external one to connect it to any of the available stereo RCA audio inputs on this receiver: I hope that helps! My Bio: [ Ryan  Feb 19, 2016 ]  Staff
I run my TV, DVD, and CD players through this amp. [ Susan  Apr 05, 2016 ]
I run both my CD player and my old school tape deck through mine. [ ANNA MARIE  Feb 11, 2016 ]
This depends largely on what you consider modestly priced, and the type of speakers you are looking for. That said, the Polk TSi100 speakers could be a good match for a small system: [ Jeff  Jan 29, 2016 ]  Staff
Yes, one of the menu operations on the remote allows you to balance the speakers. I've never used it because factory preset of balanced sperakers works for me. See p 26 of the booklet if you have it, under Using the Setting Menu. It says 1 press AMP MENU button 2 use up/dwn arrows (1 db steps) then press the center target button 3 press return. Hope you can make it work! [ ANNA MARIE  Jan 09, 2016 ]
Ted, I have looked for a way to shift the sound from right to left, but there is no way of doing that. However, I have found no need to have it, as well. [ MARIO  Jan 09, 2016 ]
Yes. There are plus and minus buttons for both bass and treble, on the bottom front right of the unit. [ Susan  Jan 09, 2016 ]
Yes but only by using the remote. See pages 26 and 27 of owner's manuall. Press AmpMenu till you get to Balance then use left/right menu keys to adjust from initial setting of zero. [ EDWARD  Jan 09, 2016 ]
You can plug into any analog jacks that your not using, on my Denon w2200x I plugged into the dvd jacks [ Michael  Dec 28, 2015 ]
Hi Kevin, i have an Onkyo SR606 and the only jacks I had available was the VCR/DVR jacks. Hope this helps you out. [ RON M  Dec 28, 2015 ]
I believe so, but it's been awhile and neither I nor my husband can be certain. [ JOAN SCIMECA  Dec 07, 2015 ]
Yes it does. It also has separate inputs for am and fm antennas. [ DANNY  Dec 06, 2015 ]
yes i use it [ PATRICK D  Dec 06, 2015 ]
Yes, It has a 75 ohm TV type coaxial connector for F.M. and a Molex input connector for A.M. I think the mating Molex connector is in the accessory pouch. [ Thomas  Dec 06, 2015 ]
Not knowing what thpe of antenna wire you have makes this question difficult to answer, but the unit does have both FM(coax) and AM antenna connections. You can look at a picture of the back of the unit online to see if your antenna has the appropriate connector. [ Steven  Dec 06, 2015 ]
Yes. The button on the left below the power switch controls speakers. Pushing it sequentially selects A, B, A+B, and off. The selection shows in small letters on the left of the LCD screen. Note that speakers are off if headphones are plugged into headphone jack. [ FRANCIS F  Nov 17, 2015 ]
Yes you can, no problem. [ Michael  Nov 17, 2015 ]
yes you can [ RANDY  Nov 17, 2015 ]
I don't know for certain, but I don't think it will. It's an awesome receiver however! [ JOAN SCIMECA  Sep 01, 2015 ]
I don't know. [ TERRY  Aug 31, 2015 ]
I do not know. Mine are wired. There is no special hook up for wireless [ DAVE  Aug 31, 2015 ]
Unfortunately, this receiver doesn't have bluetooth capability, which is required for wireless speaker operation. You can, however, buy a bluetooth adapter, generally for less than $100. Such adapters can have limited range, so may not work for you depending on speaker placement relative to the receiver/adaptor. Hookup and signal pairing of a bluetooth adaptor can be a little tricky, so you might be wise to purchase from an electronics store where a salesperson can walk you through it. [ Steven  Aug 30, 2015 ]
Answer is no. Here is a paragraph from the owners manual. 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." [ Thomas  Aug 30, 2015 ]
I bought this product as a gift. Have not used the item. Suspect that this a rating of peak power versus rms power. Do a internet search on peak power versus rms power. Will provide you with the difference. [ Walter  Aug 05, 2015 ]
My receiver indicates 90 watts. by the way I'm very happy with the sound and performance and ease of use. So easy my wife can operate it. [ BRUCE  Aug 02, 2015 ]
Yes you can! There are two ways to do this. You can use a stereo mini-plug cable to connect to the "Portable" input on the back of the Sony STR-DH130, or use a stereo mini-plug adapter cable to stereo RCA jacks to an available input on the back of the receiver. Both ways will work fine. I use both as I have an iPod connected as well as a MP3 player part of the time. Be sure to set volume level high enough to provide a strong input level for amplification. [ MARK  Jul 23, 2015 ]
Yes you can! I use a stereo mini-plug to RCA cable adapter to connect my iPod or MP3 player. Just select an unused RCA stereo input on the back of the Sony STR-DH130 for your connection, and connect the stereo mini-plug to your MP3 player headset connection. Just be certain to turn the volume up high enough on your MP3 player to fully enjoy your player. Then enjoy. [ MARK  Jul 23, 2015 ]
Yes [ MATHEW  Jul 23, 2015 ]
It does have a plug to connect a mp3. Works with my Ipod, and walkman [ DAVE  Jul 22, 2015 ]
Yes, if the output of the mp3 player is analog audio. [ JOHN  Jul 22, 2015 ]
The minimum recommended impedance for this receiver is 8-ohms. Using a lower ohm rating speaker could result in damage to the receiver. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to quick discuss the features you are looking for and then help you find a receiver that will work with your speakers. [ Jeff  Jun 12, 2015 ]  Staff
Rich I have this reciever in my garage and run it through 2 old school pioneer speakers with 12 woofers 6" mids and 1" tweeters aloNg with 2 smaller Sony cabinet speaker. It recieve pushes these speakers very well [ BRETT B  Mar 25, 2015 ]
The short non technical answer is that this receiver will work perfectly for your application. Some precautionary sidenotes would include saying that just about any receiver can harm just about any set of speakers regardless of power ratings. Yes, matching power output with power handling is ideal but simple over or under powering of speakers will do no harm. It's when the amplifier is asked to do something that it can't, known as "clipping" that harms speakers. For instance, "blowing out your last set of speakers" probably had more to do with trying to work the receiver too hard than a power rating mismatch. If you hear "dirty" sound- distortion, anything not crisp and clear, turn the volume down, adjust bass down, etc... or speaker damage will result again. If distortion is something that happens often, consider adding a subwoofer to take the work load off of the smaller speakers. They were not designed to reproduce low frequencies and struggle to do so. Good luck! [ BRYAN  Mar 25, 2015 ]
It's possible but not probable. I use mine to power a couple of small Yamaha outdoor speakers and it handles the job nicely. [ DANNY  Mar 25, 2015 ]
Hi Rich, I wish I could help you but I'm not tec enough. It is perfact for me,(2 indore speakers indoor and 2 outdoor) and use in any combonation. and more valum I can use. Ken [ KEN  Mar 25, 2015 ]
We use an apple AirPlay unit to bring sound into the receiver. That way u can control volume and tracks from your phone via wifi. [ JOSEPH  Apr 04, 2016 ]
sorry ,never tried [ DAN  Mar 23, 2015 ]
You should be able to connect to a BT speaker system that includes a transceiver (to send the signal to remote BT speakers). However, this unit does not have BT built in, so you can't connect directly to a BT speaker. [ ALEX R  Mar 21, 2015 ]
I guess it depends on the BR speaker you want to use. This unit has RCA inputs and outputs, as well as speaker-level outputs. So if your BT speaker is compatible with RCA, you should [ ALEX R  Mar 21, 2015 ]
Stereo means 2 independent channels so they have to have 2 independent power amps. Look up and get a "padder" volume control for the other room. A "padder" is a combination rheostat that varies volume while keeping impedance to the amp contant. [ FRANCIS F  Nov 17, 2015 ]
Yes [ EDWIN  Mar 18, 2015 ]
Yes. I have the second channel running to a sub that has it's own amp. Just adjust the volume on the second channel. Be careful to start at zero on the second amp as the first one acts as a pre-amp. If you can figure out why every time I want to power the amp I have to first unplug it for a few seconds, let me know. Thanks [ WAYNE  Mar 18, 2015 ]
You will need two units. The two channels share the same volume knob. [ JON  Mar 18, 2015 ]
It will work fine with 8 ohm speakers, or 16 ohm speakers. Just don't use 4 ohm speakers that are for car audio running on 12volts. [ FRANCIS F  Nov 17, 2015 ]
I run 3 pairs of speakers using a splitter and find no problems. They are outdoor speakers surrounding a pool and there is more than enough volume and fidelity to get the neighbors attention. The kids have a volume curfew [ BRENT  Jan 31, 2015 ]
Not too bad but does wash out a bit at high volume,we use this as a garage unit [ DAN  Jan 18, 2015 ]
You should have no problem with 2 sets of speakers. I have 3 of these stereos in 3 different shops I have and run 2 sets of speakers on them 10 hours a day without any problem. Since I run them all dave I do have a small fan on top of the stereo to keep it cool. [ CHARLES  Jan 18, 2015 ]
If your table has pre amp built in, you should be able to connect with rca plugs into a regular input such as cd or tv. The signal gets amped by the table before going into the receiver. Low-level would be an rca input if that helps. [ JOSEPH  Apr 04, 2016 ]
I didn't connect to a turn table but what stumped me when hooking it up was the switch that controlled which speakers were on. Example a&b ,a , b or none Good luck.... Hope this helps. [ VINCENT  Jan 05, 2015 ]
I have two of these. They're being used with speakers rated at less than 90 watts. Both receivers have done a very good job. As long as the sound is clean (no hisses, pops, etc.) the receiver should perform flawlessly. The number of watts an amp/receiver produces usually isn't the issue; it's the distortion that can be caused by some audio recordings and/or components. [ VICTOR  Nov 14, 2014 ]
If you're worried that this will overpower your speakers, you have no worries. Receiver power ratings are often inflated by manufacturers. I think you will be fine. [ CHRISTOPHER P  Nov 12, 2014 ]
Tommy, I think you'll be just fine, this receiver isn't that bad of a boy to raise Cain with those speakers.i have mine in my garage with some baby PolkAudio speakers and allis good. Good luck, Steve [ STEVE  Nov 11, 2014 ]
I haven't had any issue with the product. I also bought the Niles RS6SI Pro speakers and they perform great outdoors. Hope this helps [ VINCENT  Nov 10, 2014 ]
I think the 90 watt is overrated. You should be fine. By the way it does not have a subwoofer output. [ JAVIER  Nov 10, 2014 ]
Yes. Am & FM [ CHARLES A  Aug 19, 2014 ]
I dont think it will, I have never tried that but I dont believe its that high tech [ STEVEN  Aug 17, 2014 ]
I have not tried ,but I don't think so [ DAN  Aug 16, 2014 ]
No, this receiver do not receive HD broadcast. It is a basic stereo system only for two speakers. [ Guest  Aug 16, 2014 ]
Yes, you can -- if the subwoofer has high-level inputs. If the subwoofer has only line-level inputs then you cannot directly connect this unit to the subwoofer; in this case you will need a speaker-to-line level converter. Connect the B speaker outputs to the converter's high-level inputs, and connect the converter's line output to the subwoofer's line inputs. [ Tod Blatherton  Apr 19, 2017 ]
Sorry to answer late but no, you cannot attach a powered subwoofer to this stereo receiver. It a decent little stereo as long as your speakers do not require very much power. Crutchfield has great front and back pictures of all their receivers. If you look closely at the back there will be a connection label: pre-amp. It is often purple and this is where you would plug in a subwoofer. Hope this helps. Hopefully you got your answer before buying in case you were looking for a receiver with sub pre-amp ability. Also! This might be too much info but stereo receivers often don't have subwoofer attachment because people often attach large speakers to them which have subs built into them. Have a good one! :) [ MICHAEL D  Aug 02, 2014 ]
Nelson: I have a Kliptsch subwoofer. Can't see the model number but it was expensive and has a very convenient 'screen' on the top to adjust volume for music, movies etc. In any case yes, I do have a subwoofer and it works fine. Bill [ BILL  Aug 02, 2014 ]
A sub can't be hooked up with this receiver Larry. [ STEVE  Jul 30, 2014 ]
Only if it is a subwoofer that has a built in crossover and accept speaker level inputs. The only outputs on this are for 4 speakers - left and right on both A and B channels. [ JON  Jul 29, 2014 ]
Since I do not use subwoofers with the Sony STR-DH130, I cannot answer with direct experience. In my opinion, to avoid sound distortion (clipping) and/or power transistor failures a highly efficient and/or self powered subwoofer might work with this amp. Given a choice, I would go with a the highest power amp I could afford as subwoofers need significant amounts of power even at modest listening levels. My "opinion" suggests that this 90 watt amp, while providing remarkably exceptional fidelity at modest volume levels, might be overstressed by subwoofers. Sorry I could not offer you direct experience with your question. [ NELSON C  Jul 29, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: We go by the numbers provided by the manufacturer in terms of output and that model is rated at 90 watts per channel at 8 ohms. I hope that helps. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  May 16, 2014 ]  Staff
What type of add on do I need to get WI fi [ James  Aug 29, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: If you hook up speakers that have a lower impedance than the recommended Ohm rating on the amp, it creates a potential for overheating and ruining the amp. These speakers could be wired in a way that would allow you to use that amp, however you would lose a lot of control for fading and stereo L/R sound, as the speakers would be wired together in series to create a 12 ohm load. This will also drop the power output on the amp significantly. The best case scenario, in order to retain the full fading and controls, would be to jump into an amp that has the stability needed to support that lower impedance. The first one I found was the Onkyo TX-8020. This is a great amp as well, although a little higher in price, it will give you of the same features. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  May 07, 2014 ]  Staff
Yes [ EDWIN  Mar 17, 2014 ]
Thanks! [ Larry  Mar 09, 2014 ]
Yes - I do. [ JEFFREY  Mar 09, 2014 ]
I listen to my iphone using a cable that goes from stereo headphone plug and splits to rca. [ THAD  Mar 09, 2014 ]
I think so, but have not tried it yet. [ SCOTT  Mar 09, 2014 ]
I bought a cable that has the 3.5 mm headphone jack on one end and the red and white audio cables on the other end. The cable is so inexpensive that I just leave it permanently plugged in to the back and ran out to the top of my entertainment center. I simply plug my iPhone in and change the source. [ JON  Mar 09, 2014 ]
I do not use an iPhone so I cannot answer the question based on direct experience. However, an internet search indicates connecting an iPhone to a stereo amp should not be a problem. A cable with a connector to the iPhone with two standard male phono plugs should be used to connect to the amp. This type of cable is not uncommon and is available commercially. Crutchfield may offer the above cable or direct you to a source. Do not plug the iPhone cable into the "phono" jack on the amp as this input is not designed for iPhone use. The other inputs should be fine. I recommend starting with the the lowest volume (iPhone and Amp) and increasing listening volume on both units alternatively and SLOWLY until a satisfactory volume results so as not to overload your amp and speakers.. Hope the above helps. [ NELSON C  Mar 09, 2014 ]
David: You can connect a cd player. I don't know anything about wireless headphones, call them. PS, it sounds great. [ GERARD  Mar 05, 2014 ]
Sure. Five input options. CD will work fine with own power source. Not sure how your wireless headphones and the associated signal receiver are designed to operate. The unit''s headphone jack (/4") is the only other "audio out" option beyond the speaker output plugs (two sets) in the rear. There is no USB port. [ LINDLEY  Mar 05, 2014 ]
You certainly can attach a CD player. I think the wireless headphones is a no, but if they connect through a gadget that plugs into the receiver, could be a yes. The receiver itself does not have wireless or bluetooth capability to the best of my knowledge. [ KEVIN M  Mar 05, 2014 ]
Yes ,we have a cd player hooked to ours,wireless headphones not sure but it does have a aux out jack on the front. [ DAN  Mar 05, 2014 ]
Yes you can connect a cd player using rca cables. I think you can connect wireless headphones but it would depend on what type of connection they require for the wireless transmitter. [ TYLER  Mar 05, 2014 ]
yes and with the proper sending unit, yes [ RAY  Mar 05, 2014 ]
CD player yes..don't know about the headphones [ KEVIN  Mar 05, 2014 ]
Can a remote extender be used with this model? I would like to get a receiver to connect to my outdoor speakers. Keeping the receiver indoors and rurunning a remote extender through the wall to control it while outside. [ jeffw  Aug 25, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Feb 05, 2014 ]  Staff
Hello Erin, most modern receivers do not have mono outputs. The best way to have decent sound out of a single speaker would be to use a dual voice coil speaker in that location. This receiver would work in such an application. That way you are running true stereo signal to a single speaker that is capable of playing both channels. [ BRYAN  Jan 10, 2014 ]
It does not, but if thats the only speaker you're using you can wire the 2 red speaker terminals, and the 2 black speaker terminals together for mono operation and send them to the speaker [ BRIAN G  Jan 03, 2014 ]
Can't help you Mark, I'm not "tetchy" enough to answer that. I use mine for n am/fm receiver only. Sorry.. [ STEVE  Dec 27, 2013 ]
Can you hook this up to a 50 inch lg tv for better tv sound? [ Tyler  Dec 26, 2013 ]
Sorry I don't know the answer to your question, as I never tried doing that. [ SCOTT  Dec 26, 2013 ]
Yes, an external equalizer can be connected via the tape in/out loop. But, all components you want to be affected by the equalizer must be connected to the equalizer. [ VICTOR  Dec 26, 2013 ]