Sony - 200W 2.0-Ch. Stereo Receiver - Black

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This Sony STRDH130 stereo receiver features an AM/FM radio with 60 station presets, so you can easily find and enjoy your favorite radio programming. Speaker A/B switching helps simplify operation.
$149.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Sony 200W 2.0-Ch. A/V Home Theater Receiver
  • Remote, 2 AA batteries
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (921 out of 967)

Features


200 watts total power

100 watts x 2 @ 8 ohms, 1kHz for powerful sound.

Speaker A/B switching

Lets you connect and switch 2 amplified audio sources to a single set of speakers.

AM/FM tuner

With 60 station presets (30 AM, 30 FM) allows you to quickly find your favorite radio stations.

Headphone jack

Enables private listening.

For additional information please see the Specifications Tab


Customer rating

4.5
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good system but did not last even a year.

    Posted
    JoeR
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased STRDH130 on December 23, 2014. On mid December 2015, the "A" channel on the "Speaker A/B switching" stopped working. Disconnected the stereo system from the power source, disconnected all speaker wires. After reconnecting the speakers and powering it back up, "Reset the system", tried different speakers and different new speaker wires. Still did not work. Spoke with Sony Customer Service, they said I qualified for a "REPLACEMENT SYSTEM" and gave me a reference number. Twenty-four hours later after emailing Sony a copy of the receipt, I was informed by Sony VIA email that I was to ship the system to New York at my expense ($50 SHIPPING COST per the USPS; half of what I actually paid for the unit). I purchased an electronic equipment that did not last a year and I am supposed to return/ship it at MY EXPENSE. That does not qualify as "Good Customer Service". I have been a loyal customer for SONY products for 45 years but my future electronic purchases will not be SONY. I am extremely disappointed in SONY. Thank you SONY Customer Service but I don't need your apologies on how bad you feel that I had to go thru this experience with a Sony Product. What I need is my STRDH130 to be made whole again at no expense to me. I paid for it once; I don't want to pay for it again. THANK YOU and have a Merry XMAS.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    Posted
    midtod
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Apparently the people who gave this a good review have no idea what good audio is supposed to sound like. I was shocked and appalled how bad this unit is. The bass is NON EXISTENT and the highs aren't crisp. All we hear is mid-range. Apparently people are so accustomed to listening to music on their phones and other portable devices they don't know what a full dynamic range of sound is supposed to be like. I own an indie label and am involved in music production so know EXACTLY what instruments I used on tracks. I could not hear the cellos or much percussion on this, the higher end was missing too. I realize this was not an expensive piece of audio but it at least should perform far better than this! I returned this Sony to the store for a refund, then plugged in my 1970s era Marantz to the same set of Bose speakers and was blown away by the BEAUTIFUL sound that poured forth, including rich bass and detailed highs. What a disappointment Sony has become. Buy something vintage before wasting your money on this piece of junk.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great if you don't need the latest of everything

    Posted
    Cybermover
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I honestly don't care to have a 7.2-channel receiver whose 8 HDMI ports will do you no good because you can't get the receiver to work unless you connect it to an HD TV set. I am perfectly happy with 2.0 stereo sound. With that said, I do consider myself an audiophile, and I was skeptical whether this receiver, which is inexpensive by any standard, would deliver. It is one of the few choices that seem to be offered in today's market. Most receivers today don't even offer "native" connections for a cassette-tape deck. I do want to be able to still listen to my old tapes, even with a new receiver. (By the way, my tape deck is a Sony TC-KE500S.) Now this receiver has plenty of RCA jacks to hook up all I need, and then some! If you have "old-school" audio-system components with RCA-cable connections, then by all means, this is the receiver to go with. The sound quality is superb! Granted, I have Polk Signature S55 speakers, which work best when bi-connected (two sets of speaker cable each). So I did bi-connect the speakers to the two pairs of speaker outlets that come with this receiver. And the results leave nothing to be desired for high-end stereo sound in your living room. The signal-to-noise ratio is outstanding, and the controls have "user-friendly" for a middle name. What I especially like is that the master-volume knob doesn't move if you use the remote to adjust the volume. Right! Who needs that, anyway? I kinda wish this receiver came with a seven-way equalizer or so, rather than just bass and treble controls. But that's a small price to pay for the continuing ability to enjoy old-school hi-fi stereo audio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great no frills stereo receiver, plenty of power

    Posted
    FC911Car36
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this to replace a 20 year old Yamaha receiver that finally lost it's display. I did not need nor want a surround sound receiver, this fit the bill nicely. The Sony has clean design and is built well. I was surprised to find it has discrete output transistors, most receivers in this class use a single chip IC. It has plenty of power, does not strain on any music. No distortion either. The receiver has a nice, flat even sound. It is not overly brilliant or dull. A good set of speakers (which need to be able to take the 90 watts per channel) are all that is needed for CLEAN and FULL SPECTRUM sound without overly accentuated bass or shrill midrange. The FM tuner has great sensitivity, and the 1/8" line in is great for connecting a computer, I-Pad or anything without using up an input. The remote will operate other Sony branded components but is not programmable for other manufacturers. No big deal, at this price point I don't expect a high end remote. It has 5 inputs but no phono pre-amp, so if you plan on using a turntable, you must use your own pre-amp or use a turntable with a built-in pre-amp. Sony also gives a 2 year parts and labor warranty on the unit. Pretty impressive for a low cost receiver. Overall, I am pleased with this receiver. It does a superb job and is built to last. For the price paid, it packs quite a bit of performance and quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Excellent Sony Product

    Posted
    MikeBF
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this unit to replace an Insignia NS-R2001, and I am thrilled with the switch. The sound quality is much better, and the annoying hiss from the speakers goes away when I actually play music through it, unlike the Insignia, which had a constant hiss. Its overall build quality is great, and it features a 3.5 mm stereo input, exclusive for its class. It is also significantly smaller than the Insignia. Most of its features are a bit gimmicky, like renaming inputs, but they all work like they're supposed to. I found the default equalizer settings a little off, but after turning the treble to -2 and the bass to +5 (out of 10), that it sounded wonderful. The remote is a little confusing at first, but it is capable of controlling almost any Sony product, which could be convenient if your home theater is exclusively Sony unlike mine. It should also be mentioned that this is a 270 Watt receiver, not a 200 Watt like the description says. All in all this a great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good buy for the price

    Posted
    WVMusicLover
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    My 33 year old receiver finally went South - only one channel would work and the sound was poor. Purchased this Sony after online research. This is an excellent unit for the price. FM reception: I live in the hills of WV and can now receive previously unknown stations. I was at first concerned that the chincy FM antennae (3 foot wire with a coax connector on one end) would not work given my rural location. I should not have worried; worked just fine. Sound: Very good, even with my 38 year old speakers! Controls: A bit confusing at first. The instruction manual needs to be more verbose. But after playing around with the remote, I was able to understand how to set & modify all features. CD player: Connecting my CD/DVD player was a snap.Sound is great for my any of my CDs. Display: I wish I could make it brighter. It can be dimmed but it is not bright enough at its brightest. I wear glasses so when moving a few feet away, I cannot read the display. But this is a minor complaint. Overall: I would recommend this unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a Sony!

    Posted
    Jamescyberjoe

    First off, $99.99 for this stereo receiver is a great deal. And this is quality. Heavy power supply. Huge caps and discrete output transistors. And a FULL 20hz-20,000khz response with 100db S/N amplifier. This means it's quiet and clear. Will drive 8 ohm mass market speakers with ease as well as home brew enclosures using 4 ohm car speakers without overheating. VERY Sensitive tuner. 60 preset memories! I live in a major metro area and with the supplied wire antenna I get all the local stations I like. This has all the basics needed for a good 2 channel stereo system. I don't like multi-channel sound systems, it is too distracting for me. This is perfect. Although the remote control is busy with many buttons it is easy to learn and use. WAY better than the comparable Insignia model. And at the same price. I find it very useful to name station presets as well as source inputs that way I know what my station and source is. Also in the setup is FM tuner sensitivity. You can choose between local or distant and set the sensitivity for each preset. AM comes in loud and clear as well. Good price Best Buy and Good Job Sony, I bought 2 of these that I will enjoy for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY!

    Posted
    kwangung
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I had to return a defective Insignia™ - 200W 2.0-Ch. Stereo Receiver. Bought this Sony as a replacement. This stereo only lasted 5 months. Now it always turns off after 45 mins of use. I brought it back to Best Buy looking to get a replacement or spend a little more and exchange it for the better rated Yamaha. I was told by the store manager that this Sony model was no longer in their system so I could not return it or exchange it. He said that the only thing I can do is call Sony for warranty repair. I told him that the stereo is still on the BB website so it must be in the system. No go. SO I WOULD SUGGEST NOT TO BUY THIS STEREO. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RETURN IT, EXCHANGE IT, OR GET CREDIT FOR IT

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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