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Sony STR-DH130

Sony STR-DH130
alaScore 87

370 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 370 reviews of Sony STR-DH130. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DH130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony STR-DH130


alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 user reviews of Sony STR-DH130 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. The reliability and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, reliability, size, design

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STRDH130 2 Channel Stereo Receiver (Black)Sony STRDH130 2 Channel Stereo Receiver (Black) - Factory Refurbished

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Truth is, I picked out this unit from among many alternatives because its depth was small enough (around 10") to fit on my 12" deep bookshelf. The Sony name gave me confidence to try it without checking it out in a store. I was not disappointed.

Easy to set up, nice looking panel, lots of switchable inputs, works as described, sounds good. Picks up am and fm broadcasts in my heavy-walled apartment better than a previous unit with a well-known name

Station tuning is inconvenient (no rotary knob) unless you use the remote to program your usual selections

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Good Stuff


Great Product for a Great Price Simple to use

Auto Shut Off ; Portable Device Input ; Nice Remote Control ; Powerful Enough To Shake The Glasses Off The Shelves ; Simple Setup

I wish you could program the input names like on my other Sony but, we can't have it all for this price


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Works Great, easy to hook-up and use.Sounds great.Good price for a Sony


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Great sound


User friendly, easy installation

Attractive Design","Durable","Easy To Assemble

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Awsome reciever


If your looking for something simple this is it and has plenty of power.

Everything works good came with remote.Put this in my garage with a pair of bose bookshelfs and sounds great

wasnt cheap enough lol 69$ cheap enough

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Requires being unplugged


I've read reviews of people having the same power issue I'm having (see cons) and apparently a firmware update resolves this known issue. However - I bought this unit to sit in my pool house and power some bose 151 outdoor speakers and it really sounds...

looks brand new ; great sound paired with BOSE 151se environmental speakers

i've noticed when system goes into standby when no input is detected it will not power back on using both power button and remote.. Only way to bring back to life is to unplug device and re-plug. PIA cause you lose all your settings each time

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Defies First Law of Thermodynamics


For a few bucks less (about $15 total) you can get pretty much the same amp on E bay. For a few bucks more you can get a 5.1 reciever.

200 W input power yields 270 W output!!! I wish the rest of the world worked that way. Hats off to Sony Engineers

As with all Sony recievers be careful as output is never adequately protected and power section will blow. Be careful with speakers

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Excellent Value and Sound


I use this connected to my desktop PC driving a pair of large, 3-way ADS bookshelf speakers in a 12x14 room. Plenty of power - will play louder than I care to listen. More to the point, the sound quality is very good - I don\'t think you will find...

Clean Fm","Clear Sound","Easy To Set Up","Energy Efficient

Busy Remote","Spring-clip Speaker Outs

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Legendary Sony Quality & Design


This is a straight forward, no frills 2-channel receiver IMO, the power rating spec is conservative, which is typical for Sony products. More than enough clean power for home use no matter the room size. I would recommend this unit to friends. Matter...

Clean Powerful","Clear Sound","Easy To Set Up","Energy Efficient","Good Remote","Very Reasonably Priced

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Good, solid, basic


Not many 2 channel stereo receivers around anymore yet that's all most of us need. This one does the job easily, without, with as many connections as you're likely to need and an uncluttered interface.

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
DLNA certified: No


Ethernet: No
iPod Control: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No