Sony STR-DH190 Stereo Receiver with Phono Input and Bluetooth Connectivity

Model: STR-DH190 UPC: 027242908383 Item: 170574

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Sony STR-DH190, 2-Channel Stereo Receiver with Bluetooth, Turntable Input, and FM Radio

Enjoy the sweet sound of vinyl, or streaming from your digital music collection. The perfect match for music lovers seeking a stereo system with classic sound from all your music sources.

Features

  • 100 watts x 2 (8 ohms, 1 kHz)
  • Phono input, 4 stereo RCA audio & 3.5mm inputs, stereo RCA outputs
  • Built-in Bluetooth lets you wirelessly stream from other Bluetooth devices
  • Connect up to 4 speakers; A/B switching plays in up to 2-separate zones
  • Low-profile design (5 ¼” tall) fits easily into conventional AV cabinet
  • FM Radio with 30-station presets; wireless remote control (2AA batteries included)
  • Full-size (1/4”) headphone jack; 3.5mm audio input
  • Volume offset mode automatically adjusts phono input volume
  • Pure Direct mode for improved signal clarity and detail
  • Hi-Res certified

Phono Input for Your Turntable

 Plug your turntable directly into the receiver via the phono input for appropriate pre-amplification and EQ. 

Smarter Bluetooth Connectivity

Not only can you wirelessly stream and play music from other Bluetooth devices, but with Bluetooth Standby, you can turn on your receiver remotely, and even play back and control your music with voice assistant smart speakers such as Amazon Alexa. 

Connect Other Audio Equipment

The STR-DH190 has four analog audio inputs and one output, so you can easily connect your other audio equipment and recording devices. 

Low-Profile Design

Low-profile design (5 ¼” tall) fits easily and conveniently into conventional AV cabinets 

Connect Up to Four-Speakers

The STR-DH190’s A+B function lets you connect two pairs of speakers. You can easily switch between A or B or use all of them together at the same time. 

FM Tuner with 30-Station Presets

An FM tuner with 30 digital presets with station names, as well as auto tuning. 

Remote Control, Headphone Output, and 3.5mm Input

Remote control, headphone output, and 3.5 mm aux input for use with other audio devices 

Power Amplifier for Minimal Distortion

A discreet amplifier gives high power and a pure sound. 

Precision Audio with a Reinforced Chassis

A reinforced rigid, frame and beam chassis design reduces external speaker sound pressure and vibration to help maintain signal fidelity for more focused, powerful sound. 

Expertly Designed to Reduce Vibration

Rigid parts hold the heat sink in place, reducing transmitted vibration from speaker sound pressure. 

The Optimal Layout for the Phono and Transformer

The phono amplifier and transformer are positioned optimally to minimize interference from the magnetic field. 

Large Capacity Power Transformer Built for Clarity

Care and attention to the highest quality audio starts with the power transformer. 

The Way The Artists Truly Intended

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you. 

Sound-Matched to PS-HX500 and PS-LX300USB Turntables

Pair your receiver with either the PS-HX500 or PS-LX300USB to get optimal sound from your vinyl. 

Product highlights

  • 2-channels AV receiver supports a speaker A+B setup for installation flexibility
  • Output power:100 W + 100 W (8 Ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1%) 
  • Audio receiver has 4 analog audio inputs, 1 phono input, and 1 headphone for easy connectivity and installation flexibility
  • Speaker impedance: 6–16 Ohms
  • Bluetooth stereo receiver lets you connect to your wireless network with ease
  • Turn your AV receiver on straight from your paired smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth Standby
  • Pair receiver with a turntable for optimal sound from your vinyl
  • High-resolution audio for stereo-quality sound
  • Reinforced frame and beam chassis design reduces vibrations for focused, powerful sound
  • Built-in FM tuner offers 30 digital presets
  • Dimensions: 17" W x 5.25" H x 11.25" D
  • Product weight: 14.77 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 Year (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for all brands we sell)
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and product support

Specifications

Specifications

Audio Features

  • Pure Direct: Yes
  • Speaker selector: A/B/A+B/OFF
  • Speaker terminal Type: Push

Audio Input

  • Analog Audio In: 4
  • Analog Stereo Mini Jack: 1
  • Phono (MM): 1

Audio Output

  • Analog audio out: 1
  • Headphone out: Yes (Gold)

Input/Output Others

  • Bluetooth receiver: Yes

Output Power

  • Front: 100W + 100W (8 ohms, 1kHZ, THD 1%)
  • Number of amp. channels: 2ch (Supporting SpeakerA+B)
  • Speaker impedance: 6 - 16 ohms

Speaker Out

  • Front A: Yes
  • Front B: Yes

Tone Control

  • Front (Bass/Treble): Yes

Tuner

  • Auto tuning: Yes
  • FM/AM: Yes (FM only)
  • Preset channel (FM/AM): TTL30 (30/-)
  • Station name: Yes
  • Language
  • Instruction manual
  • English (US) or English (GB): Yes
  • French or French (CA): Yes
  • Spanish or Spanish (LA): Yes

Quick Setup Guide

  • English (US) or English (GB): Yes
  • French or French (CA): Yes
  • Spanish or Spanish (LA): Yes

Other

  • Sleep timer: Yes (up to 2 hours)

General

  • Auto standby: Yes
  • Pin jack: Nickel
  • Power consumption: 200W
  • Power consumption (Power Stand By): 0.3W Bluetooth Standby: 1W
  • Power requirement: AC 120V 60Hz
  • Remote commander: RMT-AA400U

Weight and Measurements

  • Receiver dimension (W x H x D): 17" x 5 1/4" x 11 1/4"
  • Receiver weight: 14 lbs. 13 oz

 

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • STR-DH190 5.2 Multi-Channel 4K HDR AV Receiver
  • Remote (RMT-AA400U)
  • Batteries
  • FM antenna

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Reviews

Customer Reviews for Sony STR-DH190 Stereo Receiver with Phono Input and Bluetooth Connectivity

4.5 / 5.0
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What A Bargain!
I needed a quick fix for a 35 year old 2 channel stereo receiver that was getting older. I went for this Sony and I'm very satisfied that I did. It stepped right in where the old Denon left off. It has all that I need for music listening. Set up was straightforward and it plays just wonderfully through the Polk Bookshelves and Subwoofer. I'm not a dedicated audiophile, but this receiver with its specs and pricing makes me very happy. I would not hesitate to purchase this receiver again. It does the job very efficiently.
November 14, 2020
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OK with limitations
Good unit with poor FM reception. All other functions work well.
November 12, 2020
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Love it
I had the previous model until it died in an accident (it was over 10 years old). I serched out this replacement. Works great with my system speakers and the bluetooth feature is nice.
October 28, 2020
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Amazing value!
I purchased this a month ago and installed it in my den. Paired it with a pair of bookshelf speakers. Pretty amazing sound for such an inexpensive receiver.
October 28, 2020
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"Budget" Receiver Punches Well Above Its Weight
Backstory: I decided to finally put together a second, smaller hi-fi for my work/study/brainstorming room in the house, as my "main" hi-fi, in the living room, also happens to be tied to the 52" flat-screen above it, and let's just say I don't always have access to it when I'd like to (I'm the big music person here, she's the big TV/movie person). I already had two of the required components to pull out of mothballs (turntable and cassette deck, both solid quality if a tad old), so I just needed speakers, CD player, and, of course, a receiver to (paraphrasing the Dude) tie it all together. Decided to go completely old-school, since the type of receiver I was after (two-channel-only, non-geeky control layout) is rare as hen's teeth brand-new on the market, or so I initially thought.

So: got a nice used CD player. Scored a great pair of "true" bookshelf speakers (I've seen self-described "bookshelf" speakers that might fit a shelf at the New York Public Library, but not any shelf of anyplace I've actually lived), and what at first seemed a cool old receiver. Worked swell for a few weeks, then developed issues with output. After attempting a fix, I decided to sideline it and try another receiver. Receiver #2 sounded a good deal nicer, and looked the part, so I thought I was set…until it decided to lose most of its right-channel output. I knew what the problem was, but couldn't take care of it in a timely fashion, so *that* was consigned to the basement next to Vintage Receiver #1. I decided that the third go-round *had* to be the charm, so I decided to buy the best I could find without going crazy price-wise.

I wasn't too hopeful: having once been in the hi-fi biz, I knew that almost everything below a certain price-point would be over-festooned home-theater stuff, which I've never had an interest here; the more music-centric gear is seriously good, but also seriously pricey, and since I already *had* a seriously-good 'fi, I wasn't in the hunt for superlative performance, just something that was decent enough for a would-be audiophile like me to just sit back, forget about the gear and dig the music. Not very hopeful, I did some absent-minded Googling, and that's where I came across Wirecutter's review of receivers, and their surprising top pick…surprising, because I'd missed the Sony among all the "cheap-seats" receivers i'd already seen. And the more I read about their pick, and why they picked it, the more-intrigued I became. Checked a few other sources for reviews, and decided to give the Sony a shot: at that price I didn't have much to lose, and this time, if I didn't like it, I wouldn't be stuck with it.

Glad I did. First thing out of the way: yes, it punches quite a bit above its weight (and price-point), sounding better than any mainstream receiver selling new for well under 200 bucks has a right to. Is the best thing I've ever heard? No…because I've listened to and owned some heavy-hitting gear in the past, and set up even heavier-hitting systems for others. Keep your expectations real and I doubt you'll be disappointed. A few have critiqued the receiver for sounding "flat", particularly in regard to bass response. My ears and experience tell me the receiver isn't goosing-up the bass for the sake of immediate impression. There's a difference between *more* bass and *good* bass, and I'll aways choose the latter over the former. In the case of my tiny bookshelf speakers, there's only an issue at very low volume. Solution? set the bass to +2, and I'm good. (Not a problem at higher volume levels, BTW.)

Input: Yes, a Phono input. Didn't think I'd find one in something this low-priced. Better still, it's actually quite good overall: set up my "revived" AR XA turntable and had several hours of fun pulling vinyl from the shelves, which is usually a good sign – come for the sound, stay for the tunes. (Bonus: you can adjust the gain in the Phono section, via remote, to match the output of your other music sources.)

Line Inputs: It has enough of them (4, not counting the 3.5mm input jack in front), and not only are they easily controllable (via controls on the receiver or remote), but you can change each input's name, also via remote, to reflect the source component connected (CD, Tape, FLAC…or whatever comes to mind). A nice little touch.

And, speaking of that remote: some have griped that you can only access certain functions via that remote, preferring buttons and knobs, and "what do I do if I lose or break the remote?" My response is (1) I *much* prefer the "minimalist" approach Sony took here, steering 180 degrees from the airliner-flight-desk approach too many AV receivers have taken up until fairly recently. The controls I likely would frequently use are large and up-front: Volume (large, and surprisingly less cheap-feeling than I was led to expect, though still not as solid-feeling as old-school stuff), Source-select, and Power (natch). There's a narrow row of buttons for controlling speaker selection (A/B), tuner function, Display, Dimmer, Bluetooth, and a tone-control bypass function Sony calls Pure Direct. Everything else, which to mind mind might rarely if ever be tweaked by most folks, is accessible via the remote.

About that remote: Sony's taken the less-is-more approach even here, and for me that's a godsend: way too many companies have crammed an immense number of buttons on their remotes, too many of them identical in size and shape, with descriptive lettering so small under each button (lookin' at you, Yamaha) that you might need a magnifying glass to get things right, even if you're far from geezer-aged. You can get to grips with the Sony in fairly short time, and likely get to the point of manipulating the basic functions by "feel" alone.

There's a lot of remote-ness to love: tone controls are strictly via remote, as are things like tuner presets (30 in total, but you can have your three favorite stations programmed into three buttons on the remote, which – get this – will also turn on the receiver if it's turned off at the time), and the "Amp Menu", which can do even more than I care to get into here, but rest assured that the process isn't nearly as arcane as your typical 7.1 home-theater behemoth. And it's nearly all worthwhile.

A few notable party tricks:

- Bluetooth Standby: After you pair a smartphone to the receiver, you can turn on the receiver from the phone.

- Standby Mode: The receiver will turn itself off after 20 minutes in the absence of any playback activity (except FM tuner operation).

- The Dimmer function has three positions for the display: Normal, Dim, and Off. In the "Off" position, the display remains off until you utilize the remote, in which case the display softly lights up to display the current status and/or change you've made, then turns off again. Once upon a time, you paid dearly for stuff like this.

Caveats:

Much has been made about the speaker terminals. Yes, I wish they'd equipped the thing with something beefier. But, belies it or not, I've suffered with flimsier examples of this type of connector in components where the particles involved should've known better, especially at the prices being asked. (And, yes, you can go as large as 14-gauge speaker cable with this, which is plenty–more is overkill IMO, and you could manage with a bit less. Again, we're not going for world-records here.)

The FM Antenna: This is one area where I'm afraid Sony messed up, but even here there's a fix: Sony elected to use an oddball antenna connector for FM reception, and the wire they include is indeed pathetic. But…that connector is the same kind that is used for battery-connectors in things like cordless landline phones, and are accessible through numerous parties online. All you need is to get one, connect the wires to a conventional antenna hookup, and you're good.

So: Yes, for the price, this thing is ridiculously good. Yes, of course, you can find something "better", but unless you blow a good deal more cash for an esoteric brand, you'll also likely be paying for a ton of other stuff you may not want or need, which does little more than get in the way of what you *do* want and need, especially if music is the main thing, if not the only thing, you care about.

Highly Recommended.
October 24, 2020
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Great Features!
I purchased this product 5 days ago and am very satisfied with the quality of the product!
October 22, 2020
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Sony receiver, for phono
Bought it yesterday. Easy to hook up, good sound, easy to use remote.
October 21, 2020
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Great
A lot of options, great price. Sounds great, and performs. I made a good purchase. I Like!!
October 16, 2020
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Good buy
This was easy to set up and works great, I would recommend to a friend
October 13, 2020
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Stereo Receiver has features not found at 2X cost
This receiver has 100W/Ch and also connects via Bluetooth to a phone or other audio sources. The display is classic Sony with the option to shut off the display to minimize digital noise, they call it Pure Direct. It does make a noticeable improvement especially for soft passages. The unique feature is a built-in phono preamp for vinyl fans. It can even adjust the gain in 1dB steps to+/- 6dB. In recent listening tests and distortion comparisons it out performed Receivers costing much more. It's a fantastic value at inder $150.
October 11, 2020
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Why did you choose this?
World Wide Stereo Store
I wanted a simple amplifier or receiver to connect to my turntable.
Robert A on Dec 12, 2019
good reviews. great price
Patrick W on Jun 11, 2019
I wanted a simple amplifier or receiver to connect to my turntable.
Robert A on Dec 12, 2019
sony good stuff
Woodland H on Jun 22, 2019
good reviews. great price
Patrick W on Jun 11, 2019
bluetooth
estive r on Mar 29, 2019
The reviews were good, and the price point was ideal.
Kaycee W on Mar 21, 2019
needed just a simple high wattage 2 channel receiver..and this looks good at 100 watts per channel , wish it had a sub woofer jack but thats ok because my sub has options for hookup so i can use this receiver no problem...
John D on Nov 11, 2018
To be able to stream music through my stereo while using all the other "old fashioned" media I have
Talya E on Jul 5, 2018
Was looking for a stereo receiver with phono input.
MARIA B on May 13, 2018
brand price
lori w on Apr 22, 2018
sony good stuff
Woodland H on Jun 22, 2019
bluetooth
estive r on Mar 29, 2019
How do you get AM on this?
A shopper on May 20, 2019
  The receiver's tuner is FM only.
Can I hook up my Bose system to this receiver?
A shopper on Nov 10, 2020
  Thanks for your question. Bose makes various speaker systems with differing connection capabilities. Without knowing your Bose system model number or name we are unable to provide an answer. Please let us know exactly what you have so we can assist you.
How do I hook up my HDTV to the receiver?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The Sony STR-DH190 Stereo Receiver has analog audio line inputs and Bluetooth receiving capability. It has no HDMI or digital inputs. If you TV is capable of streaming via Bluetooth content, the Sony could receive it. If your TV has an audio line output or a headphone output it could be connected to one set of analog line inputs on the Sony.
Can you hook up a hi-def TV to it?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The STR-DH190 has 4 sets of analog audio line inputs. If your TV has an audio line output or a headphone jack, it could be connected to one set of audio inputs on the DH190.
Delivery in India ?
Arvinder S on Sep 27, 2019
  Thank you for your inquiry. At this time, we only ship to addresses within the Contiguous United States.
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