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Sony STR-DH190

Stereo receiver with Bluetooth®

Item # 158STDH190

I grew up listening to records on my dad's two-channel rig, but I'm a big fan of adding a few modern conveniences...

I grew up listening to records on my dad's two-channel rig, but I'm a big fan of adding a few modern conveniences...

Item # 158STDH190

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C$249.99

About the Sony STR-DH190

Great stereo sound with Bluetooth® convenience

I grew up listening to records on my dad's two-channel rig, but I'm a big fan of adding a few modern conveniences to the classic setup.
Sony STR-DH190 stereo receiver with Bluetooth

The Sony STR-DH190 has Bluetooth® Standby, which lets you remotely activate the receiver and stream music from your paired smartphone.

Great stereo sound with Bluetooth® convenience

I grew up listening to records on my dad's two-channel rig, but I'm a big fan of adding a few modern conveniences to the classic setup.

The Sony STR-DH190 gives you 90 watts per channel to drive your speakers, and a phono input so you can listen to your turntable. It also includes Bluetooth so you can stream files from your paired smartphone, which is a nice touch.

Ready and waiting

The STR-DH190 offers a handy bit of technology known as Bluetooth Standby, which means you can activate the receiver with your phone without having to walk over and press a button on the front plate. You can fire it up and start streaming your favorite tunes without interrupting your daily routine.

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Product highlights:

  • 90 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at .09% THD
  • 4 stereo RCA audio line-level inputs
  • dedicated phono input for connecting a turntable
  • front-panel 3.5mm stereo aux input
  • stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth®
    • Bluetooth® Standby lets you activate the receiver directly from your paired smartphone
  • 30 FM radio presets
  • A/B switching for two pairs of speakers
  • two sets of spring-clip speaker connectors
  • full-size headphone jack
  • remote control
  • 16-15/16"W x 5-1/4"H x 11-7/8"D
  • weight: 14.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # STRDH190

What's in the box:

  • Stereo receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RMT-AA400U)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • FM wire antenna
  • Operating Instructions
  • Startup Guide
  • "Before connecting speakers" note
  • Warranty Information
  • Online Product Registration Information

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Built-in Bluetooth & FM Tuner
Remote & Convenience Features

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Discrete Stereo Amplifier: The Sony STR-DH190's discrete stereo amplifier delivers high power and quality sound. It is rated at 90 watt x 2-channel (into 8, @ 20-20kHz, with THD 0.0%). Every component in the STR-DH190 has been designed for detail and clarity.

  • Reinforced Chassis: A reinforced frame and beam chassis design reduces transmitted vibration from speaker sound pressure for more focused, powerful sound.
  • Rigid Construction: Rigid parts hold the heat sink in place, reducing transmitted vibration from speaker sound pressure.
  • Optimal Layout: The phono amplifier and transformer are positioned optimally to minimize interference from the magnetic field.
  • Large Capacity Power Transformer: The stereo receiver utilizes a large capacity power transformer built for clarity. 

Tone Control + Pure Direct Mode: The Sony STR-DH190 features independent Bass and Treble controls (-10 to +10 dB), so you can adjust the tonal quality of your connected speakers. Pure Direct Mode bypasses the Tone controls and turns off the front-panel display, allowing you to enjoy higher-fidelity sound from all inputs.

Analog Inputs: The Sony STR-DH190 has six analog audio inputs, including a Phono MM input and a front-panel Aux input. You can give each input a custom name (up to 8 characters) for easy identification.

  • Phono MM Input: The Phono MM input lets you connect your turntable with a MM cartridge so you can enjoy your vinyl record collection through the receiver.
  • Front-Panel Aux: A front-panel 3.5mm Aux input lets you easily connect a portable music player to the stereo receiver.
Note: This receiver is not equipped with any digital audio inputs or video inputs.

Analog Outputs: The STR-DH190 is outfitted with A/B speaker outputs, a stereo analog audio output, and a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack.

  • A/B Speaker Outputs: The STR-DH190's A/B speaker outputs lets you connect up to two pair of speakers. You can easily switch between A or B speakers, or use both speakers together and have the same music source playing through two pair of speakers.  The A/B speaker outputs are wired internally in parallel. The stereo amplifier supports 6Ω-16Ω speakers using A or B speaker outputs, and 12-16Ω using both A & B speaker outputs. The A/B speaker outputs consist of spring-clip terminals that will accept connection of bare speaker wire (up to 12AWG) and pin-connectors.
  • Stereo Analog Out: The stereo analog output allows you to connect a recording device for recording of any of the receiver's analog audio inputs. Tone control does not affect the signal output of the stereo analog record output.
  • 1/4" 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.

Volume Range: The Sony stereo receiver has a volume range of 1 (Min) to 73 (Max).

Built-in Bluetooth & FM Tuner

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Sony STR-DH190 features built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.6. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth source device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.) to the stereo receiver. You can pair multiple devices with the Sony STR-DH190, but only one can be connected and used for playback at a time. The STR-DH190 has a wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 98.4'.

  • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the STR-DH190 offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the stereo receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Playback Control: You'll be able to control Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Stop functions from the included IR remote. Advanced music browsing will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth source device.
  • Bluetooth Standby: With Bluetooth Standby, you can even turn the stereo receiver on from your paired smartphone or tablet.
Note: The STR-DH190 does not display song/artist/album information; continue to use your Bluetooth source device's screen to view song/artist info.

FM Tuner: The Sony STR-DH190 stereo receiver is equipped with a built-in FM tuner with 30 digital presets, station naming (up to 8 characters), and auto tuning. You can switch between Stereo & Mono mode. An FM wire antenna is included. This receiver is not equipped with an AM tuner.

Remote & Convenience Features

IR Remote : The supplied IR remote provides wireless operation of the Sony STR-DH190 stereo receiver. It also offers basic playback control for your connected Bluetooth audio streaming device.

Sleep Timer: The receiver can be set to turn off automatically after a specified time (30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.)

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 20 minutes.

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25 questions already asked

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If I hook up my turntable to the phono inputs, and hook my computer to the outputs (near input 4) will I get an amplified signal to my computer so I can record the music?
[ Neal  Jul 24, 2020 ]
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The stereo analog output allows you to connect a recording device for recording of any of the receiver's analog audio inputs. Tone control does not affect the signal output of the stereo analog record output.
[ Calvin  Aug 07, 2020 ]  Staff
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Yes, I think it is a Line Level output. How you record it with you computer is entirely up to you, but it will be a robust signal. In a pinch you could also get a signal to the computer from the headphones out on the front. But RCA outs on the back would probably be a better choice. Enjoy!
[ jeremy  Aug 06, 2020 ]
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This is feasible, assuming you have the correct hardware to process that output; the volume is on the lower side if you're using output 4 (esp with the Phono input) so be careful when switching between it and speakers.
[ Jamiel  Aug 05, 2020 ]
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Is there an amplified FM antenna recommended as a replacement for the aerial one provided with the receiver?
[ David  May 12, 2020 ]
1 answer
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I don't have anything additional and the sound is awesome. Crutchfields customer service people are the best, they would probably more helpful than a technical imbecile like me!
[ Clydell  May 12, 2020 ]
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Can I connect a reel to reel tape deck to this receiver?
[ Carlos  May 12, 2020 ]
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We have a cassette deck connected.
[ JOANNE  May 12, 2020 ]
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Sorry I misprinted the terminal #. It should be input terminal #4.
[ DAN  May 12, 2020 ]
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Hello: I listened to my reel to reel unit for many years and enjoyed it greatly. Looking at my Sony unit there should be no reason you could not use this STR-190 with your reel to reel unit. The only thing might be the grounding of your unit. Does it have a have a separate grounding wire? There is a grounding terminal on the back of my unit. This is for grounding a Phono player. I don't know if it would work ok with a reel to reel player. On my unit you would connect your reel to reel to input terminal #$. Hopes this helps you with your decision. By the way, I have had good service with my Sony. Stay safe and healthy.
[ DAN  May 12, 2020 ]
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can I hook up a graphic equalizer to the receiver?
[ Ken  May 05, 2020 ]
3 answers
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No. It does not have the necessary main out/ input you need to connect an external EQ.
[ Cosmo  May 27, 2020 ]  Staff
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I suggest you contact Crutchfield tech support --my experience with them has been consistently good--also, I really don't know the answer
[ MARK J  May 26, 2020 ]
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I think so. I have wireless loudspeakers????a lot of power I think could use graphic equalizers. Matter of fact I have a unit and I might "try" to "hook them up". Thank you for asking my opinion. Joe H
[ JOSEPH  May 26, 2020 ]
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Can you hook up a subwoofer from input #4 marked out?
[ Jeff  Jan 24, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Yes, you can technically hook up a subwoofer to those outputs but they are fixed-level meaning you can't change the volume or tone of the output signal. It is far less ideal than a variable pre-amp output or subwoofer output.
[ Cosmo  Feb 20, 2020 ]  Staff
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I see there's a bluetooth standby feature. Is there a way to have the Bluetooth completely off? I prefer not to use Bluetooth at all while having the system not searching for it either. Thank you!
[ Thomas  Nov 09, 2019 ]
1 answer
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Hi Thomas, thank you for your question. Bluetooth standby is a feature that will allow you to turn your receiver on with your paired Bluetooth device. The Bluetooth feature will only be turned on if you choose to, and is not on, nor is it searching or looking for Bluetooth devices nearby. Bluetooth is fully optional. Feel free to chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695, any member of our Advisor team will be happy to help you out with any other questions you may have.
[ Jess  Nov 15, 2019 ]  Staff
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Why is output listed under input 4? Is there a relationship?
[ John  Jul 14, 2019 ]
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input#4 is where my dad can recorder is. I never could get phone to comply on any of my stereo equipment. Joe H.
[ JOSEPH  May 26, 2020 ]
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No relationship. I think the heading "input 4" just overlapped the preamp output section. They are two completely separate inputs and outputs.
[ Cosmo  Jul 21, 2019 ]  Staff
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will it pair with android phone?
[ Chuck  Jun 22, 2019 ]
3 answers
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Yes it will and other blue tooth devices
[ Marvin  Jun 23, 2019 ]
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Yes
[ Alvin  Jun 22, 2019 ]
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i don't see why not. It pairs great with my iPhone.
[ Jeffrey  Jun 22, 2019 ]
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Can I hook this receiver up to an amp via the line 4 output?
[ Shaman  Jun 18, 2019 ]
3 answers
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The output is line level. It is not in circuit with the volume control so unless you connect it to an amp with a volume control, it would not be wise to connect it to an amp. It would be full volume all the time!
[ James  Jun 28, 2019 ]
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You can if you want to run a second record player out of a different output, other than that I wouldn't think so but I am no expert or anything
[ Karl  Jun 27, 2019 ]
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Yes! I have my 1992 spectrum analyzer hooked up and it's AWESOME!!!!
[ Thomas James  Jun 27, 2019 ]
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Can I pair STR-DH190 with Sony WH-CH500 headset?
[ Franklin  Jun 16, 2019 ]
2 answers
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wireless will go from my tablet, through to STR-DH190.Joe H. Hardwired yes. Smart tv???
[ JOSEPH  May 26, 2020 ]
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I have no idea
[ Douglas  Jun 27, 2019 ]
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I have 2 Aw5500 if i connect them to this would it work?
[ Cayson  Apr 29, 2019 ]
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sorry , I don't know anything about Aw5500's. I am running two sets of speakers with my STR-DGH190; Large Advents and Polk Q100's. Both sets work/sound great.
[ steven  Apr 29, 2019 ]
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I tried to answer this question earlier. However, I did not realize that the descendants technology speakers that you have were Bluetooth. Frankly, I have no way to tell if your descendants technology speakers will work with the Sony
[ Timothy  Apr 29, 2019 ]
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Should work , they're 8 ohm speakers
[ Martin  Apr 29, 2019 ]
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I don't see why there would be a problem...I use Definitive Technologies ProSound speakers with my Sony. Not much difference other than mine being an earlier model
[ Timothy  Apr 29, 2019 ]
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I purchased this Sony Receiver for my uncle who lives nearby. Which he reimbursed me for. He needed my advice and help. We matched up his inexpensive Polk Audio Speakers ( Pair) to the Sony piece. So what I did was match power output of the receiver close to what the speakers would accept by being somewhat equal. A Crutchfield professional could advise too...online or phone call. Good Luck.
[ P  Apr 29, 2019 ]
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Is there a bass and treble selector on the receiver..?
[ steve  Apr 28, 2019 ]
3 answers
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Throught the remote control.
[ Juan  May 14, 2019 ]
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No. But sound seems correct for a budget product.
[ PAUL A  Apr 29, 2019 ]
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No there isn't ~ they are on the remote ~ the volume & input knobs are on it though along with power button
[ JOTY  Apr 29, 2019 ]
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Can I run a power amp with this??
[ Jason  Apr 12, 2019 ]
3 answers
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You can send a signal to an already powered amp out of the Tape Output, via RCA cable + adapters. This receiver is designed to power up to 2 sets of regular speakers via speaker wire, not as a head for a PA, or to send power to large monitor speakers.
[ jeremy  Apr 21, 2019 ]
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Yes
[ curtis  Apr 21, 2019 ]
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I had to build a small circuit to give the output that my McIntosh needed. This is a nice little control center for all of my other "old" stuff from the 60's and 70's that I run. All blue tooth controlled now with this amp.
[ James  Apr 19, 2019 ]
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Can the A speaker pair and B speaker pair play simultaneously with this amp?
[ BoneZ  Apr 07, 2019 ]
6 answers
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Yes
[ MARK  Apr 14, 2019 ]
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Yes!
[ Thomas James  Apr 13, 2019 ]
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No. Running both risks overload.
[ Robert  Apr 13, 2019 ]
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Yes only way to get power
[ Douglas  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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Yes, that is how I have it setup. Works well playing both speaker pairs simultaneously.
[ MICHAEL H  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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Yes, A and B sets can be played together for a 4 speaker system, I have one set indoors and one outside, I can play them individually or all together
[ Karl  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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Can you hook up a turntable using standard RCA cables?
[ Richard  Apr 06, 2019 ]
8 answers
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YES.
[ LOGAN  Apr 15, 2019 ]
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Yes there are several RCA jacks.
[ Chuck  Apr 14, 2019 ]
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yes, no preamp needed
[ EDWARD  Apr 13, 2019 ]
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Yes, it has standard RCA plugs
[ Robert  Apr 13, 2019 ]
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Yes you can
[ Douglas  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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Yes. This receiver has a built-in phono amp as well, or you can use a separate preamp and switch off the built-in one.
[ Andrew  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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Yes, the turntable I have has wires permanently attached but they are RCA jacks that connect to back of receiver
[ Karl  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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yes you can
[ MARK J  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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can I add and graphic equilizer?
[ Doug  Apr 01, 2019 ]
2 answers
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Yes
[ Thomas James  Apr 13, 2019 ]
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Sure.
[ DAVID F  Apr 01, 2019 ]
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Why do you represent this as .09% THD when the Sony website has it as 1% THD?
[ Bradley  Jan 28, 2019 ]
1 answer
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Sony provides both ratings under the "Specifications" section of the owner's manual (Page 37): Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.09%) 90 W + 90 W Stereo Mode Output Power (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1%) 100 W + 100 W We use the full-bandwidth (20-20,000Hz) rating. I hope that helps. My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Jan 31, 2019 ]  Staff
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Can music be played from a thumb drive?
[ David  Dec 10, 2018 ]
3 answers
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No i don't believe so
[ Matt  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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No. The system does not have a USB port to support a thumb drive. However, it does support Bluetooth which I use to interface with my phone and tablet for MP3 and streaming.
[ Craig  Dec 10, 2018 ]
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I never tried
[ Alvin  Dec 10, 2018 ]
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I own this receiver and like to stream Spotify, etc from my Dell aio desktop. I have been told that I should add an external DAC. My PC has Bluetooth so does that mean I need a Bluetooth DAC too? Thanks! Al
[ Al  Oct 21, 2018 ]
2 answers
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equipped. I would conclude then that the probable issue is coming from your computer - not the receiver. If it is a matter just sounding better, then I would just see for myself if better is indeed better.
[ CHRISTOPHER  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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This receiver is prepared to accept external blue tooth access sources so I see no reason why you woud NEED an external DAC. If you were advised to have an external DAC to have it sound better, then what I would do is try to connect your computer without one and see what happens. If it does not work at all, then I would consult with Dell, because the receiver is blue tooth ew
[ CHRISTOPHER  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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blutooth range?
[ Norman  May 30, 2018 ]
3 answers
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Conservatively, it is about 30 ft assuming there are any walls in between.
[ Jamiel  Aug 05, 2020 ]
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The STR-DH190 has a wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 98.4'. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the receiver's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Jun 08, 2018 ]  Staff
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I LOVE THIS SONY STR-DH190.IT GIVES ME THE THINGS I NEED.
[ DALE ROBERT  Jun 08, 2018 ]
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Can this receiver be paired with two wireless speakers for a stereo effect? Looking to drive two wireless speakers only -- no wired speakers. (Obviously without causing any damage to the receiver by having no wired speakers)
[ WisconsinRPh  May 26, 2018 ]
1 answer
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The bluetooth function of this receiver is for "receiving" only and will not transmit to wireless speakers. If your wireless speakers include a transmitter I would expect that it will hook up to the speaker output of the receiver.
[ PTC4WW  Jun 01, 2018 ]
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Scouring the manual was futile. What is the thickest gauge speaker wire that the holes in the spring clip speaker connectors on the rear panel will accept? I would want to use 14 gauge wire to connect 6 ohm speakers to the STR-DH190 receiver, if possible, but would not want the holes in the spring clip connectors to be too small for 14 gauge wire to fit. In that case, and only 16 gauge or thinner wire will fit, I will need to look for only 8 ohm or higher impedence speakers. Thanks.
[ Jonathan  May 22, 2018 ]
3 answers
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I just hooked up speakers using 14ga wire with no difficulty.
[ jeremy  Apr 21, 2019 ]
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I think 14 gauge wire will be a tight fit. I ended up putting straight pin connectors on my speaker wires and that helped a lot. The spring clip connector opening is small.
[ jmf  May 29, 2018 ]
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I'm not for sure but I think it will take 14 guage wires.
[ Stephen  May 29, 2018 ]
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Can you control the volume on this unit via the Bluetooth control?
[ WestMeadows  May 20, 2018 ]
4 answers
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There is no "Bluetooth Volume Control," Bluetooth is for pairing this unit with other Bluetooth playback devices such as MP3 players, smartphones , computers, etc. The Remote Control has up and down volume buttons.
[ Paul  May 20, 2018 ]
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Yes, I control the volume from my phone when using Spotify, etc.
[ JOHN  May 20, 2018 ]
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Yes - I'm using an iPhone X and it works great. Pairs quickly and the phone volume controls the receiver.
[ Mike  May 20, 2018 ]
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Yes. Can control using smart phone volume keys, Sony remote and volume control on the receiver.
[ John  May 20, 2018 ]
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Can I hook up a CD player to this unit?
[ Phil  Apr 15, 2018 ]
4 answers
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YES! sounds soooo much better
[ Thomas James  Jun 27, 2019 ]
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yes
[ Thomas James  Apr 13, 2019 ]
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Yes but with RCA connection only. No digital inputs available.
[ jmf  May 29, 2018 ]
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You sure can! It has a few RCA inputs that will work with a CD player. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  May 03, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will this receiver pair with the Amazon Dot, Alexa? I want Alexa to Bluetooth music to the receiver for the receiver to play...
[ jchev  Apr 11, 2018 ]
3 answers
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Yes
[ Thomas James  Apr 13, 2019 ]
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The Sony STR-DH190 dose have built-in Bluetooth for streaming wirelessly from Bluetooth devices so, yes, you can pair the Bluetooth from your Echo Dot. I hope that helps. My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Apr 28, 2018 ]  Staff
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I don't know. It paired easily via Bluetooth with my iPhone, so if the Amazon Dot is Bluetooth compatible I don't know why it would not work.
[ Stephen  Apr 27, 2018 ]
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