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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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About the Sony STR-DH190

Eric A.

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.

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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 favourite 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
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 16-15/16"W x 5-1/4"H x 11-7/8"D
  • weight: 14.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • 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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Features & specs

Performance Specs
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 90
THD in Stereo 0.09 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
Minimum Impedance 6 ohms
Amplifier Class AB
FM Sensitivity Not Given
Signal To Noise Ratio 96dB
Phono Signal to Noise Ratio 80dB
DAC Bit Depth N/A
DAC Sample Rate N/A
High-res Audio Playback
From Network No
From USB Thumb Drive (USB-A) No
From Computer (USB-B) No
Streaming Compatibility
Bluetooth-compatible Built-in 4.2
Apple AirPlay No
Apple AirPlay 2 No
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in No
Roon No
HEOS No
Total Number of Zones 1
Inputs & Outputs
USB Type-A Ports Service
USB Type-B Ports No
Ethernet Wired Network Port No
Phono Input 1
HDMI Inputs 0
Total Audio Inputs 6
Optical Digital Audio Inputs 0
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs 0
Headphone Output 1/4"
Stereo Preamp Output No
Subwoofer Output No
Recording Output Yes
Speaker Output Pairs 2
Speaker Connectors Spring Clips
Removable Power Cord No
Other Info
Alexa-compatible No
Google Assistant-compatible No
Built-in Radio Tuner FM only
Built-in Wi-Fi No
On-Screen Display No
Width (inches) 16-15/16
Height (inches) 5-1/4
Depth (inches) 11-7/8
Weight (pounds) 14.8
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
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Audio Section
Built-in Bluetooth & FM Tuner
Remote & Convenience Features

Audio Section

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 8Ω, @ 20-20kHz, with THD 0.09%). 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.

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 consist of spring-clip terminals that will accept connection of bare speaker wire (up to 12AWG) and pin-connectors.

  • When Using Speakers A or B: The Sony STR-DH190 supports 6Ω-16Ω speakers when using either A or B speaker outputs (not both).
  • When Using Speakers A and B: The Sony receiver supports 12Ω-16Ω speakers when using both A & B speaker outputs at the same time.

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 feature 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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Customer Q&A

74 questions already asked

Q
If I Bluetooth to my speakers am I still limited to only 6 ohms or higher for my speakers or can I use 4 ohms speakers then?
matthew  Dec 26, 2023
1 answer
A
This receiver does not have the ability to transmit Bluetooth out to other speakers, which means that we cannot connect Bluetooth speakers. Nevertheless, in a situation where you are sending Bluetooth audio to a speaker, the speaker would be self-powered, meaning we wouldn't worry about impedance.
zachary  Dec 27, 2023 (Staff)
Q
I am looking at the Sony STR-DH190 and the Yamaha R-S202. I'm running two sets of Cerwin- Vega speakers. LS-12s and D9s. Which receiver will sound better?
mick  Dec 25, 2023
2 answers
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I'm guessing the Yamaha would sound better. I only bought the sony because it was cheaper at the time, and I just needed some tunes in my garage.
richard  Dec 31, 2023
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I'm not an expert with which receiver would sound better for your setup, but I've got the Sony and am very happy with it. Hope someone can answer your specific question
russell  Dec 30, 2023
Q
How can I hook subwoofer to this rec. ? Wireless sub work? What equipment do I need to buy?
chris  Oct 24, 2023
1 answer
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This Sony STR-DH190 stereo receiver does not have a subwoofer specific RCA output, Chris. The best way to connect a subwoofer would be to use a subwoofer like the SVS SB-1000 Pro in the link below that has a speaker-level input. This would not be wireless, as you would need to run speaker wires from the terminals on your Sony to the inputs on the SVS subwoofer. You do have an RCA preamp output, but it is not controlled by volume and would be a 100% volume output if you attempted to use it with a wireless subwoofer adapter. This would not be ideal as you would have to adjust your volume independently on your subwoofer each time you listened, so a speaker-level input subwoofer is the best move with the Sony! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_946SB1KPBA/SVS-SB-1000-Pro-Black-Ash.html
bo  Oct 24, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Which speakers will work with this receiver. Can you give me suggestions?
ariel  Aug 28, 2023
1 answer
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For information on selecting the best speakers for your system, I would recommend reaching out to an advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help explain the differences between the different speaker options and help you make the best choice for your needs.
zachary  Aug 28, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Can I use 4 ohms speakers?
steve  Aug 23, 2023
1 answer
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Thank you for your question, Steve. This receiver is only stable down to 6 ohms, so you can't use 4-ohm speakers, or it will cause the receiver to overheat and can permanently damage it.
andrea  Aug 23, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Can you add an external amplifier to the STRDH190 to hook up a passive subwoofer?
scott  Aug 09, 2023
1 answer
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Thank you for your question, Scott. This Sony does not have a subwoofer out or preamp out for connecting an amp or powered subwoofer. I recommend reaching out to one of our Advisors at 1-800-324-9695 or by online chat, they'll be able to help you with another option.
andrea  Aug 09, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Would this receiver have better sound quality and clarity than my vintage Sony STR-D965 (1995) receiver?
loren  Jun 01, 2023
1 answer
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Greetings Loren, and thank you for your question. Unfortunately finding someone that can or has listened to both will be tough. I would not have the best answer you on this, my gut feeling due to the price point, would be the same at best.
hogan  Jun 01, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Would this receiver work well with 2 JBL speakers, Northridge Series, N38, 8 Ohms? The speakers are roughly 20 years old but still look nice and work. The receiver and speakers will be in an office, so the volume will usually be low. I need a receiver that you can stream music over from a smart phone. Thanks.
b  May 20, 2023
1 answer
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This Sony STR-DH190 would be an excellent choice, B. The Sony has Bluetooth for connection to smart devices and plenty of power at 90 watts x2 channels into 8-ohm speakers even if you did decide to crank it up every once and a while! Make sure to also grab a spool of our Crutchfield 16-gauge speaker wire in the link below if you need so you can get connected with the Sony right out of the box. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_007CC16L/Crutchfield-Speaker-Wire-50-ft-roll.html
bo  May 20, 2023 (Staff)
Q
can a Subfwoofer speaker be connected?
keith  May 09, 2023
1 answer
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You can connect certain specific subwoofers, Keith. You will need to use one that has a speaker-level input like the SVS SB-1000 in the link below. There is no subwoofer RCA output on the Sony, so your powered subwoofer choice needs to have the speaker-level inputs to be able to connect to the Sony! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_946SB1KBA/SVS-SB-1000-Black-Ash.html
bo  May 12, 2023 (Staff)
Q
will this receiver be ok with JVC-SK-90 speakers?
al  Apr 30, 2023
1 answer
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Greetings Al, and thank you for your question. Your classics are rated for 70 watts, they are 8 ohms, thise Sony would be okay, but I would be more worried about the speakers. This receiver puts out 90 watts per channel, so your JVC will be getting 20 more watts than they are rated for, and close to 50 years old. If you are the only person controlling the volume, I think you would be fine. If not, look for a receiver with a bit less power.
hogan  Apr 30, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Would this receiver be ok with KEF 104/2 speakers?
sam  Apr 23, 2023
1 answer
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Thank you for your question, Sam. KEF 104/2's have a low impedance of 4-ohms, so they would not be compatible with this Sony receiver since it only goes down to 6-ohms. I recommend reaching out to one of our Advisors either by phone 1.800.324.9695 or online chat. They'll be happy to help find a receiver that will work with your vintage KEF speakers.
andrea  Apr 24, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Are you sure about the 901 being connected?
robert  Apr 03, 2023
1 answer
A
Greetings Robert, and thank you for your question. Technically the Bose 901s can be connected to any receiver, its the Bose 901 EQ that has the issue. The EQ needs the receiver/amp to have a line out/line in loop. Mostly called tape monitor loop, or preout/main in. So you can connect the 901s, just not the 901 EQ.
hogan  Apr 03, 2023 (Staff)
Q
are you sure about bose 901 ?
patricia  Apr 03, 2023
1 answer
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Greetings Patricia, and thank you for your question. The Bose 901's use a Bose equalizer. That equalizer would need a receiver to have a main in, and a main out to feed the Bose EQ a signal, then accept that signal back into the receiver, some call it a tape loop, or monitor loop. Receivers today just don't have those inputs/outputs. The 901s are speakers though. If you wanted to use the 901's with this Sony, you just would not use the Bose EQ, and of course, the 901's would not sound like 901's.
hogan  Apr 03, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Is it compatible with Sirius XM ?
daniel  Mar 21, 2023
1 answer
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The Sony STR-DH190 does not have any built-in SiriusXM capability Daniel, but you can add it! The easiest way would be to use the XM app while streaming from your smartphone via Bluetooth. You can also add the SXWB1V1 in the link below to use XM with the Sony as well as take into your ride with the included car kit! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_700TOURKIT/SiriusXM-SXWB1V1-SXDH4.html
bo  Mar 21, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Can you run a turn table and CD changer?
james l.  Feb 19, 2023
1 answer
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Yes. The STR-DH190 includes inputs suitable for a turntable and CD changer. Keep in mind that the CD changer will need to be a player, and not a CD transport. In other words, the CD changer must have analog RCA audio output.
zachary  Feb 20, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Can an EQ be added to this receiver?
randy  Jan 31, 2023
1 answer
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You cannot add an EQ to the Sony STR-DH190 Stereo, and it does have EQ features built-in. You CAN use any RCA line-level EQ in between a single source (say a CD or Tape player) and then run the EQ's outputs into the Sony STR-DH190 Stereo, Randy. You've got options!
bo  Jan 31, 2023 (Staff)
Q
I want to use my older turntable to this receiver but it does not have a mm needle cartridge will my turn table still work with this receiver ?????
kevin  Jan 31, 2023
1 answer
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Greetings Kevin, and thank you for your question. There are two main types of cartridge's. Moving Coli, and Moving Magnet. If not a Moving magnet, then it has to be Moving Coli, and that will not work on this stereo receiver. Moving Coil, cartridges typically would also need a separate phono preamp. If you have some time, lease call one of our advisors 800-324-9695 and have them check your Turntable, and cartridge.
hogan  Jan 31, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Will this be compatible with Bose 301 speakers purchased in 1985?
frederic  Jan 21, 2023
1 answer
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Greetings Fred, and thank you for your question. The vintage Bose 301 speakers would be 8 ohm and compatible with most receivers and amplifiers that would be 150 watts or less per channel.
hogan  Jan 21, 2023 (Staff)
Q
How do I clear preset radio stations on the remote? I want to start again with a blank slate
carla  Dec 18, 2022
1 answer
A
If you purchased the receiver from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings to help with resetting the preset stations. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
zachary  Dec 18, 2022 (Staff)
Q
I just hooked this unit up to my existing Cerwin Vega RE-38 floor speakers (4 OHM) - my previous receiver was a Sony SA-GX500 that had 80 watts per channel, this has 90 W per - but the bass is not as deep and strong as it was with my old Sony. Any ideas?
william  Dec 13, 2022
1 answer
A
If you purchased the receiver from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
zachary  Dec 14, 2022 (Staff)
Q
FM Digital? Does the FM receiver play digital FM stations?
tom  Nov 20, 2022
1 answer
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It will only tune in regular FM radio stations. It does not have an HD tuner and cannot get HD FM radio stations.
jason  Nov 20, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Can I connect Bose 901 speakers to this amplifier?
ivan  Oct 01, 2022
1 answer
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No. The Bose 901 speakers require a specialized set up. This receiver ( and most modern receivers) will not be able to run the 901's alone. You often need a pre-amp and amp separate to be able to use the 901's EQ.
thomas  Oct 01, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Is there a loudness button or something similar?
david  Sep 23, 2022
1 answer
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No. This unit does not feature a loudness control functionality.
zachary  Sep 23, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Can I listen to the Sony STR-DH190 receiver using Bluetooth headphones?
doug  May 26, 2022
1 answer
A
That is a really good question Doug! This Sony will not be able to send Bluetooth to headphones, only stream music IN. You can use this Hosa Bluetooth transmitter I've linked below with the Sony's headphone port to send Bluetooth to a pair of headphones. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_979IBT402/HOSA-IBT-402-Drive.html You would also need this headphone adapter below to connect. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_979GHP105/Hosa-Headphone-Adapter.html
bo  May 26, 2022 (Staff)
Q
The front panel has a "Portable In" jack. Can I listen to an MP3 player through this jack?
kevin  May 09, 2022
2 answers
A
Yes. Anything that plays through a 3.5mm audio cable can be plugged in to a jack like this.
carl  May 12, 2022
A
Yes, according to the manual, that's exactly what it's for. It says portable audio such as Walkman, smartphone. 3.5mm stereo audio cable not included. I love this receiver, by the way. Sounds great for the price.
deborah  May 11, 2022
Q
Will this work well with my Klipsch Synergy F-300 floor speakers?
steve  Mar 29, 2022
1 answer
A
You betcha! I use mine for my outdoor system, paired up with some Klipsch all weather loudspeakers. It's NOT high end, but the integrated amplifier has tons of power to drive efficient speakers like Klipsch. Money well spent!
dan  Mar 31, 2022
Q
Does the Sony STR-DH190 include an FM radio?
clive  Feb 12, 2022
6 answers
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It does, and it comes with an attachable FM radio wire. Reception range is ok.
alexander a.  Feb 13, 2022
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Yes.
theodore k.  Feb 13, 2022
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Yes
noelle  Feb 12, 2022
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Yes built in
lance  Feb 12, 2022
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Yes, it has an FM band, what it doesn't have is AM.
jesus  Feb 12, 2022
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Yes it does
james  Feb 12, 2022
Q
Can I listen to headphones and speakers at the same time?
stacey  Dec 26, 2021
3 answers
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I don't think so. Once the headphone jack is in use, no more sound comes out of the speakers.
alexander a.  Dec 30, 2021
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No
james  Dec 30, 2021
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No. The headphone jack on the front will cut the audio to the speakers.
brian  Dec 30, 2021
Q
Can this built in amp adequately push a set of 250 ohm headphones?
brent  Jul 23, 2021
1 answer
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This receiver's headphone output has the typical output strength for a receiver and is not expected to work well with headphones that have a 250 ohm resistance. Those headphones will need a headphone amp to get the power to make the play well. We have advisors that can be reached by calling 1-800-324-9695 who will be happy to help discuss your goals and give you a personal recommendation on gear to use with them.
jason  Jul 31, 2021 (Staff)
Q
How would I hook a amplifier to this reciever?
terry  Jul 14, 2021
1 answer
A
This receiver only has Audio inputs and outputs to speakers. The Owners Manual shows how to select the various inputs and use of the Volume Control from the Reciver or the Remote. This Receiver has it's own Amplifier. Hope this info was helpful. If not, the Crutchfield Techs should be able to answer your question.
sanford  Jul 14, 2021
Q
how do you pre-set the radio stations?
rtone  May 25, 2021
1 answer
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
kristina  Jun 08, 2021 (Staff)
Q
Is this receiver ARC compatible? I would like to run my TV through the receiver.
glen  May 17, 2021
1 answer
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If your television set has an analog audio output (Dual RCA or 1/8" stereo), you can connect to this receiver via wires. If your television set has Bluetooth audio out capability, you could connect to the receiver via wireless technology.
matthew  May 17, 2021
Q
Can I hook up a powered sub woofer to this receiver?
steve  May 08, 2021
3 answers
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Yes you can - in a round about way. Since there is not a dedicated 'sub-out' on this receiver, I used the B speaker terminals for the subwoofer. After consulting with the techs at Crutchfield, here's what to do. You will need a 'Speaker-Level to Line-Level Interface (Russound ADP-1.2 that Crutchfield sells inexpensively), and an RCA cable with 2 male jacks at both ends. I used a good quality 14 gauge speaker wire connected to the B speaker terminals on the receiver then connected to the Interface. Plug the RCA cable into the Interface and then to the subwoofer. My Klipsch subwoofer works perfectly with this Sony receiver set up this way. I hope this helps you out as it certainly solved my problem.
bob  May 27, 2021
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It doesn't have a separate sub out- but I did use it with a sub- All the speakers were fed through the sub-
frank  May 17, 2021
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No, as far as I can discern. But it's got enough oomph to power the bookshelf speakers I've got hooked up.
catherine  May 13, 2021
Q
I have a fluance RT-80 that I would like to connect to this receiver. The RT-80 has a preamp so do I need to connect the ground wire between the fluance and this receiver or can I simply plug in the RCAs?
noal  Apr 20, 2021
1 answer
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I think you always need to connect the turntable ground wire to the receiver. I suspect the ground wire grounds the turntable chassis rather than the electronics. After all, all turntables connect with RCA plugs. Also, be sure to plug into an auxiliary input of the receiver rather than the phono input.
terry  Apr 20, 2021
Q
I also need this compatible with cassette player, besides l/p and cd. Does this receiver work with cassette?
jo  Mar 24, 2021
5 answers
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Yes you can absolutely hook up a cassette player to this receiver.
philip  Apr 04, 2021
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Yep! My setup includes a record player, cassette deck, and CD player. They all get along fine.
catherine  Mar 26, 2021
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Yes, I have my Pioneer CT-W650R (double deck) hooked up to it. As well as a Soundesign 8-Track Deck.
christopher  Mar 26, 2021
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I have vinyl, CD, and Cassette plugged into the Sony. I also run 4 speakers simultaneously and the sound is perfect. ????
barry  Mar 25, 2021
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Yes. As long as your cassette player has the same output/inputs as the receiver. If you can connect your l/p and CD player you should be able to connect your cassette player.
ernesto  Mar 25, 2021
Q
Does this receiver have AM as well as FM?
lucille  Jan 19, 2021
3 answers
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No it doesn???t
mark  Jan 19, 2021
A
At first, I thought, ???sure it does...???. However, after checking the manual, it does not appear it has AM. I am 99% sure it does not (I am not at home right now to verify) but the manual does not mention anything about AM and the remote only has an FM button - no AM or BAND buttons.
timothy d  Jan 19, 2021
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No it doesn???t
marcus  Jan 19, 2021
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Is this capable of playing Atmos 7.1 audio?
bill  Dec 20, 2020
2 answers
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This is a basic receiver intended for casual use. It only supports four speakers, so 7.1 is beyond its capabilities. I use it to stream music in my garage and it is fully capable for such. You are probably looking at a 2x price increase to get Atmos.
timothy d  Dec 21, 2020
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Frankly, I have no idea; I haven't even heard about Atmos Audio. Sorry. I can only tell you that this receiver handles CDs and FM radio excellently.
juan  Dec 20, 2020
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110v or220v?
eduardo  Nov 29, 2020
2 answers
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110v, great receiver!
gregory  Dec 04, 2020
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110
thomas  Dec 04, 2020
Q
If I purchase a microphone, will I be able to speak/sing while the music is running simultaneously? Like will it be able to do karaoke or will it only let me speak/sing with no music or just music and no singing/speaking if a microphone was bought?
hunter  Nov 17, 2020
1 answer
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Unfortunately it's not that easy. You can use a microphone with it but it will need other parts, like a mixer, to make a microphone work properly. If you'd like to call us so we can help you find what you need we're happy to help! Call 1-800-324-9695!
allison  Dec 02, 2020 (Staff)
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What about cables for turntable ?
barry  Nov 16, 2020
1 answer
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Most turntables come with the cable attached. The turntables that do not have attached audio cables should use an RCA audio cable to connect to this receiver. Here are those cables: https://www.crutchfield.com/g_20110/RCA-Audio-Cables.html?tp=1904
jason  Dec 02, 2020 (Staff)
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Does the USB port on the back charge a smartphone?
neil  Nov 09, 2020
1 answer
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The manual states it is only used at the factory for firmware.
robert  Dec 05, 2021
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Will the usb on the back charge an iPhone?
neil  Nov 08, 2020
2 answers
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No you can't charge an iPhone with USB on the back. That port is for servicing only.
philip  Nov 14, 2020
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No. Didn't do anything when I plug my phone in.
christopher  Nov 11, 2020
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Can speaker balance be adjusted on Sony STR-DH190?
james  Nov 05, 2020
3 answers
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No
paul  Dec 08, 2020
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Yes, it can. It is pretty straightforward but I can't explain it right now. The vehicle is parked at the airport i flew from. I return Saturday and then I can confirm the steps
timothy d  Nov 05, 2020
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yes
ray  Nov 05, 2020
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When in bluetooth mode, does it send a signal to the output jacks?
johnny  Sep 15, 2020
2 answers
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I have never used Bluetooth mode. Enter
steve  Sep 28, 2020
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Yes it does. If you treat it like the blue tooth is on, and say for instance I want to use my tape deck to record some music, where ever the source is if it's wired to the device it will follow the current to it. Joe.H.
joseph  Sep 26, 2020
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Will this unit play the MartinLogan Motion 20i 4 ohm speakers? Those speakers say compatible with 4/6/8 ohms, whatever that really means.
steven  Sep 08, 2020
3 answers
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i'm not really sure. i used 8 ohm speakers.
kris  Sep 08, 2020
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I am not familiar with the MartinLogan speakers, but the Sony STR-DH190 provides a way to select either 8 or 6 ohms as the minimum speaker impedance that can be used. This is done through the AMP MENU button on the remote control unit as described in the Operating Instructions booklet. However, note that the RMS power rating of the amplifier (90 W + 90 W - 20 Hz to 20kHz, THD 0.09%) is specified for 8 ohm speakers. I see no power spec for 6 ohm speakers. This impedance setting applies to using either the A or B speaker output alone. If using both A and B outputs, the minimum impedance is doubled (12 or 16 ohms).
charles  Sep 08, 2020
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No idea, really, but we have an old set of Cambridge Soundworks 6 ohm speakers, and they sound better with the Sony than they did with our previous receiver, which was a KLH unit (which may tell you how old I am.) Furthermore, Crutchfield???s customer service is unbeatable, and I would not hesitate to order from them.
peter h.  Sep 08, 2020
Q
I have a older record player (. I've heard the term "pre amp" before when it comes to record players. Do I need one of those with this unit?
daniel  Sep 08, 2020
3 answers
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Nope. This receiver has a dedicated "pre-amp" built-in. As long as you hook your record player up to the PHONO input, you are good. Nothing else needed.
jeremy  Sep 08, 2020
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this unit has a built in phono preamp, so does not require. you could still use one, however... if you wanted to invest, as those external units tend to vary highly in terms of quality. this one is a simple solution, though.
jamiel  Sep 08, 2020
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With this Sony model you do not. It is stereo receiver and not a home theater system that is entirely digital. My older (70's!) Sony turntable with analog signal plays right into this receiver in a dedicated phono input.
donald  Sep 08, 2020
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what speakers go well with this unit?
david  Aug 14, 2020
2 answers
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I would say median priced JBLs or Klipsch bookshelf speakers. Maybe Polk Audio. Sound from all three represented well. I myself like Yamaha Receivers for power ( last a long time).
paige  Aug 26, 2020
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ELAC bookshelf
juan  Aug 15, 2020
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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
4 answers
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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.
thomas  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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I am sorry I don???t know the answer to that question. Call Crutchfield support, they are awesome and very knowledgeable.
clydell  Aug 05, 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
Q
Can I connect a reel to reel tape deck to this receiver?
carlos m.  May 12, 2020
3 answers
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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
Q
can I hook up a graphic equalizer to the receiver?
kenneth m  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.
casey  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.
casey  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
2 answers
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You can (& need to) disable that feature via the menus accessed from the remote control. Read the manual to make this process more clear. I turned mine off because while I do use it for playing music from my laptop and phone, if I'm listening to a record on one input, and I power up my laptop with Bluetooth on, the receiver will sense that and SWITCH to the Bluetooth input. I then have to command the receiver to go back to the phono or whatever input I was using before.
robert  Dec 05, 2021
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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.
jessica  Nov 15, 2019 (Staff)
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Why is output listed under input 4? Is there a relationship?
john  Jul 14, 2019
2 answers
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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.
casey  Jul 21, 2019 (Staff)
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will it pair with android phone?
charles  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
Q
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
5 answers
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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 d  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 d  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.
paige  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  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
2 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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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 peter  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
5 answers
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Yes
mark  Apr 14, 2019
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Yes!
thomas james  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  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.
charles e  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
Q
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  Apr 01, 2019
Q
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
matthew  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
alan w.  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 m  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 m  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
Q
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)
wisrph  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.
peter  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.
john  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
Q
Can you control the volume on this unit via the Bluetooth control?
westleigh  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
Q
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.
john  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
jason  May 03, 2018 (Staff)
Q
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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