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This review is from: Sony STR-DH100 2-Channel Audio Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I have to say up front that I've only spent a week with my new Sony and my opinion may change but due to the lack of reviews here are my first impressions: This is a very capable receiver, nicely built with a useful and easy to understand remote. I, like most people reading this, was looking for a second receiver to put in my den to listen to cd's, mp3, and internet radio. My main Home Theater Receiver is a Denon. The Sony has a nice full sound and is easy to adjust to your liking. There are bass and treble controls on the remote, a plus for me. So far I am happy with the sound but I can tell something is lacking, a depth or warmth, whatever you want to call it, I imagine the Onkyo 8255 has what I really want but at 50 less watts per channel and $50.00 more in price. To be honest I don't know if the trade off is worth it but for those of you who have been trying to decide which one to buy I made my decision to try the less expensive new model from Sony first, then after a week or two if I am not sold, I'll probably return it and buy the Onkyo. I will say that the 96db s/n ratio is better than some alternatives like the Teac and Sherwood. If you've been looking for receivers in this price range you know there isn't a huge variety so with that in mind I would recommend this receiver over any other similar priced model with the Onkyo being the exception. The Sony has a nice full sound, the tuner works great, it has a sleep timer and a nice quality feel, that counts for something. Sound being subjective, I think I am a little spoiled by my Denon but this Sony does sound better then the Yamaha it replaced. REVIEW UPDATE:
Now that I have gotten to know this receiver inside and out and have spent over a month listening to various kinds of music through my polk Monitor 30 speakers, I can say that this Sony receiver is very well built and has a good clean sound, it was a bit harsh at first but now that it is being used daily I really enjoy the sound coming through the speakers. The remote is very nice and the buttons are laid out in a way that I can easily use the remote without looking at it. Music is very clear, full of bass and treble and a bit of the warmth of my Denon, something that I was hoping would happen as I first wrote that it lacked "warmth". For the money you can't go wrong, everything I play sounds very good and there is no distortion even when turningthe volume up considerably loud. If you are on the fence about this, do what i did, buy it and try it out and if you don't think it is worth the price you can always return it, that's the great thing about Amazon, no hassles!! Anyway, I highly recommend the Sony STR-DH100.
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Initial post: Nov 23, 2009 3:42:28 PM PST
Is this product compatible with an iPod accessory? Further, does it have an Aux input capability?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2009 1:28:40 PM PST
;patato says:
I don't own one but I'm sure it would have RCA inputs; you can do what i do an use a 3.5 headphone jack to R-L RCA input cord and use your ipod through this. works well

Posted on Jan 14, 2011 1:52:18 AM PST
MGcardriver says:
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Posted on Mar 27, 2011 5:52:27 PM PDT
D. Orsini says:
I keep hearing that depth or warmth is missing from reviews of varios receivers and microsystems. I have to ask if it occurs when listening to MP3 or Ipods. I compared music I downloaded to my Ipod from my factory made cd. The cd sounded better, I think because of the file compression. I wonder if other listeners notice the same thing.

Posted on Mar 27, 2011 5:52:29 PM PDT
D. Orsini says:
I keep hearing that depth or warmth is missing from reviews of varios receivers and microsystems. I have to ask if it occurs when listening to MP3 or Ipods. I compared music I downloaded to my Ipod from my factory made cd. The cd sounded better, I think because of the file compression. I wonder if other listeners notice the same thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2011 7:02:34 PM PST
According to CNET's website, this is what this receiver has:

1xHeadphones-Front,
1xDigital Media Port-Rear,
2xAudio line-out(RCA phono x 2)-Rear,
5xAudio line-in(RCA phono x 2)-Rear,
1xAM antenna-Rear,
1xFM antenna-Rear,
4xSpeakers output-Rear

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 9:00:22 PM PST
This sounds like the thing I need to hook up a pair of speakers to both my television/dvd entertainment area and my computer as well. I want to be able to listen to my mp3 playlists from my computer in another room.

I was trying to decide between this and the Sherman for $94.

Any advice? What speakers should I get? I can't afford the Polk Monitor 30s.

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 5:27:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 22, 2012 5:40:02 PM PST
DeepBlueSea says:
For anyone who is interested in more details for this product, I found the Operating Instructions PDF file at:

http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/pdf/STR-DH100_OM.pdf

[You have to have a PDF file reader installed to view this file.]

Posted on Jan 26, 2012 3:03:55 PM PST
Bruce Lyall says:
is this good for a grace internet radio

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 9:12:38 PM PST
will this work well to listen to my vinyls with these speakers, Sony SS-F6000 Floorstanding 4-Way Speakers. just wondering if this set up will work together
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