Sony STRDH130 2 Channel Stereo Receiver
This very basic stereo receiver offers excellent sound quality for around $150. The Sony STR-DH130 might be bare-bones, but its combined 270 watts across two channels offers plenty of power. For those who don't want to spend a lot of money on a complicated stereo receiver, the STR-DH130 offers true plug-and-play capability - without all the features and settings to set up. An auto standby feature allows the receiver to fade into the background when not in use.
This receiver features speaker A/B switching, and has good basic connectivity with five analog audio inputs, two audio outputs, and a single audio mini jack for smartphones. Overall, the Sony STR-DH130 delivers excellent sound quality in an affordable and user-friendly package.