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Sherwood Stereo Receiver (RX-4105)

post #1 of 11
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Anyone have experience with this 2 channel receiver? Any input will be appreciated!
post #2 of 11
Yep I had one for a while. Radio Shack has the RX-4109 which has binding post connections instead of spring-clip. It's a pretty simple receiver, no video capability, no subwoofer output or test tone or anything like that. If you just want something for a few 2ch sources it's a decent choice though.
post #3 of 11
IMO Sherwood is junk, sorta on the same playing field as the stuff at Radio Shack.
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Originally Posted by jvgillow View Post

Yep I had one for a while. Radio Shack has the RX-4109 which has binding post connections instead of spring-clip. It's a pretty simple receiver, no video capability, no subwoofer output or test tone or anything like that. If you just want something for a few 2ch sources it's a decent choice though.


I have the 4105 in my bedroom and it is a very capable quality unit at a great price. Had it for about four years and never a problem. The 4109 has 5 watts per channel more but I didn't know they changed to binding posts. I like the spring clips better myself although my Pioneer 6.1 has the binding posts as well.

Nothing wrong with Radio Shack stuff either and I think the poster asked for
personal experience with this unit ? There you go.
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Nothing wrong with Radio Shack stuff either and I think the poster asked for
personal experience with this unit ? There you go.

I have personally never been pleased with anything I have purchased from Radio Shack.
post #6 of 11
Tons of people here swear by the Radio Shack SPL meter.
post #7 of 11
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IMO Sherwood is junk, sorta on the same playing field as the stuff at Radio Shack.

Not to divert the topic, but I wonder how many receivers are produced by Sherwood and badged with a different name.

To quote their 'About Us ' site:

"Breaking Sound Barriers Ever Since
Today the company's leadership continues. Not only is the Sherwood brand synonymous with high performance audio worldwide, but it is an industry secret that Sherwood is the actual manufacturer of nearly one-third of the world's high performance receivers. Many of the products we build are available with brand names which may be better known than our own. But none are built with the same sense of pride as those that bear our own name, nor are any better built or better engineered than those that bear our Newcastle badge. Newcastle is the best we build for anyone."

-pat
post #8 of 11
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4109 has 5 watts per channel more but I didn't know they changed to binding posts.

Don't forget that the 4109 has a phono pre-amp that the 4105 doesn't.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by ematcion View Post

Don't forget that the 4109 has a phono pre-amp that the 4105 doesn't.


Pre amp I get, what is the phono part ?
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Originally Posted by Jetmeck View Post

Pre amp I get, what is the phono part ?

Since a turntable's output is very low, a phono pre-amp is required in order to amplify its signal. You can buy a pre-amp, but if it doesn't have a phono pre-amp, then you're out-of-luck. Sometimes a phono pre-amp is called a pre- pre-amp.

There're many receivers, stereo or multi-channel, that have a phono pre-amp build in. The Sherwood is an exception.
post #11 of 11
I didn't know there was a difference. Thx for the info.
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