Sherwood RX-4109 Stereo Receiver

Brand:| Model: RX-4109
Unlike the budget stereo receivers now flooding the entry-level price points at dealers across the country, the Sherwood RX-4109 is designed and built in-house with the same quality and attention to detail Sherwood has been bringing to their audio gear for the last 50 years.
  • 2 x 100 watts into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz, THD 0.8%)
  • Switching for two pairs of speakers
  • Three Low level inputs and one phono input
  • AM/FM tuner with 30 station presets
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Weight: 19.8 lbs.  
List Price$179.00
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Part # 252-230
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Sherwood RX-4109 Stereo Receiver

Unlike the budget stereo receivers now flooding the entry-level price points at dealers across the country, the Sherwood RX-4109 is designed and built in-house with the same quality and attention to detail Sherwood has been bringing to their audio gear for the last 50 years. With 100 watts RMS per channel, a phono section, binding posts, a versatile remote control, and switching for two pairs of loudspeakers, the only thing about this receiver that suggests the word "budget" is the modest cost.

Specifications: • Power output: 100 watts x 2 (8 ohms, 0.8% THD, 20 Hz-20 kHz) • Totally Discrete Amplifiers for all channels (TDAS) • Heavy duty binding posts • Switching for two pairs of loudspeakers (in parallel) • Phono section • Bass and treble tone controls • 43 key remote control • AM and FM stereo with 4-gang FM front end and 30 station presets • Five audio inputs (including tuner) • Sleep timer • Digital encoder volume control • Large fluorescent display with system illumination • Headphone jack • Dimensions: 17-3/8" W x 5" H x 13" D.

Product Specifications
  • Power Output Per Channel100 Watts
  • Receiver Type2 Channel Stereo
Sherwood RX-4109 Stereo Receiver
  • BrandSherwood
  • ModelRX-4109
  • Part Number252-230
  • UPC093279828758
  • Product CategoryHome Theater Receivers & Stereo Receivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (6 Reviews)
  • Weight19.8 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Sherwood RX-4109 Stereo Receiver
Sherwood RX-4109 Stereo Receiver is rated 3.8333 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sherwood RX-4109 Stereo ReceiverSound quality is ok but wish it had more features for my home audio entertainment system. Very simple to connect to existing devices. It lacks surround sound and bluetooth. Limited inputs/outputs. My previous system was a horrible receiver but it had better sound and many bells and whistles that this lacks for half the price.
Date published: 2014-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Value for the MoneyI bought this receiver to use as a spare AM/FM Stereo Tuner and also for using it as an integrated amplifier. The manufacturer Specifications state “…AM and FM stereo with 4-gang FM front end…” This is both inaccurate and very misleading. I expected that the 4109 would have something like a conventional analog tuner with a 4 gang tuning capacitor. What it does have is an AM/FM modular tuner in a very small shielded enclosure measuring what I estimate to be about 3 in long by 1 5/8 in W by 5/8 in H. The entire AM/FM radio is based on a single AM/FM Stereo Tuner IC which performs all of the front end AM and FM RF functions and even does the mpx stereo decoding of the stereo sub-band. It accomplishes all tuning using a few varactor diodes (variable capacitance). In other words, it is electronically tuned. It has no mechanical tuning and definitely doesn’t have the 4 gang FM front end as Sherwood claims.This was a large disappointment to me and while the AM and FM tuner performance is acceptable, it is not up to the performance of more expensive receivers or tuners. The tuner performance is more like what you would get from a mid-priced clock radio.Aside from my disappointment with the tuner, I will say that the 4109 is very well built for this price point. After I get more time with the 4109 I’ll post another review on its audio performance and other features and functionality.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from its a good buyi got this 20lb beast powering 4 GRS 8PR-8 8" Poly Cone Rubber Surround Woofers (i also reviewed) and this thing has MORE than enough power.pros:A and B chanelshigh bass outputprotection circuitscons:FM atenna plug likes to shut offcant really use A+B channel at oncegets hotlikes to ramdomly shut off
Date published: 2013-08-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from DisappointedUpon setup, the FM didnt function. Traced problem to antenna input socket. Removed cover, found intermittent contact with signal wire board - resoldered it.I dont like the sound. Its without depth in spite of my adding base. I tried 3 sources; FM/AM, CD output from my computer audio board, interface with my digital TV audio out, and interface with a Teac analog cassette deck. Played it through 2 Polk 3-way Monitors and the headset. Listened to some Jazz and some of Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. I was not pleased from any source.I listen at low gain - not much more than 8-10 watts. I need all the information at that level. But there's not too much below about 40% gain - too loud. I didnt expect much for the price. After all, a stereo amplifier is a very simple electronic network. But the overall sound is un-natural at low listening levels, nothing in the middle. little on the bottom. I guess its OK pedal to the metal - I didnt try it there.I gave it to my Grandson. I'll likely never buy another.Went back to my old Fischer 25 watt - just gorgeous !!
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ReceiverDoes it all, even phono for the old folks.This review text is too short.....what elseto say about this receiver?It's good, it's great, buy it.
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Receiver... Great PriceThe Sherwood RX-4109 is rated as follows: 100W x 2 into 8ΩRX-4109… power test results (RMS): 108W x 2 into 8 Ω (61% efficiency)RX-4109… [Headphone] power test results (RMS): 624mW x 2 into 600Ω, 130mW x 2 into 32ΩPower tests were performed at 1kHz, unclipped sine, resistive load with both channels driven equally.The RX-4109 has a treble and bass equalizer (Tone = “CNTRL”… EQ is disabled when Tone = “DIRECT”)… test results: -9.6dB to +9.6dB @ 10kHz [treble… rated at +/-10dB @ 10kHz], -9.7dB to +9.9dB @ 100Hz [bass, rated at +/-10dB @ 100Hz]The tested CD / TAPE / AUX gain at maximum volume (63 = “MAX”) is +43dB with a resultant sensitivity of 200mV (100WRMS into 8Ω).The tested PHONO gain at maximum volume (63 = “MAX”) is +80dB with a resultant sensitivity of 2.75mV (100WRMS into 8Ω).The TAPE & AUX outputs are pass thru from selected source and are not affected by volume control or the treble / bass equalizer.Comments:As can be seen, the Sherwood RX-4109 is as advertised in regards to power, equalizer and gain / sensitivity. Overall, this is a very good unit. It has a clean sound and a nice remote control. The display can be dimmed or even turned off if you prefer.“A” & “B” speakers do not automatically mute or disconnect when headphones are connected (for the headphones to operate properly, you must turn off the “A” & “B” speaker outputs).“A” & “B” speakers become parallel outputs when “A+B” is selected… for example, if you have a 16Ω speaker connected to RCH-A and a 16Ω speaker connected to RCH-B and select “A+B”, the RX-4109 RCH will see an 8Ω load. Remember, the output is rated for a minimum load impedance of 8Ω per channel.The only negative is that I would have preferred that the RX-4109 had a subwoofer output (RCA output for use with a powered subwoofer). There are other Sherwood units that have this feature (i.e. RX-4503, #252-228), but not the RX-4109.The Sherwood RX-4109 has a good instruction manual (a lot of information… easy to follow).
Date published: 2012-04-04

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Sherwood RX-4109 Stereo Receiver

What I need here is the remote control. What can be done here or where can I bought another one?

Asked by: rey59pr
Unfortunately we do not have remotes for these separately. You will have to contact Sherwood directly for a possible replacement.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-04

My receiver no longer "remembers" the presets after turning off the power. My power supply is photovoltaic, so the unit is 100% off when the power strip is off. Is there an internal battery that may be either worn out, or not getting enough charging?

Asked by: Farfar
There may be such a battery, I would recommend contacting Sherwood directly for a little better help with this. If you can get a model number for the battery we may have one that will replace it.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-08

My  Sherwood RX-4109 cuts off when i cut it on? what do you suggest?

Asked by: bobbybookwalter
If the receiver shuts off or goes into protection as soon as it is turned on you will want to double check for speaker wire shorts in the connections on the back or at the speakers. If you disconnect the speakers and it still does this you may have a defective receiver and will have to contact our tech support.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-07

What is the recommended gauge speaker wire to use?

Asked by: thedeucesir
Wire gauge depends on power output and length. for anything less than 50 feet you will not need anything larger than 16 gauge. If it is longer than 50 feet, 14 will be fine.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-09

I have a problem with getting reception on the fm side. I have tried many different antennas and cannot get any local channels. Any suggestions?

Asked by: Thumb
Getting a good FM signal is very location specific, both geographically and where the receiver/antenna is located. The higher you can get an antenna the better. If you are located underground or in a steel building an outdoor or powered antenna will be your best options.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-13

Will this 8 ohm amp be ok to run Monitor Audio Silver 8 speakers which are rated at 4 ohm?? 

Asked by: Harlz8
Unfortunately no, this amplifier will not safely drive any load less than 8 ohms.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-30

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