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A/V Surround Receiver
AVR-985
The AVR-985 is Denon's latest addition of versatile A/V Receivers, which incorporate all
current surround formats and enhanced installation flexibility, all with great
simplicity of setup and operation.
■ DENON's Latest Surround Technology Faithfully Recreates
■ Auto Setup and Auto Room EQ Function with Microphone
the Surround Sound Produced at the Dubbing Stage.
• Finest DSP employed for faster processing better sound quality
AVR-985 features latest generation 32bit floating point DSP to decode all
current surround formats, 96kHz signals and also to process room equalization.
This DSP's processing power allows even the analogue input signals in all
surround modes to be handled at 96kHz, which undoubtedly assures
never-before-experienced high quality.
The AVR-985 is equipped with an Auto Setup and Room
Equalization function, to achieve the most ideal sound
field for your room. With the accompanying microphone
placed at your listening position, the powerful new
32bit floating point DSP automatically and accurately
analyzes, adjusts and sets the speaker configurations of
your system. Also, the AVR-985 analyzes and adjusts the frequency response
of the speakers to the room with an 8 band parametric equalizer. The microphone (DM-S305) is a especially designed, high performance unit with a
heavy duty base to suppress vibrations for accurate analyzing.
• Various Decoding
DTS 96/24 Decoding for DVD-Video/ DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 and Matrix 6.1
DTS NEO:6/ Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby ProLogic IIx
• Fully Discrete, Equal Power Seven Amplifier Channels, 100 Watts Each
Front ..................... 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.05% THD)
Center................... 100 W
(8 ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.05% THD)
Surround............... 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.05% THD)
Surround Back ..... 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.05% THD)
The AVR-985 features an equal power 7-channel amplifier section, with
identical amplifier design and high current discrete output devices on all 7
channels. Each of the 7 amplifier channels is rated at 100 watts, into 8 ohms,
from 20 Hz - 20 kHz with no more than 0.05% THD.
■ Component Video Conversion
• Up Conversion
This video conversion technology lets you enjoy the highest picture quality from
all video sources connected to the AVR-985. Since composite and S-video signals are converted up to component video signals and output to the monitor, this
allows you to connect all your video sources to a monitor using only one
cable.
• Down Conversion from S-Video to Composite
• 3 Sets of Component Video Inputs
The AVR-985 is equipped with 3 sets of assignable, component video inputs
and 1set of monitor outputs with on screen display.
• High Definition Quality Video Switching
The high-performance relay that is used to switch component video signals,
features an extended bandwidth range up to 100 MHz.
• Room EQ Memory
The AVR-985 provides for a maximum of 4 equalizing curves called “normal”,
“front”, “flat” and “manual” to be stored into memory. Normal, front and flat are
automatically memorized during the 'Auto Room EQ' Setup, allowing you easy
selection of your favorite EQ curve without having to run 'Auto Setup' again.
• Assignable Room EQ
The AVR-985 permits assigning of an EQ curve for each surround mode
as well as selecting the EQ to be 'On' or 'Off' for the Direct/Pure Direct modes.
■ Support for Multi Zone Configurations
• ZONE2 audio capability
The AVR-985 provides a Multi Zone Output function and a Select function
that let you output different sources to multiple zones. Sources can be selected
for output to an additional zone, in addition to the main room. Multi-room
Zone 2 can have variable pre-amp output along with composite video feed.
• ZONE2 composite video output capability
• Powered Zone2
The AVR-985’s Power Amplifier Assign function lets you assign the 2
Surround Back (SB L/R) amplifier channels when the system is not configured
for 7.1, to instead drive the Multi-room Zone 2 speakers, with 100 Watts per
channel output power, while still providing 5 discrete amplifier channels to
drive all speakers in a 5.1 configured home theater room.
• RS232C Control Port to support an AMX, Crestron integrated control system
• +12 V Trigger Output x 2 (Assignable)
• Remote In/Out Ports
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■ Features That Enhance Operating Ease
• Auto Surround
The AVR-985 can automatically store the surround mode for any of three
inputs signals: (1)Analog and PCM 2 channel, (2)Bit stream 2-channel
(DolbyDigital, DTS) and (3)Bit stream multi-channel.If the type of input signal
changes, the most appropriate surround mode is automatically selected for
the signal.
• New Front Panel Design with Larger Display
Larger display area is now capable of displaying a broad range of information
including character icons for an intuitive recognition of input signal channels
and output speaker channels.
• Audio Delay Function
The Audio Delay function corrects slight lags between sound and picture that
can occur when a video signal is processed,such as in a Progressive Scan
DVD player or outboard video processor.
• Adjustable Cross-Over Switching
The AVR-985 supports subwoofer cross-over switching with a choice of 8
cross-over frequencies: 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 200 and 250 Hz. This lets
you more accurately match the performance characteristics of the subwoofer
to the main speaker system.
• A/B switching between front speakers
• Pre-programmed remote controller with learning feature
■ Designed for high sound quality
• Pure Direct and AL24 Processing
DENON's Pure Direct mode was designed for those who want the ultimate in
sonic quality from their audio sources. Depending on input signal type, Pure
Direct will turn off any unneeded circuitry of the AVR-985.
• When listening to PCM based sources, DENON's waveform technology
AL24 Processing brings out all the delicate nuances of the source material.
• Hefty Power Transformer for Stable Supply of Power
A huge power transformer has been connected in the power section where it
is combined with a rectifier diode and an oversized block capacitor to ensure a
large, stable supply of electrical current. Accordingly, this design allows the
AVR-985 to achieve high output power of 100 W for each of the 7 channels.
• Variable Gain Volume
S/N in the usable area has been improved. Finer adjustments are also possible in 0.5 dB steps across the extended range of –80 dB to +18 dB.
• Block Capacitor
A large-capacity block capacitor was developed for the AVR-985 to ensure a
rock stable supply of power.
• Detachable AC Power Cord
■ Frequency Synthesis Tuning
• 56-Station AM/FM Random Preset Memory Tuning
• Auto Preset Memory
Front panel with cap for front A/V input (Silver version is available)
AVR-985
■ Input/Output Terminals For Every A/V System
• Audio Inputs
11 Sets Analog Input ...................... PHONO, CD, (TUNER), DVD, VDP,TV,
DBS, VCR-1, VCR-2, V.AUX(FRONT),
CDR/TAPE
1 Set 8-ch Analog EXT. Input.......... FRONT L/R, CENTER,
SURROUND L/R, SURROUND BACK L/R,
SUBWOOFER
5 Sets Digital (Optical) Input .......... OPTICAL x 5(FRONT x 1) (Assignable)
2 Set Digital (Coaxial) Input ........... COAXIAL x 2 (Assignable)
• Audio Outputs
8 Sets Analog PRE Output ............. FRONT L/R, CENTER,
SURROUND L/R, SURROUND BACK L/R,
SUBWOOFER
3 Sets Analog REC Output ............ VCR-1, VCR-2, CDR/TAPE
1 Set Analog Multi Zone PRE Output ... ZONE2 L/R
2 Set Digital (Optical) Output ......... OPTICAL x 2
• Video Inputs
3 Sets Component Video Input ...... VIDEO-1, VIDEO-2, VIDEO-3
7 Sets S-Video Input ...................... DVD, VDP, TV, DBS, VCR-1,
VCR-2, V.AUX(FRONT)
7 Sets Composite Input .................. DVD, VDP, TV, DBS, VCR-1,
VCR-2, V.AUX(FRONT)
• Video Outputs
1 Set Component Video Output ..... MONITOR
3 Sets S-Video Output ................... VCR-1, VCR-2, MONITOR
3 Sets Composite Output ............... VCR-1, VCR-2, MONITOR
1 Multi Zone Composite Video output ... ZONE2 VIDEO x 1
Specifications
■ Power Amplifier Section
Rated output
*THD figures are power amp stage values.
Front............................................. 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05 % THD)
135 W + 135 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7 % THD)
Center.......................................... 100 W
(8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05 % THD)
135 W
(6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7 % THD)
Surround ..................................... 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05 % THD)
135 W + 135 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7 % THD)
Surround Back........................... 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05 % THD)
135 W + 135 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7 % THD)
■ Preamplifier Section
Analog
Input sensitivity / imepdance .................. 200mV/47kohms
Frequency response .............................. 10Hz-100kHz(+0,-3dB direct mode)
S/N ........................................................ 102dB(direct mode)
Rated output .......................................... 1.2V
Digital
D/A output ............................................. 2.0V
Phono
Input sensitivity / impedance .................. 2.5mV
RIAA deviation ...................................... +/-1dB(20Hz to 20kHz)
Rated output .......................................... 150mV
■ Video Section
Frequency response
Composite video/S-video ...................... 5Hz-10MHz(+0,-3dB)
Component video .................................. DC-100MHz(+0,-3dB)
■ FM Section
Tuning frequency range ..................... 87.5 - 107.9 MHz
Usable sensitivity ............................... 1.0 µV (11.2 dBf)
■ AM Section
Tuning frequency range ..................... 520 - 1710 kHz
Usable sensitivity ............................... 18 µV
■ General
Power supply ......................................... AC120V, 60Hz
Power consumption................................ 5.6A (1W max at standby mode)
Dimensions ........................................... 434 (W) x 171 (H) x 429 (D) mm
17.1'' (W) x 6.7'' (H) x 16.9'' (D)
Weight ................................................... 13.5kg (29lbs 12oz)
(*1) Note on Movie mode:
On DENON A/V receivers, this Movie mode is displayed as "MODE CINEMA".
*Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*“Dolby”, “Dolby Digital-EX”, “Pro Logic IIx”, and the double-D device are registered trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
*“DTS”, “DTS-ES ES” and “Neo:6” are trademarks of Digital Theater System, Inc.
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