Denon 990 Stereo System User Manual

New model information
AV Surround Receiver
With an elegantly styled cosmetic design and sophisticated
features, the new AVR-990 7.1 channel A/V Surround Receiver features
a single cable HDMI connection to your TV, Network Audio and Photo Streaming
and an advanced GUI interface for easy setup and control.
The AVR-990 features Denon's newly designed Graphical User Interface with overlay via the HDMI connection,
along with the latest Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoding that provides front channel height effects, analog-to-HDMI video conversion and
upscaling that converts SD sources to HD and 24-bit 192-kHz high resolution audio DACs.
Key Features
• HDMI full compatibility
-5 × HDMI inputs
-HDMI one cable connection to your HDTV
• Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoders
• Denon’s high picture quality circuitry
• Video digital noise reduction, to optimize picture quality for both SD and HD content
• Bi-amp capability
-Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD master audio decoders
-Graphical User Interface
• 7ch Discrete Mono Amp Construction
• Clock Jitter Reducer available for all digital inputs
• High bit i/p converter and scaler up to 1080p featuring Anchor Bay VRS processing
-Multi-cadence detection for SD and HD video signals
-Digital noise reduction and enhancer
• Network capability
Connectivity & Future-ready Expandability
• Internet Radio and Network audio/photo streaming from PC/MAC, server
• Mass storage support USB for audio and photo playback (MTP compatible)
• HD Radio
• Sirius satellite radio ready
• 2 source / 2 zone capability
• Power amplifier assign for zone 2
-Internet Radio and network audio/photo streaming from PC/MAC, server
-Napster and Rhapsody online support
-‘Party Mode’
• On-Board GUI via HDMI output (up to 1080p)
• Audyssey Dynamic Volume, for real-time volume adjustment
• Audyssey Dynamic EQ selects the correct frequency response and
surround volume levels on a moment by moment basis
• Audyssey MultEQ Auto setup and Room EQ room acoustic correction system
• 2-line fluorescent display on front panel
• Sleep timer function
• Three Quick Select Buttons
• Pre-memory remote control unit
-Web control
• Dolby Pro Logic IIz
State-of-the-art Denon Solutions for Maximizing Content Quality
• Identical quality and power for all 7 channels, 120 W x 7ch
• Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit, D.D.S.C.-HD
-Latest high speed 32-bit floating point high precision DSP processor
-AL24 Plus processing, to dramatically enhance the music listening experience (L/R channels)
-Differential D/A Converters
• Stable power supply for high quality sound and picture playback
• Compressed Audio Restorer to enhance digital music files
• Remote Installer Access via DPMS
• PC setup via Ethernet (Web control)
State-of-the-art Denon Solutions for
Maximizing Content Quality
• Anchor Bay VRS analog to HDMI up-conversion,
I/P converter and scaler on HDMI to HDMI
Dolby Pro Logic IIz provides enhanced spaciousness, depth and
dimension to movies, concert video and video game playback
while maintaining the full integrity of the source mix.
Analog video input signals (composite, S-video, component) are
converted to digital video signals and transmitted to the HDMI
output port. Digital video signals are sent to HDMI output even
when multiple HDMI devices such as a video camera or a game
console are connected to the AVR-990. One HDMI cable is all
that’s needed to connect the AVR-990 to a TV (monitor).
• Minimum Signal Path
for clear audio and video signal
• 7ch Discrete Mono Amp Construction
• Compressed Audio Restorer
to enhance digital music files
New construction design (discrete amp construction for each
channel) is adopted for more precise sound reproduction.
• Direct Mechanical Ground Construction, embodying concepts for thorough vibration resistance
• Digital / analog separate transformer windings
particular source being heard without sacrificing dynamic range.
The AVR-990 is also equipped with Audyssey MultEQ which
measures the acoustic characteristics of the room to obtain the
optimum acoustic effects, and Dynamic EQ which reproduces
the high and low range with the optimum acoustic effect during
low volume levels. Dynamic Volume combines these two functions to achieve maximum performance.
• MultEQ Auto setup and Room EQ
-Tower type microphone for more accurate measuring
-Up to six measurement points
-High level resolution filters for satellite speakers and also
• Auto surround mode
• Pure Direct function
• Clock Jitter Reducer available for all digital inputs
The Clock Jitter Reducer thoroughly suppresses fluctuations on
the clock waveform to remove distortion from the digital audio
Connectivity & Future-ready Expandability
signal and minimize adverse influences on sound quality.
The ‘Party Mode’ allow you to supply same music (iPod /
Internet Radio / PC music / NAS) up to five rooms including
its local music system at the same time among Denon ‘Party
• High-bit I/P Converter and Scaler up to 1080p
The AVR-990 uses a high-performance Anchor Bay VRS video
up-scaler to convert SD (standard definition) video material to
HD (high definition) quality. This means that the 480i/480p (SD
quality) video signals of DVD programs and other material are
converted to the high quality 1080p signal of HD video, and
output to the HDMI port. The fuzziness in the details of SD
video is removed to produce a clearer picture. Now you can
enjoy not only your DVDs but also your VCR tapes and games
with much greater clarity and detail.
• Audio level memory, capable of correcting
different signal levels for each input device
• Party Mode
• Variable subwoofer crossover switching
• Supports HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Mode’ compliant products on the network.
• Audio/video playback and control
for iPod with optional dock (ASD-11R)
• AMX, Crestron third par ty IP control suppor t
with RS-232C port
• HD Radio built-in - with HD Radio AM sounds like FM
and FM sounds like CD
• 150mA Trigger output
• IR Remote in/out ports
• On-Board GUI via HDMI output (up to 1080p)
• Support for new surround extensions
The power amplifier channels can be assignd to allow different
configurations including PLIIz front height effects, SBR/SBL, etc.
The AVR-990 is equipped with an easy-to-view Graphical User
Interface (GUI) featuring visual menu displays. These menu
displays can also be output to the monitor over HDMI.
-Dolby Pro Logic IIz processing
Dolby Pro Logic IIz introduces a new dimension to home
theater entertainment through the addition of a pair of front
height channels. Compatible with stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 content,
• Audyssey Dynamic Volume, for real-time volume
Audyssey Dynamic Volume constantly monitors the sound
sources and adjusts the volume to the optimum level for the
Composite (Video)
Analog Audio (Tuner included)
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Main Specifications
Power amplifier section
Preamplifier section
Rated output
*THD figures are power amp stage values.
Front L/R
120 W + 120 W
(8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.05 %)
160 W + 160 W
(6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.7%)
Surround L/R
Surround Back L/R
120 W
(8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.05 %)
160 W
(6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.7%)
Analog EXT. Input
Digital Optical
Digital Coaxial
HDMI Monitor
Input sensitivity/impedance
2.5 mV
200 mV / 12 kohms
Audio inputs
(except for EXT. IN (SW, S, SB), CD, PHONO, V. AUX)
200 mV / 47 kohms
Output level/Load impedance
Audio outputs
1.2 V
Component Monitor
S-Video Monitor
Composite Monitor
Audio Preout (Zone2 / 7.1ch)
FM section
Tuning frequency range 87.5 - 107.9 MHz
1.5 μV (14.8 dBf)
Usable sensitivity
Digital Optical
120 W + 120 W
(8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.05 %)
160 W + 160 W
(6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.7%)
AM section
Tuning frequency range 530 - 1710 kHz
20 μV
Usable sensitivity
120 W + 120 W
(8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.05 %)
160 W + 160 W
(6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.7%)
Power supply
Power consumption
Dimensions (W x H x D)
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
7.0 A (Standby 0.1 W)
17-3/32" x 6-47/64" x 16-19/64"
434 x 171 x 414 mm
28 lbs 7 oz
12.9 kg
Composite (Zone2)
Analog Audio REC
Microphone Port
Dock Control Port
FM Tuner Antenna
AM Tuner Antenna
Sirius connector
Remote Control In/Out
In 1 / Out 1
DC12V 150mA MAX. trigger out
*Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
*DTS is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD and
DTS-HD Master Audio are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
*HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
*NSV is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc.
*Audyssey MultEQ® is a registered trademark of Audyssey Laboratories.
Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ is a trademark of Audyssey Laboratories.
Audyssey Dynamic Volume™ is a trademark of Audyssey Laboratories.
*HD Radio TM Technology Manufactured Under License From iBiquity
Digital Corporation. iBiquity Digital, the HD Radio logo, and the HD logo
are registered trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation. HD RadioTM is a
trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation. U.S. and Foreign Patents.
*Microsoft, Windows Media, Windows Vista, and Windows are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
*iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
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