The new AVR-990 is a technological tour de force, designed for consumers wanting to network their AV system. Ethernet connectivity opens up your AV system to host of exciting capabilities like audio and jpeg photo streaming and Internet radio. Additionally, subscription music services like Rhapsody and Napster are supported. The AVR990 packs a punch with 7-channels of onboard amplification producing 840-watts of total power (120 per channel). The amplifiers can be assigned for 7.1 channel surround sound, or a 5.1 channel system in the “main” room and power a pair of speakers in a second “zone”. This only scratches the surface of the AVR990 Multi-zone (2) / multi-source (2) capability. Enhanced power amp assign features, second and third zone programming feature allow the AVR990 to be the hub of a sophisticated whole house system. For video connectivity, the AVR990 is equipped with 1080p compatible HDMI 1.3a Repeating technology, delivering both audio and video to your HDTV with single HDMI cable. This HDMI connectivity supports the latest generation surround sound formats available on Blu-ray disc, including Dolby TrueHD and DD+, dts-HD and dts-HR. Also included is Dolby Laboratories new Pro Logic IIz Matrix decoding featuring front height effects channels that expands front soundstage. The AVR990 boasts a number of Audyssey technologies. Advanced Audyssey MultEQ analyzes a speaker systems interaction with room acoustics, and then delivers custom tailored correction processing to optimize clarity and tonal balance throughout the listening space. Audyssey Dynamic Volume is an automatic volume-leveling system that tracks audio dynamics to eliminate the irritating volume swings between TV shows and commercials.
From the Manufacturer
From the Manufacturer
The Denon AVR990 7.1-Channel Multi-Zone Home Theater Receiver with Networking Capability and 1080p HDMI Connectivity – Features Single Cable HDMI Connectivity
With an elegantly styled cosmetic design and sophisticated features, the 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 feature's 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.
Clock Jitter Reducer Available for All Digital Inputs
Analog and digital video sources are upconverted
via Anchor Bay VRS processing to HD quality
The Clock Jitter Reducer thoroughly suppresses fluctuations on the clock waveform to remove distortion from the digital audio signal and minimize adverse influences on sound quality.
High-Bit I/P Converter and Scaler Up to 1080p
Operate the on-screen display
with the remote control unit
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 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 clear picture. Now you can enjoy not only your DVDs but also your VCR tapes and games with much greater clarity and detail. 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 or 7.1 content, 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. (Dolby Pro Logic IIz playback requires a separate 2-channel amplifier.)
Audyssey Dynamic Volume for Real-Time Volume Adjustment
Audyssey Dynamic Volume constantly
monitors the sound source
Audyssey Dynamic Volume constantly monitors the sound sources and adjusts the volume to the optimum level for the particular source being heard without sacrificing dynamic range. The AVR-990 is also equipped with Audyssey MultiEQ which measures the acoustic characteristics of the room to obtain the optimum acoustic effects, and Dynamic ED 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. Minimum Signal Path for Clear Audio and Video Signal
The "simple and straight" design concept has been thoroughly implemented in the signal paths to contribute to immaculately clean audio and video playback. Signal paths are as short as possibly to keep signal degradation in the audio and the video circuitry to an absolute minimum. Direct Mechanical Ground Construction
Vibration-resistant construction has been reviewed to thoroughly suppress the adverse influence of vibration on sound quality. The power transformers, a source of vibration, have been securely mounted on the highly rigid bottom chassis. Direct mounting of cast-iron feet to the radiator in near proximity to each other serves to suppress mutual vibration with the power transformers and other sources of vibration. Connectivity & Future Ready Expandability
The "Party Mode" allows users to supply the same music (iPod, Internet Radios, PC music, Network Audio Streaming) to up to five rooms, including its local music system, at the same time. There is audio and video playback and control for the iPod with the optional dock (ASD-11R). HD Radio is built in. HD Radio AM sounds like FM Radio while FM Radio sounds like CDs in quality and resonance.
Choose a Denon A/V Receiver that is Right for You Home Theater System
Denon offers several models of A/V home theater receiver systems, from the entry-level AVR-590 5.1-channel A/V surround receiver to the advanced AVR-990 model 7.1-channel A/V surround receiver. Each A/V receiver has different qualities so you can choose the one that is right for your home and the sound you want. Here's a quick breakdown of the Denon A/V receiver systems.
| || The Denon AVR-590 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver with 1080p HDMI Connectivity. The AVR-590 is a 5.1-channel A/V surround receiver that includes Dolby’s new Pro Logic IIz decoding. 75 watts per channel x 5 channels. Analog video to HDMI conversion, with 1080p 24Hz/60Hz HDMI pass-through. Audyssey MultEQ automatic room acoustic measuring and correction system. iPod/iPhone compatible via optional Denon iPod/iPhone dock. 3 HDMI inputs, 2 component inputs. |
| || The Denon AVR-790 7.1-Channel Multi-Zone Home Theater Receiver with 1080p HDMI Connectivity. The AVR-790is a 7.1-channel A/V surround receiver that includes Dolby’s new Pro Logic IIz decoding. 90 watts per channel x 7 channels. Anchor Bay VRS advanced analog and digital video upconversion and deinterlacing with 1080p 24Hz/60Hz pass-through. Audyssey MultEQ automatic room acoustic measuring and correction system. Sirius satellite ready. 4 HDMI inputs, 2 component inputs. |
| || The Denon AVR-890 7.1-Channel Multi-Zone Home Theater Receiver with 1080p HDMI Connectivity. The AVR-890is a 7.1-channel A/V surround receiver that includes Dolby’s new Pro Logic IIz decoding. 105 watts per channel x 7 channels. Anchor Bay ABT-2010 advanced analog and digital video 1080p/24fps/60fps upconversion and deinterlacing with multi-cadence detection. Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ. Sirius satellite ready. 5 HDMI inputs, 2 component inputs. |