Denon DN-990R


Name DN-990R
Manufacturer Denon
Device type pro
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 144 mm W x 132 mm H x 400 mm
ATRAC ver 3
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 100
Power cable AC
Price (launch) $3 500
Inputs XLR in
Outputs 1/4 inch headphone, XLR out

The DN-990R/DN-980F are professional players for broadcast stations which use Mini-Disk (MD) as the recording medium. The DN-990R/980F inherits the same basic operation of DENON's DN-951FA CD Cart Player, which has become the accepted standard CD player at broadcast stations throughout the world. Up to three units can be mounted side by side in a 19“ equipment rack.

The DN-990R/980F's one-touch loading/ejection of the MD disk is one of the ease-to-use features inherited from DENON's CD Cart player.

Rather than detecting the beginning of a track, the DN-990R/980F automatically cues at the point where the sound begins.

An RS-232C (Serial Remote) interface connector is provided to enable control of the DN-990R and DN-980F from a personal computer.


  • End Trim: Unrecorder area at end of the track can be deleted.
  • End Monitor: Automatically plays back track-end portion.
  • Auto Track Increment: Detects the blank signal at recording and increments track number automatically.
  • Erase: Erases all tracks or single track.
  • Divide: Divides one track into two tracks.
  • Combine: Joins two adjacent tracks into one track.
  • Move: Moves the order of the tracks.

Select/Unselect Track

  1. One track number can be stored onto the MD, that will be cued up automatically when loaded.
  2. Up to 30 track numbers can be stored onto the MD that will not be played back.
  • Recording Function: Instant start
  • Editing Functions: End trim, erase, divide, combine, move, disk name, track name.
  • SCMS: Defeatable
  • A/D Converter: 16-bit, Delta-Sigma type, 64 times oversampling.
  • Input Connectors: Active balanced analog input, AES/EBU digital input.


  • Analog Input Level: +/- 18 dBm (Max.)
  • Input Impedance: 10 Kohms/600 ohms
  • Analog Output Level: +/- 18 dBm (Max.)
  • Output Impedance: =/< 50 Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB
  • S/N (Rec/PB Overall): =/> 80 dB
  • THD: =/< 0.01%
  • Channel Separation: =/> 80 dB
  • Headphone Output: =/> 20 mW into 30 ohms
  • Power Consumption: 25 W
  • Dimensions: 3 EIA rack units high, 3 units across in 19” rack.
  • (5-5/8“ W x 5-3/16” H x 5-3/4“ D)
  • (144 mm W x 132 mm H x 400 mm D)

Content adapted from: RF spec archived page

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