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Denon DRA-297 AM/FM Stereo Receiver

B&H # DEDRA297 MFR # DRA-297
Denon DRA-297 AM/FM Stereo Receiver

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  • 50W Power Per Channel
  • Signal Level Divided Construction (SLDC)
  • Pre-Out Function
  • Sophisticated Tuning Circuit Design
  • XM Mini-Tuner Ready
  • Subwoofer Output
  • Auto Preset Memory
  • A/B Speaker Switching
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The DRA-297 AM/FM Stereo Receiver from Denon offers 50W of power per channel (at 8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD). The DRA-297 delivers solid, reliable audio performance even when driving both A and B speaker systems at the same time. The DRA-297 provides a pre-out terminal that lets you connect another amp so that you can enjoy the same source in sub-room 1 that you have in the main room.

The DRA-297 AM/FM Stereo Receiver includes FM stations that can be searched by the tuner and automatically stored in the preset memory up to 56 stations, ideal for locales with many FM stations.

High-Quality Power Amplifier
With 50W of power per channel (at 8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD), the DRA-297 delivers solid, reliable audio performance even when driving both A and B speaker systems at the same time
Signal Level Divided Construction Chassis Design
The circuit handling low-level signals has been divided into separate blocks to ensure that influences from these signals on each other are held to an absolute minimum. This new chassis design, known as the Signal Level Divided Construction (SLDC), preserves the purity of the signal, allowing it to be reproduced with much greater fidelity and clarity
Pre-Out Function
The DRA-297 provides a pre-out terminal that lets you connect another amp so that you can enjoy the same source in sub-room 1 that you have in the main room. The versatile A-B speaker switching feature lets you listen to music in a second sub-room by simply selecting Speaker System B. The volume from the pre-out terminals is linked to the DRA-297's master volume control
Video Terminals
Stereo video sources, such as hi-fi VCR, stereo TV, and DVD, can all be easily connected to the DRA-297's DVD/VDP, VCR and Video Aux terminals
Video Select Function
Allows you to select a video source, and then select an alternate audio input source, ideal for simulcasting, as well as watching TV sports programs while listening to radio commentary
Auto Preset Memory
FM stations can be searched by the tuner and automatically stored in the preset memory up to 56 stations, ideal for locales with many FM stations
Sophisticated Tuning Circuit Design
Thanks to the PLL circuit design, reception drift is a thing of the past. The DRA-297 also has a 4-pole varactor diode in its front end to guarantee accurate input of station frequencies
ASD-1R Control Dock for iPod
Supports iPod playback when connected to the DRA-297
Denon's original Control Dock for iPod (sold separately) is connected to the dedicated control terminal of the DRA-297. The iPod can also be controlled via the remote controller supplied with the DRA-297
XM Mini-Tuner Ready
Optional XM Mini-Tuner and subscription are required
Additional Features
Pure Direct mode, for the pure enjoyment of music in high-quality sound
Fast up/down manual tuning
Manual step tuning
Last-channel-tuned memory
Loudness function
Tone defeat
Muting function via remote controller
A/B speaker switching
Last function memory
Room-to-room remote control with remote in/out terminals
Subwoofer output
Switching AC outlets
Amplifier
Surround RMS Power 50W + 50W (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD)
Freq. Response (Rec/Repro) 10 Hz - 100 kHz +0 dB, -3 dB (at 1W)
Input Sensitivity Phono: 2.5mV/47 kohms
CD, CD-R/Tape, DVD/VDP, VCR, V.Aux.: 200mV/47 kohms
Output Level Zone2, Zone3: 1.2V/47 kohms
Deviation RIAA: +/- 0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
THD 0.009% (-3 dB at rated output, 1 kHz)
Tone Control Treble: ±10 dB at 10 kHz
Bass: ±10 dB at 100 Hz
FM Tuning frequency range: 87.5 - 107.9 MHz
Usable sensitivity: 1.0 μV (11.2 dBf)
S/N ratio (A-weighted) Mono: 77 dB, Stereo: 73 dB
Total harmonic distortion Mono: 0.15%, Stereo: 0.3%
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 15 kHz, +0.5, -1.5 dB
Stereo separation: 43 dB (1 kHz)
AM Frequency Range Tuning frequency range: 520 - 1710 kHz
Usable sensitivity 18 μV
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 3 A
Remote Control RC-1053
Batteries: R6P/AA Type (two batteries)
Dimensions: 2 x 9.6 x 1" (52 x 243 x 21mm)
Weight: 6.2 oz (175 g)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.1 x 5.8 x 16.4" (434 x 147 x 417mm)
Weight 18.7 lb (8.5kg)
Denon DRA-297 AM/FM Stereo Receiver
  • Operating Instructions
  • Service Station List
  • System Remote Control (RC-1053)
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • FM Indoor Antenna
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    DenonDRA-297 AM/FM Stereo Receiver
     
    4.5

    (based on 2 reviews)

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    5.0

    Most Excellent Product!!

    By Floyd

    from West Springfield MA.

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Remote

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Living Room

      Comments about Denon DRA-297 AM/FM Stereo Receiver:

      I've barely scratched the serface of it's capabilities. I've used it to listen to some of the few radio stations I can recieve here and it's sounded quite well. I've connected a phono preamp to the CD/DVD inputs and it's done well playing my vinyl.

      I'm sure once I've relocated to a new place and can set it up with more of my other equipment, I'll be even more pleased!!

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      4.0

      clear precise sound for my ears

      By Ump55

      from Harrisburg, NC

      About Me Advid music listener, Champagne taste budget, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Cosmetically nice
      • Price
      • Quality

      Cons

      • Confusing Remote

      Best Uses

      • Larger Rooms
      • Music
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Denon DRA-297 AM/FM Stereo Receiver:

      Music listening only , using 2 ON Q Lyric Gold line in wall speakers, so no top of the line speaker but does admirable job. Sit back and rock or meditate .......

      unforutunately , I am an old man 55, maybe I am not tech savy enough but the remote is a little confusing to me. " But I do know what I hear though"

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