Denon DRA-397 manual

Denon DRA-397
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user manualDenon DRA-397


AM/FM Stereo Receiver

Multi Source / Multi Zone Audio Video Receiver features XM ready and,

iPod control and command capability

The DRA-397 AM/FM receiver offers high-performance operation, functionality and affordability, all in a single unit. It includes a Video Select feature that lets
you control a variety of video and audio signals, a set PRE OUT jacks that lets you listen to music in a sub-room as well as the main room, and it
supports room-to-room remote control. Denon is well known for its uncompromising approach to sound quality and the DRA-397 is no exception thanks to
the meticulous Denon-developed circuitry and the Signal Level Divided Construction (SLDC) chassis that prevents mutual interference among the circuits.
High-quality Power Amplifier
With 80 watts of power per channel (at 8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD), the
DRA-397 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 repro-
duced with much greater fidelity and clarity.
Multi Source / Multi Zone
The DRA-397 has 2 source / 3 zone capability. Dedicated multi-room outputs, with
volume level adjustment via remote control, are provided for connection to powered
speakers or an additional amplifier in Zone 2 and Zone 3.
• Zone 2 output : Analog audio L/R, Composite Video
• Zone 3 output : Analog audio L/R, Composite Video
Custom Integrated
• Remote in/out IR command control
• Discrete Power on/off command
IR off, panel lock mode
Pre-memory remote and Zone remote
Pre-memory remote for main zone can control TV, SAT, Cable, and zone remote can
be switched for zone 2 or zone 3 to control power, function, volume control.
Subwoofer output
Video Select Functin
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
ASD-1R Control Dock for iPod
(option): Supports iPod playback
when connected to the DRA-397
iPod (*1) playback can be enjoyed through the DRA-397
when the ASD-1R, Denon's original Control Dock for iPod
(sold separately), is connected to the dedicated control ter-
minal of the DRA-397. The iPod can also be controlled via
the remote controller supplied with the DRA-397.
*1) Supports 3rd-generation and later iPods equipped with a Dock connec-
tor. Some functions may not work depending on the generation of the iPod
and the version of the software.
Please visit
for more details on compliant models and connection procedures.
XM Mini-Tuner Ready*
*Optional XM Mini-Tuner and subscribes are required.
56-Station AM/FM Random PresetMemory Tuning
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.
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
3 AC outlets
Black version is also available.

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Davis • 31-10-2021 No comments

The DRA-397 was originally set yp for speakers in different rooms(zones). Now I only want 2 speakers hooked to screw terminals A, left and right. I can not get any sound out of the amp on AM or FM, CD player, or phono. What is wrong with my settings? Amp is not on mute. What is the "select" switch for?

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Denon DRA-397 specifications

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Brand Denon
Model DRA-397
Product Receiver
Language English
Filetype manual_type_manual (PDF)

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