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  Denon DRA397 Stereo Receiver
 
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Discontinued XM Ready stereo receiver

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Product Code: 033DRA397

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Denon's DRA-397 is your ticket to dynamic stereo sound and advanced digital entertainment options. This versatile receiver delivers 80 watts x 2 channels of high-current Denon amplification for bringing your favourite tunes to life. Rock-solid Denon construction ensures that your sound stays clean and pure.

XM Satellite Radio compatibility
The DRA-397 lets you tune in traditional AM/FM radio stations and even add exciting XM Satellite Radio programming to your system. Simply add an optional XM Mini-Tuner package and an XM subscription to access more than 170 digital channels of music, talk, news, and sports.

iPod® integration
Add the optional Denon ASD-1R control dock to get more enjoyment from your iPod. You can listen to your digital music collection with the outstanding sound quality of the DRA-397 and your best speakers. The dock also features an S-video output that lets you view your iPod's photos and videos on a TV. You can also use the receiver's remote to control your iPod while it's docked.

Versatile connections for multi-room audio
The receiver's back panel offers enough inputs to hook up three audio components, including a turntable, and three audio/video components. Three-room/two-source capability gives you flexible whole-house entertainment options. You can enjoy one audio or video source in your main room while housemates watch or listen to another source in two additional rooms. (You'll need amplifiers or powered speakers for the second and third rooms.) Or, if you don't need to play multiple sources simultaneously, use the DRA-397's extra set of speaker outputs to power an additional pair of speakers in another room. With this simpler setup, you won't need to buy a second amplifier.

 
Highlights:
   » 80 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
   » 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
   » XM Satellite Radio Ready (requires XM subscription and optional XM Mini-Tuner package)
   » iPod integration (requires optional Denon ASD-1R)
   » Signal Level Divided Construction chassis
   » 3-room/2-source capability (composite video and stereo preamp outputs for 2nd and 3rd rooms)
   » 56 AM/FM/XM presets
   » 3 audio (including phono) and 3 A/V (composite video) inputs
   » front-panel and remote switching for 2 pairs of main speakers
   » independent audio and video switching for main room
   » preamp-level subwoofer output
   » binding post speaker connectors
   » headphone jack
   » multibrand remote control
   » 17-1/8"W x 5-7/8"H x 16-7/16"D
   » warranty: 2 years

Denon DRA-397 Reviews

9 people say

 
OLD SCHOOL WORK HORSE November-30-12
Reviewer: Kurt from S.C.  
First of all, enough of the crying about the mostly blacked out display , " you don't  watch music you listen to it." Volume levels and other info. pop up promptly on the Denon when selected then clear. Any display can be a distraction when watching video sources in low light. Secondly, all amps. including the DRA-397 should be properly cooled. Overheating is the #1 cause of audio/video equip. failure. Placing an amp. too close to a wall, inside an enclosed cabinet or near other hot equip. like plasma tv's can destroy even top of the line units.  A surge protector can't hurt either and is $ well spent. My Denon DRA-397 can push four Bose 301 series 3 and two Bose 501 series 4 speakers with ease. That's six speakers via 120' of the old 14 gauge Monster cable, (raw wired with no additional banana plugs). I provided additional cooling via custom ported suction from one 5" ultra quiet PQFan. As always, follow the manufaturer's installation, operation and safety instructions. Paired with the Denon DCM-390 5 disk CD player, SD & HD Tv's etc. the DRA-397 produced deep rich bass, very clean mids and crystal clear top end responce. Pop in Clapton, David Gilmore or Jerry Cantrell and you will be blown away! This amp. is truely a work horse and well worth the price tag. With proper installation, cooling, and a little care the Denon DRA-397 should provide many years of reliable service.


 
September-30-12
Reviewer: Larry from Puquea,Pa  
I lister to classical music; the main reason I purchased the receiver. Definitely meets my specs.


 
October-02-11
Reviewer: Robert K from Westerville,Oh  
I had a fwe problems hooking up tthe speakers.  I ha to het some bannan  plugs and they work perfectley, As useal XM radio ws slow and aggrevating,  But now that  everthing is hooked up, it is playoing very beurtiful nad is doing  everything I expected. A very excelent product & I woulf highley reccomend. Excuse the spelling I am a one finger typer


 
Worked Great While Under Warranty August-29-11
Reviewer: DC from PA  
The receiver worked great while it was under warranty.  Three months after the fact, it died.  I sent it to a repair shop for repairs.  The diagnosis was a short in the system.  They repaired it.  Three months later it died again.  Sent it back  ... same diagnosis, same repair.  I've used it three times since it came back the second time.  This time there was a light show inside accompanied with burnt electronic smell.  Time to shop for a different brand.


 
Not as good as Yamaha February-04-09
Reviewer: Leslie from Atlanta, Georgia  
This unit was purchased to replace a Yamaha Receiver and tuner we had for over 20 years. The sounds is okay but does not seem to be as clear. In addition it is difficult to read the labels on the receiver and the way you turn it on is very awkward.  After you select CD/Tuner etc. the system no longer lights up what system it is working.  I have to say I am disappointed in the Denon system. I had already purchased a Denon CD player and it was also much more difficult to operate than the Yamaha. If you are trying to decide between the two...I would stick with the Yamaha.


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Denon DRA-397 CAD $359.99