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Rotel RT-990

Stereo FM Tuner

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Rotel RT-990


The Rotel RT-990BX is a FM only tuner designed for audiophiles who require few functions, but insist on the purest sound.

The circuitry employs a highly sophisticated grounding technique to achieve a very low noise floor and improved selectivity. The entire tuner circuitry is built on a main board to ensure common grounding between all sections, except the power supply and front panel control sections, which are placed on separate boards to prevent hum and noise interference.

All components are specially selected for their sound performance, longevity and close tolerances, and are dimensioned to withstand wide temperature variations without deviation. Custom-made components, such as the transformer and stereo decoder, provide optimum performance.

The entire high frequency tuner section is shielded in a copper enclosure to eliminate any possible interference with other circuits. The audio outputs are buffered by high speed operational amplifiers, providing a low-impedance high-current output, capable of driving any possible combination of interconnects and amplifiers.

The power switch incorporates a standby function, similar to the "off' state of conventional equipment, but it ensures that the tuner's internal circuitry remains at a constant operating temperature. This provides the best possible sound at any time without the need to wait until the unit is warmed-up after turning the power on.

Automatic tuning is incorporated to ease selection of broadcast stations, and sixteen presets are provided to store your preferred stations for effortless recall.

Other features include: automatic muting of weak stations, a mono/stereo selector, an RF attenuator, a wide bandwidth selector, and a comprehensive display showing the preset number, receiving frequency and signal strength. Display and control functions are minimized to prevent any adverse effects on the received signal.

A remote control is included providing control of all basic functions as well as controlling the basic functions of our RC-990BX control amplifier.


Type: Mono/Stereo Tuner

Tuning Bands: FM

Tuning Scale: Digital

FM Tuning Range: 87.5 to 108 MHz

Sensitivity: 0.95uV (FM)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 82dB (FM)

Distortion: 0.12% (FM)

Selectivity: 80dB (FM)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 15kHz (FM)

Output: 1000mV

Dimensions: 440 x 72 x 318mm

Weight: 5kg

Accessories: remote control


BX instruction/owners manual   English - tubejack

BX service manual   English - karodimitrov

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