Harman-Kardon HD 990 CD Player User Manual

Thank you for choosing Harman Kardon
HD 990 CD player.
The HD 990 is an exceptionally well-engineered
product that offers high performance and ease
of use.
Along with conventional CD audio discs, the
HD 990 is also compatible with MP3 data from
CDs and most recordable CD formats.
We ask that you take a few minutes to read
through this Owner’s Manual to familiarize your-
self with the controls and functions. This brief
investment of time will yield dividends in the
form of years of listening pleasure.
If you have any questions about this product, its
installation or operation, please contact your
dealer, as they are your best source of local
Harman Kardon's analog processing legacy has
been expressed to its optimal level in the output
stage of the HD 990 with High Definition, Wide
Bandwidth and Low Feedback circuitry in a pure
Class A configuration, using only high grade
Important Note: The player will only output
2-channel PCM signals. Neither multi-channel
Dolby Digital or DTS nor their 2-channel down-
mix signals will be output.
Asynchronous Digital Processing for
Highest Possible Jitter Rejection based
on a 32bit DSP
Real-time Linear Smoothing III
Two Digital Inputs (One Optical and
One Coaxial) for Dramatic Sound
Quality Improvement of External
CD Playback with CD Text Functionality,
MP3 Playback with ID3 Tag Information
Balanced XLR Analog Outputs for best
matching to amplifiers with balanced
Digital Output for Direct Connection to
Outboard Digital-to-Analog Converters
Sophisticated Programming Features to
Automatically Play Tracks in
Preprogrammed or Random Order
High-Resolution Synchronization link
(HRS-link) permits direct clock lock to
the HK 990 amplifier's Digital-Analog
Converter for extreme precision and
quality of sound.
Full compatibility with CD-R and CD-RW
format to play (finalized) recordable
and erasable discs without problems.
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