FM/AM Digital Synthesizer Tuner F-99X

Pioneer Corporation; Tokyo

  • Year
  • 1985/1986
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • ID
  • 326973

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Transistors
  • -1
  • Semiconductors
  • Main principle
  • PLL, Phase-locked loop
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast (BC) and FM or UHF.
  • Details
  • Hi-Fi equipment
  • Power type and voltage
  • 110; 120; 220; 240 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • - For headphones or amp.
  • Material
  • Metal case
  • from
  • Model: FM/AM Digital Synthesizer Tuner F-99X - Pioneer Corporation; Tokyo
  • Shape
  • Book-shelf unit.
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 420 x 63.5 x 312 mm / 16.5 x 2.5 x 12.3 inch
  • Notes
  • A hi-fi AM/FM stereo digital synthesizer tuner with a digital frequency display housed in a black case (optional silver case in Europe) and with wooden side panels (except Europe and UK). Pioneer's Digital Direct Decoder Type II, ID MOS FET in FM front end, random presets for 16 FM/AM stations, FM IF bandwidth selector WIDE/NARROW, 3-point signal indicator. On the back, terminals for an FM 75 ohm antenna, and AM loop antenna (supplied), RCA phono Line Output socket, an AM stereo output jack on the KU (USA) and KC (Canada) models, an FM De-Emphasis switch and Channel Step switch on the multivoltage models.

    FM Tuner Section  
    Frequency range 87.5MHz to 108MHz
    88MHz to 108MHz (S and S/G models)
    Usable Sensitivity NARROW 10.8dBf, IHF 0.95µV
    50dB Quieting Sensitivity NARROW  
     (KU model) Mono 12.8dBf, IHF 1.2µV
    Stereo 34.8dBf, IHF 15µV
     (except KU model) Mono 15.3dBf, IHF 1.6µV
    Stereo 35.9dBf, IHF 17µV
    Sensitivity (DIN)  NARROW Mono 0.75µV, Stereo 20µV
    S/N Ratio (at 80dBf)
    S/N Ratio (DIN)
    Mono 94dB, Stereo 87dB
    Mono 76dB, Stereo 73dB
    Distortion (at 80dBf)  
    Mono 0.0095% (1kHz), Stereo 0.02% (1kHz)
    Mono 0.09% (1kHz), Stereo 0.5% (1kHz)
    Capture Ratio WIDE 0.8dB
    Alt. Channel Selectivity NARROW 85dB (400kHz)
    Stereo Separation WIDE 65dB (1kHz), 55dB (20Hz-10kHz)
    Frequency Response 20Hz-15kHz +0.2dB,-0.8dB
    Image Response Ratio 70dB
    IF Response Ratio 100dB
    AM Suppression Ratio 70dB
    Spurious Response Ratio 80dB
    Muting Threshold 25.2dBf (5µV)
    Antenna Input 75Ω unbalanced
    AM Tuner Section  
    Frequency range 530kHz to 1,600kHz
    531kHz to 1602kHz (HB model)
    Sensitivity (IHF, Loop antenna) 150µV/m
    Selectivity 18dB
    S/N Ratio 50dB
    Image Response Ratio 40dB
    IF Response Ratio 60dB
    Antenna Loop Antenna
    Audio Section  
    Output (Level/Impedance) FM (100% MOD) FIXED  650mV/900Ω
    AM (30% MOD) FIXED  150mV/900Ω

    Versions/Power Requirements
    HE model  /  220V AC 50/60Hz
    HB model  /  240V AC 50/60Hz
    KU and KC models  /  120V AC 60Hz
    S, SS and S/G models  /  110/120/220/240V AC 50/60Hz (switchable)
    Power Consumption:  20 Watts
    Dimensions with side panels (WHD):  457 x 63.5 x 312 mm, Weight: 4.5kg

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 4.1 kg / 9 lb 0.5 oz (9.031 lb)
  • Mentioned in
  • -- Original prospect or advert (1986 Pioneer Hi-Fi Components catalogue)
  • Literature/Schematics (1)
  • - - Manufacturers Literature (Operating instructions Pioneer F-99X)
  • Literature/Schematics (2)
  • - - Manufacturers Literature (Service manual Pioneer F-99X)
  • Author
  • Model page created by Howard Craven. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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