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Recording out of my Denon

I have an issue recording out. I have my denon hooked up to my turntables and want to record my records onto minidisc. I am aware that the digital outputs on the 3805 are just passthru but even when I hook up the analog cables to the TAPE OUT jacks I dont get a signal ??? I am seriously lost for answers and have tried everything to get an output signal. Is there a button I have pressed or something ??? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Recording out of my Denon

No, if you have nothing on the tape out, there is a problem I'm afraid with the preamp section of this receiver. the tape out should always be on, no mater what mode is being used. Good Luck

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Register and download the manual for free at

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Dear Sir/Madam. I Would be Very Grateful if You Would Help Me to be Able To Find The Instruction Manual For The Denon DMD M30 Mini Disc Player/Recorder So that I Can Learn How to Record on this Unit. I...

Hi Neville,

I can't find the DMD-M30 manual on the Denon website.

A lot of the other "free manuals" websites are not really very good and are just trying to get your email address so that they can send you spam email.

I would recommend trying to contact Denon directly.

Their details are:

Denon UK
Division of D&M Audiovisual Ltd.
First Floor, Imperial House
4-10 Donegall Square East
Belfast BT1 5HD
Northern Ireland
Tel.: +44 (0)2890 279830 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +44 (0)2890 279830 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +44 (0)2890 312643

If Denon can't help you then I've found a company who will sell you a manual for £5.11. The link to their website is here:

Alternatively if you think your unit may have a fault but still wish to record on minidiscs then I have found a DMD-M30 for sale on ebay with a current bid price of just £1.70 with 3 days remaining in the auction. The link is here:

Please rate my answer if this has been helpful.

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How do i assign a record player to ''aux ''input terminals of a denon avr 1507 amplifier

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