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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:45 pm 
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If by any chance you are looking for
A brand new in box nad c427 tuner very low
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:49 pm 
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Another vote for Magnum Dynalab products. Have owned my FT-11 for 25+ years and enjoy listening to CBC and CKUA broadcasts.
Service and support is very good. Had the RF section re-aligned a couple of years ago, and also opted for upgrades to the audio section - caps, output op-amp, RCA jacks, Kimber internal wiring.
Communication with the factory and shipping service was excellent.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:03 pm 
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what kind of antenna are you using? A dedicated outdoor FM antenna would be my first upgrade. You may find it raises your present tuner to a level where you may not feel the need to upgrade it. If you are looking for a new tuner a Sansui TU 517 would also be a good choice.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:08 pm 
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I'm not sure why this thread was resurrected as I originally started it back in 2015 and have since decided that I like my tuners just fine.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:51 am 
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i am currently using an Audiolab 8000T with great results. The type of aerial I am using was purchased from UHF magazine stores and is the next best thing to an outdoor antenna.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:09 am 
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One of the best tuners I bought at a garage sale for $5.
It was made by LG.
I opened it up and it had Luxman components in it.
Even the AM section I would get Chicago and New York city from Toronto.
It had vertical and horizontal outputs.

In my garage I have a Hitachi HTA 7000 receiver.
I pulls in weak stations better than most other receivers.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:53 pm 
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Do not overlook Sansui, they made some great tuners!
I have owned a TU-X1, which is the best tuner i have ever owned (expensive and rare).
Others that are very good are the TU-919, TU-9900 (owned several).
They can also be "hot rodded" and are nice looking tuners and great in stock form!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:20 pm 
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Sony fdr-x1hd...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:35 am 
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Bikezappa wrote:
I would up grade to a roof top antenna and rotor. Great improvement in sound.


This far into the thread and finally someone who knows what they are talking about.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:42 am 
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This far into the thread and finally someone who knows what they are talking about.


Many people are not in a position to put up an external antenna or may be unwilling. Further, it seems that some people don't believe that a better antenna will make a difference.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:11 am 
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This far into the thread and finally someone who knows what they are talking about.


Many people are not in a position to put up an external antenna or may be unwilling. Further, it seems that some people don't believe that a better antenna will make a difference.


Yes, you may be right about some audiophiles questioning the effectiveness of a good antenna. They are probably the same good folks that buy quantum audiophiles fuses.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:27 am 
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Fatfat wrote:
magnum 108T short stay at me place. i dont know what all the wazoo is all about because i have not heard one tuna can handle candle to a decent TT. then iam jus a bais rass!


best, Fats.



Man, you really have to get some english lessons. My head hurts trying to decipher what you are trying to say.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:40 am 
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I have a couple of tuners, but when my buddy was over and the radio announcer came on (up to then it had just been music) he said "is that the radio ?!?!?" ... it was my Accuphase T-107B. It really doesn't sound like a radio. I also have a Sansui TU-717 in another system. It is no slouch, but nothing close to the Accuphase.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:53 am 
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The thing that scares me about an outdoor antenna is placement. Location is absolutely critical, but one tends to mount the antenna where it's convenient. I have an outdoor antenna on a movable pole sitting indoors that I use for television reception, and can tell you that moving it a matter of inches is all it takes between 100% signal strength and next to none. Now, TV is digital, so next to none means no picture at all.

For analogue signals like FM, tuning for least multipath distortion is more important than signal strength. I used to have a Marantz 150 tuner that had the tuning o'scope, which made placement and orientation of the antenna for ideal reception very easy. Unfortunately, very few tuners offer this level of tuning refinement....even the MD FT101a which uses a needle deflection meter to display multipath distortion is harder to tune. But when it's dialed in, the sound can be fantastic...or sh!t, as you can also tell if they're broadcasting MP3.... :(

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:17 am 
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I have a hard time resisting a cool tuner and have had a number come in and out over the years. I currently have a Sansui TU-717 and just added a Magnum Dynalab FT-101 with the Signal Sleuth booster. After a quick A-B listening to Tonic and The Signal on Radio Two, IMHO sound quality on both is good with the edge going to the Sansui that has a richer, more ear filling presentation.

On the other hand, the FT-101 is just a whole lot of fun to play with...


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