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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:58 am 
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albinosquirlz wrote:
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There is no shortage of options in that price range.


...but no great tuners though.

My recommendation is to up the budget, and concentrate on FM only tuners.

I don't believe the OP was after great tuners though...?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:24 am 
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I recently bought a 1970's vintage Pioneer TX9100 with the headphone jack and volume control and wood casing. To me it does not get any better.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:37 am 
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NordicNorm wrote:
albinosquirlz wrote:
NordicNorm wrote:
There is no shortage of options in that price range.


...but no great tuners though.

My recommendation is to up the budget, and concentrate on FM only tuners.

I don't believe the OP was after great tuners though...?


We all are.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:06 am 
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I just sold one of the best tuners I've ever owned and if I didn't have a Marantz 2130 with handles I would have kept her!! a Sanyo T55, an awesome tuner that sells for about $200!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:43 am 
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An update: I found (and have purchased) a Sansui TU-999 (circa 1969). The unit has been restored and recalibrated. I should have it here in a week or so. Thanks everyone for all the tips and suggestions, both on this forum and via PM. You are a great bunch of folks!
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An update: I found (and have purchased) a Sansui TU-999 (circa 1969). The unit has been restored and recalibrated.

Congratulations! Enjoy!

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Geeze, this addiction will never end! :lol: I have been enjoying the FM on my restored (and hot-rodded) Marantz 1550 in my office. I am now rotating that system into a bedroom, so I am soon to be without conventional radio on the main floor of the house. I have already have a full system in use on the main floor (700W Yamaha, 4311's JBL S38's for the office)...I have everything except the ability to listen to FM.....so I am now in the market for a good quality FM tuner at the budget point of $400.00. I am located in Markham in the NE corner of the GTA. Will be listening to the usual suspects, so pulling in stations a million miles away is not needed. What I do want is a really clean tuner that can play broadcasts from a 200-mile radius I suppose. This will be located against an interior wall so I will not be able to wire into an exterior antenna (I know this will really limit me)....

The options for what I want are myriad. And I really am a neophyte here when it comes to a tuner. I am not hung up on a specific "look" or age; what I want is a great tuner that won't drift, is in good shape and will give me a solid reproduction of sound. Surprisingly, the Marantz seems to do a good job; it has little background noise, doesn't drift, has great bass and good highs and nice clean mids. No fatigue if I listen for 8 hours.

Recommendations? I am looking at a Sansui TU 5900 that intrigues me;it certainly LOOKS nice.... :)

As well, any suggestions for a remote antenna I can mount (hide) in the music shelving system I have built (it is 5 feet wide, 4 feet tall with 4 shelves)?

Once again I am grateful to plumb the collective here. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.



One of them will do. The round Balun are easier to find, and to use.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:55 am 
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If anyone is still looking for an excellent tuner for under $400, I would jump on this MD 101A Etude for $250US which was listed today on Audiogon.

https://www.audiogon.com/listings/tuners-magnum-dynalab-ft-101a-etude-fm-analog-tuner-2017-07-26-miscellaneous


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