Which tuner to get and getting the most from it. Thank God, for the radio!
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|Posted on June 1, 2012 at 17:42:48|
Location: South Carolina
Joined: May 16, 2009
I am wanting to upgrade my tuner. I have a NAD 4130 and was thinking of purchasing a Carver TX-11a. Is this an upgrade? When I purchased the NAD 4130 I had a Technics system,Mission 707 speakers and Monster Cable speaker cables. I now have a very different system: Grant Fidelity A-348 tube integrated amp, Raysonic 128 CDP, and ClearDay Doubleshotgun speaker cables. Originally I thought the NAD 4130 sounded fine. But now, with the changes I have made over the past 20 years, the NAD sounds a little dull. It sounds like there is too much bass and the high end sounds limited.
My budget is around $300 in the used market. If,in your opinion, the Carver TX-11a is not an improvement, your suggestions are most welcome.
|RE: Tuner UpGrade??, posted on June 1, 2012 at 20:26:16|
Location: New England
Joined: April 10, 2001
How about an NAD 4300? Maybe the best tuner NAD ever made.
Great tuner and a step up for you. Less than $220 used.
|What sort of antenna are you using? Most important factor in getting good FM sound!, posted on June 3, 2012 at 12:07:43|
Timbo in Oz
Location: Canberra - in the ACT - SE Australia
Joined: January 30, 2002
How good - using no or low compression and low processing - are the stations you can get?
Any that do live broadcasts of acoustic music?
If none, it's probably not worth upgrading.
Did you do a search on the net? It's a good tuner and probably worth a good outdoor AM antenna as well as a good directional FM antenna. Either a largish multi-element yagi and rotator, or some Rhombics* if you have a loft.
* See AA's FAQ's.
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