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In Reply to: RE: Fisher 400 receiver conversion posted by vinnie2 on July 24, 2017 at 16:55:06
True very true but its all there not much to do but small stuff...plus this has a tuner a TUBE TUNER :)
But not the best tuner made and with the state of "over the air" broadcasting the point is moot. It wouldn't take much to find a better tuner in it's stead. If you do like the tuner that much you could take the outputs into another system, bypassing the amp section.
Honestly you could make someone else very happy that wants to restore it rather than hack it up.
I am afraid I am not a big fan of receivers; too many parts cramed into too small a space. I prefer separate units for each.
Well, there are indeed a lot of parts crammed in into the space, but when done right, like those old Fishers, they can really charm.
True, but so can seperates when done right. Maybe even more so.
Tuner VS Receiver - it's an almost meaningless argument considering the poor audio quality of most FM broadcasts. I switched to a solid-state tuner (Luxman) for this purpose a long time ago, and have never regretted it. We have one classical station here that's decent, but it's low power and plagued with multipath. Really, I don't see why any audiophile would be concerned about the quality of a tuner unless they have a truly exceptional situation at their location.
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Tuners can't reject multipath.
Skeptical Measurer & Audio Scrounger
I would like to think the stations I work for have good quality FM analog sound. We process pretty lightly. Light compression, limiting, clipping and composite clipping. Not winning any loudness wars.
I think you have to live in a major city to get really good fm. I don't, so it isn't on my list of sources at the moment.
Really good FM is now HD simulcast which further compresses the signal. About 12 years ago I went to great lengths to resore a Fisher FM100 and have it aligned. In less than a year both WXPN and WRTI, the only stations worth the trouble went digital. Man was I pissed.
Yes ....Very helpful thanks
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