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Tuner won't respond to antenna

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Posted on November 27, 2016 at 20:33:40
sanman
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I have a sansui TU 717 tuner. I have tried a c crane fm dipole, mounted on a mast outside, and a basic indoor antenna. The tuner gets the same reception, which is 4 out of 5 and just passable, whether it is connected or not to the antennas. Is this something a reallignment could address?
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RE: "whether it is connected or not to the antennas", posted on November 28, 2016 at 06:54:49
1973shovel
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If you're saying that disconnecting the antenna from your Sansui TU-717 has no effect on the signal you receive from a variety of stations (not just one station), then I'd say that your tuner requires service.



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RE: Tuner won't respond to antenna, posted on November 28, 2016 at 10:07:27
fredtr
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Alignment alone, maybe. If it hasn't had electrolytics replaced, considering the age, that should be done at the same time. And that may address the problem. I haven't heard a 717 but they have a good reputation, I would think it would be worth it.

 

RE: Tuner won't respond to antenna, posted on November 30, 2016 at 06:57:44
Barry
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Great tuna. It's well worth it to get it tuned up/ fixed. Good luck with it.

 

RE: Tuner won't respond to antenna, posted on December 3, 2016 at 06:34:49
airtime
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I had a TU-717 and a 917 restored. Great performance and a great looking tuner but both sounded awful.

I was using mostly Marantz tuners at the time and they are known for their sweet sound. However even my cheap dumpster dive digital tuners at the time sounded better.

 

RE: Tuner won't respond to antenna, posted on December 3, 2016 at 07:19:51
fredtr
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Thank-you for the input. There was a 717 not too long ago on CL and I was tempted because I had never heard one. Glad now I didn't.

I mentioned this in other posts, have tried maybe a dozen tuners over the years, with my system, preferences etc., Scott 310E is what I ended up choosing.

 

It's weird, posted on December 4, 2016 at 21:34:46
Awe-d-o-file
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I assume both antennas are 300 ohm and you are using the correct t connection points and there is not a little piece of wire shorting the two screws out.


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