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What are you listening to? What tuner?

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Posted on November 10, 2019 at 08:01:44
Cougar
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I'm enjoying listening to 88.1fm KJAZ from LA on my McIntosh MR80.

 

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RE: What are you listening to? What tuner?, posted on November 10, 2019 at 11:07:36
tesla
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This station, nationwide Classical., posted on November 10, 2019 at 14:30:55
Timbo in Oz
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But the sound on-line is data reduced.






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RE: This station, nationwide Classical., posted on November 10, 2019 at 14:32:46
Timbo in Oz
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Main FM tuner is a rethought old Kenwood W8 simulcast rcvr - search here. power amps off.

Two more rcvrs FR/Kitchen and bedroom.

Plus on line in study.


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WWOZ 90.7, posted on November 10, 2019 at 16:58:54
belyin
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The Sounds of New Orleans on a Pioneer TX-9500II.

 

I'm in San Diego too! nt., posted on November 10, 2019 at 18:03:20
Cougar
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nt.

 

RE: What are you listening to? What tuner?, posted on November 10, 2019 at 22:42:40
HoosierAudio
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A Philips AH-673 fully recapped and aligned tuned to WFPK 91.9 Louisville KY

 

Where I am, I'm lucky to have a lot of FM stations..., posted on November 11, 2019 at 12:11:09
kootenay
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that I could tune to listened to my favotites music. FM stations such as CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp) for jazz, folk, classical and new music, CKUA for eclectic, jazz, folk just to name a few and XL 103 for classic rocks.

If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well
(Proverb)

 

Dynaco FM3 , posted on November 12, 2019 at 21:13:46
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Listening to 102.5 fm from Tijuana. Plays fusion, jazz, funk and other music. Uncompressed FM. The PEC mod and output cap upgrade raise this tuner's sound to a whole other level. Very very Nice! I still need to do the power supply PCB mod, I can only imagine what the FM3 will sound like after that!

 

RE: What are you listening to? What tuner?, posted on November 13, 2019 at 11:42:32
Mcmann57
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McIntosh MX130 HT preamp. Station is KUAT in Tucson, Arizona. It is an NPR station that provides some really good classical music. Sound quality is top notch.

 

I put the Fisher KM-60 back in today...., posted on November 16, 2019 at 18:21:29
Cougar
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This tuner just keeps impressing me more and more. Listening to 101.5 KGB FM Classic Rock.

 

RE: What are you listening to? What tuner?, posted on November 17, 2019 at 08:19:12



Nems Clarke 1509A. I modified it a little, using the video out, bypassing it's own little SE power amp and I use a DIY SE 2A3 with it through an old 604C in a 612 cab. It makes a REL Precedent or a 10B look simple inside. Tax payers paid $1800 for these in 1961. I plan on making a new DIY PP amp for it, now that I'm more impressed with that topology.

 

KCNV with an MR-78, posted on November 17, 2019 at 15:55:46
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lovely sound through Musical Fidelity A1 2008 integrated to Reference 3A DeCapo I speakers

If art interprets our dreams, the computer executes them in the guise of programs!

 

RE: KCNV with an MR-78, posted on November 17, 2019 at 16:20:35
LtMandella
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correction: MR-77 not 78. I wasn't looking when I typed...

If art interprets our dreams, the computer executes them in the guise of programs!

 

RE: What are you listening to? What tuner?, posted on November 18, 2019 at 09:30:40
6bq5
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I have a pair of MR-74s
the first is in the house system - Mitsubishi DA-P20 pre-amp, some Parasound amps and a collection of speakers in different rooms-

second - in the main system -

Mostly listening to the left end of the dial -
KPFA
KALW
KDFC
KPOO
KCSM
Happy Listening

 

I have the same Mitsubishi Preamp..., posted on November 19, 2019 at 17:06:32
Cougar
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as you and I upgraded all the caps to Elna Cerafines and Silmic II's. What was a nice preamp is now an awesome preamp.

 

Sony ST-J75 WXPN, posted on November 23, 2019 at 11:36:53
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Told two cheap but good ideas today.

 

RE: What are you listening to? What tuner?, posted on November 23, 2019 at 20:19:59
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I listen with a Sony XDR F1HD and it sounds wonderful. I am impressed that such a small (and fairly inexpensive) unit is so sensitive and quiet, with wonderful imaging. I have heard the mods exist for this tuner; to my ears, it works well stock.

 

RE: What are you listening to? What tuner?, posted on November 25, 2019 at 12:37:40
bob24
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I just disconnected my Audiolab 8000 T tuner and replaced it with my Pioneer Elite F 91 tuner.

 

How do those two compare?, posted on November 25, 2019 at 16:23:23
Cougar
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I have always heard about the Audiolab 8000T and how good it was.

 

RE: How do those two compare?, posted on November 25, 2019 at 18:38:11
bob24
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They are both great tuners, but I would have to give the edge to the Audiolab in terms of soundstaging. I also like the silky smooth tuning knob.Reminds me of some of my old Marantz equipment. But I think my Pioneer pulls in weaker stations better.

 

As I've pointed out before, we are all, listening to the antenna and THEN the tuner., posted on November 27, 2019 at 00:37:45
Timbo in Oz
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No matter the station.

With the antenna? we are hearing its ability / inability to discriminate and to drive the 'tuna' into full limiting and minimal multipath on any given signal.


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As I have confirmed myself that the Antenna is a huge part..., posted on November 27, 2019 at 12:35:03
Cougar
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of the performance of the tuner. With my Roof top Antenna I can get way more stations including from LA on certain days with my Dynaco MF3, Fisher KM-60, and Fisher FM 2200b.

With the Mac MR80 I can get way more than what I could with my Magnum Dynalab antenna and get LA all the time except for really bad weather days but still come in but barely.

I need to get that Rhombic back up!

 

Listening to my SUMO Charlie FM tuner, posted on April 19, 2020 at 16:11:22
Cougar
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And station 88.3 FM. Been enjoying all day long!

 

RE: How do those two compare?, posted on April 23, 2020 at 09:10:45
jedrider
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I check ebay for prices every once in a while and I notice that the Audiolab 8000T goes for about $400 and change.

That price seems very reasonable and my thought is that many people just don't have the selection of FM stations available to make it worth while owning a good tuner.

I tried buying some second-system tuners and I got rid of them all. None of them compared.

The main characteristic of the 8000T is the frequency extension combined with the holographic soundstage, but mostly the latter.

 

RE: What are you listening to? What tuner?, posted on April 25, 2020 at 09:28:09
svisner
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I have one of these and it's just wonderful. The imaging is impressive. Quiet, sensitive, selective.

 

RE: What are you listening to? What tuner?, posted on May 6, 2020 at 17:57:11
brush001
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yamaha tx-900 and tx-1000

 

RE: What are you listening to? What tuner?, posted on May 8, 2020 at 07:13:35
Grinnell
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Listening to late night jazz from KUVO-Denver from 7100ft near Rocky Mountain National Park on my Mac MR-74. Simple zip cord dipole. Pulls in stations very well.

 

RE: As I've pointed out before, we are all, listening to the antenna and THEN the tuner., posted on May 8, 2020 at 21:09:48
belyin
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Do you feel this is the case even with nearby stations and favorable topography? I get very strong signals and minimal multipath on the stations I listen to; so what I am missing out by not using a strong attic or rooftop antenna?

 

RE: What are you listening to? What tuner?, posted on May 9, 2020 at 03:18:49
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Modded Kenwood KT-8300...can't ask for much more...with Stellar Labs 4 element...straight into headphone amp and HD 650's...all good enough that I'm not feeling a need to keep looking for improvements.

 

Modafferi Modded McIntosh MR-71, posted on May 14, 2020 at 12:49:38
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nt

 

RE: Modafferi Modded McIntosh MR-71, posted on June 12, 2020 at 17:40:40
DavidN
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Brand new Kenwood KT727 one of the best in my book. Had so many!

 

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