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Accuphase T-101 Noise

Posted on September 20, 2020 at 08:13:56

Posts: 199
Location: so.california
Joined: January 6, 2003
I had this serviced around seven years ago.

Sounds great except that recently I get this background noise even when a station is tuned in perfectly. Is there anything I can try doing before bringing it in to be serviced again?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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RE: Accuphase T-101 Noise, posted on September 21, 2020 at 11:24:56

Posts: 3687
Location: SF Bay
Joined: August 16, 2001
Double check the antenna connections and the interconnects-

also try some stations at different ends of the dial

Happy Listening


RE: Accuphase T-101 Noise, posted on December 29, 2020 at 19:37:24

Posts: 170
Location: Phoenix
Joined: November 8, 2008
This tuner was designed before the plague of HD radio, which can add noise. First, do you have a strong signal? If you do, and the noise goes away in mono, it could be from HD. If so, check some other stations that do not broadcast HD (check; see if they are similar. Finally, check with the station and with other local audiophiles to see whether they have similar problems. If it's just you, try a different tuner at your location. Good luck!


RE: Accuphase T-101 Noise, posted on December 30, 2020 at 10:15:09

Posts: 3687
Location: SF Bay
Joined: August 16, 2001
Where in SoCal are you?
KUSC and KCRW both had excellent transmitting standards - both also have repeater stations, so you may well be able to get them in other adjacent regions (Late'80s, I received their signal in Santa Barbara....)
You should also try KPFK - I am more familiar with KPFA, in Berkeley, CA; however their stereo signal is the highest quality signal I have found here in NorCal - and KPFK is the SoCal affiliate ....

The bit about HD radio is a real factor-

You also might look at other changes that you have made in your system -
New CDP?
New cables (perhaps less shielding?)?
The Accuphase Tuners are quite good- by most ratings...though I have not had the pleasure of having one to use...

Happy Listening


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