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My new tuner

Posted on November 19, 2022 at 11:31:39

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Location: No. California
Joined: December 26, 2003

Well, this is my new tuner and I can recommend it. It is an Emotiva UMC-1 Home Theater Processor. They seem to be going for cheap prices on craigslist or ebay.

All I can say is I think it is pretty good. I can listen to it for long stretches. My bug-out system has an Audiolab 8000t tuner which has rather spoiled me.

Why does it sound so good? Well, it seems to have a very serious power supply. I even see two transformers inside, one for the control circuit and a toroid for everything else.

It doesn't show the station after a short while and I have yet to figure out how to add and delete presets, except that the auto scan got what I wanted. Yep, it is a beast of connections and undecipherable user options, but it goes to the last preset played when I turn it on, which is all I need right now.


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RE: My new tuner, posted on November 27, 2022 at 20:10:43

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Location: USA
Joined: August 8, 2014
Nice. I used to be an FM tuner guy but the quality of FM stations become so poor I do not listen now.


RE: My new tuner, posted on December 16, 2022 at 07:19:34

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Joined: November 18, 2012
i only listen to community owned commercial fm...


RE: My new tuner, posted on June 23, 2023 at 17:46:06

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Joined: June 23, 2023
I had a UMC-1. Couldn't tolerate the sound - lower mid-fi like. Compressed, no dynamics, no extension at either end of the frequency range.

Couldn't sell it in good conscience so I gave it away. That was it for me and Emotiva...


Community Owned FM, posted on June 24, 2023 at 09:00:33

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Joined: June 23, 2004
Tell us about it please - local programming?? volunteer?


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