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Which tuner to get and getting the most from it. Thank God, for the radio!

my old modded 'tuna'

My serious system's 'tunah' - is a rebuilt simulcast rcvr with the power amps off.

It has a magic eye valve SS meter, and a three LED centre tuning indicator. A valve front-end with a Foster-Seeley detector, an overbuilt SS power supply - and an SS MPX kit by "Studio 12" from the UK, which feeds a twin triode valve in cathode-follower mode.

It's now driven real hard by the new antenna for which see my recent post.

It also has a wide audio bandwidth AM (-3db @ 13khz) stage. Driven by a 'random wire' antenna tuned with a vane-cap and a coil. I will probably go with the tune-able Crane AM item, which I will have to import.

I don't listen critically/closely elsewhere in the house. FM / HT receivers. We have three FM wall plates in the house.

But on both the FM stations I bother with, and into all these other FM stages in use, we are in full limiting. Very quiet.

I do own one other tuner, an old analogue-dial Rotel (324?.) Not in use.


Tim Bailey

Skeptical Measurer & Audio Scrounger

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