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RE: McIntosh MR 7082 tuner vs Magnum Dynalab FT 101-A

I have a refurbished MD Etude that has no drifting at all.

But, as the others have told you, a good antenna is a must. I have an old dead stock Yamaha CT600 that will pull in stations with a dipole flopped over the drape rod, while my Etude needed a good coax cable and careful antenna placement. Of course the sound quality of the Etude is much better. The older Macs are well known for their sound quality.

Audio Classics can be a bit pricey, but they do sell Mac tuners that have been restored and have been calibrated. Or you can buy directly from Magnum Dynalab.

I'm lucky enough to have two college stations that are worth listening to. Commercial radio in Milwaukee sucks. The one college station broadcasts The Prairie Home Companion. The first time I heard a rerun with a female vocalist, I was blown away by how good it sounded. It actually took me by surprise. I had owned a MD FT-11 for years, and the difference between the two was immense.

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