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

It's sad that you don't have any good FM stations near you.

Sadly a good tube tuner is only worth having if :-

It's been restored and aligned,

You have some good FM stations doing minimal processing,

Doing music you care about

and, you have a directional antenna with enough gain to get the tuner into full limiting on all your desired stations.

In fact, all of this is true of any tuner, but a tubed tuner will need a good bit more gain from a directional antenna.

Leaving aside tube/valve sound, such tuner's RF front-ends are far more resistant to overload from strong out-of-band RF signals than almost any SS tuner.


Tim Bailey

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