1. Time for some upgrades in server hardware and software to enhance security and take AK to the next level. Please contribute what you can to sales@audiokarma.org at PayPal.com - Thanks from the AK Team
    Dismiss Notice

Best/Coolest Looking Tuners

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by nailer, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. nailer

    nailer audionerd Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,053
    Location:
    DFW
    My top 3 are:

    1) Day/Sequerra Studio/Reference Am excluding the original Sequerra due to it's red lights that show which swithces are engaged. These make it look too busy for me.

    2)Yamaha CT7000B Super clean look. Has to have the wood cabinet.

    3) SAE Mark Six One of the first, if not the first, with digital readout. On my top three due to way too cool Nixie tubes, and scope doesn't hurt either.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2006

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    52,885
    Marantz 10B: Timeless
    [​IMG]

    Scott 330. One of many nice Scott tuners:
    [​IMG]

    McIntosh MR-78
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2006
  3. Wmacky

    Wmacky Active Member

    Messages:
    160
    Marantz 115b
     
  4. Negotiableterms

    Negotiableterms Administrator Staff Member Admin Subscriber

    Messages:
    10,082
    Location:
    Seattle-Eastside
    Best or best looking? Not the same, at all. Only judging from units I own, and avoiding any brief impressions of other gear:

    Best = Accuphase T-109V
    Best Looking = SAE Mk VIB.
     
  5. James Hart

    James Hart Webguy :: Bassist

    Messages:
    1,826
    Location:
    toms_river.nj.us
    Best = haven't tried enough of them to judge

    Best looking = My Dad's HK TU-610 alway looked sharp to me
     
  6. blue_lateral

    blue_lateral ...

    Messages:
    1,624
    Location:
    Washington State
    REL Precedent.
     
    paba likes this.

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  7. andrewc

    andrewc New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Pm-8

    I think the Marantz PM-8 is rather cool looking :)
     
  8. bear-hifi

    bear-hifi Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    732
    Location:
    Denton, TX
    I have always thought that the Revox B261 was very cool. :smoke:
     

    Attached Files:

    • B760.jpg
      B760.jpg
      File size:
      30.8 KB
      Views:
      1,341
    3kitty likes this.
  9. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    52,885
    REL Precedent is a heck of an FM tuner; possibly the best of all. As to appearance, though... a bit of an acquired taste. Not homely though!

    This one belongs to a local tube hi-fi guru.
    [​IMG]
     
    ra.ra and paba like this.
  10. riverrat

    riverrat professional camper

    Messages:
    1,716
    Location:
    Oregon
    Probably not one that comes to mind for many people, but I really like the Aiwa AT-9700U, "probably the only worthwhile tuner ever made by Aiwa" according to the TIC:

    Aiwa AT-9700U
     
    Hobie1dog and 3kitty like this.
  11. Sansui Louie

    Sansui Louie Curmudgeon

    Messages:
    4,805
    I'm a big fan of the "Submarine" tuners from Sansui. They sound nice and work well, too.

    [​IMG]
     
    uenjoymyself and GearHead454 like this.

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  12. JerryM

    JerryM Active Member

    Messages:
    332
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    I like the busy looks of "professional" type tuners. It's not an FM, but the Hallicrafters SX 122 is pretty cool.

    I also like the Grundig Satellit 800.
     

    Attached Files:

  13. timoteus

    timoteus Dnt thnk twice its alrght

    I think the Kenwood 600T is the coolest looking tuner. You can't go wrong with this tuner since it is a top tier performer as well. Great meters and the best knobs I have ever played with.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. riker1384

    riker1384 Active Member

    Messages:
    287
    I like Henry Kloss's vernier tuners: the Advent model 300 & 400, and the Tivoli 1 and 2.
     
    musichal likes this.
  15. Dynacophil

    Dynacophil I ain't Phil, I'm 'phile

    Messages:
    4,476
    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    Coolest looking?

    naturally

    [​IMG]

    could be a Bauhaus design....

    Helge
     

    Attached Files:

  16. bully

    bully member

    Messages:
    12,663
    Location:
    Near Lafayette, Indiana
    The Onkyo T-9 is a great looking tuner that really sounds good, too.
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  17. jlindsey86

    jlindsey86 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    762
    Location:
    Texas
    The Pioneer TX-7800/9800's with the wood cases are hard to beat both cosmetically and performance wise.
     
  18. Urizen

    Urizen Lunatic Member

    Messages:
    24,636
    These Magnum Dynalab tuners look cool to me.
     
  19. Thumpy

    Thumpy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    718
    Location:
    Denver
    Coolest looking: IMHO, the Dyna is minimalist to the point of being boring. The REL is okay, but I don't care for the monstrous P R E C E D E N T lettering. I'd love to give one a listen, though. I like the vintage Kenwood look (the 600T looks a lot like my KT-8300). I think the Sansui TU-x17 and TU-x19 lines were exceptional, as were the older TU-x900 models. That said, I think the coolest looking tuners are the Mitsubishi DA-F10 and DA-F20.
     
  20. Kenneth Cooke

    Kenneth Cooke Analogue spoken here

    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Magnum Dynalab

    It;s funny you should say that I have just bought a Magnum Dynalab MD90. I went for the black version which is not really like me, my Nikon is chrome, but somehow this tuner looked right in black. Superb performance operating in a hilly part of Yorkshire wonderfully clear on all BBC Radio stations


    Regards Kenneth England
     

Share This Page