Kenwood Basic T1 - strong stereo hiss

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by Hak Foo, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Hak Foo

    Hak Foo Active Member

    I grabbed one of these units for 13 bucks over the weekend because I had always heard good things about Kenwood tuners, and most of their 'Basic' components have an excellent rep.

    Of course, I Google it *after* purchase and discover the sentiment is relatively poor.

    It seems like even on fairly strong signals, you get that irritating hiss on stereo FM. Switching to mono cures it, but there's much less noise on my comparison tuner (a JVC T-40PR, which seems to not be a famed performance unit)

    Is it possible this is just an adjustment that's drifted (HFE doesn't have the service manual to check easily), or is it just asking too much from a dud model?


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