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Looking for the WOW factor in a tuner

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by PabloTincho, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. techguy0192

    techguy0192 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    The sound factor is better than the wow factor.;) A great tuner will deliver the wow.
     
  2. PabloTincho

    PabloTincho New Member

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    I already have a few super tuners
    Hitachi FT-5500 MKII,
    NEC T-710
    Marantz ST600
    Marantz ST7001
    Pioneer F99x
    The sound really good but there are not pretty on my eyes, they are so plain
     
  3. Raynald

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    I have owned both of those Mits tuners. Of course the state of either one might or might not be comparable to another one you find, but here goes.

    The 30 was one of the nicest sounding digital tuners I tried, not quite up to the Revox B160, Yamaha T-85, Akai AT-93, NAD 4300 but very nice and no digital nasties. The 20 was one of the very best sounding tuner I ever had, big soundstage, great resolution of low level detail, smooth, just lovely. I would definitely give the edge to the 20 but the 30 does sound very good and if you do find one they tend to be bargains, not always the case for the better known 20.
     
  4. PabloTincho

    PabloTincho New Member

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    Did you do any modifications on the Mit 30 ? does it have automatic selection of filters ?
     
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  6. nailer

    nailer audionerd Subscriber

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    Based on your criteria I'd be going. with the Mitsubishi. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Raynald

    Raynald AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    You want wow factor, wait until you see what the DA-F30 display does when you tune in a station!
     
  8. Roumelio

    Roumelio Active Member

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    Sony ST-SE700. Still one of the best digital tuners pound for pound all these years later.

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  9. damacman

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    Kenwood KT-8300
     
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  10. jheu02

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    I go by the sound quality/reception performance personally, but man, that DA-F30 sure looks like a VCR player. Out of the three he mentioned earlier, the Denon TU-767 with the wood side panels is the classiest looking, meets his specs for 5 gang, has wide/narrow selectivity.... might have to find one myself and check out the sound.

    Tuners I have currently:

    Yamaha T-85 (recapped and filter sockets/filters by me, aligned by RadioX Tuners)
    Audio Dynamics T-200 ( same as above)
    Pioneer TX-9500II (same as above)
    Sony XDR-F1HD (stock except for taller feet)
    Yamaha CT-810 (recapped and with filter sockets/new filters)
    Kenwood Basic T-2 (same)
    Harman/Kardon T-403 (same, but definitely needs an alignment, audible distortion, but very tube-like)
    Sherwood S-3000 III (tube, mono, awaiting a rebuild)
    Sansui TU-70 (tube, awaiting a rebuild)
     
  11. Spe@kerBox

    Spe@kerBox New Member

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    You might consider going to fmtunerinfo.com and modifying a vintage unit per their specs. I did this with a Kenwood KT-7550 and it is the best sounding source component I have (assuming a good FM station). I listen to this unti more than anything else by far.
     
  12. nailer

    nailer audionerd Subscriber

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    TAS issue 4 cover, my favorite. Welcome aboard.
     
  13. w1jim

    w1jim I can fix it but good... Subscriber

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    Go with a passive tuner!

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  14. Spe@kerBox

    Spe@kerBox New Member

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    My favorite as well. Good to be here!
     

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