Magnum Dynalab Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by techguy0192, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. techguy0192

    techguy0192 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    A little surprised to see so little discussion on Magnum Dynalab tuners and related gear. So, here's a thread for the the MD owners, users with questions, and those interested their tuners.

    As a long time fan of Magnum Dynalab, I have the following gear: 101A Tuner, MD205 Signal Sleuth, and their SR100 antenna. I'm lucky to have some great FM stations in my area and the MD gear is a joy to use.

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  2. fiddlefye

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    I have the same set-up, minus the Signal Sleuth which would probably be overkill here. Love the tuner.
     
  3. AudioGeek

    AudioGeek too hip to function

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    I had a 101A that I liked a lot, but eventually sold it to get a Yamaha CT-7000. Wouldn't mind having one of the top end MDs some day.
     
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  4. Big Harry

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    I am the original owner of an FT101 and it is one of the best tuners I have owned. There is no way I would trade it for another tuner.
     
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    I was looking for one of their internet tuners. They are hard to find and super expensive as well.
     
  6. fiddlefye

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    Hard to resist that move.....
     
  7. techguy0192

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    I also had an original 101. The 101A is better but by a small margin. I've been thinking about a MD90; however, I'm not sure what it will really offer over my 101A. Anyone with a MD90 that can comment?
     
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  8. heyraz

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    I never compared mine to a 101 or 101A, but it sounds great. Much better than internet streams from the college radio I listen to on my MD90.
    No complaints. No desire to upgrade.
     
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    I've always wondered about the sound differences between the tube and non-tube version of products that have both as an option. :confused:
     
  10. R-2-R

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    Wow!......surprised to see this dedicated thread on Magnum Dynalab tuners to say the least!

    As a long time love affair with my Magnum Dynalab FT-101A tuner it sure is good that there has been a thread dedicated to them.

    I also have basically that same set up as techguy0192 shows pictured in the original post but with one slight difference on the antenna.

    I have the FT101A tuner, the MD-205 Signal Sleuth but with the ST-2 antenna located outside on the highest point on my roof.

    Can be seen here: http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/racked-system.371286/#post-10136720
     
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  11. DOBIEGUY

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    My FT-101 was part of a package deal found on AudioGon years ago. Listed with the Sleuth and wired remote control,it was for local pick-up only. I was there in a New York minute. The tuner turns out to be a Etude version!
    Flipped the Sleuth and the remote to the same buyer for a few bucks more than the package!
    Reception is outstanding with a ST-2 antenna. Sound quality is exceptional with a dead quiet background.
    Along with a pair of Yamaha T-2s there is no shortage of quality FM listening in my house.
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  12. techguy0192

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    I can't say enough good stuff about the MD205 Signal Sleuth. The difference it made was shocking. Honestly, it's a must own for anyone with an analog tuner. Stations that were not listenable can be pulled and if needed I can makes tweaks with my MD tuner, such as switching to mono to further clean up the sound.
     
  13. decooney

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    MD-102 with a few mods. Sounds nice.

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  14. satkinsn

    satkinsn low end audio Subscriber

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    I have an FT-11 and the SR100 antenna. I winnowed down my gear a few years ago, but kept the MD, and thoroughly enjoy it - it's one of my two or three favorite pieces.

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