Hi fellow AKer's I know I will get alot of heat for this. Of course there are some good solid state tuners out there. The Tx1000 from pioneer, the sanyo plus series tuner, yamaha has a few. But there is one out there that can be found both working and not working and needing some work. To put this short its the Dynaco FM3 tube tuner. The sound quality is unmatched compared to any tuner I have ever listened to. The sound is warm and spacial and the tuner can be aligned at home with no special tools required. No special equipment needed to do anything to it. Also the tuner section is incredibly strong. Weaker FM stations are brought in........in stereo. If anyone has opinions or can speak from experience lets hear about it.