My understanding is the that FM/HD/AM of the MR88 is the same as in the TM2 tuner module that was in the McIntosh MA6600 integrated amp I used for a couple of years. While good, the analog was not up to the standards of the fully refurbished McIntosh MR80, Sony ST-J75, Yamaha T-85 and, especially the Accuphase T-106 that were used along with it. The only advantage it had was during poor listening conditions the HD was considerably less susceptible to noise generated by stormy weather (isn't that a song ). While 'good', definitely not great to my ears. The Accuphase T-106 remains at the top-o-the-heap for best sonics and T-85 for best reception for me.