Who's listening to FM Tonight? What tuner?

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by Old_Tech, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. aabottom

    aabottom Swing

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    Yeah, I find that my folded dipole antenna (300 ohm) from RadioShack beats most indoor antennas I've tried, even if I have to use a balun (300 ohm => 75 ohm) for modern receivers with no 300 ohm feed.
     
  2. rkgren1

    rkgren1 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    For some reason, in my use, I personally find that rabbit ears work better than the dipoles.
    The ability to play with the orientation really helps to increase signal strength.
    They are NOT an attractive addition to room decor, but form follows function.
     
  3. Teddy White

    Teddy White New Member

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    Couldn't agree more. Currently, my rabbit ears are perched on a stack of books atop a 6' bookshelf,with the ears spread out just below and almost parallel to the ceiling...because that seems to be the only available spot where any station below 5-bar signal strength will come in with a tolerable amount of static. It's bad when I live exactly halfway between the two transmitters of the local NPR affiliate & can't get above a 3-bar reading on either frequncy.
     
  4. OutlawSun

    OutlawSun Member

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    My Pioneer TX-9500II is pretty much almost exclusively on 91.7 kxt in Dallas. It’s by far the best station around.

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  5. rkgren1

    rkgren1 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Listening to jazz on my local public radio station, WHRO.
    Sherwood S7100-A receiver, driving little JBL J50 bookshelf speakers.
    Presently the antenna on this system is a piece of speaker wire with one lead attached to the receiver and the other wrapped around the doorknob.
    It's working well enough.
    The little Sherwood has a fine tuner in it.
     
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  6. lissenup

    lissenup Active Member

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    CBC Radio2 on the Pioneer TU-9100. C3A90E9E-ED4B-490D-9C0F-97A88AB8103A.jpeg
     
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  7. 59volvo

    59volvo Well-Known Member

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    kalw - Afropop World Wide foobar>u-control>sherwood s-7200
     
  8. jcmusic

    jcmusic Well-Known Member

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    Now the new to me Kenwood KT 5020 tuner!!!
     
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  9. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    All night to classical NPR station over the little moewillis-modded Sony HD in my sig system. SQ better than most streaming stations I find.
     
  10. gregswaim

    gregswaim Neutral Organic Sound

    It's a great station for sure. I also listen to JackFM(100.3- 80's top 40), WRR(101.1- this is the best sonically in my opinion but I also like classical music), and KZPS( 92.5- classic rock)

    Nice vintage receiver you have! ;)
     
  11. gregswaim

    gregswaim Neutral Organic Sound

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    KKXT 91.7 FM Public Radio Dallas, Texas
    Tuner: McIntosh MR74 AM/FM stereo tuner
     
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