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Who's listening to FM Tonight? What tuner?

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

  1. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it is good... Subscriber

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    I picked up the 14bit RSP1A several months back. It is actually quite astonishing in it's abilities and sounds exceptional when connected to a good DAC. I recently hooked it up to my external FM omni and compared it to the CT-7000. In general, not as musically satisfying but not by a large gap. On very difficult channels I was able to get a satisfactory audio experience on the SDR that the Yamaha could not touch. Also, the SDR is a lot of run and you can play with most any frequency 1kHz through LF, MW, HF, VHF, UHF and L- band to 2GHz (assuming the right antenna etc).

    Probably the most audio/tuner fun for little coin I have found in recent years!
     

     

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  2. jheu02

    jheu02 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    WQFS 90.9 Greensboro. Guilford College. “Metropolitan Radio” with Ivan on my TX-9500II

    Currently playing “Cities” by Talking Heads.
     
  3. lokerola

    lokerola AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Wow, that a gorgeous tuner!
     
  4. jheu02

    jheu02 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thanks. Hadn't seen much use up with the SA-9500II in the bedroom system, so thought I'd bring it down to the main setup for tonight.
     
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  5. jheu02

    jheu02 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Now listening through a recent acquisition: Marantz ST-64.

    Picked it up at GoodWill. Not too shabby. Has Wide/Narrow Fine Tuning (50kHz step) 8 presets each for AM/FM (stores bandwidth selection info too). all for $10. When I eventually get back into slinging solder this winter, I'm sure sound can be improved in the signal path, but that must wait.
     
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  6. red 111

    red 111 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Aretha Franklin songs on WBGO FM 88.3 from Newark New Jersey...on my NAD 4020 tuner thru Dynaco A-25 speakers...coming in loud & clear with BIC Beambox antenna...LINN Wakonda preamp & LINN LK140 amp...RIP Aretha.
     

     

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  7. PabloTincho

    PabloTincho Active Member

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    how do you like that t-80 so far ?
     
  8. jheu02

    jheu02 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    If you're talking about the tuner at the bottom of the stack, it's my recapped T-85. And I like it, especially after I had it aligned by PunkerX.
     
  9. mgkfifty

    mgkfifty Active Member

    WDET public radio from Wayne State Uni Yamaha T-1000
     
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  10. PabloTincho

    PabloTincho Active Member

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    Is the t-85 your best tuner ?
     
  11. jheu02

    jheu02 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Dunno. I really like the Audio Dynamics T-200 that PunkerX also aligned, and my TX-9500II...
     

     

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  12. user510

    user510 Member

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    I routinely listen to KNKX FM 90.3 for its jazz content. The tuner is a Carver TX-11b. I am pretty happy with this particular tuner.
    Where I am at, I am restricted to indoor antenna's. Apartment living, etc. So I have a Folded dipole up on the wall which receives the best (so far) out of several different diy indoor antenna designs and attempts made.
    My location, Raymond, Wa, is remote and the mix of stations available to me is quite different from what I had available in the Seattle area from where I moved. A number of stations I receive are based in Aberdeen. I can just barely pull in KINK, based in Portland. (101.9fm)

    -Steve
     
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  13. satkinsn

    satkinsn low end audio Subscriber

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    Since our son - and his computer and his gaming systems - departed for college, I've been building a little stereo in the front bedroom out of odds and sods I've had lying around. The front bedroom gets the best radio reception in our house, which is unfortunately situated close enough to my little town's tallest hill to be a problem.

    I tried the little Sony but switched it out for my Magnum Dynalab F11, which surprisingly gets just about as good reception and sounds better, I think. Neither one can work miracles; I'm still limited in what I can pick up. But it's good to have a tuner in a useful place, and tonight I'm dialing back and forth between syndicated jazz on the mighty NCPR out of Canton NY (though I get the translator they put up in my little town) and classical on WCNY FM out of Syracuse. Not a bad way to spend my night.

    Here's a picture of my little stereo, minus the two JohnBlue 3 speakers. For anyone keeping track, that's an old Sony blu-ray player I use for CDs; the Magnum Dynalab; a KingRex T amplifier with a USB input; a Raspberry Pi running PiCorePlayer.

    s.

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  14. danj

    danj modern primitive

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    Listening to 91.5, the local PBS affiliate and their Saturday night fare. The tuner, which is excellent, is built into my Denon AVR-3803 receiver. My antenna is an outside straight wire strung between my house and carport. It does the job but I'm planning to soon put a real FM antenna on my roof.
     
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  15. DOBIEGUY

    DOBIEGUY AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Right now! Richard Thompson live at City Winery. On WFUV-FM 90.7 or WFUV.ORG
    The Yamaha T-2 makin' it happen.
     
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  16. 59volvo

    59volvo Well-Known Member

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    listening to the many moods of ben vaughn in a variety of places:

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  17. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it is good... Subscriber

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    Listening to Jazz on KNKX on my CT-7000 through their powerful tower on Tiger Mountain in the Puget Sound area.
     
  18. fanghorn

    fanghorn AK Member Subscriber

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    I is...Sherwood S-3000...
     
  19. gregswaim

    gregswaim Neutral Organic Sound

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    Station: WRR Classical 101.1 FM Dallas,Tx

    Tuner: My vintage McIntosh MR78 FM stereo tuner
     
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  20. lissenup

    lissenup Active Member

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    The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 on my Luxman T-03. Great programming.
     

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