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Old 7th March 2006, 11:43 PM   #11
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Old 9th March 2006, 01:40 PM   #12
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I second that. For the money it's your best bet. Jim who runs the FMtuner website is a good friend of mine and he always recommends this first.

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Old 9th March 2006, 02:36 PM   #13
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Leak Troughline (all but the Mk1). Needs a good strong signal, but sublime sound!
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Old 9th March 2006, 04:36 PM   #14
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---Leak Troughline---
I've got one for about 10 alltogether with what may be the first solid state Leak amp (called stereo 30). Inside this valve mk3 tuner, nothing seems to have ever been changed and it's still working fine. It hasn't a stereo decoder so I've to add it some day. The Troughline series 2 and 3 are considered by bristish magazine Hifi-World as the best sounding tuners ever made.

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Old 9th March 2006, 08:29 PM   #15
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You're very fortunate!
It's well worth having your tuner realigned to get the maximum performance from it.
The original Leak multiplex decoder wasn't very good, so you're missing nothing there - they work best with outboard decoders.
Unfortunately, the Stereo 30, despite being designed as a replacement for the celebrated Stereo 20, is very average - but still worth 10 on its own!
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Old 10th March 2006, 02:34 AM   #16
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Old 22nd March 2006, 02:45 PM   #17
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What used to be East Germany has lots of vintage audio gear on ebay. Couldn't believe my luck when I read the specs of the Akai AT-93 on the tuner site:

http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/reviewsA-N.html#akai

I stole it by bidding 3 times more than it was likely to fetch.

Even then I got it for 53 euros, in total 70 inc exchange rip, shipping and registered posting of my cash payment. My very first piece of true audiophile equipment.
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Old 1st April 2006, 04:18 PM   #18
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I have a Kenwood KT 1100-D

For regular use very good, with good broadcastings.
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Old 1st April 2006, 04:50 PM   #19
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What used to be East Germany has lots of vintage audio gear on ebay. Couldn't believe my luck when I read the specs of the Akai AT-93 on the tuner site:

http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/reviewsA-N.html#akai

I stole it by bidding 3 times more than it was likely to fetch.

Even then I got it for 53 euros, in total 70 inc exchange rip, shipping and registered posting of my cash payment. My very first piece of true audiophile equipment.
When I worked for Akai I redesigned the power pcb of AT93 for my own purposes. The tuner can be better with a better PSU. Every supply is taken form the same 15V source which is not the most elegant solution. Apart from that it is a wonderful tuner, full class A and without global feedback....
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Old 1st April 2006, 06:05 PM   #20
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Thanks for the tip jean-paul. The case is warmer than I'd like and was thinking about modding it just for that reason.
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