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newbie123 2nd March 2006 11:01 PM

Vintage Tuners
Can anyone suggest some of the best FM/AM tuners, may be vintage ones?
Any better source than e-bay?

Looneytunes 3rd March 2006 05:14 AM

Hi Newbie,

If you haven't already, check out You'll find a lot of information, links and reviews of vintage tuners. Sadly, ebay may be your best source, but you could also check This site is mostly high end, high $$$, but I have seen some vintage pieces there too. I can personally vouch for the Magna Dynalab F101A Etude. Very nice.

Have fun,

rayfutrell 3rd March 2006 06:36 PM

I have owned a Revox B760 for 25 years and see no need to upgrade. gives it high marks.

From an engineering viewpoint, the front end design is one of the best I have ever seen. Revox liked tantalum caps and used them in the audio signal path, so I replaced those where possible and upgraded the opamps on the audio board to NE5534s.

They do show up on Ebay but the price is usually bid up very high.


DragonMaster 3rd March 2006 10:10 PM

There's a Yahoo! group for It's FMTuners. They should be able to give you some advice. You can also look at fmtunerinfo's "Shootouts" page for good tuners.

Good AM ? GE Superadio i/ii/iii or a lot of '50s-'60s tube radios. Possibly newer ones with AM stereo also.

Netlist 3rd March 2006 10:16 PM

I have an old Sansui TU9900 and I am very pleased with it.
Together with the CA3000 and BA3000 it makes a nice combination.


Glowbug 3rd March 2006 10:42 PM

Modified Kenwood 7500's :)

I have a Tivoli Audio Model Two that sounds killer for local, close-in stations, but even with good antennas connected its overall sensitivity is not that great. But if the station is local, the SQ is quite good :D

jackinnj 3rd March 2006 10:50 PM

The Pioneer SX110 Receiver has an excellent tuner section -- and is vintage (tube).

newbie123 4th March 2006 01:29 AM

Vintage Tuners
Wow that tons of info!!
Does any receiver(stereo only),comes closer to TU717,or Kenwood LT-02,TU9900 in terms of performance.
Else,anyone willing to sell these vintage beauties,in our forum?

DragonMaster 6th March 2006 10:50 PM

Better go there!

forr 7th March 2006 12:43 AM

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For the pleasure : a lovely, rather small and real vintage, I own is a Sansui TU555, it has a circular dial and is almost as fast to tune as a digital one. You have the curious feeling that the tuning knob is of the just right diameter. Sound is very good too. I used to own the TU777 with similar aesthetics but much larger and wiht a larger tuning knob : less nice to tune, and a less magic sound despite the greatest complexity. I love these beautiful vintages.

~~~~~ Forr

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