Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

The Lounge A place to talk about almost anything but politics and religion.

am/fm tuner
am/fm tuner
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th December 2011, 03:31 AM   #1
merlin2069er is offline merlin2069er  Canada
diyAudio Member
merlin2069er's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto
Send a message via MSN to merlin2069er
Default am/fm tuner

I've been looking for a decent am/fm (vintage) tuner on ebay.

Any suggestions? I really like the sansui tu 717 or an older scott tube tuner.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2011, 03:59 AM   #2
Chris Daly is offline Chris Daly  Australia
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New Zealand
Originally Posted by merlin2069er View Post
I've been looking for a decent am/fm (vintage) tuner on ebay.

Any suggestions? I really like the sansui tu 717 or an older scott tube tuner.
Tuner Information Centre is a valuable resource: Tuner Information Center - Vintage Stereo Tuners
My favorite tuners are pioneer TX9500, and TX7500 Yamaha CT1010 ,Quad FM4 and Marantz ST50 , not everyone's choice but I find them good. A good way of assessing the very good from the not so good is the number of tuning gangs indicating sensitivity.

Cheers / Chris
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2011, 10:35 PM   #3
tvrgeek is offline tvrgeek  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Md
Sure, the old analog is beautiful. Tubes sentimental. Unfortunately, the really good vintage units are fabulously expensive and they just can't perform as well as a good digital tuner. But you can pick up something like a Nak ST-7 or Pioneer 92 for only money. I grabbed a Kenwood 880D pretty cheap too. All of the mentioned have a front end good enough not to be disturbed by a station that has a HD simulcast. Of course, anything over about ten years old needs a session in a good shop. I had a Denon 630 for years, and it was pretty sweet. Analog transistor.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2011, 12:58 AM   #4
Wavebourn is offline Wavebourn  United States
Designer & Technologist
diyAudio Member
Wavebourn's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
am/fm tuner
For AM I would use something like Collins R-390
For FM new cheap Chinese Degen DE1103
Nothing in the universe is perfect. The ideal things are the ones that are most optimal. Optimization criteria, what matters. When I hear "No Compromise Design", I want to take a sledgehammer and test how impact-proof it is.
  Reply With Quote


am/fm tunerHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FM/AM Tuner s0rce Analogue Source 174 8th June 2013 11:47 AM
Fisher FM-50 tube tuner and Dynaco FM-3 tube tuner hatrack71 Swap Meet 5 25th January 2011 10:43 PM
Larsholt fm tuner front end for JLH tuner design-Any still available? djsb Analogue Source 0 25th December 2008 04:46 PM
FM Tuner jethari Digital Source 3 5th December 2007 09:27 PM
Is it the best FM tuner? 3moons Analogue Source 5 1st April 2004 10:40 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:24 PM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio