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Denon TU-260L

Anyone got this tuner? if so what is it like? Seen them on ebay for about £30 - i know they were a budget tuner (and well thought of I believe).


My old Marantz looks as if it has finally given up the ghost. Crying  

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...Or does anyone know whether it is signal-hungry? It's important, because signal reception in my area is notoriously hit 'n' miss.

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PP, i had one of these for approx 15 years, they were out in the early 90's IIRC,     just sold it last year for ?25-aaahhhhh


Served me well and never had any trouble with it, god, i just remember now in the days before SKY and the Premer League i'd bring me can of coke and mars bar to my room and listen to BBC Radio 5 Live......those were the days


 


Sorry PP, cant upload pics of mine-doh


 


 

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I have the MK2, and it's fantastic. Chebby had the Mk1 recently (and got it for 10 quid if I recall)

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Though tbh, for the price of them you might as well just buy one and find out - if it's not what you want, sell it again...

EDIT - especially if it's the one that went for 99p recently. Look at the recent sales, they range from 99p to 30 quid. Time it right and you'll get a cheap one. If you don't get that one, try the next one.

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I also have the MK2 and agree with JohnDuncan in saying that it is fantastic. It was purchased from ebay for £34 about 12 months ago, it had been well looked after and was in mint condition. I live in North Staffordshire and have a large 5 element FM aerial in the loft pointing towards Sutton Coldfield, it is connected directly to the plug/tuner, no wall sockets, using Satellite grade cable - signal quality is superb on the majority of stations. Go For It!

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JohnDuncan:Though tbh, for the price of them you might as well just buy one and find out - if it's not what you want, sell it again... EDIT - especially if it's the one that went for 99p recently. Look at the recent sales, they range from 99p to 30 quid. Time it right and you'll get a cheap one. If you don't get that one, try the next one.


Understandable, however, we have hi-fi components and bits 'n' bobs crawling out of the woodwork.... Big Smile

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I had the Denon TU-260L MK2 and it was a brilliant tuner. Highly recommended. Yes

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ValianTX:I had the Denon TU-260L MK2 and it was a brilliant tuner. Highly recommended. Yes


Cool! nice one, Valian

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I can honestly say in 20+ years I've never heard a bad word about them.

 

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See, even Chebby doesn't have a bad word for the tuner... Stick out tongue

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hahahaha...that was funny! Angel

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Sorry. The system 'ate' my text when I pressed 'post' and I did not get around to re-typing it.

Anyway....  the Denon TU-260L was ok. For a tenner it was very good.

I gave it away (when I bought my present tuner) so even better value for the new owner Smile

I am not sure I would bother with an FM tuner at all if reception was not so good and I did not have a good rooftop aerial. (It is and I do.)

With reception like PP describes ("notoriously hit 'n' miss") I would use Freeview radio and/or internet radio. (Or radio from Sky or Virgin cable, or Freesat, or whatever if your TV reception is bad too.)


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chebby:

Sorry. The system 'ate' my text when I pressed 'post' and I did not get around to re-typing it.

Anyway....  the Denon TU-260L was ok. For a tenner it was very good.

I gave it away (when I bought my present tuner) so even better value for the new owner Smile

I am not sure I would bother with an FM tuner at all if reception was not so good and I did not have a good rooftop aerial. (It is and I do.)

With reception like PP describes ("notoriously hit 'n' miss") I would use Freeview radio and/or internet radio. (Or radio from Sky or Virgin cable, or Freesat, or whatever if your TV reception is bad too.)


A simple YES or NO would have sufficed! Hmm Hahahaha...just kidding chee bai. Wink

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chebby:

Sorry. The system 'ate' my text when I pressed 'post' and I did not get around to re-typing it.


Anyway....  the Denon TU-260L was ok. For a tenner it was very good.


I gave it away (when I bought my present tuner) so even better value for the new owner Smile


I am not sure I would bother with an FM tuner at all if reception was not so good and I did not have a good rooftop aerial. (It is and I do.)


With reception like PP describes ("notoriously hit 'n' miss") I would use Freeview radio and/or internet radio. (Or radio from Sky or Virgin cable, or Freesat, or whatever if your TV reception is bad too.)




Your probably right. I have mentioned in other threads (yonks ago) that I may not replace the tuner. However good the sound quality is with digital radio, most of the stations I like (X-FM or Absolute Radio) are either rubbish reception or cannot be picked up at all. So my hand maybe forced....

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