Digital and analogue radio
Tuned into my desired local BBC radio station 104.9fm the signal strength on my Linn Kudos tuner measures +/- 20 dBμV using a simple Vivanco dipole 'T' aerial. The sound is good/ok but with occasional crackle (I have experimented by turning off any and all electrical appliances and wifi to find/eliminate culprit of crackle but to no avail). I can get signals closer to 30dBμV on other local fm stations.
Has anyone else ever come across one of these tuners before? I picked one up at the beginning of the year via that well-known auction site. I have tried several tuners over the last few years and this Denon is, so far, the best digital-synthesised tuner I have ever used for its combination of sound quality and RF performance. To give you an idea, the sound quality is up there with my Yamaha T-85, and, if anything, possibly a touch better. The sound quality on a good broadcast is superb with space, clarity, depth and dynamics.
Can you help me please (and hopefully anyone else) in identifying what your Evoke -3 is looking for on the USB interface when it is in the “waiting for upgrade” message?
It takes a boy to criticise anything in life but a man to admit that things have changed. Around 18 months ago I was fed-up with freeview 'commercial' stations: They sounded insipid and packed with sibilance.
Since TV switchover to digital these stations have insidiously improved. Now they are as good as standard FM from a tuner IMO. Unless you listen to secondary stations that have yet to latch onto digital - as I do - can't see any reason for the old traditional tuner. (Blimey, can't believe I'm saying this).
Has anyone added a DAB device to their receiver? And what did they use?
I was looking at the Pure Jongw A140 for its streaming features. Are they any good?
PlanetRock has been bought by the Bauer Media group to add to it's portfolio, which also includes Kerrang, Mojo and Q Radio. But will they bring back Rob Birnie??????
Anyone had any experience in dealing with this?
I have no issue with anyone wanting to go out and buy a DAB receiver. That is their choice. If they wanrt a choice of stations then they can have it.