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What FM tuners have you owned?

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chebby's picture
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Sony ST-88 (quite old even when I bought it second-hand for my first system).

QED T231

QED T260

Rega Radio (first version)

Integral tuner in an Arcam Solo-Mini.

Naim NAT05.

Integral tuner in my Marantz M-CR603.



Marantz M-CR603 • Rega R3 loudspeakers • AirPlay • Apple iPad Mini • Apple iPhone 5 • Apple iMac • Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11N • Humax HDR-Fox T2 • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390

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RE: What FM tuners have you owned?

- Leak Troughline 11 (belonged to my Father)

- Sony TA-T4A



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RE: What FM tuners have you owned?

Marantz 2060ML

Denon 260 MKII


Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i


Formerly known as plastic penguin

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RE: What FM tuners have you owned?

Too many to mention but after I bought my mkII Cyrus Tuner I stopped looking any further


Main system: Mac Mini 2011 • HRT II+ DAC • Lacie 3TB Cloudbox NAS • Marantz PM66 KI • EB Acoustics EB2

In storage: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Cyrus 2 + PSX • Cyrus tuner • Technics SL-P777 • Marantz CD63KIS • Nakamichi DR-1

cse's picture
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RE: What FM tuners have you owned?

Ion Obelsk FM Tuner - still used daily, outstanding.


nopiano's picture
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RE: What FM tuners have you owned?

I was into receivers in my early days - a Tandberg (a TR200 I think), then a Harman/kardon 75+, a quadrophonic jobbie.

Always thought Quad tuners were over-rated but I love my Hitachi which must be almost 30 years old - it was a fave of the late, great Angus McKenzie.  

Was very tempted by an Accuphase about a decade ago, but amazingly it did not sound noticeably better than my Hitachi, though it was luscious to behold.  A couple of years ago a nice lady in Bristol tried to sell her ex-hubby's Yamaha CT-7000 on ebay, before me and a few others said it was worth a mint.  I had always fancied one but it was a silly price in the day.  Was great to see it in action, but there was a fault and I had no idea if it was fixable so I passed up the chance.  It weighed more than most amps do today!



Hi-Fi: Krell KAV-300cd, Michell TecnoDec/RB250/Grado Prestige Black1, KAV-300i amp, Transparent balanced interconnects and bi-wire to Sonus faber Concerto grand piano speakers, Nakamichi ZX-7 cassette deck, Logitech Squeezebox Touch, Hitachi FT-5500 and Sony S570ES tuners, BCD Engineering stand, RA Powerlink, Chord powerchord, Grado SR60i cans.

AV: Sony Bravia KDL-32EX503 telly, BDP-S370 player with QED HDMI. Currently unused: Denon AVR-1705, DVD-1710, KEF KHT1005.2 

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Joined: 23 May 2009
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Luxman T-117L Akai AT-K11L I

Luxman T-117L
Akai AT-K11L

I have infact only started trying tuners recently. The Luxman is nothing special, despite the hype. The Akai however is wonderful, a very basic tuner but sounds so fluid and natural - bought for £30 !


Pro-Ject Debut SE3  / Marantz SA8003 / Luxman T-117L / Audio Analogue Puccini / AVI Neutron 5

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RE: Luxman T-117LAkai AT-K11LI

Sansui TU-317.



Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy DC4 speakers / Marantz UD-7007

AVI Lab Series & Marantz CD63 MkII KI CD players / various cables 

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RE: Luxman T-117LAkai AT-K11LI

I've had a Kenwood and an Arcam.


Unison Research CDE, Leema Tucana 2, Kudos C2 and some cables.

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RE: Luxman T-117LAkai AT-K11LI

various vinatge sonys including es

vintage technics models

vintage pioneer models including tx 7500 and pioneer sx 1980 and 1050 receivers

arcam t32

various yamaha models


marantz cr603 ;bowers and wilkins cm1 technics sl 1200mk2 pro-ject phono box silver anniversary speaker cable