fm tuner

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  1. Sathyan

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    My brother just upgraded from an HK receiver to Roksan integrated amp (using Mirage OM10 speakers), thereby losing the FM tuner functions. He doesn't want to use the receiver as a tuner because it has problems. What external tuner would you suggest? It can be digital or analog. Used it OK. Solid-state preferred over tubes. He's going to use it to listen to Chicago's WFMT (classical). Any ideas for an indoor antenna would be appreciated. Budget of $250 for the tuner and antenna combined.

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  2. Scott Kriefall

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    Have you checked any of the local pawn shops? FM tuners can often be found at such shops for very reasonable prices, since there isn't much demand for them. You'll probably find many lower-end tuners for under $25, and if you shop around a bit longer you can probably find a good one for under $50.
     
  3. RayJK

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    An indoor antenna covers a lot of things from rabbit ears to a rotating 80" boom in an attic. For average use Radio Shack will usually have something for the more esoteric then Channel Master or another specialty manufacturer.
     
  4. Tom Grooms

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    Take a look at the Pioneer Elite series Tuna's. The F-91 and 93 models can be found for under $300. Here is one for sale at Audiogon.

    complete with rosewood side pannels....

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  5. Sathyan

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    re: antenna

    are there any antennas optimized for "college band" (high 80's FM) stations versus the over-processed, high-power ClearChannel stations?
     
  6. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    A couple of other great tuners:

    The inestimable Onkyo T-9090, from the late 80s - early 90s. Typically can be had on eBay for under $400


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    Yamaha’s recent top-of-the-line TX-950. Highly under rated, yet praised by many owners for it’s near-CD quality sound. I have this one, and it’s impressive simply for its plethora of “gee whiz” features, like dual antenna inputs, analog-like fine tuning, etc. Can be had on eBay for under $300!


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    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     

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