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Old 12-21-2018, 10:22 PM
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I wonder the same thing every day.

Given that the rest of my system is virtually all accuphase, I’m quite interested in the answer to that question. As I recall though, accuphase still has a digital aspect to their tuners (about which I may be mistaken), and I have to say I love love love the all analog rendering of the MD.

Plus, while I love my tuner, taking the loss I would inevitably incur on the MD and then forking out big $$ for the accuphase is none too exciting.
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Amplification > Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 / C37
Sources > PS Audio DirectStream DAC > DirectStream Memory Player > Silenzio by -E- (via Roon/NAS) > Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205 > ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
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Rental (while the room is being built): Accuphase E650 replaces the C3800 and A200s. All of the other stuff above that's usable, except the turntable stuff. Using TAD CR-1s, rather than the R-1s.

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Old 12-22-2018, 08:35 PM
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This is a good website for FM info.
http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/
Many of the posters on their yahoo forum are broadcast and former FM/circuit design engineers. A great place to learn.
Am guessing it would be difficult to not find either of them being 'the best'.
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