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Old 11-20-2018, 10:17 PM
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I love my 108T SE. while FM is not what it used to be (and thatís an understatement), I listen to it 3 or 4 nights / week. Iím with Dan though on the looks of the 109 - doesnít do it for me.


Ps to my own post - I saw one of these in person in Munich and it looks much better in person than in the photos. Still, to my eye and my eye only, I prefer the 108.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:32 AM
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I really enjoy FM but Iíve got a lot of other $10k upgrades waiting in line that will make more of a sonic difference than this baby will.

The reviewer compares this new MD tuner favorably to his Day-Sequerra, which is also very good tuner.

When I was working as a design engineer for a leading broadcast equipment manufacturer we used a Sequerra Model 1, McIntosh MR 78, and Sansui TU-X1 as our reference tuners. The best sounding by a fair margin was surprisingly the Sansui TU-X1.

This was a closed loop test where we fed our FM exciter with audio from a Studer A80 and compared the output of the whole chain to the original.

Iíd still like to get a TU-X1 but they are very hard to find.

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Old 12-05-2018, 01:16 PM
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Hello,

How are the newest products from Magnum Dynalab? I know they had some problems in the past but now I see they ressurect

Any info would help a lot!
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Iíd still like to get a TU-X1 but they are very hard to find. Tom
Tom - A few TU-X1 show up annually on eBay and Audiogon. Also, if you follow the conversations on https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FMtuners/info, the folks there will generally alert members when a TU-X1 or other scarce, but highly regarded tuner (HK Model 14, etc.) is listed.

The newer Magnum Dynalab tuners seem to be pretty good, judged on user feedback. The fact that they are still in business after all these years says a great deal.
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Tom - A few TU-X1 show up annually on eBay and Audiogon. Also, if you follow the conversations on https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FMtuners/info, the folks there will generally alert members when a TU-X1 or other scarce, but highly regarded tuner (HK Model 14, etc.) is listed. The newer Magnum Dynalab tuners seem to be pretty good, judged on user feedback. The fact that they are still in business after all these years says a great deal.
Thanks! I'm a manner of the FM Tuner group - I guess I should pay more attention to it. I'm not that actively looking, but if the right piece comes up I'll definitely check it out. Our Wisconsin house is about 100 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul so a good tuner is a necessity there.
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The generally most highly regarded DX machine when you need to 'reach out and touch someone' is the Yamaha T-85 or TX-1000 (essentially the same as the T-85 with a few less bells & whistles, but with a tuning knob). My T-85 has been recapped & aligned and is a stellar performer.
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