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Old 07-04-2011, 01:08 PM
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Beautiful tuners, Jim. Congratulations! I enjoy my MR77 every day. I think it is one of the least appreciated McIntosh tuners out there.
Thanks. I agree. Sonically, it's a gem, and I've been pleasantly surprised by its ability to haul in a not-too-noisy, separated stereo signal from 70 miles away (and "through" a nearby hill) with cheapie FM rabbit ears. (The 77 on the rotored outdoor yagi does far better noise-wise with the same signal, as you might expect.)

My wife's pleased, too, since she'll get either a 77 or a 74 of her own.
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