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    Join Date: Mar 2017

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    Default Fm radio- forgotten source?

    Recently installed a huge 5 element directional fm antenna on the roof. Originally had an omni directional type, but due to location wasn't brilliant. New one gave 25% improved reception. I was disappointed with the results with my Cyrus 7 fm, as this tuner needs a perfect signal for best results.
    Enter Rotel rt950bx. Bought off eBay for £25 in perfect nick. Wow! What a difference. I can't believe the quality of broadcasts on some fm transmissions. All this for a total outlay of £175. I was amazed by the quality of old recordings on the Jamie Cullum jazz show with Micheal Parkinson this week - it's opened a whole new world to me.
    Cyrus 7fm to be listed on EBay soon, unless I get an offer...
    I know fm keeps being threatened with extinction - but in the meantime will enjoy.


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    Keep an eye out for something like an Accuphase T101. That'll blow yer socks off!
    There are times when you canít do the sensible thing, when you canít act like a responsible adult at all; you just have to do whatever insane thing comes into your head. When bad people do it they end up murderers, when good people do it they end up heroes, and when the rest of us do it we end up looking like total idiots. But whenís that ever stopped us?

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    Love fm radio. If your into classical music Colin just think how amazing the proms will sound this year through your rig.!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapid View Post
    Love fm radio. If your into classical music Colin just think how amazing the proms will sound this year through your rig.!!
    Well I'm off to see Proms in the Park to watch heroes Ray Davies & Gilbert O'Sullivan - it would be good to somehow digitally record the transmission??


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    I'm and avid FM fan, and have recently bought a newer FM tuner the AVI S2000 Mk ii.

    The main problems I have are poor reception for geographical reasons, and that the BBC's SQ is often abysmal, they not caring now about it and mic. technique is particularly to blame.

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    For those thinking of returning to the FM world, on a tight budget, here is a link to 43 pre-owned FM tuners under £30. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Radio-Tun...at=22635&rt=nc
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    Many nice little Japanese tuners on ebay for little money.

    I hardly ever listen to radio, so I bought a Rotel RT-830AL for peanuts. It sounds just fine.

    The JVC JT-V10 is well worth looking out for. It dates from the late seventies and was bottom of the JVC range at the time, but was highly regarded for its sound quality. I had one for many years. Cheap, plasticky and lightweight, but sounds very nice.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    I'm sticking with FM for as long as I can. I have two very capable tuners and a receiver with a stunning tuner section and I love using them all.
    Adam.

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    I have six FM tuners and listen to the radio for two or three hours every day. Usually Radio 3 and 4, and recently LBC.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    The JVC JT-V10 is well worth looking out for. It dates from the late seventies and was bottom of the JVC range at the time, but was highly regarded for its sound quality. I had one for many years. Cheap, plasticky and lightweight, but sounds very nice.
    One here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2727126053...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    It will go for peanuts.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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