I own a Day Sequerra Reference, and indeed it is an excellent sounding tuner, the best I've ever heard (but I haven't really heard a Marantz 10B or the original Sequerra tuner). Have not heard the MD108, but based on the Etudes I've heard, and expecting the MD108 to be a good step up from them, I don't know if the difference in sound quality between it and the D-S would be that great; when you're dealing with products at this level, the objective differences usually aren't of a quantum leap, although subjectively you might prefer one over the other. Add in the variables like the signal strengths in the area in which you live and the quality of the stations you listen to, and the end result is really that you have to hear them both to make any meaningful decision. I don't know if the Day-Sequerra is still in production--last I heard they had moved to Cherry Hill NJ after being out of production for a short period, but that was a number of years ago and their web site on my favorites doesn't exist anymore. That could be a factor in your decision as well. In addition, finding used ones isn't easy, because we owners generally don't want to sell them, they really are works of art. If you live in the NY tri-state area I can let you come over and hear mine and bring your Magnum to compare. Otherwise, since you say you're happy with the Magnum, I wouldn't sweat it, just enjoy the music, because you have an excellent tuner.
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