I own the FM-2G and a Fanfare FT-1A. I've found that the FM-2G is very sensitive to location. When it was indoors I wasn't "wowed" with the whole set-up. When I moved it out on the balcony, NW corner and covered, and hung it from the cover/roof it really didn't sound any better except that I could now walk around the listening room without distorting it ever so often. However, once I got it mounted on the eaves of the roof so that it could receive from both sides and above, not to mention the fact that it was now six feet higher, it sounded considerably better. I'm still experimenting with it. Strangely enough though, the Fanfare tuner actually tunes quicker under scan mode or when I'm just going from one preset to the next with the antenna in the good/better position. I own a very nice hifi system and have been into audio for awhile, but I've never invested in a high-end tuner so I don't have much experience at this sector. I know antenna specialties has an indoor mount antenna that they claim is very good and much better than the "whips" if you're willing to pay the extra money, its only $300 and the unfinished version is only $150. To address one more point, my location and building are nothing like yours. I don't know thier website but someone lists it in one of thier reviews on audioreview.com under the tuner section under one of the reviews for the aps-13 which is antenna specialties yagi style. It may be antennaperformance.com or antennaspecialties.com. Good Luck.