I own several former Stereophile Class A tuners. All of them clearly deserve that classification but the sonic transparency of the RHT-10 is clearly the best. In a league of its own and unbelievably hard to get (Rotel's other models current and past are no where near the quality of this tuner. It was their all out effort in the mid-1990s). Completely leaves the Magnum Dynalab Etude and Fanfare FT-1 noticably lacking. Stereophile thought so also degrading their classification of these tuners. But unlike Magnum Dynalab, that have some of the best customer support in the business, it was not an easy thing to get replacement parts for the RHT-10. I got an extra display for my RHT-10 (without a display what would you do)? Extra panels and other cosmetic items are not available. We, as a high end community, should support groups like Audio Research that treat their older products with the same pride that we do as customers and have almost every nut and bolt for components over 20 years old. Back to tuners, my other tuners I use in an alternating basis are: Audiolab 8000t, Meridian 604 (the digital output bigger brother to the current 504), Roksan Caspian (I previously owned 4 top McIntosh models). By the way, if have to go on the cheap for a tuner I highly recommend the mid to late eighty's NEC T6E or NEC T601E Tuners (Former Stereophile Class B and remarkably transparent and wide sound stage for the money).
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