Maybe a dumb question, but are people getting better SQ with any tuner vs. streaming internet radio via a good streamer?
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All SS System, I’d stick with SS Tuner.
If considering used or vintage, my Carver AM/FM Tuner incorporated some of his unique patents, very capable reception. I had the TX-2 AM/FM Tuner.
I have tube amp and went for tube tuner/preamp, McIntosh mx110z. It is amazing, however all reviews say it needs a strong signal.
I listen to 88.3 WBGO Jazz FM only. I have a large TV antenna in the attic, aimed at my Jazz station’s broadcasting antenna near Columbus Circle, NYC.
All FM is between TV channel 6 and 7 on TV antennas
Seems Carver also made combo tuner/preamps
Carver made a lot of stuff in a gray color, then some black, ....
"For tubes, get yourself a McIntosh MR78 tuner."
Edit for stereo5- The Macintosh MR71 is Macs last tube model, ending in 1969.
Arguably 2nd only to the Marantz 10B which is considered top of the food chain.
My daily driver is a 67’. Couldn’t imagine not having it. I don’t stream. I switch to the tuner with Classical as a "palette cleanse" during LP flips. Depending on where you’re at, the only stations with substance are the NPR broadcasts of new, Classical and Jazz. R&R radio at least in Los Angeles is long gone.
Tube tuner fanatics also acknowledge to REL Precedent as the holy grail. It was the inspiration for the Marantz 10B.
Depending on your location, NPR news, Classical/Jazz on the left side of the dial are the only stations with substance. R&R radio at least in LA is long gone.