My research led me to buy a few fine tuners over three years, and my favorite is a Tandberg TPT 3001A. Smooth sound suited to all formats of music, nails the station, and reproduces the full range of lows, mids, and highs, with great balance. Glad to purchase this and the others years back, as they are scarce and spendy today. I listen to it for hours and never touch it. What more is there? Others I own are Crown FM3, Sansui TU-X1, and Luxman T-117. They all are close, yet the 3001A, to my brain, plays slightly more accurate and superior through tube preamp, planar ribbons and dual subs.
I must say that the Accuphase T-109V is one of the best tuners in the world.
When I bought the Accuphase I've auditioned some MD, and the rest is history.
The T-109V as superb sound, some of the best highs I've heard in a tuner, excelent stereo imaging, great tuning capabilities (selectivity and sensitivity) and a first class construction.
Hearing live broadcasted music from this tuner is a great experience.
My Technics ST9030 FM with 8, yes EIGHT gangs in the front end, sounds best, and more natural than the clinical sound of carriage trade units like previously owned MR78's and Magnum Dynalabs. It has 'the look'.
The rounded tube sound of my several Scotts from 310E's to LT110's is going out of favour and anyway they are not nearly as selective. Toshibas are no slouch either.
The best of my Scotts has been a 310D / 335 Mpx pair. Soon to arrive is a Kenwood KT8300 with uber mods. and also a Sansui ST 717...said to have 'audiophile sound'.
Don't take everything that the tunerinfocentre says as gospel, though they are a fabulous reference! The key is to have an FM station that broadcasts live music...a rarity these days.
Plus use your own ears too, tuners vary a lot.
Vintagestuff, I have an ADS T2. BUT I just tried to program the presets, and it doesn't work right - I can only save a few of the numbered presets (I can save 1 and 3 but not 2 for example.)
Anyway, you tune in manually the desired station, open the big door on the left, inside - hold down the "memo" button while at the same time press the number you want to save that to.
But if that's not working, it may be like mine - there may be a problem with the memory circuitry.