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I've got a big knob!

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by nathan_silly, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. nathan_silly

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    Just bought this from ebay..paid a bit much for it (oh well)

    Nice!:D Big & chunky (I'm talking about the tuner!)

    Nicer build than newer stuff though.
     

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    heh heh. I wonder how many people are a bit unwilling to checkout this thread -hmmm he's attached a picture as well!
    :)
     
  3. dts_boy

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    i like your knob very much ;)






    On the tuner that is....
     
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    My knobs bigger than that :D
     
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    Yes, that is a big knob!
    Have you also got one stuck on your head as that
    would explain a few of your posts! :laugh:
    No offence intended:D
     
  6. Jsinger

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    Don't know about you, but mine tends to ache if I turn it too far to the right :D
     
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    :laugh:

    Find attached picture of the thinga-ma-bob (variable pot?) that tunes the ferrite core? - seems higher quality than my previous 80's style analogue tuner (Panasonic ST-2600L)
     

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    For a real bargain,nathan,the Trio(Kenwood) KT-7500 takes some beating....not a fashionable name now,but that particular tuner was on a par with things like the Yamaha CT7000 at its time....you can find these for about £50-150 on ebay,and easily better than a modern £500 tuner,and with a bit of tweaking(which we know you enjoy!)can be made to sound even better.
     
  9. nathan_silly

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    btw, I paid £37 for the Toshiba, and £12 for Parcel Force- arrived intact!

    My local hifi dealer thinks DAB is rubbish- so getting these old analogue tuners will defently be better quality than DAB tuners (apart from background noise of course)- plus read that analogue tuners- like the one above- is better than a quartz digital stereo (ie a modern analogue FM tuner)

    Think I spotted one of them Kenwoods- or something that looks very similar on ebay.
     
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    In that case,good value!

    DAB currently is rubbish....sub MP3 quality mostly.
     
  11. Nic Rhodes

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    smart move
     
  12. nathan_silly

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    BK- are you being honest or sarcastic? :)
     
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    Honest, these old tuners make great buys and last for donkeys years
     
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    Talking of which- the area that one of the pulleys broke! managed to fix it by glueing back & wrapping a rachet tie wrap around it. Suprised the amount of tension- no wonder it sheared the plastic off.

    I think it's detuned slightly- the dial is not accurate; what FM station is bang on 100 etc? That way I can adjust the string to match the display.
     
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    Isn't Kiss FM at 100?
     
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    on my Denon! :D
     
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    Sorted it- tuned it to classical FM (100mhz) then adjusted the needle along the string.

    VU meters- mmmmmm! :)
     
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    It's not how big your knob is that matters, it's whether you can twist it into the right position.
     

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