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Separates tuner or standalone

Georgie Burgess

Standard Member
Quick question. I'm in the process of buying a mid-range hifi separates system and I want to add an FM tuner. Not pushed about DAB and internet radio but chances are whatever I get will have either or both of those features. My question is would I be better off buying a separates tuner like a Denon 1800 etc or a standalone radio like the Pure Evoke Flow? I'll probably be purchasing a Roksan Kandy K2 amp so whatever I purchase will have to connect into this.

KJ Palmer

Established Member
A decent seperates tuner should give you better reception than a small box crammed full of electronics, and possibly geared more to DAB than FM. I have an old Denon receiver, and with a good aerial attached somewhat outshines my little Roberts 'tranny'. That obviously comes into it's own for portable or non-critical use, but for the hi-fi I'd always go with seperates rather than plug in a line out from a portable. I'm quite impressed with the Denon DM37DAB, though, so something like that might be worth considering.


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