Category Archives: tuners

Sony ST-J60

The radical new 1978 range of Sony tuners was topped by the ST-J55 (£200), ST-J60 (£295) and flagship ST-J75 (£375). Stylistically these were a radical departure for the Japanese consumer electronics giant, with slimline proportions that were a marked contrast

Sony ST-J60

The radical new 1978 range of Sony tuners was topped by the ST-J55 (£200), ST-J60 (£295) and flagship ST-J75 (£375). Stylistically these were a radical departure for the Japanese consumer electronics giant, with slimline proportions that were a marked contrast

Sony ST-S770ES

Back in 1991 Sony Corporation was Japan’s best-known purveyor of premium priced electronics – from Trinitron televisions and MiniDisc recorders to portable video cameras and CD players. Basically, if you wanted a ‘good’ TV or hi-fi, you could save yourself

Sony ST-S770ES

Back in 1991 Sony Corporation was Japan’s best-known purveyor of premium priced electronics – from Trinitron televisions and MiniDisc recorders to portable video cameras and CD players. Basically, if you wanted a ‘good’ TV or hi-fi, you could save yourself

Denon TU-260

The great pantheon of hi-fi is full of iconic, highly celebrated products about which reviewers wax lyrical – Linn LP12, Technics SL-1200, Naim NAP250, NAD 3020, Quad ESL-57, Celestion SL6, etc. – but what about the forgotten, fallen heroes? Denon’s

Denon TU-260

The great pantheon of hi-fi is full of iconic, highly celebrated products about which reviewers wax lyrical – Linn LP12, Technics SL-1200, Naim NAP250, NAD 3020, Quad ESL-57, Celestion SL6, etc. – but what about the forgotten, fallen heroes? Denon’s

Creek CAS3140

“I have had a genetic interest in radio, since my father got into consumer electronics when he was a boy, and then joined the RAF as a wireless operator during World War 2,” Mike Creek tells me. “I made my

Creek CAS3140

“I have had a genetic interest in radio, since my father got into consumer electronics when he was a boy, and then joined the RAF as a wireless operator during World War 2,” Mike Creek tells me. “I made my

Pioneer TX-9500 II

There was a short period in the history of hi-fi when many people considered this tuner to be the best in the world. It wasn’t a universal view, but along with the Yamaha CT-7000 of a few years before, this

Pioneer TX-9500 II

There was a short period in the history of hi-fi when many people considered this tuner to be the best in the world. It wasn’t a universal view, but along with the Yamaha CT-7000 of a few years before, this

Aiwa AT-9700

Tuners are rarely objects of desire. Even the best examples of the breed struggle to arouse passions like, say, high end turntables or monster open reels. But Aiwa’s AT-9700 was different – ultra modern in the nineteen seventies sense of

Aiwa AT-9700

Tuners are rarely objects of desire. Even the best examples of the breed struggle to arouse passions like, say, high end turntables or monster open reels. But Aiwa’s AT-9700 was different – ultra modern in the nineteen seventies sense of

Naim NAT 01/NA PST

If you’re ever unclear about Naim Audio’s philosophy, then look no further than this. Within the small (86x206x300mm) case of the NAT 01 are the purest fragments of the company’s DNA. Purposed for the highest fidelity reproduction of FM radio broadcasts,

Naim NAT 01/NA PST

If you’re ever unclear about Naim Audio’s philosophy, then look no further than this. Within the small (86x206x300mm) case of the NAT 01 are the purest fragments of the company’s DNA. Purposed for the highest fidelity reproduction of FM radio broadcasts,

Denon TU-1500AE

The problem for Denon’s TU-1500AE was that it was the long-awaited replacement to one of the best and most long running budget tuners in history. True, there were a couple of super rivals from the likes of NAD and Creek, but

Denon TU-1500AE

The problem for Denon’s TU-1500AE was that it was the long-awaited replacement to one of the best and most long running budget tuners in history. True, there were a couple of super rivals from the likes of NAD and Creek, but

Magnum Dynalab MD-90T

What’s not to love about the Magnum Dynalab MD-90? Any red blooded radiohead looking at its delicious fascia – peppered with analogue meters, LED digits, switches, knobs and the inscription ‘analog FM tuner’ – will be beguiled. If ever there was a product

Magnum Dynalab MD-90T

What’s not to love about the Magnum Dynalab MD-90? Any red blooded radiohead looking at its delicious fascia – peppered with analogue meters, LED digits, switches, knobs and the inscription ‘analog FM tuner’ – will be beguiled. If ever there was a product

Yamaha CT-7000

This tuner is legendary in the great scheme of radio things, with superlative design and ergonomics. It has timeless styling which Yamaha has recently resurrected for its range of hi-fi separates, only the slight patina of age on a CT-7000 marks it as being something

Yamaha CT-7000

This tuner is legendary in the great scheme of radio things, with superlative design and ergonomics. It has timeless styling which Yamaha has recently resurrected for its range of hi-fi separates, only the slight patina of age on a CT-7000 marks it as being something

Meridian 104

It’s amazing how some classic products have disappeared into the mists of time, totally forgotten – while others are talked about many decades after their demise. Meridian’s 104 tuner is an example of the former, but deserves to be the

Meridian 104

It’s amazing how some classic products have disappeared into the mists of time, totally forgotten – while others are talked about many decades after their demise. Meridian’s 104 tuner is an example of the former, but deserves to be the

Nytech CTA 252XD

Nytech’s classic ‘Calculator Tuner Amplifier’ is largely forgotten now, but made a great impression on the British hi-fi market when its star burned brightly in the late nineteen seventies. Its name was no mere whimsy – back when launched in

Nytech CTA 252XD

Nytech’s classic ‘Calculator Tuner Amplifier’ is largely forgotten now, but made a great impression on the British hi-fi market when its star burned brightly in the late nineteen seventies. Its name was no mere whimsy – back when launched in