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Offline Tuyen

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McIntosh tuners
« on: March 05, 2014, 07:01:58 PM »
McIntosh 67 tube tuner.

One to look into as well.  I know a local guy with one. Will see if I can try it out.

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 07:44:05 PM »
I have heard they are good, but I have heard lots of story's, I believe nothing until I hear it.

Offline Jehuty

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 05:24:44 AM »
Well I like their look better than any other vintage tuners so I want one too!  ;D
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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 09:25:01 AM »
Not all that matters can be measured, not all that can be measured matters.

Offline Tuyen

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 09:33:16 AM »
ooo that is seriously cheap for a M67!! 

*checks bank balance*

no can do here !  lol

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 09:47:22 AM »
Quite a bit of surface rust.
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 09:04:49 PM »
Not all that matters can be measured, not all that can be measured matters.

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2014, 10:51:03 PM »
Looks pretty, doesn't it.   

I'm not in the market for a top end FM tuner.   
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

Offline stevenvalve

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 09:03:16 PM »
I am seriously looking at this, but how much do they really sell for.  Mcintosh MR67 Tube FM Tuner

 http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/161359521547?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Offline klackto

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2014, 09:42:48 PM »
That one seems to be in very nice condition....
I guess that's a fair price ... might be a bit cheaper to buy from USA but by the time you factor in shipping I'd say it's pretty even.
It's also less likely the glass front will be damaged (always a worry when shipping these) coming from within Australia.
Hard to know which is the best Mac tuner.
The MR67 is said to sound better than the MR71 despite having a 3 gang front end (vs 4 gang for the MR 65 & 71) The MR71 is more sensitive .... I've always fancied an MR67 ... just love how they look and the magic eye really floats my boat.
I have an early MR65 stereo {not b) which sounds nice but does need work. The early MR65 had tube rectification while the b version introduced the nuvistor front end and had a better mpx output stage but had ss rectification.
I'm planning at some stage to send mine down to the guy you recommended in Melbourne.

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2014, 11:43:16 PM »
I what a tube rectifier. You say this does not have one.

Offline klackto

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 07:44:18 PM »
Hi Steven
MR65b, MR67 and MR71 all had selenium rectifiers.
Earlier MR65s had tube rectifiers but were essentially mono tuners with a bolt in MPX decoder .... this is the one I have.
This MPX decoder was rushed into production when  stereo broadcasting started unfortunately had a transistor to flip phase
in 1 chanel so the path for L & R channel are not perfectly symmetrical.
I guess one could get an external tube mpx adapter like the Scott 335 using the mpx(mono) out from the tuner.

OR    ...........................

Look out for a Scott 310e :)

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2014, 08:45:21 PM »
I have been looking for the Scott 310e, but they have been going for lots of money. Anyway the Mac is now, not an option.

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Re: McIntosh tuners
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2014, 09:53:28 PM »
When I bought my MR65 in 2003 ( paid about $350 US shipped) .... I could have bought a 310e for not a lot more.     If I knew then what I know now ..... mind you the exchange rate wasn't so favorable in those days. Have you thought of getting a mono 310 ( c or d) + a 335 mix adapter.  Having a separate tube rectified PS for tuner & output stage(in mpx unit) could be an advantage .... especially if you want to tweak.  :D