TRIO / KENWOOD: KT-917 FM tuner – what the experts say

The above image comes from hifiengine Hello gentlemen. What can you tell me about the Kenwood Kt 917 which I believe was badged trio in the UK. Thanks in advance. Ralph Thank you Ralph. In matters like this we always defer to http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/ Here is what they have to say: (1979, $1,000, photo, schematic, detector/MPX […]

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TRIO / KENWOOD: KT-917 FM tuner – Some people believe that the Kenwood KT-917 is the finest FM tuner that was ever manufactured.

This is what tubesound.com have to say on the subject: Some people believe that the Kenwood KT-917 is the finest FM tuner that was ever manufactured. This is truly the cream of the crop. Pulse Count Detector, high build quality, Made in Japan. A fellow in my community decided to trade-in this KT-917 for some […]

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TRIO / KENWOOD: KT-917 FM tuner – ‘was the most technically advanced high-end FM tuner upon it’s launch in 1979’

They write: The Trio KT-917 tuner (known as the Kenwood KT-917 outside of the UK and Japan) was the most technically advanced high-end FM tuner upon it’s launch in 1979. It replaced, and bettered, the already world-beating Trio 600T. If there was ever a better tuner than the Trio KT-917 then I have yet to […]

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Classic VALVE tuners?

Hi guys, I start to spend more times listening to radio recently. I recalled I’d asked regarding valve tuner but can’t remember where the tread was. Would appreciate if someone can help here, I am keen into valve tuner (the old ones). I’d search brands like Scott, Fisher, and nearly confirm one in Ebay (lafayette […]

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Why do folks STILL love their FM tuners?

  Yesterday at GW I saw a Yamaha tuner (don’t know what model). I had it in my hand and was halfway to the check-out when I thought, “What am I doing? I already have my old smart phone hooked up to my system, and through my home WiFi I can stream just about any […]

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NAKAMICHI: CA-5EII + Nakamichi PA-5E (and the Nakamichi ST-7 FM tuner, in passing) test review

NB: This was originally published in 2010 Hello, and welcome to the next of my series of reviews of vintage equipment. First, I only write about equipment that I have had extended, direct and personal experience of either as an end-user or retailer – or both. I don’t get involved in measurements. During 34 years […]

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FM – tuners still make a difference?

I have always shyed away from getting a matching tuner for my ES Jap-Crap system due to most stations now compressing the life out of their music – no dynamics to speak of and I’ve sometimes been sure I can hear MP3-like compression when listening – especially if using a digibox as a tuner. I […]

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