McIntosh MR88 AM/FM/HD Radio Tuner

 

Gold Member
Username: Exerciseguy

Brooklyn, NY United States

Post Number: 2617
Registered: Oct-04
I hadn't realized McIntosh had released a new tuner; I kind of like the idea of the retro'ish dial tuner, but kind of looks out of place with the newer Mc-styling if you ask me.

Not that I wouldn't like one.

http://mcintoshlabs.com/products/1333.asp


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Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 12468
Registered: Dec-04
That tuner would look right at home under the ma6900 IA.
 

Gold Member
Username: Exerciseguy

Brooklyn, NY United States

Post Number: 2618
Registered: Oct-04
Do you get radio at the North Pole? :-)

What's the progress with the MA6900?
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 12473
Registered: Dec-04
The 6900 is on the go today CM.
 

Gold Member
Username: Exerciseguy

Brooklyn, NY United States

Post Number: 2619
Registered: Oct-04
BINGO! Congrats, it should straighten out those Mani-2's.

Did you sell off the Classe gear?
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 12476
Registered: Dec-04
That deal should go tomorrow, amp and pre.
Had to throw in a car sub and amp to get er done.
All of the sales so far have been to Asian guys from Toronto for some reason, dunno why.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mike3

Wylie, Tx USA

Post Number: 1991
Registered: May-06
Nuck, my MR-78 would look nicer with the MA6900., especially since I moved a newly re-furbished MR-71 into its place.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 12695
Registered: Dec-04
Hmmm...
 

Gold Member
Username: Mike3

Wylie, Tx USA

Post Number: 2007
Registered: May-06
Hmmm... indeed!
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 12697
Registered: Dec-04
Dude, I am hammered and happy, lemme call ya tomorrow.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mike3

Wylie, Tx USA

Post Number: 2008
Registered: May-06
Right.
 

Silver Member
Username: Soundgame

Toronto, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 998
Registered: Jun-08
They also released a B-ray/Universal - not that I'm buying anytime soon.

http://www.canadahifi.com/comments.php?id_entry=759

Back to the tuner and I ask out of ignorance. If radio is predominantly a broadcast of a digital source, can you ever home to get any better sound from a tuner than the source itself? I can't see how. Therefore, as long as you yourself have a source that matches or bests a broadcast component you're much better off listening to your own favorite material. But I guess those are those without large collections and who like to hear free music...fee I guess with putting the cost of the tuner aside.
 

Gold Member
Username: Exerciseguy

Fort Hamilton, NY United States

Post Number: 2891
Registered: Oct-04
George,

I think it's pretty obvious that listening to your favorite music via an uncompressed digital format, like redbook CD, with the fewest obstacles between the recording and your ear, is always your best choice.

But how do you find new music to listen to?

For me, radio serves that purpose. In addition to listening to music, I also listen to a ton of non-musical broadcast, from sports & news, to talk-radio & NPR, a radio is almost always on in my house
 

Silver Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 630
Registered: Oct-07
When I'm working around the house, XM is always on. It comes down the pipe from my 'small dish'.

When it's time to get serious, a CD serves well.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Ezntn

Greeneville, TN

Post Number: 50
Registered: Apr-09
KPIG.com
In my office, if I am there, the PIG is playing.
In the hotel room (3 nights a week on average), the PIG is playing.
Best assortment of 'mericana & other music, delivered with a Santa Cruz, California flair.
Heartily recommend it
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 13909
Registered: Dec-04
Gives me heartburn.

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