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McIntosh MR-78 FM Tuner - Lower Price

Price:  $950.00
Days/Views:  90 / 6411 (Posted 2017-07-19)
Accessories: Original box, manual
Seller:  Rod M   (Contact Seller)
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This is possibly the nicest MR-78 that you'll see. I've owned it for about 15 years and it's been stored for the last 8 or so. The tuner is as close to mint as I've seen. All the lights and meters work perfectly. Sensitivity is better than any of my other tuners including the Marantz 10B.

The wood case is included and isn't quite perfect. There a few small scratches on the top left side and the back corners are nicked just a bit.

Amazingly, this tuner comes with the original box and owners manual, quite a rarity.

From FM Tuner Info

McIntosh MR 78 (1972-79), $1,699

A wonderful classic analog FM-only tuner with great sensitivity and selectivity, the MR 78 was "the" tuner in some circles (including among DXers) in the '70s and still holds its own against newer tuners that sell for higher prices despite less solid construction (the Fanfare tuners come to mind). However, despite its fantastic selectivity, the MR 78 is no longer the premier tuner for DXers because its selectivity can now be matched or exceeded by a less expensive tuner modified with narrow ceramic filters. See Roger Russell's site for the specs. Our contributor David Rich notes, "The MR 78 is double-tuned at the input, then has a cascoded (better linearity) RF stage followed by another double-tuned filter." According to Terry DeWick, a top McIntosh repair tech, there were three successive versions of the MR 78 with the third one being the best, but we don't have any information on the differences.



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Seller:  Rod M   (Contact Seller)
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