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Denon TU-260L Tuners

4.6/5 (10 Reviews)


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FM/AM Tuner


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Henry Porcher a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2016

Bottom Line:   
Purchased the TU-260L MK2 as second hand early this year as my trusty Pioneer died of old age. Reception is brilliant, however it suffers some high frequency distortion, present on choral and percussion. Having called in a local aerial man to check it out and finding no external problems, my attention was drawn to the previously unnoticed fact that the DENON has a higher line output level, notably 1.1V whereas the input sensitivity of my Marantz amp is 150mV/20k.
This is probably the mismatch causing the distortion due to overloading the input. This would be no problem to sort with an attenuator (6dB) however calculating correct values is difficult due to no load impedance published for the DENON, which has scant technical info on instruction manual. This appears to be the norm for Denon products so prospective purchasers need to take this into account!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jarvis a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2016

Bottom Line:   
Bought used both the TU-260 (€50) and the TU-460 (€90) Denon tuners because of the hype around them. They do live up to the myth! Very nice detailed sound with excellent clarity and transparency. But both need good signal stations, with poor signal they don't sound good. So I would very highly recomment both as they are true high end sounding tuners for very little money! And particularly the TU-460 which is a little better sounding is very hard to beat! It is very important to get them alligned and have all potentiometers properly set for voltage at test points, even if your tuner appears to work well. You will be amazed with the result.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben C a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Could not believe the price, excellent condition, what more could you ask for in a non RDS tuner.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   Cash Converters



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Karl a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2001

Bottom Line:   
The sound quality off of broadcast is very good. The depth of the unit, as indicated by previous reviewers can be problematic. It necessitates longer interconnects because of its shallow depth, and the outputs being on the opposite side (as compared to my other units--all of which have the rca-jacks on the rear right). There is no signal strength meter, and no remote functionality. Other than these physical design shortcomings, it does everything I would want a tuner to do--receive broadcasts with good selection and sound quality. It is a bargain at the price I paid, and overall I am very pleased with it. It compares favorably with pricier offerings from Denon (e.g. TU-1500) for sound and reception if you don't need RDS (which I do not), but the build quality is not the same. Overall 3.5 stars, with 1.5 take off for build and design. 4.5 stars for value.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Used on Ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt H a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Excellent build and sound and reception. I use the standard ariel it comes with and its great, i sometimes even get faint french & spanish radio!! Oh ya, good for listening to pirate radio stations aswell. Good radio text function. Good jog dial thing to scan through stations.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Richer Sounds




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