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Denon TU-260L Tuners

4.56/5 (9 Reviews)


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FM/AM Tuner


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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



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan P a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Were it not for the lack of signal metering, I would almost question the wisdom of spending any more on a tuner.

Living in very flat, built up London, using a roof aerial, I can pick up local FM radio stations all over Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire in crisp, uninterrupted stereo. Voices have a sense of space, and music is engaging with good separation. Of the tuners I've listened to, only the gorgeous Audiolab 8000T was appreciably better, with a cleaner, more tonally neutral sound. Bearing in mind that the Denon sold for £129, and the Audiolab for £799, this would be something of a disgrace on Audiolab's part if this were not the case.

If they added a signal strength meter and cleaned up the front panel a bit, they could shift these things for £400 a pop and nobody would complain.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $129.00

Purchased At:   Sevenoaks Hi fi




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