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ROTEL RT-940 Tuners

4.33/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $350.00


Product Description

AM/FM Stereo Tuner - Dual Gate Mosfet Front - End Separate Power Supply Regulators


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

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2013

Bottom Line:   
A vintage Sansui was the best tuner I've owned, but the Rotel RT940ax is easily the best modern tuner I've owned, outperforming a DenonTU260, DenonTU660 and B&K TS108 which I had. It is slightly better than the TU660 in station reception, but it outperforms it in sonics, with greater clarity and frequency extension. The TS108 (rebadged Fanfare FT1) had worse reception and mediocre sound in comparison to the musically satisfying Rotel. I highly recommend it for a $100 used tuner.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by John a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I wanted to like this tuner. I bought a Rotel amp and preamp (which I love) and I wanted to stay in the Rotel family. My mistake.

Reception of local powerhouse rock stations is OK, but there's enough noise and interference with this unit's reception that you won't want to listen to jazz or classical stations. Forget trying to get distant, hard to get stations, they're just not there.

I just bought a new Sony STR-SA50ES for $400. It's head and shoulders above the ROTEL 940. It's quiet, pulls in any station with even a distant signal. Bottom line: the 940 is a good unit for $150, a way overpriced unit for $350.

the gear:
Dynaudio 1.8 mk II
Rotel RB-1080 200 w/c
Rotel RC-995 pre
Sony STR-SA50ES tuner
Sony SCD-C333ES SACD
Synergistic / Alpha interconnects


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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $350.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by HB a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Nice tuner, but just doesn't quite cut the mustard. Easy to use, reliable, functional tuner. But the sound just sounds slightly unrefined and borderline harsh compared to other tuners I've used.(but better than many others) Still have an old yamaha t-85 that just blows this tuner away. Krell's tuner in their old receiver model blew it away. Have kept it because it is a reasonable tuner and it makes it easier to control my Rotel system remotely.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carl a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
this is a great tuner it has lots of presets a very good remote and very good sound. On a good signal it sounds much better than cheap cd players and overal function is very good.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Tried out 2 diff. Sony tuners ( including new $550.00 unit), and others. This tuner sounds clear, detailed and better than the rest. One peak inside the chassis shows a large circuit board with plenty of build quality. I was disapointed in the Sony's when you opened up the chassis to find 1/4th the chassis used. More importantly is the sound and it is great, Stero broadcasts sound more defined. AM reception has been the best I've heard ( I do use the Terk AM Antenna which is a big help to any Tuner). Until and when digital radio is in full form you cannot go wrong with this unit.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $350.00




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