Yamaha T-1 Tuners

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)


Product Description

analog am-fm tuner from early 80's


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

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is a superb tuner (made 1979) and a bargain too at current ebay prices. The T-1 is a very sweet sounding tuner, no harshness at all at any point in the soundscape. It is in no way fatiguing to listen to. Perhaps the best way to characterize it is that you don't notice that you are listening to an FM broadcast, all you are aware of is the music.

It has an extremely good ergonomic layout. Controls are smooth to operate, particularly the tuning knob. Tuning is a cinch. As you hit a station, the dial indicator gets brighter, then a quick touchup on the tuner meter and you're right there. OK, it's got no presets, I like presets so I miss them on the T-1 but you can spin the tuning knob across the dial easily, no problem. I'm using the T-1 in Sydney, Australia where the FM stations are not that close together, so selectivity is not that big an issue. It is a very sensitive tuner and pulls in low powered stations very well.
The vintage analogue tuner market is full of hype.There is no need to spend megabucks on a Kenwood, Pioneer, Sansui or any of the other fancied tuners. They are really not that much better than the Yamaha, if at all. What the T-1 offers in spades, is great performance, very good construction and a really cool look.
One brilliant tuner!! I know it is a cliche to say they don't make them like this anymore, but it is true. The T-1 is solid, solid, solid all the way, in every respect.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scubadaddy123 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This tuner is just a well built component. No presets, but the quality of the signal and sound more than makes up for this inconvenience. The tuner adjustment knob 'feels' controlled and locks on weak signals well.

I wish newer components had the weight and feel of older quality components like this one.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Terry a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I haven't had the luxury of comparing this to other tuners so I'll write about my personal experience with this tuner.

I went from a receiver (Old Marantz 2230) to the Yamaha and was really immediately impressed with the sound quality. The midrange and high frequencies were much clearer and detailed.

I haven't had any problems at all in the 20 plus years I have owned this. The stations remained locked on, they do not drift, no internal lighting for any of the meters or dial have burned out.

My ownly complaint is I would have preferred a standard "F" connection for the 75 ohm antenna connector. You have to strip off a section of the antenna cable and screw it down.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jesse a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2000

Bottom Line:   
A great product from out of the past and for my purposes, still doing the job. I have modern audio equipment except for this tuner.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Kirby Krause a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 30, 1999

Bottom Line:   
This is a quality built analog tuner, nice feel on the tuning,average sensitivity and selectivity. Above average for analog in the sound area. Smooth and good detail.I have had over 60 quality tuners for comparing.

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Duration Product Used:   an Audiophile




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