Yamaha T-85 Tuners

4.78/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

T-85 Natural sound digital tuner


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andre fredette a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Got the Yamaha T-85 on Ebay for approx $300. It worked fine but sent it to Antenna Performance Specialties for an ugrade and mod. Taht cost approx $600. They did a great job changing the resistors capicitors, realigning the stereo circuit , better filters , detachable power cord etc. Also the return packaging was impeccable. The tuner was good before but they improved the sound with higher quality components and more selective filters. The sound is improved with better base extension etc. What I like about this tuner is that it has four filters,wide, normal, narrow and very narrow. This is useful when listening to a weak station next to a more powerful station. This tuner was Yamaha's top of the line tuner in the early eighties. I don't know if the modded and improved T-85 sounds better than a Yamaha CT-7000 but it certainly sounds great and has more tuner flexibility with the filters and controls than a CT-7000. Mabye not as pretty but it meets all my needs. I think this tuner is under appreciated in the audio world but is worth picking up and with a few mods can be an audiophile tuner along with being a great DX tuner.

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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:5
Submitted by gary jeffers a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2007

Bottom Line:   
A great sounding tuner that really brings in stations.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   pawn shop



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by o-rod a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2003

Bottom Line:   
The T-85 is one amazing tuner! This is the
finest non-remote digital quartz FM tuner
i have ever owned!! If you live in an urban area i would not even bother with any other tuner. feed this tuner with any
signal amount, the front end on the T-85
can handle it,very overload resistant.
as far as sound goes, think of the great
british mini-monitors, you know- glorious
midrange but not extended at the extremes.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   E-bay



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

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I had bought a piece of audio equipment from saturday audio for $100 and I didn't like it very much so I returned it. I noticed on their website that they had this tuner for $119! (This also includes a no questions asked 30 days return policy - Saturday Audio is the best.) Based on the reviews I had to get it.

I just hooked it up yesterday, and I was blown away. Using all the IF and RF modes I can get almost every station perfectly. Not only that, the presets remember all of the settings (mono/stereo, IF, RF, blend). So once you set it up you never have to worry about it again. (maybe this is a common feature on the new fancy tuners, but I haven't seen it.) Using all these settings it is possible for me to get very listenable reception for stations I didn't even knew existed.

So it is much better than the Yamaha T7 in this respect. However, I should note that the T7 sounds slightly better when reception quality is good.

Overall an outstanding tuner, and an incredible buy. I can't imagine that the Yamaha TX-950 that is going used on ebay for $400 has anything on this tuner.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   saturdayaudio.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kenneth a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Great tuner. Pulls in weak stations clean. Great sound too.
A tuner that does not need to be updated or replaced. Will perform as well as any of todays turners in all areas. Will be using for many years to come.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   e-bay




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