Revox B160 Tuners

Revox B160 Tuners 

DESCRIPTION

Revox's entry-level FM tuner, offered great clarity and selectivity, 30 presets, and is RDS capable.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 21, 2013]
paulda davies
AudioPhile

I am a dx fm broadcast fan as well as hi fi sound. Before had a Sony ST 5000 and B&O 5000 tuners long time ago found the Revox best of both worlds mine is for sale about $500 has RDS stilll works perfect .Please contact me

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 26, 2007]
gcouture
AudioPhile

Strength:

Superb detail and imaging, wide soundstage. Surprisingly authoritative bass in a tuner, very natural sounding overall. High sensitivity with weak stations, and very low noisefloor. Station names can be programmed, and 30-presets are available. Great build quality and oversized power supply.

Weakness:

Complex and unintuitive controls, captive cable, RDS requires expansive optional accessory.

This tuner was a great find on eBay. Although it is now discontinued, it is still highly competitive as a pure FM tuner. I'm am using it combined with a Magnum Dynaab ST-2 aerial.

The inside shows top-notch German built-quality, and a power supply which is about the same size as my Arcam A85's own. Upon earing, channel separation and sound imaging is exceptional. Live broadcasts on quality stations are just incredible. Sensitivity to wael stations is also quite remarquable, and the noise floor remains extremely low even low-quality signals. In the end, this turned out to be one of those unplanned purchases that turned out to be excellent decisions, I am listening to it every day.

On the low side, the tuner has a captive cable, and its mid '80s ergonomics are disconcerting at best if you don't have a user's manual. RDS-capability also required an optional add-on card that can still be obtained from German seller Joschi (website: http://www.revoxjoschi.de). It is remote-controllable, but the remote is a hard-to-fin collector's item!

However, it sounds so marvellous, if you can find one below 500$ it is rock-solid bargain, and worth a few headaches.

Similar Products Used:

Sony ST-JX411, Yamaha TX950, Magnum-Dynalab Ft-101

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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