McIntoshMR85usedMcIntosh MR85 AM/FM Tuner in Custom Walnut Wood Case**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale** An excellent modern tuner from McIntosh that perfectly matches your other Mc gear, new or vi...2499.00

McIntosh MR85 AM/FM Tuner in Custom Walnut Wood Case [Expired]

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**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale**

An excellent modern tuner from McIntosh that perfectly matches your other Mc gear, new or vintage. Superb sensitivity and noise rejection for bringing in even the most distant stations. Will require a good quality antenna for optimum performance, or just a simple whip antenna to do a good job bringing in your nearby stations.  

The solid MDF and Walnut veneer cabinet was handmade to fit perfectly with this piece, and features a bronze metal vent on the top. It is of the highest quality, much better than the cabinets that were sold by McIntosh in the 70's and 80's. This cabinet by itself cost $400 to make. 

This tuner is in near-mint condition with no signs of use or wear.  The glass is perfect and the cabinet does not have any deep scratches or dents. 

Thoroughly tested in our lab utilizing our professional Sencore SG80 FM Generator, which allows us to generate a reference FM signal of any frequency and amplitude, and then measure the results of the MR85 tuner output on our Sencore PR81 or oscilloscope. 

This unit passed with flying colors and produced a natural and warm sounding output. 

Click here for a PDF copy of the MR85 Owner's Manual

Performance Features:
• Flywheel Manual Tuning
A newly designed, optically encoded weighted flywheel system makes 􏰃dialing in􏰀 stations an easy job. Reminiscent of the dial-cord flywheel tuning method found in classic McIntosh Tuners.
• Custom Preset Naming
All 9 AM and 9 FM station presets for each tuner module may be custom labeled with any desired name up to 8 characters. For example, FM Preset Number 3 (92.50MHz) can be renamed JAZZ 7, or WXYZ.
• Optional Second Tuner Module
A second fully independent McIntosh TM1 Tuner Module may be added to the MR85 by your dealer. This is ideal for applications where two tuners may be used at the same time, such as Multizone Systems or listening to one station while recording another station. The TM1 is the most economical way to add a second high performance McIntosh Tuner to a system.

FM Tuner Specifications
Useable Sensitivity
14dBF which is 1.4uV across 75 ohms

50dB Quieting Sensitivity
Mono: 19dBF which is 2.4uV across 75ohms 
Stereo: 35dBF which is 15uV across 75 ohms

Signal To Noise Ratio
Mono: 75dB 
Stereo: 70dB

Frequency Response
Mono: +0,-1dB from 20 to 15,000Hz 
Stereo: +0,-1dB from 20 to 15,000Hz

Harmonic Distortion
0.3% at 100Hz 
0.3% at 1,000Hz
0.3% at 10,000Hz

0.45% at 100Hz 
0.45% at 1,000Hz
0.65% at 10,000Hz

Intermodulation Distortion
Mono 0.25% 
Stereo 0.45%

Capture Ratio

Alternate Channel Selectivity

Spurious Response

Image Response

RF Intermodulation

Stereo Separation
45dB at 100Hz 
45dB at 1,000Hz 
35dB at 10,000Hz

SCA Rejection

AM Tuner Specifications
20uV External Antenna Input

Signal To Noise Ratio
48dB at 30% modulation
58dB at 100% modulation

Harmonic Distortion
0.5% maximum at 50% modulation

Frequency Response
50Hz to 6kHz NRSC

Adjacent Channel Selectivity
45dB minimum IHF

Image Rejection
65dB minimum from 540 to 1600kHz

IF Rejection
80dB minimum

17-1/2􏰂 (44.5cm) W, 5-3/8􏰂 (13.7cm) H, 17-1/2􏰂 (44.5cm) D, (including clearance for connectors)

25.5 pounds (11.6 Kg) net
43 pounds (19.5 Kg) in shipping carton

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If we don’t have the original manufacture's packaging, we use heavy duty double ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts.  In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging.  We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages.  Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box. 

This item is available for pickup in Ridgewood, NJ or Union Square, NYC (with convenient parking in the building).

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