KenwoodKT-6040Kenwood KT-6040 sleeper DX tunerAbsolutely great tuner that never shows up this side of the ocean. Indeed, this is a Euro model (don't worry, it's 88-108) but it needs the accompanying step-up transformer, which is included in p...225.00

Kenwood KT-6040 sleeper DX tuner

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Absolutely great tuner that never shows up this side of the ocean. Indeed, this is a Euro model (don't worry, it's 88-108) but it needs the accompanying step-up transformer, which is included in price. Performance is excellent and cosmetics are great, too. Nothing glaring, just sightest signs of use. Having trouble getting in your favorite station? This puppy may just be the cure!

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"The KT-6040 was the successor of the KT-7020, which was the higher model of the KT-5020. The 6040 is an excellent tuner and, as mentioned by someone else, a sleeper. It is, IMHO, superior to both the 5020 and the 7020, with the 7020 being superior to the 5020. I've checked the schematics of the KT-5020 and the KT-6040, and I see many differences. The 6040 has 5 gangs (I think), 8 ceramic filters and 3 IC filters, and the distortion cancelling circuit is much more complicated. Also the MPX chip is better in the 6040 (LA3450) then in the 5020 (LA3401). The 5020 has a combined AM/FM IF IC (LA1266), while the 6040 uses seperate IC's (LA1235 and LA1245). The KT-6040 is a new design, stepping away from both the KT-5020 and the KT-7020/KT-990D."

Our contributor János says that the KT-6040 "was my first serious tuner. Afterwards I bought a KT-9900, Onkyo T-4650 and T-4711, Revox A76, Creek T40, Hitachi FT-5500 MKII, Sony ST-J60, Denon TU-580RD, and Yamaha TX-900. None of the above is too bad, but if I would be forced to have only one tuner, I would choose the KT-6040, based on RF performance (none of the above is better), convenience and sound. A remote would be missed - others have better ergonomics." Our contributor Rudy adds, "I also recently owned the KT-6040 and it's a definite sleeper. In stock form, it's already excellent for both sonic and DX performance. This should be a top-rated digital tuner, on par with the Yamaha T-85." And our contributor Sinan says, "I never heard a tuner with a better S/N ratio! Also extremely low distortion with an amazingly quiet background, but the Sony ST-S555ES has the edge in detail and stage width/depth."

I'll cover domestic insured ground and 2.9% PP fee.
Will be well packed and guaranteed to arrive in perfect working order. I even have a nice indoor antenna I can throw in (paid $30 for it from some FM antenna site).

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