| zako wrote:|
|There is a "NEW" Roahde & Schwarz Tuner on EBAY today,,,$3600,,sourced out of Isreal,, cant make out the mod number,,,Should i bid????|
Hm, this is the type a question that I was not asked for a while!
Zako, I do not know this receiver. I know the Rohde & Schwarz EU6201, the one that is up for sale is EU200, I have no idea what it is. From the picture it looks like has a different front end. I do not know what purpose was for this unit and what topology it used. This EU200 is from end 70s, Rohde & Schwarz made super cool communication receivers in end 80s. I was approached with one it was bout $5K and it was 4U large unit with enormous amount of functionality and tuning options. I decided to pass is as I had no use for it. This EU200 unit might be a good tuner or it might be just a good communication recessive. If it has a fantastic selectively by narrowing IM bandwidth then you will hard get from it a good quality sound. Whatever it is you would need to invest some efforts to it to modify it out stage as it is not up to the demands of the best tuners. You would also need a good multiplex decoder. Still I would not go for the EU200 until I know certainly what it is and what topology it uses. The only this that I can assure you that whatever topology it has it will be very well made. Call to Rohde & Schwarz, find some senior person who work in there for a while and talk to him/her.
I think it all boil doe how interesting FM in your region. If you have a worthy FM station then you might try to experiment with Schwarz. Be advised that no one will be able to alight it in this country. Well, aligned EU6201, modified, and driving by own preamp a properly voiced multiplex decoder might sound as good as classic tuners theoretically can. I do not know anything about EU200 and to make assumptions only by the company name I would not recommend.
Rgs, Romy the Cat
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