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    FM-3 rebuild photos on photobucket

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    baddog1946

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    Join date : 2010-02-03
    Location : Costa Rica

    FM-3 rebuild photos on photobucket

    Post by baddog1946 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:42 am

    Here are the pics of the complete FM-3 rebuild I did.

    http://s1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/baddog1946/

    WntrMute2

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    Join date : 2010-11-21

    Re: FM-3 rebuild photos on photobucket

    Post by WntrMute2 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:41 pm

    Very nice looking. Are there more photos or just the half dozen or so? You've got me considering this as a next project.

    baddog1946

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    Location : Costa Rica

    Re: FM-3 rebuild photos on photobucket

    Post by baddog1946 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:34 am

    I can easily take more. This was a fun project and the donor tuners are not expensive if you are patient and wait for deals. I needed parts from three tuners to make this one. I will try to post some more in a day or so.

    Pooch

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    Join date : 2009-12-01
    Age : 66
    Location : Wa

    Re: FM-3 rebuild photos on photobucket

    Post by Pooch on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:08 pm

    Nice work! How is the FM3 for DXing? I have a rooftop antenna to pull Seattle about a 100 miles away. Some tuners won't pull very well at this distance.

    baddog1946

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    Location : Costa Rica

    Re: FM-3 rebuild photos on photobucket

    Post by baddog1946 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:22 am

    Hi: Pooch
    I live in Costa Rica about 150 miles from the capital where all the big stations are and I get several stations from there with a god DX signal and a few more from Nicaragua which is about the same distance.
    I get these on this newly refurbished tuner using only a small outdoor dipole antenna and the other stock tuners I have also get most of these stations but with intermittent stereo and some of the stations are not listenable in the stereo mode and have a lot of static depending on the weather etc.
    The tuner I did with the new parts and motherboard is in a class by itself in comparison probably because it has all new parts with spot on values. I also spent a lot of time getting the alignment just right. Not as easy as Dynaco says in their build manual. The last few fine adjustments make a big difference.
    This new tuner is very quiet and has no hum whatsoever. I think it is well worth the cost as the tube tone is superb.
    I have an Onkyo SS tuner that sounds quite inferior to this tuner in A-B tests. My total cost for everything was less than $325.00 US. including the donor tuner.
    Baddog1946

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