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ELTAX TUN70 FM/AM RDS HiFi Tuner, £9.99 in-store @ RicherSounds VIP Club

£9.99 @ Richer Sounds
The Eltax Tun70 comes with everything you'd expect from a quality budget tuner. Both FM and AM, Medium Wave, come as standard with each boasting 20 presets. For ease of use the FM section features RDS… Read More
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9y, 2w agoFound 9 years, 2 weeks ago
The Eltax Tun70 comes with everything you'd expect from a quality budget tuner. Both FM and AM, Medium Wave, come as standard with each boasting 20 presets. For ease of use the FM section features RDS. This makes it easy to find the strongest signal and gives a clear indication of the station being listened to on the Tun-70's clear, comprehensive display.

It's £40 normallly and this price is for VIP club members which is an email newsletter that you sign up for. I think you just need to ask in store for the VIP price and no proof is needed.
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#1
:thumbsup: heat added...
#2
voted hot..!
#3
Very reasonable budget tuner this ... so at a tenner has to be good value for money.

You'd struggle to get a half-decent second-hand one for that much.
#4
Good for the year or few that you have until the analogue signal is switched off... There'll be plenty more tuners like this going cheap!
#5
Oh come on, would it not have been easier to just post the entirety of Richer sounds email here rather than starting seperate threads for each part of it?
#6
Fat Bird;2057547
Oh come on, would it not have been easier to just post the entirety of Richer sounds email here rather than starting seperate threads for each part of it?

a good deal is a good deal and to be fair you will find people doing the same with play sales etc where there are lots of entries posted for each good deal.
#7
ianmcn
Good for the year or few that you have until the analogue signal is switched off... There'll be plenty more tuners like this going cheap!


I thought DAB was going down the tubes - what exactly is the digital future for radio?
#8
Richer Sounds are a pain in the backside for the dirt cheap offers. I used to work 5 minutes from 2 different branches, and after getting What Hi-Fi (which used to feature exclusive offers - not sure if they still do) at 6 in the morning of the day the mag comes out, I'd ring both branches something like five minutes before they opened.

Neither branch ever had any models of the offers advertised that I was interested in. Not one off instance this either - I did exactly this on something like 12-15 occasions. Never any joy whatsoever.

It's a good price, but seeing as though its instore only it's pot luck at best. Personally I have the Eltax DVD player/amp that has a tuner built in, which came with surround speakers and only cost £20 more.
#9
Fat Bird
Oh come on, would it not have been easier to just post the entirety of Richer sounds email here rather than starting seperate threads for each part of it?

No.
#10
ianmcn
Good for the year or few that you have until the analogue signal is switched off... There'll be plenty more tuners like this going cheap!


The Analogue Radio signal is not currently planned for switchoff at all. Analogue TV is due to be off by 2011, but Radio is fine.

As pud1m has already said, DAB is actually going down the pan, with radio stations closing down.

DAB is unlikley to go completely mainstream, as other ways of delivering such as via digital TV, or the internet are becoming more widespread.

So - go for it... no worries about it becoming useless for a very long time yet :)
#11
wordsworth
a good deal is a good deal and to be fair you will find people doing the same with play sales etc where there are lots of entries posted for each good deal.


True, it is equally annoying.
#12
Agharta
No.


It must take you an awful long time to do things then.
#13
it's £39.99 now
#14
john107
it's £39.99 now


It was always online for £39.99, the £9.99 price is for VIP members only. To become one you just need to sign up to receive their monthly emails, which will include these offers...thats it.
#15
Fat Bird
It must take you an awful long time to do things then.

There were 3 RicherSounds deals posted today (2 by me) and they were all different items. In the same way if Amazon had deals on a fridge, oven and vacuum cleaner I’d post them as separate deals; it doesn’t take me long, I know my way around a keyboard and once you’ve listed a few deals you know the routine.
#16
what the heck is this?
#17
saayinla
what the heck is this?


It's a radio for a hi-fi speaerates system.

(well actually it could probably be plugged into pretty much anything that accepts a line level input.)
#18
A Good deal at a good price.

Traditional Radio is a very long way off being dead, where as DAB is really struggling to keep going. Many smaller radio stations are going belly up due to lack of funding by advertisers who realise their money is better going with the main street audiance (the old FM etc) which has the vast majority of listeners - though digital TV and the internet do get a small share.

One of the biggest 'pushers' of DAB programs I understand is the BBC - trying desparately to capture an audiance that isnt there to justifiy the massive amount of money they have plowed into it (from our TV license money..... :viking: ).
#19
saayinla
what the heck is this?


If you have a *proper* hifi system, this is the radio component.

Jeez I dunno, what with this comment and the other one calling Onkyo an "unknown brand", is it any wonder most people have such rubbishy music systems?

BTW this isn't a dig at you saayinla, I just get stroppy when the hype surrounding the latest bells-and-whistles boombox blinds the majority of consumers to excellent-sounding true hifi kit, which has been fading away recently as a result of the iPods etc. There is no substitute for quality, and when the first rung of the quality ladder can be had this cheaply, I despair of the current situation.
#20
Unfortunately DAB is typically broadcast at lower bit rates than Freeview for the same station and Satellite tends to have the highest bit rates. I usually record digital radio from Freeview but have used Satellite and DAB in the past. I haven’t used FM for years as you often need a half decent aerial to get a good signal.

Once the analogue TV signal is switched off and the digital signal strength is boosted I wonder if we’ll start seeing portable Freeview boxes that only handle audio streams? i.e. a portable Freeview Radio. A nice Oxymoron that, a FreeVIEW radio. :-D
#21
DAB is not going away -- it is migrating to AAC encoding which allows better quality in the same space.

However, the base stations will be remaining on DAB for several years to come -- probably at ever decreasing bitrates to make space for the "DAB 2" (my phrase not theirs) stations.
#22
Woooo, go eltax - are they actually a good brand?

Ive got the dvd/amp surround sound kit from amazon for £30 (i actually posted the deal) and am very happy with it, the inbuilt tuner is also very good as well. If this is up to the same quality and you can actually get it, i guess this is a good buy!

While im here does anyone know of an adapter which would turn 1 set of analogue inputs (red and white) into 2sets? The problem is i only have 2 on my eltax amp but now have more things to plug in, ive been looking but maybe such a thing doesnt exist or maybe there is a special name for it?!
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Eltax are OK -- their speakers are quite decent budget kit. Think the modern equivalent of where Goodmans or Wharfedale *used* to be in the 70s and 80s.

Their electronics are generally Chinese imports, but the designs are old and well-proven -- they tend to be clones of what the bigger brands were putting out a few years ago. Sound quality is good (this tuner performs well), the build quality less so (think cheap DVD player). But that doesn't matter at £40, let alone a tenner.

As for the adaptor you want a phono switch box. I have a couple of these kicking around somewhere. The only ones I could find on Fleabay were manual boxes that switch video as well as audio, but that's no problem as you just don't use the video port. Here's a typical cheap example; ebay #330233313744
#24
jasejames
Eltax are OK -- their speakers are quite decent budget kit. Think the modern equivalent of where Goodmans or Wharfedale *used* to be in the 70s and 80s.

Their electronics are generally Chinese imports, but the designs are old and well-proven -- they tend to be clones of what the bigger brands were putting out a few years ago. Sound quality is good (this tuner performs well), the build quality less so (think cheap DVD player). But that doesn't matter at £40, let alone a tenner.

As for the adaptor you want a phono switch box. I have a couple of these kicking around somewhere. The only ones I could find on Fleabay were manual boxes that switch video as well as audio, but that's no problem as you just don't use the video port. Here's a typical cheap example; ebay #330233313744


Thank you very much, will leave rep. Dont suppose you know of an adapter which converts digital out to 2 phono audio, dont think its possible to downscale to digital? I know i probably need a new amp!
#25
That'll be a DAC -- digital to analogue converter.

Three possibilities:

(1) Get a new amp (as you say).

(2) Buy a standalone DAC. These tend to be quite high-end kit; I have a Cambridge DACMagic which I intend to sell at some point, but I'd be after around £70 which is overkill for what you need.

(3) Buy a cheap standalone minidisc recorder. This will be your cheapest option -- if you could get a faulty one with a knackered transport but working electronics you may be able to get it for a tenner. Some personal MD recorders can do this -- so you'd be able to set it off and hide it away. A DVD recorder is capable of the same.

I was going to suggest this for your switchbox as well -- buy a faulty (slimline) amplifier and you'll get a very decent switchbox for very little cash. Again I have a faulty one of these -- you can have it for the cost of postage (which would be high because of the weight).
#26
I bought one of these today, have to say i'm quite impressed!

The build quality isn't quite upto Arcam/Linn standards but for a basic tuner it's absolutely brilliant!

A quick look under the cover reveals that it's actually a Sansui made piece of kit.

Well impressed for a tenner, cheers to the OP!

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