McIntosh MR77 Vintage Tuner

$2,099

If you haven't heard a vintage FM tuner recently, you really owe it to yourself to give one a listen.

The right model matched with the proper antenna will make some of the warmest and most natural sounding music you've (ever) heard. Especially through an all analog piece like this McIntosh MR77. 

We are very lucky in our area to have some of the best sounding stations in the world, and you better believe we take full advantage. If you come to our shop you're likely to hear our local Jazz station WBGO playing from one of our vintage tuners just like this one. 

Sitting just below the renowned McIntosh MR78, this MR77 model provides 99% of the sound quality with a just a few removed features, which most users would never ever use or miss. 

My favorite feature (that's actually not found in the MR78!) is the "magic eye" indicator. It's an actual tube-based light emitting component with two lines that fluctuate indicating multipath reception. Super cool!

Condition is very good with only the slightest signs of use. The cabinet is very presentable for its age and looks amazing when matched with this tuner. 

Thoroughly tested in our lab utilizing our 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 MR77 tuner output on our Sencore PR81 or oscilloscope. This unit passed with flying colors and produced a natural and warm sounding output. 

Cosmetic Notes:
• Light blemishes on metal surfaces and covers
• Glass has a few defects and some of the lettering is worn

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Technical Specifications:

Click here for a PDF copy of the MR77 Owner's Manual

SENSITIVITY:
2μV for 35 dB of quieting; 2.5μA at 100% modulation (±75 kHz deviation) for 3% total noise and harmonic distortion

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO:
75 dB below 100% modulation

HARMONIC DISTORTION:
0.2% mono or stereo at 100% modulation, 20 Hz to 15,000 Hz. Typically, 0.05% at 1,000Hz

DRIFT:
25,000 Hz in first two minutes; thereafter 5,000 Hz at 25°C in 24 hours

FREQUENCY RESPONSE:
±1 dB 20 Hz to 15,000 Hz with standard de-emphasis, (75μS) and 19,000 Hz pilot filter

CAPTURE RATIO:
0.25 dB detector only; 2.5 dB complete tuner

SELECTIVITY:
Adjacent channel 6 dB IHF, carrier 47 dB down; Alternate channel 50 dB IHF, carrier 90 dB down

SPURIOUS REJECTION:
100 dB IHF

IMAGE REJECTION:
100 dB; 88 to 108 MHz (IHF)

MAXIMUM SIGNAL INPUT:
12 volts across 300 ohms antenna terminals will not increase harmonic or intermodulation distortion

INTERMODULATION DISTORTION:
0.2% mono or stereo for any combination of frequencies from 20 Hz to 15,000 Hz with peak modulation equal to 100% or less. Typically 0.1%

AUDIO HUM:
75 dB down from 100% modulation

MUTING:
70 dB noise reduction between stations

MUTING THRESHOLD:
Position 1; 5 μ V ; Position 2, 20μV

SCA FILTER:
50 dB down from 67 kHz to 74 kHz; 275 dB per octave slope

STEREO SEPARATION:
40 dB at 1,000 Hz

STEREO FILTER:
10 dB noise reduction in position 1
20 dB noise reduction in position 2

ANTENNA INPUTS:
300 ohms balanced; 75 ohms un- balanced

AUDIO OUTPUT:
2.5 volts into 47,000 ohms; 1 volt into 600 ohms from fixed output

POWER REQUIREMENT:
120 volts, 50/60 Hz. 35 watts

IF SYSTEM:
8-Pole Rimo Filter, 2 IC's, 1 J-Fet, and push-pull overlay power transistor stage driving a linear phase bridge discriminator

STEREO INDICATOR:
Front panel stereo light activated by 19,000 Hz only

AUTOMATIC MONO-STEREO SWITCH:
Mclntosh developed; all electronic automatic mono-stereo switching circuit

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPLEMENT:
21 Transistors, 24 Diodes, 4 Integrated Circuits, 1 Indicator Tube

SIZE:
Front panel measures 16 inches wide (40.64 cm) by 5-7/16 inches high (13.81 cm). Chassis measures 15 inches wide (38.1 cm) by 13 inches deep (33.02 cm), including PANLOC shelf and back panel connectors. Knob clearance required is 11⁄2 inches (3.81 cm) in front of mounting panel

FINISH:
Front panel is anodized gold and black with special Mclntosh gold/teal panel nomenclature illumination. Chassis is chrome and black

MOUNTING:
Exclusive Mclntosh developed professional PANLOC

WEIGHT:
27 pounds (12.25 kg) net, 39 pounds (17.69 kg) in shipping carton

Item

Included

Original Box

Not Included

Manual

Yes and Online

Remote

Not Applicable

Cables

Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition

7 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

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