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NAD 4300 Monitor Series AM/FM Stereo Tuner with RARE Rack Ears

Sale price$390.00
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Nad Monitor Series Stereo Tuner 4300 W/ Rack Ears

NAD 4300 Monitor Series AM/FM Stereo Tuner with RARE Rack Ears

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Vintage but great sounding tuner from NAD. Working like the day it left the factory.

Featuring a large bright display visible from across the room. Super simple to use and enjoy. 

Your purchase includes the are and collectible rack mount ears featured as an option in the NAD Monitor Series only.

SkyFi Cosmetic Notes:
Light scratching on the top of the faceplate.

RCA outputs, coax antenna input, and captive power cord

Cosmetic Condition:
8/10 = Very Good. Excellent front faceplate, one minor flaw on chassis side or top. See our detailed rating description here.

Working Condition:
Working perfectly and tested in our lab.

Approximate Age: 
1988 (Produced from 1986 to 1989)

Just the unit and power cord.

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1.3uV (FM)
250uV (AM)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 
77 dB (FM)

0.35% (FM)

76dB (FM)
55dB (AM)

Frequency response:
15 Hz to 15 kHz (FM)

17.13" x 3.43" x 11.54"
(435 x 87 x 293mm)

10.03 lbs.

Will be packed using our highly developed in-house process and custom packing materials.Weight:
10.03 lbs.

Recommended Cables:
Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Better

Testing Process:
We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect the PCBs for discoloration from resistors or transistors that may have been running hot.

On vintage units we often spot check select capacitors for value and ESR. Vintage analog tuners also have moving parts related to the tuning gang and dial string. These parts are inspected for smooth operation.

If the unit passes visual inspection it is bench tested for a handful of key performance parameters using a Sencore SG80 AM/FM Stereo Analyzer. The SG80 allows us to “simulate” an ideal radio station using precision test signals instead of music. This device in conjunction with an oscilloscope allows us to properly evaluate the following parameters:

1) AM Reception (Where Applicable)
2) FM Mono Reception & Tuning Meter Function
3) FM MPX Reception (Stereo)
4) Dial Tracking: How accurately the tuner dial or display indicates the actual frequency of the broadcast being received.
5) Stereo Separation: A properly working stereo tuner will have minimal crosstalk between the left and right channel.
6) Sensitivity & Signal Strength Meter Function: By lowering the output of the SG80 we can simulate weak stations and determine how well the tuner will be able to pull in weak distant stations. This adjustment also helps us verify signal strength meter function.

If the tuner has acceptable performance related to the parameters above we connect the unit for listening tests with a simple dipole antenna. We listen for audio reproduction quality of local stations and evaluate how many stations the tuner can receive while we sweep through the dial.

We are looking to verify that the tuner can decode stereo on strong local broadcasts and pick up a wide variety of local stations at the bottom, middle, and top of the frequency band. At this point we also test convenience features such as muting, filters, built in oscilloscope function, etc.

We finish up with an extended listening test on our long term test rig. We tune in to a strong local station and monitor for drift over a minimum period of 2-3 hours.

SKU: 101288
Nad Monitor Series Stereo Tuner 4300 W/ Rack Ears
NAD 4300 Monitor Series AM/FM Stereo Tuner with RARE Rack Ears Sale price$390.00