Summary: I figured out that the antenna connector is a "PAL" type, which is a common TV antenna connector in Europe. I bought a PAL to F adapter so I can connect it with standard coax. Apparently this is common - we have another (more-expensive) tuner made by Rolls that has the same connector. Pros: - Inexpensive. - Does the job. - Lots of presets (although not needed in our application). Cons: - Non-standard FM antenna jack. - Flimsy rack-mount ears.
Summary: Hey, for the price it's fine. I was worried by some of the negative reviews, but. . . . . . . . The one I bought does exactly what I needed. It fits my rack. The rack ears are strong enough on account of, it's very light. I can near what I am sending to our local radio station. Good enough, not high-fi, needs an antena. I have a good antena outside the building on acount of the rack is in a radio dead zone.
Summary: This is a great product for the price. I just needed a tuner to hook up to an old receiver of mine and this is perfect for that. If you're just looking for something to pick up a good signal this is perfect. The only problem with this product is that there are hardly any instructions for this product. It's easy enough to setup, but its impossible to figure out the presets.
Summary: Tuner works well. Lights are a bit bright on panel. My remote didn't make it through one day though. Instructions aren't clear on programming without remote, if that's even possible. Both bands pick up stations pretty well.
Summary: This is an AM/FM tuner that picks up the signals and delivers a nice sound. Did not need an instruction manual to tune in the one station worth listening (and no it is not the frequency broadcasting rants about feral cats and their influence on national hygiene, would those people please get a life!) or to set the time. And yes the buttons are very bright but I have found the lights keep away ghosts and, as my Grandmother would say, how can that be a bad thing?
Summary: I guess its tru you get what you pay for,it works don't get me wrong , but doesent have the guts inside to pick up many stations even when hooked up to fm antenna on a tower outside.not to sure about this one.but if you just want to fill a gap in your rack.
Typical Pyle equipment ... JUNK. Don't waste your money.
24 April 2013
Summary: I was looking for a rack mount tuner. What the others have said here is true; the rack ears are completely flimsy and nearly useless; the case itself is prone to bending just carrying the unit. As for other stuff: performance absolutely stinks. Connected it to my roof antenna and it barely brought in 3 Chicago-based stations. The radio dial is normally flooded with programming where I'm at. Also, the blue illumination on the front is simply ridiculous.
Summary: Works like it should, sits in a closet as a whole house tuner. But the little "Made In China" sticker tells the true story. If I had to physically interact with it everytime it would probably be a little annoying between the lights and hard to read buttons, but I just leave it on one station 90% of the time.