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MD 8006T

I listened to several musical genres, but my critical listening was primarily with classical music and jazz. Throughout the review period, the MD 806T performed flawlessly; I never experienced any interruptions in the streaming.

Low-level details were not obscured, and the music had a vibrancy that was an absolute pleasure to hear. The MD 806T had a much warmer tone than the Transporter, but not in a syrupy or gauzy manner. Instead, what I noticed was that the music’s tonality, color, and texture were more palpably realistic than through the Transporter. Most notably, acoustic and electric basses sounded more tactile. Reverb was more noticeable, and the sense of space between instruments and on the soundstage was more apparent. The MD 806T’s sound was more three-dimensional, particularly in terms of soundstage depth.
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May 2013


MD 801

It is first and foremost an internet radio and as a consequence delivers excellent internet radio performance. It logs on to a wired or wireless router without tears, and quickly populates a long list of useful internet radio stations, which is easy and quick to sort. Best of all though, it makes Internet radio sound exceptionally good.

In particular, there is a richness and depth to the sound that is often sorely lacking in other devices of a similar outlook.
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February 2012


MD 309

... one of the very best integrated amplifiers out there.
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November 2009


MD 209

The MD 209 receiver’s amp/preamp section belongs to audio’s high-end category and will compete with many distinguished separates I have run across over the years. There isn’t a doubt in my mind that this “stereo only” component is a breakthrough, even the paradigm of modern audio receivers.
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September 2009


MD 209

Overall, the Magnum Dynalab 209 Hybrid Receiver is a new benchmark in its class. Those seeking exceptional versatility, natural expressive sound, and 125 watts of power should put the 209 on top of their list.
Victor Chavira, Positive Feedback Online, Issue 44
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Positive Feedback Online
2009


SR 100

After reinserting the SR-100 I found everything to be right once again. I was sold and spent the rest of the morning listening to music via my newly revamped FM tuner setup. With the SR-100 I was able to pull in stations that before were “edged” with static but now were quite silent. I felt a greater depth to the music as this silent background now afforded me a clearer window with which to hear through, and I enjoyed each musical performance anew.
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September 2009


MD 205

The affects of the Sleuth reminded me of a Vinyl pressed Master Recording where music would seem to spring forth from a background of dead silence, quite impressive indeed. As the Sleuth tuned in radio station after station, using the units gain control knob to put on the finishing touches, I was always amazed at how the stations snapped into focus allowing me to hear music as if I had purchased a much more expensive tuner.

Affordable $$ Audio, September 2009

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September 2009


MD-609T

The sonics were seductive and even a little ripe in the mids and lower midrange. Bass definition and punch were superior, seeming to combine the best of solid-stage digital and tube-based analog.
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March 2008


MD-609T

... you will have a BIG smile on your face, because once this tuner has some hours on it, the sound is glorious. There are about 170 channels on XM these days and some of them suck, but there are an awful lot of good ones. The wider your taste in music, the more you will love it.
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November 2007


MD-109

Its been getting harder and harder to write about Magnum Dynalab tuners, because you keep running out of superlatives. Every time you hear one, you are surprised by how close to the studio you are getting. And the next one up the portfolio just gets better than the last. Now we are at the top of the Magnum Dynalab tree. Now, it gets silly. You start to question if it's possible to hear that much detail from a tuner source, no matter how impressive that source may be.

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Of all the tuner benefits, the most obvious one is vocal articulation, though. The MD 109 sets a benchmark for voices that no other tuner can match as yet. News programmes take on a clarity and directness that makes them sound like it's a conversation in the room, not in a remote studio. The voices are not behind microphones, they are living, breathing solid human beings, there in the room with you.
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March 2006


MD-108T

Used with a decent roof aerial, this gorgeous FM tuner will blow any digital equivalent into the weeds.
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Summer 2006


MD-108

Raises the bar? We need taller posts now. This is the most fantastic tuner you can buy today, and if you are really hardcore about your airwaves, this will set you salivating ...
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June 2005

Sound is stunningly life like, bass is tight and solid, textures are delicately rendered, and the transparency achieved by the best broadcast sources is astonishing.
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All we can say is that we are sorry that the audio dictionary doesn't have enough of a vocabulary to express what this device can and will do. However, we'll give it the proverbial shot.
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MD-106T

We could really get used to FM radio with this tuner being part of the equation. The MD-106T provides a gorgeous sound and is worth every penny ... Read the entire review ...

You are in the same room as the orchestra, you are sitting in a 17th Century drawing room or you are sitting in the lap of the newsreader. You see, it's impossible to stay dispassionate about the MD-106T, it makes the eather so tangible and visceral, you just cannot leave the airwaves alone.
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MD-102

The MD 102 is different: very different. In fact it's nothing less than stunning. This is a tuner that will breath life into the most prosaic of broadcasts, and which will invest good live broadcasts from radio 3 and 4, of music and speech alike, with an a strength amounting to boldness and a discreetness that suggests a well extended, and probably phase coherent output ... Read the entire review ...


MD-102T

I have a friend who is a real radio die-hard and I casually mentioned that I had this tuner in for review. He came round to listen to a Prom ... and cried. A day later, he asked if he could come back and bring friends. My advice; buy one of these and never mention it to anyone; you never know who's a closet tuner geek. Read the entire review ...


MD-100

We believe that this new tuner is a great alternative component for all those who aren't willing to spend the really big bucks, but want performance closely askin to that of the MD 108. Read the entire review ...

Magnum Dynalab's tuner sounds almost vinly-like in its overall warmth and generosity of spirit, and I suspect that it is a quite deliberate strategy. Read the entire review ...


MD-90

The soundstage felt bolted down with a torque wrench. The Magnum also had the lowest noise, tuning in weaker stations at the edges of the FM spectrum. Even the "quality" of frequency noise had a distinctly less sibilant edge than that of the other tuners. Read the entire review ...

The MD-90 was so detailed in fact, that while surfing through the stations I could tell whether the broadcast was coming from a CD, mp3 or vinyl (which is rare these days). When using a good source, you can definitely hear some pretty amazing details. Read the entire review ...


MD-208

The Magnum Dynalab's output stage mirrored its tuner's dulcet, maple-glazed character with a warm, open presentation that struck me as a happy balance between tube-like euphony and solid-state detail. I keep hearing the word "lush" when grasping for adjectives, but I don't want to suggest anything opaque about the sound: it was very clear and extended on top while adding no bite of its own. Read the entire review ...

The sound is terrific, no matter what the source, it is a pleasure to behold, it is user friendly, and oh yes, did I mention it sounds better than anything you will probably own in your lifetime. I'm serious, this "Receiver" is the answer. Read 7 reviews from the listening public ...


Consumer Reviews


MD-308

... for those who seek near-perfect frequency response across the audio spectrum, a well-defined sound stage, and transparency of reproduction in a well-integrated amplifier package, the MD 308 should be a welcome long-term guest - nay, permanent resident - in your home. Read the entire review ...


DT-5

More important may be the tuner's sensitivity, the ability to receive weak signals clearly, which I found top-notch even in the stereo mode without the inclusion of a high blend to mask high-frequency noise. Read the entire review ...

  ST-2

This review is from an audio magazine in the Netherlands. It has been posted in the original Dutch.
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December 2007

  ST-2 &


205

This remarkable device does exactly what the name implies; it investigates FM signals and tracks them. Weak signals are amplified, thereby offering the possibility of listening to some of the fringe FM stations that are impossible to receive under ordinary conditions. Read the entire review ...

 







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