Quad FM3 Tuner
The Quad FM3 Tuner was Quad's second tuner and quickly became the audiophile tuner of the 1970's. It was also Quad first transistor tuner, the Quad FM2 being a tube design, although there were some late version tube Quad FM2 that appeared in the same casing as the Quad FM3 bundled with a transistor based stereo decoder but these are quite rare as only about 7,500 units were ever produced.
The Quad FM3 Tuner was very simple to operate, you had a large tuner wheel to the left of tuning scale - when a suitable signal was found a red led would light up below the tuning scale and the Quad FM3 Tuner also had another red led to indicate a stereo signal had been found. Whilst the Quad FM3 Tuner had no presets as such, the tuning scale on the Quad FM3 Tuner did have five adjustable white pointers which could be moved up and down the scale so that the listener had a guide to help them tune into a desired station.
The Quad FM3 Tuner was a very natural sounding tuner and many are still sought after today because of this. As with all truly great tuners, a good quality aerial was a must and the Quad FM3 Tuner was able to accept either a 75 ohm coaxial or a 300 ohm balanced type of aerial.
The Quad FM3 Tuner was discontinued in the 1982 with the advent of the Quad FM4 Tuner, but in the 11 years it was in production, it still managed sales of over 50,000 units. The Quad FM3 Tuner is a classic FM tuner with a very classic sound.
Quad FM3 Tuner Specifications
Frequency Range: 88-108 Mhz
Sensitivity: 30db sig:noise for 1uV
Aerial Input: 75 ohm (coaxial) / 300 ohm (balanced)
Image Rejection: 56db
Frequency Response: 20-15khz (+/- 1db)
Channel Separation:40db at 1Khz
Output: 100 mV for 30% Modulation
Dimensions (WxDxH): 260 x 165 x 92 mm
Weight: 2.7 kg
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