MR87 AM/FM Tuner

McIntosh has a long and distinguished history with tuners. The MR78 from the early 1970s is considered by many to be one of – if not the best – tuners ever made. The MR87 AM/FM Tuner continues this legacy by allowing you to enjoy the multitude of free music streaming over the airwaves.

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It features proprietary radio-frequency (RF) circuitry to receive strong FM signals from nearby stations – something that can overload other tuners – without distortion while also receiving weaker FM signals located further away with little to no noise. The included RAA2 AM antenna features a 20-foot (6m) long cable that allows flexibility in placing the antenna in order to achieve the best AM reception. The MR87's advanced signal quality monitor can display the multipath and noise levels of the incoming RF signal to help fine-tune antenna placement for optimal reception.

AM and FM stations may be luxuriously tuned using the smooth acting tuning knob and glass dial with an illuminated pointer. The FM tuner includes Radio Data System (RDS) support, allowing the digital readout to display various information such as station name, music genre, artist name, and song title when transmitted by the station. Up to 20 stations in each the AM and FM band may be stored in memory. Stations may be scanned with either the front panel controls or remotely from the included remote control. Advanced DSP tuning minimizes multipath tuning noise for clear audio quality. Both analog and digital outputs are included to connect the MR87 to your preamplifier or other system components.

The MR87’s classic black glass front panel, knobs, and brushed aluminum end caps are all housed in an attractive polished stainless steel chassis that delivers a timeless look. It can be paired with a variety of amplifiers, speakers, room correction devices, CD players, turntables, home theater processors and other source components to make a complete home audio system.

FM Specifications

  • Tuning Range: 87.5MHz - 108.0MHz (Europe) 87.9MHz - 107.9MHz (USA) 76MHz - 90MHz (Japan)
  • Antenna Input: 75 Ohms, Type “F” Coax connector
  • Useable Sensitivity: 2.2uV (18.1dBf)
  • 50dB Quieting Sensitivity: 1.5uV (14.8dBf)
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: Mono: 70dB / Stereo: 68dB
  • Frequency Response: ±1dB 20 to 15,000Hz
  • Harmonic Distortion: Mono: 0.4% / Stereo: 0.8%
  • Channel Selectivity: 60dB Adjacent Channel / 66dB Alternate Channel
  • Stereo Separation: 38dB

AM Specifications

  • Tuning Range: 522kHz - 1602kHz (Europe) 530kHz - 1710kHz (USA) 522kHz - 1611kHz (Japan)
  • Antenna Input: RAA2 (supplied), Type “RJ45” connector
  • Sensitivity: 350uV/m Signal To Noise Ratio 50dB
  • Frequency: Response 0dB, -6dB 50Hz to 3,000Hz
  • Harmonic Distortion: 0.5%
  • Selectivity: 45dB Adjacent Channel

General Specifications

  • Rated Output: 1Vms Unbalanced, 2Vms Balanced
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohms Unbalanced or Balanced
  • Digital Output Optical: -15dbm to -21dbm (PCM) / Coaxial: 0.5Vp-p/75 ohm (PCM)/ Sampling Frequency: 48kHz (PCM)
  • AM Antenna Input: Balanced, RJ45 connector (for use only with supplied McIntosh RAA2 Remote AM Antenna)
  • RAA2 Remote AM Antenna Overall Dimensions: Width is 6 inches (15.24cm) / Height is 2-1/2 inches (6.35cm) / Depth is 1-1/2 inches (3.81cm)
  • Power Requirements: 100V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts / 110V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts / 120V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts / 220V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts / 230V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts / 240V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts / Standby, less than 0.5 watt
  • Overall Dimensions: Width is 17-1/2 inches (44.45cm) Height is 6 inches (15.24cm) including feet Depth is 18 inches (45.72cm) including the Front Panel, Knobs and Cables
  • Weight: 25.5 pounds (11.6 kg) net, 40 pounds (18.1 kg) in shipping carton
  • Shipping Carton Dimensions: Width is 26-1/2 inches (67.3cm) Depth is 24-1/4 inches (62.2cm) Height is 11-3/4 inches (29.9cm)
More Information
UPC 842548104167
Weight 40.00 lbs
Total Harmonic Distortion Mono: 0.4% / Stereo: 0.8%
Signal To Noise Ratio Mono: 70dB
Stereo: 68dB
Frequency Response ±1dB 20Hz to 15,000Hz
Inputs 1 AM Antenna Input, 1 AM Antenna Input
Outputs 1 Digital Coaxial Output, 1 Digital Optical Output, 1 Stereo
Impedance Output Impedance: 100 ohms Unbalanced or Balanced
Power Requirements 100V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts
110V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts
120V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts
220V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts
230V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts
240V ~ 50/60Hz, 30 watts
Standby, less than 0.5 watt
Warranty 3 year limited warranty
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