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A Buyers Guide - Tuner Amplifiers

ILC Reference NO 71:52:601
Item sourced from ILC ACT database

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Short Description
A list of features to consider when selecting tuner amplifiers. Generally the features of tuner amplifiers are not too varied so as to complicate selection. Usually they are purchased in conjunction with CD or cassette players, so that if they are operated by a remote control, the handset will also have push buttons for controlling these other options - rarely is a tuner amplifier bought as a single unit.

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Features to consider are listed below and compiled from an assessment of 13 tuner amplifiers done at Choice :-
. Dials rather than slide controls were considered easier to use, and those with a "centre indent" location for "on/off" treble/base/volume on manual operations are an added advantage especially for those with restricted vision.
. Remote control operation would certainly benefit people with limited
mobility. It is important to note that some units may have remote control for everything except the "on/off" operation which may defeat the purpose of the remote control.
. Some remote control handsets are easier to read and use than others.
Consider carefully the size of the push buttons and how well they are
spaced. Also the colours of the buttons and the background panel should ideally be contrasted for ease of selection and so reducing percentage error.
. Layout of controls and size - an important factor if the unit is to be
manually operated obviously the larger the touch control pads the easier they are to use. Generally, if they are set out from L to R and with as little print as necessary the operation may be less confusing.
Other features which may vary but not usually to the disadvantage of the user include digital and station selection displays. The number of presets to choose from and the way they are labelled on the unit may be confusing for some people. However, most would not use any more than 7 to 8 presets (many of these units are manufactured in countries such as the USA where channel choice is far greater).

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