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Luxman T14 tuner

 

General:

Around 1981 Luxman company came with its T14 tuner.

Front ^

With wood cabinet ^
 

Owners manual:

click here to download the owners manual of the Luxman T14

Frequecy indication ^

Signal leds ^

 

special features:

This T14 is a digital FM tuner, with switchable IF and station memory.

Front in dark ^
 

Schematic:

click here to download the service manual of the Luxman T14


 

The leaking battery problem ^
 

Modifications:

First thing to check is the NiCd memory battery.
European users should check the mainsvoltage selector and set it to 240 Volt.
Some capacitors may be bad and should be replaced.
Set the deemphasis switch to 50 S in Europe and 75 S in USA, check in your country your local setting for best sound.
The Audioscript anti-birdies filter can be the cause of problems, read the notice on the Luxman T12 page on this website.

 

The Europe version interior of the tuner ^ you can see at the left the small pcb of the "anti birdies filter" that is not original Luxman.

The USA version interior ^
 

Sound:

The sound is great after modification. This tuner can be very sensitive.

 



USA version pcb ^




One big pcb inside the T14, Europe version ^
 

Conclusion:

This Luxman T14 FM tuner is a great product, receiving properties are good, sound is great after modification,
and although in the 1980's some critisism was issued about digital tuners,
this T14 is a great tuner, it disporoves that analog tuners are better.

 

 

 

Hans Hilberink - PE1MMK 2003 - Last update: 17-01-2018.