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Question Arcam T32 DAB misbehaving

TomcatUK

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I have recently acquired an Arcam T32 Tuner from eBay.

It is in superb cosmetic condition. However, the DAB module refuses to search for new stations and the existing DAB presets won’t kick in.

I am getting a good FM reception (via an external FM loop aerial). The DAB connection is also fed from the same FM aerial. My existing Denon TU-1800 DAB was working well with this set up.

I’ve already tried a factory reset.

Any ideas what’s up with the tuner?
 

Gray

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Any ideas what’s up with the tuner?
My guess would be that there's nothing wrong with it.
Don't be too guided by the fact that the Denon worked using the same FM aerial arrangement. (I seem to recall their DAB39 finding DAB stations with just a foot long bit of wire in the DAB socket).
If I were you, I wouldn't declare it faulty until I'd tried a dedicated external DAB aerial connected (alone) in the DAB AE socket.
This would optimise the amount of channels found, as well as their performance......and it's what that tuner deserves.
 
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TomcatUK

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Jun 27, 2020
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My guess would be that there's nothing wrong with it.
Don't be too guided by the fact that the Denon worked using the same FM aerial arrangement. (I seem to recall their DAB39 finding DAB stations with just a foot long bit of wire in the DAB socket).
If I were you, I wouldn't declare it faulty until I'd tried a dedicated external DAB aerial connected (alone) in the DAB AE socket.
This would optimise the amount of channels found, as well as their performance......and it's what that tuner deserves.
Many thanks for the response Gray. I have a feeling you’re right, the only reason I’m not sure is the tuner’s reluctance to even start searching for any stations.

I believe there is a separate power supply for the analogue and digital sections - I was wondering if perhaps the digital side didn’t like the journey home when I collected it?
 

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