Re: Great sounds of AM Stereo

Evan Reese

I remember playing around with two radios to get AM stereo in the 1980s here in the U.S. If I tuned each of them just right, I could get pretty decent stereo between them.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dane Trethowan
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 2:11 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Great sounds of AM Stereo

Some of your AM stations are now broadcasting using HD.
I know someone who has a Sangean HDR16 HD radio and he has forwarded me recordings of HD sound from AM which doesn't sound too bad.
It sounds as though Am Stereo tuners were as different as standard tuners were.
I had one which I built from a kit which was extremely sensitive whilst my Sony tuner was as deaf as a doorpost.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Steve Jacobson
Sent: Saturday, 17 August 2019 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Great sounds of AM Stereo


My old Carver TX 11A or 11B or whatever it was could receive Stereo AM of this quality. They even had a 10KHZ notch filter to avoid hearing that tone if it was generated by an adjacent station in the United States. I suspect they had models to filter out the 9 KHZ tone in much of the rest of the world. The biggest gripe I had with my Carver tuner was that it was not very sensitive on AM. It also had a very nice FM section in it as well with some interesting noise cancelling options.

While we don't have stereo AM in the United States any longer, there are still AM stations with very nice audio that use a fairly wide bandwidth. However, the audio on AM now is very much limited by the bandwidth used by most radios of today, and I understand that the need isn't as strong as it once was with streaming and other options.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:23 PM
Subject: [all-audio] Great sounds of AM Stereo

For those who have never heard the sound of Stereo AM before? Enjoy.
For those who lived through the period of Stereo AM and who owned a Stereo AM tuner or radio? Sit back and remember.
I found this sample of Stereo AM - from radio station 3MP in Melbourne - on Youtube.
I’d love to know what type of tuner this recording was made from as the band width is quite wide.
My Sony tuner was capable of this but only after it had been adjusted.
Anyway hear for yourself.;data=02%7C01%7C%7C2676da24eea64cf7c52008d721dff5d0%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637015118088352475&amp;sdata=T9W7QtOsV3qA0ghtdkOpTgnZzEh1LcH4BKy3OONSAGI%3D&amp;reserved=0

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