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Paul has apprised us of this very collectible Sanyo RP-8880.
Posted at 10:11 AM in Radio Lovers Can't Be Cured | Permalink
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I first heard about this Sanyo around two years back on a Yahoo radio newsgroup, by someone pointing out that the designers of the Grundig Satellit 750 must have been influenced by this older model.
At the time, I started looking for the RP-8880 and discovered that it is indeed rare, as the seller claims. I would gladly have paid $265 then, but not now. My RF-2200 fills (almost) the same niche, and I have to admit that I don't even use that as much as I expected.
My reaction now to seeing an RP-8880 in such good shape is that it's a reminder of how poor a job was done on the GS750, a real shame given how much potential the design had.
Mike W |
May 25, 2009 at 11:22 AM
For the GS750 to fail in an AM comparison to the PR-D5 speaks most centrally of its failure. Sorry for the elephantine syntax.
Jeffrey McMahon |
May 25, 2009 at 11:57 AM
May 25, 2009 at 12:00 PM
I suspect it will be a while before an RP-8880 as clean as that one shows up on eBay again.
Jeff, elephantine or not, you hit the nail on the head. A rig that bills itself as the successor to the Satellit line should not be be getting blown away by a $75 Sangean.
Mike W |
May 25, 2009 at 01:55 PM
And now I hope the Sangean PR-D5 gets beat by its bigger brother the CCR2.
Jeffrey McMahon |
May 25, 2009 at 02:31 PM
Didn't one of these come up a few months ago? And at the time, I seem to recall researching a little and reading that these units had their share of technical problems/issues. Hopefully I'm not confusing it with something else---but I recall being excited about it until I read up on it.
May 25, 2009 at 06:44 PM
You're correct, Angelo, I just wish I could remember the details.
The band switch commonly gives out, or one of the bands stops working, something like that.
Mike W |
May 25, 2009 at 07:34 PM
I purchased the Sanyo RP8880 and am presently evaluating it against my Panasonic RF-2200 & modified Radio Shack DX-398. Well, the DX-398 is strictly in the mix as a 'marker' for those whom own the unit. It can not realistically compete on any level in the area of signal retrieval even with its RadioLab mods. As for the conveniences of dialing in and storing information on the digital DX it is great. Within my first 24 hours I can say that the Sanyo has a better speaker than RF-2200. As for performance I have not yet been able to tune into a SW signal with the RF-2200 that the Sanyo can not match or outperform. With its RF Gain, Antenna Adjustment dial, Pitch Control and 1MHz-100kHz, 10kHz the Sanyo offers more individual adjustments to dial in a signal and the Band Spread Dial is a nice tool. I am liking this unit allot. Granted the RF-2200 essentially does the same thing, its just that the RF-2200 does not give you the individual option the Sanyo does. Its kind of like comparing and automatic focus camera vs a manual focus camera. Sanyo being the manual focus. Hope this helps. Thanks
E Wagner |
June 15, 2009 at 11:37 AM
is this a fully functional Sanyo RP8880 radio? may be interested in buying it if so. Let us know
Robert Havens |
September 24, 2010 at 02:21 PM
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