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December 04, 2011

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A. Black

So which radio is the dirt cheap one with the pleasant sound?

Jules

It sounds much better than the PL-310 & PL-380 - and all of the other portables that I have of a similar size. My only complaint about the volume is that it doesn't get loud enough...but for a cheap little radio I was very pleasantly surprised. The only Tecsun DSP that I haven't tried is the PL-606 - that one has received good reviews, and is supposedly even more sensitive. Hopefully one day we'll see a DSP radio with full SW coverage and SSB...will be first in line to buy one.

Bob C

For some reason, all of the Tecsun DSP radios seem to have a volume control issue with respect to the feed from the headphone jack. Set it to one volume level and it's too low while the next step is too high. I've also noticed that the volume on the AM side of both my PL-606 and Grundig G8 tends to drift upwards to the extent that you eventually have to turn it down to a volume level of "2" - "2" because you can't hear anything on "1". And "2" is too loud (no pun intended)!

It's so bad on my little Tecsun F-110 (an otherwise great little unit) that I use Pioneer earbuds with an adjustable volume so that I can cut the audio back when listening in a quiet area. This issue most certainly is associated with the DSP chip as it seems common to all such units.

Pablo

@ A.Black: this is the crappy fm radio that sounds much better than the 390 http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/341457596/Promotion_FM_radio_rechargeable_portable_speaker.html

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