Passport Review of Degen/Kaito 105

Passport Review of Degen/Kaito 105

Post by Mike » Sat, 28 Feb 2004 22:13:26

IBS has recently added a review of the DE105 to their web page updating
the receiver section of the printed Passport book:

        http://www.passband.com/pages/receivernews.htm

There is a hint of a new high-performance pocket radio on the horizon: could
it be the resurrected Sangean ATS-636?

 
 
 

Passport Review of Degen/Kaito 105

Post by Diverd47 » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 00:22:41



writes:

Quote:

>IBS has recently added a review of the DE105 to their web page updating
>the receiver section of the printed Passport book:

>        http://www.passband.com/pages/receivernews.htm

>There is a hint of a new high-performance pocket radio on the horizon: could
>it be the resurrected Sangean ATS-636?

( from http://www.passband.com/pages/receivernews.htm )

Degens new DE105,

a decent little radio, is sold in North America as the Kaito KA105 with a
robust front panel. Yet, its limited frequency coverage and other shortcomings
make it a dubious choice when another $20 can buy the vastly superior, if
slightly beefier, Degen DE1101/Kaito KA1101.

If you simply must go with a pocket-sized model, be patient.

Rumor has it that there is a serious model in the works to fill the current
price chasm between the $55 for a 105 and the $360 for a Sony ICF-SW100S.

- Probably ( one would hope  The Sangean ATS-636 ..)

[ [Translation below from
http://www.thiecom.de/ats636.htm

via altavista babelfish ]]

" ATS636 world receiver (Preview!) with PLL, SSB, RDS - new ones for 2003... no
current picture available! Preis/Price? Pdf service side pressures Description:

The Sangean ATS-636 is a "small ATS909". From the size a ATS606A, of the
functions (nearly) a ATS-909! The equipment is planned for 2003. (after our
knowledge this is that world-wide first picture of the ATS636!)  (No picture
yet...) Subject to change.
""

- So let's see..(  I'll probably get one if the $$ is there.. )
Dan