DX-390 vs. DX-392?

DX-390 vs. DX-392?

Post by Jason Ram » Mon, 05 May 1997 04:00:00

        I'm looking for a shortwave radio, and have narrowed down my choices
to the Radio Shack (Sangean) DX-390 or the DX-392. The former cannot
record; the latter can.

        I have  heard that the cassette recorder in the DX-392 compromises the
quality of the sound in a pretty serious way. Is this true? Is it
noticeable? Have any of you bought the DX-392 and wound up wishing you
had gone for the DX-390?

        Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing from y'all.

 
 
 

DX-390 vs. DX-392?

Post by Diane Levesq » Tue, 06 May 1997 04:00:00


JR>        I'm looking for a shortwave radio, and have narrowed down my choices
JR>to the Radio Shack (Sangean) DX-390 or the DX-392. The former cannot
JR>record; the latter can.

JR>        I have  heard that the cassette recorder in the DX-392 compromises t
JR>quality of the sound in a pretty serious way. Is this true? Is it
JR>noticeable? Have any of you bought the DX-392 and wound up wishing you
JR>had gone for the DX-390?

JR>        Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing from y'all.

Whoa...now, I do recall making comments about how I personally prefer
the 390 over the 392 because I personally don't trust how a recording
device might perform, in the noise department, after some wear, but my
information is that when brand new, there's no performance difference
between a 390 and a 392. My preferences are based on experiences with
worn tape drives in general and not based on experience with the 392 in
particular.  I hasten to point out that it's my own personal prejudice
here, not an actual problem with that particular receiver.  You just
might get a set that will treat you well over the longhaul anyway, I
don't know, and it won't even matter if you're the type that upgrades
your rigs every couple years anyway.

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DX-390 vs. DX-392?

Post by Ross » Tue, 27 May 1997 04:00:00


>         I'm looking for a shortwave radio, and have narrowed down my choices
> to the Radio Shack (Sangean) DX-390 or the DX-392. The former cannot
> record; the latter can.

>         I have  heard that the cassette recorder in the DX-392 compromises the
> quality of the sound in a pretty serious way. Is this true? Is it
> noticeable? Have any of you bought the DX-392 and wound up wishing you
> had gone for the DX-390?

>         Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing from y'all.

  The tape transport of the 392 takes up the space of a bigger speaker
in the 390. The 390 is a great sounding radio for MW/FM, but the
recorder's nice to have. Go to Radio Shack and 'test listen'.

  I bought a 390, and now two months later, I wish I had bought the 392
and a pair of headphones. I could have recorded some good stuff.