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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