Comparative check: has anyone done it?

Comparative check: has anyone done it?

Post by Cal Eustaqui » Fri, 18 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Hi:
As far as the boatanchor receivers are concerned, has anyone done a
comparative performance review on the high end tube receivers such as the
51-J4, R-390, 51-S1, and others? I'm interested in possibly doing such a
test, however, I don't want to duplicate any test results that may have
been accomplished. Call it "the search for the ultimate BA receiver" if
you will. Just a querie and subject for discussion. Tnx. Cal, N6KYR.

 
 
 

Comparative check: has anyone done it?

Post by vacu » Wed, 23 Oct 1996 04:00:00




writes:
:>
:>Hi:
:>As far as the boatanchor receivers are concerned, has anyone done a
:>comparative performance review on the high end tube receivers such as the
:>51-J4, R-390, 51-S1, and others? I'm interested in possibly doing such a
:>test, however, I don't want to duplicate any test results that may have
:>been accomplished. Call it "the search for the ultimate BA receiver" if
:>you will. Just a querie and subject for discussion. Tnx. Cal, N6KYR.

Ultimate, smultimate. Most good receivers are pretty much in the same
ballpark as far as raw sensitivity, signal to signal+noise ratio, and
basic selectivity goes.  The main differences are in the user layout
and the basic needs of the user.

Like the 390a has great selectivity (among other virtues)- and the selectivity
is there for everyone to use. The R388 can achieve the same or better
selectivity with its simple crystal filter- but only at the hands of a
skilled user.

They all have something special about them. Like the 75a2 being great for
ham-band am 'phone.  Or the GRR5 for the back of a jeep. Now were talking
ultimate.

Best to all in this ng de N2KQA.
Bill

..more people are alive today than have ever died... i cogito vacuo...

 
 
 

Comparative check: has anyone done it?

Post by Cal Eustaqui » Wed, 23 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Bill:
You do have a point. What constitutes an "ultimate receiver"? I have my
druthers and my selection of the example rx's was inspired by some
thinking but I'll have to save that for another post at another time. Til
then, happy tuning. Cal.