Stan, your in good hands with Bill! He'll do a,lot better job answering the questions you have! Nige is not sure he will have a chance to make a CW video, so may Bill can respond to those questions as well.
I am still in the experiment phase testing and comparing. I would say that the Anan should be equal, close or better than the KX3 as a Reciever.
You know me, just raw honesty, and I would say that for the Money the KX3 makes one heck of an SDR. I think the discrimination on signals is a little better on the Anan. The KX3 with roofing filters has some tuning noise.
The Anan though is very very predictable and stable, that's probably the best way I can say it, just very solid as it should be for and SDR.
I would say so far that the audio quality is very solid as well. I'll know more here over the next videos I make where in at least one I will directly compare audio. I might even do a three way compare of the Flex 5K, KX3 and Anan 100D. I got two Mini Circuits Splitters so at a .03DB loss I could run all three radios off one Natenna.
I got the DX Engineering Box since my MFJ 1708 broke after a week. I have not tried it yet but first impressions are positive on the build. Anyways I can run the two Reciever outputs to the two splitters I think and equalize things out while transmitting off one of the SDRs. Some fun ahead! Should be fun until someone buys my Flex 5K.
I would say that in these tests that the KX3 as a Traditional Reciever out performs it as an SDR in NAP3. There is a frequency sync bug using the KX3 with Studio 1 that makes it a little harder to compare, but I will recheck that again soon now that the shack is getting back in order. There have been about 5 times now where I have seen the Aan pick up CW better than the KX3. Scientific, nah, but starting to add up.
Some more testing ahead as well with the Anan and other software. I also still need to check the focus issue, I doubt it's different Stan so something to think about. But here is the thing to keep in mind as well. An Anan100D will make one heck of a Band monitor. So with the DX engineering box I could run up all 14 receivers and then run up another with the KX3. I can't think of anyone with two SDRs being able to creat a more powerful setup unless, of course, they had 2 Anans.
. But seriously, what is a person really going to do with 14 receivers? Lol. Run their own many NSA?
I think getting an Xverter would be fun as well.
If you want to play as a ham the Anan is literally an SDR playground, not to mention a serious radio in the hands of a skilled ham.
Tim just pointed me to all the Linux development going on as well. Man oh man! A whole additional world to explore with QT Radio!
More later when I get there!