Yes, it's the question of the year......
I've wanted to buy a FT-1000D for years now, but I recently heard from multiple long-time contesters that if they were buying a new rig today, they would not buy one without IF-DSP. Yet, the QST tested specs of the 1000D look hard to improve on, and none of the modern day IF-DSP rigs look as strong.
I guess we'll only know when QST reviews the Mark V, but underlying the Class A PA, EDSP, IDBT and added features, is the pure receiver performance of the 1000MP Mk V basically the original 1000MP or have there been significant improvements to the MP-5 AS A RECEIVER to bring it into the league of the 1000D?
Or does the 1000MP MkV not need the same blocking dynamic range and 3rd order intercept ratings in order to perform as well, due to the technological enhancements in the unit? One could then say the same of the 756PRO?
I'm hoping to EVENTUALLY buy one of these, if I can ever decide. Cmon, QST, I'm waiting......
What are your thoughts??