I have the TS 2000 as # 2 for a couple of reasons. I like it. I have or have had many others and some are better here or there, but here is the idea.
The ts 2000 does am, fm, cw, ssb, rtty, psk31. fm repeater, satalites, cross banding etc. on 160 meters throught 10 meters, 6 meters, 2 meters and 440 mhz, pretty coose to dc to daylite. ( missing 220 mhz and it has 1.2 gig availabe as an option.)
the ic 746 does 160 to 10 + 6m + 2 meters, all mode.
the ic 756 has 160 - 10 and 6m only all mode,
( I use these 3 in my shack.)
in my truck I have a ft 847 which is almost identicle to the ts 2000 but no auto tune and no vox, but a good rig.
in my car I have a ft 857d which is all mode all band 160-10 +6m +2m +440mhz, and extremely small. I like its operating ability, but I don't find the small switches and knobs easy for my hand, but it is much better than the ic 706 or the dx 70h which I bought and promptly sold. (I don't like a radio I need to use the manual for to figure out how to turn it on)
I have had lots of radios from a siltronix, and ft 101's ( 4 of those) heath kits....lots of those.. and a bucket full of gear over the years. I am pretty happy with what I have now. if they would have put in 2m and 440 on the new ic 7800 I would buy that. It is a nice rig, set up well and pretty easy to use. It makes sense when you sit down at it. big radio with big knobs .
well there ya go your milage may vary.
The best way to get a better signal is to use a better antenna, put more into a higher longer better antenna and it makes a crystal set sound good.
tom N6AJR ( All Junk Radio)