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Author Topic: ts-2000 vs. ts 480sat/hx which is the better rig?  (Read 1147 times)
FOXBAT426
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« on: May 09, 2009, 09:24:31 AM »

has anyone compared these two kenwoods side by side? i just realized that the ts 2000 is only about 200 bucks more than the ts-480 now - looks like alot more radio, but how do the receivers on HF compare as far as noise floor, sensitivity, selectivity etc. i have never owned a kenwood transceiver and would like o try one - thanks for in advance!

sincerely, john
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AH6ZZ
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 09:46:48 AM »

Owned a 2000 and traded it for a 480 -- love the 480 but wish I would have kept the 2000.  Different radios and different strengths.  2000 is the one to have if you need a complete shack in one box.

For several days before the 2000 went on its way I did side by sides on weak signal and noisy HF signals.  Overall the 480 "heard" better -- both have some features that Kenwood excels at: audio and the best BC in HF radio.

Tom ah6zz

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 04:10:05 PM »

The TS-2000 is getting a little long in tooth these days, but one of its strong points is remote control.

I've owned an 480Hx, and it is a decent radio. It's better at mobile than the TS(B)-2000 for a variety of reasons.

If you're a Kenwood fan, I don't think you can go too wrong with either one, given whichever better suits your needs.

Alan, KØBG
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N0FPE
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 06:55:32 PM »

Dont know how you compare these 2 radios. They are completely different. each one has things the other doesnt.  Apples and Oranges.

706MIIg and the 480 are a bit closer

There is nothing exactly like the 2000 for one to compare.

Dan
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 07:20:51 PM »

I owned both a 480HX (EU version) and a TS-2000 (US version)during 2004.

I liked both in different ways. The 480HX has a good basic analog receiver. I sold it because from a purely personal point of view, I could not get to like the clutter of hardware and cables. I bought the TS-2000 hoping that it would be an integrated version of the 480HX. However, although I liked completeness and ease of use of the TS-2000, I thought that the 480HX was the better receiver on HF.

The TS-2000 is effectively discontinued. It was production discontinued at the factory in Singapore in 2005. I checked with a dealer there about three weeks ago, and was told there was only one Ts-2000 still unshipped from the factory. Dealers no doubt will continue to carry stock until it is sold out or nearly so. I expect it will then be officially discontinued by the manufacturer.
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 09:56:23 PM »

The only reason I didn't buy the 480 is because it doesn't has IF digital filters. The 2000 has 2 dedicated knobs for low and high cut in the passband.

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2009, 10:03:15 PM »

Maybe you didn't look hard enough. Mine does. Low cut goes from 0-1000 and high cut goes from 5000-1000.

Clif
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 05:16:39 AM »

Where's the guy that always writes "K3"?  LOL
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N1LO
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 08:27:00 PM »

Clif,

If you look hard enough, you'll see that the filters are for audio processing. The 480 still uses plug-in, fixed pass band filters.

Mark
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 09:50:54 PM »

the ts 2000 does a lot more, but the 480 while doing quite a bit less, does what it does a little better.

the ts 2000 for a shack in a box do it all rig, and the 480 for hf contesting etxc.
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