The 192k will let me see a lot more spectrum than what I'm seeing now from the motherboard sound card in my HP Win7 machine. I only see a small slice and then it drops off the scale on each side of the band scope or waterfall.
I have a laptop that can do 96k, but most seem to only do 48k. The card in that machine actually performed better than the 192k built-in card I was using before the Diamond Xtreme.
Thanks for your replies on this thread.
You're welcome! I just hope you have good results with the XS71HDU.
Some folks must have a lot of disposable income or feel that there is a certain dollar barrier that must be obtained before performance improves.
There's a great degree of personal preference involved. SWL2002 may truly, deeply feel that you would be blown away by the QSR1, to the point you'd be glad you dropped nearly a G on it. And maybe you would. Maybe I would.
Referring to the name of this thread. The ComRadio CR1 is a perfect example of an SDR with many shortcomings and the ARRL not even able to do any of the serious RX tests we would like to see, because of the lousy AGC on that unit, and can not be turned off!! Someone will pay over $500.00US for that?
With regard to the CR-1, it's an intriguing little radio; it has the advantage [over, for instance, our Ensemble RXIIs] of a display and a VFO such that you can flip it on and monitor without using your PC if you're doing other things and not watching your waterfall too closely. So it offers you something that could justify the price tag, something that, for instance, the QSR1 does not.
I appreciate the great input and links. I'm going to enjoy my Ensemble II a lot more now.
I hope so!