Well if it has Ferrari like performance for both the transmitter and receiver, it will be worth the price. However if on the other hand its an expensive ham radio toy with a crap receiver and transmitter nobody will buy it.
The Hilberling is a UP conversion design with a high IF, so they must have some very good engineering in it if it will top the K3's RX performance numbers. It will easily beat the K3 on TX IMD performance. But hey the Kenwood
TS990S is due out soon and that might be the best deal going for both RX and TX performance.
Ham radio has had such white elephants over the years, Signal Ones, KW380, FT-ONE FTD9000 and even today radios like the IC7700 and IC7800 have less than spectacular transmitter and receiver performance.
But dont worry some ham will buy the Hilberling and use it with a attic dipole in HOA restricted zone!
24K and 27K for thier HF rigs?
?? R U freaking kidding me?? I think its time for me to find a less $$$ hobby. Time for me to walk away from ham radio. Its is indeed a rich mans hobby or it is becoming that...