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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Icom R-9000L Help

Reviews Summary for Icom R-9000L
Icom R-9000L Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $~10,000
Description: Advanced Communications Receiver (Proffesional Grade).
0.100 thru 1999.8 MHz frequency coverage.
5" Color LCD Monitor.
Product is in production.
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VR2XMC Rating: 5/5 Jul 28, 2007 05:12 Send this review to a friend
simply the best unless you get an ICR9500  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I bought my ICR9000 (with LCD display) from Osaka. It has been realigned by ICOM before sending back to Hong Kong.

Although this receiver was built in the last decade, it is still the top one in its class. There is no other alternative in the market at the second hand price range of US$3.5 to 3.8K. While in the HF and 50Mhz range, it cannot out-perform my IC7800 in terms of survival under contest condition. It is an excellent receiver in general coverage with sweet audio. It is a good pleasure to use ICR9000 for SWL and band monitoring.

For anything above 50Mhz, I simply cannot find other receiver comparable to ICR9000. If you want to work digital, there is after market P25 adaptor taking signal from the IF out of the ICR9000. There is no other receiver covering 50-1999Mhz with comparable performance except the ICR9500.

However, the price difference of an ICR9500 with a second hand ICR9000L is huge. I agree that the resolution of LCD display may be less than the CRT version. The LCD version implies less maintenance burden. Current consumption of the LCD version is less and hence less heat from the REG Unit.

The REG unit of my ICR9000L is cooler than that of IC781. The addition of a cool fan, however, will lengthen the life of your ICR9000.

If you can find nice one in the second hand market, just take it. There are not many available in the marker except those from the government users. I am not interested in those from the government users because they were being used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Since the receiver is through hole construction, you can service it by yourself to some degree if you have the service manual
N6PEQ Rating: 5/5 Nov 5, 2003 22:46 Send this review to a friend
Perfection & Beauty!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The Icom IC-R9000L professional grade receiver is in a league by itself. Having used almost every other receiver on the market over the years, I can easily say that this is the best receiver that I have ever had the privilege to use. The receive audio is TV quality. What a beautiful sound! The full color LCD monitor has very good clarity when receiving TV signals.

The unit is easy to navigate. Nothing is over complicated as in some of the newer receivers on the market. The owners manual is simple and to the point.

The sensitivity of the receiver is outstanding! I am very impressed.

The receiver has now been unfortunately discontinued by Icom. If you have the opportunity to purchase one of these receivers, and you have the $$$ to pay for it, I highly recommend that you do not pass up the chance to own such a piece of engineering.

Hats off to Icom on a great job!

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