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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Tecsun PL-550 Help

Reviews Summary for Tecsun PL-550
Tecsun PL-550 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $74.90
Description: Portable general coverage AM/MW/FM/SW receiver with 550 memories, external antenna preselector
Product is in production.
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ZACH0000 Rating: 4/5 Oct 5, 2011 10:55 Send this review to a friend
Another better than its low price radio !  Time owned: more than 12 months
THIs is another of my radio collection from models of degen and tecsun I love most bought directly from the company on mid 00s (6 year ago ? )which is now used by my relatives:

In overall what i liked:
-Very good FM stereo and AM wide band audio.It has the sense of old transistor radio .
-Good filters on AM and good invert narrow select . With the inv AM the IF LO changes freq so that some interference is deleted
- very interesting operation with antenna tuner , It enhances sensitivity of the radio
-550 memories

What i disliked:
- Some offset on AM by ca 500 Hz
- Single superhet . There are images in the broadcasting bands from utilities . Also on the 6.2-6.3 MHZ from the 7.1MHz
- Easy overloading even using antenna tuner especially at nights . Higher levels too when external antenna is used
SAMMYTONY Rating: 5/5 Jul 12, 2005 23:58 Send this review to a friend
superb radio  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
i live in australia(south) segnal strength is at best fair, i owned every portable radio ever sold in austrlia, at the moment i have all the sonys. 2001d.7600d/icfsw100.7600,grundig 400, all are grea great radios BUT sinsitivity with built in antena is is a joke until i ordered two tecsun radios from china pl 550 and pl250 the price delivered to my door is (US125) '
the pl550 is nothing short of outstanding and so is the pl230, sinsitivity is superb, selictivity is excclent, ergonomics very good,battery consumption very very good,the best among all the radios i have at the moment,believe me folks you will never listen to any other radio after. do what i did order it straight from factory and save half the price,their service is superb.i will sell all my other radios and keep the pl550 and pl230, also i heard that a de1108 from gegen (handelled by the the same tecsun staff) that will have sync.detector,ssb ets i cant wait when it becomes available.

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