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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Kchibo KK-S60L Help

Reviews Summary for Kchibo KK-S60L
Kchibo KK-S60L Reviews: 2 Average rating: 3.0/5 MSRP: $69
Description: FM/AM/SW reception
FM stereo
LCD Signal strength Indicator
LCD display
Digital alarm clock with wake-on-radio
DSP processor
4 tuning options :
90 memory presets
Direct frequency input
Auto search
Manual search
Auto scan and store
Sleep fucntion in 10-90 minutes
Meter band selection - incremental
40 level electronic volume step
Intelligent night light
Key lock
AM bandwidth adjustment
Telescoping antenna
Built-in speaker
Standard earphone jack
Specifications :
Frequency Range
FM 64-108 MHz
AM 522 - 1710 KHz (9K tuning step only)
SW 2.30 - 21.85 MHz
Memory preset (90)
FM , AM, SW ( 3 x 30)
Noise Limit Sensitivity
FM <= 3.5uV
AM < = 3mV/m
SW <= 56uV
S/N Ratio : FM > 50dBu , AM > 45dBu
Single Signal Selectivity >=60dB
Power : DC 5V or lithium rechargeable battery 3.6V (included)
Speaker : 45mm/8ohm/0.25W
Earphone jack : 3.5mm 32ohm
Measurement : 110 x 68 x 19mm
Weight : 125 (excluding batteries)
Product is in production.
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VK6JDR Rating: 2/5 Apr 22, 2009 17:45 Send this review to a friend
OK radio  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This is part B of the review I gave not long ago. Now that I've come back from the country to Perth I've found that this radio does have some problems. With there being more FM & TV stations here the unit is troubled with breakthrough. These other stations break through into the shortwave bands and can desensitise the receiver. If you are lucky and listening to the right frequency it'll be alright otherwise you'll always hear talking or music in the background - not good. Also as indicated previously, the digital volume control is not always precise. Sometimes if you just want some quiet music in the background one volume level will be too loud and the next will be too quiet. Further to that the aerial has already worked its way loose. Hopefully I can find that really small screwdriver soon to fix it.
VK6JDR Rating: 4/5 Apr 16, 2009 04:50 Send this review to a friend
Excellent compact SW radio  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is a great new compact radio manufactured in China. I have had many digital radios and still have quite a few. Not much larger than an audio cassette, it can still pull in the stations. It seems to have the same or similar sensitivity on shortwave to my Degen 1102. Suprisingly however, the audio is more clear and easy to listen to (even though this radio is very much smaller). I expect that this is due to the unit's DSP (Digital Signal Processor). Another nice bonus is that its so easy to scan the frequencies on each band. There is virtually no delay when stepping up or down the band and not really any chuffing like the radios of old. You can punch in the frequency directly if desired. The unit can also scan and find stations and automatically put them in memory. It runs on an inbuilt rechargable battery and comes with the charger. My guess is that the battery last 10 hours or less. The display light is also very bright and comes on briefly when any adjustment is made to the unit. It is a very neat green colour. Interestingly the light also comes on briefly if you are facing an area that is dimly lit - brilliant! It has a bandwidth button but this isn't very useful on shortwave. This would make an excellent radio for a someone travelling light. The audio, sensitivity, size, weight and all good. I can certainly recommend this radio. It's not unlike a modern day Sony SW1 - small and appealing.

Micro sized
Good sensitivity
Very useful LCD display
Doesn't get whistles and images like single conversion radios - not sure if this is double conversion
Good audio due to DSP circuitry
No delay when tuning
No chuffing when tuning
Has many memories
Direct frequency input
Has bandwidth selector - only really useful on AM

Relatively short battery life
Labelling is partially Chinese - but not difficult to work out
Does get some minor FM/TV audio breakthrough on shortwave bands
Can get sore hand from continually clicking frequency change
Charger is old fashioned transformer type ie very heavy (for a unit meant for travelling)

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