|[AMRadio] 51J3 or 75A3?|
kenw2dtc at comcast.net
Sat Mar 4 16:31:06 EST 2006
I concur with the other comments made about Collins audio; however, consider
this: Most of the bragging rights about the "best of the best" in
receivers includes an R-390 or R-390A. When you talk to those 390 guys you
find them pulling off the audio at the detector, which is a standard feature
of those receivers.
I have a Collins R-388 (similar to the 51J3) and I bring the audio out of
the detector and into an external amp and I think it does fine on AM. Is it
one of the best AM receivers, of course not; but sometimes you just want the
look and feel of a certain receiver and you can compromise on certain
I also concur on the general coverage version over the ham band only, but
again, it's a personal choice.
>I am shopping for a receiver to use on AM. I think I want either a 75A3 or
> 51J3. Which one is best for AM use as far as making pleasing sounds come
> of the speaker? I used to have a 51J4 and a 75A4, and they worked fine
> (especially the 'J4), but I have heard that the 'J3 may have the best
> sounding audio section for AM. True?
> Theo K4MO
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