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Old January 12th 06, 02:49 AM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
 
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Default Kenwood R-600

I was hoping to get some information on this receiver if anyone can
help.

Currently I have an R-1000 which is great for my needs, except for the
speaker being on the top instead of front-firing. I like the fact that
it's analog tuning yet has a digital frequency counter (I don't care
about entering frequencies like on digital synthesized receivers).
Occasionally I run it through my small stereo amp into a nice pair of
bookshelf speakers and the audio is terrific with the wide 12 kHz
filter (not too bad with the narrow 6 kHz, either), but mainly use it
for bedside listening to shortwave.

I'd like a receiver with a front-firing speaker for my bedside, and was
wondering how the '600 matched up to the '1000. I do know that it came
out later, is it also anaolg tuning with the frequency counter, minus
the analog display? How is the audio compared to the '1000, run
through a stereo system? I'd probably swap the stock 6 kHz filter for
something a bit wider to improve fidelity. How much attenuation of the
signal does it give you when you use that function?

I'm not too worried about what I'd lose in dynamic range, etc. since
I'd only use a modest antenna to listen to the BBC and such major
broadcasters.

Thanks for any help!


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Old January 12th 06, 03:23 AM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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Default Kenwood R-600

You're considering downgrading from an R-1000 to an R-600 , just to get a
front-firing speaker?


wrote in message
oups.com...
I was hoping to get some information on this receiver if anyone can
help.

Currently I have an R-1000 which is great for my needs, except for the
speaker being on the top instead of front-firing. I like the fact that
it's analog tuning yet has a digital frequency counter (I don't care
about entering frequencies like on digital synthesized receivers).
Occasionally I run it through my small stereo amp into a nice pair of
bookshelf speakers and the audio is terrific with the wide 12 kHz
filter (not too bad with the narrow 6 kHz, either), but mainly use it
for bedside listening to shortwave.

I'd like a receiver with a front-firing speaker for my bedside, and was
wondering how the '600 matched up to the '1000. I do know that it came
out later, is it also anaolg tuning with the frequency counter, minus
the analog display? How is the audio compared to the '1000, run
through a stereo system? I'd probably swap the stock 6 kHz filter for
something a bit wider to improve fidelity. How much attenuation of the
signal does it give you when you use that function?

I'm not too worried about what I'd lose in dynamic range, etc. since
I'd only use a modest antenna to listen to the BBC and such major
broadcasters.

Thanks for any help!



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Old January 12th 06, 04:15 AM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
mike maghakian
 
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Default Kenwood R-600

The 600 is a good receiver, although I wouldn't pay more than $150 for one
in very good condition.



wrote in message
oups.com...
I was hoping to get some information on this receiver if anyone can
help.

Currently I have an R-1000 which is great for my needs, except for the
speaker being on the top instead of front-firing. I like the fact that
it's analog tuning yet has a digital frequency counter (I don't care
about entering frequencies like on digital synthesized receivers).
Occasionally I run it through my small stereo amp into a nice pair of
bookshelf speakers and the audio is terrific with the wide 12 kHz
filter (not too bad with the narrow 6 kHz, either), but mainly use it
for bedside listening to shortwave.

I'd like a receiver with a front-firing speaker for my bedside, and was
wondering how the '600 matched up to the '1000. I do know that it came
out later, is it also anaolg tuning with the frequency counter, minus
the analog display? How is the audio compared to the '1000, run
through a stereo system? I'd probably swap the stock 6 kHz filter for
something a bit wider to improve fidelity. How much attenuation of the
signal does it give you when you use that function?

I'm not too worried about what I'd lose in dynamic range, etc. since
I'd only use a modest antenna to listen to the BBC and such major
broadcasters.

Thanks for any help!



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Old January 12th 06, 04:55 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
bpnjensen
 
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Default Kenwood R-600

You're considering downgrading from an R-1000 to an R-600 , just to get a
front-firing speaker?

Yeah, no kidding - I think you'd better off getting a small
good-sounding external speaker for that puppy and aiming it at your
ears.

Bruce Jensen

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Old January 12th 06, 06:10 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
Mark Zenier
 
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Default Kenwood R-600

In article .com,
wrote:
I was hoping to get some information on this receiver if anyone can
help.

Currently I have an R-1000 which is great for my needs, except for the
speaker being on the top instead of front-firing. I like the fact that
it's analog tuning yet has a digital frequency counter (I don't care
about entering frequencies like on digital synthesized receivers).
Occasionally I run it through my small stereo amp into a nice pair of
bookshelf speakers and the audio is terrific with the wide 12 kHz
filter (not too bad with the narrow 6 kHz, either), but mainly use it
for bedside listening to shortwave.


There's an external speaker jack on the back panel, next to the coax
connector. If you want a front facing speaker, use a seperate one
there. Or, since the internal amp is not the greatest, IMHO, plug
a nice set of amplified "computer speakers" into the remote jack
on the front panel.

I'd like a receiver with a front-firing speaker for my bedside, and was
wondering how the '600 matched up to the '1000. I do know that it came
out later, is it also anaolg tuning with the frequency counter, minus
the analog display? How is the audio compared to the '1000, run
through a stereo system? I'd probably swap the stock 6 kHz filter for
something a bit wider to improve fidelity. How much attenuation of the
signal does it give you when you use that function?

I'm not too worried about what I'd lose in dynamic range, etc. since
I'd only use a modest antenna to listen to the BBC and such major
broadcasters.


The R-1000 is amazingly convoluted inside (too old for a microprocessor),
and the R-600 may be cleaner. (You should be able to get the manuals
on the mods.dk web site). But the R-600 came out about the time the
yen increased in value, so I've only seen one of them.

Mark Zenier
Googleproofaddress(account:mzenier provider:eskimo domain:com)



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Old January 12th 06, 06:22 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
David
 
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Default Kenwood R-600

On 11 Jan 2006 18:49:10 -0800, wrote:

I was hoping to get some information on this receiver if anyone can
help.

Currently I have an R-1000 which is great for my needs, except for the
speaker being on the top instead of front-firing. I like the fact that
it's analog tuning yet has a digital frequency counter (I don't care
about entering frequencies like on digital synthesized receivers).
Occasionally I run it through my small stereo amp into a nice pair of
bookshelf speakers and the audio is terrific with the wide 12 kHz
filter (not too bad with the narrow 6 kHz, either), but mainly use it
for bedside listening to shortwave.

I'd like a receiver with a front-firing speaker for my bedside, and was
wondering how the '600 matched up to the '1000. I do know that it came
out later, is it also anaolg tuning with the frequency counter, minus
the analog display? How is the audio compared to the '1000, run
through a stereo system? I'd probably swap the stock 6 kHz filter for
something a bit wider to improve fidelity. How much attenuation of the
signal does it give you when you use that function?

I'm not too worried about what I'd lose in dynamic range, etc. since
I'd only use a modest antenna to listen to the BBC and such major
broadcasters.

Thanks for any help!

Take one of those Big Gulp cups from 7-11, cut it in half the long way
and put a half on top of the radio to force the sound to the front.

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Old January 12th 06, 11:24 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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Default Kenwood R-600


Unrevealed Source wrote:
You're considering downgrading from an R-1000 to an R-600 , just to get a
front-firing speaker?


Where did I say that I was getting rid of the R-1000?



wrote in message
oups.com...
I was hoping to get some information on this receiver if anyone can
help.

Currently I have an R-1000 which is great for my needs, except for the
speaker being on the top instead of front-firing. I like the fact that
it's analog tuning yet has a digital frequency counter (I don't care
about entering frequencies like on digital synthesized receivers).
Occasionally I run it through my small stereo amp into a nice pair of
bookshelf speakers and the audio is terrific with the wide 12 kHz
filter (not too bad with the narrow 6 kHz, either), but mainly use it
for bedside listening to shortwave.

I'd like a receiver with a front-firing speaker for my bedside, and was
wondering how the '600 matched up to the '1000. I do know that it came
out later, is it also anaolg tuning with the frequency counter, minus
the analog display? How is the audio compared to the '1000, run
through a stereo system? I'd probably swap the stock 6 kHz filter for
something a bit wider to improve fidelity. How much attenuation of the
signal does it give you when you use that function?

I'm not too worried about what I'd lose in dynamic range, etc. since
I'd only use a modest antenna to listen to the BBC and such major
broadcasters.

Thanks for any help!


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Old January 13th 06, 01:16 AM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
HFguy
 
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Default Kenwood R-600

The Drake SW8 has a front speaker and is a better receiver than either
the R-1000 or R-600. An SW8 with a serial number starting with a '6'
(1996) or higher (final version) goes for about $500. If that's too
much, consider the Drake SW2. It doesn't have all the features of the
SW8 but you still get the front speaker and a very good sync' detector.
The SW2 sells for about $300. Both of these receivers are out of
production so you'll have to find one on Ebay or perhaps Universal Radio.

http://www.universal-radio.com/catal...rxvr/0088.html

http://www.universal-radio.com/catal...rxvr/2222.html

BTW- The R-1000 and R-600 are not 'pure' analog receivers. They use a
semi-synthesized design which generates the thirty 'Mhz' ranges with a
PLL synthesizer. Each Mhz range is tuned with a conventional analog circuit.


wrote:
I was hoping to get some information on this receiver if anyone can
help.

Currently I have an R-1000 which is great for my needs, except for the
speaker being on the top instead of front-firing. I like the fact that
it's analog tuning yet has a digital frequency counter (I don't care
about entering frequencies like on digital synthesized receivers).
Occasionally I run it through my small stereo amp into a nice pair of
bookshelf speakers and the audio is terrific with the wide 12 kHz
filter (not too bad with the narrow 6 kHz, either), but mainly use it
for bedside listening to shortwave.

I'd like a receiver with a front-firing speaker for my bedside, and was
wondering how the '600 matched up to the '1000. I do know that it came
out later, is it also anaolg tuning with the frequency counter, minus
the analog display? How is the audio compared to the '1000, run
through a stereo system? I'd probably swap the stock 6 kHz filter for
something a bit wider to improve fidelity. How much attenuation of the
signal does it give you when you use that function?

I'm not too worried about what I'd lose in dynamic range, etc. since
I'd only use a modest antenna to listen to the BBC and such major
broadcasters.

Thanks for any help!

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Old January 13th 06, 02:45 AM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
m II
 
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Default Kenwood R-600

David wrote:

Take one of those Big Gulp cups from 7-11, cut it in half the long way
and put a half on top of the radio to force the sound to the front.


I did just that, but now the radio doesn't work. Did all the pop running
into it when I cut the cup in half ruin the circuitry?

Will a 'Cleansing' by RadioMart restore it to it's former glory?







mike
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