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Tecsun PL390 DSP Digital AM/FM/LW Shortwave Radio with Dual Speakers, Black

by Kaito
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  • PLL Synthesized AM/FM/LW/SW Radio with DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Technology
  • Dual 2.5" Speakers prvoide FM broadcasting in stereo
  • Patented ETM Tuning (Easy Tuning Mode) plus 550 memories
  • 12/24 Alarm clock with C/F thermometer + Sleep timer + Built-in battery charger
  • Earphone jack for private listening & Line-in for MP3 Players
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Technical Details

  • External FM/Shortwave antenna jack
  • Authorized USA dealer with 1-year manufacturer's warranty

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.1 x 3.5 inches ; 11 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004NQHR12
  • Item model number: PL390
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,880 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 14, 2011

Product Description

As the exclusive distributor,Kaito represent Tecsun in Northern America, and Kaito radios are made by Tecsun too. The Tecsun PL390 is portable worldband receiver with dual speakers. This PLL synthesized receiver picks up a wide range of broadcasting including AM, FM, longwave & shortwave. To tune into a station, you can use one of the following 5 methods: Tuning knob, Direct keypad entry, memory, ATS tuning & Tecsun's own & unique ETM (Easy Tuning Mode). There are a total of 550 memories available for easy access to your favorite stations.

Combining dual 2.5-inch speakers with DSP (Digital Sound Processing), the PL-390 offers you excellent listing experience with outstanding clarity & high tone quality. The PL-390 also has an line-in jack where you can plug in your MP3 player and use the radio as a portable speaker.

Accessories include stereo earphones, external shortwave antenna, audio cable, carrying pouch, user manual in English & warranty registration card. Kaito , as the exclusive authorized distributor of Tecsun Radio in Northern America, we offer service from Los Angeles, warranty from USA. Any questions, please call us.

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Customer Reviews

The sound for a radio this size is great.
The ergonomics are good; I like the dial for tuning and volume control.
The Chinese-translated pidgin English manual offered no solutions.

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By J. Harvell on March 19, 2011
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I have read some positive reviews of various Tescun radios with the DSP chip included for enhanced performance. I finally decided on this radio from the Tecsun family. I primarily use this radio for AM talk programs as well as FM for both talk and music. I will play around with the shortwave to see how well that works over the next few nights.

First of all my location is in northeastern NC. There are lots of FM stations within a 100 mile radius of my residence. Some of these stations are local, but not in my backyard so to speak, so there is no interference with a strong versus weak station. I am amazed at the stations this radio receives. In scan mode it seems to stop every second or so with a station I have never heard of before. I mean the dial (sic) is full of FM. Listening through headphones is fantastic....great sound even from $10.00 cheapos.

The AM is fantastic as well with lots of stations. Only low power AM stations here, so no interference with tuning across the dial. There are several filters on the AM from which to choose. Select the one that offers the best balance between noise and voice. I ultimately chose filter 3, which for me, offers the best balance. Rotate the radio to null out the signal for best reception.

The manual is well written, but with so many features, keep it handy to reference functions that you only occasionally use. Playing around with the different buttons is very helpful to learn their function. I like simple stuff, so anything over an on-off switch, tuning and volume controls are sometimes challenging. The learning curve on this radio will be short for most folks.

In summation, I find this radio more than meets my expectations.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Know What I Mean? Nudge Nudge on July 15, 2012
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I was very excited to receive this radio after doing a lot of research on reasonably priced but feature rich shortwave radio receivers. Several radio hobby sites metioned this radio in very favorable terms. Indeed when the radio arrived I was pleased by the build quality of the unit, and the feature set that the radio had, especially the DSP chip.

I was able to pull in a slew of shortwave stations in quite clearly (of course a lot depended upon time of day and atmopsheric conditions.) I could routinely receive signals from Asia, Australia, South America and Europe. Most came in very clearly especially considering the 390 is not a high end radio. The 390 pulled in over twice the amount of stations the Sony ICF-SW7600GR I had purchased before this radio.

I was very pleased with this radio in the beginning. So much so that I bought two as gifts and another for work. After having the unit for three days, the 390 started to continually freeze up for no reason. I would have to remove the batteris, wait 20 minutes and put the batteris back in. The day after that the tuning dial went wonky. So before the other radios I ordered arrived I had to send the first one back. My opinion of this radio plummeted shortly thereafter.

The other three radios arrived. I thought it best to test them before I gave two of them as gifts. I ran each of them for a seven day cycle, carefully testing then out. One of the three was bad right out of the box with a defective display and a defective tuner. That one went back to Amazon for a replacement. The second unit had terrible radio reception on all bands and very poor sensitivity. The third froze up continually from the beginning.

So four radios ended up going back to Amazon for replacement.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By P. Dyer on March 11, 2011
Picked this up a few months back, and I'm amazed with this radio. It's well made, has a good "feel" to it. The sound is quite good for a small radio. But the big part is the tuner is so dead-on and easy to use. The first time I fired it up in my house I was amazed with how fast it found stations. (I'm in Northern California, not really the best place for Shortwave reception). I've used other radios before but none were able to lock on as well as this unit.

Highly recommend it... I use it during the day to listen to AM (it also can do FM Stereo, and ack as amplified speakers), and at night I listen to the world on this gem of a radio.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Bill on February 28, 2011
Considering that it only has one tiny speaker, the sound from the Ipad is pretty good. It's only mono, though. Also, its volume doesn't go high enough for larger or noisy places.

It would be nice to have a set of external speakers for it. But most of the computer speakers I've seen are either without any power of their own, or they eat batteries too fast to be that much use. And most of them are too bulky to haul around much. Granted you could use a big set of speakers around the house, but it would be nice to have some that are as portable as the Ipad is.

I was considering this problem, wondering where I could find a set of self-powered portable speakers for the Ipad, when I remembered that my Tecsun PL-390 has a line in. A stereo line in...

This puppy hooks to the Ipad with a standard stereo patch cord, one of those two-ended things with a miniature stereo headphone plug at each end. So it would hook to anything that has a standard miniature headphone jack, like your Walkman (if anybody still uses those things) or your MP3 player.

Here you have a set of portable stereo speakers that also picks up AM, FM. shortwave, and (for anybody in Europe) longwave. Plays stereo on FM too.

Not only does it pick them all up, it picks them up WELL. The "Easy Tuning Method" is especially nice. You set it to scan whatever band you're listening to. It makes note of all the listenable signals there are, even on the shortwave broadcast bands. After that, when you turn the tuning knob, it jumps clear signal to clear signal, skipping all the spaces in between. Cool!

They also make a smaller version without the right side speaker.
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