Category Archives: New Products

A review of the Tecsun PL-680 with reader survey results

When I heard early reports about the new Tecsun PL-680, I was already wondering how it would stack up alongside other Tecsun portables. An early photo of the Tecsun PL-680 revealed how very similar it is, indeed, to the Tecsun PL-600, which has been … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-680: Reader surveys closing today

If you haven’t had a chance to weigh in on the Tecsun PL-660/PL-680 comparison surveys, you will need to do so by 23:00 UTC today. I’m working on the Tecsun PL-680 review and need completed surveys for graphs/charts. The review … Continue reading

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Reader Survey: Comparing the Tecsun PL-680 and PL-660 on medium wave (AM)

[Update: Please note that this survey has been closed, but the audio samples–labeled Radio A and Radio B–will remain to allow others the opportunity to make an evaluation prior to reading the PL-680 review.] [Update 2: The PL-680 review and … Continue reading

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Reader Survey: Comparing the Tecsun PL-680 and PL-660 synchronous detection

[Update: Please note that this survey has been closed, but the audio samples–labeled Radio A and Radio B–will remain to allow others the opportunity to make an evaluation prior to reading the PL-680 review.] [Update 2: The PL-680 review and … Continue reading

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Reader Survey: Comparing the Tecsun PL-660 and PL-680 on AM shortwave

[Update: Please note that this survey has been closed, but the audio samples–labeled Radio A and Radio B–will remain to allow others the opportunity to make an evaluation prior to reading the PL-680 review.] [Update 2: The PL-680 review and … Continue reading

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Unboxing the Tecsun PL-680

When I got home, after a very long day, I found that FedEx delivered the Tecsun PL-680 I ordered from Anon-Co.  I haven’t even had a moment to listen to the PL-680 yet, but I hope to make time tomorrow. I’m … Continue reading

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The Tecsun PL-680 now shipping

SWLing Post reader, Steve, writes: Anna [at Anon-Co] has the PL-680 in stock according to a email I received from her this morning. Readers who are interested in ordering the radio should be aware of the Chinese New Year and … Continue reading

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