Category Archives: MP3

Melson S8

The Melson S8 is a DSP-based portable AM/FM/Shortwave receiver with MP3 playback. What sets the Melson apart from other sub $50 portables is the exceptional response from the radio’s built-in speaker. While shortwave reception is mediocre–with a high noise floor … Continue reading

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Degen DE32

The Degen DE32 is a small DSP-based shortwave radio with analog styling and the ability to play digital audio via a Micro SD card.  The DE32 is much like the Degen DE321 (review) and the Kchibo KK-9803 (review) in that it is a DSP, but uses … Continue reading

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Degen DE1127

The Degen DE1127 is a portable, DSP-based shortwave, MW, FM stereo receiver with a built-in 4GB MP3 player and recorder. This unit can record via built-in microphone or via radio broadcasts. Currently, the Degen DE1127 is only available from sellers on … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-398MP

The Tecsun PL-398MP is a portable DSP-based shortwave radio. Its predecessor is possibly the Tecsun PL-390. It is certainly a familiar Tecsun design and layout–ergonomics appear to be in-line with their current models. The biggest new feature on the (future) Tecsun PL-398MP … Continue reading

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Degen DE1126

The Degen DE1126 is an ultra-thin, portable shortwave radio receiver with a built-in 4GB MP3 recorder/player. As with most Degen radios, the DE1126 is primarily available through eBay sellers in Hong-Kong. Please see our link below which automatically searches eBay … Continue reading

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Kaito KA1123 or Degen DE1123

The Kaito KA1123 (a.k.a. Degen DE1123) is a portable shortwave radio with built-in MP3 recorder. Note that this radio is also branded as the Kaito KA801, Degen DE810, KA1125, KA800. Specs: POWER SOURCE External 5 VDC 120ma Battery Three AA … Continue reading

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Kaito KA1121 or Degen DE1121

The Kaito KA1121 is a dual conversion portable radio covering longwave, AM, shortwave and FM. This radio is notable for having an on-board detachable MP3 receorder/player. It’s also notable for having luke-warm reviews. Specs: RECEIVER AM Band 520 – 1710 … Continue reading

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