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 happy to see that the PL-680 has hassle-free, well-designed packaging: a simple cardboard insert inside the box, yet everything was held in place firmly (no rattling).
The PL-680 comes packaged in its padded case.
Once it’s removed from the box, you can see the accompanying accessories: four standard Tecsun AA rechargeable batteries, one external wire antenna, one set of earphones and one AC adapter/charger.
The PL-680 was enclosed in a poly bag inside the padded case–it also ships with a protective plastic film over the display.
Wow! The PL-680 certainly looks like a spitting image of the PL-600. I believe this is a good thing as I always preferred the look of the PL-600 over that of the PL-660.
More to come tomorrow! Follow the tag PL-680 for all posts about this new Tecsun radio.
It seems to me that the Tecsun PL-660 wrapped in the shell of PL-600. I’m not sure whether they had run out of ideas for the design, but this is copied PL-600. I do not expect much better performance from PL-680 than its predecessor 660 or 600. But I am happy to see a new model came out with. Congratulation on your new radio.
February 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm
This email just received from Anon-Co:
Hello, thank you for contacting me.
At this moment our shop is closed for Chinese New Year holidays, but we will reopen on February 26th. However, we are currently not offering this model on eBay yet, this will probably take place some time during March.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us again. Due to our holidays it may take a few days before we can reply your messages at the moment, but we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
I was trying to decide between the 660 and the 880. Now I think I’m liking this. Just would like to know about the sensitivity/selectivity, etc.
I have one on order, can’t wait for the review.
How is the sound. Is it similar to the PL880?
How different is the PL 680 from the PL 660? I would be most interested.Thanks.