I just ordered the Tecsun R-2010D–a SiLabs DSP-based shortwave radio with an analog dial and tuning mechanism–on eBay.
The Tecsun R-2010D is very similar to the Degen DE321, DE32 and the Kchibo KK-9803. I hold out hope though that the Tecsun will lead the pack of these small radios as Tecsun tends to do a better implementation of the SiLabs DSP chip.
Honestly, I had only recently decided that the R-2010 would never come to fruition. I first was tipped off about it in 2009; then in 2011, a Tecsun representative told me that they were planning to re-design the R-2010. I suppose that’s how the R-2010D came about.
As soon as I receive this little radio, I’ll share my first impressions and a full review.
Will the analog face be replaced with a digital display on the Tecsun R-2010?
Reliable sources have told us that Tecsun may be re-designing the R-2010 with a digital display.
This is yet unconfirmed as there are no prototypes or designs available, however, this is very plausible. Not only could be a positive response to feedback from other DSP analog radios like the Degen DE321 (namely, that digital tuning is precise, but the analog display is vague–a quirky combo), but this may also explain why the R-2010 has not been released even though Tecsun has had it in the works for nearly a year.
We will post updates here as they become available.
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