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Degen DE1103 background tone

I have just bought this radio after careful study various reviews in the internet about its function and the performance but now I feel regret after I have tried it and found so many problems

  1. a background tone is heard at the AM section. (MW & SW)
  2. a background tone is heard every time the frequency is changed during manual tuning except for the FM.
  3. with very strong SW signal the tone is not so obvious but is still can be heard for some of the SW stations.
  4. this annoying tone ( around 1 khz ) if properly tune can comes out so loud just like the test tone before the transmission of the program.
  5. with auto scanning for SW the range is too big and it skips most of the SW stations, sometimes it does not pick up any SW stations at all, it can only pick up by using manual tuning which is 1khz separation.
  6. it happened a few times as if all FM stations are jammed to one of the memory station.

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The background tone is due to frequency static...the design of the stereo is not good... it lack of noise destortion cirquit..and almost all stereo that is analog usually poor in in design..change the stereo.try stereo that is digital in design..

Posted on Oct 13, 2008


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