09 September 2009

rumored sangean ats-909 updates

Back in December 2006, I reported that Sangean was not interested in producing new shortwave products:

End of Sangean line

But last month, Herculodge reported on two rumored updates to the well-known Sangean ATS-909 receiver:

Two new Sangeans should be on the way soon: 909X and 909XR

The Sangean ATS-909, which I've never owned, has long been rumored to practically require internal modification for decent MW and SW sensitivity. A company called RadioLabs responded by offering a well-known ATS-909 overhaul which they call the Super 909.

While I'm plenty happy with the radios I already own, I'll watch these developments at Sangean with interest.


Firestarter5 said...

The Sangean 909 group on Facebook has a full picture of the 'possible' new model, and unless all the improvements are inside, all I see is a new outer casing with a redesign/layout of its buttons. Looks good though. I'm on my 2nd 909 already. The first one sprung a leak in the LCD display after many years, so I ordered a new one. Love this radio.

Firestarter5 said...

Now I see what the fuss is all about. This 909 has '307' memories rather than 306. Well, no wonder it's a big deal!