The Tecsun PL-680 Is Here!

After two weeks of waiting, I have finally received the Tecsun PL-680, the successor to the popular PL-660, from Anon-Co this morning. Before reviewing this radio, it has to be unboxed and pictures of its contents are provided below.

It has arrived!

Quick look inside the box shows the manual and carrying case.

Tecsun always packs a ton of cool things with their radios.

The PL-680 unwrapped!

My body is ready!

Here are some quick impressions. In short, the PL-680 seems to be a fine radio. It is very similar to what you can expect out of a PL-660.

Shortwave reception and sync detection hold up very well. FM is top notch. Also, there is some merit to a deafening on distant AM stations, but clear channels and local broadcasters seem to be just fine if you don’t DX.

I have yet to put it through its paces but I should have enough experience with it before my review this Friday. So far, it is a worthy successor of the PL-660.  Although, it isn’t much of an upgrade if you already own one.

If you will excuse me, I will get back to listening to Radio New Zealand International, which is coming in crystal clear.

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