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.
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.