PL-398 | Tecsun

Tecsun » PL-398

Portable world receiver with two-speakers FM-Stereo, Long Wave, Medium Wave, Short Wave. BT version feature Bluetooth technology, MP version feature a SD-card player. Ideated in P.R. of China.

Reference market : consumer

General :
Frequency coverage 0.1530 ~ 0.5130 MHz
0.5200 ~ 1.7100 MHz [1]
0.5220 ~ 1.6200 MHz [2]
2.3000 ~ 21.9500 MHz
87.5000 ~ 108.0000 MHz
Modulation mode AM / WFM
Features :
Memory 550 total memories
(100 regular memories for LW)
(100 regular memories for MW)
(250 regular memories for SW)
(100 regular memories for FM)
Display 1 KHz frequency resolution
Power supply 3.6 ~ 4.5V battery (3 x AA)
5 VDC USB
Audio power 2 x 180 mW
Connections Jack 3.5 mm (headphone)
Plug (power supply)
Mechanical and environmental data :
Dimensions 187 (W) x 90 (H) x 30 (D) mm
Weight 365g without battery

[1] With 10 KHz steps
[2] With 9 KHz steps

Description :

The Tecsun PL-398 is a multiband radio equipped with a pair of 57 mm diameter speakers that guarantee a stereo listening for FM stations without requiring the use of headphones. Frequency coverage includes long, medium and short waves. By means of the DSP technology various filter widths (1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 KHz) can be selected to reduce interference from adjacent channels when listening to AM. The tuning can be done through a knob on the right side, using the front keyboard, recalling a memory location, making an automatic search among the memories, or even activating an automatic scan to identify dominant signals. The display shows the frequency, signal strength, status icons, the clock and the temperature.

Other features: clock, alarm, sleep timer, keypad lock, internal ferrite antenna for LW MW bands and extractable stylus for SW FM, signal strength indicator, battery charge indicator.

The receiver is available in two variants with the particularity of integrating a different system of interfacing with external audio sources that can therefore be reproduced using the pair of speakers it is equipped. The PL-398-BT model has a Bluetooth circuit, which makes it possible to create a wireless connection with music-players or other devices, as smartphones, that use the same standard technology. The model PL-398-MP instead has a slot for reading SD-card, the user can then make use of their own MP3 compilations.

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