Any of the older TT rigs will have excellent receivers, and can be had
relatively inexpensively. Up to the Omni-D, Omni Series whatever, should be
very quiet in terms of synthesizer noise. [yes? correct me if I'm wrong
Newer TT's are great picks also. I own a Corsair 1 and an Argo 509. The
Corsair 1 is my main contest rig [CW], and the '509 is the 'bench' rig [I
listen, rather than whistle, while I work]. There is more blow-by on the
'509 than the Corsair, but that is to be expected given the filter
In terms of long term listening, both are easy on the ears. Not a lot of
extra noise in the rigs, and they are sensitive enough to turn the AF and RF
way down and still copy weak stations comfortably.
I guess what I"m trying to say is that you really can't go wrong with a TT
rig, especially the receiver section. Drakes are good, too!
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