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Topgun quad 5?

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by codeman, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. codeman

    codeman Recovering Crackerhead

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    Looking at getting a new radio and the quad 5 looks interesting to me. I like the programming options and the style. I just would like to hear some opinions on it from folks who have used one or at least heard one over the air. Is it just a renamed Alpha 10 or have improvements really been made to it. The other radios I like are the RCI 2950 and the Galaxy 99v2. I have been hoping Rf limited would come out with a new lineup, but it doesn't look like it will be anytime soon. More info on the radio is at topguntech.com. I am looking for a good ssb radio that also sounds good on am.Thanks


     
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  2. space cowboy

    space cowboy Quack Quack

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    I haven't heard the top gun, but I give my 2950DX (y)(y).
    I've used it both base(echomax) and mobile(road devil), good reports either way.
     
  3. undertaker

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    2950dx all the way!!!
     
  4. BigKahuna

    BigKahuna Active Member

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    An Optima, 2950dx or Lincoln II are going to be of better quality most likely.
     
  5. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    Sold as many different clones. download 3610 download (3) download (4) MAAASH Quad_5_Radio_Top_Gun_Tech_Lg
    I have gotten very good service from the 2950DX radios.

    73
    Jeff
     
  6. codeman

    codeman Recovering Crackerhead

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    Thanks for the replies, I believe you guys have sold me on the 2950. I almost bought one three years ago when I bought my Magnum S45. I really like that radio. Just wondering if a sp1 speech processor would be a good fit for the 2950. I have read mostly good about them. Would that be a good choice to run with a nice canceling mic as the radio would be used mobile. Or would I be better off using a good power mike to get some better audio?
     
  7. 9C1Driver

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    I would think all it needs is a correct alignment. Since it's a surface mount radio make sure who ever you have install the SP1A is good at what they do.
     
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    Might be easier to get a good mic. Something like an RF Limited 2018 extreme. It has noise cancelling and is a power/echo mic. You can turn the echo completely off as well. Like said, whoever you have do the work, make sure they know how to work on SMT. I know there are some out there. Just have to look around. I do like the idea of the SP1, and wonder how it would sound with one of those radios with the stock mic.
     
  9. space cowboy

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    road devil run at 1/8.
     
  10. NorthStar

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    Stryker SR 955HPC is a better radio all around than those mentioned above.
     
  11. 222DBFL

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    Don't know if the 955 is better, it's a good radio, but so is the optima mk3, one of the best SSB radios as far as exports go. Does the Stryker 955 have a 2nd filter just for SSB. Nope, optima mk3 is the only one. It's all about opinions. And we all have different views of what truly makes a good radio!! JMHO.
     
  12. codeman

    codeman Recovering Crackerhead

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    I want a radio with memory and scan. So the Stryker is out along with Galaxy radios. Plus I just don't like the looks of the Stryker. I have heard them on SSB and AM, they do sound go though.The more I look at the Optima the more I like. It would be easy to jump around the band with just a couple of buttons. That is one thing I really like about my magnum s45.
    I like the built in fan with the optima as well. I had twin fans mounted on the back of my Magnum and the radio does not get hot at all. Just wondering what mic I could use in the mobile with the Optima? I really like my RF Limited 2018 Extreme. I know it really woke my Uniden 980 up.
     
  13. hotrod

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    lincoln 2 is a good radio. 2 locals here run them sound great ! not sure about scan and memory. worth looking into imho.
    otima gets some good reviews also. these are the only 2 id even consider for ssb exports
     
  14. hotrod

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    lincoln 2 also has a 2nd filter
     
  15. Tucker442

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    The Quad radio is the same as a Anytone Version 6., Good radio but there are a lot of better choices, Stryker 955HP I like a lot but the best radio in my collection and I have a lot of radios is the Yeticom Optima, it just does it all and does it a little better than them all. My 2 Cents
     
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