Specs say "Micro USB connector (for connecting to a PC)" Looks like that is it just left of the micro SD slot.Yes doesn't look great but I think I'd be happy to persevere with that if I could get my hands on unit that delivered the aforementioned modes.
I am preparing to hold the mirror steady and start marking the incisions!!!and it's < the value of one of my kidneys.
Well if it truly supports all of those digital modes (and does it well) then I'd probably guess around $5000. It could sell for $2500 but I'd be shocked if they didn't try for a higher price at first launch...Anyone care to guess the price! Probably not much change from USD$3000.
I think you're dreaming. If you look at the 5001D "professional desktop" model it is going for $4799 MSRP. It sells for over $4,000.Assuming (speculating) that the reduced coverage capability of the AR-DV1 offsets the units price a little and assuming this thing is actually aimed at the domestic/hobby market, I'm putting my money on a RRP of <$1500.
With all due respect, I believe you are comparing apples with cumquats.I think you're dreaming. If you look at the 5001D "professional desktop" model it is going for $4799 MSRP. It sells for over $4,000.
I don't think the DV1 will be anything less than $2500. MSRP will probably be around $3,000 but it wouldn't shock me in the least if it was upwards of $5,000
With all due respect, I believe you are comparing apples with cumquats.
The AR5001D, AR Alpha and AR One, are professional grade monitoring/surveillance receivers aimed predominantly at Government agencies. They all provide coverage extending well above 3Ghz, contain multiple hardware filters and most likely have RF specifications that will exceed those of the AR-DV1, particularly in the dynamic range / very strong signal handling area. The AR5001D does not utilize BNC connectors for it's antenna inputs on the rear panel for good reason. The price of the AR5001D is high because it was a niche product, designed for Government agencies and was never going to sell large quantities of units into the Global domestic market, just like the Icom IC-R9500 etc.
I think you will find the AR-DV1 is AOR's attempt at breaking into the Global domestic 'scanner' market, by making a unit that can sell moderately large quantities into the hobbyists & amateur operator market. As such, I stand by my assertion that the AR-DV1 will need to be comparable, if not cheaper than AOR's own AR8600Mk11/ARD300 combo.
If AOR can incorporate basic trunking into this thing while maintaining a sub $1500 price tag, it could be a winner for the company.
Well, you know Japanese engineers... they come up with the coolest things!According to the feature list, the receiver also includes 'untold story reversal' !!
I'm having issues getting my head around this feature set. Maybe it involves some kind of inter dimensional space / time travel mechanism that replays signals before they are even broadcast.
That feature alone must be worth a couple of K