Optima MK2 Shipping now!

We are now shipping the Optima direct from Hong kong to those who had pre paid orders in.

They will be receiving their radios this weekend so I hope they post their experiences with the radio both good and bad! most of the early shipments have gone to the USA. European orders have been quite slow so far.

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3 Responses to Optima MK2 Shipping now!

  1. Loic says:

    5 days from Hongkong to Sweden really fast. The radio is one of the best in this category for radios around 300 euros. The receiver is very good and the 5khz step also. I will do some more tests and post here. I will try with Heil BM 10 microphone.

    73 de Loic

    • dd182003 says:

      Thanks Loic, Let us know how you get on with the heil mic as the std mic is muddy a bassy on SSB but the characteristics are being altered now to compensate for western deeper pitch voices.
      I think the HM-5 and the HC-4 should sound awesome and I will be trying the mk2 optima with them shortly. My Optima stock is still in Singapore as I have not had time to go get them.
      Std Magnum 6 pin electret mics also sound very good if rewired for 8 pin as does the IC36 icom mic. If using the SM-20 you should engage the lo cut.

  2. Janne says:

    Just tried y Astatic Road devil to my mk2 and the diffrens in audio both on Fm and Ssb is significant, the orginal mike will do as an traveller mike or in emergency, but i recommend to improve to a amplifiy mike almost of any kind.

    About the filter, it´s amazing (not for very week stations), it´s almost to good, it do the job for sure.

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