New technology is changing the way receivers are being designed and the IC-7300 is an industry first as an RF, Direct Sampling System is being used in an entry level HF radio. The ability to digitize RF before various receiver stages reduces the inherent noise that is generated in the different IF stages of a radio. We feel the performance of the ‘7300 will far exceed your expectations for a radio considered entry level.
The IC-756 ProII is an excellent radio. When first produced, it was one of the best radios on the market. This is my third radio that I use now. Previously use the President Lincoln I and Kenwood TS480 SAT Full power out 105+/- watts. Best receiver I've ever had. Isolates noise superbly and allows me to hear QSO's that my TS loses in the noise. Notch filter, 3 internal filters, etc. make this one of the best receivers I've ever had. Excellent mic audio with mic gain and compression.
*1=some freq. bands are not guaranteed. *2=Depending on version
Mode: USB, LSB, CW, RTTY, AM, FM Number of memory channels: 101 (99 regular, 2 scan edges) Antenna connector: SO-239x2 and phono [RCA (50 ohms)] Usable temperature range: -10°C to +50°C; +14°F to +122°F Frequency stability: less than ±0.5 ppm (1 minute after power ON/0°C to +50°C; +32°F to +122°F) Frequency resolution: 1Hz Power supply requirement: 13.8 V DC (±15% negative ground) Power consumption: TX max power 23A RX standby 3.0A (typ.) RX max audio 3.5A (typ.)