I ordered the Ensemble II HF receiver around 2 weeks ago. I was very impressed with the delivery time. Took just a few days to get to me and Tony makes sure you get exactly what you ordered.
I am fairly new to SWL reception and found this unit was very easy to plug in and get running. Tony's website led me to some great SDR info that I looked at before ordering and, thanks to all the great links, I decided to take the plunge.
This is a great unit to get started in SDR! Tony's site provided lots of links to make sure new SDR users get a good start. I have had the Ensemble 2 HF receiver for almost a week now and getting great reception on SW and SSB. This unit, coupled with the HDSDR program, is giving me great results. I only have a short "long wire" (maybe 30 feet) connected to my 9-1 balun (for 50 ohms input to radio), and getting excellent reception in Thunder Bay, Canada. I am really enjoying 20 meter SSB, as well as lots of shortwave broadcast stations!
Thanks to Tony Parks for an excellent product that works very well for a newbie SWL hobbiest.
If you have any interest in SDR, get this unit. You won't regret it.
73 and good DX
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Built SoftRock RX Ensemble II HF Receiver
Date Added: 05/08/2014 by Kevin Garner