MSi.SDR SDR RECEIVER REVIEW
The MSi.SDR is a $60 quasi clone of the now discontinued SDRplay RSP1. In one respect it is better than the original SDRplay RSP1, being the MSi.SDR has a TXCO, (temperature controlled crystal oscillator) while the SDRplay RSP1 did not have a TXCO. When you connect the MSi.SDR to a computer and run SDR software, it is identified as an SDRplay RSP1. Because it identifies as an SDRplay product, one is able to use it with the free SDRplay SDRUNO software. The latest SDRUNO software is absolutely fantastic.
The MSi.SDR receiver is a gold mine for those that are strictly interested in listening to HF shortwave radio, ham radio and CB radio in the AM and SSB modes. It has a very quiet receiver with a very low -110dB noise floor that is pleasing to the ears. The audio from AM and SSB signals is crisp and clean. More specifically, higher fidelity AM and SSB signals produce lots of low frequency bass and crisp highs, that one does not hear when using a low dollar RTL SDR radio. The MSi.SDR performs and sounds like a much more expensive unit.
I liked the MSi.SDR so much that it influenced me to buy an SDRplay RSP1A. There is no way the MSi.SDR can compete with the SDRplay RSP1A, as the RSP1A is slightly better in nearly every test comparison.
Compared to SDRplay and AIRSPY, the MSI.SDR's weakness is adjacent frequency signal rejection. For example, when you have two strong AM stations that are very close to each other in frequency, you will hear a slight amount of 'bleed over'. This is rarely a problem, yet it is one of the reasons why it is no match for an actual SDRplay or AIRSPY receiver.
Overall the MSi.SDR is quite the bargain, as you will have to spend $125+ to beat it. The MSi.SDR puts the RTL-SDR.COM V3 SDR radio to shame. This is quite a tall task, as the RTL-SDR.COM V3 is the best entry level SDR radio on the market.
INSIDE THE MSi.SDR RADIO
MSI.SDR (THE SDRPLAY RSP1 CLONE)
MSI.SDR SDR RADIO RECEIVER REVIEW
SEE THE MSi.SDR SDR RADIO IN ACTION