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Sangean ATS909 / Radio Shack DX-398 Upgrades

Audio and Tuning Knob Upgrade

The audio upgrade requires the replacement of key components in the audio signal path. The end result is that the overall sound quality has better clarity. Consonants like c's, k's, q's have improved definition which improves intelligibility. Full instructions are included.

Please Note: This upgrade is not difficult to install, however this should not be the first time using a soldering iron. If you feel uncomfortable about the installation, or cannot find a qualified technician to install the upgrade, then we suggest you send the receiver to Kiwa for installation.

ATS909/DX398 Audio Upgrade $22.00
Shipping and Handling within North America $3.00

The Tuning Knob Upgrade removes the detent to the tuning knob. This provide a smooth analog feel to the frequency tuning. We only offer this upgrade by sending the receiver to Kiwa.

Tuning Knob Upgrade $25.00

LED Replacement

Kiwa can replace the color of the LCD backlighting LED's. We offer yellow, amber, blue and white. The blue LED's are probably the best looking, while the white LED's are the brightest.

LED Replacement $18.00

For more information regarding Kiwa Audio Upgrades - please see Kiwa Audio Upgrades - A Brief History

ATS909/DX398 Package Price

Kiwa offers the following Performance Upgrades for one package price of $60.00. Savings equals $5.00. (Price does not include return shipping.)

Audio Upgrade $40.00
Tuning Knob Upgrade $25.00

Addendum: It has come to our attention that many of the DX398 (Radio Shack) receivers have speaker problems. If you hear a buzzing sound on speech or a fuzziness to the sound quality, the speaker most likely will require replacement. Evidently there are many DX398's out there that have failing speakers. Kiwa offers a replacment speaker for $6.00 (does not include shipping). If you wish Kiwa to install a new speaker the cost is $18.00 (includes the cost of the speaker). Since this problem is uncommon, it is not part of the package price mentioned above.

Kiwa Electronics

503 7th. Ave. N.E.
Kasson, MN 55944 USA
507.634.6134
kiwa@wolfenet.com

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