On Friday I ordered an SDRplay RSP2pro from HRO.... and it arrived at lunchtime on Monday. (excellent service from those guys!) I've spent the last two days getting to know it. Here are my first impressions: The radio appears to be very well-built, with it's metal case. It's not fancy looking at all.... just a black box with a couple of antenna connectors, and a usb port. I like it's simplicity. It doesn't even have a power supply connector since it is powered by the usb port. Set up was quick and easy. It took less than 30 minutes to download the software, install the drivers, hook up the radio, and get it up and running. Once hooked up, all I had to do was run the software and hit "play". If you get one, keep in mind that it has SMA antenna connectors, so you'll probably need to order some adapters. The software did take a few minutes to get used to, since some of the labeling is different than what I'm accustomed to... like "SETT" for settings, instead of "options". It's not a big deal though. After a few minutes, I had it down pat. Using my 80m-40m loop, reception is superb. The received audio is better than with my Kenwood, and FAR better than with my Icom. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I've got a really good audio card in my computer, since when I hooked the SDR up to my laptop, it didn't sound nearly so good. Tuning is very easy. You can either enter the frequency directly, or click on the desired signal on the waterfall. You can adjust the bandwidth to whatever you want it to be by simply dragging the bandwidth in a smaller waterfall.... making it simple to tune out an offending signal. So far, I've tested it on SSB, CW, AM Broadcast, 2meter FM, and SWL, and it works great on all of them. Sensitivity is very good. In fact, in a very short order I was able to pick up SW stations I'd never heard before like Radio Turkey on the 49m band. So far I've not tried to use any of the digital modes, but according to the manual you can run the SDR with HRD or WinWarbler. That's next on my list. Conclusion: It is a very nice piece of gear! I bought it to use it in an EME experiment, but I think I'll find a whole lot of other uses for it. It's performance on the shortwave broadcast bands, and 40m LSB is great.