Not really, by a long shot. It sucks on SSB and is very difficult to tune. I had a Collins version and sold it 20 years ago before it gave me tendonitis. To me, the R390 is a terrible receiver in many ways, although it was perfect for what it was designed to do. Best receiver ever made? Not sure, but the HRO-500 comes fairly close, and that's from the late 1960s. The R8 from Drake is no slouch, either. The RX section of my Drake TR-7 is also no slouch. On the Sherwood Engineering reports, it has the highest (best) off-channel performance of any receiver ever tested, and that's an important factor for those of us located near very strong transmitting stations.