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    Got my XPR7550 today... damn what a sweet little radio! I love the cosmetics and how it has the retro Astro Saber look to it, not to mention it fits great in your hand. After using a 6550 the past couple years the upgraded display (similar to the Hytera DMR radios) is a welcome improvement. I also far prefer the speaker at the top of the chassis vs the bottom on the previous generation. I can't honestly judge the audio yet as I haven't heard a lot of activity, but what I have heard sounds very very good. I was a little hesitant spending $650 on this radio, but don't regret it for a second now (plus I was able to sell my 6550 for a decent buck).


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    Where'd you get it for $650 from? I paid $700! LOL

    It IS nice. I'm still waiting for my TRBO repeater to arrive, but I've been monitoring some hospital and university security stuff. Sounds excellent. Just wish they'd use AGC

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    I got it from a fellow on Batlabs. 2 months old, but he decided he preferred his Kenwood portable over the 7550 and decided to sell.

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    Will the 7550 use the same RSM as the 6550?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forts View Post
    I got it from a fellow on Batlabs. 2 months old, but he decided he preferred his Kenwood portable over the 7550 and decided to sell.
    Is there much VHF TRBO activity in Canada? There doesn't seem to be much here in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc2obw View Post
    Will the 7550 use the same RSM as the 6550?
    Yep, as long as its not a PSM. The 7550 has the same connector as the 6550 and APX.

    The XPR3000 series have a totally different accessory connector.

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    Anyone else notice the puzzle that if you use the belt clip from a 6550 on a 7550 it won't sit in the charger anymore? We're still trying to figure that one out, unless the customer has swapped clips with something else like HT1250s.

    I'll know more on Monday, the side by side comparisons begin!

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    There is a fair bit of VHF TRBO in my area... a couple fire departments, lots of transit & works departments and a couple of police departments as well. As for the speaker mic, I am using the PMMN4042A that I previously had on my 6550. I'll check my belt clips as well... problem is I have so many of them floating around here I'm not sure which one belongs to what haha

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    I must say the audio when using all new tier models like the 7550 and 5550 is very nice. I've always liked the NexEdge audio better than the TRBO, but now it's pretty much a coin flip. NexEdge still holds an edge in the number of ways they let you adjust the audio to tailor specific users and environments, but TRBO is making strides.

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    I have been concidering a 7500 myself. it too new to find one at Dayton I think or the chances of a bricked unit are too high.

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    Make sure it powers up and works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice-T View Post
    I must say the audio when using all new tier models like the 7550 and 5550 is very nice. I've always liked the NexEdge audio better than the TRBO, but now it's pretty much a coin flip. NexEdge still holds an edge in the number of ways they let you adjust the audio to tailor specific users and environments, but TRBO is making strides.

    Not a nexedge fan, but over the air alias is a very nice feature that it has over trbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarola View Post
    I have been concidering a 7500 myself. it too new to find one at Dayton
    You obviously haven't been to Dayton before.

    I found an SL7550 there last year just after they had been released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfr334 View Post
    Not a nexedge fan, but over the air alias is a very nice feature that it has over trbo
    Agreed, it's such a great feature, and I've never understood why Motorola did not implement it. I've heard rumors that it's finally getting 'road map' consideration...I suspect probably just for the newer tier models.

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    Is this a similar feature to soft ID on ASTRO radios?

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    Quote Originally Posted by syntrx View Post
    Is this a similar feature to soft ID on ASTRO radios?
    Yes, identicle

    Rumors floating around from a contact at Mother M/Mother V are saying that Kenwood is releasing a TDMA radio in the EMEA market within the next few years, and eventually to North America...

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    Anybody mind shooting a picture or two of a 7550 along side an XTS5000? Trying to get a sense of the size.

    Edit: I meant XTS5000....Doh!
    Last edited by Hootis; Feb 14, 2013 at 06:11 AM.

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    Unfortunately I do not have access to a 5k, but here is one next to a 2500 and a 4000 for your reference.



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    Hey guys

    Not to hijack your thread, but as a fellow 7550 owner, I am also happy. I have however, noticed some firmware/CPS issues which I'd like to see corrected. If you spot anything in your 7550s, please post it to this thread, and I will be more than happy to forward any bugs or quirks to Motorola. I filed a formal report this morning. Let's see where it goes.

    IMO, 7550 is 9/10. Audio is superb.