Reviews Summary for ICOM IC-775DSP
Reviews: 101 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $4760.00
Description: 200 Watt HF transceiver with DSP, 10-160 m + WARC.
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N7WX Rating: 5/5 Oct 23, 2005 14:16 Send this review to a friend
All around great rig Time owned: more than 12 months

Been using this rig for a two year period and it just gets better. Trying to find a better rig IC-781 FT-1000D FT-1000MP MKV etc etc.Guys all the rigs have there good and bad points.This one has many good points about it..We don't have to go into that..Just a very very good all around rig.
W0LC Rating: 5/5 Sep 14, 2005 05:06 Send this review to a friend
Still top of the line! Time owned: more than 12 months
Have had the 775DSP for some time now. It truly performs well past some of the current models out there and equally well, if not better, then some of the models now selling for 5 figures!
It is a big radio and not prone for portable operation. Mine has all the filters in it.
One nit for me is the antenna tuner. When I use my outboard tuner since I have an amp in line, the radio's tuner kicks in when I try to tune the SWR. It is hard to get it now to kick in. Nice feature, but since I am using an amp, I am forced to use an outboard tuner for the amp's sake.
I love this radio. Ergonomically, it is one of the best. If you have the chance to get one, do it. They are hard to find and not many were made!
HB9FBJ Rating: 5/5 Jan 22, 2005 05:44 Send this review to a friend
Excellent device Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I have owned most of the Kenwoods, Yeasu and Icoms. The 775DSP is in a class of its own. This radio is awesome on receive and is better than any other HF radio I've ever used. Audio TX with W2IHY eq is outstanding.
FERRET Rating: 5/5 Jan 2, 2005 15:48 Send this review to a friend
A Competent performer all round Time owned: more than 12 months
Well where do we start, I have held fire on writing this review for some time.
At present I have an IC-781 and IC-775DSP and in the recent past: TS 870, IC756-P2, IC-746P, IC-7400 and have owned and tried many more.
My ic-775DSP has all the filters including voice chip and high stability crystal oven plus the rarer 6kc AM SSB filter and rack mounts.
1, The second VFO should be tuned to a redundant band as there is miner breakthrough,
I do not consider this a big problem for me.
2, TX over shoot and unsuppressed carrier.. When using an HF amplifier .I have used two amps so far ,one uses a single 3-500 and the other amp uses a single gs35b triode. I have had a slight problem so far after 18 months constant use …with unsuppressed carrier. Note I do not use CW…just SSB…but there is a sign of unsuppressed carrier… carrier suppression was checked and is now up to spec minus 45db .I consider this to be a slight problem, it would depend on mode and gain of your aerial and proximity of other hams .TX over shoot regarding tubes no problem .
3, Audio quality on receive with external speaker or headphones is the best I have heard yet on an amateur transceiver. The noise floor on receive is also one of the best I have encountered. Audio amp is also quite, it’s a good trick to remove the aerials and turn up the volume as a rough guide on ten meters.
4, TX audio quality good, on par with pro2 or 746p and for the audio files out there check out some of the other postings on this site.
5, The external build quality is very good, all controls have a solid feel and are well spaced out, the display is large and clear, I need a clear display as my vision is no longer what it once was .VFO knob solid nicely waited
6, The receiver is not quite as good as my IC-781 but would hold its own with the IC-756pro2 and IC-746p,the later two radios have more bells and whistles, but their receivers or audio amps are not much of an improvement if any.
Now this is a subjective comparison as I hear them.
7, The internal fans are very quite, much more so than 756p2 or 746p for comparison.
I do not use the internal ATU very often if at all, but when pressed into service it’s fairly fast to tune. Kenwood TS-870 tuner would have the edge.
8, The PA is clamed to deliver 200 watts SSB, mine does closer to 240 watts, not that this is a problem the extra 3db is nice to have on tap. Mine rarely passes 30 watts as I generally fire up the amp.
9, This radio may not be the first choice for a top line contester, but it would suffice as a back up. I use mine for rag chewing to local hams and working the odd bit of DX.
The radio is some three years and four months old and has just been serviced and realigned
Mod number 01900 plus.
All in all much is subjective when reviewing a transceiver this way. I like to put both radios on the bench and listen to them for a few weeks using the same filter settings
and aerials with external speakers and head phones. Most of my listening was done with DSP switched off
Bang for the buck or pound in my case, definitely a contender for DX or rag chewing. Marks out of ten, eight or four and a half stars bare in mind nothing is ever going to be a perfect ten
73 the ferret ‹^›‹(•¿•)›‹^›
PA1HR Rating: 5/5 Dec 25, 2004 01:14 Send this review to a friend
Should have bought this rig years ago.. Time owned: 0 to 3 months

After 2-1/2 years I sold my Icom IC-756ProII and bought the IC-775DSP with one of the highest European serial numbers. In the meantime I did install all the Icom IF-filters, the TCXO and the 19' Rack Handles (great look!).
My other rigs are:
- FT-1000D
- FT-1000MP Mark-V Field
- IC-7400 (IC-746Pro)
All four rigs are very good and have their own 'pros' and 'cons'. After a lot of comparisons I like the IC-775DSP the best. The IC-775DSP has the same excellent receiver as the FT-1000D (both with four IF's) and has some additional features like the DSP and the perfect LCD-display with very large frequency readout.
The IC-775DSP is an extremely solid rig, from the outside and from the inside. It's much better manufactured than the today's rigs who IMHO have a very plastic feeling. For example a big difference between these rigs is the VFO-A knob; the one on the IC-775DSP gives a much better and solid feeling than the VFO-knobs on the modern Icom rigs.
I don't like 50 MHz very much, so I prefer the HF-only rigs. I use the IC-775DSP mainly for SSB and as general receiver. The microphone is the Icom SM-20 and the loudspeaker the Icom SP-20. Great combination!
The most important part of a transceiver for my usage is the sound of the receiver. It must sound very analoge, clean and quiet without anoying hiss.
All these features like IF-filters, multifunctional display, etcetera are very nice at the first look, but when the receiver sounds like a robot these features just faint away..
I should have bought this excellent IC-775DSP years ago!
K5YY Rating: 5/5 Oct 30, 2004 10:17 Send this review to a friend
simply wonderful modern rig Time owned: 0 to 3 months
To be brief, a bargain radio to consider buying used. I have a SN>2200 which is preferred, a true factory DSP and not a 'retrofit' unit sent back to Icom like early plain 775s. I have compared this to my 781 and it holds its own.
My unit is completely filtered up including both 250 cycle CW filters in the 9MC and 455 IFs. The DSP is great on heterodynes and somewhat effective on T and R frequency response shaping. I do NOT notice the opposite VFO 'feedthru' that one reviewer noted.. and I tried to reproduce that finding, couldn't do it even on a crowded 7mc CW band. This radio used and fully filtered up, runs about the same price as a used 781. Overall I would select my 781 as first with the 775DSP a close second based on several on-air comparisons. 73, de K5YY
PY2KD Rating: 5/5 Feb 15, 2004 18:49 Send this review to a friend
Simply the BEST Time owned: 0 to 3 months
From serious DX untill ragchewing, there´s no competitorfor this rig. At same band, mode and time I could compare the 775DSP, FT1000MP, TS950SDX and the PRO and he has the best RX and TX clear. Exactly what we need from a hamradio.
Strong as a stone (compare the knobs with the poor PRO !), half amplifier (200W) !
If possible I´ll buy one more.
KC5NMW Rating: 5/5 Feb 15, 2004 03:22 Send this review to a friend
Great Radio Time owned: more than 12 months
I love mine. I have had no problems what so ever with it. To bad they stopped making them. Just be sure to get one with a serial number post 01500.
PY1BR Rating: 5/5 Dec 17, 2003 18:35 Send this review to a friend
Still great! Time owned: more than 12 months
I replaced the original Tx filter by the FL-103 to have a wider bandpass (2.8KHz instead of 2.4KHz)and I am very happy with all great audio reports. I also run the IC-756ProII and I really don't know whcich one I prefer. I like the spectrum scope but I connot live without the 'old' 775.
NI9Y Rating: 5/5 Nov 30, 2003 07:07 Send this review to a friend
My 775DSP retirement rig has arrived Time owned: 6 to 12 months
My first ICOM was the 730, followed by the 735, 751 then the 751-A, 761, 765, 746. I have the ICOM bug and wished they made one of those also. I can say without a doubt that my retirement rig has arrived. I use the 775 on all modes except FM. I mostly operate CW and the 775DSP does everything the brochure says. I installed the AM filter and voice synthesizer unit. I find the built in filters adequate. The NR feature really eliminates background noise. The Audio Peaking Filter allows you to copy weak CW signals. And the noise blanker does not distort reception. The only negative feature is the dual watch does not allow mixed modes or reception on a diffrent band. If I sell my xyl's car I would get a ICOM-7800. Who knows she may retire and we could again be a one car and one ICOM family. My first rig was a 6L6 xtal oscillator and regenerative receiver. I still have all my ICOM's except the 761, 735, and 751. Keep up the good work ICOM. All my microphone plugs fit my rigs. Catch me on 3.552 early mornigns and late evenings and 3846.5 at 9 EST.
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