View Full Version : Do i retire the 29 or the 2950

01-10-2012, 11:45 AM
so i have a cobra 29 works real well nice and loud i also have a rci-2950 works good but not as loud as the 29 even with the power microphone on it. so my questions is this the 2950 does about 600 watts more on the bird then the 29 so do i sacrifice the power for loudness or loudness for power

Whats your opinion on it

High Voltage Mobile NJ
01-10-2012, 01:53 PM
as much as i loved the 2950 , the 29 or a uniden worked much better in audio and performance. the extra watts your seeing is harmonic swing , its hard to explain. you would have to put it on a scope and see the distortion.

01-10-2012, 03:05 PM
No i wouldnt say that 2950s are much cleaner then most export radio Some people even use them as 10 meter rigs and it does have a higher output Final section so more watts are to be expected and ive tried filters right after all my radios to see How much harmonics they had the only one that had tons of crap watts was a dx66v

High Voltage Mobile NJ
01-10-2012, 03:35 PM
well the 2950 is way much cleaner than the galaxy and those magnum radios im not a fan on . it has to do with the audio circuit in the radios . a 2950 has basically a speech processor built in it so it does work very fine. if you have a great ear you can here the slight distortion output on different radios . carrier suppression will seem much clearer and stronger when going to a radio that produces a less distorted audio signal. i have tryed all of them radios , and have no love for the wasted money you spend on them and the lack of performance they create. you dont see none of them big boys running that stuff , there is a reason for it . lol lol lol lol lol

01-10-2012, 10:01 PM
2950 to the swamp

01-10-2012, 10:54 PM
I am an old school kinda guy so I would say keep the 29 but if you like keep the 2950 and send the 29 to me....:grin:

High Voltage Mobile NJ
01-11-2012, 12:28 AM
aghhhhhhhhhhh shit . lol

01-11-2012, 09:04 AM
just depends on what your trying to accomplish ?

competition setup ...........29 !

freebander / agitation station ....2950

just MHO

01-11-2012, 12:26 PM
I agree with 51. Im not really a fan of the 2950 and i have a 29 thats loud as hell but thats my backup rig. Screw it, buy a new radio and keep them both as backups! Lol

01-13-2012, 10:20 AM
anybody ever do the 520n mod to the 29 how much more did you get i just finally pulled the slug coil from mine the other day and removed a wind and replaced the slug couldnt imagine it making much difference but its doing about 4 to 5 more watts now if i can get 5 more it will be on par with the 2950 but much louder

01-17-2012, 10:59 AM
I think you did the right thing by keeping the 29. As for mods, can't help you there, but I kind of operate on the positive philosophy that anything is possible (until you're proved wrong)! :yaeh am not durnk:

08-27-2012, 10:46 PM
Watts isnt what get you heard ... its audio... keep the 29 ... if u not satisfied with it... there are ALOT of thing can be done with them ,.... how much differnce in RMS watts is there between the 2... through your amp and all