Magnum radios

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by freight shaker, May 25, 2012.

  1. freight shaker

    freight shaker Light Load Member

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    Stopped by a CB shop today. Noticed that there were no Magnums on the shelf and asked why. I was told that they're going out of business and are no longer producing radios. Anybody else hear anything about this?
     
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  3. rollingradios

    rollingradios Light Load Member

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    Negative. Magnum has discontinued the * S * series radios. The factory they were using changed their manufacturing plan not to the satisfaction of Magnum. They then contracted a different manufacturer. This process is now underway. There will be new model lines coming this year and next, some based on the raptor board. There will be some lag time in availability now and then due to the new facility getting to full capacity.

    The shop you visited is either ignorant or ill informed. This information I pass along is directly from the owner of Magnum.
     
  4. Mad Dog 20/20

    Mad Dog 20/20 Heavy Load Member

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    I can't blame Sam for looking for another company to manufacture his radios after all the problems with the last rum of 257HP and Omega Force radios.Personally I'd like to see him dump the Raptor line and re-release an updated version of the AR-3500.
     
  5. rollingradios

    rollingradios Light Load Member

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    I liked the ar 3300 as in appearance, would like that as well.
    The omegas and 257s, even raptors have had their issues. Then again I've noticed EVERYONE having more DOA and defects since the china onslaught. Hard to believe the labor savings and the cheap parts savings really outweigh the 100% + increase in warranty repairs... but that's just MHO
     
  6. freight shaker

    freight shaker Light Load Member

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    Sounds like I'm not the only one with a bad radio. I have an S-3 that's had all kinds off issues. I bought it because of the features, looks, price and it was the latest and greatest technology.

    As luck would have it... it spent more time in the back of a package van going to and from a warranty center than it did on my dash of my truck the first year I had it. I'm not that impressed with it. I hope Sam and Eric get things back on track.

    Thanks for the response guys....
     
  7. Turbo-T

    Turbo-T Road Train Member

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    So what will happen if you have a Magnum radio and it starts giving you fits?
     
  8. poppapump1332

    poppapump1332 Road Train Member

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    Do yourself a favor and buy a ranger or connex
     
  9. WA4GCH

    WA4GCH Road Train Member

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    Interesting but the 257 I have just like my HTX-10 has never had any problems ..
     
  10. rollingradios

    rollingradios Light Load Member

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    You call Magnum, actually speak to the owner of the company, and it gets taken care of.
    Of all manufacturers, Magnum and Galaxy have the best customer service bar none. That's 30 years of dealing with defective radios experience.
     
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  11. WA4GCH

    WA4GCH Road Train Member

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    Yep back 35 years ago I worked for a local 2 way shop nothing beats talking to the tech/owner ....
     
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