Flex-6400 and Flex-6600 including M variants

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Well it just goes to show that FlexRadio Systems are watching the competition. Or perhaps it was inevitable that they would produce a model with knobs. A first for FlexRadio and quite an exciting option.

The Flex-6400 seems to be an upgraded 6300 in a different box and it seems that the 6300 is now retired. The Flex-6400M is basically a 6400 with a Maestro bolted on the front. [Edit: The screen resolution is slightly better on the built in screen than the Maestro]. The M option is $200 cheaper than buying the Maestro separately, but you can still do that if you want to. Personally I think I would pay the extra $200 and get the portability offered by the Maestro. Strangely there is no mention of the new front panel supporting two panadapters / band displays (Flex calls them receivers). I assume that it does because Maestro does. [Edit: Yep it does. The Dayton photos show two panadapters]. On the Flex-6400 an antenna tuner is a $300 optional extra.

The Flex-6600 seems to be a 6500 in a different box. The price is the same as well. The Flex-6600M is a 6600 with a Maestro bolted on the front. [Edit: The screen resolution is slightly better on the built in screen than the maestro]. It is $200 cheaper than buying the Maestro separately, but you can still do that if you want to. You can also run the radio with both the front panel and an external Maestro.

Good price pointing by FlexRadio, they now have models at $2k, $3k, $4k, $5k and $7k. That should fit almost any budget.

I am assuming that in the future, it will be possible to upgrade at any time from a standard model to an M model. It should not be difficult, I imagine you could do the upgrade at home.
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