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i.A.M. is a division of Radio Systems, Inc. i.A.M. has been selling the same unit for years, and yes, it is a better one than the previous versions … but it isn’t really something ‘new’.
You didn’t include a website, so which one are you referring to:
(the only one I saw with any reference to the word ‘enhanced’)
I’m totally convinced it is advertising hype … IOW, it’s the same thing … I believe the latest version, the one I have (well actually I have two) IS, the ‘enhanced’ version. It’s just that they have had to try and overcome poor reputation of the previous versions. BTW, I have one of those, too, and it’s not nearly as good, doesn’t even make a good paperweight, and certainly not a boat anchor, so I’m not sure why I still have it. I think I’ll rip out the the tuner and see if it’s worth playing with.
The $99.95 one is either a promo sale or a lesser version. In any case, I found both of mine on eBay for about $50.
Having said that, others have also reported various quality issues from unit to unit of the same model. With the digital effects, multi-band compression, and limiting I put on the signal before sending it through D/A conversion, on a good day without much atmospheric RFI during the day, it sounds just fine (albeit not stereo), often better than the FM pirate station when it was on the air around here.