UPDATE May 8, 2012: Want to see the real photo of the TS-990S? Check out this post.
The image above has been floating around the Internet for a couple of months as the concept for the Kenwood TS-990S. Is it the real thing? No. Absolutely not.
It is, without a doubt, a Photoshopped image. I ran an image error level analysis to see what parts were Photoshopped–see results below and follow this link to the full anaysis.
We will post TS-990S images when they become available from Kenwood. [UPDATE: see our most recent post with photo.]
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The TS-990 picture appears to be a composite of the TS-950SDX front panel (sample: http://ve3hg.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/ts950sdx.jpg), with the display of the TS-590 (example: http://www.rffun.com/catalog/hamhf/0590lrg.jpg) dropped in, with background color changed to match the TS-2000.
The image of the spectrum display unit may well have begun life as a picture of the Elecraft P3 (http://www.elecraft.com/P3/p3.htm), mirrored, and other pieces dropped in.
Note that the dark gray shades of the front panels of the two units don’t match.