The @IcomAmericaInc IC-R8600 working great with the @rfspace SpectraVue and radios #SDR #IoT #RF #Space pic.twitter.com/P25n01ud6a— Pieter Ibelings (@ibelings) July 27, 2017
Now, with this presumably excellent new wideband receiver selling at USD 2600, you may have reason to look a bit further after all. You could for instance look for the Airspy R2 + Spyverter R2 which will offer you 9 MHz alias-free spectrum at less than 1/10 the cost. I'm not saying that the Airspy will do everything the Icom does just as well, but in normal situations my guess is that you won't notice much difference.
I do have to say though, as an Icom fan, it's a stunner.