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    FM modulator?

    Is there most SQ lost when using one? My first guess that there would be but with it being so close to the head unit and every thing I'm not 100% sure on that.

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    Reading would tell you the transmitter types have some loss the wired ones are generally fine.
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    Yea I'm talking about the wireless ones. Well I may have no option unless I find a radio in my price range with a line in.

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    I have a hard wired fm modulator, it's pretty high quality. you plug it in between your antenna and your head unit ... and it gives you RCA inputs

    I got this one
    http://www.davidnavone.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=N-724

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    Thanks I was trying to think how a wired one would interface and I'm not sure why the antenna in didnt pop into my head. Any one have any pictures of wired ones?

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    Audiovox wired fm modulator You can usually pick one up at Circuit City for $49.99.

    There's a qausi-downside to this unit - it has a power switch that effectively disengages the antenna input from the modulator, so you don't get any bleed-through from radio stations. The downside to that is you need to flip the power switch off to get AM/FM reception again. The clean reception makes it more than worthwhile for me. I just mounted the switch inside the glovebox, easy reach and flip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrooks
    Audiovox wired fm modulator You can usually pick one up at Circuit City for $49.99.

    There's a qausi-downside to this unit - it has a power switch that effectively disengages the antenna input from the modulator, so you don't get any bleed-through from radio stations. The downside to that is you need to flip the power switch off to get AM/FM reception again. The clean reception makes it more than worthwhile for me. I just mounted the switch inside the glovebox, easy reach and flip.

    This is the unit I use, I have left the switch always on with no extra noise in the system.
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    Wow they are realy charging for those arnt they. Seems like I may be better of to find a head unit with line in.

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    Get what you pay for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcker2000
    Is there most SQ lost when using one? My first guess that there would be but with it being so close to the head unit and every thing I'm not 100% sure on that.
    no matter what kind you get, no matter how much money you spend, they are never going to be much better than FM in terms of sound quality. If you are fine with FM sound quality, then you should be fine with an FM mod. , first of all, I can't stand most radio stations as they play too much pop bull*****.....lol

    so I don't listen to the radio, that and the quality is too poor...

    but again, if you are absolutely ok with the quality of FM, then you should be absolutely fine with the quality of FM Mod....

    and yes, wired is better than wireless....just know that with wireless, you might not be the only one listening to your music when you pull up at a stop light or the like....lol
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