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    What FM Modulator do you use and how well does it work?

    For reasons I'll not bore you with I cannot add an aux input so I am stuck with an FM modulator. The one I bought cheap on ebay seems to play at very low volume such that I have to crank up the head unit to even hear it, this means I get a bit of a shock if I then put a CD in.

    So, is anyone using an FM Modulator, preferably a hard wired one, that they would recommend?

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    I have installed a Belkin fm modulator into a clients car. He had reasons similar to yours and had to go the route of an FM modulator.

    The Belkin is not a hard-wired fm modulator, but rather a wireless broadcasting one. You can select ANY station you want to broadcast to. The little screen on the modulator is back lit. The modulator can run off two tripple-A batteries, or has a car lighter power adaptor.

    It works but maybe a little too well. It interferred with the clients Nextel cell phone. They were unable to make or receive calls. It apparently blocked their signal. Also when the modulator senses no audio, it shuts off. It kicks back in when there's audio again, but it's rather annoying. It also picks up a substantial amount of interference.

    We just installed a hard wired Jensen FM modulator. If you need a model number, PM me and I'll post it here. The Jensen works perfectly. It patches through the head unit's antenna, and has jumpers on the modulator to set what station you want to use it with. As a note, any fm modulator will suck when using an inverter in your car. We are using a dc power supply and there is little background noise with the Jensen Mod.

    For carputing, I highly recommend the Jensen, and do not recommend the Belkin wireless.
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    im using a cheapo no name modulator i bought on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MP3-MiniDisc-I...QQcmdZViewItem

    not from this listing but it looks identical, i keep my creative labs player at volume level 20 and find i get better sound quality adjusting the head unit volume
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    I'm using belkin. It's a good thing that you can set any fm station. After driving across n-america, I've desided to get rid of the wireless and connect directly into my headunit. It was basically useless around Chicago and Niagra Falls because all of the stations were used. It was hard to find a hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widower
    I'm using belkin. It's a good thing that you can set any fm station. After driving across n-america, I've desided to get rid of the wireless and connect directly into my headunit. It was basically useless around Chicago and Niagra Falls because all of the stations were used. It was hard to find a hole.
    Darn i was going to take a road trip to the fredonia ny area. do you think a different brand would yield better results or are all the frequencies jammed
    its quite close to the niagra area.
    can someone chime in from around that area please
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