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    Well i've finally got my computer working and playing MP3's in the car. I'm using a cassette adapter to feed the signal in. While the sound is reasonably clean, it sounds like a clock radio. No Base, no fullness to the music. It's awful! I've tried adjusting the build in EQ and no avail.

    I have a 10 disc CD changer that i'm using though FM modulation and that sounds fine.

    I've tested the computer using my regular speaker setup and the sound card (SB AWE32) sounds great. Very fully sound, and it's exactly like you would expect.

    Did i just buy a crappy casstte adapter, or do they all sound like that? What are my options short of buying a new head unit with Aux in? Would it be possible for me to attach it to the current FM moulation unit i have?

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    id say bought a bad one, ive got a sony and i have plenty of bass in mine. i did buy a different one and tried it and it was ****ty, buy a sony one, or another trusted brand.

    Tommy Gschwend
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    Current Setup: AMD K62 300MHz, 64MB DIMM RAM, 20GB WD Hard Drive, Basic Video & Sound

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    I have a Radio Shack/Tandy adaptor, it sounds just fine. Sounds like you got a bad one.

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    Thanks for the tips, i replaced it with a Panasonic one and it works fine now. Too bad this new one squeaks as it plays. 8(

    But at least the music doesn't sound so horrible.


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    I was just testing my RCA cassette adapter on my home stereo . I swiched the line in from my player between the standard AUX line in and the cassette adapter. There was little diffrence (although there was a diffrence) . The cassette had no problem reproducing low end bass and high end treble . I was supprised. I also use DFX for winamp . I strongly recomend it . If you need it (the full version ) , email me , or find me in #mp3car.

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