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Thread: FM Modulator?

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    FM Modulator?

    Has anyone found an FM modulator to feed audio to a head unit? I've seen some for $80 but that seems a little steep for a little box that doesn't do much. My head doesn't have aux input and I'm not going to invest in a new one. Any suggestions/ideas are appreciated.....TIA

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    I have been told that a tape adapter works MUCH better than a FM modulator

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    Someone on the list sent me a reply via email with a part# for an FM modulator from www.partsexpress.com. Thanks! The part number for those interested is 205-215 and costs 49.95....

    also, I would have used a tape adapter but my head unit is cd...

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    FM modulators suck really big penis.. just buy a new head deck..

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    I too have a cd deck and my only option was to add an fm modulator. It the most cost efficient way to add mp3 tunes to my system.

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    If you by a Pioneer headunit, U can use a adapter caled "CD-RB20" connected to the Pioneer's IP bus, ..with some mods think it is posible to get song title in headunit... Perfect soulution...

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    In regards to what MPRover said about the tape adapter, I had to go that route with my mp3 system and it works like a charm and it is a simple way to hook up your system. It doesnt look as good having the wire coming out of your tape deck but it sure beats an FM modulator

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    I bought a tape adapter for $2 at a computer show and it sounds like, for better words, crap. It was repackaged and wraped in tape that said "Best Buy (a electronic chain store) Inspected", and in a box with other repackaged things. That what I get for being cheap. Im going to go to either Sound Advice (car audio) or Best Buy to see if there is a way to add another input. I already have a 6disc CD changer so It may or may not be a problem.

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    Using an FM modulator or a tape adapter defeats the purpose of CD quality audio in my opinion...Ive heard a tape adapter before and there was really no point in just not using tapes... why would someone want to take a 44.1 Khz sample down to tape quality 22.1 and I believe FM is lower than that...well thats just my two cents...flame on if im out of line...

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    Catlas, you dont take the quality down with a tape adapter, all its doing is fooling your reciever to think a tape is in there so it plays the tape. Its not like the quality of the mp3 is degraded because its not actually on tape. Its Still in its digital format. Thats why they made those adapters for CD's, so you can listen to your cds in your tape deck without quality loss. Now I have had my tape adapter in my car for about 2 months and it sounds fine. I just bought the adapter for $7.99 and the tape heads cleaner for about the same and everything works just fine

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