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    Post Which one is better? FM Transmiter or FM Modulator

    Which one is better?
    FM Transmiter or FM Modulator?

    Do they have about same quality?

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    In a one word answer, NEITHER. I have a FM modulator for my system, and it sounds like crap. The sound quality rivals that of an 8-track player... ewww... I don't know about an FM transmitter, but I'm pretty sure they sound just as bad if not worse. If you're still interested, this is the exact model I have: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1220641520 . In my opinion, I suggest going out and buying a nice cd-player with auxillary inputs on the back. If you can't find one in your price range, then try for one with cd-changer inputs. For most head units, you can get a dongle to plug into the cd-changer port to create inputs. But that's just my 2 pennies.

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    Is it like that bad?? i didn't know that

    I have Honda Accord 98, and factory audio
    and it has cd changer input..

    I dont' know how to use it .. that 's why i decide to go with FM modulator...

    I went to car stereo store and asked them what cd changer i could add for my factory system..

    and they said, Alpine.. I can add alpine cd chager to it.


    is there any website or information about how to creat input from it????


    thank you very much.
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    I don't know about alpine, but Crutchfield has an adapter for Kenwood units that accept cd changers. That's about all I can tell you...
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    I have a 2000 Civic, I was told mine could take an alpine or pioneer.... after searching on crutchfield for a while, I bought a new head unit.
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    A good modulator is always a better option then a transmitter.

    The main reason is that its not a wireless connection, thus its less suspectible to interference. The signal is being modulated right into the antenna wire.

    Also, many cd changers include an fm modulator type setup for the people who don't want to use a new deck, and these sound alright.

    It really depends on how much of an audiophile you are, if you are an average joe that just likes listening to music, an FM modulator will work fine for you.

    If you care that some badass guy can drive up beside you with an AUX IN mp3 setup and that makes him better then you, you should buy an aftermarked deck.


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    Just don't get the one from partsexpress.com. I picked that one up (before I got a new after market deck ) and the quality sucked. If you are going to get one, get a decent one.

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