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Thread: FM MODULATOR

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    Abyone know if there is any loss of audio quality through an FM modulator or any quality cd players with imputs(preferably ALPINE?? Also is anyone very familiar with VGA to NTSC adapters???? Any help would be greatly apreciated, I work in a PC store and a guy I work with has a nice multimedia setup (mines gonna be ten times tighter), i just got a 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, and I'm getting rdy for setup!

    Heres an IDEA: Book PC Mounted on back seats with matching carpet, plenty of cooling on one side of course, with pentium III 1GHz, ATI radeon video card, at least 256meg of ram,external firewire dvd mounted in center console, motorized in dash lcd, high grade alpine cd player, high grade alpine speakers,thats just the start boys, any ideas would great also!!!

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    youre lookin at tons o $$ there , but to answer your question, yes. there is supposed to be a noticably quality loss w/ fm mod
    -dave
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    car|'93 4runner 3.0l v6, aiwa cdc-x317 head unit with aux-in
    carputer|pentium 133mhz, 40mb ram, 7.24gb hard drive, system blower pci/isa fan, 800w peak ac inverter, 40x4 backlit lcd

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    With an FM modulator thing, couldn't you put it under the hood of the car, and use a wire for the transtitter and wrap it around the base of the car antenna to get better sound quality?? Rather than having it in the car...

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    Originally posted by SkinnyBoy:
    <STRONG>With an FM modulator thing, couldn't you put it under the hood of the car, and use a wire for the transtitter and wrap it around the base of the car antenna to get better sound quality?? Rather than having it in the car...</STRONG>
    the closer to the head unit is what you want. fm modulators usually have a limited frequency range, thus you end up loosing quite a bit off bass from your music since the low end is not reproduced thru the modulator...
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    the closer to the head unit is what you want.
    Whats an FM modulator???
    hmm...
    is it a transmitter, or does it plug into the antenna socket on the car sterao??

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    An FM modulator plugs into the antenna plug, it does not transmit through the air.
    I used to use a modulator and I didn't think the sound quality was that bad. However, I recently upgraded to a head unit with aux in, and I'm amazed at how much better the sound is. Stay away from modulators unless you have no other choice!

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    Know of any brands with a quality head unit with inputs?? besides lcds

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    Well, why don't you use a stereo FM transmitter???

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    think about it skinnyboy.. a fm transmitter is doing the same thing as a fm modulator except broadcasting it through the air for the existing car antenna to catch. a fm modulator hooks up directly to the radio. no need for sending thru air.. its the actual fm **** that screws it up i think..

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    hmm...
    maybe...
    I'm going to try a stereo FM transmitter, and see how it works out...

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