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    gfoulks

    how does your setup sound running through the FM modulator? Any noticable degredation of audio quality?

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    Well being that I just finsihed installing everything and am continuing to tweek everything...

    I think it sounds fine. I need to do some adjusting becuase I can hear some interfence in the lines so I don't have the case grounded very well and I still could do some adjusting of the level control on the modulator itself. All in all it sounds great... In fact the other day my son was in the car with me as I drove around he watched Star Wars E2 and he told me it sounded better than if we were watching the movie in the house. ;-)

    Great! I've got more money tied up in my home sound system then in my whole car project!

    I did not want to buy a new headunit and this was my only alternative and I think it's very nice.

    Greg

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    where did yous get your FM modulators from? Ive been looking around and cant find anyone that will ship to australia for a fair price.

    Any hints?
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    I have yet to buy one. I'll let you know when I do though. I was just testing the water here to see if the ease of setup would cost me too much in the way of sound quality.

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    Mine sounded great, but I had to retune every 5 minutes while driving, too many stations, even on the road in the middle of nowhere.

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    well there are a few that I have seen recently (once again I still don't own one) that address that issue directly. The advertising, at least, states that you will not have to retune ever.

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    by the way... could you post the make/model of the tuner... so I never buy one

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    I was a little afraid putting in an FM modulator judging by everyone's anti-modulator attitude here. However, I picked up the Audiovox FMM100 FM Modulator for 30 bucks and put it in.

    Not quite sure what everyone complains about. It sounds excellent. I can't imagine the sound quality being much better even if it *were* hooked through an amp/HU. *shrugs*

    Another thing about my install. For my beta 1, I decided to go with a Jensen 300W inverter that I picked up at Best Buy for 20 bucks (employee discount). I plugged everything in and turned it on. No buzzing. I didn't even ground anything.

    For the guy that is retuning all the time: buy an FM modulator that hooks into your antenna. I can't believe you're even attempting that cigarette lighter thing. Heh. Those things blow.. my buddy used to have one so he could listen to his portable cd player in his car. God, what a fiasco.

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    I bought an XO vision as seen here

    and installed it, (it's a hard wire install) not a bad price, and it's a locked channel, 88.7 or 88.9, I was not impressed with the sound quality nor the loss of reception on my head unit. So I went out and bought a new head unit that had a aux. plug.

    I was amazed at the huge difference in sound quality, I refuse to ever go back!!!

    I would personally settle for a used head unit than going out and buying a fm modulator.

    good luck!
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    bosstone74 the reason you were losing reception was because you didn't turn it off. If you try to tune in other stations while the FM Mod is on, the stations will sound like crap (if you get any sound at all). You have to install a switch to turn it on/off, most FM Mods are set up like an amp, they have a power on lead that when supplied with 12 volts (+) it turns on.
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