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Best FM Transmitter for iPod

by gilbelocity / December 1, 2004 11:47 AM PST

Hey, I recently bought an Apple iPod with Dock Connector, but I need a good FM Transmitter. I heard Belkins has a little trouble with volume and fidelity. What's the best in audio quality, that's around fifty bucks?

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C. Crane FM Transmitter Is Powerful
by purplebird7 / January 18, 2005 3:58 AM PST

I bought an FM transmitter from C. Crane (ccraneco.com) and it is powerful enough to broadcast 20 feet horizontally and up through the floor of my basement into my living room. Actually, it could go farther.
Cost $60 (orphan department, returned merchandise) or $70 new. You get what you pay for. No distortion (if you watch out for the red clipping indicator on the unit) and no hum. I use it to broadcast audio streaming from my PC to my home stereo. It plugs into the audio card or speaker mini jack, but it would work the same way with an iPod. You probably would need a car adaptor kit for use with a car radio.

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Reposted for sirk337: remarks on FM.
by Kees Bakker / February 15, 2008 6:50 AM PST

But I removed the link to his shop.
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I talked to a rep at an Apple store awhile back about FM transmitters and he made a very valid point. He said that for those that live in real populated areas like Los Angeles, we are so congested with so many radio frequencies that no matter how good of a FM transmitter you get, you will never fully escape from static abruptions. Of course the quality of the FM transmitter will definitely help so don't go cheap.

With a budget of $50 I think that's good enough to get just about any reliable FM transmitter. Of course if you live in a real populated area then you might not want to spend more than that due to what was just mentioned.

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