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Anyone ever use an Audiovox FM Modulator?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Veccster, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    Veccster

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    I am putting one in my dad's Infinity G35 because he does not have an aux port. Because the radio is so complex (has controls for everything), an aftermarket replacement would cost about $600 for the cheapest available (that's $550 just for the install and adapters). And the current radio works well so I hate to junk it.

    Other than an FM Modulator, I don't see any other options. It does not have a tape deck either.

    Any comments on the quality of a modulator?

    For those that don't know, a modulator cuts off the signal from your antenna so you are not competing with the ota radio waves. It then sends it's own signal (via radio waves) to the radio station you have set. Because the antenna is cut off, you will not lose the station during travel.
     
  2. Dec 23, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    I just removed the one I had in my truck. It was an Audiovox FM modulator. I removed because I installed a real ipod adapter that I can control with my steering wheel controls. Also this new ipod adapter sounds 100 times better. The audiovox unit sounds very muffled. I always had to set my ipod to treble boost when connected. I used my phone and it sounded just as bad too. Lastly, I am certain the modulator interfered with my radio reception. I have always had terrible reception. I havnt been able to test if it has gotten any better with it removed. I literally JUST got done doing everything.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    Here is the unit. If you dont already have one I wouldnt mind selling you this.... or maybe just give you it :)
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  4. Dec 23, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    I had one in another car, and it worked great. I had zero expectations when I installed in for 3 reasons.

    1. Factory Stereo
    2. Factory Speakers
    3. its an FM Signal

    If you are looking for CD or HD radio quality, this is not for you.

    If you listen to normal FM stations, and just want to hear your own play list or pod casts, this is a good solution.
     
  5. Dec 23, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    Just FYI my radio reception IS now much better without this installed.
     
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