Music on the Move
An FM Transmitter is an electronic gadget meant to playback music from an MP3 player or any other device through a radio that lacks an audio input line. The most obvious advantage of an FM Transmitter is to use it through a car stereo. This FM transmitter how-to will offer you some basic tips on how to choose the best gadget and make the most of it.
1) Quality of transmitted music signal depends not only on the FM transmitter model. It is also very important that you choose the right radio station on your car stereo. You can just prowl through your FM range or check sites like radio-locator.com to search for vacant frequencies in your area.
2) If you are still not happy with the signal, you may consider dismounting your car’s radio antenna (to get rid of radio station signals). This should improve the transmission considerably. However, if you still want to listen to your favourite radio station, you will need an MP3 player with radio function.
3) If you want to have control over the volume of transmitted music, choose FM transmitter model that can connect to your MP3 player via headphone jack.
4) If you live outside USA, check if the FM transmitter you are about to buy carries CE mark on its packaging. The legal side of this is that n Europe personal low powered transmitters are limited to 50 nanowatts power (compare it with 250 Watts of professional radio station devices or 1 Watt of piratical 2-mile range transmitters).
5) There are reports that some FM transmitter models can damage the battery of your iPod. It is a good idea to avoid transmitters that feed from your MP3’s batteries or if you do, see what transmitters your MP3 maker recommends. It is possible to find a transmitter that feeds from its own batteries or car cigarette lighter.
6) To make your experience easier, choose a model that offers a function to save FM channels so that you don’t have to search for the best radio frequency again and again.
7) To make sure you get the best FM Transmitter available shop around for different models. Go to your retail store and discuss the transmitters with the consultant, go online and read as much reviews as you can. Summarize the information you have and choose what proves to be the best FM transmitter for least money. You have to allocate $15 to $70 to obtain a gadget of reasonable quality.
This FM Transmitter how-to introduced some of the most important tips to get your favourite MP3 music on your old car’s stereo. Before deciding to buy this gadget, make sure your MP3 player actually cannot be connected directly to your car audio device. In that case you don’t even need a transmitter – just plug in and enjoy!