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|What's in the Box|
Send broadcast quality audio from your mobile phone or any audio device to any nearby FM radio!
The FM Transmitter-2 uses common FM radio waves to send sound from any device you choose to any nearby FM radio or stereo system. The only wire you have to connect is from the FM Transmitter to a headphone jack. You can use it with your iPhone, WiFi internet radio or even your satellite radio. One of the unsung qualities of C. Crane's Digital FM Transmitter-2 is its extreme versatility. While most people use it to send music from their computers or MP3 players to a nearby radio, some customers have told us how they use it with their guitars, portable DVD players or iPod (a lot of fun in cars) and even other radios.
It has a thumbwheel that allows you to adjust the input for perfect audio quality and a two-level LED indicator to help set optimal signal level. It broadcasts clean, very high fidelity stereo audio.
Maximum distance is about 45 feet line of sight with no obstructions. Broadcast distance will vary depending on your location (see FAQs for more details). AC adapter included, or runs on two AA batteries (not included). FCC compliant. Choose any FM frequency between 88.3 MHz and 107.7 MHz. Portable, fits in the palm of your hand.
Weight: 5.8 oz. Size 3" W x 3.5" H x 1" D. (Patent # US D483,024S)
|Input Power:||AC Adapter: 5VDC 100mA tip negative 2.1mm
Batteries: (2) AA size (not included)
|Audio Input:||1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Plug|
|Frequency Response:||30Hz to 15kHz|
|Dimensions:||3" W x 3.5" H x 1" D|
|Warranty:||1 Year Limited Warranty|
|Included Accessories:||AC Adapter
Dual RCA Plugs x 1/8" Stereo Jack 6" Patch Cord
|Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.|
The range will vary depending on several factors:
The output power of the FM Transmitter 2 is set to the maximum limit specified by the FCC. Most of our customers achieve 40 - 60 feet depending on their situation. The signal will travel up to 70' under good conditions. The FM Transmitter-2 will work better in a noise free environment. In a noisy environment (such as one with lots of FM and computer noise) you can expect less range. We recommend extending the FM transmitter-2 input cable away from the computer (or any other RF noisy device) when connected.
In open environments with minimal radio noise, the range of an FM transmitter can be easily increased by attaching a length of wire to the telescoping whip antenna of the FM transmitter. In our experiment, we attached a 31-inch length of wire to the whip antenna of an FM transmitter using an alligator clip (Any wire will work. Any clip that secures the wire to the transmitter's antenna will work).
We attached the other end of the wire to a PVC pipe to keep the wire vertically oriented. We could have used a regular thumb tack, a stationery clip, or just about anything to pin the end of the wire up vertically.
As the end user, you can search the internet on ways to increase the range for many electronic devices. If you are are having range problems, feel free to Contact Us.
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