Send Near 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 Transmitter to a headphone jack.
You can resolve audio delivery problems by using it with your iPhone®, Alexa® type device, WiFi internet radio, or satellite radio. Other customers have told us how they use it with their televisions, guitars, portable DVD players or iPod® (a lot of fun in cars) and even other radios. We use it regularly for listening to training videos at our company meetings.
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 and Google: ccrane fm transmitter-2 ). 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.
Use our FM Transmitter with Alexa - A hacker's guide to Alexa
How to use the C. Crane FM Transmitter 2 for church services, parking lot concerts, or other events
Weight: 5.8 oz. Size 3" W x 3.5" H x 1" D. (Patent # US D483,024S). FCC Compliant
|Vacant FM Frequency Search Tool|
Enter your City (or Zip Code) and State to find the best unused FM frequencies in your area. Using the best frequencies will ensure optimal performance with our FM Transmitter.
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How FM Transmitters Work
FM transmitters are great devices that serve a wide variety of applications. These devices are typically connected to the headphone jack (or audio output jack) of an audio source and are able to transmit the audio on vacant FM frequencies. These wireless FM broadcasts can then be received by any FM radio.
FM transmitters are often used to transmit audio from source devices like MP3 players, satellite radio receivers, etc. to car stereos, home theaters, or portable radios. Currently people are purchasing them to broadcast church services to their parking lot, hold mini drive in movies with their neighbors and hosting concerts in parking lots. One point of confusion that often exists, is transmitting an AM signal over FM. The transmitter doesn''t "care" what is on the audio signal, it just uses the FM broadcast band to send that signal to other devices on that same selected frequency.
One of the greatest benefits of FM transmitters is the fact that the transmitted audio signal may be received by any and all FM radios within range. As far as the radios are concerned, they are receiving an FM signal just like a normal FM radio station.
May, 5 2020
My church is using this device to broadcast services in our parking lot. The sound in church members' cars is phenomenal! It is relatively simple to use with computer and USB microphone interface, but there are probably other ways it could be connected to audio sources. I'm thrilled with this purchase.
February, 14 2020
I have two of these unit and they are very dependable. Easy to use and the strong signal - great. I use the 31 antenna wire per onsite instructions and I receive the radio in all rooms in my house and with an extra antenna on my outside radio I get it in my full yard 1/4 acre.C. Crane has always been great with support and advice.
- easy to use and install- powerful enough for my 1/4 acre and house
It could always be more powerful but that a FCC thing.
C Crane Internet Radio.Location radio
October, 13 2019
I purchased almost 3 months ago. Works great, with good range.
Very Good Audio, and range. I have the Ccrane Transmitter in the bedroom. Works well with any radio in the house, including aradio in the garage without any noise or static.
None that I know of.
I use it to transmit SiriusXM signals to my FM radios and stereo receivers though out the house.
July, 16 2019
Only good if the receiver is within a few feet.
Nice basic design and user interface.
Has almost no range at all. I understand how Part 15 imposes a limit of 250 microvolts per meter at 3 meters. But the signal is barely there, even at just 2 meters.It would also be nice if the transmitter worked down to 87.7MHz.
Transmitting to very nearby receivers.
February, 22 2019
My personal XM/Sirius radio pooped-out and I was forced to purchase a new unit. When I did, I discovered that the ability of the unit to transmit - via FM - was pitifully useless thanks to new FCC regulations. So i decided to purchase the FM Transmitter from CCrane. Due to new, ridiculously tight FCC regulations, CCrane was forced to dial-back their FM Transmitter so far as to almost make it unusable. Example? I have the CCradio 2 Plus and the FM Transmitter was about 10 feet away from it with no walls in-between and that Hi-Quality radio could not pick up the signal without static. HOWEVER, IF you are a responsibile individual and/or live far from everyone else, there IS a relatively easy way to increase this unit's output to make it more usable to the average person. I maaaayy have done this and, if I did, I miiiight have been profoundly pleased at this unit's performance...just sayin'.
Compact. Easy to use. Battery power is efficient.
Low power and range with 'default' setting.
June, 3 2018
Works as well as the one I bought ten years ago. And still the same price.
Reasonable transmission distance.
May, 10 2018
The folks at church have been having trouble hearing the service. The room is big and hearing aids have trouble overcoming the big room echo.The Digital FM Transmitter is working great. We purchased very inexpensive FM radio and the folks put their ear buds in and hear everything the preacher says. Crystal Clear .
Clear FM soundEveryone can listen at their own volume.
Not sure yet.
Church service.Allowing the hearing impaired to hear the television loud and clear.
March, 28 2018
Works great now. First one was defective but they sent a second one that has been tested and it works fine.
Humacao, Puerto Rico
March, 11 2018
La pureza auditiva de la calidad en sonido FM que emite este transmisor es muy buena. Sólo sirve para una cortisima distancia de transmisión FM.
Calidad de sonido FM. Cumple con la Parte 15 de la F.C.C.
Para emisoras de radio con intensión de transmitir la señal FM para distancias, no sirve.
Muy bueno para uso doméstico o para una oficina. Los radios deben estar cerca para que capten la señal de este transmisor de lo contrario no funcionará eficázmente.
February, 24 2018
My Digital FM Transmitter 2 significantly improves the sound quality of the various input sources.
Can use a variety of input sources, cassette players, Mp3 players, etc.Powered by included transformer or by batteries.
Neither of the following Cons are the fault of the Transmitter!My Bose CD player/FM/AM radio is somewhat difficult to use as the target FM Radio because it automatically scans skips to live stations. Also, the sound quality of iPod input is inherently limited.
Quality listening of all types of music, Jazz, Roaring 20's, Ragtime, Classic, Swing, Marches, etc.I use my iPod to input Old Time Radio episodes Jack Benny, I Love a Mystery, etc..
August, 31 2017
I would absolutely love to see CCrane sell an AM version of this transmitter so i could broadcast AM quality sound to my older antique radios.
Great audio quality,stable,doesn't drift
Somewhat limited range. I did the internal mod to increase the range. Now covers my whole house and most of my yard.
Transmit podcasts and streaming audio from my ipad to portable radio
March, 16 2017
Fast delivery, great customer service. Have ordered twice from website and will continue to buy from this company!
January, 3 2017
Have been SO satisfied with this device over many years that I recently ordered my 3rd one. Unfortunately, the range of the new one is so limited that I immediately decided to stick with the old one (fraying wires and all) ... maybe I just got a lemon.
October, 6 2016
I listen to radio stations on the WI-FI system.
It's very simple to set up and use.
New Florence Pa
May, 17 2016
This thing is fantastic. Before I put the money down I thought that it would not go any farther than say 10 foot or so. I start playing with it and I find it goes about 100 foot or so without any extra antenna, I also found that if you use a power strip and turn off the strip for about 5 seconds and then power it back up you get more gain rather than plugging it into a wall or something. This thing has great audio, it lets me play my music clear across my small naberhood and I can play whatever I want and be almost anywhere within a 100 foot radius and I am quite happy. If anyone comes to New Florence Pa you'll find a large variety of music on 99.5Mhz. As a blind person I found it quite easy to read even without any sighted help, it lets me do whatever I want. I love it. Thank you Bob Crane and the wonderful folks over at CCrane.
Good build,wonderful audio,works better than expected,small and compact
you cant change the compressor's attack and things of that nature.
Broadcasting a small local station across my naberhood,listening to music when I am outside
February, 3 2016
right out of the box batt. install boom three bedroom house no problem covered outside to garden and green house more than happy
works great right out of the box
none as of yet
listen to podcast on computer
tower lakes il.
September, 5 2015
this is the 2nd one i purchased
broadcasts thru my entire house
broadcast internet radio and sirius
August, 7 2015
Wow, works, good coverage with supplied antenna, can be use with batteries. Has a/c adapter included. Has modulation led to let you know if you over modulate, turns red when you do, plug and play.
FCC certified,Frequencie response,size,frequencie readout,a/c adpter included
can't think of any
July, 30 2015
This is such a good investment. I do not or do I want Wi-Fi, I want to be able to listen to internet radio shows or music but not be tied to my computer. Now I can listen to show throughout my house. Good sound quality and also very easy to use. Best thing I have bought this year.
July, 23 2015
I will probably look for another transmitter maybe it all depends I'll play with it some more
It was ok but after about 10ft I lost signal and got a lot of hiss,I have a belkin that I did mod with by adding a anttena and it was better at least by 10 fit just have to experiment some more
Twin Cities, MN
July, 13 2015
Just ordered my 2nd FM transmitter from C.Crane. I purchased the 1st one several years ago and use it to watch TV in bed with the sound muted and a pocket sized radio with earbuds so I wouldn't disturb my wife. Now I use the FM feature on my android phone. Then realized I could listen to audiobooks broadcast to a waterproof radio in the shower. As I'm getting older I find myself staying up later. The 2nd transmitter is to listen to TV in the living room after she goes to bed. Somehow the shoot 'em ups tend to get loud. I've also used it to broadcast music to several radios throughout the house while we were entertaining.
It does what it claims to do and does it well.
Can't thnk of any.
Use your imagination.
July, 12 2015
I had the pleasure to author a review of this product in 2011 on HobbyBroadcaster.net and both the product and C. Crane's customer service are top notch. Aside from one small problem this transmitter has been performing without missing a beat as far as sound quality and signal coverage goes.
Compact size,Integrated antenna,Built-in overmodulation protection,Retains last used frequency
Excludes 88.1 and 107.9 frequencies
Transmitting audio from portable music players or computer to FM dial for enjoyment around your listening area.
Fair Oaks, CA
June, 4 2015
I bought the transmitter to broadcast SF Giants games to my garage, where using AM radios is a problem due to fluorescent light interference with AM. I broadcast off the Internet MLB audio source. Works great. I also use it a lot when out in the yard gardening, landscaping, bbqing, etc. I broadcast Internet music sources. Recently we had Cajun night on the patio - fun! My broadcast range is about 300 feet with the transmitter sitting on the kitchen table. There are recommendations to increase the range, but it hasn't been necessary for me. I did make the adjustment as described on the Internet. Note that the FM 2 model is a counter clockwise adjustment FM1 is clockwise. With a little caution it is an easy job.
November, 10 2014
I love radio and I own two FM transmitters! One is on my desktop and one is on my WiFi radio. I can tune my FM radio between two internet stations. And then turn to my favorite local stations anytime too. But one word to the wise. In order to get the full range for the entire house from the transmitter, ask Bob Crane what you need to do. It is a simple task with a screwdriver. They are set out of the box for only a short distance.
July, 21 2014
We have used one of these for years, it is currently plugged into my kitchen TV so I can listen anywhere in our home on an FM radio. Works great.
June, 26 2014
Ive tried many FM transmitters but this one beets them all. Comes with an AC adapter if you need it for home or runs for a LONG time on 2) AA batts. When it says Broadcast Audio they really mean it! So why are you still reading? Go buy one! Paul in Pahrump.
June, 19 2014
I own two transmitters and the first one has finally died after 15 years of almost 24hr a day use. I think the storm last night got it. When I first purchased this, I wrote a review about it because I was so impressed. We could hear our radio broadcast for more than two blocks away and clear as a bell. It would even broadcast through our metal garage about 500 away. My second is working great so Im off to purchase a third now and will review that one also. Just another note, my son purchased one and could not get it working correctly, however, I believe it was due to the construction of his home. He has always had trouble with his wifi signal. I think some units work better than others but have no clue as to why. I did see an article on how to increase the range but Im sure it would void the warranty. I still am a happy customer though.
May, 15 2014
The 1st day I received the FM2 I was not sure it was going to work. I placed it in many places in the room, finding a spot on a ledge of a high window. I tested 5 plugin radios and 3 portables. Each radio had different reception caracteristics. I found I could listen to reception in an outside garage, backyard, bedrooom, office, and bathroom all at once. How much more happy can I be? Maybe an adjustable pot, so my friend next door can hear all the programs I can now listen to from my Tablet on the Internet. Now I am waiting for c crane to offer an broadcast HD internet capable clock radio.
Northern New Jersey
April, 14 2014
The FM2 works very well and was very easy to set up. But Id like to get rid of the AC adapter clutter w/o using batteries. My audio source is the earphone jack on my PC. Im using it to listen to Internet Radio all over the house. Its much better than Denons Internet Radio that is unreliable and subject to server dropouts all the time in the evening. Denon wont admit the problem! My power strip is already full. So its AA batteries unless I can find a USB power cable that works with the FM2. The FM2 manuals printed specs are wrong. Per C. Crane Customer Service, the plug on the AC adapter is 5.5mm OD /2.1mm ID with NEG center pin. Amazon does not specify center pin polarity for the cables they sell and thus causes a lot of confusion. From reading all of the cable reviews it appears that all of the Amazon cables are center POS. I would give the FM2 five stars if it came with a mating USB power cable like the Whole House 3 does, but for $50 more!
ANN ARBOR, MI
October, 1 2011
Works well. I like to use it to broadcast internet-based broadcasts from my computer to radios throughout my house. If you live in a large city, it might be hard to find vacant FM frequencies without bleed-through, but works well for me.
|What's in the Box|
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|
Dual RCA Plugs x 1/8" Stereo Jack 6" Patch Cord
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.