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Troy_Connor

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I wanted to share this with those that have bought the "Whole house transmitter" and been very unhappy with the results. Last year I done everything in my power, including modifying my transmitter and installing an outdoor antenna, to get better broadcasting. But regardless of what I did it was still sorry. Whole house transmitters are not worth the money, but I have found one that is well worth the price, and currently they are on sell for $99. The link below will take you there, and you will be very pleased with the product.

http://www.dagcoelectronics.com/store/500-mw-rangestar-wireless-music-long-range-fm-transmitter-2

You may have to cut and paste in the search box.

Happy lighting folks.

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Nevermind their cheapest unit blew my budget. I ordered the Dagco with a rubber ducky antenna. We'll see how it goes!

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Got it today! I have it sitting on my PC tower on the second floor. Range is a little over .2 mile before it's totally static. With nothing but simple volume adjustments the audio sounds decently clear. In the quiet of a song I can hear a little static but I should be able to get rid of that with no problems.

I think I will be very happy with it.

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I bought one similar to this on EBay for about $40. I wasn't worried about the quality since it was only $40. I've heard countless recommendations for EDM, so I have no doubts they are good. But, I do want to say... This broadcaster is pretty good for the price. Mine will broadcast about 1/2 of a mile on high with good sound quality. This will be my second year using this transmitter. I've used this transmitter for over 500 hours so far with no issues. Maybe I've just been lucky.

I'd give you the model of mine, but it has no markings on it at all. Sorry.

Here is one similar to mine on EBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100mW-500mW-Adjustable-Radio-Station-PLL-Stereo-FM-Transmitter-Antenna-P-A-/200840528141?pt=US_Ham_Radio_Transmitters&hash=item2ec307410d

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I bought one similar to this on EBay for about $40. I wasn't worried about the quality since it was only $40. I've heard countless recommendations for EDM, so I have no doubts they are good. But, I do want to say... This broadcaster is pretty good for the price. Mine will broadcast about 1/2 of a mile on high with good sound quality. This will be my second year using this transmitter. I've used this transmitter for over 500 hours so far with no issues. Maybe I've just been lucky.

I'd give you the model of mine, but it has no markings on it at all. Sorry.

Here is one similar to mine on EBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100mW-500mW-Adjustable-Radio-Station-PLL-Stereo-FM-Transmitter-Antenna-P-A-/200840528141?pt=US_Ham_Radio_Transmitters&hash=item2ec307410d

I have an earlier model of that one and this is my fifth year with it. I have to use an attenuator though to knock down the range. Our audio sounds almost as good as the real stations around here and I have no complaints with it.

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I picked up one of these for $70: http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21&products_id=159&zenid=c5f5b4feccb391e04dc457140fd40abc

I tested it a few days ago, and It's going to take some work to make it legal, but the sound is great! Right now, it broadcasts for a 1 mile radius around my house, crystal clear..... Oops....... :ph34r:

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I picked up one of these for $70: http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21&products_id=159&zenid=c5f5b4feccb391e04dc457140fd40abc

I tested it a few days ago, and It's going to take some work to make it legal, but the sound is great! Right now, it broadcasts for a 1 mile radius around my house, crystal clear..... Oops....... :ph34r:

My 1w transmitter has 16db-20db of attenuation on it to cut the range down to something not-so-illegal. ;) I just use the attenuators from here...

http://www.mpja.com/Scope-Probes--Test-Leads/products/57/

Without them... I'll broadcast 4 or 5 miles... and with an airport less than three miles away that's a big no-no. I also use a Ramsey low pass filter so I don't broadcast above the FM dial by accident.

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My 1w transmitter has 16db-20db of attenuation on it to cut the range down to something not-so-illegal. ;) I just use the attenuators from here...

http://www.mpja.com/...ds/products/57/

Without them... I'll broadcast 4 or 5 miles... and with an airport less than three miles away that's a big no-no. I also use a Ramsey low pass filter so I don't broadcast above the FM dial by accident.

Thanks! There's actually a cool little electronics store right down the street from my jobsite that I get a lot of stuff from, so I'll get one there, but I appreciate the heads up!

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Just a thought... it sounds like you might have some type of audio enhancing software running... maybe something that detects the type of speakers/headphones that are plugged in for surround sound or something. Look for something running in the bottom right corner of your screen (by the clock).

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I have no such thing on my computer and I have Win 7 as well. Laptops generate that idiot message "You have just unplugged your headphones" or something like that. It could be related.

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I have no such thing on my computer and I have Win 7 as well. Laptops generate that idiot message "You have just unplugged your headphones" or something like that. It could be related.

That is my theory as well.

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