Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by KING JAMES, Mar 28, 2003.
what is everyone's experience with the quality of these FM broadcasting cd changers?
number one: if you have a stock radio in the car and you want to add a CD changer to it via FM modulator, it's a good idea. the bottom line, it doesn't give quality sound output.
number two: ideal if you are leasing a vehicle.
Another thing is that if you dont have a lot of money right now, you can get an rf cd changer, but later on if you decide to upgrade the headunit, I think some of those rf ch changers can plug directly to the hu. I believe pioneer does this, not 100% sure.
Yeah, don't expect amazing sound quality. I had a customer come into the shop today complaining about his RF modulated cd changer beign defective. I checked the install and played with it for a while and my only response was, "that's about as good as you're going to get with it". When you use a compatible cd player with it though you get a much higher quality of sound.
Pioneer and some of the alpines are your best bet for being able to upgrade to a normal head unit later on. if you get a pioneer one get an fm modulated AINET one
If you find out who makes the headunit you can avoid the Modulator (if the HU has CD controls)
ie - My '96 Chrysler LHS HU is Alpine (was -- It's now Jensen)
EDIT: Forgot to mention, With said Alpine (for my Chrysler) I would have had to use an Alpine changer ----- in the manual for the Jensen it sounds like I can use any changer