Harman Kardon iPod thingy

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Good morning-Has anyone used one of the Harman Kardon iPod Play and Drive devices? I have an FM transmitter for the iPod, but the reception is awful. This unit seems to have a wired FM modulator that plugs inline with the antenna connection at the back of your radio..Are they any good, recption wise?

http://www.121electricals.com/detail.asp/sku=Drive and Play
 

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I have one, i used the FM thing, but still got a little interference... now use it through the AUX socket..
 
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Ok, thanks Jay. Before you used the aux socket, did you use the wireless FM transmitter which is built in or the wired FM modulator? (sorry to get all tekkie):D
 

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No the modulator... didnt even know it had its own transmitter (infact im pretty sure it doesnt)..

I still have my old FM transmitter, that just annoyed me... the HK was a lot better, but still get interference.. now its through AUX, almost CD quality...
luckily my sony head unit has an AUX in on the front of it...
 
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Ummm...I'm have ordered one as the transmitter I had for the iPod was rubbish. I liked the idea of the wired fm modulator connection. I hope it's ok, or it will be going straight back. Unfortunately I don't have an Aux In socket on the head unit in the Jeep.:mad:
 

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Ummm...I'm have ordered one as the transmitter I had for the iPod was rubbish. I liked the idea of the wired fm modulator connection. I hope it's ok, or it will be going straight back. Unfortunately I don't have an Aux In socket on the head unit in the Jeep.:mad:
you might be able to get a cable online that fools the head unit into thinking its a CD autochanger and give you an aux in ;)

DUnno where you get em , but i know you can get them.
 

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Ummm...I'm have ordered one as the transmitter I had for the iPod was rubbish. I liked the idea of the wired fm modulator connection. I hope it's ok, or it will be going straight back. Unfortunately I don't have an Aux In socket on the head unit in the Jeep.:mad:
the trick is to find a frequency that is nowhere near any other radio station! HK is preset to something like 88, but i would tune the radio to a point where there is zero reception from any stations and then set the HK to transmit at that frequency...

The only problem is that if you drive to london a lot (like i do) then there arent many free FM stations!
 
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Jay, you are not wrong there. Even here in leafy Surrey the Jeep's radio picks up billions of stations and that's parked in the garage.

Fuzzer-Cheers for the comment-I have already explored that option but I already have an adapter in the rear of the head unit so I can run an aftermarket Kenwood 10 disc changer with the standard head unit.
 

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