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Subject: Re: belkin FM transmitter for $39? good unit?
From: LoveLearn (LoveLearn_at_iw.net)
Date: 2003-09-19


Here is a comparison review of FM transmitters to which any Archos could
connect.
Advantage went to AudiaX
http://www.themindfactory.com/Products/PLL-1_FM/AudiaX/AudiaX_Reviews/audiax_reviews.html

Here is an interesting comparison comment at the page bottom, again
favoring AudiaX
http://www.ipodlounge.com/forums/archive/topic/5566-1.html

Digiana Audiax FM MP3 Transmitter is also known as Cendyne Grüv-X
The AudiaX is also referenced as the "Digiana" Wireless Portable FM
Linker
http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/audiax-wireless-fm-linker-review.html

For about $80 you could buy the CCrane FM transmitter, but I see no
compelling testimony that it's better than an AudiaX for much less
money. "Designed by C.Crane’s Chris Justice, and Mr. Pai from Sangean,
the engineers that brought you the CCRadioplus." I don't know that I'd
pay that higher price even though my personal favorite AM radio section
is in my CCrane Radio, while my favorite FM radio section is in my Sony
SRF-S84. So despite high CCrane prices, they've gotten some of my money,
but only because that AM section works so much better than others.
http://www.ccrane.com/fm_transmitter_in_mobile_index.asp

So why do the AudiaX product sold under several names AND the CCrane FM
transmitter have so much more useful range than the rest of their
competitors? Probably differences in actual effective radiated power. I
know that CCrane product testing doesn't stop without field proven
performance, whereas many others apparently settle for bench testing
into a dummy load with an assumption that the total product will perform
well.
John



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