RE: [archosjukebox6000] Connect AJB to Car Stereo?
- Can you compare it to the iRock? (Have you even heard one of these
pieces of #$$%?)
The IRock has no amplification so you have to run the AJB at high
volume. It also was designed to take higher level input so the
impendence is quite high. This flattens the bass horribly on the AJB.
Next the FM modulation compression is abysmal.
The signal output level is WEAK to almost non-existent. You have to
crank up the volume quite high on your car stereo to hear the iRock.
If of course you forget about this and switch stations, your ears get
Any comments on the Modulator you purchased along these lines?
From: Jim Riccardi, Jr. [mailto:jim.riccardi@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 9:44 AM
To: Jim Riccardi, Jr.
Subject: Re: [archosjukebox6000] Connect AJB to Car Stereo?
OK - here's the update...
I ended up picking up an FM modulator for $49 at Best Buy - same
modulator they use to hook up satellite radio systems in your car. I
also had to pick up 2 antenna extension/converter pieces (90 degree to
straight and vice-versa) at $11 each as well as a dual female RCA jack
to 1/8" stereo jack cable at $5.99. More than I wanted to spend (of
course) - but it works just fine... tune the radio to 87.9 and voila!
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- see, that's what sucks about living in Detroit.. there's an 88.7,
and 88.3 real stations (some college) so I normally use
88.5 on the Irock and it works OK but not great...
11 Sep 2003, Sylvan Butler wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Jose M. Sanchez"
> <opjose@c...> wrote:
> > If you have a chance please try this for me, set up your iRock and AJB.
> > Set the AJB to about 72% volume, no higher (this is just a test).
> That's about my normal listening level.
> > Tune it in on your car stereo.
> > Set it to a comfortable listening level.
> > Now flip to any moderately strong FM station.
> > Is the FM station -FAR- louder... so much so that you go grabbing for
> > the volume control?
> Nope. Not even with the loudest FM station in my presets. It is
> noticably louder than I would listen for background, but still in the
> normal range. I'll turn it up louder than that if I'm in a real funk
> and a good song comes on.
> > Do you loose the iRock's FM transmissions when you move about .1 to .4
> > mhz on the dial?
> By .4 the iRock is well below the quieting level on my truck receiver.
> It is noticably distorted at .1 off and breaking in and mostly out at
> .2 off. By .3 off it is almost entirely gone and only rarely breaks
> thru the quieting. If I'm using a frequency .4 away from a 'real'
> station, at .3 the real station is mostly drowning out the iRock, even
> with the iRock as close as possible to the receiving antenna.
> Another variable: How many "real" stations do you have close to the
> iRock frequencies? Luckily I spend most of my time in a sparsely
> populated area. Only one of the four iRock frequencies is unusable
> due to a licensed station where I live and commute.
> I suspect there is considerable manufacturing variablity with the
> iRock. So far though, mine and the other two I've seen have been
> worth the money.
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