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Thread: RediRad - AUX input for Craig Radio

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    RediRad - AUX input for Craig Radio

    Has anyone tried a RediRad or a device like it on your Craig? The idea is that it plugs into your FM antenna input on the back of the radio, supposedly allowing clear audio. It is still an FM signal rather than true AUX input, but doesn't require modifications to the radio at all.

    I'm (very) slowly upgrading my stereo system and this seems like it might be a good alternative to shipping my radio somewhere to have it modified. I'm sure it isn't as clear as a true AUX mod, but curious if this setup works as well as they claim.

    David Proehl

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    Looks like there are a couple products like this, here is one that is about 1/3 the price at $34:

    David Proehl

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    The DMC labeled version is not available any more but there are zillion others out there. http://store.delorean.com/p-10466-dm...ansmitter.aspx

    It just plugs into the cigar lighter, connects to your phone/ipod other mp3 player etc. and broadcast the signal on FM. Not quite as elegant as a wire-in, but typically very inexpensive.

    google "fm modulator"
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    Yes, I am using one of the wireless ones now, but have a lot of static at times. I'm hoping that something wired in like this would be clearer.
    David Proehl

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidProehl View Post
    Yes, I am using one of the wireless ones now, but have a lot of static at times. I'm hoping that something wired in like this would be clearer.
    Since you'd be unplugging the antenna, I'd guess there would be less static. As long as there are competing local signals of varying strength, there might still be some interference. My recollection is having to adjust signal bandwidth constantly to find the clearest station.

    But hey, give it a try! for $30?!
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    I'd rather install this somewhere hidden.


    A fellow member has done a GREAT job hiding it in the ashtray...if you're not smoking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdg3205 View Post
    Since you'd be unplugging the antenna, I'd guess there would be less static. As long as there are competing local signals of varying strength, there might still be some interference. My recollection is having to adjust signal bandwidth constantly to find the clearest station.

    But hey, give it a try! for $30?!
    I would expect nearly no static right? No antenna and a solid wired signal coming from the audio source (MP3 player). I think I'll be giving this unit a try, like you said, for $30 I can afford for it to be garbage and it may be a big win.


    Quote Originally Posted by ALEXAKOS View Post
    I'd rather install this somewhere hidden.
    A fellow member has done a GREAT job hiding it in the ashtray...if you're not smoking!
    That is cool! Looks like it connects over a wireless FM signal or wired directly to an amp? I'd prefer to do a wired connection to the Craig, but I can see how it would be nice to have the Bluetooth audio connection.
    David Proehl

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    Plus a sd memory card!!! Much handier in loading music.

    David is right! I would avoid any FM linking. The noise may be difficult to avoid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidProehl View Post
    I would expect nearly no static right? No antenna and a solid wired signal coming from the audio source (MP3 player).

    There should be no static at all. Even the tiniest RF signal injected directly into the antenna line is going to be far more powerful than any signal hitting the antenna of the car. You have no 1/(r^2) losses in signal to deal with. If they designed the thing right they should be switching the main car antenna out of the circuit entirely while it's on, otherwise you'd be broadcasting your signal (even if it's very very tiny).

    -Bob

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    I installed a wired FM Modulator into 4494. I had used a Wireless modulator when I initially picked up the car, but my rear-mounted antenna meant I could never seem to find a good place to seat the module and get a constant signal. Then the radio antenna snapped off on the M25 and started bashing against the stainless, so I had to sever it entirely.

    The wired modulator works great, with very little/no static most of the time. Not as clear as a direct AUX port would be, but if you aren't up to the task of modifying your head-unit (or replacing) then the wired modulator is a great solution. I had wanted to remove the CD changer the previous owner installed anyway, so I had the centre console out and fitted the modulator as I removed the CD-Changer. All in all about 30 minutes of work.

    Fire me a PM if you have further questions

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