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  1. #1
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    Default How can I boost my FM receiver without spending a ton?

    The lakes I go to are just out of range of most of the radio stations from the city. Without spending over $100 bucks or changing my head unit, what is the best addition to my current head unit that will help me pick up those fuzzy FM radio stations. I'm thinking an external antenna (maybe wire to the tower? and I've heard of 'boosters'? Stereo wizards, I need some sound advice. No pun intended.
    Lance Saville

    2009 Mobius LSV

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    THis is cheap not sure it will work great? read the reviews first

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_12044UA...ceiver+booster

    you can get a saelitte radio fm adapter ( if you have a sirius or xm already from you home or car)

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_607FMDA...ceiver+booster

    you could probably use this with an ipod as well with the proer adapter.

    my .02
    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
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    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

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    xm or ipod is the only way to go. fm, if it's fuzzy will probably always have some issues with it, especially if you want to crank it up. nothing like listening to music cranked up and static comes over the speakers....

    you can try an fm signal booster, but I don't think you will really like the results.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    thx guys, but the booster info says it won't work well if there's mountains, and they're all around the lake, so that's prob not gonna be a viable option. The XM thing sounds alright, but I don't have a subscription, I'll look into that option tonight, but it would prob require a diff head unit. thx again
    Lance Saville

    2009 Mobius LSV

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    almost all the current market heads have xm capability. if not, then they make an fm adapter. not the best sound quality, but better than fm.. if you have the factory radio in your lsv, then it's xm ready.
    only downside is it cost money every month, but having 100+ channels, many commercial free is a bonus.. we turn ours on every spring and shut it off in the fall when the boat goes into storage.
    it's $7/month for us since we have an existing subscription for my wifeys murano. think it's $21 total for 2 units..
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    Check out the second link on my post you can get the xm portable unit if hu is not xm ready and put it through a decicated fm channel , no static i have it in my suburban works great.

    what HU do you have?
    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
    A Day in Powder...Endless


    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

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